The Town of Grimsby lies on the western edge of the Niagara Peninsula, and is on the eastern outskirts of Hamilton , nestled between the southwest shore of Lake Ontario and the base of the Hamilton Escarpment. It is a picturesque agriculture-based community of 27,000 (2019), with a small town atmosphere with all the modern amenities of a larger city. The Town of Grimsby has undergone a transformation with a substantial housing boom over the past decade, and is a popular bedroom community for Hamilton, with a lower cost of living and better quality of life.. Specialty crops include many orchards of various tender fruit and grape vineyards.
Ball’s Falls Conservation Area – Vineland
This historical park has old cabins, a church, and flour & grist mills. A beautiful nature area with many trails. Picnic area.
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Ball’s Falls Conservation Area
3192 6 Ave., Vineland, ON L0R 2C0
Located on Sixth Avenue, just east of Victoria Avenue (Hwy 24)
Ball’s Falls Conservation Area is a 218 acre Historical Park. The discovery and settlement of Ball’s Falls when Americans loyal to the British, migrated north to Upper Canada, and in 1807 1200 acres of land was sold to John and George Ball, who’s families tended these lands for more than a century and a half. In 1809, a grist mill was built for the inhabitants of Louth for the grinding of their grain, which still stands today.
Ball’s Falls consist of Two Waterfalls and a bedrock gorge where Twenty Mile Creek cascades over the Escarpment. The upper Ball’s Falls drop 35 ft, and the lower Ball’s Falls cascade 90 ft. The park is open to the public all year round. Ball’s Falls has camping, picnicing and hiking facilities. The Bruce Trail, Twenty Valley Trail and other trail systems are marked throughout the natural areas of Ball’s Falls. Guided tours are available all year through the Museum.
Beamer Memorial Conservation Area
Quarry Road just north of Ridge Road,. Grimsby
See picturesque views of the Forty Mile Creek Valley, the Lake Ontario shoreline and the Escarpment ridge. Marked nature trails provide wheelchairs access at three observation platforms.
Cave Springs Conservation Area
3949 Cave Springs, Beamsville, and ON L0R 1B0
Off Victoria Ave. to Hwy 81 (King Street) and left (south) onto Cave Springs Rd
While walking through this area, discover the nature trails of the escarpment forests and the Carolinian Forest Conservatory.
Louth Conservation Area
East of 17th Street on Staff Road, Lincoln County
This area has access to Bruce Trail hiking with a magnificent view of the Sixteen Mile Creek. as it cascades over a 50-foot waterfall over the Escarpment.
Mountainview Conservation Area
Hwy 81 westbound to Mountainview Rd, Beamsville
(south of King Street)
Access point for the Bruce Trail with unique views of the Iroquois plain and Lake Ontario from various look points.
Rockway Conservation Area
Take Hwy 81 (King Street) in Vineland to 9th Ave. then east on Hwy 69 Vineland
126-hectare area alongside Fifteen Mile Creek, with access to the Bruce Trail. Ideal for hiking, bird watching and appreciating nature.
Woolverton Conservation Area
Woolverton Road, Grimsby (south of Main Street West)
This 18-hectare parkland features a hardwood forest along the Bruce Trail, with excellent bird watching.
There are a number of vineyards and wineries clustered around Grimsby, including the communities of Beamsville, Vineland, and Jordan to the east:
Crown Bench Estates Winery
3850 Aberdeen Rd.
Beamsville, ON, LOR 1B7
(905) 563-3959, 1-888-537-6192, Fax: +905-563-3441
Crown Bench Estates has on its southern border the Niagara Escarpment, a World Biosphere Reserve. The Bruce Trail runs on the crest of the Escarpment and is some one hundred meters behind the winery. The view from the vineyard of Lake Ontario and the Toronto Skyline is spectacular
Daniel Lenko Estate Winery
5246 Regional Road 81
Beamsville ON L0R 1B3
(905) 563-7756 fas: 563.3317
For over 40 years the Lenko family has supplied high quality vinifera grapes to many fine Niagara wineries, winning several significant awards in both local and international competitions. All wines are proprietor grown, VQA appellation, and estate bottled. The Merlot and Chardonnay bear the designation ‘Old Vines’ and along with the other red wines are barrel aged in both French and American oak. Due to limited production the wines are currently only available at the winery. Tastings and tours are by appointment only.
De Sousa Wine Cellars
Exit #64 Beamsville
3753 Quarry Road,
Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B0
Winery: (905) 563-7269 Fax (905) 338-9404
De Sousa Wine Cellars and vineyards preserves a well-established Portuguese heritage and combines it with Niagara’s new world winemaking techniques. Open 7 days May to October, Saturday and Sunday November through April
EastDell Estate Winery
4041 Locust Lane
905-563-9463, Fax: 905-563-1241
Bench Bistro Restaurant (905) 563-9463
Founded in 1999, EastDell Estates sits on 65 picturesque acres of the Beamsville Bench along the Niagara West Wine Route. Tour the winemaking facility, and sample (and shop for) EastDell’s award-winning wines. The rustic main building, built with wood and Escarpment stone from the property, houses the Bench Bistro, a tasting bar and sales boutique and an intimate event loft for up to 24 people. Enjoy the picturesque view of rolling vineyards with Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline shimmering in the far distance. There are also 5 km of nature trails to explore winding through the property’s vineyards and lush Carolinian woodlot, along with a charming cabin for two, hidden deep in the vineyards.
Featherstone Estate Winery & Vineyard
3678 Victoria Avenue
3550 King St. (Hwy 8)
(905) 562-5625 call before visiting to confirm hours.
Kittling Ridge Estate Wines and Spirits
297 South Service Rd.
Grimsby, ON L3M 1Y6
Winery-Distillery (905) 945-9225
Kittling Ridge Winery Inn and Restaurants (905) 309-7171
Kittling Ridge is a Canadian producer of Ontario Wine and Spirits, located at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, on the southern shores of Lake Ontario and offers a wide range of quality Ontario and blended wine, Canadian Whisky, Vodka, and much more.
Legends Estates Winery
4888 Ontario St. N.
Lakeview Cellars Estate Winery Limited
4037 Cherry Avenue
Vineland ON, L0R 2C0
905-562-5685, Fax: 905-562-0673
Lakeview Cellars is one of Niagara’s first small cottage wineries, established in 1991 and located on 13 acres along the “Beamsville Bench” area of the Niagara Escarpment. It strives to maintain its “small winery” ambiance, and takes a neighborly approach of its beautiful country setting. The winery retail shop is open 7 days a week from 10am to 5:00pm.
Magnotta Winery, Distillery and Brewery
4701 Ontario St.
(905) 563-5313 1-800-461-WINE
20 minutes from Hamilton on QEW Niagara. With seven locations across Ontario, Magnotta has become Ontario’s third largest winery in volume of sales. This location is complete with a gracious wine boutique, encircling wine tasting bar, presentation area, art gallery, as well as a look at the distillation of a selection of fine spirits including the Original Authentic Ice Grappa at Magnotta Distillery.
Malivoire Wine Company
4260 King St. East
(905) 563-9253 1 – 866 – 644 – 2244
Malivoire’s Ann Sperling was named Ontario Winemaker of the Year 2004. Malivoire produces ultra-premium wines and is located on the Beamsville Bench in the Niagara Peninsula. Its unique gravity winery coupled with its strong vineyard focus form a solid foundation for the art of winemaking. Malivoire’s small batches of handcrafted wines are purchased primarily by private customers and restaurants in Ontario, with some limited sales to Manitoba, Alberta, British Columbia and Vintages at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. Tasting Room: 10 am to 5 pm seven days a week.
Maple Grove Vinoteca Estate Winery
4063 North Sevice Road
Mountain Road Wine Company
4016 Mountain Road
Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery
5600 King Street West,
P.O. Box 550
Beamsville, Ontario, L0R 1B0
905-563-0900 Fax: 905-563-0995
Peninsula Ridge Estates is a must-see destination, with a Queen Anne revival Victorian home that is now The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge, with a panorama of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline. The Winery Retail Shop is located in a restored 1885 post-and-eam barn, where our knowledgeable staff lead visitors through a tasting of our premium VQA wines and a guided tour of our modern winery facilities and traditional underground barrel cellar.
Puddicombes Estate Farms & Winery
1468 Highway 8 (near Stoney Creek)
A working farm since 179, Puddcombes has added a country cottage winery, on the Niagara Wine Route, producing carefully handcrafted products from our estate vineyards, using Viniferous and Hybrid grapes that have been growing since the early sixties. Enjoy selections of limited edition premium quality, award winning Vintner Quality Assurance (VQA) wines, from Puddicombe Estate Vineyards. Also included is a very special Ice Wine and our fruit wine collection.
3900 Cherry Ave.
Royal DeMaria Wines
4551 Cherry Ave.
(905) 563-9692 or 905-562-6767
Welcome to the official site for Stoney Ridge Estate Winery, a proud producer of exceptional VQA wines. Since 1985, Stoney Ridge has endeavoured to produce unique, Canadian wines that exhibit clear varietal character while capturing the essence of the Niagara terroir. Feel free to visit our premium Estate Winery year round, located in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula wine community, Vineland, Ontario.
Thirteenth Street Wine Company
3983 13th Street
Thirty Bench Vineyard and Winery
P.O. Box 1172
4281 Mountainview Road
Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B0
(905) 563-1698 Fax: (905) 563-3921
The main vineyard was established in 1980 under the name French Oak Vineyards. The first few acres of Riesling vines were planted early in 1980 and are now some of the oldest in the area. Over time, additional vines were planted bringing the total to 25 acres, with another 35 acres planted in 2000 which will add to production in several years. Open December 27th to April 30th – Daily from 11 am to 5 pm (or by appointment), an May 1st to December 26th – Daily from 10am to 6pm,
Thomas & Vaughan Vintners
4245 King Street
Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B1
905-563-7737 Fax: 905-563-4114
Thomas & Vaughan has unique soil, climate and temperature that is reflected in the quality of the grapes that grow in the vineyard.The 38 acre vineyard produces quality fruit to express the character and terroir of each variety and vintage. They grow, produce and bottle all of their own wines resulting in a handcrafted product made in discriminating and limited quantities. Complimentary self-guided tours May – October. Guided tour and tasting of 3 wines $$. Winter Hours Open Saturdays & Sundays, 11 am – 4 pm. Summer hours daily from 10am to 6pm. Take QEW Exit #64, Ontario Ave. and go south to King Street ( Regional Road #81).
Vineland Estates Winery & Restaurant
3620 Moyer Rd.
(905) 562-7088, 1-888-VINELAND (846-3526).
Established on a homestead dating back to 1845, the 75 acre Estate planted with German Riesling vines in 1979 and continues to use many of the original historic buildings has evolved into a world class winery and restaurant. The production of the winery is currently 50,000 cases. The public tour is offered from May 24 – November 1st at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily, and from November – May on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. Private group tours are available by appointment only and can be customized to suit any occasion. Enjoy
vineyard view dining at this Winery, Restaurant and B&B Cottage
Willow Heights Winery
3751 Regional Rd #81,