Aleksander Estate Winery
Family owned and operated, we use only grapes grown in our own vineyard and region to create wines which are truly unique in character and craftsmanship.
Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, or "CREW," is a family owned, craft winery along the shores of Lake Erie. Open year round, they are proud to offer friendly and informative wine tastings, artisanal Ontario cheeses, whimsical retail items and so much more. Please step aboard and take a voyage into the latest at CREW!
Oxley is known for small lot, fruit-forward wines … and fun! With its commitment to fresh, local foods, attentive and friendly service, charm, beauty, and hospitality, Oxley has become a destination for wine and food lovers, both local and far-flung. We grow 15 varietals on our 38 acres and produce award winning wines. Enjoy our garden, patio and fireplaces while you sip and savour.
Our pavilion is the hub of activity on the island during the Spring, Summer and Fall. Join us for an interactive wine tour, wine tasting at our tasting bar and browse our gift shop where you can purchase unique items including gift baskets ready to go or custom made.
The creation of Viewpointe Estate Winery stems from a family vision to deliver a total winery experience with exceptional hospitality facilities and services to delight visitors. Viewpointe Estate Winery produces quality wines with flavours as rich as the region. The panoramic view of Lake Erie makes Viewpointe Estate Winery an ideal setting for culinary arts, special events and festivals.
All Essex County Wineries meet Ontario Accessibility requirements. For other businesses please inquire directly.
At the same latitude as the Mediterranean, the Lake Erie North Shore Region is nestled along Lake Erie. This location provides a unique maritime climate in a continental region, with exceptional soil conditions, and longer sun hours and greater heat units than any other area in Canada. In fact, geographically speaking, this region is located as far south as northern California and the Tuscany region of Italy, and further south than the renowned Bordeaux and Burgundy wine regions of France.
As a result, grape growers in the Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island Designated Viticultural Areas grow some of the world’s finest vinifera and French hybrid wine grapes. These varieties continually and reliably produce award-winning, world-class wines, including naturally produced ice wines.
There’s no place like it!