Nestled in the woods in Port Dover, sits a modern, chic, amusing winery. With a bar, a beautiful harvest table, an outdoor patio, and food truck, Rapscallion Wine Company and its two "personas" is one of a kind! Frisky Beaver is their fun, flirty, life-of-the-party label, while Smoke & Gamble is their "serious wine for serious wine drinkers" label. Each has a vast variety of fabulous, delicious wine, just waiting for you...
With a name like "Frisky Beaver" and the tagline "ready to get a little frisky?" , you get a lot of attention - it's a given. In the past few months, they began bottling a second generation of Frisky wines, and they are living up to expectation. Sure, there's the safe "Frisky Red" and "Frisky White" found at the LCBO, but there is soooo much more exclusively available through the winery, and us, of course. Joining the ever-popular Bubbly Beaver and Blushing Beaver, Ravishing Riesling, Shades of Grey Chardonnay, and Cocky Cabernet joined the party since the new year, as did many of our party goers favourites "Crappy Red" and "Crappy White". You'll have to meet us at a party to hear the story behind these ironically named wines.
Smoke & Gamble is the other side of the coin, this winery's take on time-honoured staples like Cabernet Merlot and Chardonnay, both of which can be enjoyed as reserves, as well. They love their wine, and treat its creation like the art it is: barrel ageing it to perfection, creating the most beautiful blend of aromas and flavours.
This wine company spent its first few years manufacturing, tending to, and creating splendid wine for other wineries - honing their craft. All the while, brainstorming and "brewing" scrumptious blends, ideas, and winemaking techniques to set themselves apart. We think they nailed it.