Leaning Post Wines


Ilya and Nadia Senchuk,   a husband and wife team from Grimsby bought their 11 acre farm three years ago and operate as Leaning Post Wines.   Ilya, however is no stranger to winemaking.  Originally from Winnipeg, Ilya became somewhat curious about wine making and moved to Ontario to attend Brock University’s Viniculture program. Upon graduation he was quickly picked up by Daniel Lenko and Foreign Affairs wineries as their wine maker.  Now, the couple buy from selected local growers to make their wines on site.  “We are small farmers helping small farmers” says Nadia who is obviously proud of the work they are doing.  Their own fields have recently been planted with various varieties, however “not all areas produce the best types of grapes for wine making” claims Nadia.  This is one of the reasons that the couple will continue to source the best local grapes to put the “best of Niagara in a glass”!  Grimsby is the only market the couple is attending this year.  They offer five VQA varieties at the market including a Riesling, an Oaked Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and “the Fifty”, an unoaked chardonnay.  When asked about the market experience Nadia says she is enjoying meeting the people at markets, many of whom are now stopping by their retail outlet. They can be reached at wine@leaningpostwines.com