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JULY 01 2013
Make it Canadian
"2011 Sibling Rivalry White is an irreverant New World wonder" Click here to read the article
JUNE 08 2012
Wine Pairing
"Such an incredibly great price that it’s bound to put an end to most sibling arguments." Click here to read the article
July 2011
Classic Canadian Blends
"When blended, the wine takes on a pleasing zest. The labelling is very eye-catching and the contents are a solid value." Click here to read the article
OCT 02, 2013
David Lawrason, WineAlign
“This is historically one of the better white blends from Niagara, and the 2012 carries on. It is bright and juicy with lifted, almost floral aromas, lemon and yellow plum. There is some sweetness but fresh, lemony acidity is well sewn. There is almost a pineapple snap to the finish. The length is very good.”
JUNE 26, 2013
ANTHONY GISMONDI, GISMONDIONWINE.CA
“Back on track the latest SR is bright, juicy and fresh on the nose with feint notes of citrus and minerality. The attack is juicy watery easy sipping with light fruit flavours. The blend is a mix of riesling, chardonnay and gewürztraminer and it is as aromatic and tasty as you can get. Super value in a fine summer sipper. Stock up for hot days.”
87/100 Sibling Rivalry White 2011
JUNE 22, 2012
Natalie Maclean, Natdecants.com
“Such a pretty wine! Lovely aromas of white flowers, peach and pear. Great aperitif or partner to salads, seafood, roast chicken and pork. Incredibly great price”
88/100 Sibling Rivalry White 2011
JUNE 22, 2012
Natalie Maclean, Natdecants.com
“A mocha, black plum wine with a tasty, smooth, medium-bodied texture and weight. This is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. Awesome price.”
87/100 Sibling Rivalry Red 2010
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Sibling Rivalry Wine is the latest project from the Speck Brothers, owners and operators of Henry of Pelham winery. You can contact them through the info below, or view the Henry of Pelham website for details about visiting the winery.
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Appellation
Sibling Rivalry represents as much our personality as the character of the land where we grow our grapes. Our family estate vineyards are located in the VQA Appellation of the Short Hills Bench. This wine grape growing region is well known for producing wines of intense flavours that result from complex soils.
tasting notes
Blending wine is like mixing colours or preparing a nice meal. Each grape variety of wine has its very own character - and when combined with the other grape varieties within the blend, results in a layer cake
of complex and tonguetastic 
ecstasy in the glass.


2015
sibling rivalry PINK
The missing link between Red and White or night and day, how could Sibling be without a Pink? This final addition to the triumvirate is a hardy pink blend around which both men and women can finally unite. Behind its handsome bad boy demeanor is a blend that offers tastes of summer cool and winter heat. Is it a red that drinks like a white, a white that drinks like a red, or just a manly pink wine?
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2014
sibling rivalry
red
Like three good friends out on the town this wine is Merlot + Cab. Franc + Cab. Sauvignon: dark, juicy and delicious. Lots of lush berry flavours. The savoury flavours from oak aging add ambiance, like dinner by the fire in the den or the backyard.
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2014
sibling rivalry
white
Bright, white and out of sight; the triumvirate of Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer. Long names and hard to pronounce, so we call this wine 'White'. Not just another single varietal wine -- why choose one grape when you can have three? Think lime citrus and apple freshness with a dash of lychee fruit, in that order. As someone said at a recent event, “tastes like a sun-vacation”.
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sibling
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If you wish to experience Sibling Rivalry, not by inviting us over to debate the colour of our new barn door, but to actually try our wines in the flesh, you can find them at many great restaurants as well as our winery. For a list of restaurants, send us a note.


solving the
ultimate
rivalry:
quality
vs.
price
The idea that quality is connected to price - or that the lower the price the lower the quality - is an out dated paradigm for Sibling Rivalry. Blending wine from our estate vineyards within our exceptional appellation is the answer. Carefully selecting barrel wines of various volumes from different locations within the estate allows us to hand manage and offer slightly higher volumes at a lower than typical price for this calibre of wine - offering a great quality at a great price.
$13.95 / bottle is amazing.
PEOple
are talking...
October 14, 2009
Nick Lees. Edmonton Journal
         As the hand-written label suggests, the three speck brothers must have had a lot of fun creating this blend of dark, juicy Merlot...
OCT 02, 2013
DAVID LAWRASON, WINEALIGN
“This is historically one of the better white blends from Niagara, and the 2012 carries on. It is bright and juicy with lifted, almost floral aromas, lemon and yellow plum. There is some sweetness but fresh, lemony acidity is well sewn. There is almost a pineapple snap to the finish. The length is very good.”
JUNE 26, 2013
ANTHONY GISMONDI, GISMONDIONWINE.CA
“Back on track the latest SR is bright, juicy and fresh on the nose with feint notes of citrus and minerality. The attack is juicy watery easy sipping with light fruit flavours. The blend is a mix of riesling, chardonnay and gewürztraminer and it is as aromatic and tasty as you can get. Super value in a fine summer sipper. Stock up for hot days.”
87/100 Sibling Rivalry White 2011
JUNE 22, 2012
NATALIE MACLEAN, NATDECANTS.COM
“Such a pretty wine! Lovely aromas of white flowers, peach and pear. Great aperitif or partner to salads, seafood, roast chicken and pork. Incredibly great price”
88/100 Sibling Rivalry White 2011
JUNE 22, 2012
NATALIE MACLEAN, NATDECANTS.COM
“A mocha, black plum wine with a tasty, smooth, medium-bodied texture and weight. This is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot. Awesome price.”
87/100 Sibling Rivalry Red 2010
MAY 16, 2012
Sibling Rivalry- A Speck Brothers Wine
The rich metaphors they employ, give people a good understanding of the fact that they have worked hard to value each other in their common goal of wine - making.
JUNE 23, 2010
MO'S HOT DROPS
You know why I love this 'rock, paper, scissors' wine from the 3 Speck brothers of Henry of Pelham - three brothers working wine together yeah !
SPRING, 2010
Flavour Magazine
"Three brothers, three grape varieties and one cool new wine concept. Sibling Rivalry White is a blend of Riesling, Chardonnay and Gewurztraminer from the Speck family's Henry of Pelham Estate Vineyards in Niagara. The result is fresh tasting wine with citrus, apple and lychee flavours. A treat on its own or try it with a fruit and cheese plate."
JANUARY 14, 2010
A Stage Away Show: HWSB
"St. Catharines local folk group "The Hire Wire String Band" play in the cellar of Pelham Estates. This is the third in a series of spontaneous musical performances inspired by the Parisian movement, La Blogotheque.”
Autumn 2009
LCBO Food & Drink
"Henry of Pelham's Paul, Matthew and Daniel Speck are the siblings featured on the label of this good-humoured wine...”
July/August 2009
Tidings
"Merlot/Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon...”
July 11, 2009
Anthony Gismondi, GismondionWine.ca
"Fresh bright, clean and full of citrus and mineral notes it is everything and more than it should be for the price.”
88/100 Sibling Rivalry White 2008
May 30, 2009
The Tasting Room Radio with Terry David Mulligan
Daniel Speck talks Sibling Rivalry and Niagara wine with TDM – podcast available for download
April 14, 2009
Michael Pinkus, OntarioWineReview.com's Weekly Wine Note
“The white is ultimately quaffable and an easy drink-now blend; the red has got a lot going for it including spices, blue and black berries, cinnamon, cedar and good tannin structure that'll see it age for a few years at least.”
Autumn 2009
LCBO Food & Drink
"The youthful speck brothers, Paul, Matthew and Daniel, preserved with the family dream, building Henry of Pelham winery into a Canadian star...”
July/August 2009
Tom Firth. Wine Access
"The new Sibling Rivalry label is a point of departure for the Speck brothers who own and operate Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery...”
April 25, 2009
Gord On Grapes, Gordon Stimmell, The Toronto Star
“It's called Sibling Rivalry because the Henry of Pelham Winery trio of brothers, Paul, Matt and Daniel Speck, obviously had fun creating a crazy new brand.”
April 25, 2009
Wine Picks, Margaret Swaine, National Post
“... an off-dry, juicy fruit character that's easy to love.”
April 11, 2009
Christopher Waters, Waters & Wine
“Henry of Pelham's new Sibling Rivalry label represents a point of departure — at very least, a fresh approach to marketing its homegrown wines.”
NOVEMBER 2, 2009
Annie Reid and Kelly Robson. Chatelaine
"Niagara's Speck Brothers have worked magic with this intense blend of merlot, cabernet franc and cabernet sauvignon..."
September 2009
Jonathan Smithe. Tidings
"Sibling Rivalry White and Red are new products from the Speck boys at HOP...”
JULY 2009
Hello Canada Magazine Review
"The Speck brothers, who run the family's Henrey of Pelham winery, created this blend of 3 white varieties to be serious wine that is seriously fun. And it is. Rosewater and lychee notes come through from the Gewürztraminer, fruit from the Riesling and a rounded body from the Chardonnay.”
May 2009
Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail
“I don't want to go overboard here, but I'm having trouble restraining my enthusiasm for Sibling Rivalry White 2008...”
June 30, 2009
Rod Phillips, The Ottawa Citizen
“This dry blend, named for the three Speck brothers who own one of Niagara’s most consistently reliable wineries, is refreshing and solid.”
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