Small Talk Vineyards

Plan Your Getaway

Now here's something new and different, and it's the talk of the town.  The Hunse family are thrilled to introduce you to their newly re-branded Small Talk Vineyards (formerly Stonechurch Winery).  Small Talk celebrates the chitchat that surrounds a typical dinner party.  Better yet, Small Talk wines have the audacity to expose the difference between what you say and what you might be thinking at a social gatherings.  Small Talk's nine dinner-centric wines feature names like RSVP, For The Host, Faux Pas, Burning Ambition, Good Night, Recap and Dessert Anyone?  Each wine is certain to cause a stir at your next get together, and they are certain to stimulate a lively conversation.  Cheese from local Ontario fromageries served in tasting room.  Dinner parties will never be the same again!

The operation is led by Winemaker Thomas Laszlo. Laszlo was born, raised and educated in Guelph, Ontario. Upon completion of his Diploma in Farm Management from the Universtiy of Guelph in 1993 Thomas accepted a position at Henry of Pelham estate as Assistant Winemaker.

After three vintages on the "Bench" Laszlo took his Canadian gained skills and went abroad. From 1997 through to the end of the 2001 vintage Laszlo held the position of Technical Director of Chateaux Pajzos and Megyer, two of the top producers of Hungary's famous Tokaji Aszu. Laszlo's Pajzos Esszencia achieved the rare honour of being rated 99 points by Wine Spectator and 99+ points by Robert Parker who described the wine as "virtually perfect."

Upon his departure from Hungary Laszlo spent a brief time consulting in Ontario, long enough to have his daughter be born a Canadian citizen. By the 2002 vintage once again he found himself abroad this time as Head Winemaker at Heron Hill Winery located in the Finger Lakes region of New York State. During his eight years there he focused on cool climate varieties with a special emphasis on producing several styles of outstanding Riesling that garnered praise and attention by the world's top wine critics.

The winery tasting bar and boutique offer not only their acclaimed VQA wines for sample and purchase, but the boutique also features a variety of wine-inspired gourmet food products that perfectly compliment Small Talk Vineyards’ wines. Banquet facilities on-site are available for large parties, weddings and anniversary celebrations and the enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff ensure a memorable experience. 

Add to My Getaway Add to My Getaway


Click suitcase icons to add items to Your Getaway

Vineyard Tour: self-directed, no charge


  • Stonechurch Sign thumbnail
  • Stonechurch Bike thumbnail
  • Stonechurch Front thumbnail
  • winery3 thumbnail



Click suitcase icons to add items to Your Getaway

No Events at this Time.


No news at this time.


GPS: N43° 13.448' W79° 10.296'

1242 Irvine Road

Winery Hours

Open daily November 1 to April 30 11 am to 5 pm; May 1 to Oct 31 10 am to 6 pm


Bus Groups, Corporate/Group Events, Cyclist Friendly, Picnic Area, Retail Store, Tasting Bar, Weddings, Wheelchair Accessible


Niagara Lakeshore


Thomas Laszlo

Wine Style

Red Table Wines
White Table Wines
Icewine/Dessert Wine

Where to Buy

Cellar Door
Winery Website
Select Licensees

Stay In Touch With This Winery

Facebook Twitter EmailRSS: News & Events