Wine & Spirits

Raise a glass to great grapes and grains

Take Ontario’s longest growing season, add intense summer heat balanced by cool Lake Erie & Lake Huron breezes and what do you get? A perfect breeding ground for amazing cool climate wines.

Ontario’s Southwest is also home to one of Canada’s most infamous rum-running cities, and the stories and spirits from our Prohibition past are alive and well.

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  • A New Ontario Wine Region

    Alton Farms Estate Winery takes a hands-on (and hooves-on) approach to creating a new... Watch the Video Alton Farms Estate Winery takes a hands-on (and hooves-on) approach to creating a new wine region on the southern shores of Lake Huron. Learn more about Alton Farms Estate Winery.
  • Strong Notes of Charm

    From the high-rise life in downtown Detroit to the backroads of Harrow, the couple... Watch the Video From the high-rise life in downtown Detroit to the backroads of Harrow, the couple behind Oxley Estate have a destination winery with a guest book to prove it.
  • Hit Me With Your Best Shot

    WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft... Watch the Video WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft breweries, wineries and restaurants with a healthy serving of history on the side. Learn all you need to know about Windsor with WindsorEats.
  • Kiln’in it

    In a nod to the region’s tobacco producing past, Burning Kiln uses former tobacco... Watch the Video In a nod to the region’s tobacco producing past, Burning Kiln uses former tobacco kilns to dry grapes for their award-winning Appassimento-style wines. Experience the culinary and cultural bounty of Burning Kiln Winery.
  • The Big, Little Winery

    While Quai Du Vin Estate Winery produces over 90,000 bottles of wine each year, it’s... WATCH THE VIDEO While Quai Du Vin Estate Winery produces over 90,000 bottles of wine each year, it’s the blends that hold a special place in Winemaker, Jamie Quai’s heart. Enjoy a glass of his Saignée, a light, aromatic rosé on their Wine Press Terrace on your next trip to Qaui Du Vin Estate Winery.
  • Lavender Fields Forever

    Relax and breathe it all in with a glass of their delicious wine or cider, shop for... Watch the Video Relax and breathe it all in with a glass of their delicious wine or cider, shop for lavender luxuries made right on site and stroll and smell your way through the fields of purple blooms. Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery is a treat for all the senses.

Trip Inspiration

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Superb Sips & Wild Waves Lake breezes, soothing sun and local wine; these three...

The Tasty Views of the Toast the Coast Trail Get out in the sun and experience these scenic summer wine...

Hip hotels, cool chocolates & wonderful whisky in Ontario’s Southwest KINGSVILLE, ONTARIO – Henry Noestheden and Cor Boon...

Celebrate Canada 150 across Southwest Ontario This year, as Canada is celebrating its 150th anniversary of...

The Magic of Pelee Island; a Wondrous Part of Ontario’s Southwest PELEE ISLAND, LAKE ERIE – I’ve only been in the...

How to Go Coastal in Ontario this Summer Go Beyond the Beach  TEASER BREAK Not all water lovers...

Ontario's Southwest Summer Flavour Guide All roads lead to Ontario’s Southwest for foodies...

Take a Tasty Tour: Your Guide to New Flavours Around Every Turn Ontario’s Southwest is home to some of Canada’s...

Canada's Best Kept Secret Exploring Pelee Island. I consider myself to be someone with...

Ontario's Forgotten Coast Jim Byers explores Ontario's Southwest. ALONG...

Luscious Lavender, Wonderful Wine, and Great Food Jim Byers visits Windsor Essex & Point Pelee. ALONG THE...

Pelee Island Getaway Explore the Windsor waterfront and discover Pelee Island on...

Explore Lake Erie Shoreline Glamp, visit wineries and take a trip to the tip of Long...

Sunsets & Songbirds Discover the birds of Pinery Provincial Park. Pinery...

Cycling Route: St. Thomas & Four Ports A 4-day cycle along Lake Erie shorelines. This four-day...

Love Birds Reconnect on a romantic Pelee Island Escape. Using Windsor...

Eating my way through the heart of #OntSouthwest Grab your friends, charge your phone, and head out for a...

Ontario’s Southwest Spring Flavour Guide As Mother Nature sends out her spring wakeup call after a...

Next Stop: Taste ... From Alvinston to Thorndale Want in on one of the best ways to discover new flavours in...

Next Stop: Taste ... From Windsor to Kingsville Tasting the legacy of a distillery town, a Chopped Canada...

Wonderful Wine, Craft Distillers And Lovely People In Ontario’s Southwest Fabio Muscedere is pouring samples of his family’s...

EPIC Sipping in Essex Home to the largest concentration of both craft breweries...

Next Stop: Taste … From Woodstock to Cayuga Getting cheesy in Canada’s Dairy Capital, a winery...

Sipping through Norfolk Savour complex wines and craft beers on this tour of Norfolk...

Must-sip Stops

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Aleksander Estate Winery At Aleksander Estate Winery the focus is on making small...

Alton Farms Estate Winery Welcome to Alton Farms Estate Winery, where our wines...

Windsor-Essex Barrels, Bottles & Brews Trail Barrels Bottles & Brews are booming again in Windsor Essex!...

Black Bear Farms of Ontario Estate Winery Our family estate winery specializes in fruit wines made...

Blueberry Hill Estates From what was once only a high bush blueberry farm,...

Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery At Bonnieheath Estate Lavender, we provide a small farm...

Burning Kiln Winery Rising from the ashes of an era when tobacco ruled the local...

Chatham-Kent Farmers Market The market has something to please everyone with it’s great...

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery Known by its acronym CREW, Colchester Ridge Estate Winery is...

Colio Estate Wines Colio Estate Wines is situated in Lake Erie North Shore, the...

Cooper's Hawk Vineyards Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, an estate winery located in the...

D'Angelo Estate Winery With nearly 30 years in the wine industry, owner winemaker...

Dark Horse Estate Winery Surrounded by the beauty of Huron County and incredible...

Early Acres Estate Winery At Early Acres Estate Winery, we believe in enjoying life’s...

Erie Shore Vineyard Erie Shore Vineyard is a family-run estate winery located in...

Essex County Wineries An all-in-one winery website showcasing the wineries of...

Essex Pelee Island Coast Wine Country Stay for a day, a weekend or a week! Indulge in the many...

Folkin' Hard Cider by Bonnieheath Estate Lavender Winery Known for it's beautiful lavender and exquisite wines,...

Frisky Beaver Wines It started as a dream...then a lot of wine drinking, some...

Golden Leaf Estate Winery Featuring Norfolk County Wines - also available gift items...

J.P. Wiser's Distillery A perfectionist in all his undertaking, J.P. Wiser used only...

Mastronardi Estate Winery Situated on a 100 acre historical vineyard in the heart of...

Muscedere Vineyards Muscedere Vineyards is a family owned and operated vineyard...

North 42 Degrees Estate Winery North 42 Degrees Winery welcomes you to discover their...

Oxley Estate Winery Oxley Winery is nestled on 38 acres in the historic hamlet...

Pelee Island Winery Pelee Island Winery is Canada’s largest estate-owned winery...

Pelee Island Winery Pavilion The Pelee Island Winery Pavilion is the hub of activity on...

Quai Du Vin Estate Winery At Quai du Vin Estate Winery the focus is the established...

Ride the Bine Join us for a locally guided tour of some of Norfolk's best...

Rush Creek Wines Nestled along the North Shore of Lake Erie is Rush Creek...

Sanson Estate Winery Established in 1997 and just a short drive from Windsor, ON...

Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery The Mitchell family welcomes you to sample handcrafted 100%...

The Rum Runners Tour Go back in time to the Roaring Twenties as costumed actors...

Toast the Coast Wine Trail Ontario’s South Coast is home to outstanding wineries that...

Viewpointe Estate Winery Viewpointe offers wines from "a different pointe of view"....

Villa Nova Estate Winery Villa Nova Estate offers a variety of Norfolk County grape...

W.E. Trolly Whether you're a couple looking for a romantic day, an...

Wagner Orchards Estate & Winery Stretching back to 1986, this once small "pick-your-own"...

Windsoreats WindsorEats is a food and drink guide for Windsor and Essex...

Wolfhead Distillery A craftsman’s operation, Wolfhead Distillery incorporates...

Wooden Bear L Winery Located in the heart of 'Ontario's Garden', Wooden Bear L...