If you are looking for an authentic Niagara destination experience featuring good old fashioned rural hospitality, you’ve found it! Off the beaten path of the main wine route in the historic Village of St Davids (a hamlet of the Town of Niagara on the Lake) you will discover Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery. Draped in rustic, rural charm and oozing in authenticity it’s hard ignore the beguiling affect this place will have on you. Resting on a rolling hillside, the farm is owned by the descendants of David Jackson Lowrey, who origins in Niagara date back to 1867 when the property was planted with tender fruit. Some of Niagara’s first commercial grape vines we’re also planted on this site. Hand harvested, certified organic and biodynamically farmed grapes are fashioned into small batch, ultra premium VQA wines that have captured the attention of critics and wine enthusiasts across the country.
The unique “streetscape” features historically significant buildings. The William Woodruff House, origionally built in 1802, surviving war and fire, was disassembled and moved around Ontario for the better part of 40 years, changing ownership 3 times before returning to the Village and being rebuilt 200 yards from where it was built in the first place! It is considered one of the top fifty most architecturally significant ancestral homes in Canada. The authentically recreated 1920s Lowrey Farm fruit packing shed, served as the original farms packing centre. Torched by a local arsonist shortly before being rebuilt as the wineries on-site deli bakery, the existing building is a faithful recreation of the original structure. These buildings are home to the winery’s hospitality centre, tasting rooms, on-site Bistro and gourmet food store.
Food enthusiasts will love lingering on broad porches overlooking the vineyard and enjoying stunningly good Bistro fare. The Bistro @ Ravine serves up French influenced, Niagara inspired lunch and dinner, seven days a week. All the breads are made on-site as is much of the seasonal organic produce. The food focus is simple, local & fresh. For those wishing for something more casual, our Epicurean food store and gourmet takeaway serves up fresh, made daily sandwiches, fresh baked, wood oven breads and artisanal cheeses. Shop for tasty spices, olive oils and chutneys for you to experiment with at home in your kitchen.
Ravine is the closest winery to Niagara Falls and minutes off the QEW. For more stories on Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, visitwww.ravinevineyard.com. Or, even better take a 20 minute drive down the road and experience Ravine for yourself.
We offer 1 hour daily tours exploring the incredible history of Ravine Vineyard Winery. Time: Noon and 4pm. Cost: $10/person. Includes: You’ll wander the Upper Lowrey Farm and learn about the St. David’s family that has farmed this land for over a century. You’ll also taste our incredible wines while you learn about the land, the houses, and the family.
Cheese and Wine Experience:
This 1 hour experience is offered Saturdays and Sundays. Time: 3pm. Cost: $25/person. Includes: A tasting of 3 artisan cheeses carefully paired with three of our organic estate wines. To book a daily tour or cheese experience in advance email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Small & Large Groups:
Take advantage of our meeting spaces that are ideal for business meetings, working lunches, corporate events, anniversary parties, and more. Larger groups have a sensational view of the vineyard from the porch, or our onsite tent for outdoor functions.
Ravine is the ideal spot for small, intimate parties looking for a truly extraordinary wine country experience! Private tours and tastings can be booked for small groups in advance only by calling us at 905.262.8463 ext. 29 or email us at email@example.com.
Address: 1366 York Road, St. Davids, L0S 1P0