Shale Ridge Estate Winery

4.8
148 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Located 20 minutes south of Grand Bend, Shale Ridge Estate Winery provides a unique guest experience that allows your party to be seated at a table with swings or harvest table to enjoy the pleasure of the winter season this year. Create a memorable experience that will last a lifetime for special occasions between friends, family, or couples! Non-alcohol options are available for guests who don't drink.

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Experiences

  • Outdoor Winter Wonderland Swing Table Experience

    Jan 13 - Feb 28, 2022

    Introducing our new “Outdoor Winter Wonderland Swing Table Experience” on the Ridge. We’re warming up the chilly weather with some fun and safe experiences for all. Warm and cozy fires, hot mulled wine, yummy hot soup or chilli & wine-infused marshmallow s’more kits! Swing Tables seat up to 6 people and reservations are 60 minutes in duration. *There is no additional cost for this experience and food and drink options will be available to order when you arrive.
  • Covered Patio Harvest Table Experience

    Jan 13 - Feb 28, 2022

    Book a group with friends or family to experience a tasting flight on our covered patio at your leisure in our new facility. Guests may purchase a tasting flight consisting of four samples from any of our wine or cider selections available. You may also enjoy a yummy soup, hot mulled wine & cider, and wine-infused marshmallow s’more kits addon while listening to fun tunes. The Shale Ridge addons and tasting flight options are an additional price that is available for purchase. Any additional purchases can be made during your reservation!
  • Covered Patio Swing Table Experience

    CA$5.25 per personPrepaid

    Jan 13 - Feb 28, 2022

    Book a group with friends or family to experience a tasting flight on our covered patio at your leisure in our new facility. Guests may purchase a tasting flight consisting of four samples from any of our wine or cider selections available. You may also enjoy a yummy soup, hot mulled wine & cider, and wine-infused marshmallow s’more kits addon while listening to fun tunes. You may order off our food and drink menu during your Covered Patio Swing Table Experience. Any additional purchases can be made during your reservation!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 148 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner
Calgary
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent venue with very good flavours of cider

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HeatherM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Never disappoints! Shale ridge has the best atmosphere, amazing service and delicious cider & food! Well worth the hour drive we took to get there! Thanks for another great experience!

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Onetomato
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience - the cider and mulled wine were great and staff were very pleasant. Pizza was okay but the charcuterie board was lovely! Will definitely go again.

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CarlD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Great time despite the cold! Enjoyed the swing table and the Dill Pickle pizza, as well as the cider flights!
Definitely will be returning!

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StacieM
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful building with gorgeous views, amazing drinks and food and such friendly, helpful staff. Definitely recommend!

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SandyV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A group of 6 of us booked an indoor swing table for a birthday celebration and we had an amazing time. We tried both the wine and cider flights and both were very good. The charcuterie board was all foods from local vendors and the pizzas were homemade and delicious. I would love to go back in the warmer weather to sit outside. The property is very beautiful and the staff were very friendly and accommodating.

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Rachel
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shale Ridge is a great experience overall. Great drinks, food, and atmosphere! The new building is beautiful.

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DaniJ
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place to check out and enjoy a drink or two with friends.

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ChristinaT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a fun atmosphere! Loved everything from the drinks to the food. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely great time at Shale Ridge! Service was excellent and so were the cider and wine we tried! Couldn’t have asked for a better experience, will definitely be back again!

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KylieD
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Very kind staff and quick service! First time here and will definitely be going back. Very good prices too!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hey Kylie, It was our pleasure to host your party and we are glad you enjoyed your first visit to our Winery & Cidery! Will have more unique experiences and events happening all year round for you to enjoy with friends or family. Looking forward to hosting your party again sometime soon. Cheers, Management

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Lucy
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We met a few friends to have a flight of wine and cider. It was all very tasty, the chatcuterie platter we shared is a nice pairing with both the ciders and wines offered at Shale Ridge.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hey Lucy, We are glad to know you had a great experience at our Winery while catching up with some friends! Thanks for sharing details about your visit with others highlighting what we have to offer. We now have more food options available for you to try on your next visit. Cheers, Management

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Julie
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent ciders and wine available to try and buy! I love the unique flavours of ciders they have. The quality of their drinks and local charcuterie board are very good. Really nice, friendly service from all staff and the owner is great. Very fun with the swing tables and the beautiful ambience they have created with their new tasting room. I always recommend Shale Ridge to friends and family who visit the area.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hey Julie, We appreciate the kind words you have to say about Shale Ridge Cider products and our new indoor facility for guests! It is always our pleasure to host your party while making sure you have a great experience with friends or family. Looking forward to you visiting us again sometime soon! Cheers, Management

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JandDW
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Other then being a really cold day, we loved our visit to Shale Ridge! Loved the swings, the drink samples were generous and delicious! We ordered a charcuterie box but unfortunately the items in the box were not items that we typically enjoy - but that’s a chance you take when you order a box that doesn’t have specific contents.
Hoping maybe next time we can have a tour or learn more about the winery and the process.
We can’t wait to go back on a warm day, maybe with some friends!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on November 29, 2021

Hi there, We are glad to know that you enjoyed your visit to Shale Ridge and are looking forward to another visit with friends! Thanks for your leaving us with your feedback as we have now decided to offer more food options during your next trip. Looking forward to giving you a tour next time you visit! Cheers, Management

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ToryS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanks for the gluten free accommodation too! We had a wonderful afternoon

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hi Tory, It was our pleasure to host your party at the swing tables this past weekend! We are glad you had a wonderful afternoon at our Winery & Cidery. Hope you can visit us again soon once our new facility opens up! Cheers, Management

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Susan
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

The weather was not great the day of our visit, but I would like to have seen the staff interact more with us. Ask our opinions of the cider and wine, get to know us, be more helpful with the wine and cider products.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hi Susan, Thanks for sharing your feedback with us to improve our service expectations for our guests. We have shared this comment with our team and invite you to join us again for a better experience! Hope you get the chance to visit us when our new facility opens up that can accommodate for more things. Cheers, Management

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KatieM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Even though it was raining we had such a great time!! The girls working were great and so wonderful to make our stay enjoyable!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hi Katie, It was our pleasure to host your party and create a memorable experience for you! We are glad you had a great time even though the weather was not ideal. Hope you can visit us again once our new facility opens up that can allow for more unique experiences for you and others! Cheers, Management

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CarolynY
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This is a fantastic outing for family and friends. The staff are very helpful and courteous, too. Best of all Shale Ridge Cider is my favourite!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hi Carolyn, We are amazed by your kind words and our glad you enjoyed the experience at Shale Ridge! Coming soon will be opening up our new facility and would love to invite you back to experience something new. Hope you can visit us again sometime soon! Cheers, Management

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Nina
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great time at Shale Ridge. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. The drinks and charcuterie were delicious - we each got our own box of charcuterie and it was the perfect amount. We will definitely be back!!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hi Nina, It was our pleasure to host your party at the swing tables while you enjoyed your memorable experience! Coming soon will be opening a new facility that will offer more unique events for you and others to explore. Hope you can visit us again soon! Cheers, Management

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JensonG
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time, highly recommend to all my friends to go

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hi Jenson, It was our pleasure to host your party at the swing tables and we are glad you enjoyed the experience! Coming soon will be opening a new facility that will offer more unique events for you and others to enjoy. Hope you get the chance to visit us again! Cheers, Management

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AliciaL
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AMAZING! Everything was outstanding. Loved every minute of the experience. So much hard work and though was put into every detail. Very attentive and knowledgeable staff. Will recommend to everyone I know and will return frequently. Thank-you Shale Ridge you really went over the top! :)

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi Alicia, We are glad you enjoyed your experience at our Winery & Cidery! It was a pleasure to host your party at our swing tables. Coming soon will be opening our new facility that will have more experiences for you to experience with others. Hope to see you visit us again soon! Cheers, Management

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GabrielleC
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So amazing. The experience there is so picture perfect and the wine and cider was wonderful. Highly recommend the tastings

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 27, 2021

Hi Gabrielle, We are glad you enjoyed the experience and had the perfect picture moment for your party! Coming soon will be opening a new facility and would love for you to join us again for more unique events. Hope to see you visit us soon! Cheers, Management

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shelleyh
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food2Service5Ambience5

Very accomodating of our needs. Friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi Shelley, It was a pleasure to host your party at our swing tables! We are glad you enjoyed the experience at our Winery & Cidery. Coming soon will have more experiences and food items to offer you other than our charcuterie boxes. Cheers, Management

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NICOLET
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff is always friendly, drinks amazing and atmosphere awesome! Have been a dozen times with friends , family and my fur baby and it never gets old, will always recommend this winery to everyone I know and will continue to come back!!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi Nicole, We are so grateful to have you support us while we make your special occasions a great experience for all! It is always our pleasure to host your party at our swing tables. Hopefully, you can visit us once again when our new facility opens soon. Cheers, Management

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KelseyC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

It was such a cute little place for a wine/cider tasting. Unfortunately we got caught in some rain and there wasn’t too much rain cover, but otherwise the service and drinks were great

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi Kelsey, It is unfortunate that the weather was not ideal for your swing table reservation. But, we are glad you still enjoyed your experience at our Winery & Cidery! Coming soon will be opening our new facility that will allow for indoor seating and more experiences. We hope to see you visit us again when our new facility opens up. Cheers, Management

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Copperhugh
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was perfect! Staff were so friendly and knowledgeable. The swings are so cute and comfortable! The little photo moment is great.
The flavours were honestly delicious. I couldn’t pick a favourite if I had to.
The charcuterie was like 99% perfect (need a few more crackers).
We will definitely be coming back. I can’t wait for the expansion.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 14, 2021

Hi there, We are glad you enjoyed your experience at our Winery & Cidery! It was a pleasure to host your party at our swing tables. Coming soon will be opening our new facility that will have indoor seating and more experiences. Can't wait for you to visit us again. Cheers, Management

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JustineK
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We did not order a charcuterie board but brought our own food. This was a beautiful winery. We did the cider and wine tastings. We brought our two little ones and they loved the swings and cider floats. We ended up buying lots to go because we fell in love with the rose and a few ciders. Highly recommend!

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JudyL
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Atmosphere was wonderful, wait staff enthusiastic and very helpful
Will be back again

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 7, 2021

Hi Judy, We are glad you enjoyed your experience at our swing tables! It was a pleasure to host your party and we are looking forward to your next visit. Coming soon will be opening our new facility that can accommodate indoor seating. Cheers, Management

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MeaganM
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and wonderful atmosphere! We loved being outside on the swings and the value was incredible!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 7, 2021

Hi Meagan, It was our pleasure to host this special occasion for your party! We are glad you enjoyed the swing table experience. Hope to see you visit us again soon. Cheers, Management

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SarahK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience5

They were very busy and took 20 minutes for us to sit down. I prebooked the time and paid for my flights and food plus tip 2 weeks prior. They forgot our food so I asked to add another one to the order. They said they can't make more and then when they brought it said they had to make it fresh for us in a rude way. We were kicked out of our table before we could finish our flights and food and given "to go" cups. We wanted to purchase cider but it was 5 past 6pm so they had to kick us out because "they want to go home and the owner lives on the property". The swings were fun but not worth being treated like we were a bother to them. Cider was great but service was worst I've ever experienced.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 7, 2021

Hi Sarah, Your feedback is appreciated and I'm glad we were able to discuss further after you informed us of your non-ideal experience. We have reflected upon this situation with our staff to ensure every guest has the ideal Shale Ridge Estate Winery experience. It would be our pleasure to host your party again sometime while you enjoy our great cider! Cheers, Management

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KarenG
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We all thoroughly enjoyed our time at Shale Ridge. The staff were knowledgeable and so friendly. The charcuterie box was delicious and well priced and the wine was very good. So good that we bought a Chardonnay and we typically don’t drink white wine. The outdoor swing table experience was lovely, decor was cute and the music selection /volume just right!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 1, 2021

Hi Karen, We are so glad you enjoyed our wine and cider tasting flights along with the charcuterie box treat. Will be opening up more swing table availability and putting a twist on this experience soon. Hope you can visit us in October once our new facility opens up. Cheers, Management

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SabrinaL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

A relaxing time. A definite must try. Service was exceptional and swing table were so fun.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 1, 2021

Hi Sabrina, So glad you had a relaxing time during your swing table experience! Coming this October, we will be opening our new facility that you can visit sometime. Hope to see you again soon! Cheers, Management

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Danielle
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food4Service3Ambience5

Had a great experience. Prices are fair, drinks were great, staff were very friendly. We initially did not receive our charcuterie box we paid for so we went in to ask for it, as well as purchase two more drinks and the they compensated both the drinks. Told them it was not necessary as it wasn’t a big deal but they insisted. Would definitely recommend!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 1, 2021

Hi Danielle, Your feedback is truly appreciated and we are glad you had a great experience at our Winery & Cidery! We have taken the necessary precautions to learn from your reservation in order to make sure this doesn't happen again. In October, will be opening a new facility and we would love for you to join us then for a new experience. Cheers, Management

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ULilli
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service and place would definitely visit again

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EricaM
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3Food1Service2Ambience3

We had 4 people in our party, when booking I thought all 4 would be drinking but one decided not to so I contacted the chat to ask about that and they said no problem and changed the reservation. With no refunds being given out the person in the chat advised me that the $11 can be used as a credit for something in the store which was no problem. When we arrived we were advised that the credit can only be used on another flight. The swing table was fun and we all enjoyed ourselves. We would come back now that we know what to expect. We weren’t impressed that the bus boy came over about 20 minutes before our time ended and started to clean up the table. We felt this could have waited till we left. We also weren’t overly impressed with being told a few times we had 5 minutes left and that the next party was already here. I think communication lacked a little bit on that because we did know what time we had to leave and the one reminder was enough. The wine and ciders were very good though! I would recommend to a friend but I would advise them of the experience we had.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hi Erica, We are glad you had a fun time at our swing tables and that your party enjoyed the experience! Unfortunately, some miscommunication issues resulted in your reservation not being ideal. This is not a typical experience we want our guests to have and we will improve our process of managing this. Our new facility will be opening in October that will allow us to consider offering food items to compliment our light snack options. Hope to see you visit us again soon. Cheers, Management

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CassieL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Excellent place to spend an afternoon, highly recommend the charcuterie box.

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PeggyJ
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing place, love the swing tables. Will defiantly be going again.

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JenniferG
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing! Staff is very kind and helped my friend with her dress (red wine spilled all over it and staff helped her clean it and even gave her something to wear home). They even stayed late to help her. Amazing!! 10 starts out of 5 😃

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on October 27, 2021

HI Jennifer, We are glad you enjoyed the experience at our swing tables and rate us so highly! Coming soon will be opening a new facility for you and others to experience something unique. Hope you get the chance to visit us again! Cheers, Management

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ashleye
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely incredible! The wine, the cider, the ambiance, and most of all the service!! Fantastic afternoon 😍

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ATestani
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

Was amazing the wines and ciders were great. Wish they had more of a food menu to go with all the drinking. Overall great

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi there, We are glad you enjoy our wine and cider selections! Coming this October we will be opening our new facility that will allow us to explore the opportunity of having a more depth food menu. Thank you for your feedback and we hope to host your party sometime soon again! Cheers, Management

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Shale Ridge Estate Winery using the Order Online button.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery is rated 4.8 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://shaleridgeestatewinery.com/products/rise-ai-giftcard.

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.