As many of you have seen, it pains us to announce our beloved Hernder’s caught fire the night of March 26.
We are extremely thankful to share everyone is safe. There were four individuals sent to hospital the night of, everyone is now back home recovering and well. The four individuals were treated for smoke inhalation only and there were no further injuries.
We don’t know where or how the fire started, but the Fire Chief ruled out any foul play.Our banquet halls, wine store, offices, kitchen, apartment for our workers and more were all destroyed. Thankfully the fire was contained at the entrance of our warehouse and did not spread any further.
We don’t yet know what’s next, but we will update here when we know. And, we know this news impacts many of you as well. We are so very deeply sorry to everyone who is affected by this. Due to the fire destroying all documents, computers, hard drives, etc. we unfortunately have no way of contacting individuals and organizations impacted. We ask everyone email us at firstname.lastname@example.org please include your name, function date and hall name in the email. Emails will be responded to as soon as possible, but may take time as we are still navigating everything. We appreciate your understanding and patience.
Although our main wine store was destroyed in the fire, our products are still available at our second location, Hernder on 4th, located in Harvest Barn, in St. Catharines.
Hernder’s NEW normal… We no longer do tours or tastings in our retail store but we do have an amazing licensed patio with a tent where you can enjoy some wine flights, glass of wine or a bottle with a variety of artisian flatbreads (yes we usually have vegan and gluten free) we also have spring rolls and jamician patties.
We are offering our icewine martinis and coffee (with caluroso, baileys or sambuca). At this you are allowed to have as many people as you wish to sit together from different households and reservations are not required as we have lots of room. A form must be filled out regulated by the government not us, unfortunately if you don’t fill out this form we are unable to serve you so please don’t give our staff a hard time its mandatory.
Do we still do functions, elopements and private events, for inside we are allowed to have 25% of capacity with dancing and 50% of capacity without dancing. Email email@example.com for more information.
Can’t come to the winery? We do offer FREE shipping with a minimum of $150 to a lot of locations and discounts for those that live outside of our free zone. We can also send wine as a gift to family/friends directly with your private message.
Life is to short to drink bad wine, so drink up in the safety of your own home and eat the cake too!
PLEASE NOTE the government changes restrictions weekly/monthly so please stay connected to the news to know what is allowed as the above can change. We will try and keep our website www.hernder.com up to date for you or our facebook/instragram page Hernder Estate Wines. Positive vibes only, we will get through this together!
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Please visit Hernder on 4th or www.hernder.com for online purchases
Fitness, food, wine and family are the terms that can be used to describe Hernder Estates new winemaker, Angela Kasimos.. Angela’s passion for all things wine and CrossFit make her a dedicated individual who strives to be successful in all her endeavours. Immediately following her graduation from Brock University’s Enology and Viticulture program, she began working with Riverview Cellars Estates winery. It was during her seven years here that she not only developed her skills, but consistently won prestigious awards including the Lieutenant Governors award for her 2012 Cab Franc and a Cuvee Gold award for best white wine for her 2010 gewürztraminer.
Growing up in Newfoundland enhanced her passion for people as did her family’s restaurant business. Angela was raised in the food industry and her curiosity of the industry continued to grow. During her studies in Biochemistry at Memorial University, Angela took a food science course which peaked her interest in Winemaking and set her on the path to Brock University.
Following her time with Riverview Cellars, Angela moved to Small Talk winery where she produced cider for the first time. Though cider is very similar to winemaking, it does pose its own set of challenges. The cider was made from fresh apples where most companies use juice, using fresh apples made it more difficult as it was hard to maintain consistency as raw materials vary.
Angela also loves to travel with family and friends, and wherever her travels take her she always seeks out the local wine region. She’s visited regions in British Columbia, Quebec and Santorini where the viticulture is vastly different in each place.
Fitness is as important to Angela as wine is. When she is not at work, she can be found in the gym challenging her own personal goals and many of her friend’s goals as well. She often takes part in fitness challenges and weight lifting competitions for charity and fun. An early riser, Angela likes to make the most out of her day by working, exercising, spending time with her dachshund Ellie and ensuring she checks out the latest restaurants or food festivals with friends.
Many of Angela’s friends and family live in various places across Canada which also means time for phone calls and texts to stay in touch, not to mention vacation planning to ensure quality time is spent with loved ones.
Working with Hernder Estates Winery has brought Angela back to the family atmosphere that she loves. Hernder Estates has that small family feel with the technology and equipment of a larger winery that will allow Angela to produce some amazing wines for Hernder’s customers.