Strewn Winery

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Wineries evolve and change and that certainly has been true for Strewn. But during the past 17 years, one thing has stayed constant: a commitment to the expression of terroir.   This 'sense of place' is reflected in the wine and in the menus at the onsite restaurant and recreational cooking school.

Started by a husband and wife team, Joe Will and Jane Langdon, who were quickly joined by Newman Smith, a seasoned industry executive, Strewn opened its doors in the summer of 1997.  Since then it has grown in both size (producing more than 30,000 cases a year) and stature (more than 150 international and national awards).

And from day one the winemaking philosophy and the property itself puts food and wine in constant companionship.  As a destination, Strewn is unique.  As well as being a fully functioning winery, Strewn is home to the first winery cooking school in Canada and an onsite restaurant.

For the past four years, Marc Bradshaw has headed up the winemaking team.  Originally from Queensland, Australia, Marc’s background includes hands-on experience in South Africa, France, Germany, Australia and Canada, and a wine-related PhD.  A resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake for the past decade, Marc takes a very “taste-driven” approach to winemaking and is committed to producing premium wines from grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula.  

At Strewn, the emphasis is on vineyard management to maximize the quality of the grapes, barrel quality and rotation, and the creation of quality wines that are the perfect complement to meals. Strewn’s red wines are made using Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and emphasize balance, structure and elegance. They are crafted as straight varietal releases and blends such as the flagship red Strewn Three. White wines include Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc. Strewn Icewines have built a reputation as consistent international award winners.

Visitors to the winery’s Tasting Room can sample from a selection of good value “approachable” every day wines.  The Terroir Bar offers ‘tasting flights’ designed by estate sommelier Graeme Dargavel, limited edition and pre-release wines.  Periodic seminars take place through the year along with hands-on vineyard experiences.  The always popular White Wine Release takes place in June and Red Wine Release in September.   

The Wine Country Cooking School runs hands-on Saturday classes for recreational cooks from mid-January until late November.  All classes include instruction on techniques and cooking a seasonal three-course meal that is matched with Strewn wine.  For those seeking a longer experience, there is a Monday to Friday, five-day Culinary Vacation once a month in July and August. 

In April 2015, OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant opened at Strewn.  The kitchen, under the direction of Chef Robert Webster, turns out beautifully flavoured tapas (small plates), shared plates for two (or more) and full entrees.  There is a suggested wine match from Strewn’s sommelier for every dish on the menu.  OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant is open from lunch through dinner seven days a week.

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Link Offered daily at 11:30 am; Complimentary;
       Groups of 10 or more require reservations; Start at $6 per person
Link Wine Country Cooking School Recreational Saturday Classes: Require reservations

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    News

    Strewn Strikes Gold Twice with Vidal Icewine
    The results are in from the prestigious SMV wine competition and Strewn adds a 2nd Gold medal to their 2011 Vidal Icewine.. Read More
    Strewn Cottage Block Riesling Wins Best In Show
    Strewn 2012 Cottage Block Riesling wins "Best In Show" at the Ottawa Wine Challenge which is judged by a distinguished panel of experts. . Read More

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    GPS: N43° 15.160' W79° 7.484'

    1339 Lakeshore Road
    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    905.468.1229
    www.strewnwinery.com

    Winery Hours

    Open daily 10 am to 6 pm

    Amenities

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

    Sub-Appellation

    Niagara Lakeshore

    Winemaker

    Marc Bradshaw

    Wine Style

    Red Table Wines
    White Table Wines
    Icewine/Dessert Wine

    Where to Buy

    Cellar Door
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