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Cheese and Wine Pairing

We are currently booking corporate and private virtual cheese and wine pairing sessions , 1 ½ hours in duration.

Minimum number for booking the virtual is 12 participants.

Cheese School

Picnics and Tasting Tables


Picnics and Tasting Tables

Given the latest phasing for easing the restrictions in Ontario, we are happy to announce that we will be opening our tasting patio & picnic sites as of June 17th. For more information see main page.

Contact us for details.

contact info@jabulani.ca or call: 613-454-5460



News:

2021

Faces of Ottawa Awards- Best Local Winery and Best Tour

Faces of Ottawa Awards - Best Local Winery and Best Tour


2020

Faces of Ottawa Awards-Ottawa's Favourite Local Winery

Faces of Ottawa Awards - Ottawa's Favourite Local Winery


2019

Bronze award for Rose 2018

Great American International Wine Competition - Bronze award for Rose 2018
Varietal - Frontenac Gris 100%


2019

Bronze award for Blanco Seco 2018

All Canadian Wine Championship - Bronze award for Blanco Seco 2018
Varietal - Frontenac Blanc 100%


2019

Double Gold award for Marquette Chete Barrel Select 2015

All Canadian Wine Championship - Double Gold award for Marquette Chete Barrel Select 2015
Varietal - Marquette 100%


2018

Bronze award for Marquette Chete Barrel Select 2014

All Canadian Wine Championship - Bronze award for Marquette Chete Barrel Select 2014
Varietal - Marquette 100%


2017

Silver award for Rose 2016

All Canadian Wine Championship - Silver award for Rose 2016
Varietal - Frontenac Gris 100%


2017

Bronze award for Marquettage 2014

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze award for Marquettage 2014
Varietal - Marquette 60%, Merlot 16%, Frontenac Noir 10%, Syrah 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%


2016

Bronze award for Marquettage 2013

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze award for Marquettage 2013
Varietal - Marquette 60%, Frontenac Noir 10%, Merlot 16%, Syrah 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%


2015

Bronze award for Marquette Chete 2012

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze award for Marquette Chete 2012
Varietal - 100% Marquette


2015

Silver award for Marquettage 2012

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Silver award for Marquettage 2012
Varietal - Marquette 60%, Merlot 16%, Frontenac Noir 10%, Syrah 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%


CTV Morning Live!

CTV Morning Live’s

CTV Morning Live’s Melissa Lamb is at Jabulani Vineyard in Richmond. Friday, Jul. 10, 2015


CTV Morning Live!


2014

Bronze award for Marquette Cab Sauv Barrel Select 2012

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze award for Marquette Cab Sauv Barrel Select 2012
Varietal - Marquette 60%, Cabernet Franc 40%


2014

Silver award for Ruby Reserve

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Silver award for Ruby Reserve
Varietal - 100% Frontenac Noire


2011

Wine Person of the Year

National Capital Sommelier Guild - Wine Person of the Year


2014 - Spring News ...

Spring News

It has been a long but busy winter. We have been working away on our new barn which should be ready for next year’s opening season. We have also been busy making new creations in the winery for you. Something that you have all been asking for – Marquette all on its own. Marquette Chete (Shona word for only) will be released when the doors reopen.


2020

Gold award for Marquette Chete Barrel Select 2016

All Canadian Wine Championship - Gold award for Marquette Chete Barrel Select 2016.
Varietal - Marquette 100%


2019

Bronze award for Rose 2018

Wine Align 2019 - National Wine Awards of Canada - Bronze award for Rose 2018
Varietal - Frontenac Gris 100%


2019

Bronze award for Blanco Seco 2018

Great American International Wine Competition - Bronze award for Blanco Seco 2018
Varietal - Frontenac Blanc 100%


2019

Silver award for Blanco Seco 2018

All Canadian Wine Championship - Silver award for Blanco Seco 2018
Varietal - Frontenac Blanc 100%


2019

Faces of Ottawa Awards-Ottawa's Favourite Local Winery

Faces of Ottawa Awards - Ottawa's Favourite Local Winery


2018

Faces of Ottawa Awards - Ottawa's Favourite Local Winery

Faces of Ottawa Awards - Ottawa's Favourite Local Winery


2017

CAFP - Presenter of The Year

Canadian Association of Food Service Professionals - Presenter of The Year


2017

Silver award for Marquette Cab Franc Barrel Select 2013

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Silver award for Marquette Cab Franc Barrel Select 2013
Varietal - Marquette 60%, Cabernet Franc 40%


2016

Bronze award for Marquette Chete Barrel Select 2013

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze award for Marquette Chete Barrel Select 2013
Varietal - Marquette 100%


2016

Gold award for Frontenac Blanc 2015

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Gold award for Frontenac Blanc 2015
Varietal - Frontenac Blanc 100%


2015

Bronze award for Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2012

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze award for Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2012
Varietal - Chardonnay 100%


2014

Featured in Maclean's Wine in Canada magazine

Featured in Maclean's Wine in Canada magazine - The Outliers


2014

Bronze award for Marquettage 2011

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition - Bronze award for Marquettage 2011
varietals - Marquette 60%, Frontenac Noir 10%, Merlot 16%, Syrah 10%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%


2011

Marquette Shiraz 2010

Top Ten Wines of Ontario - Uncork Ontario - Marquette Shiraz 2010
varietals - Marquette 60%, Shiraz 40%


2014 - Summer News ...

Summer News

A new chapter is evolving for Jabulani; she hosted her first wedding and we look forward to do more in the future. The vines are doing very well this year and hope to have a good crop this Fall. The new barn is coming nicely and we are excited about its progress. Please subscribe to our newsletter so you can be kept up to date with what is going on at Jabulani.


The Mayor's Rural Expo...

The Mayor's Rural Expo

Jabulani wine tasting at the city hall in Ottawa ...The Mayor's Rural Expo


Videos

Jabulani Vineyard & Winery Ltd Marquette Chete Vintage Change
A comparison between Marquette Chete Barrel Select 2016 and 2017. The sommelier and winemaker smells and tastes both vintages and describes what aromas and flavours he finds.


Jabulani Vineyard and Winery - Manage A Cat 2019
Introducing a new vintage of Manage A Cat; a blend of 4 grapes: Frontenac Blanc, Frontenac Gris, Swenson and Muscat.


Wedding of Stacey & Brian - Jabulani Vineyard and Winery, Richmond ON


Our Wine Flights - Jabulani Vineyard and Winery
Dan McLaughlin

So you think Canada only has great beer and Ice Wine? Tom and Janet Moul and Jabulani Vineyard and Winery are going to surprise you. They have over 11,000 vines, 8 varietals, and 19 products that they produce. Get out to Jabulani Vineyard to enjoy their wine and their beautiful location in the city of Ottawa.
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Beautiful Vineyard near Ottawa, ON. - Video by DAN VIDS


Jabulani Vineyard & Winery Ltd Tannins Presentation 21 May 2020
Tannins in wine - what are they?


Jabulani Vineyard and Winery - Grigio Girls 2019
Introducing our newest vintage of Grigio Girls


Jabulani Vineyard & Winery tour video


JJabulani Song - at Jabustock II 2013
Tannins in wine - what are they?
This is the Jabulani song - sung at Jabustock II 2013 to celebrate the end of another season at Jabulani Vineyard and Winery


Jabulani Grape Varietals

- (data from A&M Viticulture site and Minnesota Grape Growers Association)

Marquette (red) is a cousin of Frontenac and grandson of Pinot noir. It originated from a cross of MN 1094, a complex hybrid of V. riparia, V. vinifera, and other Vitis species, with Ravat 262. Viticulturally, Marquette is outstanding. Resistance to downy mildew, powdery mildew, and black rot has been very good. Its open, orderly growth habit makes vine canopy management efficient. Hardiness -35F
Marquette's high sugar and moderate acidity make it very manageable in the winery. Finished wines are complex, with attractive ruby color, pronounced tannins, and desirable notes of cherry, berry, black pepper, and spice on both nose and palate. As a red wine, Marquette represents a new standard in cold hardy viticulture and enology

marquette-red

Frontenac (red/black): Introduced in 1995, Frontenac is the first in a series of new wine grape varieties developed by the University of Minnesota for Upper Midwest conditions. A cross of V. riparia 89 with the French hybrid Landot 4511, Frontenac combines many of the best characteristics of each parent. Frontenac is a very cold hardy vine and has borne a full crop after temperatures as low as -35 F. It is also a very disease resistant variety with good resistance to powdery mildew and near-immunity to downy. Initially acids are high, but often drop dramatically late in the season. Fortunately, the pH does not often rise to dangerous levels. When grown in colder area the berries must be left on the vine long enough to mature fully. It produces only a moderate number of tendrils, which facilitates vine management. Hardiness -35F or colder

frontenac-red-black

ES 10-18-30 (white)Shows extreme winter hardiness to - 40F. Ripens early September, to 22 Brix. Wines have good body, good acidity, and a long finish. Remains healthy under a moderate spray program. Moderate vigor. Upright growth. Another promising grape for short season, cold winter areas.

ES 10-18-30

Frontenac Blanc From a mutation of the Frontenac. Has the same morphological characteristics as the Frontenac noir. Ripens at least 10 days earlier than Frontenac. According to several people, this is the best white variety south of Quebec.
Varietals: Six years of vinification trials, using single or assembled varieties, the vine has shown its high versatility. More complex and finer than the Frontenac gris, with peach and tropical fruit aromas. Bright yellow color. Good potential for dessert wines (mistelle, white port, vin de paille), and sparkling wine, etc.


Petite Pearl (red) The best variety from Tom Plocher's breeding program in Minnesota. Lower production cost when trained to upper cordon because of: late bud burst, good vigor but manageable, drooping growth habit, little adventitious buds development, few internode development, bearing loads easy to control with only one pruning in the spring, extremely early lignification, and good resistance to disease including rot on bunches. Compact clusters of 120 to 150 g. Clusters from the secondary buds are as large as the primary buds. It is an advantage because this variety is not as hardy as the Frontenac. The yield target is 8 T/ha. The must has low acid and beautiful color. Ripens at 23 Brix, but can be pick under or over ripe. Varietals: Produces fine red wine, tannic, low acid, and not very fruity. Generally assembled with15-20% of Frontenac.

petite-pearl

Osceola Muscat (08-02-43) (white)Good hardiness. Very early bud burst: must be planted only on best sites or maritime climate regions. The establishment is fast. Ripens early, erect growth habit, and high bud fertility. When overripe, fruit tends to crack and attracts wasps (thin skin). Sensitive to foliar phylloxera, and fairly susceptible to powdery mildew. Good also as table grapes.
Varietals: As its name suggests, the wine has a muscat and spicy aromas; sometime ginger taste if the grape clusters have not been well exposed to the sun; otherwise, an apricot aroma.

osceola-muscat

Frontenac Gris This variety has the same morphological characteristics as the Frontenac noir, but ripens few days earlier. White wine. Found growing at the University of Minnesota as a sport of Frontenac. Culturally, it is identical to Frontenac, having high vigor and yields. Hardy to at least -38 F. Disease resistance is good, with moderate susceptibility to powdery mildew and black rot, and very low susceptibility to downy mildew. Small grey berries are born on medium sized, loose clusters. Berry splitting and botrytis have not been observed. Suitable for high quality table and dessert wines, possibly ice wine as well. Ripens mid season with aromas that include peach, apricot, citrus, and pineapple. Labrusca and herbaceous aromas have not been detected. Selected by the University of Minnesota.
Varietals: The free-run juice can produce a white wine, a gray wine using the “Saignée” method, and a rosé with maceration. The rosé is light orange or pinkish color; usually, we must use 10 to 20% of Frontenac noir to get a denser and stable color. Dominant fruits are apricot and orange skin aromas. When vinified in red, the color is bright light red. Brings a lot of body in a blend, and produces good dessert wines.

Swenson White Not very hardy, but the secondary buds are very fertile. Performs well when trained to upper cordon, or Guyot system, because of its drooping growth habit. Must pay attention not to overload the cordon, because its moderate vigor and clusters can reach 180 g. Good potential for table grapes (grapefruit and pineapple aromas). The clusters of Swenson White are medium-large (90-230 ave=152g) and rather loose. Berries are large(4g), yellowish, and thick-skinned, allowing them to hang on the vine, unmolested by insects, late into the fall season. This selection ripens rather late, reaching only 20 Brix by the first of October. Acidity is moderate. White wines produced from Swenson White have been excellent, with a pronounced flowery nose and a long fruity finish. Slightly susceptible to anthracnose. With its ability to hang on the vine and its good aromatics, this selection also should be a good candidate for ice wine. Hardy to at least -30F Very disease resistant but may be susceptible to anthracnose. Ripens at the end of the season with no more than 21 Brix, and medium acidity. Varietals: The white wine is very fragrant with floral aromas.

Swenson, Frontenac Noire, Blanc and Gris
From left to right: Swenson, Frontenac Noire, Blanc and Gris

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