VineRoutes announced its list of Ontario’s Top 20 Wineries of 2023 and three local Windsor-Essex wineries were included.

According to VineRoutes:

Each year, the VineRoutes editorial team tastes hundreds of Ontario-made wines through both pre-arranged and casual drop-in visits, and from these tastings and visits, the editors select the Top 20 Wineries of the year via a preferential ballot. From Niagara – the centre of Ontario’s wine production – to Prince Edward County and the Lake Erie North Shore region, this list calls out remarkable portfolios of wines in addition to exceptional service and other experiential attributes.


This year, the Top 20 list included North 42 Degrees Estate Winery, Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards, and Colchester Ridge Estate Winery. This wasn’t the first time North 42 was included, as they also made the Top 20 list for 2022 as well.

Congratulations to the wineries and great job putting a spotlight on the great things happening here in Windsor-Essex!