Experience Wine Tastings with Swing Tables

Prepare to embark on a wine tasting experience unlike no other at Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery. Choose from of our popular seating arrangements indoors or outdoors while enjoying the ambiance and scenic views at our winery near Grand Bend.

Surround yourself by the beauty of our vineyards, as you sip on our finest wines by the tasting flight, glass, or bottle. Each swing creates a symphony of sensations that elevates your wine tasting adventure to new heights.

Whether you're a seasoned oenophile or a newcomer to the world of wine, our Swing Table Wine Tastings promise an experience that's nothing short of magical.

Lots of Seating Options to Choose From

Invite your friends for a reservation or casual trip stopping by our winery with a patio or being seated indoors. Whichever seating option you choose, your party is bound to create unforgettable moments that will last a lifetime.

Guests may decide to be seated at a Indoor Harvest Table, Outdoor Picnic Table, or Indoor Swing Table by making a reservation online. Adirondack chairs are available on a first-come first-served basis for walk-ins only.

Please note that we have limited seating options available to accommodate walk-ins. Booking a reservation online is the only way to reserve a wine tasting at Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery in advance.

Located in Thedford

Ontario Winery with Swings

Open all seasons for wine tastings

Choose A Tasting Experience for any Occasion

Small Group Experiences

Indulge in an intimate experience best suited for 2 - 8 guests while you taste Shale Ridge wines with the option to order light foods and non-alcoholic beverages.

Large Group Experiences

Host a special gathering at Shale Ridge only available for groups of 9 - 20 guests that want to enjoy the wines, vibes, and light food options at a winery during regular hours.

Road Trip Experiences

Not only can you experience wine tastings at Shale Ridge but you may also make a trip to a wine event near you. Upcoming road trips will be shared online when available.

One of Few Ontario Wineries with a Cidery

Ever since 2019, Shale Ridge has been committed to serving premium wines and hard ciders to create something that everyone can enjoy! Our cidery is one of the few establishments in Ontario that also includes the winery experience as well.

Self-guided Wine Tastings

Immerse yourself in the world of wine, one glass at a time. Upon arrival, guests will be guided to their preferred seating choice available by a hostess. Then, each guest will have the option to look over the Shale Ridge menu to order anything you desire.

At Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery, wine tastings can be experience with a tasting flight, glass, or buying a bottle for everybody to share.

Variety of Wines

No matter what you prefer, we have something that suits all wine palates. All visitors are welcome to order wine by the bottle during a visit to enjoy anyone of our reds, whites, or rosé wines at home.

Tasting Flights for All Types of Wine Enthusiasts

If you're not sure which type of wine you may like best, ordering a tasting flight is your best option. Below you will find the featured Shale Ridge wines available when ordering the tasting flight experience.

Tell Your Host Which Wines You Like

Shop Wines to Go or be Delivered

When you shop directly in our retail store or online, you'll get to choose from all the wines Shale Ridge has in stock at the best prices. After your tasting experience, your host can organize for your favourite wines to go home with you or arrive at your doorstep in just a few days!

Discover a New Wine Club Experience

After your delightful wine tasting experience, consider joining the SR Club. Together, we're revolutionizing the wine and cider industry.

In a traditionally male-dominated field, we're proud to lead with a 90% female team. We celebrate the full-bodied female experience and aim to amplify women's voices in winemaking.

By supporting female-owned brands like ours, you're contributing to positive change. Raise your glass to progress – join us in reshaping the landscape of the wine and cider world!

How we Accommodate Accessibility Needs for Wine Tastings

Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery strives to create an environment that is accessible for everyone to enjoy. Each year, we continue to make improvements to improve the guest experience for everyone planning to make a visit to our winery near grand bend.

Visiting Our Winery Near Grand Bend

9090 Widder Rd Thedford ON N0M 2N0