Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
Founded in 2008, Ravine is an eight-hectare, biodynamically farmed, certified-organic vineyard on the historic upper Lowrey farm, which lies on the ancient Niagara River bed. Winemakers Peter Gamble and Shauna White fashion elegant, layered and complex premium wines, with a focus on Merlot, Cabernet, Chardonnay and Riesling, plus recently added York Road and Redcoat blends. The winery is fronted by a historic early-19th-century house reconstructed on the property while Chefs Paul Harber and Collin Goodine at the adjacent restaurant serve up stunningly good bistro cuisine with a focus on local and organic ingredients. An expanded restaurant, patio and oyster bar open this year. The epicurean food store offers wood-fired, stone-oven breads, artisan cheese, decadent pastries and gourmet takeaway lunch fare.