Although Queenston Mile is our newest winery, we’re anything but new to wine. Our small, dedicated team has spent the past twenty years honing their craft at our 50-acre vineyard in St. David’s Bench.
Formed when glaciers carved out the Niagara Escarpment, the Bench tends to be slightly cooler during the late season when the grapes are ripening. Combined with an early spring warming, this results in a unique growing season that ensures each of our seven varietals is brimming with personality.
It’s taken two decades to fully appreciate what makes our site so unique. You can’t hurry great wine, though. And for us, it’s the constant searching and experimenting that makes the journey so rewarding.
Over the past two decades, Rob Powers has established himself as one of Canada’s most respected and creative winemakers.
He first developed a love for wine while working as a sommelier in Toronto. After moving to Niagara, Rob enrolled at Brock University’s acclaimed Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, where he graduated at the top of his class.
Voted Winemaker of the Year at the 2008 Ontario Wine Awards, Rob’s continued passion for innovation has earned him praise across the Canadian wine industry.