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Toronto lies on the shore of Lake Ontario, the easternmost of the Great Lakes. Home to more than 2 million people, the city is the key to one of North America's most vibrant regions, the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). 4.5 million Canadians live in the GTA, the cultural, entertainment, and financial capital of the nation. The city is also the seat of the Ontario government Located on the northwestern shore of Lake Ontario, farther south than Minnesota and much of Michigan.

The GTA includes Markham, Vaughan, Oakville and Mississauga

Andrew's Winery

R.R. 5 9365 10th Sideroad
Milton, ON  L9T 2X9

Name changed to Andrew's Winery formally Scotch Block

A fruit winery located in the Municipality of Halton part of Greater Toronto Area. The name "Scotch Block Winery" was chosen as a tribute to the Scottish settlers who in 1820 were the first European immigrants to survey and settle in Esquesing Township, Halton County.

The winery is nestled in the area known as Scotch Block - an area of rich, fertile, rolling farmland of which the scenic Niagara Escarpment is a breathtaking backdrop. The winery was owned by Bret Andrews  along with his wife Laurie and their young children Angela, Kurtis and Valerie established Andrews Scenic Acres in 1980. The winery was established in 1999.

The winery and market recently sold. The new owners of Andrews’ Scenic Acres are Yunna Chen, Yun Wang and Linda Chen. The farm was almost as the Andrews retired but the sale meant the farm and winery would continue.

winemaker: Terry Rayner and Paul de Lestard


Cellaria Winery Inc

Richmond Hills

Their head office is located in greater Toronto with their vineyards in Niagara. Their label their wines Rose Hill

The vineyard produces Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Riesling,and Chardonnay. Winemaking method traditional Cuvee

Cilento Wines

672 Chrislea Rd,
Woodbridge Ontario
L4L 8K9


Owners Grace and Angelo Locilento fulfilled a life long dream to produce quality wines. The winery located in Woodbridge uses grapes harvested from the Niagara to produce their VQA wines. Along with Winemaker They are noted for their VQA Marechal Foch, Cilento's Cabernet, Riesling and Riesling Icewines.
They boast one of the largest cellars for barrel aging in Ontario. The walls are painted with life-sized murals of old traditional European winemaking activities. A new winery located in Woodbridge( Vaughan) within Toronto GTA. The custom designed two-story 36,000 square foot facility houses Cilento's winemaking and bottling process, in addition to a retail shop and the winery's administration offices


The mandate of the Cilento Winery is to create the best wine available on the market. We are interested in quality above and beyond anything else. We have assembled a tremendous team at Cilento and we all share the same philosophy of producing quality wine that we are proud to sell and that will be superior to any on the market in its class

Cilento Wines made its mark in the arts this winter when it became the Canadian Opera Company's SurtitlesTM sponsor.

Choo Specialty Wine Ltd

Unit 20
151 Esna Park Drive
L3R 3B1


Created a brand new identity and bottle design for a specialty wine. Ginseng is well known for numerous health benefits


Gallucci Winery

13204 Ninth Line
Stouffville ON
L4A 7X3

Only a short distance from the heart of Toronto lies Gallucci Winery. The winery is owned by Palolo and Nella Gallucci. The winery and grounds are spectacular.

The winery produces full bodied reds, easy drinking whites and exceptional ice wine

Winemaker: Thomas Laslo

Generations Wine Co

178 St. George Street, 
Toronto, M5R 2M7 

Union wines is the result of a joint partnership between winemaking legend Dr. Allan Jackson and sommelier, Andrew von Teichman. Dr Jackson is a co-founder of Vincor Canada, and the Jackson Triggs brand, 

Generations is a virtual winery. They source grapes from Niagara grape growers and rent space at one of the regions most recognized VQA wineries. They produce have a unique VQA port-like product called Union Forte.

Winemaker: Dr. Allan Jackson Andrew von Teichman
Winemaking philosophy is to make high-value wines [VQA-only] that are balanced and have some complexity and linger on the palate, both of which I believe are very well achieved by blending different varietals together so there is a "taste-crescendo" happening. If a wine is not offering good value at its price point, I'm not interested in doing it.  We source our grapes from contracted growers, most of whom I knew and trusted from my Jackson-Triggs days

Holland Marsh Winery

18270 Keele Rod
Newmarket, ON l3Y4V9

Holland Marsh Winery

Located on the north side of the Greater Toronto area between Lake Simcoe and Lake Ontario. The owner is Roland Nersisyan.

Magnotta Winery

271 Chrislea Rd
Vaughan Ont.

Owners Gabe and Roseanna Magnotta started their winery in 1989 selling directly to consumers. Their wines have won over 700 medals, including the Black Diamond Trophy They are just one of many Canadian wineries that made the world stand up and take notice. Robert Henn is the winemaker. The Magnottas believe in good wine good food, good companionship and laughter.
They have had a remarkable growth currently operating wineries at, Vaughan,Mississauga,Kitchener,Scarborough, and Beamsville. Theses are all franchises.

The winery is know for its Vidal Icewine but it promises to release a VIN DE GLACE Eau de Vie which they call the most expensive ever produced without aging.

Magnotta Winery Corporation owns approximately 180 acres of vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula, as well as 351 acres in the Maipo Valley in Chile.

Macedo Winery

1381 Dufferin Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M6H 4C7


Evolution Wines by Macedo Winery.. Using local and imported products. Evolution Wines was established in 2012 and is a family operated business. Located in the heart of the city and are licensed to import wines from anywhere in the world.

The president of Evolution Wines is David Macedo

Philosophy: We strive to produce wines with an array of different flavours coming from distinctive wine regions of the world


Pommies Cider Co

81 Healey Road
Caledon, ON
L7E 5A8

Founded in 2011 the name is a play on the French word for apple Pomme

Pommies Cider is crafted from the juice of 100% Ontario apples (and pears) and is home to Pommies Dry, Pommies Perry and the... newly launched Pommies Farmhouse. All ciders made by Pommies are gluten free and contain no artificial flavours or colours.

Owned by Nick and Lindsay Sutcliffe

Cidermaker: Bryan Da Silva
Philosophy: Use only 100% juice of Ontario apples

Ontario Spring Water Sake Company

51 Gristmill Lane
Toronto ON M5A 3C4

The Ontario Spring Water Sake Company, located in downtown Toronto's Distillery Historic District, is eastern North America's first sake brewery. Using traditional Japanese methods and recipes with delicious Ontario spring water. Ontario Spring Water Sake Company is a member of the Brewing Society of Japan

Silver Peaks Wine Cellar

130 Industry Street
North York , ON , M6M5G3

seeking information on this winery


Trafalgar Ales and Meads

1156 Speers Road
Oakville, Ontario


The company traces its history back to 1994 when it was founded by Mike and Nancy Arnold and George Hengstman. They operated solely as a brewery until the introduction of meads around 2000. Trafalgar Ales and Meads makes Black Currant, Blueberry and Raspberry Melomel. They are dry and slightly carbonated, with the natural fruit flavours very apparent. And with an alcohol content around 9% alc/vol.

Vinoteca Winery

527 Jevlan Dr
Woodbridge ON L4L 8W1

In 1989, Vinoteca was founded as the first Greater Toronto Area Winery by Giovanni and Rosanna Follegot. The name comes form joining the Italian "Vino" (wine) with "Teca" (a chest for special treasures). Most of their grapes are grown in Vineland. However they do import grapes from Giovanni's own Italian vineyard

Winemaker: Giovanni Follegot

West Ave Cider Company

Toronto, Ontario

West Avenue was founded by British-born cider maker Chris Haworth. Their cider was awarded 2014 Best Cider in Ontario and has won numerous awards since

Chris wife Amy Robson also works in the cidery.

Cidermaker: Chris Haworth
Philosophy: is that great cider starts in the orchard, so we use only the best locally-grown fruit

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