Closson Chase is a quality-driven producer that helped spearhead the birth of the Prince Edward County wine industry, using centuries-old European traditions & a blend of Canadian sustainable, innovative techniques to create world class wines using only the finest Chardonnay & Pinot Noir grapes.
Partners: Seaton Mclean, Sonja Smits, Michael MacMillan, Gene Mcburney, Andy Thomson, Bill Fanjoy and Deborah Paskus.
Where: Hillier Ontario, Prince Edward County, Ontario Canada.
Soils: Hillier clay loam, shallow crumbled limestone overlying fractured limestone, ph 7.9.
2014 Closson Chase Vineyard Chardonnay
2014 Closson Chase Vineyard Pinot Noir
Founded in 1998 by Deborah Paskus and her partners, Closson Chase truly is a pioneer for wines in the Prince Edward County region. Located in Hillier, Ontario, Canada, the unique soils are able to combine with the cool climate of Northern Ontario and are descriptively expressive in each and every glass poured from a Closson Chase bottle.
In 2004 Closson Chase released their first estate vintage with a total production of 10 cases. In 2016 the total production on the 30 acres of clay loam reached to upwards of 5000. Highlighting the progression of both Closson Chase and the Ontario wine industry as a whole.
Slowly but surely Closson Chase has started to be recognized on a global stage as a powerhouse of wine. The Judgment Of Kingston, which was held just south of Prince Edward County in Kingston, Ontario, held a blind taste testing competition amongst PEC wines and California in 2016. One of the two Closson Chase varietals we carry, the 2014 Vineyard Chardonnay placed second in both judges and attendees rankings. Our mission is to bring fine wines to China for our customers; Closson Chase makes that very easy.
Keith Tyers was named head wine maker in 2015 after spending numerous years under the tutelage of Deborah Paskus. Arriving at Closson Chase in 2003 upon completion of the International Sommelier Guild course at Humber College in Toronto, Ontario. He understands how to maximize the resources provided by the unique terroir of Prince Edward County.
Tyers understands that Closson Chase’s brand and their distinctive flavour is one that is recognized worldwide. He does not plan on changing any of the winemaking techniques but rather incorporate his extensive knowledge into each varietal crafted.
The key to Tyers winemaking philosophy is a simple one, capture what Mother Nature has to offer and generate special moments where people can bond over the fine wines of Closson Chase.