Vineland, Ontario

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Vineland
Unincorporated Community
The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ontario
The Vineland Research and Innovation Centre in Vineland, Ontario
Vineland is located in Ontario
Vineland
Vineland
Coordinates: 43°9′14″N 79°23′32″W / 43.15389°N 79.39222°W / 43.15389; -79.39222
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
Regional Municipality Niagara
Town Lincoln
First Settled 1786
Government
 • Governing Body Town of Lincoln Council
 • MP Dean Allison (CPC)
 • MPP Tim Hudak (OPC)
Area[1]
 • Total 2.81 km2 (1.08 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 94.5 m (310.0 ft)
Population [1]
 • Total 2,834
 • Density 1,007.7/km2 (2,610/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Forward sortation area L0R 2C0
Area code(s) 905 and 289
NTS Map 030M03
GNBC Code FDABE

Vineland is an unincorporated community within the Town of Lincoln and Niagara Region. Located in the Canadian province of Ontario, it is bordered by the Twenty Mile Creek and Jordan to the east, Lake Ontario to the north, Beamsville to the west, and Pelham to the south. Vineland is primarily an agricultural community, and is home to many tender fruit farms and wineries. As the second-largest community in the Town of Lincoln,[3] Vineland's small commercial centre along King Street serves the surrounding communities of Campden and Jordan.

Agriculture[edit]

Its location between the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment provides for a moderate climate with mild winters. Vineland and the surrounding area is known in Canada for its orchards, vineyards, wineries and restaurants that feature local produce and wines.[4] Vineland's fruit crops include cherries, peaches, apples and pears. The area is recognized as Canada's premier tender fruit region; research on growing tender fruits in Canada is centered at the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre.[5][6]

A 1912 depiction of peach-pickers.

Attractions[edit]

Vineland hosts a large craft fair that takes place on Canadian Thanksgiving weekend. The festival is hosted on the Vineland Public School grounds, and a portion of the funds go to maintaining the school. Craft stalls are set up on the school grounds, the main street, Victoria Avenue, and at the Ball's Falls Conservation Area. This festival also extends into the ball park in neighbouring town of Jordan.

The First Mennonite Church in Vineland, adjacent to the cemetery at the corner of Regional Road 81 (former Highway 8) and Martin Road, organized in 1801, is the oldest Mennonite congregation in Canada.[7]

Vineland formerly hosted a local pub, the “Green Valley”. This was the only pub in the municipality, however it was closed down due to financial matters. The pub was known to host many local bands and musicians. The pub was extensively remodelled and is newly opened as the restaurant "Stone Mill".

Vineland also has one of the only “Avondale” food stores that contains an LCBO inside.

Vineland has a multitude of antique stores, such as "Granny’s Boot" and “Vineland Antiques”. Vineland is known for its local fruit markets and florists, particularly "The Watering Can".

Climate[edit]

Vineland's climate is humid continental (Köppen borderline Dfa/Dfb) and can be considered a unique micro-climate due to the influences that Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Jordan Harbour and the Niagara Escarpment have on sheltering the area from harsh weather. The two lakes and harbour have a moderating effecting on the local weather, keeping Vineland cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. The area is known in Canada for its orchards, vineyards, wineries and restaurants that feature local produce and wines. Fruit crops grown in Vineland include cherries, peaches, apples, strawberries and pears. During the summer, the orchards and fields attract many tourists from all over Ontario, particularly Toronto.

Climate data for Vineland Station
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 18.0
(64.4)
18.5
(65.3)
27.0
(80.6)
30.5
(86.9)
34.0
(93.2)
36.0
(96.8)
38.0
(100.4)
37.0
(98.6)
35.0
(95)
30.0
(86)
22.5
(72.5)
21.5
(70.7)
38.0
(100.4)
Average high °C (°F) −0.2
(31.6)
0.9
(33.6)
5.1
(41.2)
12.0
(53.6)
18.9
(66)
24.1
(75.4)
26.8
(80.2)
25.6
(78.1)
21.4
(70.5)
15.0
(59)
8.5
(47.3)
2.7
(36.9)
13.4
(56.1)
Daily mean °C (°F) −3.7
(25.3)
−2.7
(27.1)
1.1
(34)
7.3
(45.1)
13.5
(56.3)
19.0
(66.2)
21.9
(71.4)
21.0
(69.8)
16.9
(62.4)
10.8
(51.4)
5.0
(41)
−0.5
(31.1)
9.2
(48.6)
Average low °C (°F) −7.1
(19.2)
−6.3
(20.7)
−2.9
(26.8)
2.5
(36.5)
8.2
(46.8)
13.8
(56.8)
17.0
(62.6)
16.4
(61.5)
12.5
(54.5)
6.5
(43.7)
1.5
(34.7)
−3.7
(25.3)
4.9
(40.8)
Record low °C (°F) −24.5
(−12.1)
−22.5
(−8.5)
−19.5
(−3.1)
−9
(16)
−2.2
(28)
1.7
(35.1)
6.1
(43)
3.3
(37.9)
0.0
(32)
−6.7
(19.9)
−11.1
(12)
−24.5
(−12.1)
−24.5
(−12.1)
Precipitation mm (inches) 64.3
(2.531)
57.1
(2.248)
64.9
(2.555)
74.0
(2.913)
76.4
(3.008)
81.0
(3.189)
85.1
(3.35)
75.2
(2.961)
83.5
(3.287)
74.1
(2.917)
85.9
(3.382)
70.1
(2.76)
891.6
(35.102)
Rainfall mm (inches) 32.1
(1.264)
33.4
(1.315)
43.5
(1.713)
69.6
(2.74)
75.6
(2.976)
81.0
(3.189)
85.1
(3.35)
75.2
(2.961)
83.5
(3.287)
74.0
(2.913)
79.3
(3.122)
47.2
(1.858)
779.4
(30.685)
Snowfall cm (inches) 32.2
(12.68)
23.7
(9.33)
21.5
(8.46)
4.4
(1.73)
0.8
(0.31)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.1
(0.04)
6.6
(2.6)
22.9
(9.02)
112.2
(44.17)
Avg. precipitation days (≥ 0.2 mm) 16.7 12.5 13.6 14.7 12.9 12.2 11.6 11.2 12.9 12.9 15.5 16.1 162.8
Avg. rainy days (≥ 0.2 mm) 7.1 6.6 9.7 13.8 12.9 12.2 11.6 11.2 12.9 12.9 14.0 9.9 134.8
Avg. snowy days (≥ 0.2 cm) 10.5 7.1 5.2 1.4 0.14 0 0 0 0 0.05 2.3 7.5 34.3
Mean monthly sunshine hours 88.9 97.3 144.8 180.6 229.7 263.9 286.4 246.1 176.6 143.1 83.3 64.2 2,005
Source #1: Environment Canada.[8]
Source #2: Environment Canada.[9]

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Coordinates: 43°9′14″N 79°23′32″W / 43.15389°N 79.39222°W / 43.15389; -79.39222