Category Archives: Our Winery

Simone Pertuiset at Windrush

Simone Pertuiset is a descendant of the intrepid lion hunter portrayed in Manet’s famously controversial painting, ‘Monsieur Pertuiset, Chasseur de Lion’. She has lived, worked and volunteered in many countries and has travelled extensively, including sailing around the world for seven years on a small sailboat. After 30 years as a teacher and science and […]

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Recap – Bendas 4,3,2,1 Architecture Presentation at Windrush

On Sunday, October 30, 2022, wine and architecture enthusiasts alike gathered at Chateau Windrush to sample all five of Windrush Estate Winery’s international award-winning wines and hear from world-acclaimed architects, Jan and Ivana Benda, both with PhD degrees. They compellingly presented their life stories of people and architecture as ‘4 Countries, 3 Continents, 2 Individuals, […]

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Harvest thanksgiving and Bacchus THANKS!

Dear Windrush friends, Did you know that, in 1723, Italian composer, Antonio Vivaldi, painted the country folk celebrating ‘the joy of the harvest with Bacchus’ wine’ in ‘Autumn’ from ‘The Four Seasons’?

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In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On this National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to get to know hundreds of our Indigenous family, from children to elders.

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History In Our Time

As a young musician and arts education innovator, I had the privilege to meet HM Queen Elizabeth II.

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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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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 […]

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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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