Enjoy all that Wine Country Ontario has to offer here in Niagara
Niagara Ontario Canada has become famous for its wines here in Wine Country Ontario. Are you looking for wineries in the Niagara Region? Or a specific winery in Niagara on the Lake, or the Twenty Valley Area? Niagara is gaining international recognition as a ‘must visit’ destination. Come enjoy a beautiful country escape with a bit of food and drink. Twenty-five vineyards dot the landscape just 15 to 20 minutes outside Niagara Falls, Canada. You will find these in the quiet and charming town of Niagara on the Lake.
If you fall in love with our wine, consider planning a Niagara vacation around one of our popular annual Niagara Wine Festivals. The Niagara Wine Festival, which occurs annually in autumn. This includes tours and tastings at Niagara vineyards, concerts, Niagara cuisine, artisan shows, and family entertainment. The Niagara Icewine Festival in January celebrates Ontario’s most famous wine in a winter wonderland setting, and the Niagara New Vintage Festival in summer gives visitors a chance to be the first to try the year’s wines.
No Visit to the heart of Wine Country Ontario would be complete without a proper visit to a few wineries. If we had to maybe choose just a very select few, then our most noteworthy choices would be as follows.
Pillitteri Estates Winery
Visit Pillitteri Estates Winery’s one of a kind barrel cellar not only contains one of the world’s largest concrete tables. It holds a collection of 23 specially commissioned stainless steel chairs. Each that symbolically tell the story of the Pillitteri family.
Riverview Cellars Estates Winery
After more than 20 years of grape growing Riverview Cellars Estates Winery, still remains very much a family effort. Excellent rich soils and the talents of Wine Country Ontario Winemaker Angela Kasimos create award-winning wines year after year.
Angelina’s Reserve Chardonnay among whites, and Bordeaux-style reds, like the triple award-winning Cabernet Franc. Specialized Icewines have enjoyed gold-medal accolades.
Reif Estates Winery
Klaus Reif’s philosophy that “great wines start in the vineyard” is the cornerstone of the quality and integrity of Reif Estate wines. This belief, to produce predominantly estate bottled wines has provided our winemaker Roberto DiDomenico.
Over time a vineyard will express its ‘terroir’, loosely translated as ‘a sense of place’. We believe Reif’s terroir is best expressed by the wines produced in the First Growth Collection.
The Ice House Winery
At The Ice House, their signature wine is called ‘Northern Ice’. Crafted by leaving grapes on the vines well into winter. This allows nature to cultivate the grape’s flavor complexity as it ripens.
The more traditional dessert Icewine, is sweet, with rich fruit tones. And the newer “toasting” Icewine style which was designed for a more balanced, crisp, refreshing mouthfeel. Maybe honour your guests when they enter your home, by raising a small glass of Icewine to “toast the land”.
The Hare Wine Co
The Hare Wine co, fittingly a symbol of fertility and good fortune, offers one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s newest winery experiences, celebrating the region’s historical bounty. Since The Hare Wine Co., you will sense a shift in time to the founding days of this vibrant and abundant agricultural area.
Our winery pays tribute to this legacy by harnessing the best of the farm lands. They create perfectly balanced wines and premium varietal Icewines.
Lundy Manor Wine Cellars
Since Lundy Manor is home to exceptional wines crafted from premium grape varieties. Our wines are cellared at our estate mansion on the historic Lundy’s Lane. Lundy Manor Wine Cellars is A VQA winery, producing 100% Niagara Wines.
On 60 acres of lush garden land and vineyards. Guests are warmly invited to stroll our grounds. Enjoy a wine flight with specialty food pairings in our Edson Taylor Lounge or on one of our two patios.
50 wineries here in Wine Country Ontario, region along the shores of Lake Ontario. Discover the best of the region’s vineyards by following the Wine Country Ontario, Wine Route of Ontario through the countryside by car, bike or a guided tour. Many Wine Country Ontario Niagara wineries have restaurants, where they pair their fine wines with regional cuisine. Make it a romantic getaway or better yet, bring the girlfriends and enjoy a great time away.
If you enjoy wine, and the comfort of great friends or that special loved one, then maybe take a room waiting for you. Be sure to have a look at our very own Niagara Falls Ontario, Hotel Packages and take advantage of the great savings that await you.
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