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The Niagara Benchlands

Dine, hike, shop, drink local!

Planning a trip to the Niagara region this year? If you're looking for something off the beaten track, we recommend the Niagara Benchlands. Nestled between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, the Niagara Benchlands are sheltered from strong prevailing southwesterly winds. Combined with a high amount of unobstructed sunlight, this area warms early in the spring and maintains high daytime temperatures throughout the growing season. In addition to wineries, this region is home to a number of incredible small businesses, from cheese-mongers to bakeries and florists, the Niagara Benchlands are a hidden gem waiting to be discovered.

Revalee Brunch Café -

Start your adventure at Revalee Brunch Café. This local café offers modern brunch fare including unique vegan dishes from the bounty of Niagara. With options like a Smoked Salmon Rösti, Duck and Waffle, Vegan Strawberries and Cream French Toast, as well as Vegan Shakshuka, this will quickly become a new favourite spot.

Revalee Brunch Café
Revalee Brunch Café
Balls Falls Conservation Area
Balls Falls Conservation Area

Balls Falls Conservation Area -

In the heart of the Niagara Benchlands, Ball’s Falls offers spectacular scenery and natural beauty. After your meal, enjoy a stroll amongst nature and visit a waterfall or two. The conservation area also includes a small village dating back to the 19th century complete with a Blacksmith shop and a mill. Learn more about the history of the Ball Family here.

The Watering Can Flower Market -

After an adventurous hike, pop into The Watering Can Flower Market and treat yourself to one of their delicious desserts and a warm or cool drink from the café. Afterwards, meander around observing the diverse plants,. And take home a gorgeous bouquet or succulent.

The Watering Can Flower Market
The Watering Can Flower Market
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery
Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery -

Take a picturesque 12-minute drive through Twenty Valley to Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery in St. Catharines for a private wine tour (reservations required book here). Learn the history of the winery while sipping our award-winning Cuvée Catharine Sparkling wine followed by a tour of the grounds, a peek at the Smith Family cemetery, and a visit to Canada’s largest underground working barrel cellar. If you're here between the May long weekend and Canadian Thanksgiving, join us at our seasonal restaurant the Short Hills Kitchen. Check out the full menu here.

Upper Canada Cheese Company -

At the end of your day, visit the Upper Canada Cheese Company located in the quaint town of Jordan. Browse their wide range of award-winning cheeses and take some home as a memento of your visit to the Bench. These artisanal cheeses are made fresh from Guernsey milk and goat milk from local farms in Ontario and pair perfectly with Henry of Pelham wines produced from our farm in the Short Hills Bench.

Upper Canada Cheese Company
Upper Canada Cheese Company


Birthday party? Bridal shower? Business meeting? Be the host with the most.

Intimate spaces for special occasions

Henry of Pelham offers several spaces for formal and informal events and meetings, with room for up to 30 people. We've helped host anniversaries, office parties, showers, birthdays, annual general meetings and more. Our light-filled ballroom, which is also a beautiful gallery space featuring work from Canadian artists, is a bright venue for daytime events and an elegant room to host evening gatherings. Our barrel cellar is a cool retreat from the summer heat and cozy space for fall and winter events for smaller groups. Catering is available from the Coach House Café.


And with anything from Henry's wine list available to event organizers, the drinks are guaranteed to be crowd-pleasers.


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September 25-26, 2017


1 -4 p.m.


1 -4 p.m.


A Classic membership gets you complimentary tastings for two on every visit to the winery, 15% off regularly priced non-wine items in our retail store, and advance notice of special release wines, events and contests—all for free! We'll even mail you a membership card.