Our Past & Present
Ken and Marg Fielding, along with their son Curtis and his wife Heidi, opened the winery doors in 2005. Fielding Estate Winery quickly established its place alongside Niagara wineries as a warm, inviting place to relax and enjoy award-winning, small lot VQA wines.
The architecture of the winery is influenced by the Fielding’s northern Ontario roots in the Haliburton Highlands. Designed by renowned architect Andre D’Elia of Superkül, the contemporary Canadian design is inspired by elements only be found in nature – wood, stone and sunlight. With the natural finishes and earthy tones, the design allows all the facets of nature to become one. A perfect escape to sit on the lodge deck or in our outdoor lounge to enjoy the wines and the view.
Heidi & Curtis Fielding
Curtis has been instrumental raising the profile of Niagara’s grape & wine industry, working alongside farmers and winemakers. In 2012, Curtis was awarded The Grape Growers of Ontario’s most celebrated award, the Grape King. Curtis also sits on the Ontario Craft Winery Association Board to further support the Ontario wine industry.
A former race car driver, Curtis is an accomplished hockey coach, one of the owners of the Grimsby Peach Kings and a local firefighter. He enjoys the outdoor life back home in Minden with his family always trying to catch the next big fish.
Heidi is the sparkling personality that you often see on TV chatting about wine country events, special occasions and supporting Niagara’s wine industry in every way possible. Heidi sits on the Niagara Wine Festival Board, sharing her 20+ years of hospitality and marketing experience.
When not at the winery, Heidi is a proud mom, enjoys golfing, travel and wine of course.
There is no other winery couple quite like Heidi and Curtis.
Born and raised in Niagara, Richie is a proud Brock University graduate of CCOVI. He is passionate, dedicated and enjoys crafting wines that so many enjoy. Since 2009, Richie has been the winemaker at Fielding and can now add cidermaker as well to his long list of accomplishments. He is well known and loved for his sense of humour, dedication to his family and passion for wine and the Leafs.
Fielding Estate Winery opened their doors
Wine of the Year
The Ontario Legislative chose both our white and red as their wine of the year.
Top 10 Wineries
Fielding was named one of Canada’s Top 10 Wineries.
Curtis won Grape Grower of the Year and was named the 2012/2013 Grape King which is the highest honour awarded to a nominated individual for their farming practices.
Once again named, one of Canada’s Top 10 Wineries + our Pinot Grigio was once again selected by the Ontario Legislature.
Long Weekend Wine Co. began
Proudly we were named, one of Canada’s Top 10 Wineries.
Fielding Craft Cider
Fielding Craft Cider was launched with much excitement and anticipation of what would evolve into small lot craft ciders featuring Niagara seasonal fruits.
Celebrating 15 Years
In celebration of 15 years The Vineyard Lounge was built to offer an outdoor hospitality experience in Spring, Summer & early Fall.
We are pleased to offer The WineDome Lounge for our guests to enjoy safe social sipping in fully heated. transparent domes.