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Black Hills Estate Winery

4190 Black Sage Road,
Oliver BC 

The winery has alway had a reputation for producing good wines. When they first opened they worked from a simple tasting room. Today they have this magnificiently designed tasting facility they call the Wine Tasting Experience Centre

Here you are invite savour and enjoy the wines in a sit down guided tasting. Three tasting formats are offered Introductory Tasting $10.00, Portfolio Tasting Experience $20.00 Library Tasting Experience $30.00 

Restaurant service is provided in the warmer months

Chaberton Estate Winery

1064 216 St.,
Langley, BC, V2Z 1R3

Just recently Chaberton in the Fraser Valley, just a short distance from Vancouver, was forced by the number of visitors to increase the size of their parking lot. . Having done so it is still difficult to find a space to park at this very popular winery.

The large and attractive tasting room can handle the crowds. However if your coming to their Bacchus Bistro. make reservations.

The winery produces in excess of 50,000 cases of wine a year made not only from grapes grown in their vineyard but also from grapes grown in the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys.

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Church and State Wines

4516 Ryegrass Road,
Oliver, BC

The magnificent Church and State Tasting room nested in the Coyote Bowl Vineyard, in the Okanagan.

The full-service outdoor tasting bar is perched on the edge of Coyote Bowl, with a prime view of Golden Mile vineyards. Inside the amazing tasting faculties face the barrel room.

The wines to die for!

Culmina Estate Winery

4790 Wild Rose Street
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T0

The new Okanagan winery has it ail when it comes to producing great wines and running a winery. This is the Triggs family winery, headed by Donald Triggs of Jackson and Triggs fame. Donald was also former chief executive of Vincor International Ltd.

The location provides a wonder view of the Okanagan Valley. The faculties are state of the Art

Dilemma 2011 made our list for Best Wines of 2014




Fort Berens Estate Winery

1881 British Columbia 99
Lillooet, BC V0K 1V0

The winery that put Lillooet, BC on the map. Can you imagine driving by one of the worlds best known ski resorts (Whistler) continuing north and finding such beautiful vineyards and an award winning winery!

The vineyards are planted on a sagebrush-covered bench, at the foot of the mountains in the Fraser Canyon and deep in what was the heart of gold mining country. Today the wines produced here are golden.

A 2014 Lieutenant Governor Award of Excellence in British Columbia Wines is among their numerous awards


Hester Creek Estate Winery

877 Road 8 • Box 1605,
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

One of the Okanagan's most popular wineries and for goof reasons. Their reputation for producing good wines goes back almost 20 years.

Although the winery is among the Okanagan's oldest it has a new wine shop and tasting room for visitors to enjoy. There is a relaxing patio and a guest villa. Also a new 23,000 square foot state-of-the-art wine producing facilities.

One of the countries best tasting rooms

 

Kraze Legzs Winery

141 Fir Ave.
PO Box 108
Kaleden , BC V0H 1K0

Located in historic Kaleden, BC over looking Skaha lake . It is a beautiful winery! With very delightful and charming owners. Kraze Legz Winery is a throwback to simpler times when the decade was roaring the music was jazzed and dancing required kraze legz. Its fun place to visit.

Toss in their award winning wines and you definitely have a winery to put on your Must Visit list


 

LaStella

8123 - 148th Avenue,
Osoyoos, BC

One of the most beautiful wineries you will ever see.. Add in those amazing wines and you have found paradise.

Relax on the patio and enjoy the view of the lake.

A popular venue for weddings


Mission Hill Family Estate Winery

1730 Mission Hill Road
West Kelowna, Okanagan Valley
British Columbia, Canada
V4T 2E4

This is a winery that has it all. Amazing architecture, numerous events a world class restaurant and award winning wines.

A six-year transformation of Mission Hill Winery was completed under the watchful eye of a dedicated team of international architects, designers and craftsmen who share Anthony von Mandl vision to create a landmark that will stand the test of time and delight visitors from around the world.

In 1984 they won the coveted Avery Trophy for 'Best Chardonnay in the World' at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (IWSC) in the United Kingdom. Their list of achievements has continued to grow

Muse Winery

11195 Chalet Road,
North Saanich, BC

It is amazing what Jane & Peter Ellmann have done with Saanich Peninsula since they purchased it in 2008. It is THE place to be. The tasting room is a very busy place due to thee quality of the wines and the Bistro Muse THE place to dine.

The Ortega is the best I have tasted in years

Look out world the Muse Winery is putting Saanich on the map

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Okanagan Crush Pad

16576 Fosbery Rd,
Summerland, BC V0H 1Z6

What can you say about Okanagan Crush Pad. It seems to make the News daily.John Schreiner says "very creative winery with a rising number of good concrete aged wines. "

In addition to their flagship wine, Haywire, Okanagan Crush Pad makes wines for people who are seeking to start their own winery.

The spectacular guest center is built into the heart of the winery presenting a firsthand look at how premium wine is crafted. A winery hosts will be on hand to provide a personal tour and offer you a unique tasting featuring wines from the 20 plus labels available. After your tasting, relax and take in wine country and enjoy the serenity of our vineyard setting from our Crush Pad Patio.

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Painted Rock Estate Winery

400 Smythe Drive
Penticton, BC, Canada, V2A 8W6

An Okanagan Gem; winner of the 2014/15 Inteervine International Wine Awards. The winery features beautiful surrounds, astonishing architecture and stimulating wines of perfection.

The winery uses only grapes grown on its own estate. If you want to know how good a Canadian wine can taste try any Painted Rock offering. Chances are its won a major award or media acclaim.

The new facilities were unveiled in September, 2013. The tasting room sits on a picturesque bluff overlooking our estate vineyards and Skaha Lake. The tasting room was a winner at the 2014 Architecture Design Awards The architecture of Painted Rock provides the perfect setting for a modern wedding theme.



Quails Gate Estate

3303 Boucherie Road
West Kelowna, BC
V1Z 2H3

In 1956 Richard Stewart purchased the Quails’ Gate Estate knowing that it was potentially one of the best sites in the Okanagan Valley for premium grape production. The winery has proven this to be true with every vintage.

On the property you will find historical buildings,accommodations and a 5 star restaurant. Built in 1873, Allison House is the oldest home site in the West Kelowna area.  It provides an important link to our past and to early European settlement in this valley

Their Family Wine Tour

is consistently regarded as one of the most educational and dynamic tours in the valley. They also have the Scenic Sensory Tasting where you can relax and enjoy flights of wine with small bites and take in the view of the serene Okanagan Lake.

Seven Stones Winery

1143 HWY #3
Cawston, BC V0X 1C3

 

Located on 20 acres of bench land overlooking British Columbia's spectacular Similkameen River and the Valley, it is a beautiful location.

The winery has more than 3000 sq feet of cave area that is simply spectacular! There is one large area for wine barrel storage, a laboratory for wine testing, an elevator and stairwell, a reception area that will have a commercial kitchen, a spiral staircase to enter the cave and washroom facilities. Some of the additional delights are a water feature for sound and humidity purposes The cave has been wired to create a magnificent audio experience with speakers projecting from the ceiling every 8 feet. The cave will also be the home of the Seven Stones Wine Library. To top that off there is a special man cave entrance from the Winemaker's home leading into the cave.

Rustico Cellars

4444 - Golden Mile Dr.
Oliver, British Columbia,
Canada, V0H 1T1

Unique is the word for the Golden Miles' Rustico Cellar owned by Bruce Fuller and partners. They launched the winery in 2009 as Canada's most romantic winery. The property was originally a miners residence build in the late 1800's. called Tikio Bunkhouse.

The winery provides a western theme and Cowboy Bruce provides the smiles and laughter as he pours your wine. Bruce wears a large cowboy hat, the shelfs are lined with rustic antiques and wines are good.

The view from the winery is magnificent

 



Summerhill Pyramid Winery

4870 Chute Lake Road
Kelowna, BC
Canada V1W 4M3

One of the most popular wineries in the Okanagan. If you believe in the value of organic this is your winery. Summerhill is committed to producing 100% organic wine, and has received Demeter Biodynamic certification for our Kelowna vineyard in 2012

They have a most attractive visitor centre and Sunset Organic Bistro newly renovated for the 2015 season.

Top it all off with a visit to their Pyramid and of course their amazing cellar of wines


Time Estate Winery

30861 Black Sage Road,
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

This Okanagan winery is located on on of the best vineyards in the Okanagan add the name of these three principals Bob Wareham, Richard Cleaves and Harry McWatters and it spells success. The winery will open its grand new facility and tasting room this summer

The wines have already gained noted acclaim. I like their white Meritage




Unsworth Estate Winery

2915 Cameron Taggart Rd
Mill Bay, BC
V0R 2P2

Tim and Colleen Turyk have created a jewel on Vancouver Island. Located near Cobble Hill . This beautiful Cowichan valley estate was build around a heritage home, that now operates as the estates restaurant.

They have a warm and inviting tasting room that over looks the gardens and pond. Here you will have exceptional wines. Unsworth’s Pinot Gris and Rosé have won awards in BC and nationally, while their bubbly Cuvée De L’ile, Allegro, and Symphony blends have won critical raves.

 

50th Parallel Estate Winery

17101 Terrace View Road,
Lake Country, BC V4V 1B2

Their exciting new facilities helps makes 50th Parallel a choice for winery to visiting 2015. Its the wines! They also made our list of Wineries to Watch in 2015.

The winery, located north of Carr’s Landing and on the east side of Okanagan Lake, made its first small vintage in 2011. Owned by Curtis Krouzel and Sheri-Lee Turner-Krouzel

Grant Stanley just keeps on producing great wines

 

Ontario

Cooper's Hawk Vineyards

1425 Iler Road, Harrow,
ON N0R 1G0
(519) 738-4295

Located on 67 acres of land in the Lake Erie North Shore viticulture region. took home a silver medal earlier this month at the International Pinot Challenge against the worlds best. Winemaker is Rori McCaw

New facilities will be build in 2015. The aim is a destination winery, comfortable for foodies and families to visit, explore, sip and sample. The approach is a winery venture compatible with its surroundings, a picturesque setting with its wide-open vista of vines on a gentle slope .

The family run winery produces 20 varieties of wines, including chardonnay, Riesling, rosé and cabernet-merlot, each reflect the potential for Cooper's Hawk to produce impressive vintages.

Fielding Estate Winery

4020 Locust Lane,
Lincoln, ON L0R 1B2

The Fieldings searched the Niagara Region for the perfect location and came across the cozy Beamsville location with the rolling hills and the awe-inspiring view of Lake Ontario.

Their winemaking skills proved very succesful. Fielding Estate Winery was named one of Canada's Top 10 Wineries and was awarded this accolade again in 2013. Annually the Grape Grower's of Ontario select a Grape Grower of the Year (aka Grape King) and Curtis Fielding was selected to represent for the 2012/13 season. This accolade is awarded to grape growers who exemplify excellence and sustainability in Ontario's Grape Growing Industry.

The Wine Lodge pays tribute to Northern Ontario’s cottage country, crafted from cedar, stone and glass with a breathtaking view of Toronto across Lake Ontario


Five Rows Craft Wine

361 Tanbark Road
St. David’s Ontario Canada
L0S 1P0

Small but distinguished this winery could have easy made our list of Wineries to Watch in 2015.

Located in Niagara’s St. David’s Bench sub-appellation on the 5th generation property, a 35-acre vineyard The Lowrey family has farmed the area for 5 generations. Current generations, Howard Lowrey and his son Wes Lowrey tend to the vineyard with a focus on achieving the most characteristic and complex examples that their varietals can produce.

Five Rows’ one-room, peaked-roof barn houses everything: miniature steel fermenting tanks, oak barrels, two tables that serve as a tasting area and a small stockpile of cases ready for sale. The place seems caught in a time warp, evoking Niagara of the 1970s

Huff Estates Winery

2274 County Rd.1 Bloomfield Ontario
P.O. Box 300, K0K 1G0

At the top of their website are three main link/ headings - Winery - Inn - Gallery

Lanny and Catharine Huff have always had a passion for fine wine and Prince Edward County. They began their adventure in 2001 have since grown Huff Estates into an exciting, unique county destination.

In 2006 Lanny expanded the estate and constructed the 21 suite Inn at Huff Estates. They have a nice patio with food service. Oeno Gallery

Among their many awards 2008 Cuvee Peter F. Huff was selected as one of the top twelve wines in Ontario and received the inaugural Lieutenant Governor's Award of Excellence in Ontario!

 

Tawse Estate Winery

3955 Cherry Avenue
PO Box 822
Vineland, Ontario

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..

They have a very attractive tasting room and gardens

 

Inniskillin

1499 Line #3 at the Niagara Parkway
Niagara-on-the-Lake

Canada’s Original Estate Winery with over 35 years of producing award winning wines. They played a key role in the development of Canada's Icewines.

Here you can learn about Icewine; compare different flavours of Icewine and discover the history of this historic winery

The estate features several restored and redesigned historic buildings, including the Brae Burn Barn, circa 1920. Once home to Inniskillin’s French oak ageing barrels, the newly refurbished Founder’s Hall provides an exclusive dining forum where guests will enjoy wine inspired cuisine with a view into the modern Demonstration Kitchen.

Numerous events are held through out the year.

photo by Fred Couch

Megalomaniac Winery

3930 Cherry Avenue
Vineland Ontario
LOR 2C0

A John Howard Cellars of Distinction Winery sits on a 110-acre site in Vineland with gorgeous views of the Toronto and Niagara Falls skylines. Massive archways and steel doors frame the entrance as guests prepare to burrow underground.  The tasting room is a large, echoing production hall with large stainless steel holding tanks, barrels and two waterfalls that trickle down the original cut limestone.

The unique underground cellar allows visitors to experience tasting below ground

Sue An Staff produces extremely good wines.


Muscedere Vineyards

7457 County Rd 18 RR#4
Harrow ON N0R 1G0 I

Located in Essex county near the shores of Lake Erie The 163-acre property was purchased by the Muscedere family in 1986. 13 acre vineyard are hand-harvested to create small hand-crafted lots of excellent wine.

In the warmer months you can relax on the patio and enjoy a wood-fire- pizza.

Photo credit Natalie Maclean

Peller Estates

290 John Street East
Niagara-on-the-Lake

It has been over fifty years since Andrew Peller start his very successful wine business in Canada. Today Peller Estates stands as a monument to his achievements and success

Our winery is a special place, where Winemaker Katie Dickieson and Winery Chef Jason Parsons work together to create Canada's most innovative wine and food experiences. It’s a place where people come to awaken their palate by celebrating and learning about the many nuances of wine: growing and tasting, pairing and serving, buying and cellaring

The winery features a large tasting room a five star restaurant and numerous events..


Viewpointe Estate Winery

115 Country Road 50 East
Harrow Essex County, Ontario

Viewpointe Estate Winery offers a breathtaking Lake Erie view from our tasting room and 10,000 sq ft lakeside patio. Viewpointe's mission is to showcase Essex County's fine wine and culinary diversity

Here you can enjoy their wines, restaurant and take part in their culinary classes in a state of the art culinary centre

So many events take place at the winery. You can the even obtain a Master Tasters Certificate.

Vineland Estate Winery

For over thirty years, Vineland Estates Winery has continually elevated the wine and culinary experience in Niagara. landmark stone tower stands proudly over a former Mennonite homestead with structures that date back to the 1840s

Its beautiful ground, 5 star restaurant, its historic building,and magnificent wines make Vineland a total destination winery

 

Saskatchewan


Crypruss Hills

Box 122
Maple Creek, SK S0N 1N0
(306) 662-4100

Cheers@cypresshillswinery.com

Yes Saskatchewan has a winery* There is a mystic air about the Saskatchewan Cypress Hills located in the southwest corner of the province A great place to live. This is where we find Marty and Marie Bohnet's winery.  The owners call it a “hobby gone bad” but the employees refer to it as “a dream come true”.

The Winery Bistro features a beautiful selection of gourmet sandwiches, garden fresh salads and artisan cheese platters.  Finish your meal with a thick slice of homemade Saskatoon pie!  Seasonal!



Nova Scotia

Domaine de Grand Pré

Highway 1, P.O. Box 105
Grand Pré, N.S. BOP 1M0

Our property has been described as “world-class” – from the vineyards and museum to the restaurant and tours. Our 25,000 visitors each year certainly speak volumes about the experience you’ll get at Domaine de Grand Pré

The restaurant Le Caveau has won numerous awards as have their wines. The museum offers a look at the history of wines

Bear River Winery

133 Chute Road
Bear River N.S.

The charming and unique small family run winery in the village of Bear River. Its the place to discover just how wonderful and hospitable a small winery can be.

Bear River Village is suspended over the tide on stilts, with hillside homes and churches clinging to the steep slopes and streets that rise from the river. The tidal estuary flows inland from the Annapolis Basin creating maritime vistas and unforgettable images of winding seaside roads and rural countryside.

 

Quebec

Domaine des Cotes d’Ardoise

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

The oldest operating vineyard in Quebec. It has a long list of notable awards and achievements. The beautiful grounds provides a host for an exhibition of sculptures gathered from more than 80 artists.

Numerous events are offered through out the year including Sunday Brunch

Clos Saragret

100, chemin Richford
Frelighsburg Québec

Owner Christian Barthomeuf, a pioneers of modern viticulture of Quebec, planted the first vineyard in Dunham in 1979, was the creator of ice cider in 1989 and planted the first vineyard in Sutton and Frelighsburg.

Clos Saragnat is also a research center specializing in wine-growing and fruit wine. Winners of numerous awards, and winner of numerous gold medals and other distinctions , he has also designed "Chapelle Ste Agnès"

 

For the Family

Puddicombey Estate

1468 #8 Highway
Winona, Hamilton
Ontario L8E 5K9

From wines to country fresh foods to train rides. Puddicombe Estate has created a place where the young and the young at heart can visit. While you’re visiting you can’t help but to enjoy the great outdoors fresh air, estate activities and events, picturesque scenery, and creating ever-lasting memories for everyone

Enjoy the Country Café fully licensed venue. Visit the petting farm. You can also stay in Puddicombe Caboose Farm Stay

Krause Berry Farm

6179 248th Street
Langley BC

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.

Taste the wines stay for dinner enjoy numerous events.

Their is a huge market to explore and of course tractor rides

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additional Favourites

~ Blue Grouse Estate Winery - Vancouver Island

~ Tinhorn Creek - Oliver BC

~ Burrowing Owl Vineyard - Oliver BC

~ Chapelle Ste. Agnas Vineyard - Sutton Quebec

~ Waupoos Estate Winery - PEC

~ Sunnybrae Vineyards -Tappin BC

~ Hernder Estate Winery   - St. Catharines, ON

~ La Frenz Winery ~ Naramata BC

Yes we may have missed some great wineries, if you wish to tell us about them we would love to hear from you

While Visiting Canada's Wineries

~ Where to Stay

~ Where to Dine

~ Weddings in the Vineyard

 

The wineries to watch in 2015

Best Wines of 2014

(1) Globe and Mail
* Sask has three wineries.
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