A bold experiment in northern viticulture, Coffin Ridge Vineyard and Winery is located along the beautiful and rugged northern end of the Niagara Escarpment, and boasts a stunning view of Georgian Bay and the islands off Colpoys Bay.
Planting in this, Grey County’s first vineyard began in 2001 and has gradually expanded from five to twenty-five acres. Our hand-planted vines are lovingly tended from bud-break to lush maturity when they are, alas, ushered to their demise! But it is a journey from death back to life … the transformation from grape to wine. Our signature wines Resurrection Rόse, Into the Light White and Back From The Dead Red are playful and distinctively delicious expressions of this transformation.
We specialize in artisanal wines that are made from varietals suited to our northern geography such as Geisenheim, Maréchel Foch, L’Acadie Blanc, Baco Noir and Marquette. The owners, Neil and Gwen Lamont, have extensively researched cold climate grapes and carefully chosen varieties that thrive in Grey County’s clay soil and sometimes frigid climate.
In 2008 we added cider production to our artful ways and began producing our exciting, crisp and dry Forbidden Cider now available at LCBO outlets throughout the province. Our craft cider program has since expanded to include regular limited edition special releases exclusively available at our Tasting Bar.
The Coffin Ridge Experience
While we are defined by our delicious wines and ciders as well as by the compelling beauty of our surroundings, we also have a reputation for our unique and inspiring events program.
Come to us in winter for a bracing snow shoe tour of the sleeping vineyard and in the spring and fall for our author reading series where we show case some of Canada’s most talented writers (currently on hiatus). With the arrival of true out-door weather there is our Pizza Pie Party in May, and the hugely popular “3 Pigs” event each June - our official heel kick to summer.
Open year round, there is no better spot in all of Ontario to take in a stunning sunset than our patio overlooking the vineyard, the Bay, and the horizon.
Estate Vineyard: Established 2001
Size: 25 acres
Soil: Heavy Clay
TASTING ROOM HOURS
COFFIN RIDGE VINEYARD & WINERY
599448 2nd Concession North, Annan
, Ontario, Canada
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599450 2nd Concession North, Annan,
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Is there a fee for wine tasting?
The tastings are complimentary and include a selection of 3 wines/ciders.
Do you serve anything that is non-alcoholic?
We serve coffee, sparkling juice, local sweet apple cider and sparkling water.
Do you have a restaurant?
We do not have a restaurant, but we do serve a Vintner's Plate, which includes an ever changing selection of artisan cheeses, breads, summer sausage, seasonal fruits/veggies and chocolate, etc. The plate serves two for lunch and up to six as a snack.
Are there animal products in the wine or cider?
All of our wines and ciders are free of animal byproducts and are suitable for vegans.
Are children allowed to visit Coffin Ridge?
Yes, young people under the age of 18 are welcome to visit Coffin Ridge in the company of adults but, of course, are not allowed to consume any alcohol.
Do you host weddings?
Yes we do! And dates are booking up FAST - email firstname.lastname@example.org with inquiries.
Do I need to make a reservation to visit the winery?
If you have a group of ten or more we ask that you do make a reservation. Please refer to the Tour Info section of the website for information on the tour options and how to book in advance.
Does Coffin Ridge sponsor community events and make donations to good causes?
Yes, we have a number of favourite causes we like to get behind. For information on our sponsorship program or to obtain an application please email email@example.com. We regret that we cannot support all requests. We tend to look most favourably on events that support the literary arts and local health care projects.