Rockway Wine

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Rockway's vineyards are located on premium grape growing land in the Twenty Mile Bench sub-appellation. Famous for its mineral-rich soils similar to that of Burgundy France, our vineyard site is a hidden gem that continues to amaze us with wines of depth and complexity. We currently have approximately 75 acres of Vineyard.

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Our Winery

Our winery was built for the sole purpose of making premium wine. It houses state of the art equipment to ensure a sanitary and controlled environment for our wines. We also house a mixture of French and American oak barrels ranging in age, forests and cooperages. Although our winery was not built to accommodate public tours, we conduct one-of-a-kind tours through our antique wine museum, where guests can look into the history of winemaking from the 17th and 18th centuries. Our retail store is right next door so please join us for a tasting and find your favourite wine!


Winemaker: Ben Minaker

Ben Minaker is a second-generation Ontario winemaker with roots in Prince Edward County. Ben developed his passion for terroir-driven Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at his family-owned winery on Adolphous Reach before travelling abroad to complete harvests in France and New Zealand. After gaining international experience, Ben returned home in 2010 to complete the Niagara College Winery and Viticulture Technician program. Since then Ben has been working in wineries around the Niagara Peninsula. Ben believes that the wines from the Niagara Peninsula are among the best in the world. “The best way to test this is to come and try them for yourself.”

Our Wines

Most important to mention is that we grow, craft and bottle 99.9% of all the wines we produce. This allows us to carefully monitor every step from our vines to your glass. We believe in the adage that 'less is more.' With a hands-off approach to winemaking, our goal is to capture the flavours of our vineyard and help guide them into your glass. We hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!

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Wine Boutique Hours

Saturday: 11am-5pm

Sunday: Closed

The Museum

We have assembled an extraordinary exhibit of the history of wine-making from the ages past. The museum exemplifies the chronological order of the vinification process and how a bottle of wine reaches our grasp.

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