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About the winery

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. And, just as the region has had to rebound and rebuild from the diminishing market of one agricultural base into another, 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, the picturesque 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 and the drama of the trusses of the original agri-building. Tours offer a chronological step through the winemaking practice beginning with what makes us unique, the kiln drying of grapes using repurposed bulk tobacco kilns and along the steps of pressing, fermentation, barrel ageing and bottling.

Production Level (cases)
7000
Tasting room
11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Tuesday to Sunday, spring and summer; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., winter; $5 to taste 3 wines, $2 for single tastings; Fees waived with purchase of two bottles
Distribution
Winery, online, LCBO
Restaurant
Lunch served on patio from Tuesday to Sunday, dinners served on Friday and Saturday nights
Tour
Daily, by request in spring and summer; appointment necessary in off-season; $5/person (15 percent gratuity added for groups of 8 or more)
Wine styles produced:
Sparkling
Still
Varieties produced:
Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon
Chardonnay
Chenin Blanc
Pinot Gris
Pinot Noir
Riesling
Syrah

Wine Production Statistics


11 Wines
12 Vintages
8 Varieties

Wines from Burning Kiln Winery


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