The Great Chardo Swap (Vintage 2018 case)

The concept? Six winemakers from east of the Welland Canal made wine from Chardonnay grapes grown on the west side of the canal, and six winemakers from the west side made wine from grapes grown on the east. Beyond using the same juice, closures and bottles, winemakers had free rein to craft their wines however they desired.

Thanks to a partnership with WineAlign, wine lovers can explore these exclusive bottles for themselves, all while supporting students studying grape and wine science at Brock University.

The 12-bottle cases are only $299 plus shipping. You will also a receive a charitable receipt of $150. You read that correctly, you will be getting case of wine valued at $450 for only $149 after taxes.

$150 from each case sale is donated to the Karl J. Kaiser Memorial Fund to establish scholarships for students studying Oenology and Viticulture (OEVI) at Brock University. The Kaiser Family is grateful for everyone’s contributions and efforts on this project to support the fund that was created in memory of iconic Canadian pioneering winemaker Karl Kaiser.

Wines will be available for purchase in three formats:

The Great Chardo Swap winemakers include:

East-side winemaking team:

  • Fabian Reis, Ferox by Fabian Reis
  • J.L. Groux, Stratus Vineyards
  • Ann Sperling, Southbrook Vineyards
  • Amélie Boury, Château des Charmes
  • Nicholas Gizuk, Inniskillin Wines
  • Craig McDonald, Trius Winery

West-side winemaking team:

  • Casey Kulczyk, Westcott Vineyards
  • Emma Garner, Thirty Bench Wine Makers
  • Angelo Pavan/Gabriel Demarco, Cave Spring Vineyard
  • Lawrence Buhler, Henry of Pelham Family Estate
  • Shiraz Mottiar, Malivoire Wine Company
  • Thomas Bachelder, Bachelder

This case makes an amazing gift as well. 

Delivery fees are estimated at $20 in Ontario (shipping locations & fees).

The Great Chardo Swap Vintage 2018 case is scheduled to ship in mid March 2023. In order to know the number of committed participants, we require a $100 refundable deposit to secure every order.

The Details:

Okay, let’s do this! I’m ready to order the The Great Chardo Swap Vintage 2018 case. The 12 bottle case costs $299 plus delivery fees. The price includes all taxes and our admin & repackaging fee. You will also receive a charitable receipt of $150 from Brock University.

Delivery fees are estimated at $20 Ontario (shipping locations & fees). We use professional wine couriers, not Canada Post..

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