Situated on a former tobacco tract, the picturesque winery has been built to preserve the historic charm of its original wooden structure while allowing visitors to view much of the operation from behind giant, contemporary glass walls. Inside, a wonderfully functional, modern working winery shares its secrets of the complete winemaking process while maintaining the warmth of the original wood structure. Tours offer a chronological step through the winemaking practice including the steps of pressing, fermentation, barrel ageing and bottling, and speaks to what makes us truly unique.
Lydia Tomek (BSc ’04) is the head winemaker at Burning Kiln. A graduate of Brock University, Lydia has spent years perfecting her trade and falling in love with wine and the winemaking process all over again. Lydia, an alumna of the Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture program, loves the connection she has as a winemaker to the celebrations and memories that people create while drinking her wines.