D'Ont poke the bear wines

Locally Sourced grapes that roar from the bottle


Andrew von Teichman

Andrew von Teichman

Allan Jackson  

Allan Jackson


D'Ont Poke the Bear came to be through the passion of two people to create great Ontario wine and stick up for one another (who puts the apostrophe's where they want).

Andrew and Allan were both bullied as children and have now created D'Ont Poke the Bear to celebrate those that fight back and put their friends first.  By donating $1 per bottle, they will set out to make this happen.  

Polite until provoked...don't poke the bear.

Share your stories about putting #friendsfirst and support one another -- #dontpokebears



Friends First


We are a resource for those who wish to help spread the message of connectedness amongst friends, families and their community to build a more kind and thoughtful world.  Our mission is to provide young and old with the tools to create kindness through confidence, empathy, empowerment & anti-bullying initiatives.


Check out www.friendsfirst.ca to learn more about this awesome initiative! 




Please do not hesitate to contact us at D'Ont Poke the Bear, we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can!