Eats & Drnks

WINERIES & BREWERIES

The Windsor-Essex region has some of the most wineries in Canada. So what better way to showcase those wineries who support the LGBTQ2S+ community then through our website and publication.
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Banded Goose 
Brewing Company

31 Division Road South
Kingsville, ONT
519-733-6900  

www.bandedgoosebrewing.com


Banded Goose Brewing Company (BgB) is the brewing ‘wing’ of JACKS GROUP. Proudly brewing locally sourced craft beers at JACKS Gastropub, 15 Main St East, since 2013.
 

At JACKS Gastropub we LOVE BEER & work hard at creating & supporting the Craft Beer culture. This industry is expanding in our own backyards, county, province & country….so STAND TALL CANADA, cause we know our BEER, eh!
 

Our beer manifesto is “to create unique, flavourful beers that have a good story to tell as a result of our adherence to good brewing practices and partnering with local resources”. January 2019 marked the expansion of our BgB concept to 15 Main St West. Here, BgB is home to our Taproom, Bean15 Coffee Lounge, Distinctive Inns of Kingsville’s Concierge & Welcome Desk and seven (7) Brewery Loft Suites on the second floor. During the summers you can also enjoy our Outdoor Alley Patio & street food by our Food Truck. BLACKJACKS.

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Colchester Ridge
Estate Winery 

108 County Road 50 East
Harrow, ONT, N0R 1G0
519-738-9800
www.colchesterridge.com

 

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery, or “CREW” as we are readily known, was established in 2001 by the husband and wife team of Bernie and Nancy Gorski.
 

The Gorski’s planted twelve acres of vinifera vines on their family land in 2001, produced their first vintage in 2004, and opened the shop in the red building behind the vineyard in 2006.  After years of continual growth led by product quality and personal hospitality, the Gorski’s proudly presented the new CREW Winery & Gallery as of November 1, 2019.
 

The name CREW didn’t necessarily come from a love of sailing, but is certainly a happy coincidence. Our name CREW is an acronym for Colchester (where we are) Ridge (for the ridge formed by the ice age as it passed through our region) Estate Winery, well, because we don’t grow Kale! 

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North 42 Degrees 
Estate Winery

130 County Road 50 East
Harrow, ONT, N0R 1G0
519-738-6111

www.north42degrees.com

North 42 Degrees Estate Winery began with a dream and a love of agriculture, wine and our community.  It is built on a commitment of quality, authenticity and sustainability.
 

As 3rd generation farmers of Polish heritage, wine flows deep within our owners roots with sordid tales of winemaking and bootlegging in the Dirty 30’s to the transformation of bountiful fruit harvests into wine.  Martin Gorski and Suzanne Dajczak are the happily married co-owners of North 42 group of companies including North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, North 42 Farms, an active grain farming operation and Serenity Lavender Farm.  Martin was exposed to grape growing at a young age when he tended to his grandparents grape vines.  After a career in medical research and quality management Martin, a microbiologist returned to school to obtain his wine making certification from Washington State University.  To Martin, winemaking is the ultimate expression of farming.  He is involved in the daily management of the companies while.  Suzanne, a lawyer, is involved with the marketing aspects of the companies.

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Wolfhead
Distillery

7781 Howard Avenue
Amherstburg, ONT
519-726-1111

www.drinkwolfhead.com

Award Winning Craft Distillery & Restaurant Handcrafted Small-Batch Vodka & Whisky, flavoured spirits & full menu eatery.

Wolfhead Distillery is located in Amherstburg Ontario. We create vodka, whisky, flavoured vodka and whisky and liqueurs. As the area's first small batch distillery; Wolfhead prides itself on being local, combining unique local ingredients to create a flavour profile that promises to impress! Tours are currently not available. Stay Wild!

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Brew Windsor

31 Division Road South
Kingsville, ONT
519-733-6900  

www.bandedgoosebrewing.com


Banded Goose Brewing Company (BgB) is the brewing ‘wing’ of JACKS GROUP. Proudly brewing locally sourced craft beers at JACKS Gastropub, 15 Main St East, since 2013.
 

At JACKS Gastropub we LOVE BEER & work hard at creating & supporting the Craft Beer culture. This industry is expanding in our own backyards, county, province & country….so STAND TALL CANADA, cause we know our BEER, eh!
 

Our beer manifesto is “to create unique, flavourful beers that have a good story to tell as a result of our adherence to good brewing practices and partnering with local resources”. January 2019 marked the expansion of our BgB concept to 15 Main St West. Here, BgB is home to our Taproom, Bean15 Coffee Lounge, Distinctive Inns of Kingsville’s Concierge & Welcome Desk and seven (7) Brewery Loft Suites on the second floor. During the summers you can also enjoy our Outdoor Alley Patio & street food by our Food Truck. BLACKJACKS.

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Coopershawk
Vineyards

1425 Iler Road
Harrow, ONT, N0R 1G0
519-738-4295
www.coopershawkvineyards.com

 

Welcome to world-class wines, to expertly crafted cuisine, to a naturalist’s haven. Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards is all this and more. Take in our tasting room, The Vines Restaurant, and patio dining. Enjoy the beautiful vineyards, wildlife, and majestic sunsets while enjoying a glass of award winning wine.
 

Located in a pristine setting, we offer wine tastings with a unique view of our vineyards. Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards is an estate winery located on 70 acres of land in the Lake Erie North Shore viticulture region. Our name was chosen from one of the many birds of prey that frequent the 5 acres of green space surrounding our vineyards, and our logo symbolizes our commitment to the environment. We focus on high quality affordable wines grown on an environmentally supportive site.
 

Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards Estate Winery is pleased to also offer a unique Dining experience at The Vines. The restaurant has a seating capacity of 44 with outdoor patio seating available in good weather for another 40 seats. Taste, tour, and dine for the total Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards Experience.

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Oxley Estate
Winery

533 County Road 50 East
Harrow, ONT, N0R 1G0
519-738-3264

www.oxleyestatewinery.com

We farm our vineyards using eco-friendly farming practices, including reduced chemical intervention, in an effort to encourage a healthy and sustainable environment. Our vineyards are located south of the 42nd parallel (as is southern Italy, central Spain and many of the California regions). The Lake Erie North Shore appellation has the highest heat accumulation and the longest growing season of the Ontario wine appellations. Our vineyards’ proximity to Lake Erie provides protection in the cold, as long as the lake has not frozen over, and access to lake breezes that exercise and dry our vines.
 

Our vines are planted in a north-south direction, with rows spaced eight feet apart and vines planted four feet apart to maximize sun exposure in the morning and provide protection from overheating and sun burn in the evening. We follow the European model and plant multiple clones of a variety, if possible, using various rootstocks to avoid a mono-culture and to maximize the imprint of the terroir. Our pruning, de-leafing, thinning and harvesting are done by hand to enhance quality. Leaf hedging is done mechanically. We tend to each variety individually and have different yields from each. The red varieties are protected from birds by netting because birds favour blue grapes over green and have an aversion to yellow.

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Chapter Two
Brewing Company

2345 Edna Stret
Windsor ONT
519-915-3118 

www.chaptertwobrewing.com


Banded Goose Brewing Company (BgB) is the brewing ‘wing’ of JACKS GROUP. Proudly brewing locally sourced craft beers at JACKS Gastropub, 15 Main St East, since 2013.
 

At JACKS Gastropub we LOVE BEER & work hard at creating & supporting the Craft Beer culture. This industry is expanding in our own backyards, county, province & country….so STAND TALL CANADA, cause we know our BEER, eh!
 

Our beer manifesto is “to create unique, flavourful beers that have a good story to tell as a result of our adherence to good brewing practices and partnering with local resources”. January 2019 marked the expansion of our BgB concept to 15 Main St West. Here, BgB is home to our Taproom, Bean15 Coffee Lounge, Distinctive Inns of Kingsville’s Concierge & Welcome Desk and seven (7) Brewery Loft Suites on the second floor. During the summers you can also enjoy our Outdoor Alley Patio & street food by our Food Truck. BLACKJACKS.

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Mastronardi Estate
Winery

1193 County Road 3 East
Kingsville, ONT, N9Y 2E5
519-733-9463

www.mastronardiwines.com

Mastronardi Estate Winery is nestled in the heart of Essex County wine region. This family-run winery exhibits a distinguished name in all things agricultural; whether it be their history in the greenhouse fresh produce industry or growing grapes on the 100-acre vineyard. Winemakers,Tony and Jared Mastronardi — a father and son duo — work side by side creating award winning VQA wines that will please every palate. Our unique European-style tasting room is open 7 days a week where knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect wine for any occasion.
 

The 100 acre vineyard, originally planted over 25 years ago during the revival of wine production in Southern Ontario, produces many varietals of Vinifera. The vines thrive amongst 1000 + acres of vineyards in Southwestern Ontario, located along a peninsula that wraps around the north shore of Lake Erie. The moderating effect of the climate is ensured by the warm waters of Lake Erie, the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair, which surround this peninsula. It is the location along the 42nd north parallel (similar to that of French Riviera, Mendecino California, Tuscany Italy and southern France) that gives Lake Erie North Shore the highest accumulation of heat units in Ontario each summer. This Lake effect along with abundant sunshine results in the high sugars and ideal acid levels of each varietal. Therefore, an earlier harvest is common.

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Walkerville
Brewery

525 Argyle Road
Windsor, ONT, N8Y 4Z8
519-254-6067

www.walkervillebrewery.com

Walkerville Brewery is a well appointed microbrewery located in the City of Windsor in a district known by locals as Walkerville. Situated within the area developed by Hiram Walker over 150 years ago, we are proud to compliment our neighbours, the C.C. Brand Centre and Pernod Ricard to form this modern day distillery district. The brewery occupies an 18,000 square foot building once known as “Surge Plant 16” and is located only blocks away from the original Walkerville Brewing Company established in 1890.

 

Walkerville Brewery aims to be the social fabric of its community by creating a culture that best exemplifies our community-minded conscience. Through the development and creation of quality beers, we aim to identify then satisfy the needs of our diverse target markets. By handcrafting unique styles in small batches using only quality barley, hops and pure water, we will deliver fresh flavourful beers to our customers. Operating under high quality assurance standards, professional production, outstanding sales support and market deliverables, we aim to grow our market from its core of Windsor/Essex and develop outward as demand dictates.