Charles Baker is an avid advocate for Niagara Peninsula Riesling. A trained sommelier, Charles first came to recognize Riesling’s immense potential while working at Cave Springs winery. Able to sample Rieslings from across the region, he noticed how distinct they were from one another. He created Charles Baker Wines to focus on single vineyard and single grower Rieslings. The wines are produced at Stratus, a high-end Niagara winery where Baker works as director of marketing and sales. In the cellar he is joined by Stratus winemaker J.L Groulx, who originally hails from the Loire Valley.
The Charles Baker CBR Riesling was fermented fully to dryness and was aged without any oak influence. The grapes were harvested from vineyards planted in the Niagara-on-the-Lake sub-region, below the Niagara Escarpment on the eastern side of the peninsula.