Rockway Vineyards

 

Rockway Vineyards

Rockway Vineyards is the only winery in Ontario which also features an 18-hole championship golf course. Our vineyards are located on premium grape growing land in the Twenty Mile Bench sub-appellation, which allows us to produce quality small batch VQA wines. Limestone-rich soils and ideal growing conditions have helped us produce world class wines.  Rockway wines have received many outstanding awards and rave reviews from wine writers. We hope that you will stop by the wine boutique and sample our signature wine, 9 Spritz, Gold award winning Brut Cuvée, and our limited edition Small Lot wines. Rockway is also proud to be a part of Rockway Gives Back, with this year’s featured wine being our Pink Ribbon Rosé10% of sales from every bottle sold of the Pink Ribbon Rosé goes directly towards breast cancer research and patient support programs.

Book your tastings online  or call (905) 641-5771.

Come visit our restaurant Windows on Rockway, overlooking the Twenty Mile Bench and Rockway Golf Course. We combine fine dining and casual fair, with our award winning wines, as well as spirits and beer. Make your reservation online.

 

COVID-19 Protocol:

  • Guests are required to wear a mask
  • Guests dining indoors, or participating in tastings, must be fully vaccinated
  • Guests are required to practice social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer is available for guests
  • Staff will wear masks
  • Please check in 5 minutes prior to reservation
  • Tastings are scheduled on the half hour
  • Credit or debit are preferred methods of payment
  • All surfaces will be disinfected between tastings
  • Tastings limited to 4 people per group

 

Contact

905-641-5771

3290 Ninth St
St Catharines
L2R 6P7

Hours

Winery: 11am-5pm
Closed for the Holidays December 23 - January 4

Windows on Rockway Restaurant: Thurs-Sat 11am-8pm | Sun 10am-6pm
Closed for the Holidays December 20 - January 14

 
WINEMAKER PROFILE

Simone has travelled around the world, honing her skills in the cellar as a Winemaker, and becoming well versed with vineyards and terroirs. Raised on a fruit farm in Ontario, Simone learned the value of hard work on the job and at home, where she is currently an avid gardener and forager.

After graduating from the Winemaking and Viticulture program at Niagara College in 2011, Simone worked for both Tawse and Le Clos Jordanne in Niagara before travelling abroad. She spent many vintages chasing harvests around the world at premium international wineries such as Leeuwin Estate and Grosset in Australia, Amisfield in New Zealand, Ponzi in Oregon and Domaine Fernard et Laurent Pillot in Burgundy. Simone spent 3.5 years in the Okanagan working for Meyer Family Vineyards before taking on the role of Winemaker for their sister winery Mayhem wines. Upon returning home Simone has spent the last two years reacquainting herself with cool climate viticulture by working for Adamo Estate Winery up north in the Hockley Valley. Simone brings a wealth of experience to the Rockway team, ranging from vineyard work to winemaking.

On Simone’s free time she is exploring hiking trails, tending to her heritage chickens and ducks on the family farm, boating on Georgian Bay, and snowboarding in the Blue Mountains area.