Niagara wine country is something special, and the wineries of the Niagara Escarpment are Ontario treasures. After only about an hour drive from Toronto, you can just pop off the QEW and find yourself at a place like 13th Street Winery.
This winery is located near Jordan Village, which is situated in the heart of the Niagara Escarpment in an area known as Twenty Valley. It is home to many lovely wineries including Cave Spring Cellars and Flat Rock Cellars. We stopped here on our way back from Great Wolf Lodge (the area is only about a half hour drive from Niagara Falls) thinking it would be fun to pick up some Ontario wine that isn’t readily available and heavily marked up at the LCBO. 13th Street Winery wasn’t a name we recognized, and we thought we’d check it out.
What a pretty place, filled with beautiful bottles of wine. We wanted to try some and buy a few, but our toddler did not. He graciously allowed us to browse for a few minutes while he admired the art, but we had to move on before we could ask any questions as they were quite busy with a tasting event. 13th Street Winery had no waterpark and little man has no patience, although he does enjoy a good abstract canvas.
There is a lovely bakery in addition to the wine store at 13th Street Winery and they host art exhibits and a busy schedule of winery events. 1776 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines, Ontario.