Serious wines from an irreverent bunch
Creekside Estate Winery opened in 1997 in small-town Jordan, Ontario. The Winery is run by a passionate (some say fanatical) group of industry veterans who have decades of experience in their respective fields. The team of self-described cork dorks love what they do, and have fun doing it.
The winery is decidedly non-conformist; dogs are welcome, the BBQ’s always ready and if you want to go on a tour you better bring your boots.
Early on the darlings of the Creekside portfolio were, like the people who created them, a little outside of the mainstream fold; Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are the signature wines. Creekside has also developed a cult following for its Sauvignon Blanc / Semillon blend and Ontario’s award winning Broken Press Syrah.
Despite being considered viticulturally off-kilter for the region these 2 grapes showed promise and the early successes spurred further investment in the vineyard and cellar.
After decades of making Syrah in Niagara, Creekside has accumulated numerous awards both nationally and internationally for its Syrah portfolio. To date, Creekside Syrahs have been awarded a total of over 50 medals, including 1 platinum, 15 gold, 11 silver and 13 bronze.
Broken Press Syrah was awarded Ontario’s Best Red Wine, OWA 2017