Northern Ontario: Welcome to the World of Wine Touring
Natural, organic sustainable and biodynamic, Boreal Berry Farm & Winery is the largest certified organic boreal and arctic berry orchard in North America, Canada's coldest Climate winery and the only winery in Northern Ontario.
Certified organic to COR with Pro-cert Organic Certifications, the top certifying body for organic foods in Eastern Canada.
We are the only certified Organic Haskap orchard in North America.
The challenge of building and maintaining a winery was overcome by our unique construction technique. Our winery is built with concrete filled insulated foam blocks to create an above ground cave.
We use an innovative night air cooling method to maintain our cellar temperature in the warm season without the use of cooling units.
We use solar power to run many of the processes in our winery.
We are growing switchgrass as a bio-fuel to heat our winery in the winter.
We use no outside inputs and keep heritage breeds Canadienne cows and Chantacler chickens to produce fertiliser for our orchards.
Certified Bee Friendly by Pollinator Partnership. Our boreal and arctic berries rely on native pollinators, we keep a wide variety of wildflowers in polliator habitas we have created in our orchard.
Our family estate winery and cidery is located on a scenic 160 acres on the Nepewassi River in Ontario, Canada.
In our boutique winery, we make wines, ice ciders and ice syrups from fruit grown in our rich silt loam orchards on the edge of the boreal forest in Northern Ontario.
The cold nights and hot days of our short boreal summer grow flavor-forward and
nutrient rich fruit which we hand pick and cold press to craft our
artisinal wines, ciders and syrups.
Our winemaker Greg Melien's
devotion to quality was recognized by our Gold Medal in the All Canadian
Wine Championship in 2015. Our consultant winemaker Dominic Rivard is
renowned worldwide, winning numerous awards as a wine master, and a
specialist in fruit wine, dessert wine, and ice wine
Open year round.
Summer Hours May-October
Saturdays 11am-4pm, Sundays 11am-4pm.
Winery Tours available 11am Saturdays and Sundays. $20 per person includes an interactive tour of Canada's coldest climate winery hosted by our winemaker, and a tutored wine tasting session.
Winter Hours November-April
Saturdays 12pm-3pm, Sundays 12pm-3pm.
All our wines are available for sale in our winery boutique. Tutored wine tastings available, hosted by our winemaker.
Open for corporate, charitable and private event bookings year round. Monday to Friday 12pm-7pm
Wine tastings, wagon rides, boutique shop, licensed patio overlooking our beautiful grounds.
For group bookings or to book a tour call 705-920-7096.
Tours are complimentary for members of the Canadian Forces
Our Farm and Orchards
We are the largest organic specialty fruit orchard in Canada, growing Haskap (Honeyberry), Saskatoons, Cherries, Lavender, Aronia, Goji, Lingonberry, Bilberry and Sea Buckthorn.
We are the oldest and largest haskap berry orchard in Eastern North America. We have introduced the Haskap Berry as a commercial crop to Ontario and developed a line of Haskap products for the Canadian market.
In 2013, we received the Ontario Premier's Award for Agri-innovation for successfully introducing and marketing the haskap berry for Ontario agriculture.
Our antioxidant rich fruits are gently pressed to release juice, pureed or dried in our proprietary processes to make flavorful, functional juices, purees and fruit powders.
Visit Boreal Naturals to learn more about our beverages and food products.