Sipping Outside the Box: 8 Favourite Unconventional Wines

by Lauren Power

Tired of reaching for the same old wine options you're used to picking up at the LCBO? The new year makes it the perfect time to try new wine varietals.

We're here to give you a break from the grapevine monotony and venture into the world of unconventional wines. We've scoured winemakers and special sips to bring you our top 8 favourite unconventional wines that are sure to redefine the way you select your vino. 

Domaine Saint-Cyr, Pet Nat Rosé & Melo 

Domaine Saint-Cyr, Pet Nat Rosé is the unique wine you've been looking for. Made from Gamay grapes organically farmed in the Pierres Dorées region of Beaujolais, this sparkling wine shows off a pure, mineral-driven, and super fresh taste – a must-try! 


From the same winemaker comes the Domaine Saint-Cyr, Mélo. A red wine with a unique blend of Gamay, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay, that offers up a distinct and refreshing taste. What sets this bottle apart is the organic and biodynamic production, making it a wine that defies expectations and delights the palate! 



Antonutti, Poppóne & Bertrando  

Antonutti, Poppóne is a wine that deserves a try! This red blend of 80% Merlot and a touch of Pignolo offers an intense nose of licorice, ripe red fruit, and a hint of Mediterranean herbs. The wine has received numerous awards and is a popular choice, making it a truly exceptional and unconventional option to explore. 



Antonutti, Bertrando is an unconventional wine that's worth stepping outside of the box for. From Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy, this white wine is a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Friulano grapes. Its elegant style and harmonious blend of flavours make it a perfect pairing with cheese fondue! 



Tenuta i Fauri, Le Belle & Il Piano 

Tenuta I Fauri, Le Belle hailing from Abruzzo, Italy, is a frizzante wine made from the Pecorino grape, offering a delightful and refreshing taste with a hint of natural sweetness. Effervescent and distinctive flavour profile make for a perfect choice for those looking to explore unconventional sparkling wines with a touch of Italian charm! 



Tenuta i Fauri, Il Piano Del Cavaliere has a lively and fresh character making it an effective yet ambitious sip for those seeking a unique and refreshing wine experience. This unconventional gem pairs perfectly with pizza and fried foods. 




Tenuta Santomè, Tai Bianco 'Parcel 368' & Sanrichard Raboso Spumanti Rosso 

Tenuta Santomè's Tai Bianco 'Parcel 368' is a white wine worth a try. Tai Bianco is made from a selection of native Tai (Tocai) grapes grown on Parcel 368 in the Carboncine-Roncade area in Italy. Grapes from this region bring a crisp and fruity taste that's truly distinctive and refreshing! 




Tenuta Santomè's Sanrichard Raboso Spumanti Rosso hails from the Veneto region of Italy, made from the bold and native Raboso Piave grape. Its sparkling and distinctive flavour profile make it a perfect choice for those looking for a touch of Italian flair. 




Have we convinced you to begin your unconvential wine quest yet? Reach out for more inspiration, to ask us questions, or to place an order that is delivered straight to you door!