Design delight is in the details and the details are everywhere at Ravine. It’s got that je ne sais quoi; bespoke with a robin’s egg blue, white and warm wood palate. It’s country farmhouse juxtaposed with really fine wine and food. Ravine is timeless, it’s historic, it’s beautiful, it’s lovely. There is an old-fashioned cheese shop and grocery, a fine-dining restaurant, a wood-fired pizza oven with terrace, and a large yard, where the kids can play soccer on the lawn.
The 100-year-old Lowrey farm turned organic, biodynamic winery, raising pigs with Backhouse, has a soil composition is like nowhere else in the region. The reason, partly because the temperatures is 20 % warmer, but mainly because 85% of Ravine’s vineyard sits atop of St. Davids Buried Gorge, the site of the ancient flow of the Niagara River, some 22 800 years ago. The rest is on top of ancient Lake Iroquois, giving Chardonnay Musque its exuberant structure.