Our Property and
Our property consists of 38 acres of
land located directly on Jordan Harbour,
a class one wetland.
We have 1800’ of frontage on the
Harbour. The vineyards are surrounded
by 6 acres of rare Carolinian forest,
home to some very unique varieties of
trees and plants.
Our vineyards are planted on very
fertile sandy loam soils with a clay
stratum running about three feet under
the surface. This provides a well
drained soil for the roots to grow in, as
well as a water abundant soil in times of
Being located less than 2000’ from
Lake Ontario, we enjoy the moderating
effects that it provides.
When we started the winery in 1999,
we utilized the existing facilities, our
peach packing barn and cold storages,
by converting them to a small retail
shop and processing area.
Over the years as our production
increased, we added small additions
and finally ended up with several tanks
outside. This was a big challenge to
the winemaking process. So in 2015
we embarked on an expansion project
which was completed in 2017. It added
a total of 11000 sq. ft. to the existing
3000 sq. ft. It has more than doubled
our production space. It has doubled
our retail space and allowed for parking
for more than 20 vehicles directly in our
lot plus space for busses.
From a production standpoint we were
able to design a building from scratch.
This has allowed us to streamline our
production through many efficiencies.
One of the big efficiencies was the
addition of 4T bin capacity in harvest.
Consider taking our guided tours for
more indepth discussion about the
vineyards and production.
2023 Harbour Estates Winery