Shale Ridge Estate Winery

4.9
131 reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
Please note that we are not a restaurant and only provide tasting flights to our guests to savour outdoors. Our swing tables are covered with a tarp to provide your party with the best experience for shade or light rain. In Lambton Shores, we can host groups with a maximum of 6 at each table (different households can mix).

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 to enjoy the pleasure of being outside again. Create a memorable experience that will last a lifetime with all the members of your family, including friends! Enjoy one of our charcuterie boxes with a Frosé drink for all party guests.

Once seated at your table, we only serve your tasting flights. If you prepaid for anything extra, we kindly ask you to walk into our farm store to pick up any drinks or items you may have ordered or want to order when you are seated.

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Experiences

  • Swing Table Outdoor Tastings

    CA$11.30 per personPrepaid

    Oct 1 - Oct 31, 2021

    Book a group of up to fifteen people to experience an outdoor tasting flight at your leisure on our farm. Select four samples from any of our wine or cider selections. Enjoy a fresh and delicious variety of locally sourced meat, cheese, fruits, veggies, crackers, figs, & nuts in our charcuterie box addon. Options may change with the season but will always be a tasty treat. Charcuterie box serves 1-2 people. Choose your tasting flight preferences on arrival.

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 131 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.9based on recent ratings
4.4
Food
4.7
Service
4.9
Ambience
4.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
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CarolynY
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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!

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Nina
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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!!

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JensonG
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

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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

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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 😃

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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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food and wine were really tasty and delicious. It is important to say that place is very cozy and charming. Price is fair too.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi there, We are glad you enjoyed the charcuterie box and tasting flight selections! Coming this October, we will have a new facility opening that will allow for indoor seating. Hope you can visit us again soon. Cheers, Management

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

We’ve enjoyed the swing tables twice this summer at Shale Ridge! We’ve told so many other friends about this wonderful venue and are looking forward to visiting again soon!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Wow, We are glad to hear you enjoyed our swing table experience not once, but twice! Will be putting a spin on the swing table experiences for winter time. Hope you get to visit us again once our new facility opens up in October! Cheers, Management

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IngeP
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shale Winery is the perfect place for a lounging fun getaway for a day trip with friends. Gréât location as a part of your cottage getaway if you are in Grand Bend or Bayfield.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi Inge, We are glad you enjoyed your getaway trip with friends to our Winery & Cidery! Our Sunday Funday events happen every other week that can feature live music, food trucks, and more fun activities. Hope to see you visit us again soon. Cheers, Management

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Laura
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There is no food served here but you can purchase a charcuterie box that was a perfect treat to go with our tasting. We reserved swing tables and glad we did. Very cute and original. The staff are very friendly and helpful. If you are interested in the process, just ask. The owner came out chatted with us about her creations. Overall we had a great first experience and I will definitely be back. This place is a gem!

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi Laura, We are glad you enjoyed our charcuterie box and tasting flight selections! Alicia & Garren are always willing to chat about our story and premium drinks. Coming this October, will be opening up our new facility and would love to see you visit us again soon. Cheers, Management

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ElizaK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A group of six of us reserved a swing table. We all enjoyed the cider tasting and then a frose. We arrived about 15 minutes late so we were worried this would cut into our 90 minute reservation. Luckily because it wasn’t too busy they didn’t kick us out and we were able to stay 15 minutes after our reservation was up.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi Eliza, We are glad you enjoyed the swing table experience at our Winery & Cidery! Our staff will always try to accommodate to make your experience the best it can. Hope you can visit us again when our new facility opens up in October that will put a spin on our swing table experience. Cheers, Management

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Featheredanimals
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

We loved it! Had a great girls afternoon out and the staff is amazingly nice.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi there, We are glad you enjoyed your getaway trip! Will have more experiences available for you to enjoy with friends in the near future. Hope you can visit us again in October when our new facility opens up that will allow for indoor seating. Cheers, Management

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CherylD
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We took our own snacks. You can also order charcuterie boxes but we chose to take our own

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi Chery, Thanks for sharing your experience! Until we offer more food options, guests are welcome to bring their own snacks if they wish. Our charcuterie box treats is the perfect pairing for wine and cider selections we offer. Cheers, Management

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Jenna
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time! Super cute venue and good wine/cider flights

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi Jenna, We are glad you enjoyed our venue and tasting flight selections! It was a pleasure to host your party. Hope we can see you visit again once our new facility opens up in October that will have more experience offerings. Cheers, Management

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Karen
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good wine, delicious charcuterie, scenic location.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 22, 2021

Hi Karen, We are glad you enjoyed your trip to our Winery & Cidery! Visiting Lambton Shores is a great getaway experience for friends and family. Hope to see you visit us again once our new facility opens up in October that will offer indoor seating and more experiences. Cheers, Management

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Kristin
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Swing tables were fun and comfortable, staff was very friendly and attentive, cider was great. Overall great experience.

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AmyR
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed our experience at Shale Ridge, the swing tables were fun, the atmosphere was relaxed and casual, and the service was great. will definitely do this again.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hi Amy, We're so glad you enjoyed your experience while having a fun time at our swing tables! Will be opening a new facility in October for you to join us again for another unique experience. We are looking forward to host your party sometime soon! Cheers, - Management

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Unruly
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing time. Great service and wonderful day. Love the live music.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hi there, We are so glad you had an amazing time to create a memorable experience! Our live music entertainment will now be held during our Sunday Funday events. The whole team is looking forward to hosting your party again sometime soon. Cheers, - Management

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KarenS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous experience ! All so creative and relaxing staff was so nice got to meet owner and she was so friendly ! The entire concept was unique I can’t wait to go back ! The extension and view will be fantastic once that indoor space is completed ! Highly recommend a visit

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TamekaK
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was great afternoon with friends, beautiful venue, cider was good charcuterie boxes had a nice variety and very fresh. Will definitely go again. Only thing was the wasps/bees, but they are hard to avoid this time of year.

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LisaMDS
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The tastings at the swing tables are a must. Very fun, unique experience. The charcuterie box for two was very fresh and tasty. Loved the whole experience

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JackieB
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We really enjoyed our time at Shale Ridge. Such a nice atmosphere and everyone is so friendly. So nice to see this during these crazy times.

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JenC
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our first visit at Shale Ridge. The swing tables were relaxed and comfortable. The staff was very friendly and the charcuterie was a great addition. We are already planning our next visit.

Shale Ridge Estate Winery
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hi Jen, We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience and found the swing tables relaxed and comfortable! You should consider planning a visit to us during the fall season with the anticipation of our new facility opening. Looking forward to host your party again sometime soon! 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 4.9 stars by 131 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.