Local Distilleries & Cideries Windsor-Essex-Pelee Island


Written by Local Flavour

Voted #1 on TripAdvisor! 5x Winner of The Art of Cocktail Award! Owners Tom & Sue Manherz with Larry Girard, inspired by the history of rumrunning in the local area, turned that interest into a premium craft distillery and restaurant. A craftsman operation, Wolfhead Distillery incorporates distinct limestone-treated water from the Amherstburg Quarry, producing unique flavours of Whisky, Vodka and Gin that push the boundaries of Canadian Spirits.

Wolfhead Distillery

The Scene

Wolfhead Distillery is a hidden gem in Essex County. Surrounded by barrels, you’ll be invited into a rustic and charming restaurant, featuring a wildly delicious roadhouse menu with locally sourced ingredients and infused spirits. Recommendations include the Garlic Fried Linguini — fresh mushrooms, green olives, banana peppers, garlic, Vodka, parmesan, feta and green olives (gluten free available). Or try the Maple Bacon Burger — an 8 oz handmade burger topped with cheddar & bacon and finished with Giffin’s Whisky Barrel Aged Maple Syrup and Wolfhead Whisky BBQ Sauce.

A spacious seasonal patio welcomes guests, with local entertainment on weekends and an inviting retail store with Wolfhead products and a selection of apparel and gifts. Public tours and tastings are available on weekends, with group tours by reservation. For a truly unique experience, Wolfhead is an excellent venue for your next special event.

Wolfhead Distillery

Good Things Come In Small Batches

Wolfhead Distillery features small batch, double barrel Premium Craft Whisky, Vodka and more. Popular flavoured spirits include Coffee Whisky Liqueur, Grapefruit Vodka and Banana Caramel Vodka. Must-tries are the Grapefruit Vodka Cosmo & Essex County Mule. Wolfhead Premium Spirits can be found in select LCBOs in Ontario, Michigan 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 new releases and events.

Craft Distillery, Retail Store & Restaurant

7781 Howard Avenue (Hwy 9)
MAP G p99: 519-726-1111

Public Tours Available
Farm-to-Table Dining
Available for Private Parties
Dog-Friendly Patio Area