Picnic by the Harbour at Harbour Estates

4.6
19 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Winery
Welcome to Picnic by the Harbour at Harbour Estates Winery. In this time of covid-19, this provides a safe, contactless way to get out, enjoy a great lunch and wine with friends, surrounded by vines, woods and overlooking Jordan Harbour.
First step is to reserve a table(we do not take walk-ins). Once you have done that, you can visit our website(hewwine.com) and order your lunch online. This must be done at least 2 hours prior to you reservation time. Call if you have any problems with your online order.
Finally, arrive at your reserved time, call to let us know you have arrived, and we will bring out your takeout lunch and give you your table assignment. The rest is up to you to enjoy!
Our menu selection includes salads, dips, burgers and pizzas.
Additional information available on our website.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 19 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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VladimirM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, better than the patio. Highly recommended.

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Picnic
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

The pizza and salad were delicious. Would have liked smaller and less expensive choices for wine or other alcohol to take on the picnic. Maybe a list of food and drinks could be posted at entrance with choices of things to buy at store also, maybe with photos or a small display assortment.
No view of harbour really unless you walk down to small boat launch and nowhere to stand or sit there to take in the view. Would be great with a lookout over harbour or more trails or anything giving a view and more time to spend there. Maybe more landscaping with flowers.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved my experience. I happen to have picnic items and ordered a charcuterie board and a bottle of wine and enjoyed it in the wine yard and it was wonderful

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SharleneH
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The experience was lovely. A variety of tables at mid day from full sun to shady. Would recommend it to everyone.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They were very organized. Food and service were great and the picnic setting near the water was clean and quiet. We had a wonderful lunch.

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NirushaS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience2

On reading about this place and going inside to buy our food, I was informed there would be an amazing view of the harbor. But on arrival, it was covered by trees and some tape all the way around that the view was very disappointing. There are just a few benches around a gazebo , I didn't understand the value of this experience. Would have rather dined on the patio outside the restaurant itself.
The only good thing was the drive through the wineries.

BC
BrigitteC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great way to enjoy the beautiful winery setting! Will definitely go back!

KM
KellyM
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Order was ready and delivered to our cars. Great food, atmosphere and service.

Thank you Harbor Estates - We will be back.

IG
InesG
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great little winery. Had an amazing time. Wine was delish!

LH
vipLeeH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Awesome social distancing lunch in a beautiful setting

DS
DotS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Although we had planned a picnic by the harbour, rains interfered with our plans. The owners graciously allowed us to have our picnic on the patio, where we were sheltered from the rain. The food and wine were wonderful.

GA
GaailA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Harbour Winery is family owned and operated. There was 4 of us that had the picnic lunch. You pick up your food and then drive to the back of the property by the harbour. You past the vineyards as you drive there. The area was clean and social distanced. Each one of us ordered something different. The grilled chicken sandwich was hot as well as the grilled brie and pear sandwich. The salads were very fresh and tasted fantastic. All the food is homemade on the property. There was so much food that all 4 of us brought home the leftovers.
We ran out of wine, we texted them and they immediately brought a bottle to us.
Everyone is very friendly and they had emailed us earlier in the day because the forecast was predicting a storm, they gave us the option of rescheduling or taking our chances. We decided to take our chances and was happy to avoid the storm.
I would definitely recommend visiting this winery and enjoying the wine and the food.

HL
HeatherL
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A great idea to eat outside under the shade of the trees with a trail down to the harbour. Easy drive through the vineyards to get there. Pleasant staff, food was exactly as described and to our liking! Would highly recommend and would return.

CW
ChrisW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Planned a picnic lunch as a combined birthday/ fathers day luncheon. Everything was wonderfull!
The setup and organization was well orchestrated, the food was incredible. The ambience was lovely with a refreshing breeze off the harbour on a very hot sticky day.

KD
KathyD
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a fun lunch, so enjoyed sitting outside by the harbour.
The food was delicious, the wine cold and refreshing and we shall be returning for the pizza.
The service was great.
Thank you to Harbour Estates for the great idea for picnicking.

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StanK
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was excellent. My wife and I shared pizza (RED) and a charcuterie board. Even though it was served in a box it was perfect for a picnic atmosphere. The service and customer care was great, from the time we got to the winery to when we were at the picnic table. The red paired well .

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MarkE
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a great experience!
Food was fantastic and concerns about social isolation were the last thing on my mind as the spacious/peaceful setting allows you to just enjoy the meal and the people you're with.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a fantastic experience and exactly what we were looking for. We wanted a ‘physically distant’ way to have a picnic with close friends while being safe and smart in how we go about it during these COVID-19 times. Harbour Estates provided a much better option than we could have achieved on our own. The outdoor picnic area is located in a beautiful quiet area right by the vineyards back towards the harbour. It’s surrounded by trees and has several picnic tables that were very well spaced out from each other. The online ordering process was simple and the menu is very well refined. When we pulled up to the winery and texted the number provided, we were greeted by the very welcoming and friendly staff as they brought out our picnic lunch. It was then a nice short drive alongside the vineyards to the back picnic area. The food and drinks are fantastic. I was also happy to see the option to add wine to our order by text right from our table, which we then collected before we left. HEW is clearly doing an excellent job in making sure we were safe while there and explains in detail how they are carefully adhering to requirements and guidelines. Now that we know this picnic option is available, we’re very much looking forward to a return visit.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was lovely sitting in the vineyard's back-40 with a bottle of wine and brie pear panini! They included 2 salads that we didn't expect/order which was nice! Love the wine (El Refugio). Very laid back-picnic tables had umbrellas if you needed, or if you prefer sun you can slide them out. The owner visited a few tables and didn't seem to mind that we had our dog, leashed to the table. Tables really spaced out - with room for more. So muxh space.There is a short trail in the Carolinian old growth forest that we walked on after eating. The tree canopy is - wow - very old and lush. View of harbour was more a glimpse through the trees, though you could see it better at the end of the trail on a tiny 2-person viewing dock.

FAQs

Picnic by the Harbour at Harbour Estates is rated 4.6 stars by 19 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.