Although we’re sure that every farm family feels the same, since any untarnished place is exceptional, at Ravine we believe that ours is truly unique.
Norma Jane (Lowrey) grew up on this farm and has always been sensitive to the subtleties of its terrain. Ever since 1867, when her great-grandfather, David Jackson Lowrey, bought the upper farm and moved his family from Vanessa, Ontario to St. Davids it has been a source of pride for the Lowrey family. This pride has fostered within us a deep desire to lovingly preserve and maintain our amazing property. We know how pleased Norma Jane’s parents, Howard and Norma would be as we follow in their footsteps.
Had you told us ten years ago that we would be the proprietors of a winery we would have been quite amused. Actually, astonished.
In a gesture of respect for the land and the family, and to keep it free from imminent urban development, we built the Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery.
Had you told us ten years ago that we would be the proprietors of a winery we would have been quite amused. Actually, astonished. Today we’re proud; we’re thankful. Thankful that we had the opportunity to keep this treasure both agricultural and in the family.
The land was happy when Norma Jane’s ancestors grew the ripest cherries, pears, peaches, grapes, plums and vegetables in the peninsula. It has now proven itself ready for fine wine. We should be more modest, but we’re really astounded by the quality of the fruit and wines from the property. We think you will be too.
You might also be interested in our hospitality centre located in the 200-year-old Loyalist Georgian Wm. Woodruff House. It is one of Canada’s top fifty most architecturally significant ancestral homes. We all invite you to come and experience it for yourself.