Rising Above: Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery Earns a Spot in OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants

Rising Above: Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery Earns a Spot in OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants

In a journey that began just over three years ago, Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery has emerged triumphant, earning its place among the Top 100 Restaurants in Canada on OpenTable. Our story, marked by resilience, creativity, and a commitment to excellence, has unfolded against the backdrop of unprecedented challenges and triumphs. Join us as we celebrate this remarkable milestone and reflect on the path that led us here.



A Humble Beginning:

Shale Ridge opened its doors at the brink of the COVID-19 pandemic, embracing the uncertainty with determination and vision. The timing was both a challenge and an opportunity, and as we navigated the complexities of those initial years, a spark of innovation ignited within our team.



The Launch of OpenTable and the "Swing Table Experience":

In the spring of 2021, just one year after our opening, we introduced our exclusive reservation platform through OpenTable. A highlight of this platform was the introduction of our one-of-a-kind "Swing Table Experience." The buzz that followed was nothing short of extraordinary.

The allure of swinging gently while sipping on our farm-to-glass wine and ciders captured the imagination of our guests. The response was overwhelming, with all seven of our swing tables fully booked until the end of October. This unique draw became very exclusive, introducing Shale Ridge to a broader audience and enticing them to experience the beauty of the Ridge firsthand.


Humbled by the success of the Swing Table Experience, we embarked on a journey of expansion. Our new facility, a testament to our growth and dedication, has become a haven for thousands who seek an extraordinary tasting room experience. From our breathtaking atmosphere to panoramic views atop the Ridge, and our commitment to farm-to-glass wines and ciders, every detail reflects the heart and soul of Shale Ridge.

Welcoming You to Excellence:

Earning a place among OpenTable's Top 100 Restaurants is not just an acknowledgment; it is a celebration of the warm and welcoming service, the dedication of our team, and the beauty we've crafted on top of the Ridge. In the company of prestigious establishments, we stand proud, ready to welcome you to an experience that transcends the ordinary.

As we raise our glasses to this achievement, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to every guest who has been a part of our journey. Your support has fueled our growth, and we look forward to continuing to create extraordinary moments at Shale Ridge.

Cheers to you, and to many more celebrations on the Ridge! 



Check Out the Full Open Table Top 100 List Below.