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Given the latest phasing for easing the restrictions in Ontario, we are happy to announce that we will be opening our tasting patio & picnic sites as of June 17th. For more information see note below.

FREE DELIVERY OF WINE to Ottawa and boundary areas
If you would like to buy wine, send an email to tom@jabulani.ca with your case lot order (12 bottles, mixed or not). We need an email address, a delivery address and phone number on your message. The order will be entered into our system and the order info will be emailed back to you so that you can complete your payment.

All paid orders will be safely packed and delivered to your door step. If you would like less than 12, you can arrange a parking lot pick up.

Note: delivery areas will be  City of Ottawa West from the Rideau everyday except Thursdays (including downtown, Glebe, Westboro, Hindenburg, Nepean, Richmond, Ashton, Munster, Kanata, Stittsville, Barrhaven, Riverside South, AltaVista,  Kemptville, Manotick, Carp, Carleton Place, North Gower and Almonte).

Thursdays, we will deliver to Ottawa East of the Rideau - Vanier, Overbrook, Gloucester, St. Laurent, Innes, Blackburn Hamlet, Orleans, Navan, Cumberland and Rockland.
If you do not see your area in these lists, please give us a call and we can see if it is possible to add your area.

You can also contact tom@jabulani.ca for curb side pickup or home delivery.


Please book your PICNIC or TASTING TABLE using this link (starting June 17, 2021):

Please use this guide for the link or schedule.

Book your PICNIC or PATIO TABLE by using the link or this schedule:



PICNIC reservations will be taken for catered charcuterie, cider & wine on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays as follows:

  • Reservation times will be 11:00am to 12:30pm, 1:00pm to 2:30pm, 3:00pm to 4:30pm

  • You can book either for a group of up to 4 people or up to 6 people per site

  • Guests will be conveyed to their selected location via tractor drawn wagon ride.

  • 3 areas will be available for PICNIC bookings (these locations are at least 200 meters apart):

  • - Orchard
    - Pond
    - Winery Patio

  • A PICNIC booking will last for 1½ hours leaving time for our team to sanitize the site / table / seats ready for the next reservation.

  • Each site will have its own designated toilet and sanitizer station.

  • Each table surface will be covered by a disposable table cloth which will be replaced before each reservation.

  • The picnic will consist of a platter with a selection of Jabulani cheeses, bread, crackers, pepperoni, smoked sausage, kielbasa, biltong, and dried fruits. Also included are a 1L bottle of cider, a 750ml bottle of wine (your choice of either white - Frontenac Blanc or Blanco Seco; red - MCM or Marquette Chete Barrel Select), juice boxes for children and elegant plastic wine glasses (guests may bring their own glasses). Guests may purchase more wine if desired. The package is priced at $115 plus HST for up to 4 people and $138 plus HST for up to 6 people.

  • Guests are requested to be respectful of their reserved time slot so that adequate time to prepare for the next guests can be made.

  • If your time slot is threatened by rain or bad winds, the picnic will be held on the veranda or in the Crush Pad and will be suitably distanced (15 feet or more) from each other.

    You must wear your masks, when entering the store or washrooms. Please only one group at a time, in the retail store.

    TASTING TABLE reservations will be taken for 1 hour tasting sessions of 6 selected wines (chosen by our resident sommelier). Each reservation is for up to 6 people and the total cost is $40/table

    Cheese platters will be available for purchase. Reservation times will be as follows:

    11:00am to 12:00pm, 12:30pm to 1:30pm, 2:00pm to 3:00pm, 3:30pm to 4:30pm

    Jabulani is a Zulu word meaning happiness or rejoice and so this is the place of happiness. It was what Tom said he was feeling as we walked the property before buying it in 2006. When we bought it, it was just a fallow field – nothing on it – but we fell in love with it all the same. Tom had been making wine since he was a teenager back in Africa and we knew we would always be making wine, just never dreamed it would be from our own grapes! Tom has used methods that he learned while visiting the wine regions of the Cape Province of South Africa near to where his grandfather lived. This seems to have given our wines a unique flavour that is favoured by our customers and wine judges alike. To date we have fifteen international awards and five Canadian championship awards, including a Double Gold for our Marquette Chete 2015, and intend on continuing to enter competitions to prove that Canadians can make world class wines.

    We started planting vines in the spring of 2007 and our first harvest was in 2010. Jabulani opened its doors in 2011. It was a small venue at that time – a tasting patio with five barrels as tables and the store was run out of the bottom portion of our home.

    Today we have eight different varieties of cold climate vines numbering just over 11,000 on 11 acres of the farm. We have expanded the winery to include a separate building from our home and it is there that we not only make our award winning wines but where we also host events such as weddings. There are three favourite locations on our farm where couples have chosen to have their ceremonies; by the pond behind our home, within the old orchard and the most popular has been in our crush pad. The winery can accommodate events of up to 180 people indoors and 100 people outside at our tasting patio.

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