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World Class Wines Right at Your Doorstep Welcome to Ontario’s Wine Country. Magnificent landscapes, extraordinary wines and exciting adventures await – right in your own backyard. Plan your visit today! Book your unique wine experience and forge your own path on a bold taste journey to experience new flavours, uncover award-winning cool climate style wines and indulge in spectacular culinary offerings. Discover for yourself what makes this place so special and our VQA wines world class.

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Appellations 4 Our Signature Varieties 6 VQA Ontario Wine Story 8 VQA Manifesto 10 Sparkling, Rosé... and Orange! 12 Wine Tasting 101 14 Winemaking 101 16 Icewine 18 Sustainability / Trending 20 Plan Your Adventure Prince Edward County 22 30 Lake Erie North Shore Emerging Regions 38 52 Niagara Escarpment & Area Niagara-on-the-Lake & Area 72 87 Stay, Dine & Play 92 FAQ 93 Index

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Our Appellations at a Glance Located between 41° and 44° North, Ontario’s Wine Country is situated in the heart of the world’s fine wine zone. Stretching across 17,000 acres (6,900 hectares), our vineyards are made up of complex limestone-based soils created by glaciers thousands of years ago. Ontario’s appellations, geographically defined wine areas, benefit directly from their proximity to three of the five Great Lakes of North America, the largest freshwater system in the world. This unique combination of latitude, lakes and limestone is the foundation on which Ontario is making globally acclaimed wines.

Lake Erie North Shore Sunny days & Cool breezes • Ontario’s southernmost region benefits from warm temperatures and a long growing season • The increased sunshine and the warm, shallow waters of Lake Erie afford excellent ripening conditions for more full-bodied wines • This appellation includes Ontario’s newest sub-appellation, known as the South Islands, which includes well-known Pelee Island

Prince Edward County Lake winds & Stony soils • Lake-effect temperatures, a limestone base and stony soil create concentrated fruit with a uniquely crisp minerality • Ontario’s northernmost region is a virtual island at the eastern end of Lake Ontario with more than 800 kilometres of shoreline, including renowned Sandbanks Provincial Park

Niagara Peninsula Diverse glacial soils & Lakeside vineyards • Ontario’s oldest wine region draws its cool climate character from winds off the Escarpment and Lake Ontario • These complex soils are perfect for a wide range of grapes This region has 10 sub-appellations and 2 regional appellations: Lincoln Lakeshore, Vinemount Ridge, Creek Shores Beamsville Bench, Twenty Mile Bench, Short Hills Bench (when grouped together form a regional appellation called the Niagara Escarpment) Niagara Lakeshore, Four Mile Creek, St. David’s Bench, Niagara River (when grouped together form a regional appellation called Niagara-on-the-Lake)


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Origin, Quality, Authenticity More than just a stamp on a bottle, VQA Ontario sets standards to maintain the integrity of authenticity for locally grown Ontario wine – that’s proudly 100% from here. At VQA, they’re appellation obsessed.

Origin To help you understand the unique characteristics of Ontario wines, every VQA wine label shows where the grapes are grown – just look for the appellation name between the VQA letters on the label.

Quality VQA enforces winemaking standards and label integrity through a rigorous certification program that you can trust. When you see VQA on the bottle, you’ll know that it’s passed intensive testing to ensure the highest of wine standards.

Authenticity Every VQA wine is crafted from 100% Ontario-grown grapes, so you can feel confident and proud that it’s an authentic local wine.


Our Signature Varieties Ontario produces most of the international varieties that you know and love – but every region has its favourites. Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Gamay Noir each bring Ontario’s unique wine story to life by reflecting the place it is grown. Ontario also produces stunning examples of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

CHARDONNAY

Ontario’s cool climate produces world class Chardonnay, bar none. • Flavours: Apple, pear & peach • Unoaked styles are fresh; oaked styles are richer; sparkling wine made with Chardonnay is classic

RIESLING

Quintessentially fresh, crisp & aromatic, Riesling is considered to be one of the world’s greatest white wines. • Flavours: Citrus, peach & green apple • Ontario has a wide range of styles from dry to off-dry to sweet

PINOT NOIR Ontario Pinot Noir is sheer elegance and this noble grape expresses the different terroir of Ontario perfectly. • Flavours: Cherry, raspberry & earthiness • Light to medium-bodied & food-friendly

CABERNET FRANC The aristocratic parent of Cabernet Sauvignon is the soul of Ontario’s reds. • Flavours: Raspberry, chocolate & spice • Medium to full-bodied, bright acidity & silky tannins

GAMAY NOIR Fruity, floral & earthy, Gamay has been described as the “next big thing” in Ontario. • Flavours: Cherry, blackberry & violet • Bright acidity, easy drinking & flavourful winecountryontario.ca VQA | 2021/22 Travel Guide

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Ontario’s Exceptional Wines O n t h e Cu t t i n g Edge o f Co o l! “Refreshing, mineral-driven, site-specific wine.” – Ian D’Agata, Acclaimed Author and Wine Critic

The Epitome of Cool Climate Place is everything when it comes to wine. It’s where the sun, the rain, the air and the soil all meet – one special and unique place, like nowhere else on Earth. Cool climates are said to produce the most elegant and exciting wines in the world. Our place is Ontario, and it is the epitome of cool climate.

Latitude: Poised for Perfection! 41O to 44O North

While you might think Ontario is too far north for growing grapes, Ontario’s wine regions actually share the same latitude with other well-known wine regions including Tuscany and Oregon. Ontario’s angle to the sun allows us to soak up every drop of sunshine needed to ripen classic grape varieties. Ontario’s grape-growing season compares to top internationally recognized wine regions. 110 Days + Fluctuations in Daily Temperature = Perfect Balance + Delicious Fruit Expression

GROWTH CYCLE

Bloom (June 10-18) to harvest (October–November) matches other wine regions of the world, with 100 to 112 days.


Lakes: The Great Ones!

O n t a r i o’s M a g n i f i ce n t M o d e ra to rs Lakes Ontario, Erie and Huron – part of the largest freshwater system in the world – shape Ontario’s wine regions and play a major role in moderating the extremes of our continental climate. These lakes create the perfect cool climate conditions, giving our wines elegance, structure, food friendliness and good aging potential. • Cool lake air in the spring protects from early bud break and protects against spring frost • Air flow during the growing season moderates hot summer days, maintaining freshness and acidity • Warm lake air in the fall extends the growing season, providing perfect ripening conditions  E

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If there were to be a “most famous” soil type for producing fine wine, it would probably be limestone. Ontario’s soils in the Great Lakes basin vary from sand to clay to rock, with a high concentration of limestone from an ancient seabed that was exposed to over one million years of glacial activity. Ontario is one of the few wine regions in the world that is founded on limestone, similar to Burgundy and Champagne. Limestone nutrients and minerality produce a special lift and elegance in our wine.

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Sparkling – Bubbles on the Rise! Celebrate the everyday by popping open a bottle of VQA sparkling! Ontario’s cool climate and limestone soils produce some of the world’s best sparkling wines. Ontario VQA bubbly is incredibly versatile, so it’s easy to match with any cuisine.

TRADITIONAL METHOD • One of the most celebrated methods of sparkling wine production • Secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle > delicate bubbles, bright acidity • Aged on the lees (dead yeast cells) > bread-like or fine brioche aromas • Aged in the bottle > complexity and depth

KEY FLAVOURS Citrus Brioche Mineral

CHARMAT/CUVE CLOSE METHOD • Produces sparkling wines that are fresh, vibrant and fruit forward • Secondary fermentation takes place in large steel tanks • CO2 is produced from this reaction and released into the tank > crisp bubbles before the wines are bottled

TRENDY EFFERVESCENTS • Often called Pét-Nat or Méthode Ancestrale

KEY FLAVOURS Peach Strawberry Citrus

• Bubbles usually have light and fizzy mouthfeel • Sometimes cloudy as unfiltered is typical • Usually lower in alcohol and sweeter due to naturally unfermented sugars

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Rosé – Think Pink Fun, trendy and versatile – Ontario VQA Rosé is hot. Try refreshing summer sippers, something soft and lush, or discover the serious side of Rosé with crisp and structured styles – Ontario has it all. Rosé every day? Why not?   • The pink hue comes from the short maceration (a.k.a. skin contact) before the grapes are pressed • Common varieties used are: Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot • Delicious to drink on its own and a great match with many foods

KEY FLAVOURS Strawberry Rose petal Citrus

... and Orange! • Skin Fermented white wines, or orange wines, are a bold and exciting wine style COMMON VARIETIES Gewürztraminer Vidal Riesling Chardonnay

• Made from white or pink grape varieties fermented on the grape skins for a minimum of 10 days • Orange wines have more tannin, in comparison to white wine, and often feature herbal notes and tea-like characteristics

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WINE AROMAS CAN BE Fruity (berry, apple, citrus) Floral (violet, orange flower) Herbal/Vegetal (cut grass, bell pepper) Spicy (liquorice, black pepper) Smoky/Woody (smoke, coffee, vanilla) Sweet (caramel, honey) And many, many more…

WINE FLAVOURS ARE INFLUENCED BY Sweetness Residual sugars from the grapes balance with acidity to build flavour. Acidity Another element natural to the grape that creates tartness and brightness. Tannin The astringency or “chewiness” of some wines that gives them structure. It can come both from grape skins and oak barrels.


W i n e Ta s t i n g 1 0 1 Before you bring home the best of Wine Country, you’ll want to taste first. Every winery experience is unique – casual to formal, private tastings to group settings – so contact the wineries directly to book your personal tasting experience as many require reservations. To get the most out of any tasting experience remember these 4 simple tips:

See, Swirl, Smell, Swish See the Colour

Hold your glass up to the light and take note of the colour. This gives you a hint about the grape variety – and indicates the age of the wine or vintage.

Swirl the Glass

Gently swirl the wine and watch how it coats the glass. A more viscous wine is said to have “legs” – more alcohol and body.

Smell the “Nose” of the Wine

Get in there! Start with soft sniffs and then stick your whole nose in the glass to take it all in. Think about the aromas you smell, from berries to spice to smoke.

Swish the Wine Around Your Mouth Don’t be dainty. Let the wine contact every part of your tongue. Describe the experience. Sweet or dry? Light or full bodied? Do you taste the aromas you smelled? Remember: spitting is not considered rude, which is why most wineries have spittoons lined up at the bar. Keep in mind: tasting is subjective, so there’s no “wrong” answers. The more time you take tasting, the more you learn which regions and grapes you like better. And it’s a lot of fun along the way.

BUY DIRECT Why not enjoy the taste of VQA at home? Order online with direct to home shipping. Explore WINE CLUB offerings – a great way to enjoy VQA Ontario wines on a regular basis.

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Winemaking 101 Winemaking is an art – a delicious masterpiece in a bottle. Ontario VQA winemakers and vintners bring their passion and dedication to every bottle they craft. Visit your favourite winery and book a tour today to see first-hand the transformation from grapes to wine.

Journey of a Table Wine Starts Here Harvesting/Picking When the grapes are at optimal ripeness they are picked, often by hand, in order to choose the best clusters for the wine.

Sorting/Crushing Harvested grapes are then sorted to remove any leaves or damaged berries and then gently crushed to break the skins of the grapes.

Fermentation The fermentation process begins when yeast becomes active and starts to consume the natural sugars in the grape juice, and starts to convert them into alcohol. Depending on the wine style, this process may or may not include contact with grape skins.

Pressing Red Wines: After fermentation is complete and the desired colour and flavours are achieved the wine is gently pressed to remove the skins, seeds and pulp. White Wines: Immediately after the de-stemming/ crushing step the juice is gently pressed to remove the skins, seeds and pulp.


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Bottling The wine is transferred into glass bottles, labelled and ready to enjoy!

Fining/Filtering The wine is sometimes fined and filtered to remove any unwanted particles. Some winemakers choose to skip this step resulting in cloudier and oftentimes more “rustic”-style wines.

Aging

Some wines are aged in oak barrels to develop more complex and balanced flavours, others are aged in stainless steel tanks. This step will depend on the grapes used and how the winemaker wants the wine to taste. Aging can last from a couple of months to many years.

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Icewine – Truly Canadian Luscious and luxurious, Ontario VQA Icewine has highly concentrated and pure flavours made from grapes that have been left to freeze naturally on the vine. Ontario’s ideal climatic conditions set the stage for producing some of the finest Icewine in the world.

• The naturally dehydrated and frozen grapes are typically harvested between December & February • It must be -8°C or colder for both picking and pressing of Icewine grapes • The remaining juice is incredibly concentrated, sweet and rich which is then fermented to make Icewine

Ontario produces over 95% of Canada’s Icewine • Vidal, Riesling and Cabernet Franc are the most common varieties • Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay are produced in small quantities • Ontario has been producing Icewine every year for over 35 years

You need 10 Icewine grapes to make 1 ml of VQA Icewine – compared to approximately 1 grape per 1 ml for table wines


Icewine – Liquid Gold Icewine is best served well chilled at 10-12°C. The ideal serving size is 1.5 oz per person. Icewine is not just a dessert wine! This liquid gold is perfect on its own, paired with your favourite meal or even in a variety of cocktails.

Cocktails & Pairings Enjoy VQA Icewine in your favourite cocktail. For delicious recipes like an Icewine Martini, Icewine Bellini or Berry Frosty visit winecountryontario.ca/icewine.

Ontario VQA Icewine has a firm backbone of acidity that supports complex and rich flavours. It’s a perfect complement for delicate or intensely flavoured foods – think savoury, spicy and sweet flavours. SAVOURY Salty foods enhance Icewine’s fruity flavours, while the sweetness of the wine softens the sharp saltiness of the dish. SPICY Classic yin/yang! The cool, fruity sweetness of VQA Icewine takes the heat out of the dish, and maintains the flavours of the spices. SWEET Dessert wine with dessert! Be sure that the Icewine is sweeter than the dessert to allow both the wine and the dish to shine.

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Sustainability VQA wines are 100% grown and crafted in Ontario and are always the more sustainable wine choice for Ontarians.

Why look any further than your own backyard? Choosing sustainable wines will not only benefit the environment, but also the economy and the community.

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Buying Ontario VQA wine crafted close to home reduces your carbon footprint

The purchase of each bottle of VQA Ontario wine generates $98.20 of economic impact for the Ontario economy

Ontario’s wine industry generates over 18,000 jobs in culture, agriculture, hospitality and tourism

Sustainable Winemaking Ontario Certified • Wineries are 3rd party audited annually to ensure they are adhering to specific environmentally sustainable practices • All certified wineries must produce VQA wines and be leaders in social responsibility in their communities • Seven wineries that also have vineyard certifications are identified below *

Currently 12 wineries are Sustainable Winemaking Ontario Certified: Cave Spring Vineyard *

Pelee Island Winery *

Flat Rock Cellars *

Southbrook Organic Vineyards *

Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery

Strewn Winery

Malivoire Wine Company *

Vineland Estate Winery

Château des Charmes * Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery

Reif Estate Winery

Stratus Vineyards *

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) • A  n additional sustainable certification that is one of the most widely used green building rating systems • Promotes global adoption of green building and development practices • Ontario is home to the world’s first LEED-certified winery


Trending The world of winemaking is ever-changing and evolving. Here are a few terms you may have seen or heard but may not know what they mean. Have a question about a wine or wine style? Don’t be shy – ask one of our Wine Country Ontario ambassadors.

ORGANIC • Certified Organic uses 100% of grapes grown without chemical pesticides, herbicides or synthetic fertilizers • Compost, compost teas, green manure and cover crops are often used as fertilizer

BIODYNAMIC • Generally certified through Demeter Farm Standard • The guiding principle is that the farm is a living organism • Self-contained, self-sustaining, following the cycles of nature

VEGAN • Uses only vegetable-based alternatives (no animal products) for winemaking processes • Most wines are vegan-friendly but check with the winery • Several Ontario wineries are VegeCert certified

GLUTEN-FREE WINES • Most wines are gluten free, but check with the winery to confirm • Gluten can be used in the fining process, but this is rare

NATURAL WINES • “Natural” has no legally defined meaning or official certification or government regulations • Applies to wines made with the loose concept of “nothing added, nothing taken away”

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Plan Your Adventure Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and replace it with views of rolling vistas of the quiet countryside. The fresh country air, charming villages and breathtaking views will leave you recharged, refreshed and inspired. There is so much more than VQA wine in our little slice of paradise! Explore innovative cuisine from first-class chefs or lose yourself in an active adventure, cultural excursion or the solace of a relaxing rural retreat any season of the year.


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PLAN YOUR DAY

Do a little research before you arrive. Use the maps in this Guide or visit winecountryontario.ca to plan a route, and be sure to contact the wineries you plan to visit prior to arriving. Many of the wineries require reservations for tastings and enhanced experiences.

TASTE RESPONSIBLY

Wine is a beautiful thing but it is still alcohol – choose a designated driver or arrange for a hired car. You also don’t have to swallow every drop. Use the spittoons in the tasting room to dispose of any unwanted wine. Finally, make sure to taste some of the delicious food available en route so you are not tasting on an empty stomach.

PRESERVE YOUR PALATE

Ontario winemakers are passionate about their craft and they enjoy sharing the fruits of their labour, so don’t hesitate to ask questions about what you are tasting. By its very nature wine is meant to generate conversation so don’t be shy!

BE CURIOUS

Wine tasting is an adventure and with over 140 wineries in this Guide, there is no better place to sample, learn and discover all there is to know about wine. Don’t be shy, our wine ambassadors love to talk wine! Just be sure to bring home your favourites – some of these wines are in short supply.

LOVE IT? BUY IT

Most of the wineries are small independent businesses so the wines you taste here may not be available at your local liquor or grocery store. Take this opportunity to purchase on-site directly from the producer. You can also inquire about delivery and wine club services to enjoy Ontario VQA wines regularly right on your doorstep.

There is so much to discover in VQA Ontario Wine Country For more information visit us online at winecountryontario.ca

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Prince Edward County


The Coolest Getaway

The blissful sandy beaches, idyllic countryside and hip culinary scene make “The County” one of the coolest wine regions out there. The region’s cool temperatures and classic limestonebased soils give winemakers a unique environment to craft wines that clearly demonstrate a sense of place. Look out over the serene acres of vineyards and enjoy inspired cuisine and distinctive wines that are the epitome of cool climate winemaking.

“Chardonnays from Prince Edward County are like Chablis discovering a long-lost cousin that washed up on the shores of Lake Ontario.” — Matt Kramer, Internationally Acclaimed Author and Wine Critic

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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY About two hours from Toronto on the north shore of Lake Ontario, this peninsula sits on a foundation of porous limestone that gives its grapes a distinctive minerality and bright acidity.

Lacey Estates Winery Redtail Vineyards Closson Chase

Harwood Estate Vineyard Traynor Family Vineyard Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard

Keint-he Winery Sandbanks Estate Winery Trail Estate Winery

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Amanda’s Vineyards 419 County Road 25, Picton, ON, K0K 2T0 Black Prince Winery 13370 Loyalist Parkway, Picton K0K 2T0 Broken Stone Winery 524 Closson Road, Hillier K0K 2J0 Casa-Dea Estates Winery 1186 Greer Road, Wellington K0K 3L0 Closson Chase 629 Closson Road, Hillier K0K 2J0 Grange of Prince Edward Vineyard & Winery 990 Closson Road, Hillier K0K 2J0 Harwood Estate Vineyards 18908 Loyalist Parkway, Hillier K0K 2J0 Huff Estates Winery 2274 County Road 1, Bloomfield K0K 1G0 Karlo Estates Winery 561 Danforth Road, Wellington K0K 3L0 Keint-he Winery and Vineyards 49 Hubbs Creek Road, Wellington K0K 3L0 Lacey Estates Winery 804 Closson Road, Hillier K0K 2J0 Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard 1152 Greer Road, Wellington K0K 3L0 Redtail Vineyards 422 Partridge Hollow Road, Consecon K0K 1T0 Rosehall Run 1243 Greer Road, Wellington K0K 3L0 Sandbanks Estate Winery 17598 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington K0K 3L0 Sugarbush Vineyards 1286 Wilson Road, Hillier K0K 2J0 Three Dog Winery 1920 Fish Lake Road, Picton K0K 1W0 Trail Estate Winery 416 Benway Road, Hillier K0K 2J0 Traynor Family Vineyard 1774 Danforth Road, Hillier K0K 2J0 Waupoos Estates Winery 3016 County Road 8, Picton K0K 2T0

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AMANDA’S VINEYARDS

BLACK PRINCE WINERY

Amanda’s Vineyards is a family-owned winery, just 5 minutes away from Lake On The Mountain. Its founder named the winery after his daughter and invites you to sample its carefully crafted wines, which are the expression of the terroir of the region and his passion for wine. Visit the tasting room and enjoy a walk in the beautiful surroundings. Guest rooms available in the century old Micheal’s county home.

One of the first County wineries, Black Prince’s elegant tasting centre offers a large selection of wines right in Picton. The 50-acre estate, with plantings of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, features a barrel maker and vinegar cellar in a restored 19th century barn, a cooperage suitable for special events, a Make-Your-Own-Wine facility and a Gourmet Wood-Fired Pizza Bistro, offering wine by the glass or bottle and local beers and ciders.

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419 County Road 25 Picton K0K 2T0 514-295-4545 mihaig29@yahoo.ca

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13370 Loyalist Parkway Picton K0K 2T0 613-476-4888 1-866-470-WINE (9463) blackprincewinery.com or canadianvinegarcellars.com info@blackprincewinery.com

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BROKEN STONE WINERY

CASA-DEA ESTATES WINERY

Nestled amongst the vines at the end of a picturesque country lane, this boutique winery crafts limited quantities of delicious VQA wines, specializing in Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Winemaker Tim Kuepfer’s philosophy is that the greatest wines are made in the vineyard. Familyowned by Tim and Micheline Kuepfer, this winery, with its lovely atmosphere, provides a memorable wine tasting experience.

This picturesque property was the first winery on Greer Road and is now one of the largest wineries in the County. The 65-acre vineyard is planted to Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc. Our winemaker is focused on making VQA wines from 100% County grapes. Enjoy Italian cuisine at La Pergola in the summer. There are also banquet facilities for your dream wedding, including outdoor ceremonies.

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524 Closson Road Hillier K0K 2J0 343-600-3993 info@brokenstone.ca brokenstonewinery.com

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Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Daily 11 am – 5 pm Winter Weekends and by appointment

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GRANGE OF PRINCE EDWARD VINEYARD & WINERY

CLOSSON CHASE For over 20 years, Closson Chase has been producing award-winning, internationally acclaimed Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from their 35-acre estate. Equally known for their exceptional Burgundian style wines and stunning property, Closson Chase is truly a destination in itself. Visit the winery and enjoy a tasting or glass of wine in the gorgeous garden or visit the website to find other happenings!

Caroline Granger, with her daughter Maggie, listen well to the land and produce wines that are as unique as the Granger Girls themselves. Made from estate-grown fruit in small lots there are many distinct styles to try. Stay at the Grange for our picnic baskets, which are filled with local cheese, charcuterie and other tasty local treats. Or book a tour where you can visit our vineyards and historic barrel cellar and learn what makes the Grange so special.

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629 Closson Road Hillier K0K 2J0 613-399-1418/343-261-6465 info@clossonchase.com clossonchase.com clossonchasevineyards

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990 Closson Road Hillier K0K 2J0 613-399-1048 hello@grangeofprinceedward.com grangeofprinceedward.com grangewinery

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HUFF ESTATES WINERY

Harwood Estate is an entry point to the limestone-laced Hillier region. 100% solar-powered, Harwood grows the County’s most popular varieties such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris along with their flagship Windward White and Admirals Blend from the winemaking care of Karlee Moore. Enjoy wine by the glass in their new tasting room, complete with patio, and enjoy gorgeous vistas of the estate vineyard. Or enjoy a tasting in the barrel cellar or vineyard “Pods”. The winery is wheelchair, bicycle and RV friendly and offers an electric vehicle charging station.

In Prince Edward County there’s an exceptional winery destination: Huff Estates – winery, inn and art gallery. Sample superb Huff Estates wines in the tasting room. Have lunch overlooking the vineyard, then discover contemporary Canadian art in Oeno Gallery. One more day? Stay at the luxurious Inn at Huff Estates. Huff Estates: Uncork. Unwind. Unmatched.

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18908 Loyalist Parkway Hillier K0K 2J0 1-855-ONT-WINE (668-9463) info@harwood.co harwood.co harwoodestatevineyards HarwoodEstateVineyards

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Daily 11 am – 6 pm

Summer Daily 10 am – 7 pm Spring & Fall Daily 10 am – 6 pm Winter Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Other days by appointment

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KEINT-HE WINERY AND VINEYARDS

KARLO ESTATES WINERY Karlo Estates offers a welcoming atmosphere in their 1805 post and beam barn. Enjoy gold medal wines and the first certified vegan wine in the world from winemaker Derek Barnett. Twice named “Top Ten Cutting Edge Wines of the World”, “Best of the Best of Ontario” & “Top Ten Best Ontario Wines of the Year” lists. Walk the vineyard to visit their dry-stone bridge. The wine lounge is also equipped with ultraviolet, virus killing ventilation for a safe tasting experience. Enjoy wine by the glass, plant-based cheese/charcuterie and live music.

Keint-he is a boutique winery with a focus on varietals that are typically grown in Burgundy, specifically, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Centrally located in Prince Edward County’s wine region, Keint-he produces domestic wines that exhibit European minerality and acidity. The result is award-winning, terroir-based wines that reflect our standard for quality and the character of the region in which they were produced.

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561 Danforth Road Wellington K0K 3L0 613-399-3000 info@karloestates.com karloestates.com karloestateswinery

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May 1 – October 31 Sunday – Thursday 12 pm – 7 pm Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 9 pm November 1 – April 30 Sunday – Thursday 12 pm – 5 pm Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 9 pm Or by appointment

Winter: November 1 – March 15 Friday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Summer: March 16 – October 31 Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am – 6 pm All other times by appointment

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49 Hubbs Creek Road Wellington K0K 3L0 613-399-5308 info@keint-he.ca keint-he.ca

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NORMAN HARDIE WINERY & VINEYARD

LACEY ESTATES WINERY The Lacey family purchased the property in 1982 and dug into the Hillier clay-loam soils of their property on the Closson Road in 2003 to plant what would become 12 acres. They made their first wines in 2007. The focus is on hand-crafted, small-production wines from their estate vines. Winemaker Kimball Lacey is sinking his County roots deeper every year while Liz Lacey runs the well-appointed tasting room and retail store.

Norm Hardie apprenticed for 6 years under top producers in Burgundy, South Africa, Oregon, New Zealand and California before putting roots down in PEC. His wines can now be found in top wine boutiques and restaurants in Europe, Tokyo, New York and Singapore. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, PEI oysters and smoked trout on his covered outdoor patio April through November.

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804 Closson Road Hillier K0K 2J0 613-399-2598 info@laceyestates.com laceyestates.com laceyestates

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Monday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

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1152 Greer Road Wellington K0K 3L0 613-399-5297 info@normanhardie.com normanhardie.com normanhardiewinery

May – October 10 am – 6 pm November – April 11 am – 5 pm Restaurant 11 am – 6 pm with days subject to seasonal change normanhardiewinery

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REDTAIL VINEYARDS

ROSEHALL RUN

Re-opened in 2018 under new ownership, Redtail Vineyards has recently replanted its original 5-acre estate winery and added over 20 acres of new plantings. The outdoor tasting room is set amongst the sprawling vineyard where the focus is on producing quality Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Gamay and Pinot Gris using low intervention methods.

Founded in 2001 by grape grower and Winemaker Dan Sullivan, Rosehall Run has been at the forefront of Prince Edward County winemaking. Dan is critically acclaimed for his consistent, elegant, approachable Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and sparkling wines as well as his innovations with unique varietals. Taste pure County wines as you stroll through the vineyard, relax on our deck or enjoy a picnic sourced from our local farmers, producers and growers.

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422 Partridge Hollow Road Consecon K0K 1T0 613-965-0893 info@redtailvineyards.com redtailvineyards.com

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May – October 10 am – 5 pm Check website for winter hours

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1243 Greer Road Wellington K0K 3L0 613-399-1183 1-888-399-1183 wine@rosehallrun.com rosehallrun.com rosehall_run

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SANDBANKS ESTATE WINERY

SUGARBUSH VINEYARDS

Located along the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario, Sandbanks Winery provides an experience like no other. Crafting their award-winning wines for over 18 years has earned them a loyal following for their full-bodied reds (Baco Noir) and crisp whites (Riesling). Renowned for their welcoming and fun atmosphere, outdoor tasting bars and picnic area, specialized tours and tastings, lively events and winery exclusive wines, Sandbanks is the perfect destination for your Wine Country visit.

Rob and Sally Peck welcome you to visit their small, family-owned vineyard and winery – the “garagiste” winery of Prince Edward County. Sugarbush Vineyards specializes in small-lot artisanal wines made from estate-grown grapes (Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Viognier, Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir and Cabernet Franc). Picnic area and light lunches are available in July and August and snowshoe trails are available in the winter.

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17598 Loyalist Parkway Wellington K0K 3L0 613-399-1839 wine@sandbankswinery.com sandbankswinery.com sandbankswinery

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May – October Daily 11 am – 6 pm Complimentary vineyard tours daily at 11 am, 12 pm and 2 pm November – April Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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1286 Wilson Road Hillier K0K 2J0 613-399-9000 info@sugarbushvineyards.ca sugarbushvineyards.ca sugarbushwines

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Summer Daily 10:30 am – 5:30 pm Winter Friday – Sunday 11 am – 4:30 pm

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THREE DOG WINERY At Three Dog Winery they strive to become a gathering place for the community where you not only want to enjoy a glass of wine, but break bread with friends. On weekends enjoy live music and wood-fired pizza on the best patio in the County. Their wines are award-winning, affordable and easy drinking. Four-legged friends are always welcome!

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1920 Fish Lake Road Picton K0K 1W0 613-403-4323 wine@threedogwine.com threedogwine.com

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Summer Daily 10 am – 6 pm Winter Saturday & Sunday only 11 am – 4 pm

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TRAIL ESTATE WINERY

TRAYNOR FAMILY VINEYARD

Winemaker Mackenzie Brisbois was named one of Ontario’s Top 5 Winemakers to Watch by Toronto Life Magazine. Trail produces terroir-driven, low-intervention wines and lets each vintage tell its own story. Mackenzie utilizes natural winemaking techniques (i.e., wild ferments, no filtration and no/minimal sulphurs) to craft Pét-Nat sparklings, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, skin-fermented Whites (Orange wines) with depth and character. Visit their warm, modern tasting space for their latest releases!

Owner and winemaker Mike Traynor invites you to visit our cozy little wine shop to sample our portfolio of low-intervention, raw and natural wines. Delightful Pét-Nats, a lively Piquette, Orange wines and Vermouth are the highlights of a truly unique tasting experience.

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416 Benway Road Hillier K0K 2J0 647-233-8599 info@trailestate.com trailestate.com trailestatewine

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May – October Daily 12 pm – 5 pm April, November, December Wednesday – Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm February & March Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 5 pm

1774 Danforth Road Hillier K0K 2J0 1-877-403-4224 retail@traynorvineyard.com traynorvineyard.com traynorvineyard

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WAUPOOS ESTATES WINERY Come and discover a wide selection of award-winning wines made by Amy Baldwin from the oldest winery in Prince Edward County. The winery features boutique shopping with chocolate and gelato, a petting zoo and the fine dining experience of the full-service restaurant overlooking the beautiful Prince Edward Bay. Accommodation available in our 1900 Century Farm House.

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3016 County Road 8 Picton K0K 2T0 613-476-8338 info@waupooswinery.com waupooswinery.com waupoosestateswinery

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May – December 10:30 am – 6 pm January – April Thursday – Monday ll am – 4 pm Tours May – September 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm Restaurant Summer Daily 11 am – 9 pm

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Lake Erie North Shore


Ontario’s Southern Belle

Situated on Canada’s southernmost point, this region, with its ample sunshine and cooling lake breezes, makes ideal conditions for one epic wine region. The long growing season paired with the most heat units in all of Ontario create wines with the perfect balance of ripe fruit and bright acidity. The beautiful beaches, historic laid-back towns and outdoor adventures round out a southern getaway like no other.

“Winemakers in Ontario have become serious bubbleheads. They’re actively auditioning and adapting quality-oriented production methods, both new and old, to create a diverse assortment of sparkling wines.” — Chris Waters, The Globe and Mail

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LAKE ERIE NORTH SHORE Lake Erie North Shore is Ontario’s southernmost appellation, just a few hours from the GTA and Hamilton and only minutes from Windsor and the U.S. border.

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CREW – Colchester Ridge Estate Winery & Gallery 108 County Road 50 East, Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-9800 Colio Estate Wines 1 Colio Drive, Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-2241 Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards 1425 Iler Road, Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-4295 Dancing Swallows Vineyard 8704 Howard Avenue, RR5 Amherstburg N9V 0C8 519-563-7697 Mastronardi Estate Winery 1193 Road 3 East, Kingsville N9Y 2E5 519-733-9463 Muscedere Vineyards 7457 County Road 18, Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-1145 North 42 Degrees Estate 130 County Road 50 East, Colchester N0R 1G0 519-738-6111


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Oxley Estate Winery 533 County Road 50 East, Harrow N0R 1G0 Paglione Estate Winery 724 County Road 50 East, Harrow N0R 1G0 Pelee Island Winery 455 Seacliff Drive, Kingsville N9Y 2K5 Pelee Island Winery Pavilion 20 East West Road, Pelee Island N0R 1M0 Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery 7258 County Road 50 West, Harrow N0R 1G0 Viewpointe Estate Winery 151 County Road 50 East, Harrow N0R 1G0 Vivace Estate Winery 5141 Concession Road 5 N, Amherstburg N9V 0C8 winecountryontario.ca

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COLIO ESTATE WINES

This family-owned winery is located along the shores of Lake Erie. Visit the newly expanded tasting room, gallery and kitchen to experience the commitment to quality put into each bottle of craft VQA wine. Enjoy lunch on the covered patio while you take in a view of the vineyards, browse the international and local art collections and shop for specialty artisan Canadian cheeses & specialty foods. A feast for all of the senses!

Established in 1980, Colio Estate Wines is one of Ontario’s first wineries. Located in Canada’s warmest wine-growing region near the sunny shores of Lake Erie, Colio was founded by three Italian bricklayers with a dream of creating a world-class winery. Today, every wine is crafted with the patience, determination and spirit of their founders. We invite you to enjoy the exquisite wines and charming hospitality of this award-winning winery.

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Daily 11 am – 6 pm Winter 11 am – 5 pm

108 County Road 50 East Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-9800 info@colchesterridge.com colchesterridge.com

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1 Colio Drive Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-2241 1-800-265-1322 cheers@coliowinery.com coliowinery.com

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May 1 – December 24 Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm Friday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm December 27 – April 30 Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

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DANCING SWALLOWS VINEYARD

Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards welcomes you to world-class wines, expertly crafted cuisine, and a naturalist’s haven. Explore the tasting room, experience a delicious meal at The Vines Restaurant, or sit on the patio relaxing and enjoying the vineyards, wildlife, and majestic sunsets while enjoying a glass of wine.

A little something different; that’s what we strive for at Dancing Swallows. Outside-only tasting area in our gardens, sheltered under 100-year-old maple trees. Adventuresome winemaking that takes each year’s vintage as a canvas for a different wine. A relaxed tasting atmosphere that lets you discover our wines at your leisure. Come find something different with us.

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1425 Iler Road Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-4295 info@coopershawkvineyards.com coopershawkvineyards.com coopershawkvineyard

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Daily 11 am – 7 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am – 8 pm Restaurant open year-round Reservations recommended – Open Table reservations available Visit website for off-season hours

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May – October Friday 4 pm – 8 pm Saturday 11 am – 6 pm Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm Remainder of the year online ordering and curbside pickup, or as weather permits

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8704 Howard Avenue, RR5 Amherstburg N9V 0C8 519-563-7697 info@dancing-swallows.com dancing-swallows.com

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MUSCEDERE VINEYARDS

Mastronardi Estate Winery is nestled in the heart of Essex County wine region. Father and son Winemakers Tony and Jared Mastronardi create award-winning VQA wines to please every palate. Explore the unique European-style tasting room, open 7 days a week, where knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect wine for any occasion. The 100-acre Mastronardi Estate Winery is home to Vino Vista – a premier event centre that hosts events and weddings up to 500 guests all year round.

Muscedere Vineyards is a family-owned and -operated winery. The 13-acre vineyard is hand-harvested each year to create premium, small-lot, hand-crafted wines. They treat each variety, in each vintage, with the utmost care and attention to ensure true varietal character in every bottle. They specialize in the production of premium reds, including Cabernet Sauvignon. Their outdoor space offers a dog-friendly environment, situated next to the Chrysler Canada Greenway trail. From May to October, join them on their outdoor patio for wood-fired pizza and enjoy a glass of their hand-crafted wine.

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1193 Road 3 East Kingsville N9Y 2E5 519-733-9463 1-800-320-5040 info@mastronardiwines.com mastronardiwines.com mastronardi_winery

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Daily 11 am – 5 pm Closed Mondays January – March

7457 County Road 18 Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-1145 info@muscederevineyards.com muscederevineyards .com muscederevineyards

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NORTH 42 DEGREES ESTATE

OXLEY ESTATE WINERY

Purveyors of good times and fine wines. Wine flows deep within the ancestral roots of these 3rd generation farmers. The family has been producing a delicious selection of wines since 2011 and invites you to experience their southern hospitality, the mouthwatering creations of their culinary team and the 360 degree views of their vineyard, lavender farm and lake while sipping on a glass of wine made with love.

Oxley has become known for its warm hospitality, charm and beauty. Winemaker Murray Wilson produces small-lot wines that pair deliciously with our menu. Wine tastings are available, surrounded by our beautiful gardens and patios. Sample a lovely Pinot Noir, a lush Auxerrois, or a crisp Riesling, amongst other varietals. The winery is a great place to experience wine and food from Windsor Essex!

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130 County Road 50 East Colchester N0R 1G0 519-738-6111 info@north42degrees.com north42degrees.com north42wines

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Daily 12 pm – 8 pm Saturday & Sunday 12 pm – 9 pm

533 County Road 50 East Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-3264 info@oxleyestatewinery.com oxleyestatewinery.com oxleyestatewinery

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Daily 11 am – 5 pm Extended restaurant hours in the seasonal months Reservations are recommended

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PAGLIONE ESTATE WINERY

PELEE ISLAND WINERY

Paglione Estate Winery offers guests a unique experience, infused with Italian charm, in a warm, family atmosphere. Enjoy their old-world style of winemaking with their famous wood-fired pizza or traditional sharing plates, inspired by timeless family recipes. Complete your visit with a handmade gelato while relaxing on their sunny Mediterranean patio.

Founded in 1979, Pelee Island Winery has more than 700 acres planted on Pelee Island, making it the most southern vineyard in Canada. Winemakers Martin Janz and Tim Charisse oversee a large portfolio of fruit-forward wines that offer exceptional diversity, quality and value. The mainland winery is equipped with a gift boutique, large tasting room and meeting and banquet facilities. Sign up for our newsletter via our website to stay up to date on operations and exclusive offers.

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724 County Road 50 East Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-0597 info@paglioneestatewinery.com paglioneestatewinery.com paglioneestatewinery

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Spring & Summer Thursday 12 pm – 8 pm Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 9 pm Fall & Winter Visit website for hours Restaurant open year-round – reservations recommended

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455 Seacliff Drive Kingsville N9Y 2K5 519-733-6551 1-800-597-3533 inquiries@peleeisland.com peleeisland.com

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PELEE ISLAND PAVILION

SPRUCEWOOD SHORES ESTATE WINERY

Pelee Island is home to our 700+ acre farm in Canada’s warmest grape growing region with a winemaking history dating back more than 150 years. Our Winery Pavilion encourages you to reset yourself to island time on the relaxing grounds surrounded by vineyards and the shores of Lake Erie, enjoying treats from our Deli Hut that pair perfectly with the chill vibe. Sign up for our newsletter via our website to stay up to date on operations and exclusive offers.

The Mitchell family warmly welcomes you to visit their stunning retail centre year-round. The estate is located on a picturesque property surrounded by ponds, 25-year-old vineyards, gardens and a sandy beach on Lake Erie. Pick up a delicious picnic basket (May – October) and soak in the setting with a glass of 100% Ontario, small batch wine. Taste a variety of styles from Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon & Franc, Pinot Noir, and Riesling wines. A complete offering for the dry or sweet wine drinker.

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20 East West Road Pelee Island N0R 1G0 519-724-2469 1-800-597-3533 pavilion@peleeisland.com peleeisland.com peleewinery

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May – October Daily 10 am – 4 pm Extended summer and weekend hours Tours May – October 12 pm & 2 pm Additional tours in summer and on weekends

7258 County Road 50 West Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-9253 info@sprucewoodshores.com sprucewoodshores.com

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VIEWPOINTE ESTATE WINERY Sitting on the shores of Lake Erie, Viewpointe boasts one of the great panoramic views of Ontario. Enjoy lunch and a wine tasting under the patio pavilion before taking a stroll across the lakeside lawn. They are crafting world-class wines from three estate vineyards, so be sure to try Cabernet Franc and our signature Auxerrois.

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151 County Road 50 East Harrow N0R 1G0 1-866-372-VIEW (8439) 519-738-0690 info@viewpointewinery.com viewpointewinery.com viewpointe.winery

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VIVACE ESTATE WINERY Named for a classical music term meaning “lively”. Vivace Estate Winery invites you to experience wine-tasting in its casual elegant wine-tasting room. They bring the love of wine and a passion for grape growing, with a focus on quality production. Vivace is located at the western gateway to Southwestern Ontario’s premier wine country. A short scenic drive along the Detroit River south of Windsor.

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5141 Concession Road 5N Amherstburg N9V 0C8 519-997-2576 info@vivaceestatewinery.com vivaceestatewinery.com vivace.estate.winery

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May – October 11 am – 6 pm November – April 11 am – 5 pm

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Emerging Regions


Bold New Boundaries

Pushing boundaries with cool climate wines, the trailblazers in the Emerging Regions are on the leading edge of winemaking. Venture out just beyond Toronto or go further abroad to experience the buzz for yourself at these up-and-coming wineries. Ottawa • Close to Toronto • Norfolk Georgian Bay • Huron Shores

“Ontario wines: a ‘middle-earth’ position between Old and New Worlds.” — Andrew Jefford, Decanter

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EMERGING REGIONS Be the first among friends to venture into these up-and-coming regions that are staking new claims in Ontario’s Wine Country. Whatever direction tempts you, enjoy a diverse array of tastes, topographies and experiences. OTTAWA

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REGION B / Close to Toronto 2. Adamo Estate Winery 793366 3rd Line EHS, Mono L9W 5X7 3. Gallucci Winery 13204 Ninth Line, Stouffville L4A 7X3 4. Holland Marsh Wineries 18270 Keele Street, Newmarket L3Y 4V9 5. Magnotta Winery 271 Chrislea Road, Vaughan L4L 8N6 6. Willow Springs Winery 5572 Bethesda Road, Stouffville L4A 3A2 7. Windrush Estate Winery 3100 Concession Road 3 Adjala, RR 1, Palgrave L0N 1P0

519-942-3969 905-640-0909 905-775-4924 905-738-9463 905-642-9463 905-729-0060

REGION C / Norfolk 8. Burning Kiln Winery 1709 Front Road, RR 2, St. Williams N0E 1P0 9. Smoke&Gamble – Frisky Beaver 455 Radical Road, Port Dover N3Y 4K2 10. Front Road Cellars 1195 Front Road, St. Williams NOE 1P0 11. Hounds of Erie Winery 377 7th Concession Road ENR, Clear Creek, ON N0E 1C0

519-586-9858 519-900-3034 519-586-2256 519-420-9097

REGION D / Georgian Bay 12. Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery 599448 2nd Concession North RR 1, Annan N0H 1B0 13. Georgian Hills Vineyards 496350 Grey Road 2, Blue Mountain N0H 1J0 14. The Roost Wine Co. 415763 10th Line, Blue Mountain N0H 1J0

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REGION E / Huron Shores 15. Alton Farms Estate Winery 5547 Aberarder Line, Plympton-Wyoming N0N 1J5 519-899-2479 16. Cornerfield Wine Co. 74444 Bluewater Highway. Bayfield N0M 1G0 519-955-2723 17. Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc. 70665 B Line, Grand Bend N0M 1T0 519-238-5000 18. Maelstrom Winery 78925 Sanctuary Line, Huron East N0K 1W0 519-233-9463 19. Schatz Winery by Hessenland Inn 72981 Bluewater Hwy., Zurich N0G 2T0 519-236-7707 or 1-866-543-7736


OTTAWA Be the first among friends to venture into these up-and-coming regions that are staking new A claims in Ontario’s Wine Country. Even better, assemble a group and invite them along. Whatever direction tempts you, enjoy a diverse array of tastes, topographies and experiences.

Venture up towards the Nation’s capital for the newest Emerging Region. The grey limestone of the Ottawa Formation provides the foundation for top-quality, cool-climate wines that are turning heads North. Santé!

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KIN VINEYARDS Situated on 47 pristine acres in the heart of the Ottawa Valley, KIN Vineyards has established itself as a premium family estate winery with a truly agrarian sensibility and belief in sustainable viticulture. Stop by the most northerly Ontario Chardonnay and Pinot Noir vineyard for tastings and light snacks among the vines. Come for the wine, stay for the sunsets.

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2225 Craig’s Side Road Carp K0A 1L0 613-519-1621 info@kinvineyards.com kinvineyards.com

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April – October Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 8 pm November – December Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm Winter – by appointment

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A short jaunt for Torontonians and a delicious destination for visitors from afar, the region north of the city offers a selection of wineries sure to impress. For those looking to stock up on the way to cottage country, these wineries offer convenient options.


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793366 3rd Line Mono L9W 5X7 519-942-3969 info@adamoestate.com adamoestate.com adamoestatewinery

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GALLUCCI WINERY

Adamo Estate Winery is a small-batch boutique winery just 45 minutes north of the GTA, focusing on organic and biodynamic practices to produce award-winning terroir-driven wines. The winery offers a beautiful retail space, tasting bar, patio, and event and meeting spaces overlooking the vines, tanks or the cellar, along with great getaway packages available through their sister property, Hockley Valley Resort.

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Monday – Thursday 12 pm – 6:30 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am – 9 pm Sunday 11 am – 7 pm Hours change seasonally. Please book a reservation through Open Table. Tours by appointment only

Situated just 30 minutes north of downtown Toronto is a little slice of Tuscany in Stouffville. A family-owned and -operated business, Gallucci Winery offers full-bodied reds, easy-drinking whites and delightful Icewine. Just off of the tasting room is a tranquil outdoor terrace with picturesque views providing an oasis for wine seekers.

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13204 Ninth Line Stouffville L4A 7X3 905-640-0909 annemariepiro@gallucciwinery.com gallucciwinery.com

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Wednesday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm Saturday – Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

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HOLLAND MARSH WINERIES

MAGNOTTA WINERY

Nestled in Canada’s premier historical farming community known as the Holland Marsh, the Nersisyan family strives to harmoniously infuse the tradition of Old-World winemaking with some New-World flair. The unique soil composition and bowl-shaped micro-climate gives the estate-grown grapes an unparalleled distinction from that of any other region in Ontario. Holland Marsh Wineries is renowned for its award-winning wines and venue spaces, enhanced tours and tastings as well as supporting all things local.

Now commemorating its 30th anniversary. An architectural triumph, Magnotta’s flagship winery boasts an opulent retail store and wine boutique, two tasting bars and an extensive collection of original art including works by the Canadian Group of Seven, which have inspired the winery’s label designs. One of Canada’s largest producers of Icewine, Magnotta is renowned for its Sparkling Ice™, the world’s first sparkling Icewine, and VQA wines made by Peter Rotar.

LOCATION

18270 Keele Street Newmarket L3Y 4V9 905-775-4924 info@hmwineries.ca hmwineries.ca hollandmarshwineries

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Summer: Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 am – 7 pm Sunday 9:30 am – 6 pm Winter: Tuesday – Saturday 9:30 am – 6 pm Sunday 9:30 am – 5 pm

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271 Chrislea Road Vaughan L4L 8N6 905-738-9463 1-800-461-9463 events@magnotta.com magnotta.com magnottawinery

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Monday – Friday 9 am – 9 pm Saturday 8:30 am – 6 pm Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Daily 2 pm tours Large groups by reservation

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WILLOW SPRINGS WINERY

WINDRUSH ESTATE WINERY

Willow Springs Winery was established by the Testa family, and has been recognized as a pioneer of the Italian style of wine production. Willow Springs Winery was the first winery with a vineyard in York Region to receive VQA Ontario Certification and the first to produce VQA wines on the Oak Ridges Moraine. They are well known for their variety of whites and reds, and their nationally and internationally awarded Icewines.

Inspired by travel, the chateau at Windrush shares amazing views, art and wine to rival the world. “We had a farm in Hockley where grapes grew wild. Its sandy soil and breezes across the bench fanned heat from the valley below and pleaded to be the perfect vineyard”. With top-quality Niagara bench grapes, winemakers Jonathan Boyle and Jim Warren create great VQA wines.

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5572 Bethesda Road Stouffville L4A 3A2 905-642-9463 info@willowspringswinery.ca willowspringswinery.ca willowspringswinery

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Monday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

willowspringswinery

3100 Concession Road 3 Adjala, RR 1 (between Loretto and Hockley) Palgrave L0N 1P0 905-729-0060

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Wednesday – Sunday 12 pm to 4 pm Call for reservations

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Smoke&Gamble – Frisky Beaver

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Front Road Cellars

Hounds of Erie Winery 7TH CONCESSION

Nearby Niagara and the North Shore of Lake Erie may dominate the conversation, but it’s the whispers about Norfolk that should perk up your ears. Set midway between the bustle of these neighbouring wine regions, this area continues to build a budding wine scene. Cruise along the broad expanses of fertile farmland and save some time to wander in the popular beach town of Port Dover. Be sure to toast your flair with fresh new finds.


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BURNING KILN WINERY Rooted in the agricultural significance of Norfolk County, Burning Kiln offers a vision of this emerging VQA region’s bright future. The picturesque winery is a repurposed tobacco pack barn overlooking Long Point Bay on Lake Erie, close to some of the best vacation areas and beaches. Offering award-winning wines, outstanding seasonal fare, and an array of events, it’s a can’t-miss stop on every wine lover’s list.

Smoke&Gamble – Frisky Beaver is located in Port Dover, home to sandy beaches, beautiful scenery, unique shops, great restaurants and charming B&Bs. As their guests, you’ll be greeted by friendly and knowledgeable hosts who will introduce you to their delicious wines and beautiful winery, all surrounded by captivating country life.

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1709 Front Road St. Williams N0E 1P0 519-586-9858 info@burningkilnwinery.ca burningkilnwinery.ca

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Monday – Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm Please check website for extended seasonal and holiday hours

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Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 8 pm Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Winter Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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455 Radical Road Port Dover N3Y 4K2 519-900-3034 info@dover13.com friskybeaver.ca smokeandgamble.ca

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FRONT ROAD CELLARS

HOUNDS OF ERIE WINERY

Crafting the unexpected in Norfolk County! Each sip of their wines and hard ciders are meant to be savoured – wine is more than what is in the bottle, it’s about the experience it creates. Join them for a tasting on the patio or shop for the perfect wine to serve tonight with dinner. Open year round.

Sip, stay and enjoy the delicious, memorable wines and hard ciders at this dog friendly, family owned boutique winery while you experience a slow, easy pace of life. Nestled next to the Long Point Biosphere Reserve and Ontario’s most prestigious beach, you are invited to visit this environmentally friendly winery and all it has to offer. Virtual and in-person onsite self-guided tours available.

LOCATION

LOCATION

1195 Front Road St. Williams NOE 1P0 519-586-2256 info@bluberryhill.ca blueberryhill.ca frontroadcellars

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Open year round Summer Monday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm Friday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

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377 7th Concession Road ENR April 1 – December 24 Clear Creek N0E 1C0 Saturday & Sundays 519-420-9097 11:00 am – 5:00 pm melissavaughan@houndsoferiewinery.com houndsoferiewinery.com houndsoferiewinery

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The Roost Wine Co. Prepare for spectacular views and sensational tastes nestled here among the lush, rolling hills that overlook Georgian Bay. As this region continues to welcome a steady flow of urbanites looking for a permanent retreat, take the opportunity now to experience what is sure to become a flourishing wine scene. Stay at your leisure or venture a little further north to enjoy a refreshing encounter with the bay, either on the southern beaches, up the Bruce Peninsula or along the rugged beauty of the eastern shoreline.

COFFIN RIDGE BOUTIQUE WINERY

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GEORGIAN HILLS VINEYARDS

Situated in Grey County, Coffin Ridge is a revelation for wine explorers. The modern tasting room opens to an elevated deck overlooking Georgian Bay and the pictureseque vineyard. Carefully researched winter-hardy varieties flourish here, with hybrids like L’Acadie Blanc and Marquette, crafted by Steve Byfield and gaining critical acclaim. Visit the winery to try their Riesling Bone Dry or Back From the Dead Red blend VQA wines.

Nestled in the picturesque Beaver Valley overlooking Georgian Bay, Georgian Hills Vineyards focuses on growing cold-hardy grape varieties that flourish within the moderating “lake effect” of Nottawasaga Bay. We create unique wines such as Notty Bay that are distinct, elegant, cool-climate wines. Ky Tynan, Georgian Hills winemaker, working together with Thomas Bachelder, also creates Niagara grown, single vineyard, vinifera wines.

LOCATION

LOCATION

599448 2nd Concession North Annan N0H 1B0 519-371-9565 info@coffinridge.ca coffinridge.ca coffinridge

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May – October Monday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm Sunday 11 am – 5 pm January – April Wednesday – Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm Tours by appointment

496350 Grey Road 2 Blue Mountain N0H 1J0 519-599-2255 info@georgianhillsvineyards.ca georgianhillsvineyards.ca georgianhills

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Daily 11 am – 5 pm Tastings and Tours by reservation Please see website


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THE ROOST WINE COMPANY The growing appeal of the Blue Mountain region for wine lovers added The Roost to its list in 2017. Boasting spectacular views from the hilltop and featuring a 19th century barn as its tasting room, this newer winery specializes in colder climate wine varietals such as L’Acadie, Marquette and Frontenac Blanc. Snack on cheese and charcuterie patio-side while enjoying your preferred sampling of the winery’s emerging portfolio.

LOCATION

415763 10th Line Blue Mountain N0H 1J0 519-599-6269 info@theroostwineco.ca roostwinery.ca theroostwineco

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May – October Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm Reservations highly recommended via website

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The Emerging Wine Region along the coast of Lake Huron encompasses both Huron County, known as “Ontario’s West Coast”, and Lambton County. It is home to a number of new wineries, with the promise of more to come. The stunning beaches, cultural activities, culinary adventures, and more provide an exciting new wine destination that is sure to please. Go squeeze some sand between your toes, savour lingering sunsets and toast the good fortune of fresh adventure.


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ALTON FARMS ESTATE WINERY The pioneer winery in the Huron Shores wine region, Alton Farms Estate Winery was established in 2005 on a 90-acre property, with a 7-acre vineyard. They hand-craft all of their wines using sustainable practices in the vineyard and in the cellar to produce premium wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Marechal Foch and more. Abundant wildlife, nature trails and nearby sandy beaches along the shores of Lake Huron provide a beautiful setting for wine tastings, tours and special events.

LOCATION

5547 Aberarder Line Plympton-Wyoming N0N 1J5 519-899-2479 info@altonfarmsestatewinery.com altonfarmsestatewinery.com altonfarmsestatewinery

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June – September Wednesday – Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm October – December Friday – Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm January – May Check website or by appointment

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DARK HORSE ESTATE WINERY INC.

CORNERFIELD WINE CO. Family Owned. Expertly Crafted Wine. With a family farm as part of the history of Cornerfield Wine Co. we believe the experience we have to offer is unique, with a blend of family life and expert winemaking. Nestled in the heart of Huron County, we’ve created a beautiful winery amongst one of the best scenic wine growing environments that nature has to offer.

Near the beaches of Grand Bend on Lake Huron, and located in the rural essence of Huron County, is Ontario’s newest wine region. Dark Horse Estate Winery features a 31,000-sq.-ft. facility with state-of-the-art winemaking technology, exceptional vineyards, patio, VIP reception area and full-service meeting/banquet space. Winemaker Marc Pistor specializes in producing rich, flavourful and fruit-driven wines from Ontario’s classic red and white varietals.

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LOCATION

74444 Bluewater Highway Bayfield N0M 1G0 519-955-2723 info@cornerfieldwineco.com cornerfieldwineco.com cornerfieldwine

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Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm Winter Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm

Discover Huron County’s first winery. Maelstrom first took root in 2009, and now their 9-acre estate vineyard includes Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Baco Noir and other varietals. Taste the difference artisanal winemaking and unique terroir bring. Visit today for a tour or stop by for a tasting and see what Huron County wine truly has to offer.

78925 Sanctuary Line Huron East N0K 1W0 519-233-9463 catherine@maelstromwinery.ca maelstromwinery.ca

June – September Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm Friday – Sunday 11 am – 9 pm October – May Please check website

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MAELSTROM WINERY

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70665 B Line Grand Bend N0M 1T0 519-238-5000 info@darkhorseestatewinery.com darkhorseestatewinery.com

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May – September Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm Friday – Saturday 11 am – 10 pm October – April Daily 11 am – 6 pm

Schatz is Hessenland Inn’s “darling” winery, nestled in the Huron Shores between Bayfield and Grand Bend. Huron County’s rich agricultural traditions alongside the history of the Ihrig family and the area’s unique “blue clay meets Lake Huron breeze” microclimate tell the story beneath the soil. Schatz’s family of wines offer a distinctly Huron & Regionally inspired palate infused with heritage and innovation.

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72981 Bluewater Hwy Please check website Zurich N0G 2T0 519-236-7707 or 1-866-543-7736 hessen@hessenland.com hessenland.com

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Niagara Escarpment & Area


Small-town Charm

Nestled between the majestic Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario is a thriving wine region referred to by locals as “The Bench”. This hidden gem has a rich history and is home to some of the most esteemed vineyards in the Niagara region. A short drive up the Escarpment delivers spectacular views that won’t disappoint.

Ontario Chardonnay? “I love the concept of flavour without weight, in fact maximum flavour with minimum weight. It’s almost like you’re tasting something very metaphysical.” — Karen MacNeil, The Wine Bible

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NIAGARA ESCARPMENT & AREA Niagara Escarpment and Area is tucked between Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, just a short drive south of the GTA. It includes the regional appellation of Niagara Escarpment, which contains the sub-appellations of Beamsville Bench, Twenty Mile Bench and Short Hills Bench and the surrounding area includes the sub-appellations of Lincoln Lakeshore, Vinemount Ridge and Creek Shores.

Thirty Bench Wine Makers Ridge Road Estate Winery Ridge Road Estate Winery

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Angels Gate Winery

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The Organized Crime Winery Commisso Estate Winery

Winery Information

London Born Wine Company

Wine Route

London Born Wine Company

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13th Street Winery 1776 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines L2R 6P9 16 Mile Cellar 3555 Eleventh Street, Jordan L2R 6P7 2027 Cellars 3100 Glen Road, Jordan L0R 1S0 (located at Calamus Estate Winery) Alvento Winery 3048 2nd Avenue, Vineland Station L0R 2E0 Angels Gate Winery 4260 Mountainview Road, Beamsville L0R 1B2 Back 10 Cellars 4101 King Street, Beamsville L0R 1B1 Cave Spring – Winery 3836 Main Street, Jordan L0R 1S0 Cave Spring – Vineyard 4043 Cave Spring Rd., Beamsville L0R 1B1 Calamus Estate Winery 3100 Glen Road, Jordan (Lincoln) L0R 1S0 Cloudsley Cellars 3795 Victoria Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 Commisso Estate Winery 564 Kemp Road East, Beamsville L0R 1B2 Cornerstone Estate Winery 4390 Tufford Road, Beamsville L0R 1B1 Creekside Estate Winery 2170 Fourth Avenue, Jordan L0R 1S0 Di Profio Estate Wines 4055 Nineteenth Street, Jordan L0R 1S0 Domaine Queylus 3651 Sixteen Road, St. Anns L0R 1Y0 Featherstone Estate Winery 3678 Victoria Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 Flat Rock Cellars 2727 Seventh Avenue, Jordan L0R 1S0 Foreign Affair Winery (The) 4890 Victoria Avenue North, Vineland Station L0R 2E0 Good Earth Vineyard & Winery (The) 4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville L0R 1B3 GreenLane Estate Winery 3751 King Street, Vineland L0R 2C0 Harbour Estates Winery 4362 Jordan Road, Jordan Station L0R 1S0 Henry of Pelham Family Estate 1469 Pelham Road, St. Catharines L2R 6P7 Hernder Estate Wines 1607 Eighth Avenue Louth, St. Catharines L2R 6P7 Hernder on 4th 1179 Fourth Ave. St. Catharines L2R 6P9 Hidden Bench Estate Winery 4152 Locust Lane, Beamsville L0R 1B0 Honsberger Estate Winery 4060 Jordan Road, Jordan Station L0R 1S0

905-984-8463 905-562-5225 905-562-5050 905-562-1212 905-563-3942 905-562-3365 905-562-3581 905-563-9393 905-562-9303 905-562-8877 289-205-1821 905-563-6758 905-562-0035 905-562-7080 905-562-7474 905-562-1949 905-562-8994 905-562-9898 905-563-6333 905-562-7207 905-562-6279 905-641-6970 905-684-3300 905-682-0080 905-563-8700 905-562-4339

NIAGARA PENINSULA


LAKE ONTARIO Malivoire Wine Company Cornerstone Estate Winery Malivoire Wine Company Rennie Estate at Malivoire Cornerstone Estate Winery

Estate at Malivoire Royal Rennie DeMaria Wines Royal DeMaria Wines Foreign Affair Winery Alvento Winery Alvento Winery Cave Spring – Winery

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Cave Spring – Vineyard

13th Street Winery Winery King’s Court Estate

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Hernder Estate Wines Featherstone Estate Winery

Featherstone Estate Winery Cloudsley Cellars

Cloudsley s Cellar Estate Winery Calamus Calamus Estate Winery 2027 Cellars

27. Kacaba Vineyards & Winery 3550 King Street, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-5625 28. Kew Vineyards Estate Winery 4696 King Street, Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-1539 29. King’s Court Estate Winery 2083 Seventh St. Louth, St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-687-8965 30. Leaning Post Wines 1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek L8E 5K9 905-643-9795 31. Legends Estates Winery 4888 Ontario Street North, Beamsville L0R 1B3 905-563-6500 32. London Born Wine Company 3749 Walker Road, Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-7256 33. Magnotta Winery 4701 Ontario Street, Beamsville L0R 1B4 905-563-5313 34. Malivoire Wine Company 4260 King Street East, Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-9253 35. Megalomaniac Wines 3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-5155 36. Mountain Road Wine Company 4016 Mountain Street, Beamsville L0R 1B7 905-563-0745 37. Organized Crime Winery (The) 4043 Mountainview Road, Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-9802 38. Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery 5600 King Street West, Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-0900 39. Redstone Winery 4245 King Street, Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-9463 40. Rennie Estate Winery (located at Malivoire Winery) 4260 King Street, Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-9253 41. Ridge Road Estate Winery 1205 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek L8J 2X5 289-649-0353 42. Ridgepoint Wines 3900 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-8853 43. Rockway Vineyards 3290 Ninth Street, St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-641-5771 44. Rosewood Winery & Meadery 4352 Mountainview Road, Beamsville L0R 1B2 1-866-633-3248 45. Royal DeMaria Wines 4551 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 1B0 905-562-1380 46. Stoney Ridge Estate Winery 3201 King Street, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-1324 47. Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery 3210 Staff Avenue, Jordan (Lincoln) L0R 1S0 905-562-1719 48. Tawse Wine & Spirits 3955 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-9500 49. Thirty Bench Wine Makers 4281 Mountainview Road, Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-1698 50. Vieni Estates Wine & Spirits 4553 Fly Road, Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-6521 51. Vineland Estates Winery 3620 Moyer Road, Vineland L0R 2C0 1-888-846-3526 52. Westcott Vineyards 3180 Seventeenth Street, Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-7517

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13TH STREET WINERY

16 MILE CELLAR

13th Street Winery’s mission is to create exceptional wines that reflect the unique terroir of Niagara. Visit the tasting bar, wander the sculpture gardens with a glass of wine and explore the 13th Street Gallery. No visit is complete without a visit to the Bakery Farmstore (try their famous butter tarts!). Discover their unique blend of WINE FOOD & ART.

16 Mile Cellar is an artisanal, family-owned estate winery nestled in the heart of Niagara. They focus on the production of premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, making small batches of hand-picked, hand-crafted wines of distinction each year. Come visit for a unique educational tasting experience with the winemaker and enjoy the flavours of Niagara!

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LOCATION

1776 Fourth Avenue St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-984-8463 info@13thstreetwinery.com 13thStreetWinery.com 13thstreetwinery

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June – October 10 am – 6 pm November – May 10 am – 5 pm

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16milecellar

Private tastings by appointment only. Please call or visit our website.

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3555 Eleventh Street St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-562-5225 info@16milecellar.com 16milecellar.com

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2027 CELLARS

ALVENTO WINERY

2027 Cellars was started in 2007 by winemaker Kevin Panagapka and his wife Jodie. Named after the grower number allotted for the vineyard, this virtual winery, based out of Calamus Estate Winery focuses on terroir-driven, single-vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc from the Niagara Escarpment. The focus on “terrior” and the individuality of each single vineyard creates wines with a sense of place, quality and personality.

Established in 2001, Alvento Winery offers visitors a unique boutique Wine Country experience. This 13.4-acre vineyard features an authentic 19th century barn with renovated tasting room, as well as luxurious accommodation located on the estate.

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3100 Glen Road Jordan L0R 1S0 (located at Calamus Estate Winery) 905-562-5050 kevin@2027cellars.ca 2027cellars.ca

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May – December Daily 11 am – 5 pm January – April Friday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Monday – Thursday by appointment. Buses and groups welcome by appointment.

3048 2nd Avenue Vineland Station L0R 2E0 905-562-1212 sales@alvento.ca alvento.ca

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Wednesday – Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm by appointment

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ANGELS GATE WINERY

BACK 10 CELLARS

The distinctive, Mission-style winery sits just below the forested Niagara Escarpment with a view of Lake Ontario and rolling vineyards. Though opened in 2002, the winery’s vineyard planting dates back to the late 1970s and early 1980s. Over 20 different wines are crafted by Australian Winemaker Philip Dowell. The terrace offers excellent views to enjoy with wine-by-the-glass service.

Back 10 Cellars is a small 10-acre vineyard located between Beamsville and Vineland that is producing small-batch wines made from low-yielding vines planted in the red soils of the Lincoln Lakeshore sub-appellation. Look for artisanal, award-winning Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Rosé, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines, grown by Andrew and Christina Brooks and crafted by Winemaker Dave Johnson, from this boutique operation.

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LOCATION

4260 Mountainview Road Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-3942 tours@angelsgatewinery.com angelsgatewinery.com angelsgatewines

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June – September Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5:30 pm Sunday 11 am – 5:30 pm October – May 11 am – 5 pm

4101 King Street Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-562-3365 info@back10cellars.com back10cellars.com back10cellars

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May 20 – October 9 Daily 11:30 am – 5 pm October 10 – May 19 Friday – Sunday 11:30 am – 5 pm or by appointment

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CAVE SPRING WINERY TASTING ROOM

CAVE SPRING VINEYARD TASTING ROOM

Cave Spring stands at the centre of charming Jordan Village. The Pennachetti family grasped the potential of the Beamsville Bench in the mid-70s. Today their wines faithfully capture the terroir of this prime sub-appellation. The full range of wines – centred on Riesling and Cabernet Franc – offers exemplary expressions of the varieties Niagara does best. Enjoy curated wine flights paired with local charcuterie.

New for 2021, the winery’s second tasting room is nestled at the heart of its iconic Cave Spring Vineyard on the Beamsville Bench. Enjoy the winery’s range of internationally acclaimed wines at the sustainably farmed vineyard, overlooking Lake Ontario, where they are grown. Centred on Riesling and Cabernet Franc, the full portfolio of wines captures this terroir with precision and elegance.

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LOCATION

3836 Main Street Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-3581 wineshop@cavespring.ca cavespring.ca cavespringvineyard

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Summer Daily 11 am – 6 pm Winter Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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4043 Cave Spring Road Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-9393 wineshop@cavespring.ca cavespring.ca cavespringvineyard

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CALAMUS ESTATE WINERY

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CLOUDSLEY CELLARS

Located overlooking Balls Falls, this 42-acre property boasts a 200year-old barn and a 90-seat multi-level deck overlooking the vineyard. The Patio restaurant is open May to October or you are welcome to bring your own picnic or visit the “Gouda Girl Cheese Bunker”. Join them for stargazing nights with their telescope. Calamus hosts events in the Barn loft and outside barn for up to 150 people.

Cloudsley Cellars is a small-lot, premium winery that is quickly gaining a reputation for fine cool climate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Produced with minimal intervention, the wines reflect the unique terroir of the Twenty Mile Bench sub-appellation and show vibrant acidity, excellent balance, minerality and energy.

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LOCATION

3100 Glen Road Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-9303 1-888-225-9866 rose@calamuswines.com calamuswines.com

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May – December Daily 11 am – 5 pm Patio open May – October January – April – check website for Bistro and winter hours. Buses and groups welcome by appointment

calamuswinery

Please check our website for the current tasting room hours or contact us to book an appointment

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3795 Victoria Avenue Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-8877 info@cloudsleycellars.com cloudsleycellars.com

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COMMISSO ESTATE WINERY

CORNERSTONE ESTATE WINERY

Commisso Estate is a 32-acre estate winery and Bed & Breakfast located on the 75-year-old Commisso farm at the top of the Niagara Escarpment. The winery focuses on premium, small-lot VQA wines, particularly Appassimento wines and big bold reds. Situated amidst lush vineyards and breathtaking gardens it is also the perfect venue for corporate events and private functions.

Family owned and operated since 2002, the 20-acre estate produces a variety of award-winning, premium quality Appassimento-styled wines. Specialties include Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Gamay. You will also find fruit wines, Icewines and the must-try Port-style wine.

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564 Kemp Road East Beamsville L0R 1B2 289-205-1821 info@commisso.ca commisso.ca commissowinery

May – October Thursday – Monday 11 am – 5 pm November – April Friday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Weekdays by appointment only CommissoWinery

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May - October Wednesday - Sunday Holidays 11 am - 6 pm November - April Wednesday - Sunday Holidays 11 am - 5 pm

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4390 Tufford Road (entrance from John St.) Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-6758 info@cornerstonewinery.com cornerstonewinery.com

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CREEKSIDE ESTATE WINERY

DI PROFIO ESTATE WINES

The wine experience is distinctly feet-up. Lounge and relax with friends. Meet the team at the wine bar. Chat with Chef Ross. Spy on the winemakers. Indulge in unconventional winemaking and vegan wines paired with Chef’s house-made food items. For over 20 years, the winemaking team has crafted bold reds, with Sryah winning best Ontario Red in 2016. Enjoy unique wine and food experiences year-round.

Di Profio Estate Wines is one of Ontario’s smallest wineries located near the village of Jordan. The 12-acre site features 11 varieties of grapes, and a uniquely shaped gravity flow winery. Dine amongst the vines at The Zinc Bistro, which serves lunch and seasonal fare. In its 10-year existence this boutique winery has accumulated 114 awards under the care of Winemaker Fred Di Profio.

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2170 Fourth Avenue Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-0035 info@creeksidewine.com creeksidewine.com creeksidewine

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Summer Daily 10 am – 6 pm Winter Daily 11 am – 5 pm Wine & food experiences offered daily The Deck: May to October

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4055 Nineteenth Street Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-7080 thezinc@diprofiowines.ca diprofiowines.ca

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June – Thanksgiving Daily 11 am – 6 pm Thanksgiving – May 31 Thursday – Monday 11 am – 5 pm

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DOMAINE QUEYLUS

FEATHERSTONE ESTATE WINERY

Domaine Queylus is a winery dedicated to a select number of varietals adapted perfectly to the terroir’s soils and microclimate. This internationally recognized premium winery crafts small lots of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot from two estate vineyards in Beamsville and the Jordan Bench. The wines, made by Kelly Mason and Brooke Husband, show complexity, finesse and minerality.

David Johnson, 2019 Winemaker of the Year, and his partner Louise Engel have poured their hearts into this eco-friendly winery, tucked into the Niagara Escarpment. Small-lot, hand-crafted wines – like Black Sheep Riesling and Cabernet Franc – consistently win awards. The white wines are refreshing and bright, the reds are complex and rich. Join us on the largest farmhouse veranda in Niagara for a glass of wine and light fare from our kitchen.

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3651 Sixteen Road St. Anns L0R 1Y0 905-562-7474 1-855-queylus (783-9587) queylus.com retail@queylus.com

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May – October Daily 11 am – 5 pm November – April Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm or by appointment

3678 Victoria Avenue Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-1949 wine@featherstonewinery.ca featherstonewinery.ca

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March, April, November, December Friday, Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 5:30 pm May – October Daily 11 am – 5:30 pm Closed January & February

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FLAT ROCK CELLARS

FOREIGN AFFAIR WINERY (THE)

Since opening in 2005, Ed Madronich has injected fun and enthusiasm into both the wine and the winery experience – so no wonder this is the home of Twisted, the crowd-pleasing white blend. The five-level gravity-fed winery sits atop the Escarpment with an incredible 360° view of the vineyards, Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, made by David Sheppard, are the winery’s focus but the Rieslings, especially Nadja’s Vineyard, are consistently recognized among Canada’s best.

The Foreign Affair Winery is known for award-winning wines handcrafted in the Appassimento winemaking technique. Nestled in the heart of Niagara’s Twenty Valley, the winery offers elegant white wines and complex red wines alongside warm hospitality and an incredible history. With a Barrel Lounge offering Seated Tastings, and a Wine Boutique for shopping – please inquire ahead of your visit to determine services available.

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2727 Seventh Avenue Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-8994 info@flatrockcellars.com flatrockcellars.com flatrockcellars

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May – October Sunday – Friday 10 am – 6 pm Saturday 10 am – 7 pm November – April Sunday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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Daily June – September 11 am – 5 pm October – May Please refer to our website

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GREENLANE ESTATE WINERY

Good Earth offers one of the most unique wine and culinary experiences right at the foot of the Beamsville Bench. Established in 1998, it stands as one of the original farm-to-table experiences in Niagara. Executive Chef Andrew Thorne produces wine friendly, classic bistro fare at the Good Earth Bistro to enjoy with hand-crafted wines from Winemaker Ilya Senchuk. Visit their sunny tasting room, stop for a bite to eat or enrol in one of their popular cooking classes for a one-of-a-kind Wine Country experience.

4556 Lincoln Avenue Beamsville L0R 1B3 905-563-6333 info@goodearthfoodandwine.com goodearthfoodandwine.com

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4890 Victoria Avenue North Daily 11 am – 4 pm Vineland Station L0R 2E0 (located on the grounds of the Vineland Research & Innovation Campus) 905-562-9898 foreignaffairwinery.com ciao@foreignaffairwine.com foreignaffairwine

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Take a moment and take one sip. Nestled along the Niagara Escarpment in the Twenty Valley region, a GreenLane Estate Winery experience is like no other. Elegant whites, refreshing rosé and bold reds await you in our relaxed, casual tasting room. Stay awhile and enjoy light fare on our summer patio or year round in our cozy lounge. Come share a moment at GreenLane.

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3751 King Street Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-7207 info@greenlanewinery.com greenlanewinery.com greenlanewinery

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May - October Monday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm Friday – Sunday 11 am – 7 pm November – April Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm or by appointment Patio open May – October


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HENRY OF PELHAM FAMILY ESTATE WINERY

Five generations of the Mowat family have farmed in Niagara; the last two are responsible for Harbour Estates, which has been growing grapes and making wine since 1999. Ken Mowat makes a wide range of affordable wines, with notable success for Riesling, Pinot Gris, a white blend called Sunrise and a red blend called Midnight. The winery backs onto the waterfront of Jordan Harbour. Lunch on the patio or picnics by the Harbour available late May to early October.

Brothers Paul, Matthew, and Daniel Speck started planting vines in Niagara’s Short Hills Bench over 30 years ago. Today, Henry of Pelham features the historic buildings of the Speck family’s forefathers and a state-of-the-art wine production facility. Adjacent to Short Hills Provincial Park, come for a tour, taste award-winning wines, bring a picnic, or enjoy lunch at the Coach House Café!

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4362 Jordan Road Jordan Station L0R 1S0 905-562-6279 info@hewwine.com hewwine.com harbourestateswinery

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Summer Sunday – Thursday 12 pm – 5 pm Friday – Saturday 11 am – 7 pm Winter Tuesday – Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm Self guided tour – during retail hours Patio – see website harbourestateswinery

1469 Pelham Road St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-641-6970 winery@henryofpelham.com henryofpelham.com henryofpelham

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Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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HERNDER ESTATE WINES Open 7 days a week, year round. Extensive variety of VQA and fruit wines with reasonable pricing. We offer a variety of wine flights and flatbreads to enjoy for couples and groups on our licensed patio overlooking the vineyards and Niagara’s only covered bridge. If you want to celebrate a birthday, anniversary or a wedding, www.hernder.com has all the information you will need.

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1607 Eighth Avenue Louth St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-684-3300 wine@hernder.com hernder.com

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Monday – Friday 9 am – 5 pm Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Tours by reservation only

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HIDDEN BENCH ESTATE WINERY

HERNDER ON 4th Open 7 days a week, year round. Located inside Harvest Barn in St. Catharines this outlet is a secondary location to Hernder Estate Wines. We offer VQA wines, Late Harvest wines, fruit wines, oils, vinegars and jellies as well as a retail store full of wine accessories and gift ideas. Check out our wines of the month with free tasting of these to try.

This small, yet modern winery has ranked as one of the top 10 wineries by the National Wine Awards of Canada every year since it opened in 2007. Owner Harald Thiel showcases the unique terroir of the Beamsville Bench, and adheres to sustainable, 100% certified organic farming and winemaking to craft premium Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Rieslings, alongside a handful of limited releases.

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1179 Fourth Avenue St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-682-0080 wine@hernder.com hernder.com

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Monday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm Saturday 10 am – 6 pm Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

4152 Locust Lane Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-8700 info@hiddenbench.com hiddenbench.com

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Daily 10 am – 5 pm Tours by appointment only Tasting by prior reservation Groups of 5 or more by appointment only

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HONSBERGER ESTATE Honsberger Estate is set back on one of Ontario’s oldest family-run farms, located in the heart of Jordan. We have been growing premium fruit for over 200 years. The winery’s focus is Riesling and Cabernet Franc with a limited selection of sparkling wine alongside other cool climate varietals. In addition, we offer a seasonal outdoor patio, a winter indoor restaurant all set within a farm-to-table setting and event space on site.

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4060 Jordan Road Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-4339 honsberger.com honsbergerestatewinery

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Summer Daily 11 am – 4 pm Winter November – April (or until sold out) Friday 11 am – 4 pm Saturday 11 am – 6 pm Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

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KACABA VINEYARDS & WINERY

KEW VINEYARDS ESTATE WINERY

In 1997 Michael Kacaba launched Kacaba Vineyards and as a result saved prime Niagara Escarpment Benchland from a developer’s bulldozer. Today, Michael and his team craft a full range of wines, including their highly awarded estate-grown Syrah (Ontario’s oldest plantings). With a view across Lake Ontario to Toronto, guests are welcome to sample wines with multiple awards from Canadian & International competitions, including the Decanter World Wine Awards (U.K.).

Built in the 1850s and nestled into a charming 80-acre property on the Beamsville Bench, the Kew homestead was renovated into a timeless and beautiful hospitality space for Kew Vineyards. Opened in 2013, this winery offers unique Old World wines made by Philip Dowell in an elegant setting that showcases their philosophy of family, friends and celebrating the simple things in life.

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3550 King Street Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-5625 1-866-522-2228 info@kacaba.com kacaba.com

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Retail Boutique 10 am – 6 pm Tastings by appointment or by chance Groups of 6+ must reserve in advance Tours by appointment

4696 King Street Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-1539 info@kewvineyards.com kewvineyards.com

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Daily 11 am – 5 pm Appointment required for groups between 6 and 8 guests

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KING’S COURT ESTATE WINERY

LEANING POST WINES

King’s Court Estate Winery is a seventh-generation, family-owned winery with ancestral roots in Germany. Under winemaker Josef Zimmermann, the family tradition is alive and well in Niagara! Known for their old-world influences, they proudly produce a variety of wines including Riesling and Merlot. They also make fruit wines, and globally acclaimed Icewines. Come enjoy the Royal Experience for yourself.

After many years as a Niagara winemaker, Ilya Senchuk and wife Nadia followed their dream to produce world-class, terroir-driven wines from unique plots of land across Niagara. Housed in a restored 1850s barn, Leaning Post epitomizes small-scale, artisanal winemaking that focuses on Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. The Senchuk family provides visitors with a distinctive tasting experience.

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2083 Seventh Street Louth Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm St. Catharines, L2R 6P9 Sunday 11 am – 5 pm 905-687-8965 info@kingscourtestatewinery.ca kingscourtestatewinery.ca kingscourt_estatewinery

Experience the mesmerizing view of vineyards along our lakefront property, coupled with a selection of wine offerings from the charming wine store. Best known for our award-winning aromatic whites in addition to big red wines and unique varietals crafted by Serge Papineau. Legends also features virtual winery Meldville Wines by Winemaker Derek Barnett. This third-generation family-owned estate is not to be missed, offering an array of possibilities from picnic lunches to special events and corporate functions.

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Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

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LEGENDS ESTATES WINERY

4888 Ontario Street North Beamsville L0R 1B3 905-563-6500 info@legendsestates.com legendsestates.com

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1491 Highway 8 Stoney Creek L8E 5K9 905-643-9795 wine@leaningpostwines.com leaningpostwines.com

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LONDON BORN WINE COMPANY London Born Wine Company is located at the top of the Niagara Escarpment. This London born family is bringing a bit of Britain to Niagara. Specializing in unique and innovative small batch wines, the flavours are bold and fruit forward, perfect to make an occasion, such as a private event or a wedding, special.

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3749 Walker Road Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-7256 info@londonbornwines.com londonbornwines.com

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March – December Daily 10 am – 6 pm February Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

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VENTURE SERIES

CANADA’S LARGEST COLLECTION OF PHILANTHROPIC WINES

Each bottle benefits the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab at the University of Guelph. Magnotta Vaughan

Magnotta BeaMsVille

271 CHRISLEA RD. ~ 800.461.9463

4701 ONTARIO ST. ~ 905.563.5313

Free daily tours and complimentary tasting bars

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Now commemorating its 30th anniversary. Nestled in Wine Country, Magnotta offers complimentary tours that take guests behind the scenes where grapes from Magnotta’s vineyards are processed. Magnotta is home to many innovative wines including Enotrium, Canada’s first Amarone-inspired VQA red wine. Shop for a wide range of items at the wine boutique and sample wines, crafted by Marco Zamuner, at the welcoming tasting bar.

4701 Ontario Street Beamsville L0R 1B4 905-563-5313 1-800-461-9463 events@magnotta.com magnotta.com magnottawinery

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MALIVOIRE WINE COMPANY

MAGNOTTA WINERY

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Monday – Wednesday & Saturday 9 am – 6 pm Thursday – Friday 9 am – 7 pm Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Daily 2 pm tours Large groups by reservation

This family-owned and -operated winery has been handcrafting premium, award-winning wines since 1996. This certified sustainable vineyard and gravity-flow winery focuses on what Ontario does best – cool climate grape varieties including Gamay, legendary Old Vines Foch, traditional method sparkling, Pinot Noir rosé, Chardonnay and more. The welcoming and customer-focused experience should not be missed!

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4260 King Street East Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-9253 info@malivoire.com malivoire.com

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Daily 10 am – 5 pm

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My wines tell a story. We’re proud to warmly share them with you at our Beamsville Bench vineyard. Proprietor, Martin Malivoire

4260 King Street East, Beamsville, ON | 905.563.9253 malivoire.com

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MEGALOMANIAC WINES

MOUNTAIN ROAD WINE COMPANY

New casual food experience coming summer 2021. Visit the highest altitude site in Niagara, known for bold wines with original names. Megalomaniac has won more than 25 medals from the world’s top wine competitions in the past two years. Enjoy a tasting by appointment, browse the wine store, and enjoy the best view in wine country.

The original vineyard for this Beamsville Bench winery was planted in 1983 with Chardonnay, Gamay Noir and Vidal Blanc, and since then other grape varieties have been added to the Steve Kocsis family farm. Sustainable agriculture practices and thoughtful aging processes speak to a traditional focus. Terroir-driven wines made by Steve Kocsis are crafted from 30-year-old vines.

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3930 Cherry Avenue Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-5155 retail@megalomaniacwine.com megalomaniacwine.com megalomaniacjhc

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Summer Daily 11 am – 6 pm Winter Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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4016 Mountain Street Beamsville L0R 1B7 905-563-0745 info@mountainroadwine.com mountainroadwine.com Mountain-Road-Wine-Company

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PENINSULA RIDGE ESTATES WINERY

ORGANIZED CRIME WINERY (THE) Situated on a picturesque parcel of land on the acclaimed Beamsville Bench, Organized Crime’s vista of gently rolling vineyards with Lake Ontario in the distance is a sight to behold. Established in 2006, this tiny producer specializes in small-batch, hand-crafted premium wines made from 100% estate-grown grapes. With seven medals won at the 2019 WineAlign National Wine Awards, including platinum and gold awards for Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc, Organized Crime ranked sixth overall in Canada, and second in Ontario.

West Niagara’s leading wine and culinary destination, Peninsula Ridge is the perfect “first and last stop” when touring Wine Country Niagara! World renowned for producing racy yet rich Sauvignon Blancs, brilliant Chardonnays and sensational Bordeaux reds, Peninsula Ridge beckons with its grand Queen Anne Revival Victorian mansion and stunning views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline.

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4043 Mountainview Road Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-9802 aniadeduleba@bell.net organizedcrimewinery.com

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May – December 11 am – 5 pm January – April 12 pm – 5 pm Closed Mondays Please call ahead on weekdays

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June – October 10 am – 6 pm November – May 10 am – 5 pm Tours by appointment

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5600 King Street West Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-0900 info@peninsularidge.com peninsularidge.com

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REDSTONE WINERY

RENNIE ESTATE WINERY

Inspired by the red dust that covers everything, Redstone Winery was named for its intensely red clay soil and large stones. The organically farmed, 38-acre estate vineyard is perfect for maturing late-ripening varietals including Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. There is also Pinot Gris and Semillon on the property. The Lincoln Lakeshore property was purchased in 2009 and is home to an awardwinning hospitality centre and a locally inspired restaurant.

The Rennies are micro-vintners who own one of the oldest vineyard sites on the Beamsville Bench. Shiraz Mottiar and Graham Rennie hand-craft site-specific Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to capture and reflect the unique terroir of the Rennie vineyard and hand-harvest the Rennies’ best Bordeaux varietal fruit to produce rich, full-bodied and balanced “Super Niagara” wines utilizing a proprietary, natural Appassimento process.

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4245 King Street Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-9463 1-844-563-9463 info@redstonewines.ca redstonewines.ca redstonewinery

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Winery Boutique October – April 11 am – 5 pm May – September 11 am – 6 pm Restaurant hours Daily 11:30 am – 8 pm Check website for restaurant’s seasonal hours

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4260 King Street Daily 10 am – 5 pm (located at Malivoire Winery) Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-9253 vigneron@rennieestatewinery.com rennieestatewinery.com

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RIDGE ROAD ESTATE WINERY

RIDGEPOINT WINES

A small boutique winery located on a picturesque vineyard that has been family owned since 1875. Jayne and Sean Douglas offer their guests a relaxed seated tasting room experience. Enjoy small-lot, handcrafted wines by the glass or flight boards paired with casual picnic style cheese and charcuterie boxes in their cozy tasting room or outdoor wine patio. Be sure not to miss their signature red, “Call Me a Cab”.

One of the first sibling winemaking teams in Niagara, Mauro Scarsellone and Anna Gottardo, is now celebrating 22 years in Niagara. Focusing on Old World Italian traditions, this duo planted Nebbiolo and Corvina among their vineyard and is one of a handful of Ontario wineries making wine in the Appassimento and Ripasso styles. These wines accompany perfectly their casual Italian food offered in Ridgepoint’s restaurant.

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1205 Ridge Road Stoney Creek L8J 2X5 289-649-0353 wine@ridgeroadwinery.ca ridgeroadwinery.ca ridgeroadwinery

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Mid June – Mid October Daily 10:30 am – 6 pm Mid October to Mid June Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Check website for additional hours

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3900 Cherry Avenue Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-8853 info@ridgepointwines.com ridgepointwines.com ridgepointwines

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Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Dining Room Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 4 pm Check website for additional hours

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ROCKWAY VINEYARDS

ROSEWOOD WINERY & MEADERY

Nestled below the Niagara Escarpment lies Rockway Vineyards, the only winery to include both an antique wine museum and an 18-hole golf course. We invite you to sample a flight of hand-crafted wines in our boutique or enjoy a grill-style menu overlooking stunning views of Rockway’s landscape. Be sure to try our signature wine, the Gold Medal award-winning 9 White Spritz.

Honest wine. Innovative mead. Local honey. As Niagara’s original meadery, Rosewood is owned and operated by a multi-generational beekeeping family. Winemaking led by Ryan Corrigan, with previous experience in Napa Valley, Okanagan Valley, New Zealand and Europe before returning home. The team employs traditional, Old-World winemaking techniques with modern equipment to create elegant, textured and balanced wines.

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3290 Ninth Street St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-641-5771 wine@rockway.net rockwaywine.ca rockwayvineyards

April – November Daily 11 am – 6 pm December – March Check website for hours

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4352 Mountainview Road Beamsville L0R 1B2 1-866-633-3248 taste@rosewoodwine.com rosewoodwine.com

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ROYAL DEMARIA WINES

STONEY RIDGE ESTATE WINERY

The world’s largest Icewine portfolio, 24 varieties. The world’s most expensive Icewine, 2000 Chardonnay Icewine $250,000/bottle. Winner of 8 world-wine records. Royal de Maria’s Icewines have been requested by the Queen, served at the G8 Summit, Japan and gifted to the G20 Summit leaders. Visit The Italian Jerk - Italian Caribbean Cuisine – and Drive-thru Jerk Hut with patio seating located on the property.

Located in the heart of Niagara’s wine region, Stoney Ridge has charmed wine enthusiasts for over 30 years, proudly producing a wide range of premium, VQA wines including the acclaimed series of Tragically Hip wines. Visitors can enjoy the lush, award-winning gardens, savour a glass of wine on the patios, or stop in to the Cheese Cellar for a selection of over 25 local and international artisan cheeses.

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4551 Cherry Avenue By appointment or by chance Vineland L0R 1B0 Call for details 905-562-1380 icewine@royaldemaria.com royaldemaria.com theitalianjerk.com (book via OpenTable) 905-562-8787 RoyalDemariaWinery

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TAWSE WINE & SPIRITS

Acclaimed Winemaker Sue-Ann Staff, home of the Fancy Farm Girl wines, vinifies on her family’s 200-year-old Niagara Escarpment estate. It’s the ultimate assemblage, blending over 100 years of grape-growing experience (including two Grape King titles) with Sue-Ann’s internationally acclaimed winemaking. Famous for her Icewines, Sue-Ann offers awardwinning Pinot Gris, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Baco Noir and sparklings. A fabulous venue for weddings, corporate groups, private functions and seasonal dining.

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SUE-ANN STAFF ESTATE WINERY

3210 Staff Avenue Jordan (Lincoln) L0R 1S0 905-562-1719 1-877-566-1719 info@sue-annstaff.com sue-annstaff.com

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3201 King Street Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-1324 info@stoneyridge.com stoneyridge.com

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Tawse Winery was awarded Canadian Winery of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2016. Using organic and biodynamic farming practices, Winemaker Paul Pender is crafting award-winning wines, 100% Ontario apple cider and craft spirits. Come and taste all that we have to offer.

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3955 Cherry Avenue Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-9500 info@tawsewinery.ca tawsewinery.ca tawsewinery

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May 1st – October 31st 11 am – 6 pm November 1st – April 30th 11 am – 5 pm Reservations required TawseWines


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THIRTY BENCH WINE MAKERS

VIENI ESTATES WINE & SPIRITS

Named Ontario Winery of the Year in 2019, Thirty Bench believes less is more with their approach to small-lot winemaking. The estate’s awardwinning Riesling and rare small-lot reds are coveted by collectors and wine lovers. Winemaker Emma Garner invites you to taste the critically acclaimed estate wines in a personalized seated tasting or enjoy some back vintage gems at The Cottage, our newly renovated and picturesque tasting space.

Vieni means “come” or “welcome” in Italian and that’s just how they want you to feel. Situated on a 240-acre estate on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment they offer a wide selection of fine wines, sparkling wine, Icewine, apple cider and spirits distilled from the many fruits of Ontario. The restored 170-year-old barn on the estate is a stunning choice for your next event or stay at the on-site B&B to immerse yourself further in the Vieni experience.

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4281 Mountainview Road Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-1698 info@thirtybench.com thirtybench.com thirtybench

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Please visit our website to confirm hours July 1 – October 10 Daily 11 am – 7 pm October 11 – June 30 Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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4553 Fly Road Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-6521 info@vieni.ca vieni.ca

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VINELAND ESTATES WINERY

WESTCOTT VINEYARDS

Nestled on the slope of the Niagara Escarpment, our winery and signature restaurant are one of the most memorable stops on the wine route. Our winemaker Brian celebrates near 30 years of devotion to this 180-acre parcel with world-renowned Cabernet Franc, expressive Riesling, rare Pinot Meunier and memorable Chardonnay. Visit, taste and prepare to be swept away.

Westcott Vineyards is a boutique winery specializing in the production of hand-crafted Chardonnay & Pinot Noir wines. On top of picturesque Twenty Mile Bench in Jordan, this family winery is housed in a 200-yearold lovingly restored Mennonite barn and pays homage to the unique terroir. Sip elegant, artisanal wines on the seasonal patio and savour a fresh farmhouse lunch or snack.

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3620 Moyer Road Vineland L0R 2C0 1-888-846-3526 wine@vineland.com vineland.com vinelandestates

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May – October 10 am – 6 pm November – April 11 am – 5:30 pm Friday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm Call or visit website for restaurant hours and tour details vinelandestates

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3180 Seventeenth Street Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-7517 info@westcottvineyards.com westcottvineyards.com westcottvineyards

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May – October 11 am – 6 pm November – April Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Check the website for patio & live music hours

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Niagaraon-the-Lake & Area


Where Our Roots Run Deep

The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is the heart of Niagara’s wine scene. This vibrant area is rich in centuries of history where tradition and innovation live in harmony. This close-knit community is the largest wine producing region in Niagara and home to well-known, stately wineries as well as smaller craft wineries – and everything in between. The unique shopping, exceptional dining, live theatre, and more create the perfect getaway all in one unforgettable place.

“Over the past decade, the wines of Canada have reached a new level in terms of quality, style and consistency. Chalk that up to investment on the part of talented, passionate vintners, who are planting more vinifera grape varieties and exploring vineyard-designated reds and whites.” — Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator

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NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE & AREA The town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, just an hour-and-a-half from the GTA and 10 minutes from the Canada-U.S. border, includes four sub-appellations (Four Mile Creek, Niagara River, Niagara Lakeshore and St. David’s Bench). Just a short drive away is the magical city of Niagara Falls, located in the Niagara Peninsula appellation. Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Strewn Winery

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Konzelmann Estate Winery NOMAD at Hinterbrook Winery Palatine Hills Estate Winery Ferox by Fabian Reis

Pillitteri Estates Winery

Joseph’s Estate Wines

PondView Estate Winery

Wayne Gretzky Estates

Byland Estate Winery Marynissen Estates

De Simone Vineyards Between the Lines Winery

Icellars Estate Winery

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Between the Lines Winery 905-262-0289 991 Four Mile Creek Road, RR 4, NOTL L0S 1J0 Big Head Wines 905-468-4321 823 Line 6 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Byland Estate Winery 905-336-2828 834 Line 3 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Caroline Cellars 905-468-8814 1010 Line 2 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Château des Charmes 905-262-4219 1025 York Road, NOTL L0S 1P0 Colaneri Estate Winery 905-682-2100 348 Concession 6 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 De Simone Vineyards 905-684-1547 865 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Ferox by Fabian Reis 905-468-2271 1829 Concession 4 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Frogpond Farm Organic Winery 905-468-1079 1385 Larkin Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Hare Wine Co. (The) 905-684-4994 769 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Icellars Estate Winery 289-479-5969 615 Concession 5 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Inniskillin Wines 905-468-2187 1499 Line 3 at the Niagara Parkway, NOTL L0S 1J0 Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 905-468-4637 2145 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Joseph’s Estate Wines 905-468-1259 1811 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Konzelmann Estate Winery 905-935-2866 1096 Lakeshore Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Lailey Winery 905-468-8188 15940 Niagara Parkway, NOTL L0S 1J0 Lakeview Wine Co. 905-685-5673 1067 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Marynissen Estates 905-468-7270 1208 Concession 1 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Niagara College Teaching Winery 905-641-2252 ext. 4070 135 Taylor Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 NOMAD at Hinterbrook Winery 905-646-5133 1181 Lakeshore Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Palatine Hills Estate Winery 905-646-9617 911 Lakeshore Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant 905-468-4678 290 John Street East, NOTL L0S 1J0 Pillitteri Estates Winery 905-468-3147 1696 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 PondView Estate Winery 905-468-0777 925 Line 2 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Queenston Mile Vineyard 905-684-6453 963 Queenston Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery 905-262-8463 1366 York Road, St. Davids L0S 1P0 Reif Estate Winery 905-468-9463 15608 Niagara Parkway RR 1, NOTL L0S 1J0 Riverview Cellars Estate Winery 905-262-0636 15376 Niagara Parkway, NOTL L0S 1J0 Small Talk Vineyards & Shiny Apple Cider 905-935-3535 1242 Irvine Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Southbrook Organic Vineyards 1-888-581-1581 581 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Stratus Wines 905-468-1806 2059 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Strewn Winery 905-468-1229 1339 Lakeshore Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Trius Winery & Restaurant 905-468-7123 1249 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Two Sisters Vineyards 905-468-0592 240 John Street East, NOTL L0S 1J0 Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery 1-888-510-5537 1219 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0 Lundy Manor Wine Cellars 905-354-6999 9941 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls L2H 0T8 Monastery Cellars 905-933-5972 7020 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls L2G 7B7

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BETWEEN THE LINES WINERY

BIG HEAD WINES

Raised on their 50-acre family estate vineyard after immigrating from southwest Germany in 1998, Greg and Yannick Wertsch are farmers turned vintners. The focus on the wine they make is the same as the fruit they grow; quality comes first. Visit them and taste their wines in the heart of Niagara Wine Country at Between the Lines Winery.

Big Head is the first proprietary label under award-winning Winemaker Andrzej Lipinski and family. Focusing on wild fermentation and the Appassimento winemaking method (drying of the grapes) they produce small-batch, high-quality premium wines with uncompromising attention to detail. Enjoy the “Big” or “Biggest” sommelier-led tasting session for a truly unique experience.

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991 Four Mile Creek Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-262-0289 tours@betweenthelineswinery.com betweenthelineswinery.com

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May 1 – October 31 Daily 10 am – 7 pm November 1 – April 30 Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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823 Line 6 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-4321 info@bigheadwines.ca bigheadwines.ca

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Daily 11 am – 5 pm Tastings by reservation only

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BYLAND ESTATE WINERY

CAROLINE CELLARS

Byland Estate Winery is located on a 13-acre vineyard owned by Jackson Bai since 2015. Jackson benefits from 30 years of hands-on experience from grape-growing veterans, nature’s excellent world-renowned terroir, and high quality old-vineyard vines. Each bottle of VQA certified wine is hand-harvested and originates from the on-site vineyard. Collaborating with an award-winning winemaker, along with on-site production and bottling ensures exquisite wines and dedication to quality.

The Lakeit family – with a half-century of farming history behind them – opened Caroline Cellars in 2002. Focusing on fresh and approachable wines made by Rick Lakeit and Assistant Winemaker Victor Blaney, the award-winning portfolio includes both white and red varietals, a small selection of fruit wine and critically acclaimed and awarded Icewine. The Farmhouse Café is open for lunch year-round and focuses on relaxed Wine Country fare.

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834 Line 3 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-336-2828 jackson@bylandestatewinery.com bylandestatewinery.com

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1010 Line 2 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-8814 info@carolinecellars.com carolinecellars.com

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Summer Daily 10 am – 6 pm Winter Daily 10 am – 5 pm

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COLANERI ESTATE WINERY

This family estate winery is set among 35 hectares of pristine vines in the St. David’s Bench. Founded in 1978 by Canadian wine-industry visionary Paul Bosc, the winery continues to innovate with pioneering viticulture research. Wines ranging from well-structured single-vineyard wines to bold reds built for aging are crafted by Amélie Boury from grapes grown on the winery’s own farms using sustainable farming techniques.

Colaneri is a family-owned winery that hand-harvests grapes to produce premium VQA award-winning wines from its surrounding vineyards. Most of the red, white and dessert wines are made in the traditional Italian Appassimento method of drying grapes. The large portfolio of wines include Ripasso, Amarone and Recioto styles. Their Romanesque-style winery features a piazza in front with a panoramic view of the vineyard and Escarpment.

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1025 York Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1P0 905-262-4219 info@chateaudescharmes.com chateaudescharmes.com

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Daily 11 am – 6 pm Reservations recommended

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Daily 11 am – 6 pm

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348 Concession 6 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-682-2100 1-855-682-WINE (9463) info@colaneriwines.com colaneriwines.com

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DE SIMONE VINEYARDS

FEROX BY FABIAN REIS

Opening their doors August 2017, this is Niagara-on-the-Lake’s newest family winery. Focused on handcrafted quality from the vineyard to the bottle. Situated on 40 acres of land, all grapes are hand-picked and 100% estate grown. This boutique winery offers a large portfolio of awardwinning VQA wines, all crafted by Winemaker Vincenzo De Simone. Stop in today for an educational and memorable tasting and have your bottle signed by the Winemaker!

Ferox by Fabian Reis is a premium boutique winery in the heart of Niagara Wine Country. Fabian Reis, sixth-generation winemaker and schooled in his native Germany, together with Sommelier wife Stephanie, have set forth to produce their own style of wines which fiercely push the wine industry boundaries to the next level with wine quality and vineyard practices.

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865 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-684-1547 info@desimonevineyards.com desimonevineyards.com desimonevineyards

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June – September Daily 10 am – 6 pm October – May Sunday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

1829 Concession 4 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-2271 info@ferox.ca ferox.ca feroxwines

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May – October Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm Friday & Saturday 10 am – 6 pm November – April Monday – Thursday 12 pm – 5 pm Friday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm Please check website for updates

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Canada’s Most Awarded Winery VISIT US AND ENJOY: • Farm to table dining • Live Music • Canadian Art Gallery

FOR MORE INFORMATION jacksontriggs.ca | @JacksonTriggs | 905.468.4637 Please enjoy responsibly.


FROGPOND FARM ORGANIC WINERY

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HARE WINE CO. (THE)

Experience the natural charm of Frogpond Farm, Ontario’s first organic winery, certified since 2001. This family farm uses environmentally sound and sustainable practices to craft authentic, small-lot wine expressing its unique terroir. Enjoy a picnic by the pond with a glass of wine and organic cheeses available at the winery or take a self-guided tour of the vineyard.

With an intimate courtyard and quiet patio, Hare offers a selection of wines, best experienced through a scheduled tasting (booked online). Equally delightful is the variety of locally curated charcuterie & cheese boards, ideally paired with pours of Hare’s most captivating vintages.

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1385 Larkin Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-1079 1-877-989-0165 wine@frogpondfarm.ca frogpondfarm.ca

May – October Daily 11 am - 6 pm November – December Daily 11 am - 5 pm Please visit our website for winter hours

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769 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-684-4994 info@theharewineco.com theharewineco.com

June – September Daily 10 am – 6 pm October – May Daily 10 am – 5 pm

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ICELLARS ESTATE WINERY

INNISKILLIN WINES

In 2010, the ICEL family purchased 60 acres of fallow land that was formerly an old peach orchard. The ICELs planted 95% red vinifera grapes in the vineyard, which enjoys one of the warmest growing seasons in Niagara. The family owned and operated winery focuses on dry, powerful wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Bordeaux-style blends, Syrah as well as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Visit the boutique winery to taste small-lot, hand-crafted ultra-premium wines.

Visit Canada’s original estate winery. Inniskillin was granted the first winery license post-prohibition in 1975. Shortly after, they turned the wine world on its head by winning the Grand Prix d’Honneur at Vinexpo in France, putting Canadian wine on the map. Experience the “Canadian Wine That Started Canadian Wine”.

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615 Concession 5 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 289-479-5969 info@icellars.ca icellars.ca

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Monday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm Friday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

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June – October 10 am – 6 pm November – May 10 am – 5 pm Tasting available daily Please call to make reservations

JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE

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1499 Line 3 at the Niagara Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-2187 concierge@inniskillin.com inniskillin.com

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JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINERY

Jackson-Triggs is Canada’s most awarded winery and has been named “Best Canadian Winery” an unprecedented number of times. The winery strives to be as inclusive as possible in everything it does. Whether it’s a winemaking tour, a stroll through the on-site art gallery, a taste of the award-winning wines or a bite to eat from the refreshed menu, the winery has something to make everyone’s visit special.

Nestled in the heart of Niagara’s wine region, Joseph’s Estate Winery has been producing award-winning wines since 1996. Enjoy palatepleasing wines from a wide variety of estate-grown vinifera grapes. In the tradition of Joseph, some of the finest Icewines in the area are produced here. Orange wines (skin fermented whites) have been added to our portfolio. These wines are exceptional, full bodied and well balanced. Come in and meet our knowledgeable staff for a truly pleasurable wine-tasting experience

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2145 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-4637 info@jacksontriggswinery.com jacksontriggswinery.com jacksontriggs

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June – September 10 am – 6:30 pm October – May 10 am – 5:30 pm Visit us online for reservations JacksonTriggs

1811 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-1259 1-866-468-1259 info@josephsestatewines.com josephsestatewines.com

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June – October Sunday – Thursday 10 am – 6 pm Friday – Saturday 10 am – 7 pm November – May Sunday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm Friday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

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KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY

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LAILEY WINERY

The arrival of winemaking pioneer Herbert Konzelmann from Germany in 1984 gave the Niagara wine industry a boost of confidence and experience. Since then Konzelmann Estate Winery has gone on to earn countless national and international awards. Konzelmann, Niagara’s only lakefront winery, focuses on cool-climate varieties including Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Merlot. The winery prides itself on offering a friendly, informative and educational experience.

First planted in the 1970s, Lailey Winery is proud to have some of the oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in the region. Just a 20-minute drive from Niagara Falls. All of the wines – sweet dessert and dry table – are VQA. Lailey Winery boasts four varieties of Icewine and an award-winning Meritage table wine – all worth a taste!

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1096 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-935-2866 wine@konzelmann.ca konzelmann.ca

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May – October 10 am – 6 pm December – April 11 am – 5 pm Weekends 10 am – 6 pm

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15940 Niagara Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-8188 info@laileywinery.com laileywinery.com lailey_winery

April 1 – October 31 9:30 am – 6:30 pm November 1 – March 31 10 am – 6 pm Open daily including holidays LaileyWinery

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LAKEVIEW WINE CO.

MARYNISSEN ESTATES

Our unique tour experiences, state-of-the-art winemaking facility, plus our extraordinary retail tasting centre make this a must-visit destination in Niagara. Under the watchful eyes of award-winning Winemakers Scott McGregor, Jessica Wallace and Tom Green, this one-of-a-kind winery crafts some of the most popular VQA wines in the province, including EastDell, 20Bees, FRESH and Lakeview Cellars Wines.

Celebrating their 30th anniversary, Marynissen Estates has become known for its down-to-earth charm and welcoming environment. Marynissen is home to the oldest commercial planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in Canada, planted in 1978 by viticulture pioneer John Marynissen. With a continued focus on high quality and value, this pioneering spirit and passion lives on in their small-lot, hand-crafted wines. Experience some wine history with a tour or tasting at Marynissen Estates.

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1067 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-685-5673 thewinery@lakeviewwineco.com lakeviewwineco.com lakeviewwineco

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Summer daily 10:30 am – 6:30 pm Winter daily 10:30 am – 5:30 pm Cellar Floor Tours Summer Daily 10:30 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 5 pm

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May – October 10 am – 6 pm November – April 11 am – 5 pm Large tour groups by appointment, please

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1208 Concession 1 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-7270 info@marynissen.com marynissen.com

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NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY

NOMAD AT HINTERBROOK WINERY

Canada’s only commercial Teaching Winery is housed in the Wine Visitor + Education Centre with Winemaker and professor Gavin Robertson overseeing the students and teaching vineyard on the St. David’s Bench. The broad portfolio of intensely flavoured wines is topped by the premium Dean’s List labels. While visiting the winery, be sure to inquire about the Single Batch Ciders, the craft spirits from the Teaching Distillery, and stop by the College’s Teaching Brewery & Retail Store and Food Truck.

NOMAD is an experience. A hub for those on that trail through life. Those that love to travel and experience the world or simply their backyard. Those that enjoy the excuse to share stories and make the experience theirs. NOMADs are the likeminded. Discover the new NOMAD wine at Hinterbrook as they create award-winning wines using solar and geothermal power and water recycling. A near-zero footprint means they can help to reduce your footprint along the way.

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135 Taylor Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-641-2252 ext. 4070 winestore@niagaracollege.ca niagaracollegewine.ca

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November – April 11 am – 5 pm May – October 10 am – 6 pm

1181 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-646-5133 nomad@hinterbrook.com hinterbrook.com

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May – October Daily 10 am – 6 pm November – April Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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PELLER ESTATES WINERY & RESTAURANT

PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY More than 30 years ago, owners John and Barbara Neufeld saw the immense potential of their 95-hectare Niagara Lakeshore property. Situated in the fruit belt, the vineyard first grew grapes for consumption before the family turned its focus to winemaking. Today, Palatine Hills Estate Winery is truly a family affair, with two generations of Neufelds sharing their passion for winemaking and continuing to produce award-winning wines enjoyed by many.

Experience Wine Country at the ultimate wine and food lover’s playground with unique tours and experiences available daily, including Niagara’s only igloo-like lounge where you’ll taste Icewine at -10C, the temperature we pick Icewine grapes. Partake in a barrel cellar dinner, fine dining in The Winery Restaurant with Executive Chef Jason Parsons or casual dining at the Barrel House Grill.

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911 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-646-9617 office@palatinewinery.com palatinehillsestatewinery.com

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May – October 10 am – 6 pm November – April 11 am – 5 pm Tours by appointment only

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June – September Monday – Thursday 11 am to 7 pm Friday to Sunday 11 am to 9 pm October – May Daily 11 am – 5 pm Please visit our website to confirm hours

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290 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-4678 1-888-510-5537 info@peller.com peller.com

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PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY

PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY

Family owned and operated by three generations of the Pillitteri family since 1993, it has become the largest estate producer of Icewine and continues to receive worldwide recognition for wine quality with over 1,000 awards. Winemaker Aleksandar Kolundzic crafts fresh Pinot Grigio and Gewürztraminer, as well as age-worthy Cabernet and Merlot. Don’t miss the barrel cellar, which showcases suspended, stainless steel chairs and a monolithic concrete table.

Former Grape King Lou Puglisi has grown grapes in the heart of Wine Country since 1974. Sample our award-winning Bella Terra Cabernets, refreshing whites, and discover our delicious Icewines! Come to the winery to enjoy one of our signature tasting experiences. And if you can’t visit us, we offer free shipping with a minimum purchase in our online shop!

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1696 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-3147 winery@pillitteri.com pillitteri.com

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June – September 10 am – 8 pm October – May 10 am – 6 pm

925 Line 2 Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-0777 winery@pondviewwinery.com pondviewwinery.com

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Retail hours Daily 11 am – 5 pm Tasting hours Daily 11 am – 4 pm daily Tasting reservations required

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QUEENSTON MILE VINEYARD

RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY

A new and exciting winery experience in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We’ve re-imagined the traditional tasting room and created a lounge free of pomp and circumstance. Savour a wine and food pairing by our winery chef. Minimal intervention approach to winemaking. Focused on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and sparkling wines from one of Niagara’s most awarded vineyards atop the St. David’s Bench.

Ravine Vineyard Estate is a timeless destination that is steeped in family legacy and agricultural heritage. Our fifth-generation family farm is home to our organic vineyards, award-winning culinary experiences, kitchen garden and grocery, community gatherings, weddings and events in our new 4,000-square-foot event and celebrations building.

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963 Queenston Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-684-6453 info@queenstonmilevineyard.com queenstonmilevineyard.com queenstonmile

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Summer 10 am – 6 pm Winter 11 am – 5 pm Wine & food experiences offered daily

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1366 York Road St. Davids L0S 1P0 905-262-8463 info@ravinevineyard.com ravinevineyard.com ravinevineyard

Please visit our website for our current restaurant, tour and tasting hours

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RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY

REIF ESTATE WINERY One of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s founding family wineries, founded in 1982 by Ewald Reif and later acquired by nephew Klaus W. Reif. Today, Reif produces wines from its vineyard first planted in 1977. The winery boasts one of the most sophisticated, educational tasting room experiences in Niagara, complete with themed flights, food pairings and a sensory wine garden.

Sam and Lina Pillitteri began converting their Niagara River orchard into a vineyard in the early ’90’s and opened Riverview in 2000. Since then, Riverview has cultivated a reputation for offering a hospitable experience featuring a range of wines for every palate made by winemaking team of Alyssa Bator and Nick Salvatore. Popular varietals include Gewürztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon as well as a rare Reserve Malbec.

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15608 Niagara Parkway, RR 1 Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-WINE (9463) wine@reifwinery.com reifwinery.com reifestatewinery

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April – October 10 am – 6 pm November – March 10 am – 5 pm Tours and tasting available daily by booking or by chance Online advance reservations recommended

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April – October 10 am – 6 pm November – March 10 am – 5 pm

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15376 Niagara Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-262-0636 winery@riverviewcellars.com riverviewcellars.com

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SMALL TALK VINEYARDS & SHINY APPLE CIDER

SOUTHBROOK ORGANIC VINEYARDS

A unique proposition for visitors to the NOTL region that will appeal to all palates, as you can enjoy sampling of this operation’s wines right alongside its ciders. With 11 grape varieties under vine and the recent release of its reserve label, Big Ideas, take the opportunity to visit this longtime familyowned vineyard now.

Certified Sustainable, Organic and Biodynamic. Come learn how Quality and Sustainability work together to produce great award-winning wines. Join us in summer for a pizza and a glass of wine. Walk the vineyard with the owner to learn about our green principles. Tastings can be reserved on our website. If you can’t taste the passion, you are drinking the wrong wine.

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1242 Irvine Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-935-3535 gossip@smalltalkvineyards.com smalltalkvineyards.com

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May – September Daily 10 am – 6 pm October – April Daily 11 am – 5 pm

581 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 1-888-581-1581 info@southbrook.com southbrook.com

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STRATUS WINES

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A unique focus on quality, sustainability and design permeate Stratus and enable Winemaker J-L Groux to consistently craft benchmark blends Stratus Red and Stratus White, along with a unique range of single varietal, small-lot wines and Icewine. Dramatic and innovative, Stratus invites guests to explore these wines through themed events, and comprehensive tasting flights in their stylish tasting rooms and outdoor terrace. Live DJ on summer Sundays.

Celebrating 25 years of winemaking excellence! Focusing on small-lot Bordeaux varietal reds (Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot), reserve Chardonnays and dry, aromatic whites. Strewn’s sustainably made VQA wines express the Niagara terroir, display varietal characteristics and reflect vintage variation. Personalized 30-minute and 45-minute indoor, and seasonal outdoor, wine tasting experiences by reservation; walk-ins may be accommodated if space permits.

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2059 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-1806 info@stratuswines.com stratuswines.com stratuswines

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Daily 11 am – 5 pm Hours may be extended in peak season

1339 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-1229 hospitality@strewnwinery.com strewnwinery.com strewn_winery

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TRIUS WINERY & RESTAURANT Trius Winery has been crafting wine for 40 years in Niagara-on-the-Lake and offers the most immersive and dazzling tour paired with awardwinning wine by Winemaker Craig McDonald. Visit Canada’s largest underground sparkling wine cellar, discover the iconic story of Trius Red in the barrel cellar, and sip bubbly at the Trius Brut Bar patio. In the Trius Winery Restaurant, savour locally inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Frank Dodd for lunch or dinner daily. Don’t miss the annual Rosé Party, outdoor movie nights and more.

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TWO SISTERS VINEYARDS Established more than a decade ago and awarded “Best Small Winery in Canada” by the National Wine Awards, Two Sisters Vineyards offers guests a premium wine and food experience in the heart of Niagara-onthe-Lake. Family owned and operated, the winery reflects the family’s passion to bring people together over Italian food, pristine Bordeaux style wines and culture. Visit us at our Estate for elevated winery experiences, tastings, tours or dining at our onsite restaurant, Kitchen76.

Wine. Whisky. Beer. Cocktails. Visit Niagara’s hottest destination to enjoy tastings, tours, shopping, incredible experiences, and so much more. Outside, relax at our Whisky Bar Patio or Beer Garden for creative cocktails, cold beer, a glass of wine, or seasonal menu items from Chef Desharnais. In the winter, the water feature transforms into a backyard skating rink!

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240 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-0592 info@twosistersvineyards.com twosistersvineyards.com twosisters_vineyards

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Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am – 8 pm

1219 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 1-888-510-5537 info@waynegretzkyestates.com waynegretzkyestates.com

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June – September Monday – Thursday 11 am to 7 pm Friday to Sunday 11 am to 9 pm October – May Daily 11 am – 5 pm Please visit our website to confirm hours

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LUNDY MANOR WINE CELLARS

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A stately presence arrived on the Niagara scene in 2018 with the opening of Lundy Manor Wine Cellars. This estate winery is reminiscent of an Old-World Chateau and is located on the historic Lundy’s Lane. It features a selection of wines crafted from premium grape varieties that are cellared on site. It’s recommended that visitors reserve tasting sessions ahead of their arrival to guarantee availability.

Monastery Cellars brings to life the historical tradition of spirituality and winemaking and the two ageless companions of wine and worship. The winery is home to the first vineyard adjacent to the majestic Niagara Falls and focuses on small-lot vintages of premium VQA wines including globally renowned Icewines crafted by Winemakers Klaus Reif and Roberto DiDomenico.

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9941 Lundy’s Lane Niagara Falls L2H 0T8 905-354-6999 info@lundymanor.ca lundymanor.ca

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7020 Stanley Avenue Niagara Falls L2G 7B7 905-933-5972 tours@monasterycellars.com monasterycellars.com

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Stay, Dine & Play No need to rush your Wine Country Ontario experience. Take your time – slow down and stay a while. After all, extraordinary wines are just the beginning of what we have to offer. Exceptional restaurants, first-rate theatre and outstanding festivals will keep you entertained from day to night. And when it’s finally time to wind down, you’ll find outstanding accommodation around every turn. Why not start building your ideal itinerary right now?

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Accommodations

DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls Grand architecture, 224 guest rooms and suites. Casual smart dining paired with local wines and brews, AVEDA spa. The Falls and Fallsview Casino nearby. 6039 Fallsview Boulevard Niagara Falls L2G 3V6 905-358-3817 1-800-730-8609 niagarafallsdoubletree.com admin@niagarafallsdoubletree.com

Adamo Estate Winery Welcome to Adamo Estate Winery, a small-batch boutique winery, located just 45 minutes north of the GTA. Join us for our Date Night Getaway on Fridays, featuring: Wine and Unwind with live music, complimentary shuttle, luxury accommodation and full buffet breakfast for two at our sister property Hockley Valley Resort. Visit us to enjoy our awardwinning wines, weekend tours, on-going events and Sunday Brunch. 793366 3rd Line EHS Mono L9W 2Z2 519-942-3969 info@adamoestate.com adamoestate.com

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Drake Devonshire Fodor’s 2020 Travel Guide notes this lakeside Drake as one of the five best hotels in Canada. It is one of two Drakes located just off Main Street in Wellington, Prince Edward County. The Drake Devonshire is an all-season retreat: a 13-room boutique hotel with a restaurant, bar, and patio with stunning shared spaces that include art installations, diverse programming, events and menus proudly representing the bounty of nearby farmers and vintners. Just down the street is the neighbouring 12-room Drake Motor Inn, Drake Hotel Properties’ nostalgic nod to the classic roadside motor inn. 24 Wharf Street Wellington, Prince Edward County 1-866- DrakeTO  / 1-613-399-3338 thedrake.ca/drakedevonshire reservations@thedrake.ca

The Inn at Huff Estates Luxurious, modern inn nestled in an estate vineyard. 21 suites with fireplace, private patio. Meeting and event space is also available. 2274 County Road #1 Bloomfield K0K 1G0 613-393-1414 huffestates.com theinn@huffestates.com

The Waring House Centrally located, The Waring House makes the ideal base for exploring Prince Guests can choose from 49 rooms offering a blend of modern comfort and classic charm and can dine in either our picturesque Amelia’s Garden Restaurant or enjoy great food and entertainment in our cozy pub. Check our website for the latest accommodation packages. 395 Sandy Hook Road Picton K0K 2TO 613-476-7492 800-621-4956 waringhouse.com reservations@waringhouse.com

Vieni Estates Wine & Spirits Bed and Breakfast Immerse yourself in the Vieni Estates experience. Tour our winery & sample a wide array of award-winning wines and spirits. Enjoy a refreshing white wine while exploring our vineyard and grounds. Picnic by our pond enjoying the surrounding nature. For the more adventurous, hike our segment of the Bruce Trail, and beyond. Finally, unwind poolside and enjoy the tranquility of this oasis. “Vieni” – Come – and discover Wine Country at Vieni Estates Bed & Breakfast. 4553 Fly Road Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-6521 info@vieni.ca vieni.ca

A TRULY UNIQUE GETAWAY Explore Niagara’s Wine Country from the comfort & charm of over 100 world-class bed and breakfasts, country inns, and vacation homes in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Quaint or chic, historic or romantic, in Old Town or amongst the vines – enjoy comfy accommodations and warm hospitality close to shops theatres and wineries. Reserve online at BookYourStay.ca

Associations Grape Growers of Ontario Officially represents all Ontario grape growers who Grow the Wines You Love from grapes grown in your backyard that have been nurtured in local soils and lovingly harvested by your neighbours’ own hands. 905-688-0990 localgrapes.ca info@grapegrowersofontario.com

Dining The Restaurant at the CN Tower ($$$$)

The Vineyard Cottage & Farmhouse at 13th Street Winery Choose from two contemporary houses set amongst the vineyards on the winery estate, minutes from downtown St. Catharines and just off the QEW at 7th Street. Each sleeps eight guests in private, luxurious accommodations. Both include a fully equipped kitchen, living room, expansive deck, three-and-a-half baths. The Cottage has three bedrooms. The Farmhouse has four. 1750 Fourth Avenue St. Catharines L2R 6P9 13thstreetwinery.com/stay info@13thstreetwinery.com Vintage Hotels Get acquainted with wine country and stay at one of our three charming hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake or Inn On The Twenty in Jordan Village. Enjoy delicious cuisine, exceptional service and luxurious guestrooms. Enjoy many extras like pools, spas, lounges, fireplaces, high tea service and more! Next stop, Niagara Wine Country! Niagara-on-the-Lake 1-888-669-5566 vintage-hotels.com reservations@vintage-hotels.com

One of Canada’s finest dining destinations, located atop the iconic CN Tower, 360 Restaurant pairs a spectacular 360-degree revolving view of the city with an inventive, Canadian sourced, seasonal prix fixe menu. 360 boasts an extensive array of wines from Ontario, Canada, and around the world, from its innovative cellar in the sky. 290 Bremner Boulevard Toronto M5V 3L9 416-362-5411 cntower.ca/360 info@cntower.ca Pelee Island Wine Pavilion Pelee Island is home to our 700+ acre farm in Canada’s warmest grape-growing region with a winemaking history dating back more than 150 years. Our Winery Pavilion with Deli Hut is surrounded by vineyards and Lake Erie’s shore for that island time, chill vibe. Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date on operations and exclusive offers. 20 East West Road Pelee Island N0R 1M0 519-724-2469 or 1-800-597-3533 peleeisland.com pavilion@peleeisland.com


The Trattoria at Paglione Estate Winery ($$) Celebrating the simple life with food, wine, and Italian charm, discover this unique experience, in a warm, Mediterranean atmosphere. From the cellar to the kitchen, it is all about carrying on the tradition; small batch wines, famous wood-fired pizza, traditional sharing plates inspired by timeless family recipes, and handmade gelato. 724 County Road 50 East Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-0597 paglioneestatewinery.com info@paglioneestatewinery.com The Vines Restaurant at Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards ($$$) Enjoy dishes prepared with locally sourced products, paired with CHV award-winning wines. The 50-seat restaurant and 40seat patio provide for a calming and delicious lunch or dinner overlooking the vineyard and open green space. Open for lunch 7 days/week, May – December. Dinner service available Fridays & Saturdays. Reservations recommended. Open Table booking available online. 1425 Iler Road Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-4295 Coach House Café at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery ($) Capturing the best of what Niagara has to offer, the Coach House Café at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery specializes in lunch. Stop by for fresh, locally inspired cuisine paired with award-winning wines on the patio surrounded by vineyards. The menu evolves with nature’s bounty; please visit the website for current offerings. Open Victoria Day weekend – Canadian Thanksgiving from 11:30 am to 4 pm. 1469 Pelham Road St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-641-6970 henryofpelham.com/coach-house-café coachhousecafe@henryofpelham.com The Deck at Creekside Estate Winery ($$) Your destination for good food, great hospitality and quality local ingredients – all hand made. The experience is distinctly feet-up. Lounge. Relax with friends. Indulge in minimal intervention, vegan wines paired with Chef’s housemade, food “to-go” items. Whether you’re looking to chat with like-minded wine folk, enjoy a picnic on our deck, indulge in Chef’s cheese and charcuterie, spy on the winemaking team, stock-up groceries or just spend some time with friends. Reservations are not required for al fresco seating. Open May – October. Check website for winter food and wine experiences 905-562-0035 2170 Fourth Avenue Jordan, ON creeksidewine.com info@creeksidewine.com

The Good Earth Vineyard & Winery ($$$) Nestled at the foot of the Beamsville Bench, The Good Earth Bistro serves classic but elevated bistro fare by Executive Chef Andrew Thorne. As one of the original “farm-to-table” experiences in Niagara they use fresh local ingredients with their wine-friendly food offerings. Enjoy their outdoor (seasonal) patio or stay inside the Bistro for a unique Wine Country experience. 4556 Lincoln Avenue Beamsville L0R 1B3 905-563-6333 goodearthfoodandwine.com info@goodearthfoodandwine.com

The Restaurant at Vineland Estates Winery ($$$) Niagara regional cuisine by Executive Chef George Ward. Lunch and dinner made with fresh, seasonal, local ingredients. Indoor and outdoor seating with a picturesque view of the vineyard and Lake Ontario. Voted as one of the Top 100 Most Romantic Restaurants in Canada by Open Table diners. 3620 Moyer Road Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-7088 ext. 133 1-888-846-3526 vineland.com reservations@vineland.com Rockway Vineyards ($$)

Just Cooking Rustic Italian ($$$) A menu inspired by the food that warms people and is made entirely from scratch with locally sourced produce and meats. Features that entice and house-made desserts that make your mouth water. Just Cooking Rustic Italian has become a favourite among locals and a destination for travelers along Niagara’s picturesque wine route. Gluten-free and vegetarian options. Book using website! 3457 King Street Vineland L0K 2C0 905-562-3222 justcooking.ca

Casual grill-style dining overlooking our vineyards and golf course. Open April to December. 3290 Ninth Street St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-641-1030 1-877-ROCKWAY (762-5929) rockway.net dine@rockway.net

London Born Winery Restaurant Feeling peckish? Join us at London Born Wine Co. for a bite to eat while overlooking the serene views of the vineyard. Serving charcuterie boards from Friday to Sunday. A rotating selection of local ingredients and artisanal cheese featuring an array of Canadian and international cheeses. 905-563-7256 londonbornwines.com info@londonbornwines.com The Restaurant at Redstone ($$$) Our 80-seat restaurant, private dining room and spacious outdoor patio space will showcase the seasonally and locally inspired cuisine of Chef David Sider. Our philosophy is to create cuisine centred on honesty, freshness and an unwavering commitment to our region. We strive to capture the seasons within the seasons, no matter how short, to create an experience based upon a “sense of place” that can only exist because of where we are. The Restaurant at Redstone is open for lunch and dinner Wednesday to Sunday and private group dining experiences can be arranged by e-mailing: feedback@redstonewines.ca 4245 King Street Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-9463 redstonewines.ca

BARBEA ($$) Our WINE SHOP & TAPAS BAR is the kind of destination where you can spend a leisurely afternoon or evening exploring new wines from Niagara’s largest selection of VQA & international wines, enjoy a glass or two of wine and some tapas, or stock up for a dinner party at home. Our chic & welcoming atmosphere encourages socializing with friends and fellow wine lovers, and our knowledgable team allows for a sense of discovery. Think of us as your one-stop-shop for wine! 242 Mary Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 289-272-1242 www.barbea.ca info@barbea.ca

BarrelHead Wine Pizza Patio at Pillitteri Estates Winery Wine, dine and sunshine at our outdoor wood oven pizza patio in Niagara-on-theLake. Taste traditional Neapolitan classics and some new twists. Try our signature Icewine cocktails and sangria. All of our ingredients are sustainably farmed and come from local suppliers. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from late May to October. 1696 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S1J0 905-468-3147 Pillitteri.com/barrelhead @barrelhead on Instagram winery@pillitteri.com

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The Farmhouse Café at Caroline Cellars ($$) Offering relaxed fare for those travelling through the heart of NOTL Wine Country. Focusing on fresh, local and seasonal cuisine, we are open for lunch year-round, serving classics with a Wine Country twist. Indoor and patio seating available. 1010 Line 2 Road, Virgil L0S 1T0 905-468-8814 carolinecellars.com info@carolinecellars.com

The Winery Restaurant at Peller Estates ($$$$) Enjoy the ultimate vine-to-table dining experience. Our commitment to local ingredients goes far beyond what’s in your glass. Chef Jason Parsons ensures each plate that leaves the kitchen celebrates the bounty of our community, our province and our country. Enjoy thoughtfully selected VQA wine pairings from the Peller Estates cellar, offered for each and every item on our menu. 1-888-510-5537 info@peller.com Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant ($$$)

The Gate House ($$$) Located in one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s most historic properties, The Gate House showcases casual cuisine in a relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner while sitting on the large, shaded terrace overlooking Queen Street. All-day menu offered from 11 am to close. 142 Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S1J0 905-468-4552 124queen.com Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards ($$$) Located within the Estate, Kitchen76 offers guests classic Italian cuisine alongside seasonally inspired dishes that showcase the best of the seasons. With exquisite vineyard views, we invite you to join us for beautiful wine and food pairings that showcase culinary and winemaking excellence. Reservations are highly recommended. January – May Thursday – Sunday 11:30 am – 8:30 pm May – October Monday – Sunday 11:30 am – 9 pm 240 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-0592 ext. 3 twosistersvineyards.com kitchen76@twosistersvineyards.com OLiV Tapas Bar & Restaurant (at Strewn Winery) ($$$) Our continental fusion cuisine will delight the most discriminating palate. Healthy, exquisite flavours created by combining OLiV’s awardwinning premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegars with the freshest local ingredients will tantalize your taste buds. Pair them with our award-winning VQA wines and your culinary experience will showcase the best of Niagara. Whether a simple tapas lunch, fine gourmet dining or artisan pizza on our casual patio, we strive to make your time with us exceptional. 1339 Lakeshore Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-1222 olivtapasnotl.com tapas@olivtr.com Peller Estates’ Barrel House Grill ($$) Meet us on the patio! Take in the beautiful vineyard views while enjoying Winery Chef Jason Parsons’ culinary creations in an openair setting. Featuring a casual menu and award-winning VQA wines, the Barrel House Grill is a one-of-a-kind destination offering fresh, local ingredients, and a warm, casual atmosphere. Open daily for lunch and dinner from mid-May to early October (weather dependent). 290 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 1-888-510-5537 peller.com info@peller.com

Join us for an exceptional Farm-to-Table experience. We grow our own bread and organic vegetables while pairing our meals with the guidance of our winemaker’s discriminating palate. We are blessed with a renowned culinary team that chooses an ever-changing menu. With a variety of ingredients picked right from our garden, our team not only creates a seasonal menu but also preserves as much as possible so that going local is not just a seasonal term. We are extremely proud of our service and level of hospitality that will be shown to your table whenever you choose to dine with us at Ravine. 1366 York Road St. David’s L0S 1P0 905-262-8463 ravinevineyard.com info@ravinevineyard.com

Ruffino’s Pasta Bar & Grill ($$$) Niagara’s newest Italian-inspired neighbourhood restaurant. Featuring a wood-fired grill and pizza oven. Enjoy dining al fresco on our patio, up close & personal at our chef’s bar, or at a cozy candlelit table for 2. The food is soul satisfying & belly filling like Nona’s. Warm and welcoming like the fires we cook on. All sourced fresh from our 4-acre farm. If we slow down, spend time with each other, eat great food & drink great wine, then we will learn what it means to be family and a community. 242 Mary Street Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON 289-819-0179 www.ruffinosnotl.ca info@ruffinosnotl.ca

Treadwell ($$$$) Located steps from the Shaw Festival, Niagara’s most critically acclaimed restaurant offers outside dining on our beautiful patio, inside overlooking our open kitchen, or private dining surrounded by our wine cellar. Named as one of Canada’s Top 10 Wine Restaurants by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, our award-winning VQA wine list is showcased alongside seasonal, ingredient-driven menus. Open for lunch and dinner, as well as brunch on Sundays. 114 Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-934-9797 treadwellcuisine.com

Trius Winery Restaurant ($$$) Celebrate the connection between wine, food, people and place by enjoying Chef Frank Dodd’s locally-inspired Niagara Wine Country cuisine. Relax in our modern, yet warm dining room or soak in the vineyard views from a table on our seasonal patio. Our attentive servers will provide impeccable service and are always happy to provide thoughtful suggestions to elevate your meal. Open daily from noon – 8pm, view our all-day menu at triuswines.com 1249 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-7123 or 1-888-510-5537 info@triuswines.com triuswines.com Whisky Bar Patio at Wayne Gretzky Estates ($$) The perfect place to relax and take in all the excitement of Wayne Gretzky Estates. Savour Chef Deshamais’ casual farm-to-table comfort foods, proudly showcasing local flavours. Happy hour doesn’t get more Canadian, whether soaking up summer with a handmade cocktail or cozying up under a heater by the skating rink! 1219 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON , L0S 1J0 1-888-510-5537 gretzkyestateswines.com info@waynegretzkyestates.com

Theatre Shaw Festival The perfect intermission from life! The 2021 Season features nine plays from May 1 – December 23 including the Sondheim musical Gypsy, the return of the world’s greatest detective in Sherlock Holmes and The Raven’s Curse and the comedy Charley’s Aunt. Plus, two Holiday Season plays: A Christmas Carol and Holiday Inn. 10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774 Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 1-800-511-7429 shawfest.com

Markets/Fine Foods 13th Street Bakery & Café Discover our famous butter tarts and other fresh baked goods. Try our jams and jellies made with Niagara produce. Shop our selection of culinary items, giftware and artisanal cheeses. Take home some of our prepared foods to enjoy at home. Our outdoor Bistro is open seasonally for lunch. 1776 Fourth Avenue St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-984-9844 Bakery@13thStreetWinery.com 13thStreetWinery.com


Upper Canada Cheese Company

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We hand-craft our award-winning cheeses made with fresh Guernsey milk and goat milk from local farms right here in Ontario! Visit our Creamery to watch our artisanal cheeses being made and shop our gourmet boutique – stocked with local, artisan products and giftware! 4159 Jordan Road Jordan Station L0R 1S0 905-562-9730 uppercanadacheese.com info@uppercanadacheese.com

Original and unique experiences since 1992! Creative, hand-crafted, locally guided tours in culinary, wine, spirits and craft beer. Engaging and fun corporate events, celebrations and groups with pickup in the GTA, Hamilton & SWO. Relaxing Via Rail packages from Toronto; daily afternoon cheese, lunch, dinner tours by passenger van with local Niagara hotel pickup. Leisure bicycle tours and rentals seasonally. 9½ Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-1300 or 1-800-680-7006 niagaraworldwinetours.com winetours@niagaraworldwinetours.com

White Meadows Farms Visit one of White Meadows Farms’ 3 locations: Old Town NOTL, Fallsview Casino or our farm in Pelham. With roots over 75 years deep, let us teach you about the unique craft behind Canada’s sweetest national treasure: 100% Pure Maple Syrup. Ask for a FREE tasting of maple syrup and join us for a tour of our sugarbush. 2519 Effingham St. Pelham L2R 6P7 905-682-0642 whitemeadowsfarms.com info@whitemeadowsfarms.com

Shopping Rosehill Wine Cellars Inc. Designers and builders of custom wine cellars and wine racking. Full range of wine storage equipment, including cabinets, cooling units, racks and wine accessories. 1686 Mattawa Avenue Mississauga L4X 1K2 905-275-0979 or 1-888-253-6807 rosehillwinecellars.com info@rosehillwinecellars.co

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Norfolk County Tourism Norfolk County’s most popular destinations are the ports, towns and villages along the Lake Erie coast. These towns include Port Dover, Turkey Point and Long Point. Wineries and farm markets highlight Norfolk County’s status as Ontario’s Garden. Beaches, boating, camping, hiking, fishing and festivals are key activities. 185 Robinson Street, Suite 200 Simcoe N3Y 5L6 1-800-699-9038 norfolktourism.ca tourism@norfolkcounty.ca Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

LCBO Try these convenient ways to get your favourite Ontario VQA wines at LCBO: Choose Same-Day Pickup and we’ll get your order ready. Or let us shop for you! Place your order on LCBO.com and choose the Deliver to Store option. Prefer to shop in-store? Before you visit, learn about our health and safety measures at LCBO.com. Please drink responsibly.

Welcome to Canada’s hottest wine region! A tour of Windsor Essex’s wine country has so much to offer wine enthusiasts, foodies and more. Whether by bike, trolley or car, visit all of the EPIC Wineries for an unforgettable experience. 333 Riverside Drive West, Suite 103 Windsor N9A 7C5 519-255-6530 1-800-265-3633 visitwindsoressex.com/wine info@tourismwindsoressex.com

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Tourist Information City of St. Catharines Tourism Services From authentic wine and culinary experiences, to unique festivals and cultural events including live music, theatre and sporting events, St. Catharines is at the heart of it all. Take advantage of our affordable accommodations and close proximity to all major Niagara attractions. 50 Church Street St. Catharines L2R 7C2 905-688-5601 ext. 1731 905-688-4TTY (4889) tourismstcatharines.ca tourism@stcatharines.ca

Entertaining, informative, and fun wine, beer & spirit tasting experiences operated by Niagara’s premier wine tour company since 2002. Private van or luxury vehicle for tours led by engaging and customerfocused local guides. Pickup and drop-off in the Niagara region at no extra charge. Exploring the distinct viticultural areas of NOTL and Twenty Valley wine regions. Tours operate year-round and can be booked online or by calling to reserve. 1-866-408-WINE (9463) 905-563-1759 crushtours.com info@crushtours.com

Daily wine tours by vehicle or bicycle. Cheese pairing tours, gourmet lunch or dinner tours. Door-to-door hotel service. Group and special occasion and corporate tours. Bicycle rentals also available. Check out the GRAPE ESCAPE ROOM, our exciting live adventure game! Download the Grape Escape Wine Tours app today for great offers and maps! 1627 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-9959 or 1-866-935-4445 tourniagarawineries.com rich@tourniagarawineries.com

Magic Winery Bus Hop On, Hop Off Tour Do you believe in Magic? It’s a classic British double-decker bus, visiting captivating destinations, learning from winemakers, tasting fabulous wines and discovering the miraculous terroirs of Niagara. Friday, Saturday, Sunday departures June to September. Get your ticket to ride. Booking online, in advance. magicwinerybus.ca 902-670-0340 dhovell@magicwinerybus.ca

Niagara Airbus Inc. Daily winery tours door to door from Toronto and Niagara. Groups, conferences, special events, custom tailored tours. Open 24 hours. 8626 Lundy’s Lane Niagara Falls L2H 1H4 905-374-8111 niagaraairbus.com airsales@niagaraairbus.com Ontario Group of Touring Companies Providing unique guided, intimate wine tours with luxury transportation from Toronto area to Niagara and Prince Edward County. Specialists in offering distinct wine tours for individuals and groups. An Ontario Craft Brewers Association partner offering craft brewery tours in Niagara, Toronto, Guelph and Collingwood. P.O. Box 776 Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 416-527-2362 ontariogroupoftouringcompanies.com ogtc.ca tours@bell.net

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FAQs | Need-to-Know Information I’ve never been to a winery. What should I expect? Our Wine Country ambassadors will be happy to see you! They love talking wine and are great resources on what to see, do and taste in the area. Each winery is unique and will vary in size and personality. Most wineries are comprised of a retail area to purchase wine and a tasting bar where you can book a tasting experience. Some will have onsite restaurants or patio and picnic areas to enjoy as well.

Is there a recommended way to age Ontario VQA wines? There are a number of determining factors when it comes to aging wine, such as the vintage and the varietal. If you’re at a winery, put the question to one of their staff. Otherwise, the following are a few guidelines to follow with respect to aging wines: • For fresh, unoaked white wines and rosé wines – up to one year

I am travelling to Wine Country. Should I call ahead to make an appointment? Many wineries require reservations for tastings. Every winery offers a unique experience – some offer drop-in tastings, while others offer structured tastings by appointment only. If you are travelling with a group larger than 6 people be sure to call ahead, particularly if you are visiting smaller wineries as space in the tasting room is sometimes limited.

• Oaked white wines – one to two years

I’m eager to go on a wine tour. How should I approach this?

VQA is a system that regulates wines of origin, ensuring the wine is made from 100% Ontario grapes and meets specific quality and labelling standards. It is Ontario’s version of appellation control that has existed in Europe’s great wine regions for over 60 years.

Most wineries offer tours of their vineyard and winery, typically for a nominal fee. Visitors will learn about the history of the winery, visit the vineyard, see how the wine is produced and taste some of the wines. To start, consult the winery listings to find out what times they offer these sessions and the types of tours that they host. Where can I eat in Wine Country? Many wineries have on-site restaurants and bistros. Casual patio fare is often available during the summer months. The regions also boast wonderful restaurants that offer locally sourced ingredients and local VQA wines. Or stop by a farmers’ market and pick up the makings for a picnic lunch – refer to the winery listings to see which wineries have picnic space. I’m interested in having wine shipped directly to my home – what’s the policy around this? Many wineries are happy to arrange shipping to your home if you live in Ontario for a small fee. Ask the retail associates at each winery or check out their online stores for details. If I’m travelling with wine, what’s the best way to keep it? If travelling by car, it is best to secure the wine in a cooler or box and out of direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. If travelling by plane, ensure the wine is well secured in strong shipping packaging to avoid breakage. Once a bottle is opened, how long will the wine last? On average, opened wine will be fine for up to three days. It’s important to properly seal your wine and store it in a cool, dark place. If it’s white, keep it in the refrigerator; if it’s red, you can store it at room temperature. Be sure to seal your sparkling with a special closure to keep its bubbles longer! I’m going to the United States. What are the rules for bringing wine across the border? When travelling from Canada to the U.S. each adult over the age of 21 is allowed one litre of wine. Any additional wine is subject to an IRS tax of 21 cents per additional litre regardless of the wine’s price. *Please verify with Customs for any updates or new policies.

• Ontario red wines – between two and five years • Ontario Icewine and fortified wine – between five and 10 years All varieties of wine (including Icewine) should be stored horizontally in a cool, dark and dry place. What is VQA Ontario?

VQA is all about place. Our wines reflect their inherent tie to special places in Ontario – Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie North Shore, Prince Edward County – places where the soil, the slope, the sunshine, the warmth, the rainfall and the craftsmanship yield distinct grapes and exceptional wines. Find out what special place your wine comes from by looking for the region or sub-region name between the VQA letters on the label. What is vintage variation? Each unique growing season has an impact on the growth of the grape vine and the fruit it produces, and in turn the wine made from that harvest. Wine character can be a delicate thing and knowing about each vintage can help predict what the potential is for its wines. Seasonal conditions can also vary between appellations and even between micro-climates within a small appellation. But vintages are not always universally “bad” or “good”. While one variety might enjoy the scorching heat, others will thrive in cooler weather. And remember, grapes are just one part of the equation – the winemaker’s skills shine through in every wine and every vintage. Sustainable Winemaking Ontario Certified Sustainable Winemaking Ontario Certified is a certification program that ensures wineries adhere to environmentally sustainable practices. Certified wineries are identified by the green leaf logo beside their winery description in the Guide. To be certified, Ontario wineries must complete an in-depth survey that is verified annually by an independent auditor that tracks winemaking activities from soil to shelf. When consumers see the green leaf logo, they are guaranteed that the winery and their respective wines have travelled a sustainable path.


Winery Index 13th Street Winery.............................................................................. 57 16 Mile Cellar........................................................................................ 57 2027 Cellars.......................................................................................... 57 Adamo Estate Winery........................................................................43 Alton Farms Estate Winery............................................................... 51 Alvento Winery.................................................................................... 57 Amanda’s Vineyards........................................................................... 26 Angels Gate Winery........................................................................... 57 Back 10 Cellars..................................................................................... 57 Between the Lines Winery................................................................ 76 Big Head Wines................................................................................... 76 Black Prince Winery............................................................................ 26 Broken Stone Winery......................................................................... 26 Burning Kiln Winery............................................................................ 47 Byland Estate Winery......................................................................... 77 CREW – Colchester Ridge Estate Winery & Gallery.................34 Calamus Estate Winery..................................................................... 59 Caroline Cellars.................................................................................... 77 Casa-Dea Estates Winery................................................................. 26 Cave Spring – Vineyard...................................................................... 58 Cave Spring – Winery......................................................................... 58 Château des Charmes........................................................................ 77 Closson Chase...................................................................................... 26 Cloudsley Cellars................................................................................. 59 Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery.........................................................48 Colaneri Estate Winery...................................................................... 77 Colio Estate Wines..............................................................................34 Commisso Estate Winery................................................................. 59 Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards.................................................................34 Cornerfield Wine Co............................................................................ 51 Cornerstone Estate Winery.............................................................. 59 Creekside Estate Winery................................................................... 59 Dancing Swallows Vineyard.............................................................34 Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc.......................................................... 51 De Simone Vineyards......................................................................... 77 Di Profio Estate Wines....................................................................... 59 Domaine Queylus................................................................................60 Featherstone Estate Winery.............................................................60 Ferox by Fabian Reis............................................................................ 77 Flat Rock Cellars...................................................................................60 Foreign Affair Winery (The).............................................................60 Frogpond Farm Organic Winery...................................................... 79 Front Road Cellars............................................................................... 47 Gallucci Winery...................................................................................43 Georgian Hills Vineyards...................................................................48 Good Earth Vineyard & Winery (The)..........................................60 Grange of Prince Edward Vineyard & Winery............................. 26 GreenLane Estate Winery.................................................................60 Harbour Estates Winery.................................................................... 62 Hare Wine Co. (The).......................................................................... 79 Harwood Estate Vineyards............................................................... 27 Henry of Pelham Family Estate........................................................ 62 Hernder Estate Wines........................................................................ 63 Hernder on 4th..................................................................................... 63 Hidden Bench Estate Winery........................................................... 63 Holland Marsh Wineries...................................................................43 Honsberger Estate Winery............................................................... 63 Hounds of Erie Winery....................................................................... 47 Huff Estates Winery........................................................................... 27 Icellars Estate Winery........................................................................ 79 Inniskillin Wines................................................................................... 79 Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate......................................................... 79 Joseph’s Estate Wines....................................................................... 79 KIN Vineyards........................................................................................41 Kacaba Vineyards & Winery............................................................ 65 Karlo Estates......................................................................................... 27 Keint-he Winery and Vineyards...................................................... 27 Kew Vineyards Estate Winery......................................................... 65 King’s Court Estate Winery.............................................................. 65 Konzelmann Estate Winery...............................................................81 Lacey Estates Winery......................................................................... 27

Lailey Winery.........................................................................................81 Lakeview Wine Co................................................................................81 Leaning Post Wine.............................................................................. 65 Legends Estates Winery.................................................................... 65 London Born Wine Company.......................................................... 65 Lundy Manor Wine Cellars...............................................................86 Maelstrom Winery............................................................................... 51 Magnotta Winery (Vaughan)..........................................................43 Magnotta Winery (Beamsville)...................................................... 67 Malivoire Wine Company................................................................. 67 Marynissen Estates..............................................................................81 Mastronardi Estate Winery..............................................................34 Megalomaniac Wines........................................................................68 Monastery Cellars...............................................................................86 Mountain Road Wine Company.....................................................68 Muscedere Vineyards........................................................................34 Niagara College Teaching Winery...................................................81 NOMAD at Hinterbrook Winery.....................................................81 Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard.............................................. 27 North 42 Degrees Estate.................................................................. 35 Organized Crime Winery (The)......................................................69 Oxley Estate Winery........................................................................... 35 Paglione Estate Winery...................................................................... 36 Palatine Hills Estate Winery............................................................. 83 Pelee Island Winery Pavilion............................................................ 36 Pelee Island Winery............................................................................ 36 Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant............................................... 83 Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery......................................................69 Pillitteri Estates Winery..................................................................... 83 PondView Estate Winery.................................................................. 83 Queenston Mile Vineyard................................................................. 83 Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery....................................................... 83 Redstone Winery.................................................................................69 Redtail Vineyards................................................................................. 28 Reif Estate Winery...............................................................................84 Rennie Estate Winery.........................................................................69 Ridge Road Estate Winery................................................................69 Ridgepoint Wines................................................................................69 Riverview Cellars Estate Winery.....................................................84 Rockway Vineyards.............................................................................70 Rosehall Run.......................................................................................... 28 Rosewood Winery & Meadery........................................................70 Royal DeMaria Wines........................................................................70 Sandbanks Estate Winery................................................................. 28 Schatz Winery by Hessenland Inn.................................................. 51 Small Talk Vineyards & Shiny Apple Cider..................................84 Smoke&Gamble – Frisky Beaver..................................................... 47 Southbrook Organic Vineyards.......................................................84 Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery................................................ 36 Stoney Ridge Estate Winery.............................................................70 Stratus Wines.......................................................................................84 Strewn Winery.....................................................................................84 Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery...........................................................70 Sugarbush Vineyards.......................................................................... 28 Tawse Wine & Spirits.........................................................................70 The Roost Wine Co.............................................................................49 Thirty Bench Wine Makers................................................................ 71 Three Dog Winery............................................................................... 29 Trail Estate Winery.............................................................................. 29 Traynor Family Vineyard.................................................................... 29 Trius Winery & Restaurant............................................................... 85 Two Sisters Vineyards........................................................................ 85 Vieni Estates Wine & Spirits............................................................. 71 Viewpointe Estate Winery................................................................ 36 Vineland Estates Winery.................................................................... 71 Vivace Estate Winery......................................................................... 37 Waupoos Estates Winery................................................................. 29 Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery............................... 85 Westcott Vineyards............................................................................. 71 Willow Springs Winery......................................................................45 Windrush Estate Winery...................................................................45

The Wine Marketing Association of Ontario is dedicated to promoting VQA Wines of Ontario – both the vintners and the unique qualities of our authentic VQA wines that are made exclusively from 100% Ontario-grown grapes. Wine Country Ontario is dedicated to promoting Ontario’s wine-growing regions – from the wines and wineries themselves to the complete experience of each destination: local cuisine, year-round activities and warm hospitality. This Travel Guide has been compiled for the benefit of travellers to Wine Country Ontario destinations. We hope that the listed services will enhance your Wine Country experience. Please note, however, that Wine Country Ontario or the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario cannot be held responsible for the actions, claims or policies of any of its advertisers, including wineries listed in the Guide. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy in the information provided, but hours of operation, products, vintages and services are subject to change without notice. The Wine Marketing Association of Ontario is a non-profit association that markets Ontario’s vintners and the unique qualities of our authentic, 100% VQA wines. The Wine Marketing Association of Ontario would like to thank the Government of Ontario for its ongoing support of this publication and of Ontario’s VQA wine industry. For more information, please visit www.winecountryontario.ca. Copyright 2021 Wine Country Ontario

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