Our Story

The Beginning:

Everyone wondered if we could grow grapes in Tweed. Yes, we were doubted at the beginning. We were a company with big dreams, but we were told constantly that there was no way to grow grapes and start a successful business in our part of the world. We knew that we were going to create the most delicious and full of flavor wine (jam-packed with carefully-chosen ingredients) possible and we had the motivation to prove it.

Nearly 2 decades of testing. Nearly 2 decades of learning. We quashed all the disbelievers and we became the most experience wine creators in the industry. This had to be about more than mass manufacturing wine! We had to deliver quality and we had to prove that our location delivered something new and exciting. We hope to see you here this coming season to join us in tasting the most beautiful wine from the most beautiful vineyards.”

Hasting County:

The mineral and cheese capital of Canada. Many of the children in the Labar family, an original family in the area stretching back generations, owned dairy farms, but not Charles Labar. He had a cheese factory. On 1894, during the Chicago World’s Fair, Charles Labar became a huge businessman by simply feeding the people his exquisite cheeses. Humble beginnings are all it takes when one has determination.

On 1987, everything changed, but the values remained the same. The Johnson family inherited the land to create wine. The mineral-rich land was perfect for them. Since the first planting in 1999, the Johnsons have worked tirelessly to grow the perfect grapes. Robin and Sandor Johnson have been building Potter Settlement Wines from nothing.

Where Are We?

Hidden in the heart of a glorious and serene neighborhood, Potter settlement is located just north of Tweed, Ontario on Potter Settlement Road (nestled between Highway 7 and Highway 37 – linking Toronto and Ottawa).

We’re at the edge of the Canadian Shield and our organic grapes are like nothing else in the world, so it is worth your time to swing by and visit us. Our organically-grown grapes offer a charming selection of delicious and intensely flavorful wines, and yes, you won’t be able to resist!

Potter Settlement is a marriage of rustic, old-world charm with up-to-date winemaking techniques. We respect tradition, but we always strive for progression when creating our wines. We create things in our winery by hand; whilst this maintains old values, it caters to new environmental concerns. We are happy to promote our organic farming, solar and geothermal energy usage (reducing our carbon footprint) and, most importantly, keeping our wine at optimal quality. We strive to serve you as a guest whilst being considerate and respectful of our surroundings. Potter Settlement consists of 10 planted acres of vinifera, hybrid, and VQA-recognized grapes.”