Jordan, Ontario, is a community located on the eastern edge of the Town of Lincoln, in the Niagara Region. Jordan is bordered by the Twenty Mile Creek and Vineland to the west, Lake Ontario to the north, St. Catharines to the east, and Pelham to the south. Lying roughly 100 km from Toronto and 65 km from Buffalo by road, Jordan is located along a major transportation corridor between Canada and the United States
the Ball’s Falls Conservation Area, which is maintained by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority, and the home of the second-tallest waterfall in the Niagara Region.
Most of the early settlers were German in origin, and were devout practicing Mennonites. These Mennonites (Pennsylvania Dutch) walked north from the United States in 1799, and founded the villages of Jordan and Vineland.
Jordan is in the heart of Ontario‘s wine country and contributes greatly to the wine industry in the Niagara Peninsula. As such, the major industry in Jordan is wine-tasting tourism. Major wineries in Jordan include:
- Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
- Cave Spring Cellars
- Calamus Estate Wines
- Flat Rock Cellars
- Red Stone Winery