Focus on the Good. There is a saying that goes… “What you focus on grows”. With that in mind, we wanted our last blog of 2020 to look at some of your and our favourites and positive highlights of the year.

Your Favourites

The release of this photo started it all as we introduced you to your favourite LOLA Blush Sparkling Rosé VQA packaged in a 250mL slim can. We are grateful for your enthusiasm for this new addition.

Like us, your love of food also united us with our #SaturdaySupper feature. Not a surprise, it was comfort food that topped the list of your favourites.

Stuffing Muffins – Vegan & Gluten Free from The Colorful Kitchen

Roasted Cauliflower Grilled Cheese from Two Peas And Their Pod

A Local and Community Focus

2020 gave us the opportunity to support our community in new ways. From donating to help stock the shelves at food banks, to supporting the arts with the Stratford Festival and joining the fight against MS with the MS Society of Canada, we worked with organizations doing good work and we are grateful for how all of you joined in!

Still Standing on Pelee Island

Jonny Harris and the team of CBC’s Still Standing showed off Pelee Island in their Season 6 premier.

Focus on the good with Still Standing CBC - Jonny Harris on Pelee Island

“Those who call the island home are committed to ensuring that their unique jewel is around for generations to come,” is what the show stated in the trailer and we couldn’t agree more.

We were thrilled to host the taping of the comedy portion of the show at the Pelee Island Winery Pavilion in October 2019 and had tears of laughter as watching the final production when it debuted in October 2020.

Haven’t seen the show? Grab some popcorn, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy the fun!

Watch CBC “Still Standing” Season 6 Premier

New Look

This year began with a redesign of our labels for our core line of VQA (Vintners Quality Assurance) wines. We wanted to reflect the timelessness of Pelee Island and the craft of winemaking.

Pelee Island Winery Core Line VQA Ontario Wines - focus on the good
Pelee Island Winery LOLA Nero Red Sparkling VQA Ontario wine on the shores of Pelee Island and Lake Erie.
Pelee Island Winery Bella Red Sparkling VQA - focus on the good
Pelee Island Winery Lighthouse Riesling VQA Ontario 3L Bag in Box
Pelee Island Winery Lighthouse Cabernet France VQA Ontario 3L Bag In Box
Pelee Island Winery Graffiti Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Sauvignon

Our winemaking team continued to grow and create new offerings for you. Sparkling reds were introduced with our LOLA Nero Red Sparkling VQA and Bella Red Sparkling VQA. Also new on the scene was another member of our LOLA line, an oak-kissed Chardonnay VQA and our new Graffiti Red and White, perfect everyday style sippers.

Just this week, we introduce more of your favourites to our 3L Bag In Box wines. Lighthouse Riesling and Cabernet Franc, Pelee Pink, our core line Chardonnay VQA and Baco Noir VQA. This packaging offers both consumer and environmental benefits.


Your interest in our sustainable grape growing and winemaking practices showed us you care about the ecology and history of winemaking, Pelee Island and beyond. We will continue to strive to be innovative on this front and share these initiatives with you.

Ultimately 2020 resulted in finding new ways to collaborate and come together. We would like to thank our entire team for adjusting to many new changes and for continuing to promote a safe workplace and community.

We enjoyed posting, sharing and commenting with you on our social media @PeleeWinery; inviting you in to our stories here on our blog and connecting with you via/by telephone and email. It’s this connection with you that was and continues to be our main focus of good in 2020.

Cheers for a safe and happy New Year!

Pssttt… Don’t forget while you’re here to sign up for our Birthday Club and receive a $20 Gift Voucher for your Birthday!