Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery


In the quiet town of Thedford, down a rambling country road you come across a vineyard. From “our farm to your glass” is how we define ourselves as we utilize everything learned from a three-generation Lambton County farming history to bear on a new and exciting venture in a winery and cidery.   

Farm fresh is exemplified in the apples from family orchards just down the hill and grapes picked from the vineyard on our property and from friends in Southern Ontario. Authentic handcrafted wines and ciders, made from fresh local produce. Naturally fermented, made with real fruit, less sweet and no artificial flavors. A light modern take on beverages that focuses on the flavors of the fruit in every way. We are proud to say that all our beverages are made naturally gluten free and lactose free with a commitment to low sugar content in everything we make.

At Shale Ridge our goal in any endeavors is to stay true and respectful of the land and location we do business on in every way with a focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility.  

Our talented team strives to create a memorable experience as you enjoy a flight of wines or ciders and nibble on something along the way. Sit on a swing, enjoy the breeze on the patio or snap a photo of the extraordinary view.  

We are thrilled to announce that we have been awarded 2023 OpenTable Diners’ Choice Best of Southern Ontario in the following categories: Outdoor, Value, Canadian, Ambience, Groups and Scenic View. 

Welcome to Shale Ridge!  

  • Reservations are Required
  • Please book on OpenTable or our Visit Us page
  • PLEASE NOTE: we do not take phone reservations


9090 Widder Road
N0M 2N0


Thursday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Friday: 12 pm - 6 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 6 pm

Reservations required by:
OpenTable or our website "Visit Us" page
PLEASE NOTE: We do not take phone reservations