Bonnieheath Estate Lavender & Winery

An ecological agri-tourism destination that provides a small farm experience through culture and education from field to final product.

This farm is now home to fragrant lavender fields, buzzing bees, rolling vineyards and native prairie grass and wildflowers as far as the eye can see.

Environmental stewardship is a fundamental goal of Bonnieheath’s revitalization project. Through the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program – a voluntary incentive-based program where farmers retain and reconstruct natural areas such as wetlands, grasslands and riparian areas – the Buehners built a wetland behind their vineyard and planted native prairie and wildflower buffers that attract essential pollinator insects for many neighbouring farmers and provide habitats for wildlife. These efforts rehabilitate life-support processes, such as water filtration and purification, nutrient cycling and carbon sequestration, and helps restore declining biodiversity.

Even the name “Bonnieheath” is a tribute to the farm’s history. It is named after Colonel William Heath who built the farmhouse located on the property in 1900. He grew up next door in the house called The Bonnieheath. The Buehners found some of his farming records and military records in the attic.

 


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http://www.bonnieheathestate.com

410 Concession 12 Townsend, Waterford, ON N0E 1Y0, Canada
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Season: Summer