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We farm our vineyards using eco-friendly farming practices, including reduced chemical intervention, in an effort to encourage a healthy and sustainable environment. Our vineyards are located south of the 42nd parallel (as is southern Italy, central Spain and many of the California regions). The Lake Erie North Shore appellation has the highest heat accumulation and the longest growing season of the Ontario wine appellations. Our vineyards’ proximity to Lake Erie provides protection in the cold, as long as the lake has not frozen over, and access to lake breezes that exercise and dry our vines.
Our vines are planted in a north-south direction, with rows spaced eight feet apart and vines planted four feet apart to maximize sun exposure in the morning and provide protection from overheating and sun burn in the evening. We follow the European model and plant multiple clones of a variety, if possible, using various rootstocks to avoid a mono-culture and to maximize the imprint of the terroir. Our pruning, de-leafing, thinning and harvesting are done by hand to enhance quality. Leaf hedging is done mechanically. We tend to each variety individually and have different yields from each. The red varieties are protected from birds by netting because birds favour blue grapes over green and have an aversion to yellow.
Oxley Estate Winery reviews
Wine is over priced. Food is as well. Stingy amount of wine for the price. Atmosphere is nice. Winery is beautiful but too expensive
Wine is over priced. Food is as well. Stingy amount of wine for the price. Atmosphere is nice. Winery is beautiful but too expensive more »
Stopped in 3 times during our vacation. Amazing and fun staff. Great atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. Food and wines are top notch. This is how it should be done. Will be back next year!!
Stopped in 3 times during our vacation. Amazing and fun staff. Great atmosphere and beautiful surroundings. Food and wines are top notch. This is how it should be done. Will be back next year!! more »
We celebrated my friend's birthday here on Saturday. We enjoyed a delicious lunch, flights of wine and basked in the beautiful surroundings. Brooke was our server and she was outstanding. Can't wait to return!
One of the best spots in the area. Cozy in the cooler months and fun in the gardens in the summer. Excellent seasonally inspired menu. Nice white and rose wines. Excellent service and great mocktail selection also.
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