In 1873 George Barnes, Andrew Skinner, James Skinner, John Young Reid, Charles Robert Murray, George Magan, Thomas Barnes and Robert Duncan applied for, and received a charter for a commercial winery which would be called The Ontario Grape Growing and Wine Manufacturing Company Limited. It opened in 1894 and became known as Barnes Wines Limited. In 1973 the company completed a merger with Reckitt and Coleman (Canada) Limited. The winery operated until 1988 and was located on the banks of the old Welland Canal in St. Catharines, Ontario. The company produced a complete line of table wines, dessert wines, sherries, ports, and both crackling and sparkling wines.

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Recent Submissions

  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 92 

    Unknown author (1982-04-06)
    The By-Law reads "being a by-law increasing the number of directors of the Corporation be it enacted and it is hereby enacted as a special by-law of Barnes Wines, Limited (hereinafter called the "Corporation") as follows: ...
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 91 

    Unknown author (1975-09-11)
    The summary states "a by-law respecting the borrowing of money, the issuing of securities and the securing of liabilities of Barnes Wines, Limited".
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 90 

    Unknown author (1975-09-11)
    The By-Law summary states it is "a by-law relating generally to the transaction of the business and affairs of Barnes Wines, Limited". The sub headings of the bill are as follows: Head Office, Corporate Seal, Meetings ...
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 89 

    Unknown author (1975-09-11)
    The summary of the law states "A special By-Law decreasing the number of directors of the Corporation".
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 93 

    Unknown author (1982-04-06)
    The By-Law beings "being a by-law authorizing borrowing and pledging by the Company".
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 87 

    Unknown author (1974-01-07)
    The By-Law reads: "Being a By-Law to fix the remunerations and expense allowances of a director. Be it a and it is hereby enacted as a By-Law of the Company as follows: By-Law No. 87 that By-Law No. 82 be and it is ...
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 86 

    Unknown author (1974-04-18)
    The By-Law reads: "Being a By-Law to repeal By-Law No. 79 as amended by By-Law No. 81 Be it and it is hereby enacted as a By-Law of the Company as follows: By Law No. 86 By-Law No. 79 as amended by y-Law No. 81, providing ...
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 85 

    Unknown author (1974-01-07)
    The By-Law is titled "Being a By-Law authorizing borrowing and giving security".
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 83 

    Unknown author (1971-11-04)
    The By-Law is titled "Respecting the borrowing of money by the Corporation".
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 78 

    Unknown author (1952-02-04)
    The summary of the By-Law reads: "A By-Law to authorize the setting aside of certain monies annually out of the net profits of the Company before payment of dominion and provincial income taxes and provincial corporation ...
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 77 

    Unknown author (1950-11-21)
    The summary of the By-Law reads: "A By-Law to authorize an application for supplementary letters patent to alter the authorized capital by reducing the same in respect of the preference shares, cancelled and retired, and ...
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 76 

    Unknown author (1949-02-07)
    The summary of the By-Law reads: "A By-Law to provide for participation in profits of Barnes Wines, Limited for the fiscal year 1949, by employees of the Company."
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 74 

    Unknown author (1948-06-15)
    The summary of the By-Law reads: "A By-Law to provide for participation in profits by employees of the company."
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-law No. 73 

    Unknown author (1948-03-12)
    The By-Law summary reads: "A By-Law to authorize payments to certain employees in lieu of benefits provided for other employees under a retirement plan."
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 72 

    Unknown author (1948-03-12)
    The By-Law reads: "Whereas it is deemed expedient to vary the manner of the payment of dividends to Shareholders of the Company and consequently necessary to repeal By-Law No. 64 of the Company. Now therefore be it enacted ...
  • Barnes Wines, Limited By-Law No. 71 

    Unknown author (1947-11-17)
    The summary of the bill reads: "A By-Law authorizing an application for supplementary letters patent re-classifying and increasing the capital of the company."
  • By-Law No. 56 

    Evans, John (1934-02-05)
    The by-law reads: "Be it enacted as a By-Law of the Ontario Grape Growing & Wine Manufacturing Company Limited that the Directors be and they are hereby authorized to make application to the lieutenant-Governor of the ...
  • By-Law No. 21 

    Unknown author (1901-09-02)
    A by-law that reads in part, "Be it therefore enacted by the Ontario Grape Growing & Wines Manufacturing Company Limited, that the said George Plunkett Magann is hereby directed and required to convey premises, namely all ...
  • By-Law no. 12 

    Reid, John G. (1880-05-05)
    A by-law begins: "It was then moved by R.S. Kinner and Seconded by George Barnes that by Law No. 12 be read. Whereas by Identure bearing date thirteenth day of August A.D. 1873 made between one George Barnes of the first ...
  • Change of Name, 1988 

    Ministry of Consumer and Commercial Relations (1988-10-31)
    A document with an article of amendment to change the present name of Barnes Wines, Limited to 3273 Ontario Limited.

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