Wild & Inspired Wines

The Wild & Inspired wine series is a commitment to making exceptional natural wild ferment wines at Georgian Hills winery from grapes grown and hand harvested at select vineyard sites in the Niagara Peninsula wine region.

Wild & Inspired wines tell a story of terroir; a reflection of soil, climate and the passion and creativity of the people that grow the grapes and make the wines.

The Grower

Craig Wismer, Wismer Vineyards, 20 Mile Bench, Vineland. By using meticulous viticulture practices, low cropping and hand-harvested fruit, the Wismer Vineyard soils, mostly of sedimentary clay / glacial gravels, are blessed by warmer escarpment air flow and even ripening.

The Winemakers

Thomas Bachelder, the Canadian ‘Terroir Gypsy, is the Chief Wine Advisor on the Wild & Inspired wine series. Thomas selects inspired grape growing sites, ensures optimum grape ripeness and working together with Vanessa McKean, Georgian Hills wine maker, create naturally wild-fermented wines.

Our Award Winning Wild & Inspired Wines

We are so proud to share our award winning Wild & Inspired wines with you! With the care, experience and passion that goes into each bottle, it’s nice to know even the most discriminating palates of esteemed wine judges, can taste it. Enjoy!

Wild & Inspired Pinot Noir Cuveé
GOLD Medal

Wild & Inspired Pinot Noir Single Vineyard

Wild & Inspired Chardonnay
GOLD Medal 

Wild & Inspired Pinot Noir Single Vineyard

Wild & Inspired Cabernet Franc

Riesling 2017 VQA Niagara Peninsula VQA

A truly complex Riesling, the bouquet shows layers of grapefruit, peach, apricot and tangerine zest. Impressive richness and vibrancy in the mid-palate follow on with layers of citrus and passion fruit. Drier, Alsatian-styled, with outstanding persistence and a great slatey dolomitic limestone finish, the felicitous hallmark of the glaciers who carved out Niagara eons ago. A serious terroir wine; a serious food Riesling. Great from now to 2022.

11.5% alc./vol 750 ml


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Chardonnay 2017

A classic example of Niagara terroir. Made from a blend of Chardonnay grown on two quite different sites.  Enjoy a full fruit bouquet leading to a beautiful structured wine with a fine balance between acidity, richness of fruit and toasted oak.

A 2019 GOLD MEDAL WINNER from the Intervin International Wine Awards!


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Pinot Noir Wismer Glen Elgin Single Vineyard 2017

At high altitude on the 20-Mile Bench, this wine has an exquisite sense of place: ethereal red raspberry, blackberry, black plums and toast abound on the nose. This Single-Vineyard Pinot shows rich, dense ripe flavors of juicy black fruit, cherry, raspberry and the flavours round out with a flourish of sweet spice, cedar, toasted oak. Exceptional mid palate structure of ripe, silky-soft tannins and acidity with amazing longevity on the long mineral finish. To be savoured between 2020 and 2025 for the perfume that will develop. 12.5% alc./vol 750 ml

A 2019 BRONZE MEDAL WINNER from the Wine Align National Wine Awards!

A 2019 SILVER MEDAL WINNER from the Intervin International Wine Awards!


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Cabernet Franc Wismer Wingfield Single Vineyard 2017

Considered one of the Iconic vineyards of the Niagara Escarpment, Wismer-Wingfield, is grown at the uppermost tip of the Twenty Mile Bench, a vineyard with focus, minerality and intense fruit. Firm tannins driven by full red & black berries, enhanced by aging in French oak barrels. Notes of black currant, blackberries, smoke & oak. Further time to evolve in the bottle will be rewarding for this vintage. 14.0% alc./vol 750 ml


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