Subscribe      List an Event or Business      Invite a Writer      Write for WN      Writers      Other Locations

Puddicombe Estate Farm

Home > Toronto > Day Trips | Escape the City | Family | Wineries
by Kristin Ravelle (subscribe)
I'm a paranormal YA writer and post book reviews at
Published June 20th 2015
Vineyard Estate Farm Day Trip
Puddicombe's is a working farm and vineyard located about 80 minutes drive from Toronto along the QEW. Tucked into the picturesque Niagara escarpment on the edge of the small town of Grimsby, Puddicombe's is a great day trip to check out how a fruit farm and vineyard functions. Kids are welcome to join in the fun!

Puddicombe's General Store
Welcome to Puddicombe's!

Puddicombe's has a long history that started back in 1797 with cattle farming. By the 1900s they had switched to fruit farming and since the 1940s, the winery has really taken off. Today, you can visit the farm, enjoy a train tour ride,visit the general store and wine store, and check out a small animal farm and children's playground.

vineyard, estate farm, fruit farm, day trip, grapes, cherries, peaches, train ride, general store
Puddicombe Farm

A treat is to ride the train that takes you through part of the vineyard, by waterways, and the cherry orchard. The train is called Little Pudd and was once the original train from Crystal Beach amusement park. The train ride costs $7.35 (includes admission and taxes) and is not available from January through April. For more details on the train schedule, please check this link:

Puddicombe History and Timetables

train, train ride, Little Pudd, vineyard train, tourist train, amusement park train,
Puddicombe's Tour Train!

Next to the children's outdoor playground are a few farm animals that you can visit. These include ducks and geese, goats, a pig, other fowl, and even two peacocks! What gorgeous birds to see this close.

peacock, fowl, water fowl, farm, tourism, bird,
Peacock Close Up

At the General Store you can enjoy home made meals in the comfort of the front covered porch, and home made goodies, as well as treats and products from the local area.

Puddicombe Store, general store, home cooked meals, restaurant, treats, gifts
General Store and Restaurant

Next to the general store and restaurant, you will find the wine shop. They offer wine tastings for .50 cents a swig, and all of the wines that are produced by the estate are for sale.

wine, vineyard, wine store, local wine, wine tasting, gift shop, pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon,
Puddicombe Wine Shop

The Puddicombe vineyard is comprised of over 150 acres of a variety of high quality grapes. They started making wines in 1998 and have now offer over 30 different wine varieties for sale. Puddicombe's has more than 25 award winning wines. They also create Sir Isaac's Pure Pear Cider.

award winning, wine, award winning wines, cider, quality wine
Award Winning Wines!

I love to see the fruit ripening on the trees in anticipation of Pick-Your-Own days, and Puddicombe's has pick-your-own for cherries and peaches. The local area, also known as the Township of Winona, has an annual Winona Peach Festival when the harvest comes in and peaches reign!

cherry, cherries, cherry tree, fruit, orchard, fruit farm, jam, cherry jam
Cherry Orchard

So, if you're looking for a great vineyard and farm outing, check out Puddicombe's! They also offer educational tours, and campfire get togethers. Free parking. Their address is 1468 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 5K9
Help us improve  Click here if you liked this article  21
Share: email  facebook  twitter
Where: 1468 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, Ontario L8E 5K9
Your Comment
Great peacock shot!
by Rota (score: 2|717) 2781 days ago
Thanks! I was quite lucky that the resolution turned out fine.
by Kristin Ravelle (score: 2|304) 2780 days ago
Articles from other cities
Popular Articles