Minus 8 is a family-owned vineyard in Niagara, Canada, where the hot summers and cold winters allow us to craft exceptional vinegar and verjus from our grapes. Their first and flagship vinegar, Minus 8, was named after the temperature at which the grapes were harvested.
"Ice" verjus uses the full flavour potential of the grapes. 8 Brix is a seasonal product, made with the juice of Minus 8 icewine grapes. Premium wine grapes are hand-picked at five intervals between August when they are sour and unripe, to January when they are our sweet Minus 8 icewine grapes.
As the grapes ripen over the months, flavours develop and sweetness increases. Blending juices from several harvest intervals plays sweet off of sour, with a layered, delicious palate of all the flavours the grapes offer.