The Vineyard & Winery
Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery, a family run business opened its doors November 1st 2006. Its addition had marked the 13th winery in a quickly growing viticulture region located on the North Shores of Lake Erie. We are known as SWOVA (South Western Ontario Vintners Association) and our goal is work together to provide our customers great wine and a great experience when they come to our doors.
Situated on 52 acres of land, the retail centre is a beautiful Tuscany style "old world" building with extensive balconies that overlook breathtaking views of both our vineyard and Lake Erie. The interior features a welcoming atmosphere accented by dark wood trim and warm wall & chandelier lighting, with a 17ft custom made bar as its focus.
The Winery is surrounded by 35 acres of flourishing 27 year old vines. Take a look from atop our 2nd floor balconies and prepare yourself for a beautiful view of endless vines. Only those grape varieties that have proven themselves worthy of our soil and climates remain planted in this vineyard: Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Vidal, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Gamay.
Sprucewood Shores has been a 45-year dream. The land, purchased in 1975, and the vineyards, planted in 1991, was the start of it all. With extended family out to support us, the first 3 acres were planted by hand. Sprucewood Shores has been selling the fruits of the vineyard to local wineries that have made some award winning wines with grapes from their vineyard. The first processing effort started in 2004 with wine production of 1,500 cases. Sprucewood Shores plans to expand gradually to a 20,000 case level, without ever compromising the quality of their product. The cellars that run the length of both retail and processing facility will provide for that future growth potential.
So come out to take in the breathtaking view of Lake Erie or the tranquil environment of the vineyard from one of our many balconies. Stay awhile and enjoy a glass of our wine as you observe various artworks, sit on the balcony or stroll through along our beachfront.