The Unveiling of Bachelder's 2022 Gamay Noir Series – The Kirby Connection

Kirby Estate would like to congratulate Thomas Bachelder, the dynamic Ambassador of Niagara wines, in the launch of the highly anticipated 2022 Gamay Noir series.

This series now includes the exceptional terroir of Kirby Estate with two standout bottles: the 2022 Kirby Gamay Noir, 43% Whole Cluster, and the 2022 L'il Kirby Gamay Noir, 53% Whole Cluster. Kirby Estate is proud to recognize this new relationship.

Rooted in Excellence:

Thomas Bachelder, and his partner Mary Delaney, have long been at the forefront of promoting and enhancing the Niagara wine scene. Their commitment to supporting local farmers, winemakers, and wine-related events has set new premium standards for quality and leadership in the region. Bachelder’s passion for Burgundian varietals and terroir-driven winemaking aligns perfectly with Kirby Estate's philosophy of producing premium quality fruit from its rich sandy loam soils and nurtured under the ideal micro-climate of the Niagara Lakeshore sub-appellation.

Thomas Bachelder and Scott Kirby in the vineyard at Kirby Estate

A rising varietal star of Niagara: Gamay Noir:

Thomas Bachelder's Burgundian styled exploits have demonstrated the high level of wine making excellence that can be achieved in Niagara.  Gamay Noir has gained increasing popularity – a rising varietal star- owing to its  versatility, affordability and palate pleasing profile  Unlike other mainstream varietals, Gamay Noir's charm lies in its humility and the accessibility of its finest expressions.   And in all cases with Bachelder, these are not just wines; they are stories of the land, the people, and the passion that binds them.

2022 Kirby Gamay Noir

2022 L'il Kirby Gamay Noir

Join the Party:

We invite wine enthusiasts and connoisseurs alike to explore the full range of the 2022 Gamay Noir series including Kirby Estate's contribution.  You will taste the terroir excellence in each bottle.