D'Ont poke the bear wines & craft cider

Locally Sourced grapes & Apples that roar from the bottle


 Andrew von Teichman

Andrew von Teichman

 Allan Jackson   

Allan Jackson


D'Ont Poke the Bear is the passionate result of two people, Andrew and Allan, who produce great VQA Ontario wines and craft cider.  

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...Oh, and put the apostrophe wherever they want! 

By donating $0.25 per bottle of wine and $0.05 per can of craft cider, 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


The Craft cider

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D'Ont Poke the Bear is excited to announce that our new craft cider is about to come out of hibernation and into LCBO stores near you!

Our all natural cider is locally sourced with NO added flavours -- just pure apples!

In fact, our cider has 7 different types of local apples which gives it a smooth & refreshing taste -- perfect for hot summer days!

D'Ont forget that a portion of every can of cider goes back to Friends First, a group raising money for anti-bullying in Canada! 


Friends First


Our mission is to build more connected communities and support the eradication of bullying. We provide young and old with the tools to promote kindness through confidence, empathy, and empowerment. This foundation is a resource for those who seek to end bullying in their communities and in turn, foster a more tolerant and thoughtful world.  


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




Please click on: D'Ont Poke the Bear to contact us and we will do our best to get back to you as soon as we can! 



Canadian bear media


TORONTO STAR, September 30, 2017:


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TORONTO OBSERVER, April 24, 2018:

Wine-making family creates buzz about bullying


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