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


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 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!