Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

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Established in 2008, Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery elected the 150-year-old Lowrey Farm as the ideal sight for wine production. For five generations the Lowrey Family has grown grapes in one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s oldest commercial vineyards.

Rich soils and old vines are a winning combination and much of the upper vineyard sits on the ancestral channel of the Niagara River as it flowed 15, 000 years ago. The river has since moved on, but in its wake, nutrient-rich deposits in the deep soil bring unique qualities to the grapes. Certified organic and biodynamic farming techniques ensure that the qualities the soil contributes to the grapes lasts throughout the winemaking process. The resulting wines display unsurpassed elegance and maturity.

Oak aged and meticulously blended, the wines of Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery achieve a refined balance and the truest reflection of the land. Most notable among Ravine Vineyard Estate’s wines are the Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Care and gentle guidance of the fruit and wine prevails from the vineyard to the cellar.

With 150 years of farming activity, the Lowrey Farm and Ravine Vineyard Estate encompass a historic streetscape of restored and recreated buildings highlighting a significant architectural period. The hospitality centre, tasting room, and on-site grocery all nest within these rustic buildings. Visitors are encouraged to ponder the rich history of the terroir while enjoying a glass of wine on the patio. Gourmet lunches with some ingredients picked from the winery’s on-site garden, artisanal cheese, spectacular pastries and desserts emphasize the principles of organic preparation, fresh local produce, and uncomplicated delight. Tasting experiences are also available daily.

 

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    EVENTS

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    In Gummi's Garden   September 6  
    Stroll through Gummi’s Garden to learn how certain foods can change the character of wine. Experience this phenomenon weekends in September at 3 p.m. examining fresh vegetables and herbs from our own organic gardens. Tickets are $15 per person.… Read More
    Wine Release!   September 19 to 22  
    Visit for a complimentary tasting of our brand new Ravine Vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon. On the nose enjoy hints of black currants, leather and ripe, juicy plums. In the mouth it is full bodied and flavourful! Read More
    Harvest Dinner Celebration   September 27  
    Have a toast with us in the vineyard to all that hard work that goes into making a great bottle of Ravine wine and to the beginning of a great season –Harvest! Join us Saturday, September 27 at 7 p.m. for an elegant family dinner on the farm. Our… Read More

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    GPS: N43° 9.513' W79° 6.299'

    1366 York Road
    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    905.262.8463
    www.ravinevineyard.com

    Winery Hours

    Monday to Friday | 10 am to 8 pm

     

    Restaurant is open daily:

    Lunch 11am to 3pm | Dinner 5pm to 9pm

    Amenities

    Corporate/Group Events, Cyclist Friendly, Restaurant, Retail Store, Tasting Bar, Weddings, Wheelchair Accessible

    Sub-Appellation

    St. David’s Bench

    Winemaker

    Martin Werner

    Wine Style

    Red Table Wines
    White Table Wines

    Where to Buy

    Cellar Door
    Winery Website
    Vintages
    Select Licensees

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