Jordan-Danforth wines

Abandoned Jordan-Danforth Winery St Catharines

In this video, we go on a spooky adventure to explore an abandoned winery. While there, we discover some hidden secrets (or not-so-hidden secrets), encounter some creepy critters, and ultimately have a lot of fun! 

If you’re looking for a fun and spooky adventure, then check out this video! We go on a mystery adventure to explore an abandoned winery and find out all sorts of secrets (or not-so-secrets). From creepy critters to dangerous industrial plants, this video is sure to keep you entertained!

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About Jordan-Danforth Wines St Catharines

The original Jordan-Ste. Michelle Wines facility, which is currently undergoing demolition, was formerly housed in this abandoned industrial structure.

It was formerly known as Jordan-Danforth wines before becoming Jordan Ste. Michelle.

The Jordan winery opened a second facility in St. Catharines in 1948, which led to the creation of Jordan-Danforth Wines. St. Catharines is where the Danforth wine label was created.

About 100 people were employed at the winery in St. Catharines during its height, and dozens more worked there during harvest. The facility purchased grapes from hundreds of farms in Niagara. After the domestic winery market stagnated in the 1980s, Jordan & Ste-Michelle was bought by rival Niagara Falls T. G. Bright and Co. Ltd., which is now defunct, but it continued to be a major player until 1986.

By 1987, the St. Catharines winery was closed.

Early in 2023 after learning from our friend Ground State Photography that we should check this place out, myself and s0s1nc3r3 made this our final stop on a day full of exploring.

We arrived in good time as the building seemed to be in the process of being demolished.

Once inside, I was reminded of many similar buildings I have enjoyed in the past, it has many similarities to the larger automotive factories in Detroit and the old Massey Ferguson plant in Brantford.

The building had all of the things that make a great industrial location, big metal windows, lots of exposed brick and large decaying stairwells.

We stayed until the sun went down and within just a few days the building was mostly gone, I’m unsure of the status today but this was a good location to close off a great day of exploring and locations like this one don’t come around too often.

The Exterior

The Interior

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