As time went on, however, they realized that they wanted to produce their own wine under their own Westcott Vineyards label. They made their first vintage in 2012 in true “garagistes” style. Their first wines were made in their equipment barn while the pair worked their way through the permit process for the main winery building.
IN 2008 WE SOLD THE HOUSE IN TORONTO, MOVED THE FAMILY TO NIAGARA AND OUR TRUE JOURNEY TO BECOMING WINEMAKERS BEGAN; IT WAS TRULY A GOOD YEAR. - Carolyn Hurst
They continued their study of cool climate viticulture and were fortunate to have their son, Garett Westcott, join them in the vineyard and Alain Sutre guide their viticulture practices the next year. Construction on the main building (which features a reclaimed 200-year old timber frame and foundation from a barn several kilometers away) began in the fall of 2012. The tasting room was opened in July 2014 and their daughter, Victoria Westcott, joined the team to lead the customer experience. Jessica Ramage joined in 2017 as Director of Sales and Casey Kulcyk took over fulltime winemaking for the crush of 2018. Also in 2018, Westcott "bet the farm" and bought Butler's Grant Vineyards, prestigious vineyards on the Twenty Mile Bench. This expanded their portfolio to include Riesling and Cabernet Franc
Grant and Carolyn are excited about the promise their wines are showing and strive to improve every year, constantly growing and listening - to the earth, the grapes, and their customers. They are at 3180 17th Street, in Jordan Station, waiting for you to join them and share a glass of wine.
AS MUCH WORK AS IT HAS BEEN SO FAR, WE ARE REALLY JUST GETTING STARTED. - Grant Westcott