Our Story

Discover our unique blend of Wine, Food and Art!

13th Street Winery, founded in 1998, celebrates over twenty-five years of winemaking in Niagara in 2023! Originally started by four amateur winemaker friends the winery was purchased in 2008 by the current owners: John & June Mann and Doug & Karen Whitty. Both families have deep roots in the Niagara community. 13th Street Winery evolved from a desire to create exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of Niagara, while also providing a place for guests t  congregate and escape; to relax and discover; and to experience and learn.

We are honoured to be awarded No.1 Winery in Ontario and #2 in Canada at the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada.

We are also proud to have received the Outstanding Achievement in Architecture from the Niagara Biennial Design Awards 2020. Read more here 
Watch the award video here. 

Owners, partners, and friends Doug and Karen Whitty and John and June Mann share a common love of wine, food, art, and a genuine heart for hospitality. It was this shared appreciation that brought them together and inspired the vision for 13th Street Winery.

Both families have established roots in Niagara and a strong commitment to the community. Doug Whitty is the third generation to be operating the family farm in St. Catharines, which was originally established in 1908. John Mann has been involved in farming for over 30 years, while also building a very successful automotive dealership network in St. Catharines and the surrounding areas.

Together, the two families’ shared vision for the winery is on full display at the retail wine boutique on Fourth Avenue. Visit our tasting bar and enjoy a guided sampling of our wines, or relax on our seasonal verandah and enjoy the tranquillity of our beautiful surroundings. Wander our expansive grounds and discover the sculptures and artwork that adorn our property. And of course, no visit to 13th Street Winery is complete without a visit to 13th Street Bakery. Here, you can savour the delicious aromas of fresh baking, featuring local farm-fresh fruit, our legendary butter tarts, and so much more!

Explore 13th Street Winery and discover our unique blend of WINE FOOD & ART!

 

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