In 2014 with a dream, we set out to create some of the finest wines produced in Canada.  Today, our Pinot Program produces more clones than any winery in the country.
Clones are a sub-species of the grape varietal, each bringing highlights and unique characteristics.  Little Engine has 13 clones of Pinot Noir, all of which are harvested and fermented separately to provide our Winemaker an array of components to paint our expression of Pinot Noir.

2020 Silver Pinot Noir


Savoury herbal notes with dusty and integrated tannins. Excellent balance.

Jennifer Huether

Master Sommelier

This is very silky, full throttle Pinot Noir with firm tannins and a very long finish.

Jennifer Huether

Master Sommelier

2020 Gold Pinot Noir

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Clone 115

Purple colour, high pH, round, rich and supple.  Black cherry, leather, roses, boysenberry, anise.

Clone 667

Hi-tone aromatics, structural, fleshy and firm, angular think tannin.  Cherry, raspberry, strawberry, Christmas spice.

Clone 777

Small and low-yield with think skins.  Very aromatic, intense colour with tannin structure.  Black cherry, cassis, leather, tobacco and earthy characters.

Clone 943

Small berries and higher sugar in the fruit.  A bounty of red fruit flavours.

Clone 90

Originally from Chambertin, Burgundy via Chalone in California.  Tiny berries and low yields with thin skin.  Expressive aromatics, dark fruits and tea leaf.

Clone 91

Originally from Pommard, Burgundy in France.  Small berries in small clusters.  Firm tannin, deep colour and dark plummy flavours.

Swan – Clone UCD 97

A heritage clone of California.  Grows with varying sizes of berries.  Light colour, intense aromas.  Florals, fruits and spiciness.

Mt. Eden – Clone UCD 37

A heritage clone of California.  Velvety tannin, intense flavours, complex aromas.

Wadenswil – Clone 2A

A swiss original known for thriving in cooler climates.

Clone 828

Low pH, high in sugar.  A fruit forward character, blackberry, plum.

Clone Mixed Berry

Named for its mixed berry sizes.  Good structural grape with colour.

Clone Mariafeld

Vigorous vine, big berries and high acidity.

Clone 117

Similar to Pommard but with more extraction and higher tannin.