Wines of Canada

 

Best Wineries to Visit

In 2022

Welcome to The Best Wineries to Visit in 2022. There are so many outstanding wineries in Canada, from the larger big company wineries to the small one person show. Our selections are listed in no particular order. Your thoughts are welcome!

The 2022 wineries are selected with C19 in mind. Always check with the winery for its hours before visiting. Some wineries close for the winter. Most food services are seasonal. Things can change rapidly and without notice due to C-19

British Columbia


Baccata Ridge Winery

184 Monk Rd,
Enderby, BC V0E 1V4

Baccata Ridge Winery

The "go to" winery between Salmon Arms and Vernon.
A new winery located north of Okanagan Lake near Salmon Arm. On his farm owner Sheldon Moore found numerous Yew trees, whose botanical name is taxus baccata, this prompted the winery's name.

The winery has 65-hectare (160-acre) farm on a slope overlooking the Shuswap River. They make grape fruit wines and Mead.

A very relaxing place to enjoy their wine.


Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery

1140 27th Avenue South
Creston, BC V0B 1G1

Baillie-Grohman Estate Winery

Bob Johnson and Petra Flaa from Calgary spent numerous vacations in the Kootenay valley before purchasing a Cherry farm. They soon discovered that wines last longer and in 2006 purchased property next to Skimmerhorn Winery. Their first vintage was 2009.

The winery name celebrates William Baillie-Grohman, a pioneer who arrived in the Creston Valley in 1882 to hunt mountain goats (there is one on the wine labels), and spent the next 30 years diverting rivers, reclaim land and bringing in settlers before retiring in his native Britain.


Black Hills Estate Winery

4190 Black Sage Road,
Oliver BC

Black Hills Estate Winery vineyards have some of the most favourable grape growing conditions in the country, resulting in exceptional Terroir. Located on the famed Black Sage Road, 13 kilometers north of Osoyoos, BC and 10 kilometers south of Oliver, BC. This places Black Hills Estate in the Okanagan Valley appellation, centered in the middle of Canada’s only official desert.

It has a swimming pool to go along with its excellent patio facilities.  You can order Spanish Tapas and Charcuterie to enjoy with your seated wine flights on our patio!

The wine cellar is among the very best!


Blackwood Lane Vineyards & Winery

25180 8th Ave
Aldergrove, BC V4W 2G8

Blackwood Lane Vineyards & Winery

Blackwood Lane Vineyards & Winery was the dream of Carlos Lee The goal was simple, to produce wines that lived up to their high standards and expectations. Their philosophy is summarized in the Company's motto: “Bonus Vita et Bonus Amici” (Good Life and Good Friend)

The winery owner realized that people in the Greater Vancouver area had to travel to the Okanagan Valley in order to acquire the best wines of the province, so it was decided to bring the wines to them. Accordingly, they set up their boutique winery in the heart of the Fraser Valley wine corridor, only minutes from Vancouver, on 12.2 acres of the most beautiful slopes in the area.

In 2017 Blackwood Lane enhanced the winery by designing and building a new patio, complete with fire pits and wood burning pizza oven. The patio provides a magnificent view of the south slopes of the property.


Blind Tiger

11014 Bond Rd,
Lake Country

They produce a nice range of Organic Wines.

They have a good lineup of artist visiting the winery during the warmer months. The tickets are priced for value.

A wood-burning pizza oven highlights the nice patio. Their pizza menu is excellent. Sammies and dessert are also available.


Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 2182 Lakeside Road
Duncan, BC V9LM

Blue Grouse Estate

Blue Grouse Estate is comprised of 65 acres tucked away on a sunny Vancouver Island slope in the Cowichan Valley, on Vancouver Island.

When one leaves Blue Grouse they the remember great hospitality, fine wines and a beautiful spot to relax and sense of enjoyment for Natural British Columbia.

The architecture of the tasting room and winery reflects the body shape of the Blue Grouse. You must see it to believe it.

There is a Guest House among the vines.


Camelot

3489 E Kelowna Rd
Kelowna


 Robert and Denise Young seized the opportunity to incorporate the name Camelot from Robert's father Vancouver property and created a beautiful tasting room using the Medieval theme. Along with a six-foot suit of Armour, assorted shields, swords, and jousting gloves, there is a replica of the round table from King Arthur’s court. Outside there is an added feature of a sword in the stone and a patio area where a glass of wine can be enjoyed whilst absorbing the incredible scenery.

A wide range of entertainers visit the winery during the warmer months.


Church and State Victoria

 1445 Benvenuto Ave
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J5

Church and State Victoria

This is Vancouver Island largest winery located in Brentwood Bay between Victoria and the ferry terminal.

The winery offers one-of-a-kind experiences including yoga in the vineyard, seasonal brunches, holiday dinners, and so much more!

All reviews are quite good when it comes to the food.


Dirty Laundry Vineyards

 

7311 Fiske St
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z2

 

Scherzinger Vineyards was originally bought by Edgar and Elizabeth Scherzinger as a cherry orchard. The orchard was removed and in its place Gewürztraminer was planted in 1978, then eventually Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

The Scherzinger Vineyards was purchased by Ron and Cher Watkins, They changed the name to Dirty Laundry in 2005. Success followed and expansion was necessary so the Watkins sold to Bob Campbell, Hermann Teichtmeister and partnership in 2007. The group expanded, planting about 50,000 vines on several sites in the Summerland area. Expansions begun in 2010, including separate wineries for white and red wines, are designed to grow Dirty Laundry to a production of 20,000 cases. The winery has tripled its tasting room, added a conference and party room, added parking for buses and has build a new patio cantilevered over the vineyard.

The Marketing company that came up with Blasted Church suggested Dirty Laundry. Back in the 1800’s a former railway builder named Sam Suey decided he’d had enough of the hard labour pounding spikes and laying track, and opened a laundry in Summerland where the labourers could bring their work clothes for washing. While they sat around waiting for the clothes to air dry, the men would play cards and gamble. Soon Suey spotted another opportunity. He converted the floor above the laundry into a gaming hall and bordello. 

The winery has an excellent Pizza restaurant called the Red Iron Grillie. The restaurant over looks the valley. They host numerous events through out the year.

You have to pass a washing line hung with underwear to get into the shop! 


Emerald Coast Vineyards

2787 Alberni Hwy
 Port Alberni

Emerald Coast Vineyards

The winery receives a very high rating on Trip advisor. Everyone mentions how friendly the staff is. The winery is known for it's hospitality.

Emerald Coast Vineyards and Wine Shop is a family owned and operated local winery.  The principals been Evan and Angelika McLellan.

Winners of numerous local business awards.


Ex Nihilo Vineyards

1525 Camp Road
Lake Country, BC V4V 1K1

Ex Nihilo Vineyards

The winery is the dream of Decoa and Jeff Harder. A rather excursive winery.

The wines are beyond good, The facilities excellent. Summer events and more

They specifically designed the winery to showcase the talent of local artists

Chaos Bistro is quite popular.


Festina Lente Estate Winery

21113 16 Ave
Langley, BC V2Z 1K3

Festina Lente Estate Winery Ltd.

Langley Townships very popular Meadery! A small family run winery based on passion, handwork and great hospitality.

While there you can admire the horses and feed the chickens

The meads are among Canada's very best!

There is a very good chance the owner will be serving you!


Frind Estate Winery

3725 Boucherie Rd
West Kelowna, BC 

Frind Estate Winery 3725 Boucherie Rd
West Kelowna, BC

One of the Okanagan newest and finest wineries, build with true hospitality in mind. Frind is the first beach front winery in North America and is situated on the historic Bennett Property in West Kelowna.

Frind Estate Winery is one of the most advanced wineries in the world, using cutting edge technology to create truly distinctive wines.

Nestled inside Frind Estate Winery is our lake-front café and patio. Here, you will find freshly baked cinnamon buns and lattés to help kickstart your morning or, snack on a freshly cooked pizza for lunch in the afternoon.


Indigenous World Winery

2218 Horizon Dr
West Kelowna

Do not miss this fine winery. BC's only 100% Indigenous owned winery, blending traditional Syilx culture with modern style.

Robert Louie and his wife Bernice, owners,are descendants of the Syilx people. They offer quality wines and an opportunity to learn the history of their people.

The winemaker is Jason Parker whose reputation is well known in the Okanagan



Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery

141 Fir Ave.
Kaleden, BC 

Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery

The small family winery owned by Gerry and Sue Thygesen has one amazing view. They sit on a hill overlooking Skaha Lake and the vineyards.

Gary and Sue are excellent hosts

It is a fun winery to visit with excellent wines!


Lake Breeze Winery


 930 Sammet Rd,
Naramata, BC V0H 1N0

Lake Breeze winery


The winery is located on the eastern hillside overlooking Okanagan Lake. Historically an orchard, the first European vinifera were planted in 1985. Lake Breeze Vineyards is proud to be the first winery in Canada to grow and produce Pinotage, the native South African variety.

The Patio Restaurant offerers fine seasonal cuisine.

High marks on Trip Advisor

Their Merlot won Platinum at the National Wine Awards of Canada.

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Lunessence Winery

5716 Gartrell Rd
Summerland

Well known for their hospitality. They  have one of the most stunning patio views of Lake Okanagan, where you can enjoy a Charcuterie plate and glass of wine, or bring your own picnic lunch.

Opened 2015 owned by Si Zhizhong. Lunessence Winery and Vineyards is a boutique premium winery in Summerland. Since the property was purchased in 2014 they have made a commitment to crafting fine wines which showcase the unique terroir of the Okanagan Valley, and to organic and biodynamic vineyard and winemaking practices

Mr Si is an environmental scientist who fell in love with the uniqueness of the wetlands in the vineyard as well as the presence of all the wildlife that accompany it. Lunessence invokes the owners respect for the essence of nature and the role the moon plays in environmentally sensitive farming.

Lunessence 2019 Small Lot Series Chardonnay, won Platinum Platinum at the National Wine Awards of Canada.


Maverick Estate Winery

29686 Highway 97
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

Maverick Estate Winery

Perhaps one of the best outdoor facilities in the province. Toss in some amazing wines and you have the perfect winery to visit.

DO not pass this winery by!


Little Engines Wines

851 Naramata Rd
Penticton, BC

Little Engines is a dream come true for owners Steven and Nicole French. The location is perfect the winery design enchanting and romantic.

They feature a newly designed outdoor patio set amongst vines.

Look at the picture it is so inviting!!

The wines are outstanding too!

Little Engines


Northern Lights Winery

745 Prince George Pulpmill Rd,
Prince George, BC V2K 5P4


Lucky Prince George such a wonderful winery.

In 2013, the Bell family ( no relation) recognized a wonderful opportunity to share the beautiful Nechako riverfront in a new and delicious way! They could see the time was ripe for creating an inviting social space just a stone’s throw from downtown Prince George; producing award-winning red, white, and specialty fruit wines; and opening an architecturally stunning restaurant.


Monte Creek

2420 Miner's Bluff Rd
Monte Creek, BC

Monte Creek Winery

Located east of Kamloops and west of Chase close Highway #1. The winery features mountain and river views. There is a very nice patio restaurant.

Hospitality is good as are the award winning wines. A must winery to visit in 2021.


Okanagan Crush Pad

6576 Fosbery Rd
Summerland, BC  V0H 1Z6

Okanagan Crush Pad

We visit the winery last year and was quite impressed by its location, its entrance, its design, its vineyards, its staff and most important its wines.

The Okanagan Crush Pad winery is state-of-the-art. It features long banks of concrete tanks, clay amphorae, and large format neutral oak casks. The guest center is built into the heart of the facility, offering visitors a rare glance into the art of winemaking.


Painted Rock

400 Smythe Dr.
Penticton, BC V2A 8W6

Painted Rock photography bt Robert a Bell.

One of the Okanagan most visited and very popular winery. First and foremost the quality of the wines -amazing.

Secondly the uniquely designed tasting room and its location over looking the lake.

The owner John Skinner is extremely passionate about his wines.


Peak Cellars

2290 Goldie Rd, Lake
Country, BC V4V


Located in Lake Country north of Kelowna. Officially know as O'Rourke's Peak Cellars owned by Denis O'Rourke.

Guests are encouraged to explore the 1/2 acres of garden and wander among the Pinot Gris vineyard.

 The Bistro offers 80 scenic seats on the vineyard-side patio with breathtaking views of surrounding orchards, rolling mountains and Okanagan Lake

 


Phantom Creek

4315 Black Sage Road
Oliver, British Columbia

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Located on the famous Black Sage Bench in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley.

The exemplary grounds are inspirational. Pro Terra et Natura(For Earth and Nature), is an expressive figure group that represents the gentle spirits of Mother Earth & nature greets every visitor at the entrance. Created by contemporary Chinese sculptor Wu Ching

There is a five star restaurant under chef Sarah Fiore. The wines are excellent.

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Poplar Grove Winery

 425 Middle Bench Rd N
Penticton

Poplar Grove Winery

One of the Okanagan Valley's most popular wineries.

The focused on six core wines: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and a signature blend called The Legacy. All excellent wines. The restaurants has five star reviews.


Rocky Creek Winery

1854 Myhrest Rd,
Cowichan Bay, BC V0R


Take a drive from Victoria through the Malahat the to Cowichan Bay. – The Malahat is considered one of Canada’s most beautiful drives for a reason! Here you will find the very popular Rocky Creek Winery.

Award winning wines, good hospitably and friendly owners Linda and Mark Holford await you.

Relax on the patio and enjoy the beautiful landscaped gardens


River Stone Estate Winery

143 Buchanan Dr
Oliver


A small family winery owned by Ted and Lorraine Kane. and family. Reviews are very good for the winery from their hospitality to the quality of their wines.

They have a vineyard cottage you stay in.

Numerous events held through out the year.



Ruby Blues Winery

 917 Naramata Rd
Penticton, BC V2A 8V1


Ruby Blues Winery, possibly the funkiest small boutique winery on the stunningly beautiful Naramata bench in the South Okanagan. Barbara and I had a most enjoyable visit to the winery in September.

Wonderful covid19 protocols in place.

A charming winery with an upbeat theme. Our tasting was hosted by co-owner Prudence Mahre.

Its not about making money its about the enjoyment of bringing wine and knowledge to the people.


Sage Hill

18555 Matsu Drive
Summerland, BC

Sage Hill Winery

An organic certified winery along Summer land's country road. Sage Hills was created in 2006 by Rick and Toby Thrussell. They bought the 11-acre Dickinson Farm in Summerland and began to build their home and reshape the old peach and plum orchard into land suitable for growing grapes. In 2007, they planted Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. 2012 was their first vintage.

They have new facilities and excellent patio with great views of the lake.


Serendipity

990 Lower Debeck Rd
Naramata, BC
V0H 1N0

Serendipity winery

The passion and hard work of owner Judy Kingston and her daughter Katie O'Kell have made Serendipity one of the best wineries in Naramata.

People rave about their outdoor Bistro dining. Fine cuisine among the vines.

Their cellar of wines is excellent.


Seven Stones

1143 BC-3
Cawston, BC V0X 1C3

The charming winery is one of a few in the Similkameen Valley that over looks the river. Wines of British Columbia’s Best of BC Wine Country Award for best tour went to Seven Stones for its Cave tour.

The Caves can be listed as Do Not Miss. The caves have recently been recognized as a world-class cellar.


Silver Sage Winery

 4852 Ryegrass Rd,
Oliver

Silver Sage Winery

Silver Sage Winery was established by Anna and Victor Manola over thirty years ago. Set on the bank of Oxbow Creek, which meanders gently through the vineyard, Silver Sage offers a picturesque view of the surrounding mountains and countryside.

Known for its hospitality and quality wines. The winery offers three luxury guest suites for you to enjoy.

Do not miss this charming winery.


Tantalus Vineyards

1670 DeHart Rd.
Kelowna, BC V1W 4N6

One of Kelowna's oldest wineries. With a state of the art tasting room.

 Situated on the eastern slopes of the Okanagan Valley, overlooking the shores of Lake Okanagan and the City of Kelowna. Originally known as Pioneer Vineyards, the site was first planted to table grapes in 1927 and today is known as one of the oldest continuously producing vineyards in British Columbia.

Tantalus is a very popular winery.


Time Winery and Kitchen

361 Martin St
Penticton

Time Winery and Kitchen

For a urban winery this is pretty exciting place to visit. The former PenMar Cineplex was turned into a new Urban Winery for the South Okanagan.

The facilities are impressive. The hospitality outstanding and the food divine. All this is top by an excellent cellar of fine wines.


Wild Goose Vineyards

2145 Sun Valley Way
Okanagan Falls, B.C.


It all began in early 1983 when founder Adolf Kruger purchased a barren piece of land east of Okanagan Falls. Upon his return to his newly purchased property he discovered a large flock of Canada geese feeding amongst the tumbleweeds, boulders, and rubble. As he approached, the flock of geese took flight and flew to the north.  This vision inspired Adolf to call the property Wild Goose Vineyards.

Visit the winery ask them about all the historical step they took to help make the Okanagan the successful wine region it is today.

Visit the Smoke & Oak Bistro to dig into some amazing salads, burgers, sandwiches and meats from the Smoker.

Above all taste the amazing wines! 

Ontario

Burning Kiln Winery
Burning Kiln Winery

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 dining at our 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. We currently have over fifteen outdoor sculptures on display a


Adamo Estate Winery

793366 3rd Line EHS,
Orangeville, ON L9W 5X7


Do you know another winery that stays open to 8pm during the week and 9pm Fridays and Saturday. Wow They must be doing something right.

Their "Cafe " is very popular! The Salumii Board looks so good! The Wines are excellent. They hold numerous events with music.


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 (the marshmallows are made of Niagara’s signature drink). And at the top of the building, Van-Helsdingen has kept the former owner’s 360-degree telescope, where his once-a-month stargazing nights are already sold out.

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


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 and their dad worked for Price Waterhouse Coopers who make wine barrels.

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. 


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.


De Simone

865 Niagara Rd
Niagara-on-the-Lake


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."


Di Profio Wines Limited

4055 Nineteenth St.
Jordan Station
Ontario, Canada L0R 1S0


As of January 14th, 2022, Di Profio Wines has rebranded to 180 Estate Winery A small family winery

Thewinery receives excellent reviews from friendly and knowledgeable staff to amazing food in their bristol.

The winery hosts numerous events through out the year!


Fielding Estate Winery

4020 Locust Ln, Beamsville
ON L0R 1B2


Fielding Estate Winery

For over 15 years, the Fielding Family has been welcoming guests to Fielding Estate Winery nestled on Niagara's Beamsville Bench. It has been one of the stars of Ontario for years.

The wines are premium quality VQA wines, produced from 100 percent Niagara-grown grapes, which reflect both the characteristics of our estate vineyards and the growing conditions of the vintage from which they originate.

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.

The winery is owned by Heidi and Curtis Fielding. In 2012, Curtis was crowned the Grape King by the Ontario Growers of Ontario for his commitment to the industry and acted as the ambassador throughout the 2012/13 season. Curtis has also been a recipient of a 40 under 40 award as well as a finalist in Young Farmers of Canada. 

Richie Roberts, Fielding's winemaker, came to Fielding Estate Winery after studying at Brock University’s prestigious Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute to be the head of the winemaking team

For the winter Fielding has set up domes to cover their out door tables.



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.



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 mapped inside the Four Mile Creek sub-appellation which is noted for its many creeks that provide natural drainage ideal for premium grape growing.



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.


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.


Huff Estate Winery

2274 Prince Edward County Rd 1
Bloomfield, ON


Highly recommended !

Huff Estates Winery was constructed with one thing in mind – producing high quality wines. The state-of-the-art facility has its crush pad and fermentation tanks sitting on top of a hill allowing for a natural gravity flow into the barrels below, which sit just behind the contemporary tasting bar. An indoor seating area is open for lunch from May to October, where you can sit back, relax and even listen to live music every Sunday from 2-5 throughout the summer. 

There is also a 21 room Inn . The inn is located adjacent to Huff Estates Winery, Oeno Gallery and a sculpture garden, all nestled amongst the vines


Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery

2145 Niagara Stone Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake

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.


Megalomaniac

3930 Cherry Avenue
Vineland, Ontario

Megalomaniac

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


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. 




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


Paglione Estate Winery

724 County Road 50 E.
Harrow, ON
N0R 1G0

Since he was a little boy in Italy, Sam Paglione always dreamed of owning a winery. On July 19, 2013, that dream became a reality and Paglione Estate Winery opened its doors to the public. Nestled on the crest of a hill, the Winery – an old-world, Tuscan-style masterpiece, complete with clay tile roof, stone façade, and turret – is a work of art; truly symbolic of Sam’s style

The winery has indoor and patio dining. Homemade thin crust pizza baked to perfection in a wood-fired oven, traditional Italian sharing plates, fresh antipasti, rich, creamy, hand-crafted gelato - sì grazie!


Peller Estates Winery 290 John St E


Niagara-on-the-Lake
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
Beamsville


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


Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

1366 York Rd
St. Davids, ON 

It is impossible to leave out Ravine Vineyards located in St Davids. 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 Lydia Tomek, produce premium small-batch organic Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 

The Canning House showcases the Niagara gastronomy and crafts.



Rosewood Estate

4352 Mountainview Rd
Beamsville, ON

A stunning estate winery in Beamsville.

The Rosewood story begins over 80 years ago when R.W. Roman’s passion for beekeeping and mead began as a teenager in Ukraine. After arriving in Canada, he continued keeping bees alongside his son, Eugene Roman, who quickly fell in love with the craft. Years later, during Eugene & Renata’s honeymoon to Niagara-on-the-Lake, the two fell in love with the region for its natural beauty, people and wines.

From honey to grape wines Rosewood has it all!


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.


Sandbanks Estate Winery

17598 Loyalist Pkwy
Wellington, ON K0K 3L0

Sandbanks Winery

A social media favourite so many good comments about the winery.

The owner of the winery is Catherine Langlois. Catherine studied winemaking in Burgundy. She worked briefly for an Ontario winery before seeking her own property in 1999.

You can enjoy your tasting outdoors in the beautiful outdoor gazebo tasting bar overlooking the vineyard. 

The winery is home to resident artist Rita Thivierge contemporary art gallery. 



Small Talk Vineyards

1242 Irvine Rd,
Niagara-on-the-Lake


A delightful stop along the Niagara-on-the-Lake wine route, Small Talk Vineyards, is a boutique winery that has a wonderful range of wines & cider.

Another success story in Canadian wines located at Niagara-on the-Lake. The Hunse family began growing grapes in 1972, opening their winery in 1990. The winery was born out of a belief that good wine and good friends make a perfect pairing.

A popular stop for bike tours.

The winery has its own unique style



Stoney Ridge

3201 King St,
Vineland, ON


Owned by radio and television sports broadcasting personality Bob McCown, Stoney Ridge has charmed customers for over 30 year.

Visitors can enjoy the lush, award-winning gardens, savour a glass of wine on the patios, or stop in to the Cheese Cellar for a selection of over 25 local and international artisan cheeses.

The patio features AVella’s Thin Crust pizza.



Stratus Vineyards

2059 Niagara Stone Rd

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

Stratus Vineyards

Located in  the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Stratus Vineyards is a gravity flow winery, distinguished by its LEED-certified facility, its commitment to sustainability and wines of outstanding quality.

Tasting room, boutique and hospitality suites were created by noted interior designer Diego Burdi of Burdifilek. Elements, such as textured Venetian plaster, sandblasted and rift-cut oak, and end-cut mesquite panelling, highlight the attention to detail that is so characteristic of Stratus, while helping to establish an environment that has been described as “cozy but cool.”


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; 


Tawse Estate Winery

3955 Cherry Avenue
Vineland, Ontario

Tawse Estate Winery

Tawse is a family-owned estate winery situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment. Tawse was named 'Canadian Winery of the Year' by Canadian Wine Access Magazine in 2010, 2011 and 2012..

The state-of-the-art winery opened in 2005,, complete with a six-level, gravity-flow design, geo-thermal system and a wetland bio-filter.

They have a very attractive tasting room and gardens. I platinum and 4 gold at the all Canadians in 2019


TerraCello Winery

2436 Prince Edward County Rd 1
Bloomfield, ON K0K 1G0


A winery founded on love passion, desire and hard work. The winery is build on the Italian heritage of Anthony Auciello Jr. and his wife Danielle.

The winery is in a historical fully renovated farmhouse is situated on the beautiful grounds.

Tony employs traditional, old-fashioned Italian methods to make certified natural wine and authentic Neapolitan pizza.

Tony takes a great deal of pride in his pizza. The flour he uses costs about $50 per bag, and is approved by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (The Pizza Association of Naples)


Truis Winery

1249 Niagara Stone Rd
Niagara-on-the-Lake,

Truis Winery

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.




Vineland Estate Winery

3620 Moyer Rd,
Vineland

Vineland Estate Winery

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


Viewpoint Estate Winery

151 County Road 50 east
Harrow, ON N0R 1G0

Viewpoint Estate Winery

 With a breathtaking view of Lake Erie's North Shore, Viewpoint makes for an ideal destination for any occasion.

According to numerous resources their restaurant is famous for its great service and friendly staff, that is always ready to help you. 

Events include summer concerts.


Waupoos Estates Winery 

3016 Prince Edward County Rd 8
Picton, ON K0K 2T0

Waupoos Estates Winery 

The winery sits majestically on a gently sloping hillside overlooking Lake Ontario in beautiful Prince Edward County.

I receive nothing but strong recommendations for the wines and winery.

The winery has been described as a fairytale wedding destination.

The farm to table restaurant located in the gazebo-style building has panoramic views of Lake Ontario and is nestled among the vineyards.

The Farmhouse provides accommodations.


Westcott Vineyards

3180 Seventeenth St
Jordan Station

Westcott Vineyards winery is located in esteemed Niagara wine country within the Vinemont Ridge Sub-Appellation, just south of Jordan. Incredibly picturesque, the real beauty of the vineyard is in its primarily south facing slopes toward the 21 mile creek providing our vines with critical sun exposure for ripening fruit and well drained soils of unique composition which lend character.

Carolyn Hurst and her husband Grant Westcott started the adventure in 2006 acquiring the vineyards as a new chapter in their lives; a simple way to transition from very successful management consulting, senior civil servant and information technology backgrounds into retirement and country living.




Willow Springs Winery

5572 Bethesda Rd
Whitchurch-Stouffville

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."


Quebec

Vignoble d’Orford
Vignoble d’Orford

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.


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.


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 du Ridge

 205 Chem. Ridge
Saint-Armand


Located in Saint-Armand in the Brome-Missisquoi region, the Domaine du Ridge includes 88 hectares of land, 13 of which are vineyard. The first vines were planted in 1996.  There are over 50,000 vines

The wineries facility are built among of the vines, with their little store and old farmhouse which dates back to the end of the 19th century.

The winery is highly recommended by numerous sources.

Here is comment

"I fell in love with the vineyard during our visit last summer. The site is enchanting and the explanations, the tasting and the entertainment, I must say: particularly interesting! In short, I recommend it without reservation! "


Vignoble Tortellini

468 Rang Double
Saint-Urbain-Premier

The vineyard was founded in 2008 by Joseph, Diane and Sophie Cortellino.

Located a short distance from Montreal.

A very well designed winery with a Mediterranean flair featuring a comfortable terrace to enjoy their wines.


Vignoble Chapelle Ste-Agnès

2565, route Scenic
Sutton Québec

Vignoble Chapelle Ste-Agnès

On the slopes of Mount Sutton, in the Missisquoi Valley, the Vignoble Chapelle Ste-Agnès has some 7000 vines and specializes in the production of ice wine and other dessert wines.

The winery is deigned for visitors featuring Romanesque-style chapel, an underground complex of medieval-style cellars, a neo-Renaissance reception room and a terraced vineyard supported by solid stone walls.



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

Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille

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 busy 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.


Vignoble la Bauge

155, Avenue des Érables
Brigham, QC

Vignoble la Bauge

Located on the south side of the Appalachian foothills of the eastern Township. Visitors of all ages will enjoy seen the boars and other farm animals.

They sell delicious specialty foods derived from their own exotic livestock: boar liver protégé with oyster mushrooms and Calvados, red deer terrine with La Flambée wine and cranberries, and smoked yak sausage.



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 Les Petits Cailloux

625, rang de la Montagne
Abbotsford, QC, Canada J0E 1A0

The family-run Vignoble Les Petits Cailloux is located at the foot of Mont Yamaska in St. Paul d'Abbotsford in Montérégie. 

The view is spectacular, the scenery peaceful, the sunsets breathtaking...

Concerts and events through out the year.



Vignoble du Chêne Winery

807 Chemin de la Rivière N
Saint-Eustache, QC J

Vignoble du Chêne Winery

Located in the Lower Laurentians, the winery was found in 1989. Owned by Isabelle Gonthier and Daniel Lalande.

The winery is known for its beautiful vineyards. Describe by one visitor as his beautiful piece of paradise.

A leading producer of icewine.

Won Gold for their William Blanc  2018 at the All Canadian Championships.


Le Vignoble du Ruisseau

4500 Strobl
Dunham, Quebec

Le Vignoble du Ruisseau

Amazing beautiful grounds highlight this Quebec Winery. There is a covered bridge, vaulted barrel cellar, two level cuverie, stunning tasting room and more to explore.

Restaurant Service; the sugar shack offers a traditional menu tweaked for gourmet tastes, with a gluten-free option

They also produce maple sugar.

Maritimes

Planters Ridge Nova Scotia
Planters Ridge - Nova Scotia

 

Avondale Sky Winery

80 Avondale Cross Rd,
Newport, NS B0N 2A0

Established in 2009, is located on the beautiful Avon Peninsula at the edge of the Annapolis Valley. 

Rather than construct a new winery, the decision was made to salvage an old barn which was looking forlorn on a dike along the St. Croix River ten kilometers from the vineyard. They also purchased St. Matthews Church from Walton.

They feature an award winning restaurant.

Bear River Vineyards

133 Chute Road
Bear River, NS B0S 1B0

Bear River Vineyards

Located in the beautiful Bear River Valley near the south western end of the Annapolis Basin. The winery formerly owned owned by Chris Hawes became the only licensed Cottage Winery in the Province of Nova Scotia in February 2006. Chris claims to be the smallest winery with only 3.6 acres planted over the last 12 years he began growing grapes in 1987. He planted the first Pinot Noir vines in the province here in 1993.

The farm house beside the vineyard was built in 1784. The winery building was built in 1883 and the first experimental planting by the NS Dept. of Agriculture was in 1963.

Darren Carey is the new owner along with his wife Susan Wong. She is the winemaker.

Housed within the Winery is a well appointed guest room, offering all the amenities you need to make your stay a relaxing experience.


L’Acadie Vineyards

310 Slayter Road, Gaspereau
RR#1, Wolfville, Nova Scotia

L’Acadie Vineyards

A true family winery. Bruce Ewert and his Nova Scotian-born wife Pauline Scott moved their young family to Nova Scotia in 2004 and founded L’Acadie Vineyards in the Gaspereau Valley. Visit and see how a small winery is the heart of Canada's wine industry.

Bruce is the most experienced winemaker in Nova Scotia and is among a handful of specialized sparkling winemakers in Canada

L’Acadie Vineyards has been certified organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems since inception. 


Domain Grand Pré

11611 Highway Way 1
Grand Pre, NS


Domain Grand Pré

Magnificent! Domaine de Grand Pré is the oldest farm winery located in the heart of Nova Scotia Wine Country. A family owned winery and restaurant.

They have an extremely beautiful patio.

There is a winemaking museum.

The winery and its vineyards offer breathtaking views of the beautiful dyke-lands of Grand Pré and the Minas Basin.


Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

11197 Evangeline Trail
Wolfville,

Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards

Lightfoot and Wolfville Vineyards was bestowed the honour of Winery of the Year from the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers 2017.

The winery opened its new hospitality center in 2017 a 50,000 square-foot facility with a stunning view of Cape Blomidon open.

Their patio menu features amazing Charcuterie and cheese boards to delicious pizzas. Main dishes include Baby Shrimp rolls and Grilled Pork Lion.

Several signature events are held at the winery throughout the year

Numerous readers have recommended the winery to us!


Blomidon Estate Winery

10318 Hwy 221 PO Box 208
Canning, NS B0P 1H0

Highly recommended by our twitter followers. Located in Canning, Nova Scotia, in the heart of the Annapolis Valley on Minas Basin, home to the world's highest tides. Officially known as Blomidon Estate Winery at Habitant Vineyards. The winery is named after Blomidon Provincial Park which is located nearby.

Three Nova Scotian traditional method sparkling wines from Blomidon Estate Winery take home medals at the 2019 Decanter World Wine Awards.

Enjoy Charcuterie board on the patio.


Planters Ridge

1441 Church St Port Williams,
Nova Scotia B0P 1T0

Planters Ridge

Housed in a  renovated 155 year-old timber frame barn that combines historical features with some modern flourishing. Planters Ridge is one of Nova Scotia's newest wineries.

Their tasting room features ten foot windows allowing for the perfect view of Wellington Dyke farmland that extends to the North Mountain, Cape Blomidon and the Minas Basin at high tide.

The barrel room is also very impressive

The winery is owned by owners John McLarty and Lisa Law

 

Prince Edward Island

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.

Saskatchewan


Riverlot Orchards Winery

box 210
Saint Louis, Saskatchewan

Riverlot Orchards is a fruit winery and bistro, located 3 km west of St. Louis, Saskatchewan, with the beautiful view of the South Saskatchewan river.

Take the name Riverlot think of Camelot and now you have the theme of the winery.



Crossmount Cider Company

 30 Glen Road
Crossmount, SK 

The Crossmount Cider Company was founded in 2014 and has become one of Saskatchewan's most popular destinations.

They have very good reviews on Trip advisor.

"Beautiful atmosphere and architecture within the crossmount community. The people are fantastic and the cider is even better."

They have a small cafe.

Cider is sold under the brand name Flatland


Alberta

Spirit Hills

240183 2380 Drive W
Foothills, Alberta


Located  in the Canadian Rocky Mountain Foothills are one of the most pristine and breathtaking places on earth, a place where prairies transform into mountains, a place of change and allure. 

All of Spirit Hills wines won multiple awards in competitions such at the North West Summit, the All Canadian Wine Awards, the National Wine Awards of Canada and the Alberta Beverage Award.  The Bonjean family makes honey wines.

The winery itself is conceived to be a sanctuary for yeast and wine and integrates design elements from Alberta’s pioneering west and the Bonjean’s European heritage into a pleasing and comforting atmosphere.


Fallentimber Meadery

5543 Township Rd 302,
Water Valley, AB T0M 2E0

Fallentimber Meadery

Fallentimber Meadery is located on the Ryan family farm, Northwest of Water Valley, Alberta near the west end of Big Prairie Road (Township Road 302).  About a 50 minute drive from the Calgary city limits.  

Back in 1969, Blake Ryan started the family business when he purchased the family farm and established his first hives.  Today, Blake's son Kevin is the owner and operator of Ryan's Honey which is sold at select stores in our region.  

On trip advisor they have a perfect 5 stars.

Featured label doing extremely well is Meadjito.


New Brunswick

Dunhams Run

35 Gorhams Bluff Rd
Kingston, NB, E5N 1A1


A very popular winery in New Brunswick with a perfect score on Trip advisor. Nestled on the Kingston Peninsula, Dunham's Wharf Vineyard sits on 22 acres of prime vineyard land. The owners  Tony and Margie Rickett daughter named her dog Dunham. When she left for college Dunham stayed behind to remained run through the Vineland. The winery's name is a tribute to the departed Dunham.

Rickett has already made a name for himself as the first New Brunswick winery to make sparkling wine using the traditional-method from the early 18th Century.

The Dunhams Run Estate Winery offers a variety of meads, ciders, and wines

Events and activities at the Winery range from wine sampling, catered vineyard and winery tours, to regular Comedy Nights as well as their seasonal Big Pic & BBQ where visitors can gather to feast, drink and harvest grapes together.

The winery opened in 2012.

Chudleigh's Farm cider

For the Family

Chudleigh's Farm

9528 Regional Rd 25
Milton, ON 

Chudleigh's

What started out as a apple farm is now known as Chudleigh's Entertainment Farm. They have well over 2000 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.



Frogpond Winery

1385 Larkin Rd,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0


Frogpond Farm is the first certified organic winery in Ontario. Owner/winemaker Jens Gemmrich and Heike Koch believe in working in harmony with nature by trying to establish a balanced environment both in the vineyard as well as in the wine making process.

They have a animal farm for children.

Ben organic you will ill see plenty of guinea fowl, bugs, birds, and other animals which are kept at the winery to eat insects. 


Mann Farm

790 McKenzie Rd,
Abbotsford, BC

Featuring family fun, farm fresh products and good wines.

They offer and educational students tour.

Mama Maan  Kitchen offers some great products and treats.

Known for their corn maze and Halloween fun!


Krause Berry Farm and Winery

6179 248 St.
Langley, BC

Krause Berry Farm

The family fun berry farm that added a fruit winery. A super fun filled visit for the whole family. From the Future Farmers at Work Play" playground , to the petting zoo to fresh strawberry pie on the porch. Located in Langley BC.

Taste the wines stay for dinner enjoy numerous events. Their is a huge market to explore and of course tractor rides

Trophy, Best Fruit Wine of the Year at Nationals


Intermiel

10291, De La Fresniére Rd.
Mirabel, Saint-Benoît,
Quebec J0N 1K0


A family-run farm with 5,000+ honeybee hives. They produce everything honey including mead. Natives of Picardy, a region in the north of France, teachers Viviane and Christian Macle, settled in Québec in 1969. In 1976, Christian, who had been passionate about beekeeping since his childhood, bought a small farm in the Saint-Benoît (Mirabel) area, which the couple transformed into a bee farm over time. They had about a hundred beehives at the time.

In the 80s, they officially launched a line of honey. This visionary couple, fueled by their passion for beekeeping and equipped with their teaching skills, decided to acquaint people with the wonderful world of bees and opened a small honey shop. Over the years, and after many expansions, the Macle family, always motivated by the desire to spread their knowledge, further continued their growth by remaining open to visitors year-round and diversifying their products. In the 90s, they began to produce meads, maple brandy liquors and ice ciders. Today, Intermiel is a large-scale farm that manages the production of 8 000 beehives, runs a 14 000 tap sugar bush and a 600 apple tree orchard. The Macle family can be proud of producing a line of honey which is wholly of Québec origin derived from the production of their beehives, and supported by a traceability program. Intermiel is recognized provincially and across North America for the quality and diversity of its products, as well as for its educational visits. Thanks to its agritourism orientation, it attracts more than 100 000 visitors a year, of which 15 000 are students from Québec schools. 

In 2006, the company’s future was assured, when the Macles’ daughter, Éléonore, assumed ownership of the business along with her parents. Éléonores’ husband, Cyril Lapeyrie is responsible of the maple syrup production and he is the Farm Manager at Intermiel for beekeeping.

Their mead brands are Medieval, Chouchen’n Signé Macle, Api Gin, Rosée, Bouquet Printanier, Verge d’or, Benoîte,  

Mead  maker is: Mr. André Abi Raad (more that 20 years now) 

Philosophy:? Bee happy. Bee healthy. 

Honourable Mention

Coastal Black - is an award winning estate fruit winery and cidery nestled at the base of Mt. Washington on the outskirts of the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island.

Forbidden Fruit Winery- a quaint small fruit winery in Cawston BC

Harper's Trail Kamloops BC - Do not pass this winery by!

Oliver Twist - Oliver, BC- offers a unique Okanagan winery experience while providing a fun trip down memory lane. 

vinAmité Cellars - Oliver BC - highly recommended by our readers.

Mission Hill - West Kelowna -The architecture a lone will be worth the visit. Outstanding summer concert series.

Vanessa Vineyards - Located in Cawston BC, all the wineries in the Similkameen Valley merit a visit.

Pentage -Penticton, British Columbia- good reviews

Merridale Cidery- Cobble Hill - a grand Christmas light show is a must.

O'Rourke's Peak Cellars - Kelowna BC - Their Bistro is getting great reviews

Therapy Vineyards Naramata BC- some recent changes have been successful!

Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery - Bowmanville ON. - Friendly and unique.

Morandin Wines - Located in Wellington. One of those small wineries that people just love to visit. Their wines are highly rated.

Black Prince Winery -Picton, ON They produce wine, vinegar and Pizza, Featuring a very old barn.

Icellars Estate Winery One of the first to introduce seated tasting experience.

Muskoka Lakes Winery - Muskoka Lakes, Ontario - an interesting Cranberry farm.

Gulluci Winery Stouffville, Ontario a well designed winery 30 minutes from Toronto city centre

Three Dog Winery - Picton Ontario John and Sacha Squair began planting their vineyards back in 1999, and have slowly been increasing plantings ever since. Now growing 7 different varietals of both Vinifera and Hybrids.

Vignoble Le Chat Botford. this winery has people talking about them

Pinard & Filles. Magog, Québec. in a beautiful natural setting.

Cidrerie Milton - Sainte-Cécile-de-Milton Quebec  - A very popular cidery.

Vignoble Les Murmures - Saint-Jean Baptiste , Quebec A small place tucked in an enchanted hill , very quite and out of the way ..wonderful owners.

Grey Owl Meadery Alder Flats - Alberta - relax by the lake with a Charcuterie board.

Wolf Willow Winery Broderick, Saskatchewan. A nature loving winery on the North Saskatchewan River.

Petite Riviere Vineyard - Crouston, NS Do not pass this cozy, cute adorable winery by

Magnetic Hill Moncton NB -perhaps the fastest growing winery in the Maritimes. They have a B&B.

Richibucto River Wine Estate - Mundleville New Brunswick, its stunning view of the Richibucto River, the immense 20 acres of manicured vineyards, and quality wines to suit every palate. 

There you have it! A most difficult task. There are so many fine wineries spread across our great land. Let us know your thoughts! We would always like to hear about your visits to any of Canada's wineries.

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