Many families in our area have not booked their usual summer vacations this year due to the pandemic, and are planning a “staycation” close to home instead. If that’s the case, there are many fabulous opportunities for day trips from your base in Oakville or Burlington.
One destination that should be on your list is 13th Street Winery in St. Catharines, on the western border of the Niagara wine district and only a 45 minute drive from Oakville or Burlington. With three generations of agricultural expertise and over 20 years of winemaking experience in Niagara, the winery produces an array of delicious Niagara wines including their award-winning Gamay Noir.
This winery offers so much more though… Chef Josh Berry will be serving locally-inspired seasonal dishes in the Farmhouse Bistro on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. And on Mondays and Fridays, you can enjoy a pizza from Avella’s Wood Fired Pizza. The wine bar will be open and you can enjoy live music and a relaxing glass of wine on the patio on Thursday and Friday evenings.
There is also an art gallery which is open Mondays to Saturdays, with exhibits from Canadian artists that change regularly.
The winery offers guests the opportunity to relax in the beautiful grounds with the Niagara Escarpment as the backdrop, and enjoy Wine, Food & Art. For more details, visit 13thstreetwinery.com.