In the late 18th century, the now great-great-great grandpa Nicholas Smith is awarded the deed for some land for his services in the American Revolution. His son, Henry went on to open a tavern and an inn, the deed for which he signed as ‘Henry of Pelham’ after the British prime minister, and the name stuck. He soon planted some of Canada’s first vineyards on this ideal landscape. The undulating hills and valleys of the Short Hills, in the Niagara Peninsula creates excellent drainage, sun exposure and significant climate changes are ideal for intensively rich grape flavour. Now, the Henry of Pelham’s primary goal is fully organic process in their winemaking.

 

Introducing Henry of Pelham: Our Canadian Rascal