|Name||Burning Kiln Winery|
|Address||1709 Front Rd, St Williams, ON N0E 1P0, Canada|
|Category||Food / Drink|
Rising from the ashes of an era when tobacco ruled the local economy, Burning Kiln Winery has repurposed and architecturally reconfigured an original tobacco pack barn to pay homage to that fact. We stand as tribute to the resiliency and resolute determination of a region that is determined to make its mark in new frontiers of farming.
Situated on a former tobacco tract, Burning Kiln Winery has been built to preserve the historic charm of its original wooden structure while allowing visitors to view much of the operation from behind giant, contemporary glass walls. Inside, a wonderfully functional, modern working winery shares its secrets of the complete winemaking process while maintaining the warmth of the original wood structure. Tours offer a chronological step through the winemaking practice including the steps of pressing, fermentation, barrel ageing and bottling and speaks to what makes us truly unique.
Burning Kiln Winery boasts a most striking of settings perched atop the escarpment overlooking the UNESCO-designated Long Point Bay World Biosphere Reserve. The property is adorned with a comfortable patio, hiking and biking trails and other award-winning activities to be experienced at Long Point Eco-Adventures, adjacent to the property on Front Road in St. Williams, Ontario.
This favourable location affords inspiring views from the winery both over the lush countryside, the vineyards stretching out to adjoining forests and towards the magical sweep of Long Point in sparkling Lake Erie. All in all, an idyllic picture to behold.
Take a memorable, relaxing drive through small town Ontario in the near southwest part of the province (90 minutes from London, 2 hours from Toronto) and discover our winery and the newest emerging wine region, Ontario’s South Coast.
Norfolk County is a region that has had a love affair with agriculture for hundreds of years and refers to itself as ‘Ontario’s Garden.’ It is steeped in history with the first recorded discovery of grapes by the French Explorers Dollier and Gallinée in 1670.
Today, you can experience the unforgettable Long Point Eco-Adventures with its wilderness tents, bike trails, observatory and fabulous ziplines skirting the escarpment and old-growth Carolinian forest. Or, you can spend time on the many world-class beaches and resort areas, eat at the many culinary stops across the region and shop in the unique, one-of-a-kind merchant shops in any of the quaint villages found here. But maybe, in the wonderfully calm, against-the-grain cruise down here, you’ll simply find solace in the excursion itself.
1709 Front Road St. Williams N0E 1P0