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Welcome to Leaning Post

A leaning post is what you find at the beginning of a row of grapes, anchoring the wires that are the frame-work for growing grapevines. It is the beginning of an obsession to translate a time and place into liquid. Leaning Post wines take you to that beginning by finding small, unique plots of land in Niagara and putting them in bottle. Because after stripping away all the fancy buildings and high-tech equipment you are left with a place on this earth that grows wine unlike any other. When you taste that in a glass you just know it.

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Easter Weekend Tasting Room Hours

Our tasting room is open the entire Easter weekend!

Fri, Mar 30 to Mon, Apr 2 10am-6pm

Hope to see you!

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Family Day Weekend

We will be open this Family Day weekend 10am to 6pm Friday through Monday (February 16-19)

As always we are available by appointment or by chance during the week if you are unable to come down on weekends.


Ilya and Nadia Senchuk

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Holiday Ordering

There is still time to order for the holiday season. We gladly send 6 or 12 bottle shipments of your choice of our available wines directly to your home or office. Please call us at the winery at 905-643-9795 to submit your order. Shipping for case orders is free in the GTA and Hamilton/Niagara with nominal shipping for other areas.

In addition, the winery is open more often during the holiday season. Drop in if you are in the area and we will be pleased to assist you in choosing your holiday wine selection.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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Victoria Day Long Weekend Hours

Our Tasting Room is open the whole Victoria Day long weekend!

May 19-22 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday)

10 am – 6 pm

And some great news…Fifty Road has re-opened so no more detours! You can get to our tasting room the usual way! Fifty Road exit off the QEW, go right onto Fifty Road (towards the escarpment).  Turn left onto Highway 8, and we are on the left about 1.5 km

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Easter Weekend Hours

Our Tasting Room is open this Easter Weekend!

Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15 from 10 am to 6 pm

Easter Sunday, April 16 from 10 am to 6 pm

Come and try our New Releases!

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Summer Weekend Hours

Summer is here, and a long weekend is finally upon us! We still have a few cases of the Rose left and the 2014 Gamay has just recently been released as well.

Come join us this weekend  (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) to try the latest edition of these fantastic wines as well as your other favorites!

We will be open all weekend,

Thursday 10:00-5:30

Friday  10:00-6:00

Saturday  10:00-6:00


Directions to the Barn:

From Toronto take QEW Niagara to Fifty Rd. exit. Take Fifty Rd. south (away from the Lake) to Highway 8. Turn Left (east) onto Highway 8 and we are at 1491 Highway 8.

From Niagara take QEW Toronto to Fifty Rd. exit. Take Fifty Rd. south (away from the Lake) to Highway 8. Turn Left (east) onto Highway 8 and we are at 1491 Highway 8.

We look forward to seeing all of you!


Ilya and Nadia Senchuk

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Holiday Hours at Leaning Post

Thank you to everyone who came out for our last two releases. We have been releasing quite a few new wines recently and have been gratified to see such a wonderful response! We won’t be releasing any new wines until the spring, but for those who haven’t yet made it to try them, we wanted to let you know when we will be open over the christmas holidays and into the new year.  Because both Christmas and New Years day fall on a Friday this year, we will be open on both Thursdays before, as well as through both weekends.  We will go back to our regular hours of Friday-Sunday, 10:00-6:00 after the new year. The details are below:

Christmas Hours:

Thursday, December 24  10:00-3:00
Friday, December 25       Closed
Saturday, December 26   10:00-6:00
Sunday, Deceber 27        10:00-6:00
Thursday, December 31   10:00-5:00
Friday, January 1             Closed
Saturday, January 2         10:00-6:00
Sunday, January 3           10:00-6:00

If you are in the area Monday-Wednesday during this time, then our usual “by appointment or chance” rule still applies. So if you are coming, just call or email ahead, or just show up! If our cars are in the driveway then we are open!

Wishing all of you a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


Ilya and Nadia

Come and join us at the barn at:

1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 5K9

Or phone us to reserve your case or for shipping orders by calling 905-643-9795

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Open Thanksgiving weekend Friday -Monday 10-6pm

Just a quick note that we will be open this long weekend Friday through Monday 10-6pm.

We are so thankful for the absolutely fantastic reception that we have received since opening our barn doors over 2 years ago. Ilya and I feel so blessed and truly thankful for all the support we have received from you all over the past two years. Our customers have truly given us the inspiration to continue to pursue this crazy wine making dream. In supporting our dream, you have given us so much!

May you all have a Happy Thanksgiving with your families this weekend.

Ilya and Nadia Senchuk

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New Release – The Fifty and Merlot Release this weekend

Harvest is officially in full swing in Niagara making it undoubtedly our favourite time of year!  We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate the harvest than to release new vintages of a couple of our most popular wines. We have been sold out of Merlot for almost a year, and sold out of “The Fifty” in June, so there is nothing better than to present these wines again to all of you! Come join us this weekend on Saturday, October 3 (10:00 am – 6:00 pm) to try these stunning new wines!

2014 The Fifty Chardonnay  $22

The town of Winona, Ontario (where our winery is located) was first named “The Fifty”, short for the “The Fifty Road Settlement”, being 50 miles from Niagara Falls and the American border. As an homage to this area, we created a truly unique wine. This Chardonnay was fermented in oak barrels, before being moved to stainless steel tanks for aging on yeast lees for 11 months. Barrel fermentation adds texture and mouthfeel, while lees aging in stainless steel keeps fresh fruit and mineral at the centre of this wine. We feel this is the best one yet. You will not taste anything quite like it!

250 Cases Produced

2012 Merlot  $42

The 2012 vintage will go into history as perhaps the greatest vintage Niagara has ever seen.  From this great vintage we bring you a truly classic Merlot. Hand crafted at every stage, from picking to sorting to punching-down fermentations, this wine waited patiently for 20 months in barrel. The result has definitely been worth the wait! Wonderful cassis, raspberry and cedar meet leather, bramble and toffee. The perfect balance of soft texture but powerful structure means this wine is in it for the long haul. An instant classic!

125 Cases Produced

We have also had a lot of firsts and changes at the winery in the past few months. We harvested the very first grapes from our vineyard just last week. The quality looks fantastic, and we are very excited to see how the wines turn out! We have also been renovating and expanding the winery and production facilities, and it really is because of the support we have gotten from all of you! Thank you so much for the kind words and passion for our wines you have all shown over the past few years since we started this crazy journey. Without you none of this would be possible! When you come down, we would love to show you some of our shiny new winemaking toys!

To try both of these fantastic wines, and see shiny toys come and join us at the barn at:

1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, ON, L8E 5K9

Or phone us to reserve your case or for shipping orders by calling 905-643-9795

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Fall & Winter hours @ Leaning Post Wines

We would be pleased to welcome you into our 1850s barn for a tasting experience unlike any other!

Our hours of operation are Friday thru Sunday 10am-6pm (or during the week by appointment)

During the week we are always around making wine or doing farm work, please just call 905-746-5206 or email to arrange a time to taste. We are pleased to open during the week for anyone. Weekday visits are no hastle at all. In fact, we often welcome the pleasant company during our work day!

We can also have a small cheese plate ready if you call ahead for a small charge.


Nadia and Ilya Senchuk

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