Strewn Winery

About

As a destination, Strewn is unique. At the heart are our award-winning VQA wine, crafted to enhance the dining experience or enjoyed on their own. Discover our passion through our regular tastings, wine-education seminars, special events and hands-on winery activities. Visit our wine store to purchase Strewn Wines for enjoyment later. It’s all here waiting for you!

Location Description

Located just minutes from the historic Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake in the heart of the grape-growing region.

Features

  • Inspired by Terroir

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Winemaker

In 2011, winemaker Marc Bradshaw joined the Strewn team. Originally from Queensland, Australia, Marc's background includes a wine-related PhD and hands-on experience in South Africa, France, Germany, Australia and Canada. Marc has been a resident of Niagara-on-the-Lake for the past decade. He takes a very taste-driven approach to winemaking and what he loves best is "the different opportunities and challenges we face each year in making great wines".

History

The property has roots in the community that go back nearly 70 years when it was home to the Niagara Canning Company. Started to provide local farmers with a means of processing their fruits and vegetables, the cannery employed more than 200 people during its heyday in the 1940s. As eating habits changed and imported fresh foods became more readily available in the 1960s, the cannery closed down and used as a warehouse.

In 1997, the original buildings were extensively rebuilt to create the visitor centre at Strewn. Today, we are thrilled to have a unique Niagara destination that showcases wine, one of the most important local products, along with Niagara cuisine. The 10-acre property contains a vineyard set beside neighbouring peach orchards, with grapes planted on the flat portion and on the slope down to Four Mile Creek.

Practices & Techniques

Strewn's winemaking style - with its dedication to expressing the best Niagara's terroir has to offer - is best described as elegantly crafted wines to be enjoyed on their own or in their natural place at your dinner table.

The Strewn "style" emphasizes the flavours the grapes bring to the wine, supported by the aromas and tastes that develop through wine making. Our wines are made more in the classic European style than the soft fruit driven style from some new world wine regions. Strewn wines have tannin and acidity, which produce the refreshing quality that makes a wine a great accompaniment for food.

Awards

Ottawa Wine Challenge
Best in Show & Gold
Vidal Select Late Harvest 2008

Cuvee 2011
1st Place Gold - (2008) Riesling Icewine
Cabernet Sauvignon (varietal category) - Cabernet Sauvignon 2007

2011 All Canadian Wine Championships
Gold- Riesling Terroir 2009 (wines under $20 category)

Canadian Wine Awards 2011

Silver- Vidal Icewine 2008

International Wine Challenge 2010

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Hours

Mon - Sun: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Address

1339 Lakeshore Road
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
Canada

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