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Celebrate Franco-Ontarian Day!

Ontario is home to 600,000+ Francophones — Canada’s largest Francophone community outside of Quebec. On September 25, we're raising a glass to the Francophone community, its culture and rich, 400-year history in Ontario. Want to show your love? Look for these well-crafted wines, beers and spirits from Ontario producers with a French heritage. 

Château des Charmes

Paul Bosc, a fifth-generation French winegrower, founded Château des Charmes in Niagara in 1978. The winery produces 100% estate-grown wines and has been committed from the very start to quality and sustainable winemaking. It was as well amongst the first wineries to plant European wine grape varieties in Niagara such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon.

13th Street Winery

Trained in France, Chablis native Jean-Pierre Colas joined 13th Street as winemaker in 2009. Beside his winemaking training and work experience in France, Colas has been working in Chili, Argentine and New Zealand. It is his inner curiosity and his thirst for discovery that brought him here in Niagara. 

Beau's Brewery

Beau's All Natural Brewing Company was born in 2006 from the dream of father-and-son Tim & Steve Beauchesne. Located in Vankleek Hill, about 100 km East of Ottawa, the brewery is still controlled by the Francophone Beauchesne family, but is now owned by its employees – the first-ever B-Corp brewery! The company is also known for its sustainable practises and social responsibility focus.