Local Distilleries & Cideries Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island


Written by The Editors

Inspired by the history of rumrunning in the local area, owners Tom and Sue Manherz and Larry Girard turned that interest into a premium craft distillery. A craftsman operation, Wolfhead Distillery incorporates distinct limestone-treated water from the Amherstburg Quarry and locally-grown grains, producing unique flavours that push the boundaries of Canadian Spirits.

The Scene

Wolfhead Distillery is a hidden gem in Essex County. Surrounded by barrels, you’ll be invited into a rustic and charming world-class restaurant, featuring an innovative menu with locally-sourced ingredients infused with Wolfhead spirits. Recommendations include the Apple Whisky Pulled Pork Sandwich — pork shoulder basted with Premium Wolfhead Whisky and infused with Wolfhead Whisky barbeque sauce. Or try the Drunken Shrimp & Scallops — sautéed with garlic, select spices and tomatoes, then flambéed in premium Wolfhead Vodka. An inviting retail store sells Wolfhead products and a selection of apparel and unique gifts. Public tours and tastings are available Saturdays, with group tours by reservation. For a truly unique experience, Wolfhead is an excellent venue for your next special event.

Good Things Come In Small Batches

Wolfhead Distillery features small batch, double barrel Premium Craft Whisky, Vodka and more, creating distinct spirits you won’t find anywhere else. Popular flavoured spirits include Coffee Whisky Liqueur, Grapefruit Vodka and Banana Caramel Vodka. A must try is the Wolfhead Whisky Caesar.
Wolfhead Premium Spirits can be found in select LCBO stores in Ontario or at the Distillery. Follow Wolfhead on social media for updates or sign up online to be a member of the Wolfpack! You’ll be the first to know about upcoming products and events.

Craft Distillery,
Retail Store &

7781 Howard Avenue (Hwy 9)

Retail Store
HOURS: MON & TUES 9 am–4 pm
WED–SUN 11 am–8 pm
Distillery & Restaurant
HOURS: WED–SUN 11 am–8 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Hours may change seasonally.


Public Tours on Saturdays
Farm-to-Table Dining
Available for Private Parties

Destination Craft Distillery

Tours & Tastings Available

Open for Lunch & Dinner