Stay Sail welcomes visitors from all over the world to Frontenac Point. See it in action!
Stay Sail is our 10-foot tall, kinetic sound sculpture created by world-renowned Canadian sculptor Don Dickson. Stay Sail sits on the bow of the winery deck overlooking the vineyard and Cayuga Lake. The sound is wind-driven.
STAY SAIL WINES The Stay Sail sculpture inspired three specific wines in 2005: a red, rose, and white. Since many people ask, "What is your favorite wine?", Jim created three that he especially enjoys. All are dry: 0% residual sugar.
As one sells out, Jim creates another with similar attributes. Because Stay Sail Red and White are blends of grapes, and sometimes of years, he has flexibility to come close in taste each time, given growing year differences. Since he chooses only grapes with a perfect brix and acid content, that will mellow with age, there are always very limited quantities of these wines.
The Rosé is always 100% whole-cluster-pressed Chambourcin grapes to obtain a slight color and tannin. This wine demands certain foods such as spicy Thai or Salad Niçoise.
The Red is always Chambourcin blended with another of the four red grapes we grow on the estate, usually Maréchal Foch.
Jim creates the White to have a full body, but not be heavy or oaked. Since the Stay Sail White is seldom created from a single variety, he can blend wines to maintain the Stay Sail White taste and style.
See our Wine List for prices, descriptions and food pairing suggestions.