• We are thrilled to welcome D'Ont Poke the Bear to Creekside Estate Winery! This cheeky and defiant Ontario wine stands against bullying, promoting a message of friendship and camaraderie. Together, we aim to create an unforgettable experience that combines great wine, good company, and a shared commitment to making the world a better place, one bottle at a time.


    D'Ont Poke the Bear is the passionate result of two people, Andrew and Allan, who produce great VQA Ontario wines and craft cider.  

    Andrew and Allan were both bullied as children and have now created D'Ont Poke the Bear to celebrate those that fight back and put their friends first...Oh, and put the apostrophe wherever they want! 

    D’Ont Poke the Bear believes in FEEL OUT LOUD - the largest movement supporting youth mental health in Canada’s history. We are a proud supporter of Kids Help Phone’s 24/7, free, bilingual, confidential e-mental health service with $125,000.00 donated to date.

    Polite until provoked...don't poke the bear.

    Share your stories about putting #friendsfirst and support one another!



    Our mission is to build more connected communities and support the eradication of bullying. We provide young and old with the tools to promote kindness through confidence, empathy, and empowerment. We are committed to supporting the national charity, Kids Help Phone as they embark on the largest mental health campaign for children in Canadian history. As well as producing award-winning wines and craft cider, we have a mission to foster a more tolerant and thoughtful world.