Experts at taking Mother Nature’s gifts and creating a liquid art form, Canada’s many wineries are some of the biggest supporters of our country’s restaurant network, often partnering for wine and food pairings, property sharing and mutual inclusion in sourcing, networking and production.
Like our chefs and foodservice operators, these proprietors need and deserve the help of our community, and are working endlessly to provide fresh, quality products ready for your enjoyment.
Here are 10 wineries across the country with noteworthy selections and add-ons ready for your takeout order.
Jost Vineyards (Malagash, NS)
Nova Scotia’s longest and largest running winery, Jost Vineyards is offering same-day drive-through, no-contact pick-up at their site as well as Gaspereau Vineyards.
For a limited time, receive 20% off orders of Selkie Rose, Selkie Frizzante, Coastal Rose, Cap Pele L’Acadie Blanc, Marechal Foch and Malagash Red 750ml; while quantities last.
At the time of writing, Jost is also open to the wandering public, including their retail store with spring hours of 10 AM-5 PM. For more recent wine updates and public notices, please visit their website or Facebook.
48 Vintage Lane, Malagash, Nova Scotia, B0K 1E0. @JostVineyards
Avondale Sky Winery (Newport Landing, NS)
Open since 2009 on the Avon Peninsula, Avondale is not only home to award-winning wines but award-winning restaurant dishes as well.
While the restaurant may be currently closed – check their websites for updates since the time of writing – guests are still invited to order their favourite or new-to-you wines for pick-up. Avondale is also currently open for scenic drives and Avondale Trail walks through the grounds. A perfect, refreshing spring activity as one feels the breezes of the Bay of Fundy as they wander.
Plus, for every bottle of their 2016 White-Cap Montavista purchased, $1 will be donated to Feed Nova Scotia.
Visit their website here for more selections and info.
80 Avondale Cross Road, Newport Landing, Nova Scotia, B0N 2A0. @AvondaleSkyWinery
Cassis Monna & Filles (Île d’Orléans, QC)
A 5th generation (and counting!) family business, Cassis Monna & Filles produces over 50,000 bottles of wine per year with their signature black currant varieties.
Try their multi-medal winning Crème de Cassis for Kir, iced glasses, cocktails and desserts. Non-wine items like black currant jam, vinaigrette, jelly, compote and other condiments are also available.
Visit their retail shop, or their website, for all their delectable takeout options.
1225 Chemin Royal, Saint-Pierre-De-L’ile-D’Orleans, QC, G0A4E0. @CassisMonna
Hessenland Inn and Schatz Winery (Zurich, ON)
Offering Huron-inspired tastes made by the 2nd generation of the Ihrig wine family, Schatz Winery’s 5-acre vineyard is proud to be working alongside the main site property, Hessenland Inn, to provide their community with French-barrel aged wines.
Pair their wines with the delicious dishes of Hessenland Inn, like a Frontenac Blanc with a Strawberry Sorbet.
Visit their website for food menus and wine selections.
72981 Bluewater Highway, Zurich, ON, N0M 2T0. @HessenlandInn
Traynor Family Vineyard (Hillier, Prince Edward County, ON)
Started by Canada’s youngest winemaker, Mike Traynor, in 2008, Traynor Family Vineyard’s specialty is handmade, unfiltered wine with such a deeply bottled passion for farming, it’s palpable enough to not only taste but to also see once you meet the maker in person on your visit!
Located on a 5.5-acre plot in the heart of PEC, Traynor Vineyard is famous for their natural wines, especially their Orange, Pet-Nat and Vermouth options.
Order via their website now for pickup or local curbside delivery. Ontario-wide delivery is also available.
1774 Danforth Road, Hillier, ON, K0K 2J0. @TraynorVineyard
Over the Hill Orchards & Winery (Lumsden, SK)
Pivoting from city-living computer programmer to rural-staying fruit grower with a certification in organics, Dean Kreutzer, and his wife Sylvia, started Over the Hill Orchards with a cherry tree, growing on (literally) from there.
Now, they also specialize in Dry and Semi-Sweet wines made from fruits like carmine jewel sour cherries, prairie cherries, chardonnay grapes plus tastes of fresh peaches, raspberries, rhubarb and more.
Visit their website for your wine order form. Delicious orchard goods are also available as add-ons; from spreads to pies, toppings to juices. You can even order your own fruit trees and growing containers!
Wascana Trails Turn-Off, Lumsden, Saskatchewan, S0G 3C0.
Color de Vino (Edmonton, AB)
At Color de Vino, passion for wines is backed by three strong pillars; friendly service, relaxing experiences and an interesting selection. With an emphasis on ‘color,’ their wine bottles are even shelved according to, you guessed it, colour!
Plus, when you order from CdV, you’re also invited to choose from their inventory of spirits, beers and accessories like glasses, honey syrups, bitters, tonics, bar spoons and more. They also offer an Essential Case of the Month, featuring customizable picks, hard to find or CvD-exclusive wines. Visit their website to learn more.
9606 82 Avenue, Edmonton, AB, T6C 1A1. @ColordeVino_YEG
Summerhill Pyramid Winery (Kelowna, BC)
Canada’s most-visited winery, Summerhill Pyramid Winery was founded by the Cipes family in 1996 with an emphasis on 100% organics and Okanagan terroir. The property’s four-storey pyramid, a replica of Egypt’s Great Pyramid, serves as not only a representation of the fire in the middle of people, a literal meaning of the word pyramid, but also an ageing cellar for their delectable wines.
In addition to their wine selection, Summerhill Pyramid also has chef-prepared organic takeout dinners available, including their #TakeoutDay Wednesdays Date Night pack of two pizzas, Caesar salad and a bottle of wine; visit their Summerhill Organic Bistro website for details.
4870 Chute Lake Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4M3. @SummerhillWine
40 Knots Vineyard and Estate Winery
Creators of the ‘clean, ethical’ wines, the makers of 40 Knots believe in proper farming, growth and use of ultra-premium grapes and always taking steps to protect the environment which provides the means of their selections.
Visit their online selection of ‘juicy, fruit-forward’ wines and be sure to join their 40 Knots Wine and Book Clubs for additional activities and discounts.
2400 Anderton Road, Comox, BC, V9M 4E5.
CedarCreek Estate Winery (Kelowna, BC)
Certified organic with an on-site farm, platinum club and Home Block Restaurant, CedarCreek Winery grows its ingredients across 3 individual vineyards in Kelowna and Osoyoos with 3 common goals; integrity, authenticity and a commitment to quality.
5445 Lakeshore Road, Kelowna, BC, V1W 4S5. @CedarCreekWine