The Southbrook Philosophy
It started simply enough: To make the finest wines possible in a respectful, local, light-on-the-land fashion. From there, things became something of an epic journey marked by hurdles and many industry firsts. Becoming growers strengthened these principles, as the control over the quality of the most vital ingredient, the grapes, shifted to the Redelmeiers’ hands. Bill also shared a belief that wine should be about pleasure, and that the job of winemaking is about creating wines that express the story both of the grapes and the ground that nourishes them.
Our Estate in Niagara
Located on a 150-acre property with 60 acres of vines, Southbrook’s facilities include the winery and our hospitality pavilion, designed by Jack Diamond of Diamond and Schmitt Architects. The winery reuses a pre-existing agricultural building, retrofitted to exacting standards to achieve a gentle winemaking process with optimum oxygen management. The pavilion contains a tasting room, wine shop, and other guest amenities and is an elegant glass structure filled with light set against a striking 200-metre long landscape wall.
Building on a Dream
An agricultural sensibility underpins the evolution of Southbrook Vineyards. From cattle ranch, to farm market, to winery in century barns, Bill started this journey on then-rural land north of Toronto. Reinvesting in agriculture, Bill then made the move to establish a sustainable vineyard and winery in the heart of Ontario wine country.