Schatz Winery, Hessenland’s darling vineyard and newest chapter for the Ihrig family, builds on the bountiful 40 acres of award-winning gardens that lie at the heart of the property. Five acres of budding vines offer the perfect backdrop for intimate ceremonies, gorgeous photo opportunities and uniquely personal first-looks!
The hybrid and vinifera vines surrounding Hessenland grow from the land that was once home to the Hanoverian horse paddocks of the late Ernst Ihrig (Hessenland Co-Founder). The stories beneath the soil have in turn helped nurture eight grape varietals turned homegrown vintages, inclusive of the ’15-35′ Petite Pearl wine released in October 2018.
Schatz Winery is a hand-tended micro-vineyard that captures the same care and attention given to each and every couple on their wedding journey at Hessenland. From the iconic sunset tower featured on the Schatz logo, wedding couples and guests alike can fully immerse themselves in panoramic views of the gardens, vineyard, charming accommodation and historic reception hall, all positioned within a short walk to the Lake Huron shoreline.
From long table dinners within the vines to tasting menus celebrating Hessenland’s own vintages and those of their neighbours in the Huron Shores Appellation, Schatz Winery is a celebration of love, family and community.
2019 ushers in Hessenland’s 35th anniversary and marks the grand opening of Schatz Winery!
Schatz is German for darling or treasure, a favourite term of endearment of Christa Ihrig, the family matriarch, for her grandchildren.
MORE ABOUT HESSENLAND COUNTRY INN | Hessenland Inn & Vineyard is the ultimate Ontario West Coast wedding destination offering gazebos, overnight accommodations, waterfalls, lake access and gorgeous in & outdoor wedding spaces. More details in their review in The Ring, here. To find out more, email Hessenland, directly using the form below. 🙂