Situated along the slopes of the Vineland Double Bench in the Niagara Escarpment on a 32 acre parcel of land, Tawse Winery handcrafts every vintage wine produced at the state-of-the-art winery. This Niagara Winery produces limited quantities of Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, and Riesling varietals. Tawse Winery uses the natural temperature of 10 to 16 degrees Celsius by creating three cellars that are 12 feet deep. In these cellars the oak barrels age for 18 months in a constant temperature to help create the unique and fantastic flavour of Tawse Wines. The unique winery uses gravity flow for the processing facility.
Cherry Road Vineyard
This 32 acre vineyard is located along the Twenty Mile Bench in Vineland Ontario on a hillside terrain. The vineyard has 25 year old Chardonnay vines on 3 acres, some of the oldest Riesling vines in the Niagara Escarpment on 1.3 acres. Also planted in this vineyard are Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.
Quarry Road Vineyard
This 48 acre vineyard was purchased by Tawse Winery in 2004 and is located on Vinemount Ridge, a sub-appellation of the Niagara Escarpment. The older plantings of Vidal, Bacco Noir, Gewurztraminer, and Chardonnay were farmed for Vineland Estates Winery and Flat Rock Cellars. Recently Planted vines include 10 acres of Pinot Noir and Riesling in 2007.
Tawse Winery Hous
- Open Daily 10 am to 6 pm from May through to October
- Weekdays 10 am to 5 pm from November through to April
- Weekends 10 am to 6 pm from November through to April
Winery Tour Schedules
Tawse Winery Tours
Personal tours of the winery are available seven days a week. This tour shows the process of winemaking from harvesting the grapes in the vineyard to aging the juice in the cellars. Contact the Winery for times and cost.
Tawse Winery Tasting
Winery tasting are available during the hours of operation and require a small fee (unless you buy 6 bottle or more). The limited production of wines are served in Riedel or Spiegelay crystal.