Niagara's sparkling wine specialists - 13th Street Winery was founded in 1998 in St. Catharines, Ontario, and purchased by the Mann and Whitty families in 2008, 13th Street has developed a reputation for crafting a wide range of high-quality, cool-climate sparkling wines from Niagara.
Much of their success can be attributed to their winemaker, Jean-Pierre Colas, who is originally from Chablis in France and joined 13th Street in 2009. His winemaking philosophy is simple - he believes that great wines come from the best grapes grown in the best vineyards, with winemaking techniques only utilized to supplement and capture the very essence of the grapes' terroir and character. Their success has culminated in being awarded the No. 1 Winery in Ontario and No. 2 in Canada at the 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada.
John & June Mann and Doug & Karen Whitty
Owners, partners, and friends Doug and Karen Whitty and John and June Mann share a common love of wine, food, art, and a genuine heart for hospitality. It was this shared appreciation that brought them together and inspired the vision for 13th Street Winery.
Both families have established roots in Niagara and a strong commitment to the community. Doug Whitty is the third generation to be operating the family farm in St. Catharines, which was originally established in 1908. John Mann has been involved in farming for over 30 years, while also building a very successful automotive dealership network in St. Catharines and the surrounding areas.
Together, the two families’ shared vision for the winery is on full display at the retail wine boutique on Fourth Avenue. Visit our tasting bar and enjoy a guided sampling of our wines, or relax on our seasonal verandah and enjoy the tranquillity of our beautiful surroundings. Wander our expansive grounds and discover the sculptures and artwork that adorn our property. And of course, no visit to 13th Street Winery is complete without a visit to 13th Street Bakery. Here, you can savour the delicious aromas of fresh baking, featuring local farm-fresh fruit, our legendary butter tarts, and so much more!