By Bryan Calandrelli, Niagara Escarpment Correspondent
I took this photo while heading towards Lewiston to pick up a picnic table for the farm. There are hundreds of scenes like this up here and I am finding new ones everyday. The tree line above is the top of the Niagara Escarpment and the vineyards just below represent the potential of this area to me.
I’ve never noticed this vineyard before, and I couldn’t even tell you what road to take to get up there. From what I can tell these are native vines, probably Niagara, growing in what would be prime vinifera vineyard real estate across the border. There are plenty of these sites on the bench of the escarpment that can be replanted with pinot noir, riesling, chardonnay or even the Bordeaux varieties.