Since 1998, we have been conducting tests to gain an understanding of the best potential vineyard sites, viticulture methods and grape varieties for the cool climate region of Georgian Bay.
In 2004 we planted and established a 5 acre commercial vineyard at Ardiel Acres on the west side of Beaver Valley. In 2007, we planted another 12 acres at Victoria Corners, the home site for Georgian Hills vineyards and winery. In total, the two sites now produce over 30 tons of grapes, made up of European Vinifera varieties – Riesling, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, as well as popular French American Hybrids such as Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, Maréchal Foch and Baco Noir.
In 2007 the old barn on the property was upgraded to meet wine making standards, including temperature controlled floors. As of the 2009 fall vintage we have been making wine at the vineyard site.