Honouring Cory Trepanier: Our North Star

This week, we at Windrush Estate Winery honour and remember our friend and neighbour, local artist and explorer, CoryTrépanier. He died on Friday after a valiant fight with cancer as age 55.

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Imported French Wine: The first alcoholic beverage of choice in Simcoe County

Who knew Windrush Estate Winery would be continuing a regional tradition of winemaking that dates back over four centuries?  The consumption of wine in what is now Simcoe County began 400 years ago!

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Windrush Estate Winery in Hockley Valley Announces the Launch of Windrush Foundation to Empower Kids Using Arts

In 2017, the married team of JC Pennie and Marilyn Field created Windrush Estate Winery in Hockley Valley, an hour northwest of Toronto.   Already, their all-VQA wines have won Gold, Silver and Bronze awards – against 13,000 entries – at international wine competitions held in the UK.

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DYMON Wine Cellar

DYMON Wine Cellar in Toronto is a luxurious space for any wine lover, and we are pleased to share that they are now open! A selection of our VQA wines are currently stored in DYMON’s cellar, a beautiful location built with wine storage expertise. Please see below for DYMON’s services, and a limited time offer for Membership!

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Jim Warren, an Introduction

Legendary Ontario Vintner

When Jim Warren’s father presented him as a youngster with a small glass of wine to taste during the holidays, neither of them knew that this simple act was the start of a well decorated path in Ontario winemaking.

Today, four decades later, Jim Warren is an historic legend in the Ontario and Canadian wine industry as a teacher, winemaker, consultant and key contributor to Ontario wine production that is now acclaimed around the world.

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The Story of Building Windrush Estate Winery in Canada

Written by Jan Benda, April 2020

It was Saturday afternoon of a beautiful spring day – time to celebrate the last wine season and get ready for a new one. My wife and I were sitting on the patio of Windrush Estate Winery with owners, Marilyn and John. Besides cheese and snacks, there was an open bottle of red wine on the table with four glasses. We talked a little about the vineyard and how plants were challenged to survive the cold Canadian winter.

Why did you get into the wine business?” I asked after a while. “It must be quite hard to grow grapes in Hockley Valley, a region that is not widely recognized for winemaking”.

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The Story of Our Chief Winemaker

Jonathan Boyle is our Chief Winemaker here at Windrush Estate Winery. Anyone who has met Jonathan will know how welcoming he is, and how passionately he talks about wine.

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The Origin Of Our Name

The Origin Story of Our Name is An Interesting One Indeed!

Did you know that Windrush Estate Winery is named after the River Windrush in the Cotswolds?

The Cotswolds is labelled as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the United Kingdom, known for it’s honey-coloured brick buildings.

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Curbside Collection and Delivery

Wine for Curbside Collection

We have been working to make it easier for our customers living close to the winery to safely collect their wine purchases. We are pleased to say that that Windrush now has three pickup locations for our local customers to choose from!

Please call us  at 905-729-0060 to order your wine for curbside collection, and let us know where you would like to pickup your order.

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A beautiful wine review by Shari’s Pix

Wine Review, For those who love Wine and Reading as Well!

The influential Shari Mogk-Edwards, of Shari’s Pix, recently published her very own wine review of our Windrush VQA 2018 Pinot Grigio.

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