The Wine at a glance

The portfolio of Five Rows focuses on 6 main varietals that have been selected based on their unique style and expression of the Lowrey Vineyard, as well as their characteristic representation of the St. David's Bench Appellation. Pinot Noir accounts for the majority of our planting while Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Shiraz, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc make up the remaining rows.

Through a focus on balanced vineyard management, thinning and hand work, our yields are very low, resulting in only small batches of wine being crafted. It's our belief that this concentration results in fruit and ultimately wine that is highly concentrated with the character of the terroir — the soil, minerality, local flowers and occasional tears in the pinot.

We hope you will enjoy our wine and explore the variability of the nature of the wine in the years to come. We wish to invite you to become engaged in the evolution of Five Rows — get to know us, our land and our wine because without you, there is no winery.

The Lowrey family has farmed the area for 5 generations. Current generations, Howard Lowrey and his son Wes Lowrey tend to the vineyard with a focus on achieving the most characteristic and complex examples that their varietals can produce.

Tasting

Due to the reality of crafting very small quantities of wine, we are limited to offer tastings on weekends between 11am - 5pm, May 1 to December 31 or during the week by appointment only. 

We’re currently able to provide tasting of our Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s difficult for us to manage large groups and please no buses – when you get here you’ll see why.

We also encourage potential customers to visit our very supportive sommeliers and establishments. They are serving some of our releases that they consider to be signatures of our winery.

Purchasing Our Wine

To purchase any of our small releases, we recommend you contact us via phone or email. We try to encourage you to purchase in increments of cases of six because of the logistics of delivery and storage. It's also recommended that you cellar our reds to realize the full possibilities that our vintages have to offer over time.

We know that small batches of wine may sell out quickly so we welcome you to contact us about reserving your selections of upcoming releases.

wines@fiverows.com

You

Every person that we connect with through our winery is a partner and steward of Five Rows and we are forever appreciative of those who believed and invested in us through the wine. We invite all who have experienced our wine to register their unique bottle number and vintage release online with us - Here. This is simply a list of those individuals who have experienced our wine and the beginning of a long friendship through our craft.


Current Vintages

Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Vineyard
Lowrey Vineyards
Product of / Produit du Canada
Cases
143
Release Date
May 6th, 2017
Price
Sold Out
Tasting notes: Aromatics: cherry, floral (violet), red licorice (Nibs), truffle, earth, mushroom
Palate: typical "Lowrey terroir" profile of ripe cherry, pleasing acidity and evolved tannic structure
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Syrah
Vineyard
Lowrey Vineyards
Product of / Produit du Canada
Cases
122
Release Date
May 6th, 2017
Price
Sold Out
Tasting notes: Aromatics: wild black raspberry, pepper, cooked meat (bacon-wrapped water chestnuts), smoke
Palate: ripe red fruit (cherry, plum), savoury core, smooth tannins make it hard not to drink right now
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard
Lowrey Vineyards
Product of / Produit du Canada
Cases
123
Release Date
May 6th, 2017
Price
Sold Out
Tasting notes: Aromatics: wild black raspberry, cherry, bell pepper, violet
Palate: cherry flavour hard candy, currant, dark chocolate, structural versatility to enjoy now with meats and cheeses or to lay down for another few years
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard
Lowrey Vineyards
Product of / Produit du Canada
Cases
220
Release Date
May 6th, 2017
Price
Sold Out
Tasting notes: Aromatics: pineapple, starfruit, grapefruit, peach drink, vanilla bean
Palate: Ripe tropical flavours balanced by crisp citrus notes, lingering finish
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Gris
Vineyard
Lowrey Vineyards
Product of / Produit du Canada
Cases
110
Release Date
May 6th, 2017
Price
Sold Out
Tasting notes: Aromatics: honeydew melon, apricot, whispers of single malt scotch
Palate: full-bodied, balanced, weighty texture, tastes like Wilma’s homemade butter tarts
Vintage
2016
Varietal
“Jean’s Block” Riesling
Vineyard
Lowrey Vineyards
Product of / Produit du Canada
Cases
119
Release Date
May 6th, 2017
Price
Sold Out
Tasting notes: Aromatics: intense and alluring, floral notes with strong citrus undertones, apple
Palate: zippy acidity, but also a real depth of flavour, balanced finish, wonderful food pairing wine
To view our past vintages click here.