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Burning Kiln Winery

1709 Front Rd | St. Williams, Ontario N0E 1P0, Canada
+1 519-586-9858
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Wonderful weekend lunch and tasting!

This place is great! The staff doing the tastings were kind and professional, the wine was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
JameAndDare
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Woodstock, Canada
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Tammy is as Wonderful as the Wine!

First winery visit in Ontario and this establishment set the bar pretty high! Strongly recommend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Journey and Destination... Divine! Burning Kiln Winery is located on the north shore of Lake Erie overlooking the beautiful UNESCO World Biosphere of Long Point, the largest freshwater sand spit in the world. The Winery features award winning using the appassimento method in repurposed tobacco kilns. The Patio is open seasonally and in the summer 2015 will again feature "David's Restaurant on Tour" local food with a twist from David's of Dover Coast under the direction of Chef Scott McRae. From the May Long weekend through Labour Day, the Winery is open Sunday and Monday from 11 am to 6 pm, and Tuesday through Saturday from 11 am to 8 pm. Reservations for the patio are suggested. Wine tours during the summer are available on Saturdays and Sundays. Year round, wine tasting is available without a reservation. The winery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am to 5 pm for the rest of the year.
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1709 Front Rd | St. Williams, Ontario N0E 1P0, Canada
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+1 519-586-9858
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great! The staff doing the tastings were kind and professional, the wine was delicious and the winery itself is very beautiful. We found it really interesting that their lunch menu pairs each item with one of their wines. Very smart! Although they...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First winery visit in Ontario and this establishment set the bar pretty high! Strongly recommend the Cabernet Franc ... peppery perfection! And sommelier, Tammy, was so gracious and pleasant - she had great insight into the wines and was also helpful recommending other wineries to...More

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Karen M, General Manager at Burning Kiln Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great compliments about our winery. I'll be sure to sure your wine comments with our winemaker, Lydia Tomek. She'll be thrilled that you love it! Now as for Tammy! She is a gracious and pleasant and knows a lot about the wine,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I could give separate reviews for the winery and the restaurant I would. The winery was excellent 5/5, while restaurant was 1/5. The reason for this is because my husband and I absolutely loved their wine, but we had such a terrible time with...More

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Karen M, General Manager at Burning Kiln Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the very kind words about our winery! I am really happy that you loved the wines and our engaging team. Our winemaker, Lydia Tomek, will love to hear that you called her wine delicious. I am so sorry that David's on Tour didn't...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a wonderful late lunch on Father's Day at the Burning Kiln - a place that you won't want to miss. They have many excellent wines but an added bonus of David's Restaurant (from Port Dover) a visiting Food Truck on site preparing delicious...More

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Karen M, General Manager at Burning Kiln Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks! I am so glad that you had a great Father's Day experience here at Burning Kiln Winery. We were testing out the idea of a buffet on special occasions and it sounds like it was a hit with you! Looking forward to seeing you...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

With the decline of tobacco there are new wineries springing up to take advantage of great soil for grapes. This winery has 28 acres of French vinifera grapes and has repurposed bulk tobacco drying kilns to dry grapes to make "appassimento" wines. We tasted several...More

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Karen M, General Manager at Burning Kiln Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review! I am passing along to our winemaker Lydia Tomek. She'll be thrilled to hear that it one of the best Cab Franc's that you've tasted. That's very high praise. Looking forward to your return visit. Karen

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have been going to the winery for the last 3 years. The food this year is the best and most consistent ever! We have tried lots of different things from tacos to veg lasagna to steak and the most beautiful grilled asparagus and the...More

1  Thank michaelhodder1
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Karen M, General Manager at Burning Kiln Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the fantastic review! I love that you visit us regularly and love our new menu. I’ll pass this along to Adam from David’s on Tour. He’ll be thrilled to hear your comments. Looking forward to your next visit. Karen

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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped in on a whim and boy are we glad we did! Lovely wines! We had lunch out on the patio on a perfect summer day. Very friendly obliging staff also.

Thank Lori H
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Karen M, General Manager at Burning Kiln Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for stopping by! Glad that your "whim" landed you on our doorstep. Come visit again and let us know who you are! Karen Matthews

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

We had dinner here Saturday to celebrate my Mother-in-law's birthday. We were lucky we made a reservation because the restaurant was quite busy. We were seated at 4 pm and it took almost two hours for our meal to be served. It took a long...More

Thank Abigail K
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Karen M, General Manager at Burning Kiln Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Abigail. Thanks so much for your review. As you are probably aware, we have a partnership with David's of Dover Coast to provide the food. We can only improve based on your comments! You will be pleased to know that they have changed their process...More

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Reviewed 24 May 2018

We have been visiting Burning Kiln for 4 years, about 10 times per season, just for the great Davids on Tour Food Truck. The food was always local, inventive and beautiful. This year, the Food Truck is terrible. The menu has been simplified, there are...More

Thank Barrie B
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Karen M, General Manager at Burning Kiln Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Barrie B. I reached out to our Friends at David's on Tour and shared your review. Mark Stortini, General Manager, wrote the following response. I thought I would share it directly with you. It is only through feedback that we can improve. I would like...More

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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

Patio - 2 sections of the patio. Both had all day sunshine which is perfect. 1 section is the sipping section which is dog friendly and the other is more food centric. Wine - nicely priced and lots of varietals to choice from. Service -...More

Thank Jessica L
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Karen M, General Manager at Burning Kiln Winery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Jessica, Thanks for stopping by the winery! I really appreciate your feedback. And thanks for being so supportive of our new team. I'll share your comments on the perch with our friends from David's of Dover Coast. They are experimenting with a few new things...More

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