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Visiting Strewn

Our Heritage

Situated just outside the historic Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Strewn offers a wonderful selection of wine and culinary experiences - all at one stop!

The property has roots in the community that go back nearly 70 years when it was home to the Niagara Canning Company. Started to provide local farmers with a means of processing their fruits and vegetables, the cannery employed more than 200 people during its heyday in the 1940s. As eating habits changed and imported fresh foods became more readily available in the 1960s, the cannery closed down and used as a warehouse.

In 1997, the original buildings were extensively rebuilt to create the visitor centre at Strewn. Today, we are thrilled to have a unique Niagara destination that showcases wine, one of the most important local products, along with Niagara cuisine. The 10-acre property contains a vineyard set beside neighbouring peach orchards, with grapes planted on the flat portion and on the slope down to Four Mile Creek.

The Winery

Strewn is open year round and visitors can taste wines (most only available at the winery) in our attractive Tasting Room open from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. The Main Tasting Bar offers a selection of our more 'approachable' wines while the Terroir Bar features Tasting Flights, limited edition and pre-release wines.

As well as offering quality wines to enjoy on their own or in their natural place at your dinner table, Strewn offers a number of experiences to engage your senses and increase your wine knowledge. These include educational seminars on select grape varieties, conducted tasting sessions, special hands-on events and Winemaker's Dinners. Check our Events page for details of upcoming activities.

Strewn Barrel Club

Become a member of the Strewn Barrel Club and own your own Canadian oak, French oak or American oak barrel. You purchase a brand new oak barrel and we use it for three years to ferment and age wine (you'll always know which is yours because it has your name on it).

In return, you and your friends will be invited to special Barrel Club events and tastings, and you will select wine to take home to enjoy (amount differs with whether an American, Canadian or French Oak barrel is purchased). After that you can take the empty barrel home with you or leave it with us and receive another wine allotment. Who can resist the bragging rights that go along with serving wine from your own barrel! Click here for details.

Check out the Strewn Wine Store with its selection of wine and lifestyle products. It's the perfect place to pick up wine for your cellar or your wine rack as well as wine accessories and the regularly changing "Strewn Collection" of exclusive gift items.

The Wine Country Cooking School

The Wine Country Cooking School is a physical cooking school located at Strewn. Aimed at "recreational cooks", the Saturday classes are completely hands-on and take place in the beautiful teaching kitchen or at the grills on its adjacent patio beside the herb garden.

The School's 'wine country' menus emphasize seasonal, local products and food & wine matching. All the recipes have been developed specifically for recreational cooks to make again and again at home.

Register for a Saturday class (more than 40 dates to choose from between January and the end of November). Or indulge in a five-day Culinary Vacation offered once a month in July and August.

OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant

OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant is now at Strewn. The dining room which overlooks Four Mile Creek has been totally refurbished in a style that pays homage to the building's roots.

Under the direction of Chef Robert Webster, the kitchen delivers beautifully flavoured small plates (tapas), shared plates and full entrees. It's continental fusion cuisine at its best.

The restaurant opens at 11:30 am for lunch and remains open through dinner. For reservations call 905-468-1222 and for more information on OLiV's menus, click here.

At Strewn Terroir is a concept best experienced first hand!