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Best Wineries to Visit

In 2020


Welcome to The Best Wineries to Visit in 2020. 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!

Always check with the winery for its hours before visiting. Some wineries close for the winter. Most food services are seasonal.

 

British Columbia

40 Knots Estate Winery

2400 Anderton Road
Comox, BC V9M 4E5

One of most enjoyable wineries we have visited. A very friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wonderful facilities.

40 Knots Estate Winery was established in 2005 on 24 lush coastal acres in the heart of the Comox Valley. The winery was purchased by Brenda Hetman-Craig and Layne Craig in July 2014

Amazing wines.


Cedar Creek

5445 Lakeshore Road
Kelowna

The story of CedarCreek begins with the vision of Senator Ross Fitzpatrick. He developed one of the best wineries in the Okanagan starting in 1986.

  In February 2014, the Fitzpatrick family announced the transfer of ownership of CedarCreek to the von Mandl family.

The Von Mandl made Cedar Creek a true destination winery. Their restaurant Home Block Restaurant nominated as one of Canada's best !

Truly a winery to visit in 2020

Please see Wineries to Watch For in 2020


Ripples Estate Winery

 3387 Tolmie Rd,
Abbotsford, BC

Unique in many ways. This family run winery is located in the beautiful farming region just east of Abbotsford. It also operates a a nursery for water plants, nestled amongst the secret gardens of Woodbridge Ponds.

The winery is a family operated business along with the help and support from friends. Paul and Caroline Mostertman are the owner with help from their daughter.

They specializing in Blueberry Wine but make some very good grape wines too.

They have recently added distilled spirits.

RIPPLES


Seaside Pearl Farm Estate Winery

5290 Olund Rd
Abbotsford, BC


Another Fraser Valley Gem! Just the location alone is worth the visit. But upon arrival you say to yourself this is how a winery should look.

One enters the winery through an iron gate then along the driveway next to vineyards and horse pastures, towards the chapel style tasting room. Where friendly warm hospitality awaits you along with good wines.

Your host and co-owner Allison Zimmerman puts together a very nice cheese tray, featuring cheeses from a neighbouring farm to go along with the tastings.

The new barrel room is impressive.

Seaside


Summerhill Pyramid

4870 Chute Lake Road
Kelowna, British Colum
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Do not miss an opportunity to visit the Pyramid. One of BC's most visited wineries with a super location overlooking the lake.

If you would like to learn about organic farm practices in the wine industry Summerhill is the place to go.

There’s much to do at the winery, from dining at The Sunset Bistro (where, obviously, all the ingredients are organic) to taking self-guided tours to the pyramid, biodynamic vineyards and Canada’s only Exhibit of First Contact — the Mallam house and the Makwala Kekuli.

 

Numerous events throughout the year!


The View

2287 Ward Rd
Kelowna, BC 

A small east Kelowna winery with a unique winery facility. Its charm makes it worth the visit.

The wines are outstanding as is the hospitality. If your looking for something different that those large mansion style wineries make sure you visit The View.

Also the home of Wards Cider.


Sea Star Estate Farm and Vineyard

6621 Harbour Hill Drive
Pender Island, BC 

Located on Pender Island. one of the Southern Gulf Islands located in the Gulf of Georgia, British Columbia.

The dramatic Winery building designed by Walter Francl is a great venue, as is the adjacent garden patio and spacious lawn, both of which are licensed picnic areas.

The vineyard views are amazing. Numerous events are held at the winery and wines always sell out!


Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd

1881 BC-99
Lillooet, BC 

One of the most beautiful locations possible Fort Berens Estate Winery Ltd is located in Lillooet.

Lillooet is located on the Fraser River, 325 km north of Vancouver. The community is one of the oldest in the province, it was a supply point for miners heading to the Caribou gold fields when the gold rush began in 1858.

The winery is open all year and is worth the drive. If you visit from May through October, leave enough time to enjoy a delicious locally-sourced wine-paired meal on their patio overlooking the vineyard.

Award winning wines, amazing facilities!


Kraze Legz Vineyard and Winery

141 Fir Ave.
Kaleden, BC 

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.

It is a fun winery to visit with excellent wines.


Arrowleaf Cellars

1574 Camp Road, 
Lake Country, BC, Canada


Arrowleaf Cellars is a family owned and operated winery located in beautiful Lake Country, BC.

The well designed buildings are very attractive. The tasting room was designed by award-winning architect Robert Mackenzie, opened in 2014. The seasonal kitchen specialize in French-style pastries, primarily cream puffs along with made-to-order Charcuterie, cheese or vegan boards.

They have a very nice patio and picnic area to enjoy the view of the lake.

 


Rust Wines

4444 Golden Mile Dr
Oliver, British Columbia

You can never go wrong visiting any of the wineries on Olivers Golden Mile. You must visit Rust Wines.

Its new yet its old. Visit and find out what I mean!

Visitors to Rust will enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in the valley overlooking the Black Sage Bench to the east and Osoyoos to the south, as well as the rolling hills behind the winery that bathe in the Okanagan light.


Nighthawk Vineyards

2735 Green Lake Road
Okanagan Falls, British Columbia


Nighthawk is quickly becoming one of the more popular wineries in the Okanagan. The winery over looks Green Lake in Okanagan Falls.

The name is a tribute to the Nighthawks that soar over the vineyard, these amazing birds return each spring to make this scenic valley their home and nest during the growing season.

It is located near the Grasslands Protected Area.

The drive along Green Lake Road represents the natural beauty of the Okanagan.

Great wines featuring Gewürztraminer.


Fitzpatrick Family Vineyards

697 Highway 97 S
Peachland, BC V0H 1X9


They refer to the winery as "A little Sparkle by the Lake" They do indeed have a wonderful location where you can relax on the patio drink Sparkling wine and enjoy the view of Okanagan Lake,

Sparkling wine lovers will definitely appreciate this winery dedicated only to sparkling wines.


Harpers Trail

 2761 Shuswap Rd
Kamloops, BC


One the wineries that put Kamloops on the wine map of British Columbia. In fact they were the first winery to open in Kamloops.

Enjoying their exceptional wines on their patio while admiring the panoramic views of the vineyard and hoodoos.

The winery has a moderate western theme

Harper’s Trail Pioneer Block Riesling 2018 winner British Columbia Lieutenant Governor’s Wine Awards


Hainle Vineyards

5355 Trepanier Bench Road,
Peachland British Columbia

Hainle Vineyards Estate Winery became BC’s 8th estate winery in 1972, is the birthplace of North American Icewine and became Canada’s first certified organic winery in 1988.

Founded by Walter Hainle, Hainle vineyards started in 1972 and was family owned until 2001 when the Huber family bought the winery. The Huber family traces their family winemaking back to 1167 where they started growing grapes for King Henry the Lion.

The winery claims many "1st" in the wine and even claims to 1st Canadian Winery who was served at the 80th Anniversary Oscar Awards.

Their history alone is worth the visit. Excellent wines!


Vibrant Vine

3240 Pooley Rd
Kelowna, BC


A growing concern in the Okanagan is Vibrant Vine. They are at the very top of Trip Advisors list of Okanagan wineries to visit.

The wineries objective is to be a destination to visit more than just a winery. They claim to draw visitors through outstanding hospitality.

Upon entering the winery through the Chardonnay vines you will be greeted by the Guest Host. Who will help you plan your visit.

The tasting room is in a 1937 heritage home.


Tinhorn Creek

537 Tinhorn Creek Rd,
Oliver, BC

Located on the Golden Mile Bench in Oliver. One of the giants of the Okanagan wine industry.

Drop by for the wines, enjoy the view of the valley and relax.

The Miradoro restaurants is among the very best.

The winery was among the first to introduce a summer concert series.

Hikers will enjoy the many trails that start from the property.


Upper Bench Estate Winery

170 Upper Bench Rd S
Penticton, BC 


The Upper Bench Winery and Creamy is located at the gateway to the Naramata Bench. Upper Bench produces big bold reds and crisp, dry whites that reflect the vintage and soil from the vineyards where they are grown. The co-owner /winemaker is Gavin Miller. Gavin’s wife, head cheese-maker Shana Miller and her team hand-craft gluten and additive free soft & semi soft cheese. Your stop at Upper Bench could have you watching cheese makers making cheese through the creamery window and enjoying a wine flight, perfectly paired with a cheese platter on their intimate patio.

This year they opened a wine bar called the Oven featuring a pizza oven and various food items.


Blue Grouse Estate Winery

 2182 Lakeside Road
Duncan, BC V9LM


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 enjoy 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.


Ontario


Truis Winery

Vieni Winery

4553 Fly Road
Beamsville, Ontario


A pond, a picnic area, a Boccie Ball 175 acres and wine tasting what more could you ask for. Perhaps a walk along the Bruce Trail on pre Devonian gigantic dolostones at 190 metres above sea level on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment overlooking the Beamsville Bench and Lake Ontario.

There is also a B&B so you can sleep among the vines.

Master winemaker Mauro Salvado brings a touch of Italian winemaking to Ontario


Vineland Estate Winery

3620 Moyer Rd,
Vineland

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


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.


Tawse Estate Winery

3955 Cherry Avenue
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..

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


Dark Horse Estate

70665 B Line
Grand Bend, ON

Located in Huron County, Ontario’s newest wine region,the 31,000-sq.-ft. facility will house state-of-the-art winemaking technology, exceptional vineyards, patio, VIP reception area and a full-service meeting/banquet space.

It's incredible designed faculties alone makes it worth the visit but so are the wines.


Megalomaniac

3930 Cherry Avenue
Vineland, Ontario


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

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

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

The magnificence of the barrel room is overwhelming.

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


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; 


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 Martin Werner, produce premium small-batch organic Chardonnays, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlots. 

The Canning House showcases the Niagara gastronomy and crafts.



Colaneri Estate Winery

348 Concession 6 Road,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Colaneri Estate Winery is family owned and operated, beautifully situated on the St. David`s Bench in Niagara`s wine region. Perhaps the biggest winery in Canada, featuring old world charm. The building is 31,000 square feet featuring a beautiful fountain in the middle

Mike Colaneri had the vision of creating the winery in the shape of a “C”, not only for the family name, but to embrace the captivating view. Designed in a Romanesque style.

The winery features a number of special evens through out the year



Truis Winery

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

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.



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 wine...beautiful, clean winery...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.



Sandbanks Winery

17598 Loyalist Parkway
Wellington, ON


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. 



Kacaba Vineyards and Winery

3550 King St.
Vineland, On, L0R 2C0


Kacaba Vineyards Winery is located on prime grape growing acreage on the Niagara Escarpment Bench in Vineland, Ontario. I very popular winery.

Trip Advisor gives the winery 5 stars

Enjoy their fine wines on the patio.


TerraCello Winery

2436 County Rd 1,
Bloomfield Ontario, K0K 1G0


Anthony Auciello, owner, Head Winemaker, Vineyard consultant and Professional Pizzaiolo

The winery features two pizza ovens. Customers rate the pizzas as the absolute "Best"

Some visitors have refereed to the winery as the hidden gem in the heart of Prince Edward County.

The winery has an indoor wooden fireplace, and two pizza ovens. I t features outdoor facilities and a bocce ball court.

You can also stay in the farmhouse guest house.



Oxley Estate

533 County Road 50
Harrow, Ontario


Located in the historic hamlet of Oxley on the Lake Erie North Shore. The winery is owned by Ann Neydon Wilson and Murray Wilson. They purchased the land (then a vegetable farm) called Oak Bluff in 2010.

There is a restaurant with limited hours

The property has some very nice gardens and a cozy patio with outdoor fireplace.

The tasting room is located in a 1920 barn.

Numerous events held through out the year.


Spirit Tree Estate Cidery

1137 Boston Mills Rd
Caledon, Ontario


A food-lover’s destination in a unique straw bale building. Sweet apple cider and pub-style hard cider. Wood-fired stone oven bakery producing artisan breads, pies and pastries. Ontario cheeses, produce & preserves. Tasting room & patio.

The Cider-house Bistro offers lunch and pair a plate with a tasting of one of their Artisinal Ciders, or try our wood-fired oven pizzas Friday and Saturday nights.

They bake some incredible wood oven baked breads. 


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 amphitheatre is presented from June through September.


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. 


Karlo Estate Winery

561 Danforth Rd
Wellington, ON 

 

Karlo Estate rustic winery is one of the most unique wineries in the region. The first vegan-certified winery in North America. The winery features one of North America’s largest dry stone bridges you can cross over the bridge as walk through the vineyards with a glass of wine in your hand.

Their food service has some delightful vegan selections.



Angels Gate Winery

4260 Mountainview Road
Beamsville Ontario

Angels Gate Estate Winey

 

 

 

Just a short drive from Toronto one can find the very attractive Angels Gate Estate Winery. The winery first opened in 2002 and has been very successful.

 The “mission” style building was designed to commemorate the Congregation of Christian Sisters who once owned the property. Look for the distinct gables and the tower - elements typical in a mission-style building.

You will also be impressed with the grounds.

The Terrace offers a Pizza and Flat bread menu.



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 OpenTable 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


Quebec


Chemin de la Rivière winery

Le Vignoble du Ruisseau
Le Vignoble du Ruisseau

Clos Saragnat

100, chemin Richford
Frelighsburg Québec

Clos Saragnatt

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"


Vignoble Sainte-Pétronille

8705 Royal Road,
Sainte-Pétronille, QC

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

This is a story of a family that gave up its business and the 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

Located on the south side of the Appalachian foothills of the eastern Township. Visors 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

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.


Chemin de la Rivière winery

1087, Chemin de la Rivière
Magog, QC

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.



J.O. Montpetit et Fils winery

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

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

They have 25000 vines planted on 9 hectares 

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


Domaine des Côtes d'Ardoise

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

The oldest operating winery in the province. It began in 1980 In 1980, Christian Barthomeuf travelled 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


Vignoble du Chêne Winery

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

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 Ruisseay

4500 Strobl
Dunham, Quebec

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.

 


Gaspereau Valley
Gaspereau Vineyards - Gaspereau, NS

Maritime


L’Acadie Vineyards

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

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



 

 

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 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.


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.

 

 

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.

Honourable Mention

Quail's Gate Estate Winery - West Kelowna - One of BC's oldest wineries. Great Wines, nice restaurant.

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

Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse - Central Saanich on the Island. Relax and enjoy the view of the James Bay.

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

Baccata Ridge Winery -Grindrod, BC A Fruit and Mead winery . Lovely grounds.

Stanners Vineyards - Hillier, Ontario - Social Media recommendation

Adamo Estate Winery - numerous events yearly at Mono, Ontario winery.

Archibald Orchards & Estate Winery Bowmanville On. Friendly and unique.

Calamus Estate Winery We treat our customers as we would good friends, combining accurate, timely, dependable and exceptional customer service experience with a friendly rapport and welcoming atmosphere. 

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

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

Peller Estates the gem among Andrew Peller LTD wineries a very good restaurant

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

Vignoble d'Orford in the beautiful Eastern Township of Quebec, It is surrounded by mountains and faces directly the prestigious Mount OLe Vignoble du Ruisseau Dunham, Quebec, a very beautifully designed vineyard. Stunning barrel room and more.

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

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. 

Wolf Willow Winery. Broderick Saskatchewan, nice patio food service. Located beside the South Saskatchewan River.

 


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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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