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Peninsula Ridge

PRESS RELEASE – November 21st 2017

Winery Holiday Hours
  The Winery retail shop is open daily
November to May from 10:00 am ~ 5:00 pm
December 24th 10:00 am ~ 3:00 pm
December 25th ~ Closed
December 26th ~ Closed
December 27th-30th ~ 10:00 am ~ 5pm
December 31st 10am ~ 3pm
January 1st ~ Closed
 Restaurant Holiday Hours
Saturday December 23rd– Regular lunch and dinner hours
Sunday December 24th – Closed
Monday December 25th– Closed
Tuesday December 26th– Closed
December 27th – 30th -Regular lunch and dinner hours
Sunday December 31st– Open for Brunch
Open for Dinner – *limited a la carte menu for New Year’s Eve
New Years Eve Dinner 2017 Menu
January 1st–  to 30th- Closed


PRESS RELEASE – November 1st, 2017

Peninsula Ridge Estates: PreRelease Special

$60 off a case!

 2016 Vintner’s Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

An extraordinary wine at an exceptional price.

At Peninsula Ridge Estates wines chosen to be labeled VINTNER’S PRIVATE RESERVE are specially selected from only the most remarkable vintages. The grapes for the 2016 Vintner’s Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc were carefully selected, and underwent a long, slow fermentation in stainless steel and then were sent to barrel with the lees. The wine was aged sur lies in French and American oak barrels for 9 months to magnify fruit and to lengthen the pallet. The resulting wine is an elegant Sauvignon Blanc displaying a soft vein of toast on the nose with notes of citrus. The palate is clean and crisp with flavours of marzipan and lemon. Nice mouth feel, good acidity and a long finish.

We suggest pairing alongside cream soups, such as Leek and Potato or Butternut Squash. Delicious when accompanying grilled scallops.

Drink now or age 3-5 years.

We are offering this exceptional wine for purchase at the unbelievable price of $19.95/ bottle or $239.40/case (plus bottle deposit). A savings of $5.00 a bottle. The remaining inventory will be sold at our official release price of $24.95 per bottle ($299.40/case). You, our loyal customer have the opportunity to save $60 per case.

To Order: By phone: (905) 563-0900 ext. 25. Email:

Full case lots only~ All cases must be reserved with a credit card
Availability: There are only 75 Pre-Release cases available.  Your case will be available for pick up or delivery on November 30th 2017. (delivery charge is extra)


PRESS RELEASE – October 19th, 2017

Peninsula Ridge Estates: A dramatic view of our impressive property

Check out the video below, to see the dramatic aerial video captured by Skeyeking showing off the essence, beauty and spirit of Peninsula Ridge Winery.

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PRESS RELEASE – October 10th, 2017

Niagara’s Twenty Valley’s, Wrapped up in the Valley is Back!

Mouthwateringly satisfying, boredom curing, socially fulfilling; it’s the best of food and wine…

This November, Twenty Valley is offering you more than just pumpkin spice. The Twenty Valley Tourism Association is pleased to announce that more than 20 wineries have joined together to create yet another unforgettable fall experience. Come celebrate with us as Niagara kicks off this holiday season with Wrapped Up in the Valley, November 11th and 12th, 18th and 19th, 25th and 26th.
Choose a weekend to enjoy a culinary treat paired alongside a premium wine, each winery will present you with a unique pairing carefully crafted to complement the noteworthy flavours of Niagara. Mark off the wineries you’ve visited along the way on the passport map — but don’t forget to collect the recipe cards at each stop as you create your own cookbook. From the top of the escarpment on the Beamsville bench, through to the winding roads in St. Catharines, come and taste the best of what the Twenty Valley has to offer.
Can’t make it out for an entire weekend? The passport can also be purchased for Sundays only, providing access for all three Sundays of the program.
DD’s, don’t fret! TVTA is once again collaborating with Cherry Lane to provide signature nonalcoholic cherry mocktails at participating wineries. Designated driver passports are available for $30.00 per person (plus HST).
If no one draws the short straw, safe and responsible driving options will also be readily available through DanNel Transportation. The cost for a single weekend passport or Sunday passport is $44.25 per person (plus HST) and may be purchased online at, by phone at 905-562-3636, or at participating wineries. For the optimal experience, we recommend visiting a maximum of eight wineries per day.
Why wait until December to eat, drink and be merry?

To purchase tickets to this amazing event, please visit:

***Wrapped Up in the Valley Passports are valid for one tasting at each of the participating wineries:
13th Street Winery, Angels Gate Winery, Calamus Estate Winery, Cave Spring Cellars, Creekside Estate Winery, DeSousa Wine Cellars, DiProfio Wines Limited, Fielding Estate Winery, Flat Rock Cellars, GreenLane Estate Winery, Harbour Estates Winery, Hernder Estate Wines, Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Kacaba Vineyards & Winery, London Borne Wines, Mike Weir Estate Winery, Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery, Redstone Winery, Rockway Vineyards, Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery, Stoney Ridge Winery, Tawse Winery, Vieni Wine & Spirits, Vineland Estates Winery, The Good Earth Food & Wine Co.


PRESS RELEASE – January 18th 2017

The 2017 Winemaker’s Barrel Club

Join our exclusive
Winemaker’s Barrel Club today!
Looking for a unique gift or wine experience?
Enjoy the pride of ownership?
Want to stock your cellar with fine wines at significant savings?

Peninsula Ridge’s Barrel Club delivers all this and more.
Purchase an empty new French or American oak barrel engraved with your name —
and then taste Peninsula Ridge wines from your very own barrel!

Barrel Club members are invited to Club Appreciation Nights in the spring and post-harvest and group Barrel Tastings throughout the year.

American Oak Barrels: Invest $695 to receive $925 in wine value.
A $695.00 investment gets you a new American Oak Barrel which our Winemaker will use for 3 years.
You receive:
*a $275.00 gift card on enrolment
*a $275 gift card on your second and third membership anniversaries
(For a total of $825 in gift cards over the three years)
*after three years, you may choose to take home your empty barrel or an additional $100.00 gift certificate!
 Please note: American Oak Barrel limited to 10 memberships in 2017.
French Oak Barrels: Invest $895 to receive $1200 in wine value.
An $895.00 investment gets you a new French Oak Barrel which our Winemaker will use for 3 years.
You receive:
*a $350.00 gift card on enrolment
*a $350 gift card on your second and third membership anniversaries
(For a total of $1050 in gift cards over the three years)
*after three years, you may choose to take home your empty barrel or an additional $150.00 gift certificate!
 Please note: French Oak Barrel limited to 30 memberships in 2017.

Enrol today to avoid disappointment as the enrolment deadline for 2017 is July 31st 2017

Click here for the
2017 Winemaker’s Barrel Club Form

For more information or to enrol by phone, contact Susan at 905.563.0900 ext. 28.


PRESS RELEASE – July 8th 2016

Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery doubles sponsorship to cover two equally good submissions

GRIMSBY — Learning about the annual hawk migration, and participating in the counting of those hawks, has paid off for two local high school students.

This year, Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch made a post-secondary scholarship available to area youth with the support of a local winery. Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery provided $500 towards the program. However, when scoring the students’ submissions, there were two winners of equal calibre, and winery owner Norm Beal offered up funding for a second scholarship. Eric Geenan and Zakhar Husak, both of Hamilton, were each granted a $500 scholarship to put towards their post secondary education.

“The committee was extremely pleased with the contribution and expertise of Eric’s and Zakhar’s work at hawkwatch,” said Bruce Mackenzie, hawkwatch director. “They doubled the number of hours required at Beamer this spring and really showed their interest in studying hawk ecology. The generous contribution from Peninsula Ridge Winery is so important to the further contribution of this citizen science project and helping out with the future of these young students of science.”

In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students had to put in a minimum of 15 volunteer hours with the annual hawk migration count, which runs from March 1 to mid May. Students also had to pen two essays — the first outlining their interest in the biology of raptors, their migration or on the cultural significance of the annual migration, the second on the information they gleaned from participating in the annual count.

“Peninsula Ridge is proud to be a contributor to such a worthy cause,” said winery owner Norm Beal. “Connecting today’s youth with our unique and local ecology is extremely important if we are to ensure long-term sustainability of our natural environment.”

This year marked the 42nd year for volunteer raptor count at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area. Each spring, volunteers are situated at the escarpment conservation area daily to count the number of birds of prey flying overhead as they make their way to their nesting habitats after spending the cold months down south. On average, 15,000 migrating raptors are spotted each year ranging from the common turkey vulture to bald eagles and American kestrels. The data is submitted to the Hawk Migration Association of North America and is used to develop policy for protecting raptor species.

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Grimsby Lincoln News

BEAMSVILLE — Sip some premium pinot while supporting a local environmental organization.

Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery is continuing its support of the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch with the release of its latest vintage — Falcon’s Nest. One dollar from every bottle of the 2013 pinot noir sold will be donated to organization with maintains an annual count of birds of prey during the spring months. The count serves as a biological indicator of ecosystem health and is maintained entirely by dedicated volunteers.

Earlier this year, the winery donated funds to provide scholarships to local youth for participating in the annual observation.

“Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch is so important to the community,” said Norm Beal, winery president. “They do great work to protect raptors and other birds in the area.”

Falcon’s Nest is a single vineyard pinot noir using grapes from the McNally vineyard. The wine was aged in French oak for 24 months. The wine was released July 9 and retails for $19.95. The vintage is available exclusively at the winery, 5600 King St., Beamsville.

Every year from March to mid May volunteers with NPH are stationed daily at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area to record the number of birds of pretty flying overhead as they make their way to nesting habitats. An average of 15,000 birds are counted each year





PRESS RELEASE – January 27th 2016

The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable Diners

The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge is pleased to announce that we’ve been named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada based on OpenTable diner reviews! This award was determined by more than 275,000 reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners over the last year across Canada.

“We are tremendously pleased to have received this very special recognition from Open Table and our patrons. We strive every day to provide a world class customer experience and pride ourselves on our quality, service and commitment to local ingredients” said Norm Beal owner.

Thanks to all the diners who helped us earn this accolade in Canada. Be sure to reserve in advance, now that the word is out. Your table is waiting!

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