The Winery & Tours
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery is a premium estate winery located on the Short Hills Bench at the base of the Niagara Escarpment (a United Nations biosphere) in St. Catharines, Ontario. Owned and operated by the Speck family since 1988.
“There’s a cozy, historic feel to this family winery 18 miles outside of town. Henry of Pelham crafts delicious sparkling rose and crisp unoaked Chardonnay, as well as reds like Pinot Noir and Baco Noir, made from a hybrid grape that’s Ontario’s answer to Zinfandel and Syrah.”
- Bon Appetit, June 2009
We offer a full wine experience from tours and tastings, open air casual dining, and a permanent art collection on display.
Enter into our Wine Boutique and Tasting Room and have the feeling of stepping back in time. Located in the main building this area showcases our wines surrounded by the original foundation of the Henry of Pelham building. Here you will find our wine tastings, wine related merchandise, and a complete selection of our quality wines, including specialty wines, limited editions and back vintages.
Open daily from May to October (10am to 6pm) and November to May (10am to 5pm).
Public & Group Tours
Time: 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm daily, May long weekend (Victoria Day) through to the end of October.
Cost: $10 inclusive per person.
All tours start and finish in the winery tasting room.
A minimum of 48 hours advance notice is required for booking tours online, otherwise, contact the winery at 905-684-8423.
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• A tasting of (4) Henry of Pelham wines
• History of the winery and tour of vineyards, family cemetery (weather permitting) and Canada’s largest underground barrel cellar
• Tours capped at 50 people
• For the winter season reservations are required (Novemeber through May)
Book a private tour with one of our informative guides and enjoy a tasting of our Cuvée Catharine, 4 Estate wines, history of the winery and tour of vineyards and cemetery (weather permitting).
$20 inclusive per person, maximum 50 people.
Reservations are required.
Call 1-877-735-4267 or email Laryssa Tymczyszyn (Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm)
Enjoy a guided tour through the Niagara Region by one the following companies:
Segway Tours Are Back!
Unique and First to Our Area this Segway Experience is like No Other Winery or Vineyard Tour
Tour includes: At the specified time, we meet at Henry of Pelham.
• Experience begins with a 20 minute introduction, safety, and training session on the Segway.
• Our tour starts in the vineyards with the beautiful vistas of the Niagara Escarpment.
• Experience our wetland project where our ponds have been equipped with natural bio-filters.
• A visit to the weather station passing some of our wind fans.
• Tour ends at our historic family cemetery where our Loyalist background is revealed.
• We spend 40 minutes riding Segways throughout our gently rolling vineyards.
• A tour and tasting in our underground cellar is the final stop. Lunch and snacks are available through the Coach House Café, Thursday to Monday 11am – 5pm. (Food and wine additional cost)
Click here for additional information and to view our cancellation policy.
By reservation only.
48 hours minimum notice required.
Ph: (905) 684-8423
$99.95/person (2 person minimum) plus tax.
Times depending on availability.
Our tours go rain or shine, but in the event of truly terrible weather, please call 905-684-8423 for an update. If a tour is canceled due to inclement weather, Niagara Segway will offer an alternative tour date or a full refund, whichever the customer prefers.
The Coach House Café is a unique wine country experience. Overlooking the estate vineyards, dine on wine country cuisine in a casual, yet elegant atmosphere on our patio. Enjoy fine housemade sandwiches, salads, unique breads and fine Canadian cheeses. Flights of wine or wines by the glass are also available.
Open daily except Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11am to 5pm, May 21st to October 10th, 2011.
No reservations required, but larger groups requested to call ahead (905-684-8423 ext. 234).
While visiting the winery, please feel free take the time to wander through the building and view the fine art collected by our parents, Paul and Bobbi Speck, throughout the 1970′s.
These original paintings are from a range of Canadian artists that passed through the beautiful Annex area of Toronto where we lived growing up. Our parents offered free studio space to a variety of these painters and sculptors in the early stages of their careers and we now proudly display their art throughout the winery buildings and offices.
Guests are welcome to visit the Ballroom above the tasting room where many of the oil paintings are on view for free.
Visitors are welcome to use our picnic and patio facilities beside the Henry of Pelham Historic Winery Buildings.
Take a break from your winery tour to relax and enjoy open air dining in our beautiful gardens.
Bring your own picnic lunch or choose from the delightful light fare menu available at the Coach House Café and Cheese Shoppe.
After lunch feel free to roam through the estate, visit our vineyards and enjoy a tasting in our historical building.