Norman Hardie is a conquistador of wine-making. On a hunch, he gave up a career as one of Canada’s top sommeliers to hew a vineyard out of the rugged terrain and extreme climate of Prince Edward Country, Ontario.
Ten years later, Wine Spectator declared his Chardonnay the best in the New World. Almost overnight, Hardie’s winery has become a mecca, around which an entire wine region has sprung to life.
Repudiating the current move toward flavor profiles and technologically-assisted fermentations, Hardie is making old-school wines that embody the spirit of the soil, climate, and people that make them. “And Man Created Wine” follows Norman Hardie as he attempts to create the vintage that will prove to the world what he has long suspected – that he is sitting on the most valuable wine real estate in the New World.