Local Wine Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island


Written by The Editors

Siblings Tanya (Winemaker) and Steve Mitchell (Sales & Marketing) have been crafting wines for 13 years on their beachfront farm. Grapes were planted in 1991 by their parents and their family opened the Winery together in 2006. Today they have over 20 different wine styles to choose from, available to sample at their beautiful winery every day 11 to 5.

Pinot Grigio

The Scene

Ontario’s only beachfront winery, Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery handcrafts 100% Ontario vqa wines. A deep love of wine, art and rustic architecture influenced the Mitchell family to create a beautiful Tuscan-style “old world” building with large cellars. Extensive balconies offer breathtaking views of the vineyard and Lake Erie. The interior is accented by dark wood trim, and warm wall and chandelier lighting, with a 17-foot custom-made bar as its focus. An elegant Reception Hall with panoramic views was added in 2015. Full service wedding and event planning services are available.

Mulled Wine

Taste wines, explore the property, or enjoy one of the iconic picnics on the beach or patio. Picnic baskets include gourmet cheese, deli baguettes, fruit, vegetables, hummus, antipasto, dessert, and all the necessary tools. Wine tastings are available daily. Private and guided group tours can be arranged.

Wine Highlights

With a focus on quality and small batch production, they produce a series of excellent vintages — over 20 different wine styles — all available at the winery store. Sprucewood Shores Pinot Grigio, Dry Riesling (Gold Medal Winner for 2018’s vintage, available now), Sweet Select Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Merlot (Lady in Red) are also available at the lcbo.

Dry Reisling

There is also a mulled wine (Warm ’n Cozy) produced in November and December, perfect for chilly nights. Sprucewood Shores Appassimento wines are the first and only wines produced from dried grapes in the Lake Erie North Shore region. These mind-blowing wines of excellent quality can be opened now but have great aging potential and will develop even more complexity in 5–7 years.


Winery & Event Centre

7258 County Road 50 West
(just East of Holiday Beach)

HOURS: DAILY 11 am–5 pm
LUNCH: $28 2-person Picnic Basket
Wine Tastings $4pp (Fee
waived with bottle purchase)


Ontario’s Only Beachfront Winery
Wine Tastings & Tours
Picnic Lunches
Charcuterie & Cheese Baskets
20+ Different Wine Styles
Welcoming Family-Run Atmosphere
Full Service Wedding Venue

Spectacular Architecture & Grounds

Ontario’s Only Beachfront Winery

Popular Wedding & Event Facilities