Quirky and Whimsical
To all who smile when they see a whirlgig…
to all who adore the witty and eccentric…
to all who love the garden…
to all who think a plain green lawn isn’t enough…
to all who wish life would sometimes slow down…
to all of you…
…welcome to Winter Wheat.
Winter Wheat Country Store
Set in the tranquil shadows of stately pine and spruce trees just south of Sparta, Ontario, Winter Wheat invites visitors to slow down and take delight in the unexpected.
Surprises abound around every turn down the garden path. Chainsaw carvings, uniquely decorated with recycled scraps of wood, metal and found objects. There are places to rest and relax… visitors speak quietly, smile at strangers and… take their time. It is a place of absolute delight and joy.
The store is an enchanting place nestled in a park like setting. It offers a wide variety of items from home and garden decor to a unique selection of fashionable clothing and jewelry.
Stay awhile and enjoy.
Life is made up of moments and memories...
``The seasons are what a symphony ought to be:
four perfect movements in harmony with each other.``
~ Artur Rubenstein
Click on an image to view the gallery
``It’s a perfect place to get away from the regular world and have a great time.``
Winter Wheat is a Folk Art Environment that celebrates Folk Art
and all who take pleasure in expressing what's in their heart.
``Once you've been here it beckons you to return.``
``A very peacful, tranquil place.``
When you’re visiting the area, Winter Wheat also invites you to visit the following places and meet some of our special friends.
Food and Accommodations:
Pinecroft and Green Frog Tearoom – in Aylmer – 1-519-773-3435
Kettle Creek Inn 1-866-414-0417
Quai Du Vin Estate Winery in St. Thomas – 519-775-2216
Inn on the Harbour in Port Stanley – 519-782-7623
Sparta House Tea Room & Restaurant in Sparta – 519-775-2313
Connemara Farm in Port Stanley – 519-657-1787
Other Places of Interest
HMCS Ojibwa in Port Burwell
Steed & Company Lavender Farm in Sparta – 519-494-5525
Family Flowers Inc. in St Thomas – 519-631-6004
Clovermead Bees and Honey in Aylmer – 519-6773-5503
Peter Robson Studios in Sparta – 519-775-2522
Periscope Playhouse in Port Burwell – 519-874-4026
For More Information
St. Thomas Elgin Tourist Association 1-519-631-1460 ext. 137
Discover Southern Ontario 519-633-5547
``Winter Wheat is a very special place to visit.``
NEWS & REVIEWS
Happiness and joy have no relish unless they are shared with others.
We love having company... and please contact us if you have any questions at all ... or to just let us know what you think!
5277 Quaker Road
Open on all holiday Mondays 10am – 5pm.
CLOSED Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Spring Hours March 1 – May 14
Open every day except for Mondays, 10:00am-5:00pm.
Summer Hours May 15 – Sept 1
Open every day, 10:00am-5:00pm.
Winter Hours Sept 1 – Dec. 23
Open every day, 10:00am-5:00pm. Closed Mondays, and closed from Dec. 23 to Mar. 1.
CLOSED Dec 23 – March 1
Closed for the winter months of January and February, along with the last week of December.
Backroads map of area
To help you find your way around the back roads of Elgin please download Shelley’s unique hand drawn “Back Roading Elgin” map with list of places to visit.