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St. Catharines winery recognized as best in Ontario

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St. Catharines winery recognized as best in Ontario

Congratulations to 13th Street Winery in St. Catharines for well-deserved recognition from the National Wine Awards as the best winery in Ontario and the #2 winery in Canada.

A total of twenty wines from 13th Street Winery were awarded medals at this year’s competition: 2 Platinum, 2 Gold, 7 Silver and 9 Bronze.
Earning prestigious platinum awards are the 2015 Premier Cuvée traditional method sparkling and the 2020 Reserve Syrah.

The National Wine Awards, Canada’s largest wine awards, are held annually in a different Canadian wine region each year. The 2022 event was held in Niagara Falls, in June. This year saw 1,887 wines enter the competition from 250 different wineries from eight different provinces.

30% of St. Catharines' Designated Agricultural Area

The food and beverage segment offers substantial promise for St. Catharines, especially if well equipped incubation and acceleration spaces are available and if the linkages with tourism, culinary, cultural and the creative industries can be fostered. In addition to wineries, specialty and artisanal foods, craft brewing, micro-distilling and hard cider production are taking hold.

Learn more about the Agriculture, Food & Beverage Sector in St. Catharines

13th Street Winery was founded in 1998 and will be celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2023. Owned by friends and partners John and June Mann and Doug and Karen Whitty, the winery offers a unique blend of wine, food and art at its retail location on Fourth Avenue. Guests are invited to enjoy their wine while also shopping the onsite bakery and culinary store, enjoying lunch on the seasonal patio and visiting the 6000-square-foot gallery featuring a changing exhibit of many of Canada’s most celebrated contemporary artists.

In 2021, we celebrated 13th Street Winery contributions to the community, resilience and innovation with our Legacy Leader Award and inducted the winery into the Team STC Hall of Fame.

Originally from Chablis in France, winemaker Jean-Pierre Colas has been at 13th Street since 2009. Prior to this, he worked around the world at wineries in Chile, Argentina, New Zealand and his homeland in France. His winemaking philosophy is quite simple. He believes that great wines come from the best grapes grown in the best vineyards, whereas winemaking techniques are only utilized to supplement and capture the very essence of the grapes’ provenance and character.

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