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Best Wineries to Visit 2023


Château des Charmes
Château des Charmes


13th Street Winery

1776 Fourth Ave.,
St. Catharines, Ontario


Any winery that produces great wines and has its own bakery is a "must visit" They offer  seated Tasting Experiences, wine by-the-glass and casual dinning their Farmhouse Bistro..

The Gallery at 13th Street Winery is dedicated to selling Canadian art and providing a full range of services that meet the needs of every art collector.

The grounds surrounding the winery feature a permanent exhibit of spectacular sculptures. They currently have over fifteen outdoor sculptures on display.

Located in the original property’s farmhouse at 13th Street Winery, the 13th Street Bakery features seasonal fresh baked goods (made on-site) and an assortment of jams, jellies, and preserves made with Niagara produce.

Awarded No 1 Winery in Ontario at the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada

Bonnieheath Estate Winery

410 Concession 12, 
Waterford, Ontario
N0E 1Y0


When you hear the outstanding reviews you just have to place Bonnieheath our our Best winery to visit pages.

An amazing place to spend the day or a few hours. Incredibly peaceful and free. The staff were all super friendly. An excellent place for photo opts and delicious ice cream with a wide variety of wines and drinks to choose from…simply fantastic. Many convenient tables and chair throughout the property for your enjoyment. Love that we had so much freedom with mutual respect for the surrounding and experience.

My first time there but it definitely going to be an annual visit. I love it

Burning Kiln Winery

1709 Front Rd,
St Williams, ON N0E 1

Burning Kiln Winery

The vineyards and winery are located in Norfolk County, just minutes from Port Dover

The Canned Heat Patio Restaurant is open in the summer months for dinning. The winery host concerts in the vineyard through out the warmer months

You can also stay at the historical Farmhouse built in 1865 but restored to its original charm.

Calamus Estate Winery

3100 Glen Rd,
Jordan Station, ON L0R

Peter and Rosalee Van-Helsdingen and family have owned the winery since 2018. They have made Calamus into a must visit winery. There is a 20-acre ravine behind, the winery providing a scenic spot for hikes, picnics and outdoor functions, as it is adjacent to the famous Bruce Trail.

The patio, which seats 82 people on the main deck and another 36 on the upper VIP level, overlooks a vineyard and the nearby Ball’s Falls Conservation Area. Below there is a fire pit, around which people will be able to enjoy icewine s’mores

At the top of the building, Van-Helsdingen has kept the former owner’s 360-degree telescope, where his once-a-month stargazing nights very popular.

There is an open air Bistro on the patio in warmer months.

Casa-Dea Estates Winery  

1186 Greer Road RR 1
Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Casa-Dea Estates Winery is one of the largest and most established wineries in Prince Edward County. They have been growing with pride since the year 2000 and with over 65 acres of planted vines, 

Serving Italian inspired food made with locally sourced ingredients. La Pergola Restaurant & Patio is located at our winery and overlooks our main vineyard.

The guest House the 'Casa del Silenzio', located at the winery, is just steps away from the vineyard, tasting bar and patio restaurant.

Caroline Cellars Family Estate

1028 Line 2
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Numerous friends from Ontario tell us Caroline Cellars is a treat to visit. They especially enjoy the Farm House Restaurant along with the wines.

One review read: Great food, great staff, great wine and the best yet...the prices are fantastic!!!! 

Caroline Cellars has a beautiful Special Events Loft available for weddings and corporate functions.

Chemin de la Rivière winery

1087, Chemin de la Rivière
Magog, QC

Chemin de la Rivière winery

One of Quebec's Easter townships better wine producers. De la Riviere du Chêne is the largest wine estates in Quebec. Recipient of several awards for its well-known quality wines, regional winner of the Grand Prix du Tourisme 2010 and official supplier of the Quebec Pavilion at the Olympic Games in Vancouver. They produce icewine.

Wine tastings are free. Guided tours are fun and informative.

Château des Charmes

 1025 York Rd.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L0S 1P0

Château des Charmes was founded in 1978 by Paul Bosc, a fifth generation French winegrower. Paul and his young family arrived in Niagara in the 1960's with the idea that growing our own grapes was the best way to make fine wine.

The winery has one of the top ratings on Trip advisor. The reviews from other resources is also quite high.

This is the ideal location for weddings, corporate events, and family celebrations. 

Creekside Estate Winery

2170 Fourth Ave
Jordan Station

The winery is known for its hospitality and amazing staff.

Creekside Estate began in 1998 as the vision of owners Peter Jensen and Laura McCain-Jensen. They saw a winery wholly devoted to producing premium VQA wines exclusively from the Niagara Peninsula. They began with 15 acres near Lake Ontario close to the town of Jordan.

A state-of-the-art production facility was built in 1999, featuring stainless steel tanks with extensive refrigeration, a modern bottling line, and an efficient crush pad with a gentle air-bladder press. All additions were steered toward producing wines of uncompromising quality. In 2000, a third building was added to house a showpiece underground barrel cellar with a 600 barrel capacity and an on-site warehouse. This cellar was a state of the art design that captured modern practicality with old-world charm. Creekside has one of the largest underground barrel cellars in Niagara.


Coffin Ridge
Coffin Ridge


Coffin Ridge

590070 2nd Concession North RR#1
Annan, ON N0H 1BO

Perhaps one can earn a spot on this page with their special events like "Chilled Ghost Tour" However Coffin Ridge has much more to offer

 The modern tasting room opens to an elevated deck overlooking Georgian Bay and the picturesque vineyard. 

They have indoor and outdoor dining.

The winery is owned by Neil Lamont

Colchester Ridge Estate

08 County Road 50 East

Harrow, OntarioColchester Ridge Estate

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, or “CREW” as they are readily known, was established in 2001 by the husband and wife team of Bernie and Nancy Gorski.

The Crew Kitchen is open for Breakfast on Sundays. They have a light fare menu 7 days a week.

They host numerous event through out the year!

Cooper's Hawk Vineyard

1425 Iler Road
Harrow, ON N0R 1A0

Located on 67 acres of land just east of Harrow, Ontario, in the Essex Pelee Island Coast. Owed by the O'Brien and Meloche Families The name comes from the numerous hawks that fly over the vineyard

Two large ponds on the property teem with life of the local ecosystem, including turtles and bullfrogs whose songs on warm summer nights are relaxing and true to the vitality of the region. They have have partnered with Ducks Unlimited to restore a wetland on the property.  An observation deck is being constructed to provide guests with a view of the area.   They have also planted thousands of native trees on site and have installed solar panels near the entrance of the winery.

The Vine Restaurants enjoy a modern, casual dining experience with warm service and a menu designed with their own handcrafted wines in mind. 

De Simone

865 Niagara Rd

In 1967, the De Simone family immigrated to Canada with only a few dollars in their pockets.  Vincenzo’s parents worked long, hard hours to provide for their family, eventually opening three variety stores in the city of St. Catharines.  In 1991 they purchased the farm of their dreams and worked the farm, opening a family run fruit stand that still exists to this day.

Today they have one of the most popular wineries in Ontario.

Trip advisor has a perfect score for the winery with wonderful reviews

"The owner Vincenzo was great! He explained all the wines really well, was super friendly and all the wines tasted amazing! Great atmosphere and great wine, would definitely come back."

Domaine des Côtes d'Ardoise

879, rue Bruce, (Road 202)
Dunham (QC) J0E 1M0

Domaine des Côtes d'Ardoise

The oldest operating winery in the province. It began in 1980 In 1980, Christian Barthomeuf traveled to Ontario with Mr. Jacques Breault (who still grows vines in Dunham) to search for cuttings and plants his first vine stock of De Chaunac, Seyval Blanc and Marechal Foch at the vineyard. This makes Domaine Des Cotes d’Ardoise, the oldest commercial still exploited vineyard in Quebec.

Domaine des Cotes d’Ardoise earned the first medal granted to a Québecois vineyard: the Seyval Carte d’Or 86 won the Gold Medal at Sélections Mondiales 1987 

The winery hosts an exhibition of sculptures gathered from more than 80 artists. Visitors can picnic or enjoy light meals on site. Flowered paths allow visitors to circulate where are arranged several monumental sculptures, Nature & Creation.

Numerous events are held through out the year

Domaine Perrault

1000 Perrault Rd
Navan ON K4B 0B2


In 1999, Denis Perrault, a local dairy farmer started a grape growing operation on the family farm in Navan, Ontario. He originally planted 1 acre of vines consisting of approximately 10 varieties of hybrid grapes in consultation with a vine expert from the University of Guelph.

Domaine Perrault offers an elegant venue with rustic country charm

Its Tripadvisor score is among the best!

Ferox by Fabian Reis

1829 Concession 4 Road
Ontario Los 1J0

The wines are the Key here. Fabian Reis has established an amazing reputation as a winemaker.

Their facilities are new. They have a very good reputation for hospitality. The staff are knowledgeable and very helpful.

Well worth a visit to relax and enjoy the wines

Fielding Estate Winery

4020 Locust Lane
Beamsville, ON

The winery is in the heart of the Beamsville Bench in the Niagara Peninsula, a unique enclave that has proven to be one of the finest wine-growing regions in the northern hemisphere, comparable in many respects to Burgundy. The region has consistently produced superb varietals, including remarkable icewines. The winery was Founded by Ken and Marg Fielding in 2005, today son Curtis and his wife, Heidi lead a dynamic team who are passionate about winemaking.

Experience the season on the Beamsville Bench! Enjoy wine & cider by the glass, wine flights, and cheese and charcuterie plates all inside their popular outdoor Wine Domes! These Domes are both heated and transparent, allowing you to enjoy the outdoors in comfort'

The Wine Lodge itself pays tribute to Northern Ontario’s cottage country, crafted from cedar, stone and glass with a breathtaking view of Toronto across Lake Ontario. Inside you will discover our award-winning wines, meet our passionate team and share our excitement for winemaking.


Four Wheel Farm
Four Wheel Farm

Four Wheel Farm

Creemore Hills

Four Wheel is a heritage with 400 acres with breath taking views of the Niagara Escarpment and Georgia Bay. A boutique winery built in the lower level of a 125 year old barn over looking the vineyard.

Located midway between Creemore and Collingwood.

Visit and enjoy their market garden, orchard and traditional maple sugarbushs.

They make ice wine.

Georgian Hills Vineyards

496350 Grey Road 2 PO Box 491
Blue Mountains

The vineyards are located on Ravenna Bench over looking Georgian Bay (east shores of Lake Heron). The winery is owned by John Ardiel, Murray Puddicombe and Robert Ketchin. Their vision is to establish a grape growing region in the Georgia Bay area.

The outdoor facilities are excellent with a small menu food service.

Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

556 Lincoln Ave,
Beamsville, ON 

The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. has been a haven for discerning food and wine lovers and an oasis for the senses. Their gardens, orchards and vineyards provide a spectacular backdrop for wine and culinary experiences that reflect all the good things the earth has to offer. 

One of Niagara’s original “farm to table” experiences is the Good Earth Bistro. Cooking classes are available.

A large number of special events are held through out the year.

Harbour Estates Winery

4362 Jordan Road
Jordan Station ON

The property consists of 38 acres of land located directly on Jordan Harbour, a class one wetland. They have 1800’ of frontage on the Harbour.

The vineyards are surrounded by 6 acres of rare Carolinian forest, home to some very unique varieties of trees and plants.

The winery is know for its dining experience.

They host numerous events through out the year.


Henry of Pelham

1469 Pelham Rd
St. Catharines, ON 

The historical winery Henry of Pelham. The winery sits on the land granted to the Great-great-great grandpa Nicholas Smith, in 1794.

Henry, Nicholas’ youngest son, builds an inn, tavern and carriage house on the property. He signs the tavern’s liquor license “Henry of Pelham” as a joking reference to a past British prime minister, Sir Henry Pelham. The name sticks. He plants some of Canada’s first vineyards.

The history alone makes the winery well worth visiting. Today you find modern wine making techniques, picnic tables a cafe and beautiful vineyards. There is also family cemetery and Canada’s largest underground barrel cellar. 

Hidden Bench Winery

4152 Locust Ln
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0

Owner Harald Thiel's uncompromising attention to detail has landed Hidden Bench in the Canadian Wine Awards' top 10 every year since the winery opened in 2007 .

A cozy patio allows you to relax and enjoy the wines.

It is one of the most popular wineries in Ontario.

Hillier Creek

46 Stapleton Road
Hillier, Ontario K0K 2J0

So many great reviews for Hillier Creek in Prince Edward County.

"The wines were excellent and the service was fantastic. A beautiful spot to sit and have a glass of wine. I will definitely be back next time I am in the area."

"My husband and I visited Hillier Creek last year and were very impressed with just about everything!"

Good wines and very good pizzas.

Honsberger Estate Winery

4060 Jordan Road
Jordan Station, Ontario
L0R 1S0

Honsberger Estate is a family owned ( Barbara Honsberger Condotta)and operated farm (since1911), winery, Restaurant in Jordan. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Franc and Riesling along with peaches, pears, apples and nectarines lining the property. The winery is located in an historical home.

The  Small Barn is a seasonal indoor restaurant. It features traditional Simplistic Italian dishes along with comfort farm food that everyone loves.

They have a very popular patio.

One customer wrote : Honsberger Estates never disappoints! The Small Barn is so intimate and romantic and just oozes ambiance

Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery

2145 Niagara Stone Road

A perfect winery to visit to see what a modern up to date larger winery looks like.

An intimate guided tour explores every aspect of winemaking in this state-of-the-art, gravity-flow assisted  facility, including sampling of premium VQA wines along the way. The Entourage Room and patio are open seasonally for food samplings to mix and match with a glass of our exceptional wine.

Summer Concert Series staged in the open-air amphitheater is presented from June through September.

J.O. Montpetit et Fils winery

396 Chemin Saint-Louis,
Saint-Étienne-de-Beauharnois, QC 

Their vineyard and winery is located in the small village of St-Étienne-de-Beauharnois, in Montérégie. It is established on their ancestral lands, along the small river St-Louis.

They have 25000 vines planted on 9 hectares 

Pictures of this charming winery reminds me of the that old saying " a picture is worth a thousand words" The pictures of this winery says Come On BY.

Inniskillin Wines Inc.  

Niagara Parkway
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

There is so much history here to discouver. On July 3, 1975, Inniskillin received the country’s first winery license since 1929, making it the first estate winery in Canada

 One of the oldest, most prestigious wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake. With stunning entertainment spaces from the sun-filled Piazza to Founders’ Hall, you'll enjoy regionally inspired cuisine paired with award-winning wines in unforgettable, picturesque locations. The estate boasts several restored and redesigned historic buildings to be explored, surrounded by acres of lush vineyard.

Kacaba Vineyards Winery
Kacaba Vineyards Winery

Kacaba Vineyards Winery

Box 404 3550 King Street.
Vineland, Ontario. L0R 2C0


You come for the wines and return due to the hospitality. One of the most recommended wineries in Ontario.

In 1997, Michael Kacaba launched Kacaba Vineyards, saving prime Benchland from a developer’s bulldozer. Today, Michael and his team craft a full range of wines, including their highly awarded estate grown Syrah (Ontario’s oldest plantings). With a view across Lake Ontario to Toronto, guests are welcome to sample wines with multiple awards from Canadian & International competitions, including the Decanter World Wine Awards (UK)

Kin's Vineyard

2225 Craig's Side Road
Carp, ON

Located on 47 pristine acres in the Ottawa Valley. A small but popular winery. It has a nice view from the patio. It offers you the chance to do tasting among the vines

Joe's Kitchen provides Italian dishes on the patio.

Lorraine Mastersmith and Shaun McEwan are the owners.

Received the Ottawa best winery award for 2022

Konzelmann Estate Winery

1096 Lakeshore Rd.

Located on the shore of Ontario Lake. Do not pass up the opportunity to visit one of Ontario's oldest and most respected winery.

They have some exciting tasting options along with their new Lakefront Lounge with a light fare menu.

Konzelmann Estate Winery is widely regarded as providing friendly, informative and educational experiences for visitors through both tours and tasting.  In the summer months, vineyard picnics and weekend barbeques are an enjoyable way to experience the winery and the more than 30 different VQA selections of quality wine

They host numerous events through out the year.

La Halte des Pèlerins

693, chemin du Sanctuaire
Sherbrooke (Québec)
J1H 0E1

La Halte des Pèlerins

Rated as one of Quebec's best wineries to visit. Located 5 minutes away from downtown Sherbrooke. Established on a vacant lot in 1998, La Halte des Pèlerins opened its doors in 2008 with 20,000 vines. The company offers visitors a delightful mix of fun and epicurean delight in an enchanting setting.

Year after year they receive Certificate of Excellence, from TripAdvisor® honoring tourism establishments that have received excellent ratings and compliments from travelers on our site throughout the year.

Luckett Vineyards

1293 Grand Pre Road
Wolfville, Nova Scotia

The winery sits on a hillside overlooking the Gaspereau Valley. Mark Lambert is the Executive Chef at the Bristo.

The winery is owned by the husband and wife team of Peter and Geena Luckett.

Events are held through out the year

Lundy Manor Wine Cellars

9941 Lundy's Lane
Niagara Falls, Ontario

They had the highest score of all the wineries on Tripadvisor.

New and impressive. It is indeed a manor. Purchased in 2012 with the clear vision of transforming the mansion into the winery it is today. Lundy Manor Wine Cellars is A VQA winery, producing 100% Niagara Wines. The estate is nestled on 60 acres of lush garden land and vineyards, West to Line 70 and East to Beechwood Road. The estate is home to eight acres of premium Riesling and hybrid grapes for the production of VQA wines


3930 Cherry Avenue
Vineland, Ontario


A beautiful winery!  Perched on the highest point of the southern section of the Niagara Escarpment, with incredible panoramic views of Lake Ontario, and the skylines of Toronto and Niagara Falls.

Megalomaniac's facility includes two private event rooms, an expansive tasting room, and outdoor patio space on the first and second floor. They are able to host dinners for up to 96 people, or receptions for up to 120 people

Owned and operated by John Howard, Megalomaniac began as a retirement project to help raise funds for the Kids’ Health Links Foundation.

The magnificence of the barrel room is overwhelming.

The cellars and vineyards of Megalomaniac sit on a 96-acre site in Vineland

Monastery Cellars

7020 Stanley Ave
Niagara Falls


The only winery located n Niagara Falls not too far from the actual falls. They are located inside the Mount Carmel Monestry.They focus on small lot VQA wines and Icewine. The wines are currently produced at Reif Estate Winery.

Mount Carmel, the first residence for the Carmelites in Niagara Falls was originally a simple rectory for those priests serving the parish community, Our Lady of Peace. The monastery was then constructed in 1894 as a training center for young Carmelites, as well as a hospice to welcome pilgrims to the majestic beauty of falls to encounter God’s creative presence.

The shop and tasting bar are open seven days a week from 9 am to 5 pm and are adjacent to the main chapel and spiritual centre.
Visitors are invited to tour the vineyard, taste wines and explore the grounds while only steps away from the world-famous
Niagara Falls.


North 42 Degrees

130 County Road 50 E,
Colchester, Ontario, N0R 1G0

 Martin Gorski and Suzanne Dajczak are the happily married co-owners of North 42 group of companies including North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, North 42 Farms, an active grain farming operation and Serenity Lavender Farm.

Customer reviews mention the fine service and wonderful grounds.

Set among and 18 acre vineyard and lavender farm the Bristol 42 restaurant boasts spectacular views of the vines and lake

Oxley Estate Winery

533 County Road 50 East
Harrow, ON
N0R 1G0 Canada

Oxley Estate Winery is located in the scenic and historic hamlet of Oxley on the north shore of Lake Erie, south of Harrow and east of Colchester.

It features spacious grounds and gardens, large Wine Garden patio, and louminous barn and loft accommodate events of all kinds and sizes with comfort and style.

The barn built in 1920, with strong,   simple lines. It was renovated in the style of the    grand houses of that era… charming, elegant   and comfortable. The large windows and doors   that open out to the Wine Garden on the south   let light in year-round. 

It has a restaurant with a most interesting menu. anyone care for some Sticky Duck Wings.

Peller Estates Winery 

Peller Estates Winery 

290 John St E
ON L0S 1J0

Peller Estates Winery 

A magnificent winery producing top quality wines.

They have some excellent tours and tasting experiences.

Peller Estates Winery Restaurant has earned a reputation as a must-savour experience in Niagara Wine Country.

Enjoy the ultimate Icewine experience in a brand new 10 Below Zero room designed to mimic the climate involved when harvesting premium VQA Icewine. A fantastic idea!


Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery

5600 King St

Sitting majestically at the gateway to Niagara with spectacular views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Skyline.

The restaurant is set in our historic “Queen Anne Revival” Victorian mansion perched on the brow of the Beamsville Bench and features a great outdoor patio for dining during our long summer days and nights

The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge was named one of the “100 Best Outdoor Dining Restaurants in Canada 2019” by Open Table diner reviews!

Already this year The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge received awards in the categories of “100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada 2019 and
“100 Best Brunch Restaurants in Canada 2019”

Their wines among the top selling at the LCBO

PondView at Bella Terra Vineyards

925 Line 2 Rd, RR 2
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

The Puglisi Family were producers of wine in Italy before Giuseppe Puglisi emigrated to Canada in 1965, he brought with him his passion for grape-growing and wine-making. His son, Luciano (Lou), who has been passed the torch and now carries on the family tradition with the beautiful PondView Estate Winery. Luciano and Adriana Puglisi are owners their son is the winemaker

The reviews for the winery are simply amazing. The word "perfection" has been used to describe visits to the winery.

Good wines perfect hospitality!

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

1366 York Rd
St. Davids, ON 

It is impossible to leave out Ravine Vineyards located in St Davids.  experience a unique and inviting atmosphere, filled with refined rustic ambiance, character, charm and plenty of heart. Ravine is steeped in rich history and family legacy,

A winery, a restaurant and grocery store.

The farm here has been part of Norma Jean Harber’s family since 1867. Now she and her husband Blair, alongside winemaker Martin Werner, produce premium small-batch organic Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlots. 

The Canning House showcases the Niagara gastronomy and crafts.

Redstone Winery

4245 King St,
Beamsville ON 

Wow what can you say about this remarkable winery. Named 2017 winery of the years. Winner of more rewards they we have space to mention. The 38-acre Lincoln Lakeshore property was purchased in 2009 by Moray Tawse and is home to a newly opened hospitality centre and a locally-inspired restaurant.

Paul Pender is the director of Viticulture and Winemaking. Rene Van Ede is the winemaker

We believe that a biodynamic wine produced from quality fruit sourced from a healthy vineyard contributes to both the health of the land and the pleasure and well being of the individual enjoying a glass.

Ridgepoint Wines

3900 Cherry Ave
Vineland, ON LOR 2C0

Ridgepoint Wines

Set high on the escarpment at the top of Cherry Avenue just west of Vineland owner Mauro Scarsellone has a passion for Icewine and premium reds. He purchased his first vineyard, eight hectares, in 1995 and produced his first vintage in 2001.

The dining room  offer casual Italian-inspired food 

Outstanding customer reviews.

Ridge Road Estate Winery

1205 Ridge Road
Stoney Creek Ontario
L8J 2X5

A small family winery perched on the rocky edge of the Niagara Escarpment's upper bench. Award-winning winemaker Sean Douglas and interior designer Jayne Douglas established the vineyard in 1994.

 a walking trail that will allow visitors to take in the natural beauty of the property and the views from the Escarpment. 

charcuterie board and other cheese items served.

They receive excellent reviews

Rossignol Winery

1147 Shore Rd, Murray River,
PE C0A 1W0, Canada

Across our great land are numerous small wineries where one owner seems to do it all very successfully. John Rossignol is one of them. He left his home in Ontario in1990 moving to Little Sands PEI. The winery opened in 1995.

Enjoy a panoramic view of Northumberland Strait while tasting award winning wines.

PEI Tourism list the winery as a "Must Visit"

An art galley is located at the winery.

Sprucewood Shores
Sprucewood Shores

Sprucewood Shores

7258 County Rd 50
Harrow, Ontario


Winery is owned and operated by the Mitchell’s Steve, Tanya and Jake and their friendly staff. Sprucewood Shores is a beautiful winery on the shores of Lake Erie, as Ontario's only walk out beach front winery.

They have a beautiful Tuscany style building surrounded by gardens and rolling vines.

They host numerous events through out the year!

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery

3210 Staff Ave
Jordan Station, ON

Do not miss Sue Ann Staff's winery in Jordon It will remind you of the old farm (charming) style homes.

Since opening in 2009 it has been a whirlwind of ultimate experiences, from Weddings to Corporate Dinners to Food Truck Events and Niagara Icewine Programs, Concerts, Fashion Shows and more.

Seventy per cent of the vines on Staff’s property are dedicated to Riesling; 

The Hare Wine Co

769 Niagara Stone Road
Niagara-On-The-Lake, Ontario

The Hare, fittingly a symbol of fertility and good fortune, celebrates Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historical bounty. When you step into The Hare Wine Co., you will sense a shift in time to the founding days of this vibrant and abundant agricultural area

From an e-mail sent to me

Delicious beautifulness, clean ofeco-friendly, helpful staff. Enjoyed our visit and will definitely be back!

The 10 acre farm is located inside the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation which is noted for its many creeks that provide natural drainage ideal for premium grape growing. It is Nestled between the shores of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario.

 Grab a handcrafted charcuterie platter and enjoy it with your favourite wine on their newly renovated patio for lunch. Each platter features local Niagara cheese and meat and other assorted goods

Truis Winery

1249 Niagara Stone Rd

The pride of Andrew Peller Ltd. One of its most popular wineries. Located in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Visiting Truis is a true experience. Each year the winery seems to add another special touch.

The winery has a rich history. The Truis was among the first to produce an Icewine in Ontario 1983

The wines have always been excellent.

Trius Winery Restaurant is outstanding.

Two Sisters Winery

240 John Street East, PO Box 608
Niagara on the Lake, ON

The winery is owned by two sisters Melissa Marotta-Paolicelli and Angela Marotta between them they have seven children hence the seven grapes on the logo.

This is a beautiful winery with outstanding grounds. The staff is well trained and customer rating are quite high.

Our family is very hands-on and detail oriented so we took great pride in every aspect of Two Sisters Vineyards.  From the emblem and the design of the labels, to the design and fine details of the winery, we all shared a vision of how we wanted Two Sisters Vineyards to be experienced by our guests.  When people come to visit us, we want to enlighten all of their senses… taste, smell, visual and touch.

The restaurant Kitchen76 Italian-inspired cuisine, with a Niagara twist.

Vineland Estate Winery

3620 Moyer Rd,

You cannot go to the Niagara region without visiting Vineland. You will be impressed from your very first glimpse of the property.

Vineland Estates Winery is not only the home of fine wine and cuisine, but an unmatched touring facility and wine country destination.

The landmark stone tower stands proudly over a former Mennonite homestead with structures that date back to the 1840s.

Historical buildings dating back to 1845 add to the magnificences of the winery

Vignoble Le Cep d'Argent

1257, Chemin de la Rivière
 Magog Québec

Vignoble Le Cep d'Argent

Brothers  François and Jean-Paul Scieur are the owners of this Eastern Township winery. The 114-acre, 60,000-vine vineyard provides an exceptional view of Lake Magog.

Since the fall of 1993, the Fête des Vendanges du vignoble Le Cep d’Argent has been known as La Fête des Vendanges Magog-Orford.  The Magog-Orford Grape Festival, as it’s called in English, was the first ever step towards celebrating the wine harvest in Quebec and it has now become a not-to-be-missed fixture in the yearly calendar.

Besides the sparkling wines which have made the vineyard a household name, the Cep d’Argent also offers a selection of red, white and rosé wines.

Vignoble d’Orford

318, Chemin Bice,
Orford, Quebec

Vignoble d’Orford


Located in Quebec's Easter Township.  It is surrounded by mountains and it directly faces the prestigious Mont Orford. On the horizon stands Mount Owl's Head, Mount Elephant, Jay Peak as well as the majestic Lake Memphremagog.

Staff is knowledgeable and friendly with good wines featuring Forté, a fortified wine.

Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille

8705 Royal Road,
Sainte-Pétronille, QC

Considered to one of the most beautiful wineries in Quebec. The vineyard is located 15 minutes from Quebec City and  9 km from Montmorency Falls on ILE D'ORLÉANS

This is a story of a family that gave up its business and the hecked city life and decided to move to the country, starting a winery.

The winery is owned by Nathalie Lane and Louis Denault

Features include a restaurant.

Waupoos Estate Winery

3016 County Rd 8
Picton ON K0K 2T0

Take a great winery, making good wines having a highly recommended restaurant toss in its sister winery Clafeld Fruit Winery Co you have the perfect place to visit with the whole family.

Surrounded by orchards and vineyards with Lake Ontario views, Clafeld officially opened to the public in 2014. We offer a variety of award-winning hard apple ciders.

The marketplace offers a great selection of products including Estate-made preserves and pickles, Waupoos Maple Syrup, kitchen gadgets, garden goods and beeswax candles.

Wayne Gretzky Estates

1219 Niagara Stone Rd
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

It took two years for Andrew Peller Ltd to build their Wayne Gretzky Estate in Niagara-on-the-Lake 

The 23,000-square-foot winery and distillery, which opening this summer, marks the largest single investment in a winery to date by Andrew Peller Ltd. The design is a modern barn-like structure meant to pay homage not just to the hockey barns like the one Gretzky, grew up playing hockey in but it also hankers back to the large red barn on his grandfather Tato’s farm.

Guests entering the winery will find themselves stepping into the Family Room where they can see an enlarged picture of the Gretzky homestead, along with several other snapshots from the family throughout the generations. Like Gretzky’s parents, Walter and Phyllis on their wedding day, childhood snaps of him with his four siblings and shots of the famed hockey player with his wife, Janet, and their five children.

Personal touches are rampant throughout the winery, with visitors walking down “memory lane” as they make their way to the tasting bar. Lining the hallway walls are photos of Gretzky throughout his hockey career, including a shot of his first goal ever on the family’s backyard ice rink. In the tasting room there are framed photos of Gretzky meeting other sports icons and celebrities.

On the way down to the barrel cellar, which can play host to intimate tastings and special events, there are alcoves where certain aspects of Gretzky’s career and accomplishments are highlighted, including his time with Team Canada, the Edmonton Oilers, and major milestones from his time in the NHL.

Yes there is a outdoor rink.


Willow Springs Winery

5572 Bethesda Rd

Willow Springs Winery, situated atop the geographical treasure known as the Oak Ridges Moraine complete with the renowned 11-acres Testa Vineyard, is a wine and event destination not to be missed. Located a few KM north of Markham, Ontario a Toronto suburb.

A very popular wedding venue.

Winemaker Mario Testa is known for his award winning Icewine

Outstanding reviews for numerous resources

"Willow Springs Winery is an awesome stop. The friendly people here make everyone feel welcome & put forth a very interesting tour. There is something here for everyone."

Wineries of the Annapolis Valley

Yes an exception to the rule instead of naming just one winery. I am going to recommend several. The wineries if Nova Scotia's Annapolis Valley. In the words of several comments made on TripAdvisor "The most beautiful place in the World"

The certified organic sparkling wine producer L'Acadie Vineyards. Benjamin Bridge is a sparkling wine house renowned for its fine premium wines. The amazing Gaspereau Vineyards, Avondale Winery, Blomidon Ridge Estate and more



Mead and Cider

Applewood Farms and Winery
Applewood Farms

Applewood Farms

2055 Saintfield Road Scugog,
Ontario Port Perry, ON,
Canada L0C1H0

This where you take the family. Here you can taste fruit wines, Mead and cider and your children can have fun.

Applewood Farm has been in the Passafiume family for almost fifty years. Started by Frank and Diane Passafiume, we now have three generations of family working the land and helping to harvest the crop.

Enjoy corn mazes, Pumpkin patches and additional seasonal events.

There are are number of farm animals your children can pet,

Chudleigh's Farm

9528 Regional Rd 25
Milton, ON 

What started out as a apple farm is now known as Chudleigh's Entertainment Farm. They have well over 200 employees most of them working in the astonishing baker.

Chudleigh’s Farm was first opened to the public in 1967. In the beginning, it was a place where families could pick their own apples and savour a few hours of country life. Since then, visiting the farm has become and annual ritual for generations of kids and kids at heart throughout the region around Milton.

Featuring a petting zoo, play area , nature trails and numerous events makes for a wonderful day at the farm

Oh by the way they make cider.

Cidrerie Milton

5, route 137, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton
Quebec, J0E 2C0

Cidrerie Milton 

5, route 137, Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton
Quebec, J0E 2C0

The Lasnier family has owned orchards in Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton since 1927. It is now the fourth generation that produces apples on ancestral lands. The Cidrerie Milton is recognized today internationally as a daring and inspiring leader in cider.

The gourmet shop has more than 25 varieties of ciders and a varied choice of their famous pies for which the house is famous.

With a magnificent view of the Montérégiennes hills, the bistro is an attractive place where pleasure is put forward. The selection of sandwiches, soups and daily menus is always pleasing.

Hydromellerie du Vieux Moulin  

141, route de la mer
Sainte-Flavie, g0j 2l0

Hydromellerie du Vieux Moulin

Absolutely one of the best Meaderies in in Canada.

The Meadery has been producing organic honey and mead with great success. Translate the name is Old Mill Meadery.
They won a Double Gold for their Mead at The Finger Lakes Wine Competition. The owner is Normand Tremblay

5 medal at the All Canadian three of them Gold.

Millefleurs Mead

17461 Loyalist Parkway
Wellington, Ontario

Millefleurs is a family-run lavender and honey farm located in Prince Edward County on the shores of majestic Lake Ontario. The meadery opened in 2019. Sylvain Segard is the principle owner, beekeeper and winemaker. Sylvain's partner is Wilma Vreeswijk. Wilma is a botanist, master gardener, and apprentice-potter.

They built their farm house and outbuildings and equipped them as a honey house, a Lavender kiln, a meadery, and a farm boutique. And, in parallel, they initiated a three-year planting program to establish their Lavender fields, to plant a fruit grove and an orchard, and to grow their honeybee colonies into several apiaries located throughout the wine region of Prince Edward County. True to the spirit of Millefleurs, they pursue their dream of covering the entire property with thousands of flowers — clearly, a lifelong project. 

Annapolis Cider Company 

388 Main Street

The Annapolis Cider Company was founded in 2016 with the goal of creating ciders that are genuine expressions of Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley. We are a locally-owned business that has grown to become one of Canada’s leading premium cider brands.

The cider company belongs to Nova Scotia Spirit Company owned by Alex Rice.


Honourable mention

Aleksander Winery - Ruthven, ON, - a popular winery in PEC.

Alton Farm Estate - Plympton-Wyoming ON - off the beaten path but worth the visit.

Andrew's Winery - Toronto - a good place to take the family.

Boreal Berry Farm and Winery -Warren On - give this Certified Organic northern operation a chance to impress

Between The Line -Niagara-on-the-Lake - is a Family Estate Winery owned by two brothers Greg and Yannick Wertsch. 

Crimson Cider Company -Picton,On - A cidery in an old stone house.

Cornerfield Wine Co.- Bayfield - is a family-owned and operated winery specializing in expertly-crafted wine. A very high rating on Tripadvisor

Domaine Darius - Hillie.ON -a small family winery with very good reviews.

Five Row Winery    - St. Davis ON -a very small but most interesting winery

Foreign Affairs Winery - Vineland Station -The winery gets excellent reviews.

Hoist Toity Cellars -Mildmay - an unique winery well worth visiting.

Holland Marsh Wineries -Newmark- know for its wines and Wedding facilities.

Karlo Estate   -Wellington -a very popular winery.

Kew Vineyards - Beamsville -The place is very quaint with a nice seating area to enjoy your time there

King’s Court Estate Winery - NOTL -is a seventh-generation, family-owned and operated winery located in the Niagara Region of Ontario 

Vignoble le Chat Botte -Hemmingford, Qc - a most friendly and charming winery.

Vignoble de Pomone Gréât place to relax and enjoy wine and beautiful Nature around. Cozy and very artistic landscape and super friendly owners.

Old Third Vineyards - Hillier -They have a Pasta Bar.

Reif Estate Winery - One of Niagara-on-the-Lake's founding family wineries, founded in 1982 by Ewald Reif

Vivace Estate Winery -Amherstburg - very good reviews for hospitality.

Wagner Orchard & Estate Winery an unique place making cider.

This is our selections for the best wineries to visit in 2023. Yes chances are we missed your favourite winery. If so let us know!

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