Henry of Pelham | Quality. Authenticity. Family.
Winery Tours & Tastings

Winery Tours & Tastings

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.

Vineyard and Winery Tours290 basket Winery Tours & Tastings

Public & Group Tours

Time: 1:30 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 ext. 226
» Click Here to Make a Reservation

Includes:
• 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 40 people
• For the winter season reservations are required (November through May)

DSC 5891 Winery Tours & Tastings

290 winecellar Winery Tours & Tastings

 

 

 

Private Tour

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 Our Events Coordinator (Monday to Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm)

 

Tour Companies

Enjoy a guided tour through the Niagara Region by one the following companies:

A Perfect Day Experience
Samba Days

Wine Boutique and Tasting Room290 winebottles Winery Tours & Tastings

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 10:00am to 6:00pm.

Segway Tours Are Back!HOP 290by180 segway Winery Tours & Tastings

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 11:30am – 5:00pm. (Food and wine additional cost)

By reservation only.
48 hours minimum notice required.
Ph: (905) 684-8423 ext. 232
Email: DEveritt@henryofpelham.com
$99.95/person (2 person minimum) plus tax.
Times depending on availability.

Additional Information

Our tours go rain or shine, but in the event of truly terrible weather, please call 905-684-8423 ext. 226, 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.

Coach House Café and Cheese Shoppe290 cheese Winery Tours & Tastings

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 Victoria Day Long Weekend – Thanksgiving Weekend
Thursday – Monday, 11:30am – 5:00pm.
Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays
Closed after Thanksgiving weekend – beginning of May

No reservations required, but larger groups requested to call ahead (905-684-8423).

 

Bobbi Speck Art Collection290 bobbispeck Winery Tours & Tastings

While visiting the winery, please feel free to 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.

 

Picnic and Patio Facilities290 picnic Winery Tours & Tastings

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.

 

 

Wrapped up in the Valley

Wrapped up in the Valley

It’s back — mouthwateringly satisfying, boredom curing, socially fulfilling; it’s the best of food and wine…













The Pinot Affair

The Pinot Affair

Are you ready for a love affair with Niagara’s most sultry and sexy wine?













Henry of Pelham Kicks-Off 2016 Wine Grape Harvest

Henry of Pelham Kicks-Off 2016 Wine Grape Harvest

Hot, dry conditions make for an exciting harvest.













Shuck ’em Suck ’em Eat ’em Raw

Shuck ’em Suck ’em Eat ’em Raw

Oyster Boy’s John Petcoff will be at the winery Sat, July 16 & Sun, July 17 11:30am-4:30pm to shuck fresh oysters paired with Henry of Pelham wines. Market Price













Back-to-Baco

Back-to-Baco

Join us Friday, July 1 to Sunday, July 3 10am-6pm for our annual Back-to-Baco event. Baco Noir lovers can visit our tasting bar for exclusive back vintages paired with strawberries rolled in black pepper. This event is free of charge.













Handmade at HoP

Handmade at HoP

June 26, 2016 11am-5pm













Traffic Detour

Traffic Detour

Seventh Street (Regional Road 34) is closed between the north and south ramps of the QEW until November 2016.













Icewine Harvest begins at Henry of Pelham

Icewine Harvest begins at Henry of Pelham

St. Catharines, Ontario (January 4, 2016) The Icewine harvest officially started in Niagara at 7am this morning. Picking began at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery as temperatures dropped below -8° Celsius, the audited temperature for VQA rules. Riesling Icewine is picked first because the skins of the grapes are very thin so the fruit […]













2016 Event Line-Up

2016 Event Line-Up

We’ve got a lot going on in 2016!













No Icewine…Yet

No Icewine…Yet

Paul Speck, President of Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, discusses the effect this year’s weather will have on the icewine harvest here.













How to Plan the Perfect Wine & Cheese Party

How to Plan the Perfect Wine & Cheese Party

Richard Willett, Vice President of Food and Beverage at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, shares his recommendations for your next gathering here.













Hot Temperatures Bring Early Harvest

Hot Temperatures Bring Early Harvest

Paul Speck was recently featured on CHCH Hamilton discussing the 2015 harvest. Watch the video here.













2015 Wine-Grape Harvest Begins

2015 Wine-Grape Harvest Begins

PRESS RELEASE St. Catharines, Ontario (September 2, 2015) Early this morning, the first ripe wine-grapes of the 2015 harvest were hand-picked from the vine at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. This is the 27th harvest for the family owned and operated Henry of Pelham winery located in Niagara’s Short Hills Bench sub-appellation. “We have […]













The Pinot Affair

The Pinot Affair

October 17-18, 2015













Charcuterie in the Vineyard

Charcuterie in the Vineyard

Join Henry of Pelham and Il Tagliere Salumeria for charcuterie paired with Henry of Pelham wines Saturday, August 20, 1:00pm-4:00pm.













Back to Baco

Back to Baco

July 1st, 4th-5th 2015
A special event for all Baco Noir lovers!













Shuck ’em Suck ’em Eat ’em Raw – featuring Oyster Boy

Shuck ’em Suck ’em Eat ’em Raw – featuring Oyster Boy

July 25th – 26th, 2015
Famed chef John Petcoff from Toronto restaurant Oyster Boy will be shucking oysters all weekend long on the patio. Come out and enjoy the sunshine and some specialty shellfish!













Shakespeare in the Vineyard presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Shakespeare in the Vineyard presents ‘Romeo and Juliet’

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone Shakespeare and Blues in the Vineyard this year. See you in 2016!













Blues in the Vineyard

Blues in the Vineyard

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to postpone Shakespeare and Blues in the Vineyard this year. See you in 2016!













Speck Brothers on News Talk 1010

Speck Brothers on News Talk 1010

Missed the show? Check out the Speck brothers and the Wine Sisters interview here! The Speck Brothers were featured on the Wine Sister’s radio show Saturday, April 4, 2015! The show includes a live tasting of the 2009 Speck Family Reserve Pinot Noir, 2013 Speck Family Reserve Chardonnay, and the Cuvée Catharine Rose Brut. For more […]













ProWein 2015

ProWein 2015

Come visit us at ProWein 2015! We’ll be at Hall 9 / D48 Click here for more information.













Behind the Bubbles

Behind the Bubbles

Henry of Pelham was featured in Crush on Niagara Wine Tours’ new video, “Behind the Bubbles with Henry of Pelham Winery.”













Zoltan’s Winery of the Year!

Zoltan’s Winery of the Year!

“A pioneering family estate, the Speck boys have been delivering great wines and excellent service to licensees and consumers alike for decades now.” – Zoltan Szabo













Best in the Show Rosé

Best in the Show Rosé

Henry of Pelham’s 2013 Rosé was awarded Best in Show Rosé at this year’s Royal Wine Competition (2014).













Taste Local

Taste Local

Click here to watch Lynn Crawford’s Ontario Wine Country Tour. Matthew Speck is Lynn’s tour guide through the Niagara Escarpment!













Chocolate Dinner

Chocolate Dinner

SWEET & SAVOURY
CHOCOLATE DINNER
Saturday, Nov. 8th 2014
@ The Richmond













Wrapped up in the Valley

Wrapped up in the Valley

Wine and Food pairings offered at over 25 wineries makes this fall weekend getaway event one of a kind! November 1&2, 8&9, 15&16













2014 Harvest

2014 Harvest

2014 WINE GRAPE HARVEST BEGINS IN NIAGARA!













Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of Henry of Pelham, including our unique, one-of-a kind underground barrel cellar! To take the tour click HERE!













Stratford Garlic Festival

Stratford Garlic Festival

The Stratford Garlic Festival is a celebration of food, fun and family.













2014 Fall Wine Club Event

2014 Fall Wine Club Event

Exclusive Wine Club Barrel Tasting













Looking for Some Special Treatment?

Looking for Some Special Treatment?

Join the Prestige Wine Club for only $19.95/year.













Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Wins Platinum

Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Wins Platinum

Cuvée Catharine Carte Blanche Blanc de Blanc was honoured with Platinum at Wine Align’s National Wine Awards (2014).













Niagara Wine Festival

Niagara Wine Festival

This one of a kind event showcases some of the world’s best wines in a fun interactive way! September 13-28th













Get to Know Henry of Pelham

Get to Know Henry of Pelham

Learn more about Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery & the Speck Brothers.













Eric Vellend’s Sparkling Wine Primer

Eric Vellend’s Sparkling Wine Primer

Eric Vellend, food editor for House & Home, touches on the basics of sparkling wine.













Stop by this Summer

Stop by this Summer

What better way to explore the Niagara Region than on a bike tour?













A Great Year for Icewine

A Great Year for Icewine

With the Niagara Icewine Festival kicking off this past weekend, CBC Radio’s Matt Galloway asked Henry of Pelham President Paul Speck to reflect on the results of this past year’s Icewine harvest.













Best Wines for 2014 – Baco Noir

Best Wines for 2014 – Baco Noir

Looking to try something new this year? Start with your wine selection.













Paul Speck Gives His Two Cents

Paul Speck Gives His Two Cents

Paul Speck discusses the state of the wine industry in Ontario and the world with CTV and CBC’s Matt Galloway.













Wine Prices: Is the Price Right?

Wine Prices: Is the Price Right?

Natalie MacLean explains how to identify a bargain wine on The Social.













Allen Meadows

Allen Meadows

Allen Meadows of Burghound.com has reviewed a number of our wines in his very well known quarterly newsletter.













Exotic Grapes – A Love Story

Exotic Grapes – A Love Story

A review by Jancis Robinson.













Speck Bros Interview Part 2 by Le Gourmet TV

Speck Bros Interview Part 2 by Le Gourmet TV

Part 2: Le Gourmet TV interviews the Speck brothers from Henry of Pelham family Estates in Niagara Ontario. We learn about their families history with this piece of land, and how they got into wine making.













Speck Bros Interview Part 1 by Le Gourmet TV

Speck Bros Interview Part 1 by Le Gourmet TV

Part 1: The Speck Bros. discuss growing up, their father and how Henry of Pelham came about.













Canada’s Best?

Canada’s Best?

A review by Jancis Robinson.













Cold Hands on Deck for Niagara’s Icewine Pick

Cold Hands on Deck for Niagara’s Icewine Pick

“Sometimes, it’s the simplest things that can put the freeze on an icewine grape harvest”













The Experts Discuss What Pairs Well With Spicy Food

The Experts Discuss What Pairs Well With Spicy Food

Ever wondered what pairs well with spicy food?













Riesling is Clear Winner in the Niagara Peninsula

Riesling is Clear Winner in the Niagara Peninsula

“I was getting a quick rundown on the history of the Niagara Peninsula from Paul Speck, owner of one of the region’s oldest wineries, Henry of Pelham.”













Daniel and Matthew Speck Discuss the Niagara Seasons

Daniel and Matthew Speck Discuss the Niagara Seasons

Daniel and Matthew Speck, owners of Henry of Pelham Estates, break down the impact of weather through each season in Niagara.













The Niagara Escarpment, Weather and Wine

The Niagara Escarpment, Weather and Wine

Watch a YouTube video of interviews with Paul Speck, Todd Brooker (Canadian Olympian) and a local artisan from the Owen Sound Farmers Market.













Natalie Maclean Chats HOP On Canada AM

Natalie Maclean Chats HOP On Canada AM

“Sparkling wine is one of the most food friendly wines on the planet”













Henry of Pelham’s Winemaker Honored at Cuvée!

Henry of Pelham’s Winemaker Honored at Cuvée!

We’d all like to join in congratulating Ron Giesbrecht for winning the Tony Aspler Award of Excellence at Cuvée 2012!













City Style and Living Sips Wine with Paul Speck

City Style and Living Sips Wine with Paul Speck

Paul Speck conducts a tasting at Willow Park Wines and Spirits.













Fox News Mentions Henry of Pelham

Fox News Mentions Henry of Pelham

Henry of Pelham Winery was mentioned in the ‘top ten must see and do’ for the Toronto and Niagara area.













Ontario Wine Country: The New Frontier for Riesling and Pinot Noir

Ontario Wine Country: The New Frontier for Riesling and Pinot Noir

Canadian wineries are now focusing on premium dry wines, and have become remarkably adept at producing them.













Flavours of the Biosphere

Flavours of the Biosphere

Chef John Cirillo and the Niagara Escarpment Biosphere Reserve recently collaborated on a multimedia project about the Niagara Escarpment.













Our Tours – Daniel Speck

Our Tours – Daniel Speck

This year, we’re concentrating on the property’s very colourful history. We’ll explore the atmospheric building that has been in the Speck family for 150 years, as a tavern, inn, and now winery.













2016 Chili Cup

2016 Chili Cup

Join us for the 2nd Annual Henry of Pelham Cook-off!