Since 1939, Sherwood Inn has developed a reputation as Muskoka’s premier dining destination. Boasting an impressive wine list and a fresh, locally-sourced menu prepared with care, Vintages Dining Room at Sherwood Inn delivers an unparalleled culinary experience. Our extensive wine cellar has won multiple Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence, and many of our ingredients are sourced directly from our on-site gardens. Enjoy a meticulously prepared meal overlooking stunning Lake Joseph, courtesy of our Executive Chef, José Caneira.

Born and raised in Porto, Portugal, Sherwood Inn’s Executive Chef, José Caneira has perfected his craft all over the world: From Thailand to Quebec to Toronto. Having trained alongside Michelin Chefs, Caneira is inspired by the natural qualities of fresh, local ingredients, using them as the foundation for the exceptional menus he creates. A Red Seal Certified Chef, José has a keen ability to deliver a consistently high standard of culinary output, even when accommodating stringent dietary restrictions. His unique touch has quickly elevated Sherwood Inn’s most popular Muskoka dishes to new heights.

“You’re only as good as the last plate that went out,” says Caneira. “I take a lot of pride in my work, and I’m passionate about what I create.”



We are justifiably proud of our wine cellar that boasts more than 2,000 bottles. For seven consecutive years, we have won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for our wine list, which features in excess of 200 exquisite selections. We specialize in vintages from Australia, California, Italy and the Bordeaux region of France.

For a special treat, enjoy an intimate private party in our Cellar Dining Room, adjacent to the wine cellar. (Up to 14 people, reservation required. Private dining charges apply). Our chef and food and beverage team excel at planning, preparing and serving customized multiple-course food and wine pairings.

It is the perfect choice for Muskoka fine dining and team building for executive teams, dinner for your key employees or a great social venue for a private gathering with your closest friends or family.

Sample Wine List

For bookings and more information, please contact Christina VanKempen at

*Requires a minimum spend of $1000 in food and beverage (pre tax & administration fee) or a $500 private dining fee, plus food and beverage.