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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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
11 a.m. to
Christmas to May 2nd by appointment
11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
To confirm dates
and times please call:
878-5807 or E-mail
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