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Days Gone BY

Read about J.S Hamiltom

L' Empereur Champagne Photo
provided my Terry Matz

Hamilton Dunlop Wine merchants

Crusader Port J.S Hamilton Wine Co

J. S Hamilton a grocer who entered the wine industry as an agent in 1871 soon opened his own winery, Pelee Island Wine and Vineyard Co.The Pelee Island Wine and Vineyards Company amalgamated with J. S. Hamilton and Company in 1919 to become J. S. Hamilton and Company Limited with Mr. Hamilton as president and managing director. J. S. Hamilton died in March 1931 but the business continued under his name until 1945 when London Winery Ltd. acquired the company.


Vin Villa Winery that burnt in 1963

Remains of Vin Villa Winery that burnt in 1963

Brights Concord-in jug do not copy

Stamford Park Wine Co


The old port is part of the private wine cellar collection of Ron Moffat, Toronto



Building used by Jules Robinet Sandwich Ontario

J. Tune & Son's London Soda Water Works factory - London Ontario 1890
Among thir products was apple champagne cider, buffalo mead, pure apple cider



horses harvesting grapes

Father  Pandosy

Father Pandosy

produceing wine prior to Prohibition - Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes NY

urner Wine Company
Turner Wine Company - 1890-1909
The flag reads: Turners/Toronto/Tonic Bitters, Fruit Syrups, and Sauces
Photo provided by Maple Leaf Actions

Turner Old Sailor

Turner was purchased by the Niagara wine company
Brand may have lasted untill 1977

Robinet Winery Building 1895
Robinet Winery Building 1895

First Mallam House,

The historic place is the two-storey log First Mallam House, built in 1900 in a rural vernacular manner at 4845 Lakeshore Road, in the Okanagan Mission neighbourhood of Kelowna, and now a part of the Summerhill Estate Winery.

Canadian Grape Products
Canadian Grape Products
1920- 1926 Became Jordan Wine Co Ltd

Photo provide by © Steve Mouck

©2012 Steve Mouck
©2012 Steve Mouck

Ontario Wine Co

Ontario Wine Co
The Ontario Wine co was licensed in 1922 to E.J Morrow

Aaron Hovey Jr. Homestead - New Brunswick
Aaron Hovey Jr. Homestead - New Brunswick
Hovey grew orchards and produced wine for his patrons and evidence remains in the building of a laterally long and shallow wine cupboard constructed into the stone chimney base.

Canada Wineries Limited was formed in 1928 Taking over Peerless Wine Co, Dominion Wine Growers and Oakville Lincoln Wines Ltd Stanford Park Wine Co Ltd. Thorold Winery.

Bright's Catawba Sherry
Brights Catawba Sherry

Jordan Established 1920 Photo by © Steve Mouck

Photo Provided by Andre Hebert

Image provide by St Hubertus Estate Winery kelowna

Brights Winette - photo by Pattie Petty

London WInery Westmister REd
Approx 1977

Bright's Hermit Port

Chateau -Gai
Photo provided by Fred Couch



Brights wines

Bright's advertisement 1965

Bright's Ancient Mead
Bright's Ancient Mead (1963-65) -photo provided by Mr and Mrs James Woodbury SR.

Baby Bear Wine

The menagerie pop wines on the market at that time included Gimli Goose, Pink Flamingo, Baby Deer, Baby Bear, Little White Duck, Fuddle Duck and Luv-a-Duck and Pussycat all made to capture the Market created by Baby Duck . Also History The Names

Etobicoke-based Parkdale Wines , maker of Chateau Cartier, was acquired by Labatt in 1965

Cold Duck

Cold Duck produced by Chateau Cartier Wines

Andrés Wines introduced their version of Cold Duck in Canada in the mid-1960s.They followed that with similar sweet red and white wines called Chanté. In 1971 they created Baby Duck – a soft-drink-sweet blend of red and white Chanté wines.

Hugely successful, Baby Duck was the best-selling domestic wine during the 1970s and it hatched numerous imitators:Canada Duck, Love-A-Duck, Kool Duck, Daddy Duck and Fuddle Duck were joined by Cold Turkey, etc… All of these wines driving the runaway expansion in the wine trade in the 1960s and 1970s were concocted from water, sugar and grapes that were judged unsuitable for making good quality dry table wines

London Honey Wine
1966 Honey Mead London Winery

Andres Wines LTD Winona White Photo Fred Couch
Andres Wines LTD Winona White Photo Fred Couch



Gimli Goose - Jordan Wines Ltd 1973

Cp-121/CS-2F Tracker

Chateau Gai

produced by Chateau Gai
Images provided by Shearwater Aviation Museum

 published in 1980 or 81 

1991 Southbrook opened by Redelmeiers

Prince Charles opens Niagara Teaching Collage new building 2008


Baby Canadian Champagne - photo credit Ancient Histories Photo Stream

Baby Canadian Champagne - photo credit Ancient Histories Photo Stream

Lake Hill Pump Station - Saanich
Lake Hill Pump Station - Saanich

The Lake Hill Pumping Station is a rare example of an early industrial building in Saanich, and is valued as an important physical manifestation of the district's industrial history. Utilitarian in form, the building makes a clear statement of its original purpose. Built in 1900, the structure housed equipment necessary to pump water from Elk Lake to the City of Victoria as part of the city's water system.
The Growers Wine Company, which founded the loganberry wine industry on Vancouver Island with government assistance, provided a commercial use for the abundant local supply of loganberries. This was considered the salvation of local growers, particularly during the Depression when the company purchased local produce as well as provided employment. After 1954, the Growers Wine Company used these premises as a cooper's shop and warehouse for their winemaking facility next door

Markland Cottage Hospital
Markland Cottage Hospital ~ Registered Heritage Structure

Markland Cottage Hospital has historic values because of its origins and original function. Built by the Commission of Government in 1935 the hospital was in use as of January 1, 1936 Today it is home to Rodrigues Winery

Casoro House
Third Casoro House
John Casorso was involved in the establishment of Kelowna's first winery, which became Calona Wines.

1971 New sign welcoming visitors to Niagara Grape and Wine Country

Ontario Icewine strikes gold at Vinexpo in Bordeaux, France. 1991.




Herbert Konzemann

johannisberg Riesling - Konzelmann
photo provided by Rick VanSickle

~ J.S Hamiltom and Pelee Winery photos provide by Terry Matz

Niagara College Teaching Winery - original building 2002

Inniskillin Original Tasting room

Barbara Patterson (left) honours Deborah Paskus, Viticulturist and Winemaker from Closson Chase, with the inaugural Larry Patterson award presented at the recent Ontario Wine Awards. Deborah was seleted for her innovative ideas in the vineyard and for her passioon about 100% Ontario grown wine. June 2011

Brock University welcomed 16 new Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute students for the 2017-2018 program year. An opportunity made possible in 1996 when CCOVI was established in partnership with Grape Growers of Ontario and the Wine Council of Ontario as an internationally recognized institute focused on research priorities of Canada’s grape and wine industry and education and outreach to the industry.  Since the program began accepting students there have been 158 graduates. Including the past Grape Kings Jamie Quai and Ed Hughes! (photo from Ontario Grape Growers )

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