List of Vineyards in Ottawa

A vineyard or wine farm is a plantation dedicated to the growing of grapes. While these are mainly aimed at the production of wine, they can be used for other purposes as well. A winery on the other hand, is a building or property that is involved in the production of wine, and mainly requires grapes for the process.

While wine making is known to be practiced since 5000-6000 BC, the techniques have greatly improved over time. Viticulture (the growing of vineyards) has now become more of a science, with advanced methods which result in greater and higher quality yields.

Believe it or not, Ottawa, an area that is better known for cold winters and cross country skiing, actually houses quite a few vineyards and wineries. While the region may not be very encouraging for grape growing, vineyards here culture special varieties which can withstand the weather and provide good quality fruit. Wine that is produced locally offers locals and visitors the opportunity to try an organically grown, high quality blend.

The following list details vineyards and wineries in Ottawa and the surrounding areas.

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  • 1

    Domaine Mont-Vezeau

    Located in Quebec, this vineyard and strawberry plantation produces high-end and delicious grape and strawberry wines, available in Montreal restaurants and the SAQ.

  • 2

    Vignobles des Domaine Météores

    Established in 2006, this organic vineyard is also located in Ripon, Quebec.

  • 3

    Jabulani Vineyard and Winery

    Established in 2005, this family owned and operated facility produces a wide range of white and red wines using grapes from their own vineyards in Ottawa.

  • 4

    Vankleek Hill Vineyard

    This family owned boutique vineyard grows red and white grapes to produce unique wines. They are open daily from 10am to 5pm and offer their Purple, Yellow and Pink Cow wines in cases, bottles and glasses.

  • 5

    Domaine Perrault

    Established in 1999 by a dairy farmer named Denis Perrault, this vineyard started with 1000 vines and now produces up to 11,000 bottles a year. The vineyard is owned by Denis, his wife and two daughters.

  • 6

    Strathmore Orchard and Winery

    Open daily from April to December, this facility produces a bevy of fruit wines, such as Eden’s Vintage, Sparkling Apple, Strawberry, Raspberry, Blueberry, Cranberry, Apple/Cranberry, Maple, and Autumn Crystal.

  • 7

    Green Gables Winery

    With a collection of grape vines that were carefully selected for the area’s climate, Green Gables produces fantastic local wine.

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