Sparkling Sundays: Ruby Red Grapefruit Rosé

May 15, 2020

Niagara Parks

Under normal circumstances, each of our regular Sparkling Sundays series wraps up with an elegant mimosa brunch at our Queenston Heights Restaurant.

Of course, we are currently in extraordinary times. However, to ensure you get close to the same experience as you join us this weekend for our virtual Sparkling Sundays experience, featuring a Facebook live yoga workshop with Helena McKinney of In Fine Feather Yoga, we’re including our recommended mimosa of the week.

This week’s mimosa, to make and enjoy responsibly at home with a nice homemade brunch following our Sparkling Sundays Yoga workshop is…

Ruby Red Grapefruit Rosé – Featuring the outstanding Trius Brut Rosé

From Trius – This sparkling wine’s delicate salmon pink colour offers a first hint of the sensory experience that’s to come. Notes of wild strawberry, blood orange and yeast rise gently from the glass, while refreshing flavours of white currants and white cranberry dance on the elegant framework. The lingering finish offers additional notes of white currant, wild strawberry, yeast and cherry. Stunning with simply prepared seafood and shellfish, this wine is also delicious with oven roasted tomatoes with goat cheese on toasted baguette, Gruyere and Emmental cheese fondue with light rye bread, roast chicken and roasted beet risotto. Serve at a cool 8 to 10°C.

With such a description, we recommend saving some to ensure you can sample this sparkling wine on its own, as you will definitely want to make sure you do. You can find this wine at the LCBO, or if you feel like taking a nice drive, can order and pick up directly from their vineyard in Niagara-On-The-Lake.

Now, for this mimosa, in addition to the wine, you will simply need:

  • Ruby Red Grapefruit
  • Grapefruit for garnish
  • Maraschino Cherry for garnish with a dash of the syrup (optional)
  • Any other creative flourishes


Mixing a mimosa is far from a science, so we simply recommend filling your glass half-way with juice, then filling the remaining space to your tastes with the wine.

And finally, why did we choose this mimosa for this week?

Traditionally at Niagara Parks we would see the Victoria Day long weekend as the early kick-off to the summer season and summer crowds. Of course, this year, and for some time after, will be undoubtedly different. But that doesn’t mean we can’t toast it anyway with something sweet, citrusy, and reminiscent of these mid-spring days.

Have a great long weekend everyone!

Niagara Parks

Niagara Parks

The Niagara Parks Commission is committed to a vision of Ontario’s Niagara Parks as one that Preserves a rich heritage, Conserves natural wonders, and Inspires people world-wide. Founded in 1885, The Niagara Parks Commission is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport. Its mission is to protect the natural and cultural heritage along the Niagara River for the enjoyment of visitors while maintaining financial self-sufficiency.