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How Whitty Farms makes life in Niagara better…

On my way home from Toronto I stopped at Whitty Farms and ran into Karen Whitty - and chatted with her about curling, wineries (she and her husband Doug are involved with 13th Street Winery) and things in general. I got some gorgeous strawberries to take home - and I managed to snap this photo before Stacy hoovered them. They tasted as good as they looked.

Karen and her husband Doug recently won a rather prestigious prize for their husbandry of the environment and the protection of the greenbelt - read about it here - just another example of local residents and business owners making a positive difference.

So the next time you are out and about in NIagara, stop by  Whitty Farms or 13th Street Winery and help support the businesses that make Niagara better every season.

Bon appetit!


p.s. While I adore Karen's beautiful produce, my next door neighbour says Karen's butter tarts are dangerously good - and the food critic in the house, the 8 year old, concurs!

Opening the first door in Niagara this December….

My favourite time to be at Ravine is after dark – the lit up farmhouse in the dark field is pretty and the hospitality inside is warm and inviting. Just last week I took a long time client there for a special dinner with one of their top clients, and based on the review, it did not disappoint! They raved about the food, the wine and John & his team in the restaurant - how they felt well taken care of and valued.

skate at Ravine


As a professional DMC, I help the event organizer, in most cases a business person, achieve their end goal and Ravine is a great fit anytime you want to create closeness and cohesion.

The family ownership led by son Paul; the history of the land and buildings - all create a comfortable backdrop and encourages the group to relax. The wines are youthful but good and get better every year (try their Sand and Gravel line) and food by Chef Nate is made from great ingredients and is comfortable enough to satisfy a group - but with enough unique flair to appease the foodies in the group. No easy task for corporate groups with a wide array of palates.

Nicola, Paul’s wife, handles the events – and it’s been a pleasure to get to know her better – she is incredibly efficient and easy going. The next time you need a place for your group to bond – call me and we’ll go visit Nicci at Ravine!

open year round - ideal group size is 40 to 250



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