The Vineyard

Redtail Vineyard is a high-density planting with rows at 1.2 m (4 feet) wide and vines 0.9 m (3 feet) apart. On a single acre, there are 3,630 vines. This type of planting is typical to Burgundy and some Italian vineyards.Vineyards in prince edward county

Pauline Joicey and Gilbert Provost began their winery in 2002 by purchasing 11 acres,  just south of the village of Consecon. Their dream began a few years ealier when rented a summer cottage in PEC and realized the potiential for growing grapes.

The vineyard is planted with 5 different clones of Pinot Noir and 2 clones of Pinot Gris. All those European varieties of vine are grafted on Riparia Gloire rootstock, native to North America.

Red Tail HawkIn the summer of 2003, during one of numerous trips from Luskville to Consecon to inspect the construction of their new house, a beautiful Red Tail Hawk appeared  perched at the top of a telephone pole across the street from the future vineyard. The same hawk appeared on their next two trip and they new it was a sign to name the winery Redtail.

The hawk appeared again on the day they celebrated their first planting

Our approach in the vineyard is traditional and very attentive to nature. To care for our grapes, harvest is done by hand only. The fruit is transported to the winery in closed bins for protection.