When you think of London, you might not think wine…but we do! Our family has come a long way to make the wine we love, right here in Canada. A wine that people love to drink and wine we like to share!
London Born is owned and operated by the Hoare family who is originally from London, England. Our historic 1800’s 50-acre estate, “Highland Vineyard” was purchased in 2007, and at that time the farm’s principal crop was Concord grapes used for making juice. Since then we have removed these vines, keeping two rows for prosperity and have installed drainage and irrigation to the north of the farm where we have planted vinifera vines with our first vintages released in 2010. Our varieties are Gamay, Cabernet Franc and Riesling. We have kept the existing 50+-year-old Marechal Foch vines with their small crop of grapes; the care given these produces an intensely flavoured, satisfying full-bodied wine.
Situated on the Niagara Escarpment on top of the Beamsville Bench, London Born offers wine tasting and educational tours of the winemaking process. With sustainability in mind, the winery incorporates many energy saving features including passive solar heating and a green roof. The living ‘green’ roof and the red roofs can be seen from afar and act as signposts to our door.
Join us for lunch at Silo Bistro and enjoy the culinary delights by our artisan chef, prepared from fresh ingredients sourced from local producers.
We welcome you to visit us in person and discover Niagara’s only British themed winery for yourself!