Bachelder, Canada

Bachelder is a small winery with cellars located in three of the world’s classic cool-climate Chardonnay regions: Burgundy; Oregon and Niagara. Thomas Bechelder and his wife Mary Delaney have unwittingly become wine gypsies, following their passion to produce terroir-revealing wines from the two most noble Burgundian grapes – Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Wines are made from local terroirs using ‘‘wild’ (indigenous) yeasts in organic vineyards wherever possible. The intent is to make pure, suavely-textured wines that sing lightly and clearly of their vineyard origins with as little makeup as possible – wines that are finely-perfumed and tightly-wound, offering the classic refined fruit and textured minerality of the delicate silt, clay and dolomitic limestone-laced ancient lakebed terroirs of Niagara.



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