We are Nicole & Krysta, The Grape Witches. We are obsessed with flavour, story telling and natural wine. We throw monthly natural wine events and educational seminars big and small in Toronto. Join us.
EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT 🔥🔥🔥 It’s happening. Our spiciest party yet. 🍇🌶✨
On Thursday July 4th we take over the west end’s largest and most mysterious mansion for the House Party of our goddamn dreams.
Join us for one night only in The Darling Mansion. Including art by @carmenjanelew, tarot by @queenofswordsband, music by @luucifer, food by @chefcharlottelangley and @jesse_fader, natural wine by us, times by everyone. Yes. 💋
Limited tickets include a welcome glass and a movie star portrait by @galit_r. Welcome to our 6000 square foot Victorian art, wine paradise.
Limited tickets to the party and our Fifty Shades of Rosé Education Hour in bio. 😽✨🔥🍇🌶
Invite to your parties!!!! 💫 We’ll bring the wine. 😏
LCBO AND U. ✨ This is your yearly reminder that one of the best things always at the @lcbo is @aveledaportugal’s Vinho Verde! 🍋 Vinho Verde is a well made pop song. It is a smartly written 22 minute comedy. It is a grocery store frozen pizza that is made thoughtfully by a family owned pizza emporium who pays workers fairly and believes in mindfulness breaks. It is a midi length leopard print skirt that tbh does flatter many different body shapes! 🐆 What we mean is, it is a big production zone in northern Portugal doing things right. Vinho Verde is not the grape variety, it is the region for this crispy low alcohol wine that literally means “green wine” or “young wine” for its easy-breezy freshness. 🌊 Despite accounting for 16% of production in Portugal, most growers are family owned including Aveleda, our forever favourite cheap and cheerful old friend, owned by the same family since 1870. 🌟 Native grapes Loureiro combine with Alvarhino for refreshment in a glass. Currently $1 off to bring its grand total to $10.45 aka a banging deal for a gluggable delight! Pair with the @dundaswestfest and tomorrow’s Portugal Day Parade, a Toronto summer mega highlight. 🌿✨ #lcboandu
Something is coming.
Beverage fluid drinkers unite! 💫We out here pouring favourites at the sold out @wildthingsfest. 🍷 Will we try a beer? 🍻 Will we convert your step dad to orange wine? 🍊 Do we own flat brimmed hats now?! 🧢 TIME WILL TELL. ⌛️ Find us for a sip!!! 🥳💕🔥🌿💫
LCBO AND U. ✨ It is only the first of June and a miracle has happened!! Orange wine at the LCBO for under $25?!?!? 🤯🍊 We made the journey to the Greek LCBO (200 Danforth Avenue) and were rewarded with sour candy from the bulk barn across the street and also an orange wine just chilling on shelves. 🌞 “And who are you?”, we asked to no one. Meet DR Debina Respect Orange Wine made by @zoinoswinery in the North West region of Zitsa, Greece. 🌿 Zoinos is a local cooperative promoting native grapes, like Debina, which have been grown in the region since 600 AD the same year when Pope Gregory decreed “god bless you” the religiously correct response to a sneeze. 🤧 God bless this wine, which they leave on its skins for 20 days honouring the history of its ancient production. 👐 Longer time on skins means savoury, intense aromas and flavours, which make it not only look cool and orange-y, but also pair with hard-to-pair stuff like olives, pickles, meat + cheese boards and spicy anything. 🧀🌶 Old marmalade, honey from a rural farmer’s market and roasted street nuts stew in hot tub with bergamot and other savoury intoxicating flavours found in @aesopskincare. Intense, wild, delicious, $24.45 online and in the Greek store. While u r there look for anything ATMA + the fresh release of NV Brut from forever favourite Nova Scotia star @benjaminbridge. ✨💫 #lcboandu
Dreamy snaps from our Taste of China takeover c/o sweet pal @billverstein. 💘 Nicest times. 🍤🔥
LCBO and U! 💘 We were stopped dead in our tracks by this cheery af magnum sitting pretty at the Queens Quay LCBO. After being ID’d and asked where the party was - but like, actually - she was ours for the fair price of $37.25! 🌼 Organic rosé from Provence that tastes of cotton candy, crunchy red fruit, our unsullied hopes as teenagers - time is endless like this bottle! - and the feeling of new white t shirt before you have spilled salsa on it. Consider it the gluten free refillable bread basket. There is enough for everyone! For you! Your friend who comes on time, but leaves early because morning yoga! Your other friend who comes late and never leaves and also brings their tinder date you think is hitting on you! The bottle lady who deserves a break! Pour some on the ground! Mother Earth needs a drink more than anyone! Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah and Rolle combine Under the Sainte-Victoire Sun and wish Diane Lane was there to see them shine. 🌞 Pair with sunglasses, a large park blanket, a small existential crisis you are working through and that questionably warm hummus that has been tossed around on your bike over, but is still pretty good with the dregs of your Mary’s Crackers. #lcboandu
ps: how is our technique @kingstonwineco. send tips.