Years in the making
Behind closed doors, a daring initiative took place over the past four years. The goal: To make new world Chardonnay and Merlot with old world elegance in North America.
This did not happen over night
The von Mandl family began their journey over 40 years ago. The first sign of the real potential of the vineyards came in 1994 with a surprise win at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London for ‘Top Chardonnay in the World.’ The family has developed exceptional vineyards with distinctive Chardonnay and Merlot clones, some of which are now over 40 years old, at what are now CheckMate Artisanal Winery vineyards.
Visit CheckMate Artisanal Winery
Set in the heart of our historic estate vineyard, our winery building is a striking contrast of contemporary architecture, combined with breathtaking views. Choose from one of our intimate, guided wine tasting options, where our ambassadors guide guests through some of the finest and most exclusive Chardonnay and Merlot that Canada has to offer.
CheckMate Artisanal Winery Hours of Operation
- Open daily 11 am to 5 pm. Reservations recommended