13th Street Winery, founded in 1998, celebrates twenty years of wine making in 2018! Originally started by four amateur wine maker 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 to congregate and escape; to relax and discover; and to experience and learn.
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. The beautifully restored century-old farmhouse was designed to be both contemporary and inviting, where the ambiance and warm hospitality of home can be experienced by all visitors. The spectacular Gallery Room and its’ harvest–style table is the ideal location to bring together friends, family, and strangers to explore a common love for wine, food, art, and conversation.
Visit our tasting bar and enjoy a guided sampling of our wines, or relax on our seasonal verandah and enjoy the tranquility 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 awaken all your senses!