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Sue Ann Staff Estate Winery

Left: Sue Ann Staff's house, with tastings available in the kitchen. Right top: Staff's kitchen and tasting bar. Right Middle: Another view of the house, featuring Brix, Staff's dog, waiting to say hello. Right bottom: One of the many breathtaking views the property has to offer. Photos: Lauren Fowler.



Sue Ann Staff Estate Winery was opened in September, 2009 by none other than Sue Ann Staff herself. The winery is located on her family's 200 year old estate, Canada's largest privately owned vineyard. Staff's interest in wine making was sparked at the age of 16, and she later went on to study Horticulture and Biotechnology at the University of Guelph. Upon graduation, Staff continued her education in South Australia at the University of Adelaide, obtaining a graduates degree in Oenology. 


Staff's established educational background has been the foundation for her exceptional work in wine making. Not only does Staff own Sue Ann Staff Estate Winery, but she is also the winemaker at Megalomaniac (Vineland), and its sister property, Chateau La Confession, in St.Emilion, Bordeaux, France. Staff has won 450 awards, both national and international, throughout her wine making career, including winemaker of the year in 2002. 


At Sue Ann Staff Estate Winery, Staff invites you into her home to partake in wine tastings in her kitchen. She offers a variety of VQA certified red and white table wines to sample, as well as her Riesling Icewine, a real treat with tasting notes of ripe tropical fruits, with perfectly balanced acidity. Tasting is not the only highlight of visiting Sue Ann Staff wines; the property is located alongside the Bruce Trail, surrounded by vineyards with a beautiful view just waiting to be discovered. It is also likely that upon arrival you will be greeted by Brix, Staff's Bernese Mountain Dog, whose lovable personality has made him quite famous. He has even got his own "Brix Approved" labels on Staff's wine. Sue Ann Staff Estate Winery is truly a unique experience to be enjoyed year round!


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Hours of Operation

November - June, weekends: 11am-5pm
July - October, Friday- Monday: 11am-5pm

Consult website or call for potential changes.



From Toronto:
Take Gardiner Expressway W

Merge onto QEW/ ON-403 W

Keep left on QEW, following signs for Niagara/East Hamiltion/Fort Erie

Take exit 55, toward Jordan Rd. 

Turn left onto Bayview Blvd.

Take first right onto Jordan Rd. Continue 4.1km

Turn left onto King St. 

Take first right onto 17th St. 

Turn left onto Staff Ave.

Destination will be on the right 

From Niagara:

Take ON-420 W, follow signs for QEW/Hamilton/Toronto

Merge onto QEW

Take exit 55 toward Jordan Rd.

Make first left onto N Service Rd.

Take first left onto Jordan Rd. Continue 4.1km

Turn left onto King St. 

Take first right onto 17th St. Continue 2.1km

Turn left onto Staff Ave.


Destination will be on the right



Walk in:

A portion of The Bruce Trail runs alongside the winery. Stop in for a visit during your hike, the staff will gladly hold your purchases for when you return. 


Fly in:

Two well maintained grass landing strips make Sue Ann Staff Estate Winery the only winery in Canada with fly in access. Full fly in directions can be found here: http://www.staffwines.com/contact.php 




The winery is located on Staff's 200 year old estate which was originally acquired by her ancestors, who originally emigrated to Canada in the 1700's. The estate was originally designated for fruit and livestock production. The first vineyard was planted in 1898, and is still maintained to this day as a living legacy. Throughout the following 100 years, vineyards continued to be planted, with each successive generation hoping to someday own a winery. This dream came true in 2009 when Staff opened the winery on her family's estate. 

Read more at: http://www.staffwines.com/history.php



Sue Ann Staff Estate Winery has been designated a "Sustainable Winemaking Ontario" winery by the Wine Council of Ontario. Specialized weed management practices have allowed Staff to minimize the amount of herbicides being used; in some years, the vines see none at all. Effective allocation of resources has allowed for low water use and recycling wherever possible. These sustainable measures have helped to reduce the ecological footprint of Staff Wines. Staff is looking into new types of packaging to further increase the winery's sustainability. 

Read more at: http://www.staffwines.com/sustainability.php


Further Information


Sue Ann Staff's full biography: http://www.staffwines.com/pdf/Sue-Ann_Staff_Bio.pdf


Admission Fee

$5 for 3 table wine tastings $4 per Icewine tasting *Tasting fees applied to purchase


3210 Staff Avenue
Jordan, Ontario
L0R 1S0



GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.121507
Longitude -79.355413


Tel 905-562-1719
Email staff@staffwines.com
Website http://www.staffwines.com/index.php

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