About Scotch Block
Bert in front of Scotch Block Winery  Scotch Block is one of Halton's best kept secrets. Those who visit our 10th Sideroad Winery will be treated to a sampling of wonderful wines, ranging from dry fruit and grape wines, to ice and dessert wines. The name "Scotch Block Winery" was chosen as a tribute to the Scottish settlers who in 1820 were the first European immigrants to survey and settle in Esquesing Township, Halton County.
Scotch Block Winery is nestled in the area known as Scotch Block - an area of rich, fertile, rolling farmland of which the scenic Niagara Escarpment is a breathtaking backdrop.
 Laurie and Bert Andrews along with their young children Angela, Kurtis and Valerie established Andrews Scenic Acres in 1980. In 1999 it was decided the berry, sweet corn and pumpkin farm would take the new and exciting challenge of being the first farm winery in the Region of Halton.
 It was a natural extension of our customer oriented business of supplying fresh and frozen strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, currants, gooseberries and elderberries. We also grow limited tree fruit areas of apples, cherries, pears, plums.
 Our newest challenge is the vineyard of winter hardy French Hybrid grapes. Bert says, "to make excellent quality wine you must start with excellent quality fruit". "The only way to be assured of excellent quality fruit for batch after batch of wine is to grow the fruit yourself".

 Only minutes from Acton, Georgetown, Milton, Mississauga, Oakville, Burlington, Etobicoke, Erin, Rockwood, Hillsburgh and Toronto - come find out what everyone is talking about. Located in our Mennonite constructed farm building at Andrews Scenic Acres.

Wine rack full of fruit wines

Our Winemakers

Our two winemakers Terry Rayner and paul de Lestard have many years of experience in the wine making industry fermenting both fruit wines and grape wines.

At Scotch Block Winery we ferment what we grow. Over the years our loyal customers have told us that their taste budsd vary. To meet this request, we generally ferment each fruit in four styles. That is a drier version, an off dry and two dessert styles, one with a hint of chocolate and one without chocolate. The dessert style wines with a hint of chocolate are names Strawberry Truffle, Raspberry Truffle, Black Currant Truffle and Blueberry Truffle. The off dry social wines of Strawberry Sensation, Raspberry Sensation and Blueberry Sensation are slightly more popular than other styles. Dry Regal Black Currant remains the most popular wine of all. Halton White white wine and Baco Noir red wine continue to carve out their popularity share.

Creating all of these unique wines from fruit grown at Andrews Scenic Acres is both challenging and rewarding.  Growing fruit, fermenting, bottling and selling fruit and grape wines at Scotch Block Winery is truly a team effort.  Bert says, he appreciate all of the dedicated effort and hard work that every team member put into making Scotch Block Winery a first for the Region of Halton.  Consistency is one of the biggest things we strive for here at the farm, and is also the greatest challenge for even the most famous winemakers in the world, but when one opens up a bottle of Scotch Block Wine and enjoys it, it is all worth while".

Scotch Block Wines - wonderful flavours that will roll around your palate. 
Sample our handcrafted wines. Undoubtedly some will emerge as your favorites.

May 1st weekend - November 1st, Daily 
November 1st - Christmas
plus the week before Christmas
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Christmas to May 2nd by appointment only
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
To confirm dates and times please call: 
Phone: (905) 878-5807 or E-mail


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