Every Vine, Every Guest, Treasured.
MODALES WINES TIMELINE
Experience a working winery from vine to glass. At Modales, we hand- craft our wines long before grapes appear on the vine: meticulously caring for our rich, unique soil; treating every vine as an individual, and every patron as a treasured guest. Experience Modales.
When the property was purchased by our owners
When the property was purchased by our owners in 2016, there were three migrant cottages located right next to the current tasting room, which housed seasonal workers and their families for decades.
The land on which our winery and tasting room are located
The land where our winery and tasting room is located was previously owned by the Wadsworth family, who were early area pioneers and pillars of the community.
According to the 1875 agriculture census
According to the 1875 agriculture census, the Wadsworths owned 80 acres and produced 200 bushels of onions, 210 bushels of White Belgian carrots;
James Wadsworth and his family
James Wadsworth and his family were the second family to settle in Ganges township, and one of the first settlers to break soil and plant crops in the late 1830’s.