You’d never believe summer hasn’t ‘officially’ started in Ontario, especially when you see how many hours we’ve spent dreaming about sunny patios, sipping on glasses of Ontario VQA wine.
We love going right to the source for Ontario wine, which means visiting wineries. Come summer, that has us planning a road-trip to the Ontario wineries with the best patios. Here’s where we’re headed this year!
Redstone Winery, Niagara on the LakeThere’s nothing that we don’t love about Redstone Winery. We love their commitment to local food, we love their Pinot Noir, and we really love their patio. At Redstone, they understand how to curate an experience for their guests. During the day their patio invites you to lounge for hours while you enjoy a tasting flight, at night the space transforms to host events that will keep you happy until the sun comes up.
Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery, Niagara-on-the-LakeThe patio at Wayne Gretzky’s offers a fantastic view of the grounds while you sip on a glasses of wine – or whiskey! Bonus: On weekends, they have live music outside on the patio.
Norman Hardie, Prince Edward CountyThe best thing about this patio? The fresh wood-fired oven pizza served all summer! The award-winning wines don’t hurt either. Do like we do and order a few pies and a bottle of their celebrated Pinot Noir, on the second level over-looking the vines.
Vineland Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-LakeAnother Feast On restaurant with another fantastic patio! As one of Niagara’s first winery restaurants, rest assured you will receive unparalleled service while you enjoy delicacies from an internationally trained team of chefs – using Ontario ingredients, of course. The patio has covered space for those days that aren’t all sunshine and rainbows too.
Jabulani Vineyard & Winery, Ottawa
This patio is only a 30 minute drive from Ottawa’s downtown core, but you’d think you had driven hours into the countryside. You can even bring your own picnic, or take a tour of the vineyards.