The Roost Wine Co.

The Roost Wine Co., Ravenna: Hours, Address, The Roost Wine Co. Reviews: 4.5/5

The Roost Wine Co.
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Roost is a winery dedicated to pushing the boundaries of cold climate wines on the fringes of Ontario's winemaking territory. We grow, make and serve seriously good cold climate wine for unserious occasions. The wines are sustainably farmed and made on-site with minimal intervention in The Blue Mountains, Ontario The Tasting Rooms is situated in a 19th Century barn with a patio and gardens overlooking the Beaver Valley. Reservations are required to visit the winery. Please book through our website.
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David L
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$28 or $34 per person for a tasting ?!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
$28 per person, minimum, for a tasting ! That's too much for me. I've been before, a few times, when prices were much more reasonable, but now they've gone very upmarket, and only offer 'packages' with food, and no real choice of food. So this time we went to Georgian Hills winery instead, nearby, where tasting is only $8, or free if you buy 2 bottles.
Written September 22, 2021
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Hello David, It's a shame you are leaving a negative review for The Roost without visiting the winery for over 2 years. The area has lots of great food and drink businesses and we're happy to hear you found another local option to suit your budget. Roost tastings are seated, hour long reservations with a dedicated host. This allows us to offer a premium experience in a fantastic setting, sipping on award winning wines and dining on carefully sourced cheese and charcuterie. We do have great options for vegetarian and vegan cheese plates and can cater to most dietary preferences. We are confident that our tasting experiences offer value for money, and guest feedback overwhelmingly supports this. The Roost
Written September 23, 2021
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Becca Nicholls
Orillia, Canada10 contributions
Spectacular Visit at The Roost!
Sep. 2021
I can not say enough about this beautiful place.
My boyfriend & I did a deluxe wine tasting which included a blind tasting of 8 wines & a charcuterie board. The "work" sheet they provide you to fill out during your tasting is such a fun touch! We were lucky enough to sit on the patio & enjoy the gorgeous view overlooking the rolling hills. All of the wines were absolutely excellent & unique in their own way. We both ended up purchasing multiple bottles each. The charcuterie board was filled with delicious cheeses, crackers, nuts & fruit. It was such a treat!
We were served by Emma, who was lovely & knowledgeable! She is an excellent addition to the establishment.
Overall, The Roost is a unique & wonderful place. I have nothing but great things to say! I would recommend it to anybody & without a doubt, will be a returning guest!
Highly recommend.
Written September 11, 2021
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Hello, thank you for reviewing The Roost. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the scenery, cheese & charcuterie, wine and overall Deluxe Experience! Glad to hear that you were able to bring some favourites home with you! As for the lovely service, we will be sure to share your kind feedback with Emma. We agree, she’s a fantastic addition to The Roost team! Thank you for the support and for recommending our winery to loved ones. We would be delighted to host you again! Hope to see you soon, The Roost
Written September 15, 2021
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Holly H
Cambridge, Canada47 contributions
Lovely lunch date
Aug. 2021
First visit will definitely not be my last! A friend and I went for our 11:30 reservation on Sunday and it was an overall wonderful experience. Friendly and attentive service, lovely grounds with a view of their vineyard , comfortably spaced out seating, and the of course the wine flight and cheese board were delicious! We went inside for our final glass of wine as our reservation time outside was up and the inside was very charming as well (and the air conditioning was an added treat that day!). Absolutely lovely day and can't wait to open the bottles I brought home, and then go back to restock!
Written August 31, 2021
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Hello, thank you for reviewing The Roost. We’re happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience with us and enjoyed the wine, cheese & charcuterie, friendly service and amazing views! Glad that we were able to contribute to your lovely day! Hope to see you again soon, The Roost
Written September 1, 2021
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Kev4TO
Toronto8 contributions
Nice wine tasting in beautiful setting
Aug. 2021
My wife and I went for the deluxe wine tasting. The environment was beautiful with shaded tables overlooking the rolling hills and vineyards. The setup was great with 8 wines and a decent little charcuterie board. The wines were on par with other wineries from the Niagara region - it wasn't Napa or Bourgogne, but we went in with low expectations and were pleasantly surprised. Definitely recommend.
Written August 14, 2021
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Hello, thank you for taking the time to review The Roost. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed the tasting, cheese & charcuterie plate and amazing views! Hope to see you again soon, The Roost
Written August 25, 2021
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G R
St. Catharines, Canada6 contributions
Incredible wine tasting at The Roost
Nov. 2020
The Roost winery went above and beyond to accommodate us. Everything was seamless from the reservations online to showing up during Covid times. We were running late for our 4:15 reservation. I called to ask if they could move us back and they indicated they could move us to 4:45 even though they were closing at 6pm. Upon arrival they so kind and accommodating. Kayleigh welcomed us and Heather served our wine tasting outside on the high top tables even though it was a cool evening. She gave us an incredible tasting . I have had wine tastings all over the province and Hether's knowledge and expertise and customer service was above and beyond anything I have experienced. I would highly recommend The Roost in an absolute heartbeat. You made our weekend so special! Thank you to Heather and the team at The Roost for your incredible hospitality. We will definitely be back and be sure to tell all of our friends! Much Love!
Written December 6, 2020
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Kate B
Toronto, Canada18 contributions
Great wine and lovely staff
Oct. 2020
We had the loveliest time at this winery - a hidden gem in the area. Their attention to detail is evident everywhere, including pandemic protocols that put us at ease for an indoor wine tasting in their beautiful restored barn/tasting room. Moreover, when dark storm clouds rolled in and we received tornado warnings on our phones the owner graciously moved everyone downstairs to wait out the storm and do an impromptu winery tour. The wines exceeded our expectations and the staff were knowledgeable and attentive. And the cheese plate was so good! Highly recommend.
Written November 2, 2020
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Maureen H
Hamilton, Canada130 contributions
Knowledgable staff and good variety of wines
Oct. 2020
We arrived with no reservation just after opening time. Offered opportunity to have service inside or outside. We opted for package of 4 wine samples and cheese board, Server was very knowledgable; great suggested order to our choices of white wines. Pleasant experience. Bought two bottles of Two wrongs make a white after an excellent sample. Good variety on cheese board too. Pleasant room with good allowance for covid-19 proper care.
Written October 25, 2020
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Hello Maureen, thank you for your detailed review. We're delighted to hear you had a good time at The Roost and will pass this on to your server. We are pleased we were able to accommodate you when you arrived. In the future we do strongly recommend a reservation to avoid disappointment because we are usually not able to take walk-ins, especially with the current restrictions. Enjoy your Two Wrongs Make a White, we look forward to seeing you again!
Written October 26, 2020
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599Angela
Toronto, Canada432 contributions
Knowledgable people serving good wine in a pleasant room
Oct. 2020
We arrived at Roost early for our reservation but they allowed us in with no trouble. Between my friend and and I we tasted eight of their wines, all of which had their own quirks and delights. We ended up buying three. The wines were generous pours and the staff were able to answer both our naive and sophisticated questions.

We also had their delicious cheese and charcuterie plate, which they split between the two of us. And we got the tasting glasses for free (because they didn't want to have to sanitize them afterwards - very clever).

Only downside is the prices - this is a boutique winery and you pay for that.

But the vista from the winery is pleasant and as I said, the product was excellent.
Written October 7, 2020
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Hello and thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit, the location and the wines, and will pass your kind words to our service team. Regarding pricing, Roost wines have won awards nationally and internationally and are made with minimal intervention in small batches, from grapes that are sustainably grown in challenging conditions. All of our wines except one are priced below $30 and our prices reflect the work and attention to detail that goes into crafting them. We hope that you'll be back in the future for more of the wines, vistas and service.
Written October 8, 2020
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Heather M
Toronto, Canada129 contributions
Great Wine and Atmosphere
Oct. 2020
We loved the Roost. Other than the challenge of trying to book a reservation (which they accepted even though it didn't quite go through) we had a lovely time. The wine selections were good and the charcuterie board though a little small was tasty. We even bought a couple of bottles of wine. The barn was comfortable and they were following the COVID protocols. Overall a great experience.
Written October 2, 2020
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Hello Heather, We're so pleased you were able to come and enjoyed your experience at The Roost. We hope to see you again soon.
Written October 8, 2020
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Scom570
Toronto, Canada4 contributions
Beautiful Views, wine and cheese ok.
Aug. 2020
Visited during Covid Stage 3. Patio and viewing chairs very nice. We had a new server who did not really know much but we could overhear a seasoned server at another table talking about the history of the facility and knew much more about the wine. Frontenac and Buncho Trouble were our faves in spite of having a mediocre cheese, charcuterie, dates plate served with it. More time could have been spent pairing the food on our tray with the wines we chose. Felt cover safe.
Written August 15, 2020
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Hello Scom, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you enjoyed the wines, particularly the Sparkling Rosé and Frontenac. The Roost is wine-focused and the cheese and charcuterie plate is intended as an accompaniment to your wine rather than a meal. It has also been altered to meet covid service protocols. Nevertheless it still features artisan cheese from Gunn's Hill and charcuterie from Niagara Food Specialties, and currently fresh grapes from the vineyard. We hope to see you back to enjoy the wines in the future!
Written October 8, 2020
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