For 20 years, Strewn has been committed to producing premium wines from grapes grown in the Niagara region.
Today Strewn's facility encompasses a large visitor centre with outdoor and indoor tasting options, wine making area, underground barrel cellar, tasting room overlooking Four Mile Creek, wine boutique, on-site restaurant and hands-on recreational cooking school. It is a unique Niagara destination that showcases the best in Niagara wine and cuisine.
Grapes come from Strewn's own vineyards and from 16 dedicated local growers, the majority of whom are located in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The 10-acre property has roots in the community that go back nearly 70 years when it was the home to the Niagara Canning Company.
Started to provide local farmers with a means of processing their fruits and vegetables, the cannery employed more than 200 people during its heyday in the 1940s. As eating habits changed and imported fresh foods became more readily available in the 1960s, the cannery closed down and was used primarily as a warehouse for the next three decades.
Strewn Winery owners: Newman Smith (left) and Joe Will (right).
In 1997, a vineyard was planted and the original buildings were extensively rebuilt to create the visitor centre at Strewn and the classrooms of the Wine Country Cooking School.
President, founder and original winemaker Joe Will was soon joined by industry veteran Newman Smith as Strewn Chairman. Newman's senior management expertise and Joe's winemaking skills proved to be a successful combination and the winery has flourished and grown over two decades.
As we look forward to celebrating our 25th year in the summer of 2021, our focus remains on producing well-made wines that reflect vintage variation. In addition to the premium and reserve wines exclusively available at the winery's online and on-site store, you can find a selection of Strewn's most approachable and affordable wines in more than 200 LCBO stores across Ontario.