Bees

Our honey program is a collaboration between the farm and B-Y’s Honey on Concession 6 in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Ed, the apiarist, cares for the hives during the season, harvests the honey in the fall and ensures that the bees are prepared for hibernation through the winter. The pure honey is sold under our Lowrey Bros. label and used in other Lowrey Bros. products like our Honey Bourbon Peaches.

Our bees help us celebrate the garden. Our produce cannot thrive without the bees to pollenate, and the bees cannot survive without the nectar from the variety of plants and flowers we nurture here. Chef Ross honours this life cycle through his dishes by incorporating our honey into vinaigrettes, granola, desserts and cheese plates; pairing local honey with local produce on the plate to reflect how our bees are paired with our flora in nature.

Garden

Beginning in early spring, our garden begins to offer up a veritable cornucopia of fresh, organic produce that thrives throughout St. Davids’ extended and robust growing season. Early season mizuna and sprouts give way to mixed salad greens, which lead into asparagus, spring onions rhubarb and berries.

As the summer warms, hot peppers, heirloom tomatoes, patty pan squash, melons and ground cherries flourish. Followed, as the nights cool, by several varieties of harvest squash and pumpkins. What does not go directly onto the plate in sun warmed freshness is carefully preserved, allowing our table on the farm to showcase local, organically grown fruits and vegetables year round.

Restaurant at Ravine
Restaurant at Ravine
Restaurant at Ravine
Restaurant at Ravine

Restaurant

Our restaurant menus are an ever-changing carousel of ingredients from our kitchen garden and farming friends. Under Executive Chef Ross Midgley, our culinary team not only creates the menu around these foragers, but also preserves as much as possible so that ‘eat local’ is not just a seasonal term. This commitment to freshness means that some items listed on the menu may be altered when you arrive in the spirit of dining on the farm.

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Restaurant Hours

December 4 - March 31, 2018:

Sunday Brunch: 11:00am-3:00pm | Closed for dinner
Monday Lunch: 11:00am-3:00pm | Closed for dinner
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am-8:30pm All Day Menu

Hearth Wood Oven closed for the season
Patio open seasonally

We highly recommend booking reservations before visiting our Winery Restaurant.

Call 905-262-8463 ext. 34 to book a table or

Reserve online

Wood Oven

Overlooking the Chardonnay vines that grow down our hillside, our wood oven patio offers a genuine Niagara experience in the heart of scenic St. Davids. During the summer, Chef’s team of talented cooks bakes our famous wood oven pizzas using fresh produce from our garden and locally cured charcuterie.

The bar pours local craft beer and Lowrey Bros. Hard Cider straight from the tap, and Ravine wine is available in red, white and rosé. With a lineup of local artists providing a live soundtrack, the wood oven celebrates holiday leisure and is a sanctuary for all who eat heartily, drink merrily and revel in the beauty of summer on the farm.

Grocery

We’ve begun the relaunch of the Lowrey family’s 121 year old canning label “Lowrey Bros.”

In keeping with the Lowrey Bros. tradition, we’re using only Niagara fruits and vegetables for our jams, pickles, sauces and canned whole fruits as they become available during the growing season.

These preserves are highlighted throughout our menu and stock our Canning House grocery store to help us always remember the warm summer days during those long days of winter.

The Canning House is our showcase of what Niagara has to offer by way of gastronomy and craft. In a larger sense though, the Canning House represents a time when we all recognized the importance of supporting regional farming while cultivating a healthy local culture and family life close to home.

We think that the philosophy of local is alive and well here, and hopefully growing within the Niagara Region.

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