2023/2024 Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide

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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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CONTENTS winecountryontario.ca WineCountryOntario WineCountryOnt WineCountryOnt WineCountryOntario1 FOLLOW US 2 Appellations 4 VQA Ontario Wine Story 6 VQA Manifesto 8 VQA / Our Signature Varieties 10 Sparkling & Rosé Wines 12 Icewine 14 Winemaking 101 16 Sustainability 18 Wine Tasting 101 / Trending 20 Plan Your Adventure 22 Prince Edward County 30 Lake Erie North Shore 38 Emerging Regions 52 Niagara Escarpment & Area 74 Niagara-on-the-Lake & Area 92 Stay, Dine & Play 96 The Last Word 97 Index This Guide is produced with funding provided by the Government of Ontario LEGEND ONTARIO WINE ROUTE ACCOMMODATIONS CYCLING TRAILS ENTERTAINMENT EV CHARGING STATION GOLF COURSES HIKING HISTORIC SITES MAP COORDINATES ONLINE BOOKING PATIO FARE PICNIC RESTAURANTS SHOPPING SPAS TASTINGS TOURS WHEELCHAIR ACCESS WINERIES WINE CLUB SUSTAINABLE WINEGROWING ONTARIO CERTIFIED winecountryontario.ca VQA | 2023/24 Travel Guide 1

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 18,000 acres (7,284 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 fresh water 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 appellation benefits from warm temperatures and a long growing season

• Long sunshine hours and the warm, shallow waters of Lake Erie afford excellent ripening conditions for 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

• Ontario’s coolest appellation is a virtual island on the northeastern end of Lake Ontario with more than 800 kilometres of shoreline, including renowned Sandbanks Provincial Park

• Stony calcareous limestone soils and a short growing season produce concentrated fruit resulting in wines with bright acidity and distinct mineral character

Niagara Peninsula

Diverse glacial soils & Lakeside vineyards

• Ontario’s oldest wine appellation draws its cool climate character from winds off the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario

• Complex glacial soils carved from the Ice Age are the backbone for exciting wines from a wide range of grapes

This appellation encompasses 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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“Refreshing, mineral-driven, site-specific wine.”

Ontario’s Exceptional Wines On the Cutting Edge of Cool! 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!

41 O to 44 O 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

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(October–November) matches other wine regions of the world, with 100 to 112 days. GROWTH CYCLE

Lakes: The Great Ones!

Ontario’s Magnificent Moderators

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

Limestone: It’s About Our Rocks! 500 Million Years in the Making

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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Origin, Quality, Authenticity

The Ontario Wine Appellation Authority (OWAA) sets and enforces the standards for the wine that’s made here. At OWAA, they’re appellation obsessed.

Origin

Every VQA wine label shows where the grapes are grown – look for it between the VQA letters on the label. E.g., “VQA Twenty Mile Bench VQA.”

Quality

The Ontario Wine Appellation Authority enforces winemaking standards and labelling integrity through a rigorous certification program that consumers can trust

Authenticity

Every VQA wine is crafted in Ontario and made with 100% Ontario-grown grapes, so you know it’s an authentic local wine

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Our Signature Varieties

Ontario produces most of the international varieties that you know and love. Our signature varieties, as well as examples of Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, Gewürztraminer, Merlot and Baco Noir, express Ontario’s distinctive terroir bringing the Ontario wine story to life. Each is exciting, produced as a single varietal wine or used as the foundation for classic blends, sparkling, rosé and Icewine.

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, expressing 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

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Sparkling – a Pop of Fun!

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 crafting sparkling wine

• Secondary fermentation takes place in the bottle (aging on the lees/dead yeast cells)

• The result is delicate bubbles, complex flavours and fine brioche aromas

CHARMAT/CUVE CLOSE METHOD

• Produces sparkling wines that are fresh, vibrant and fruit forward

• Secondary fermentation takes place in steel tanks before bottling

KEY FLAVOURS

Citrus

Brioche Mineral

KEY FLAVOURS

Floral Citrus Berry

TRENDY EFFERVESCENTS

• Often called Pét-Nat or Méthode Ancestrale

• Bubbles usually have light and fizzy mouthfeel

• Sometimes cloudy as they are typically unfiltered

• Usually lower in alcohol and sweeter due to naturally unfermented sugars

SWEETNESS SCALE BRUT NATURE*/BRUT 0 – 15g/L EXTRA DRY (Extra Sec) 15 – 25g/L SWEET (Doux) > 50g/L MEDIUM DRY (Demi Sec) 35 – 50g/L DRY (Sec) 25 – 35g/L 0 15 25 35 50 * 0 sweetener in the dosage < < < > > > > > >

Rosé Wines – la Vie en Rosé!

Fun, trendy and versatile – Ontario Rosé is hot! Dry or off-dry, soft and lush or crisp and structured, Ontario VQA Rosé is always refreshing. Rosé is perfect to enjoy on its own or to liven up your next dinner party.

ROSÉ WINES

• 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

• Still or Sparkling? The choice is yours!

KEY FLAVOURS

Rose petal

Strawberry

Citrus

ORANGE WINES

• Skin Fermented white wines, or orange wines, are made from white or pink grape varieties (such as Gewürztraminer, Vidal, Riesling and Chardonnay) fermented on the grape skins for a minimum of 10 days

• Orange wines often have herbal notes and tea-like characteristics

• Ontario was one of the first regions in the world to establish a Skin-Fermented White Wine category

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Icewine – Authentically Canadian

Luscious and luxurious, Ontario VQA Icewine has highly concentrated 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.

Internationally renowned, Ontario VQA Icewine is moderate in alcohol and has vibrant acidity that is in perfect harmony with complex rich flavours of apricot and passionfruit.

• The naturally 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

• 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

• Icewine is moderate in alcohol and medium- to full-bodied, depending on the winery’s house style

You need 10  Icewine grapes to make 1 single ml of Icewine.

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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.

Pairings

SAVOURY : Salty foods enhance Icewine’s fruit flavours, while the sweetness of the wine softens the sharp saltiness of the dish.

SPICY : The cool, fruity sweetness of VQA Icewine takes the heat out of the dish, and maintains the flavours of the spices.

SWEET : When pairing dessert with VQA Icewine be sure the dessert is sweeter than the wine to allow both the wine and the dish to shine.

Cocktails

Enjoy VQA Icewine in your favourite cocktail to shake up your happy hour. For delicious recipes visit winecountryontario.ca/icewine

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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 the transformation from grapes to wine first-hand.

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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 leaves or damaged berries. The sorted grapes are gently crushed to break the skins of the grapes or left whole, depending on the wine style.

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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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.

The Spirit of Sustainability starts with VQA.

100% Ontario-grown grapes. 100% locally crafted wines.

So close to home, Ontario VQA wine doesn’t have to travel an ocean or a continent to reach you – reducing its environmental footprint. Woven into the fabric of our community, every Ontarian is part of our local wine story. Your choice matters. Buying Ontario VQA wine crafted close to home reduces your carbon footprint.

Raise a glass of your favourite VQA wine – join us in shaping the next generation of wine and building a more sustainable future together.

ENVIRONMENT

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

ECONOMY

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

COMMUNITY

Ontario’s wine industry generates over 22,000 jobs in culture, agriculture, hospitality and tourism

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

LEED is a green building rating system. It promotes global adoption of green building and development practices through the implementation of universal performance criteria. It is administered in Canada by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). Ontario is home to the world’s first LEED-certified winery.

Sustainable Winegrowing Ontario Certified

Wineries and vineyards committed to sustainability have taken their practice to the next level and are Sustainable Winegrowing Ontario (SWO) Certified. Wineries that produce Sustainable Winegrowing Ontario Certified wines are identified by the green leaf icon in the Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide. You will also find the green leaf icon on the back label of their certified sustainable wines.

ENVIRONMENT

Wineries that produce SWO Certified wines are audited annually on use and conservation of water, reduction in waste and wastewater and implementation of energy efficiency programs, including the use of sustainable power sources. They are also committed to preserving local vineyards for generations to come and being good stewards in land conservation.

ECONOMY

SWO Certified wines are always VQA, meaning they are locally crafted from 100% Ontario-grown grapes. These wines play an integral role in Ontario’s overall economic health by helping to preserve local economies and drive growth for tourism.

COMMUNITY

Wineries that produce SWO Certified wines need to be good neighbours and promote social responsibility and diversity in the workplace. They also give back to their communities and show a commitment to producing authentic regional wines that are a cornerstone of local food cultures.

Wineries that produce Sustainable Winegrowing Ontario Certified wines :

13th Street Winery

Cave Spring Vineyard

Château des Charmes

Drea’s Wine Co.

Ferox by Fabian Reis

Flat Rock Cellars

Henry of Pelham Family Estate

Hidden Bench Estate Winery

Icellars Estate Winery

Leaning Post

Malivoire Wine Company

Niagara College Teaching Winery

Oxley Estate Winery

Pelee Island Winery

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Peller Estates Winery

Reif Estate Winery

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery

Southbrook Vineyards

Stratus Wines

Strewn Winery

Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Trius Winery

Vineland Estates Winery

Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery

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Wine Tasting 101

One of the best parts of visiting Wine Country is the tasting experience. Every winery is unique but here are a few guidelines to get the most of any tasting experience. And remember there are no “wrong” answers – tasting is subjective and a lot of fun!

Wine Aromas: Fruity, Floral, Herbal, Spicy, Mineral, Sweet Tannin: The astringency or “chewiness” of the wine that comes from grape skins and/or oak barrels.

Sweetness and Acidity: Natural to the grapes – acidity gives freshness and balances any sweetness.

Be sure to book your reservation prior to visiting the winery

Hold your glass up to the light and note the colour of the wine, for hints about the grape variety, age or vintage.

Gently swirl the wine to release the aromas, and see how it coats the glass. Stick your nose in the glass and take it all in. Think about the aromas you smell – from berries, to spice, to mineral notes.

Let the wine contact every part of your tongue to maximize the experience. Is it sweet or dry? Light or full-bodied? What flavours can you identify?

(or spit) – Take a few moments to reflect and enjoy. How does the wine “finish” – is it easily approachable or more complex? Remember that spitting isn’t considered rude, and most wineries have spittoons for this purpose.

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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 VQA 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

• 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

Savour the views of rolling vistas of the quiet countryside, the fresh country air, and charming villages to 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 VISIT

• Use the maps in this guide or download our handy mobile-friendly Trip Planner

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• Do a little research before you arrive, as many wineries now require reservations for tastings

TASTE RESPONSIBLY

• Wine is a beautiful thing, but alcohol should be consumed in moderation

• Choose a designated driver or hire a tour company

• You don’t have to swallow every drop and spittoons are provided in the tasting rooms

• Visit one of the fabulous restaurants en route to prevent tasting on an empty stomach

BE ADVENTUROUS

• Take the opportunity to try something new and break out of your comfort zone

• Ask questions to learn and discover all there is to know about VQA wine

• Don’t be shy – our wine ambassadors love to talk wine

BE RESPECTFUL

• Wineries are working farms, so please don’t enter vineyards or production areas without permission

• Our small communities love welcoming guests but are also home to families and residents; please follow local laws and clean up after your visit so it remains beautiful

LOVE IT? BUY IT

• Many of the locally crafted VQA wines are in short supply and may not be available in your local liquor or grocery store, so take the opportunity to purchase directly on-site at the winery

• Be sure to inquire about delivery and wine club services too!

Follow the Wine Route signs and create your own adventure in VQA Ontario Wine Country

For more information visit us online at winecountryontario.ca

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Prince Edward County

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The Coolest Getaway

“Chardonnays from Prince Edward County are like Chablis discovering a long-lost cousin that washed up on the shores of Lake Ontario.”

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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. 11 19 22

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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.

Redtail Vineyards

Harwood Estate Vineyards

Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard

Stanners Vineyard

Traynor Family Vineyard

Lacey Estates Winery

Closson Chase

Keint-he Winery

Sandbanks Estate Winery

Trail Estate Winery

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Lighthall Vineyards

Waupoos Estates Winery

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BROKEN STONE WINERY BLACK PRINCE WINERY

An original County winery, Black Prince offers a large selection of wine, local beer, and cider right in Picton. The 50-acre Estate with Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc and Merlot also features Ontario’s only gourmet wine vinegar cellar, a restored 19th Century barn and cooperage suitable for special events, a Wood-Fired Pizza Bistro and a new 18-hole Disc Golf Course making it a must-visit.

LOCATION

13370 Loyalist Parkway

HOURS

Summer

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Tastings Daily 10 am – 6 pm

Bistro Daily 12 pm – 9 pm

Winter

Tastings Daily 11 am – 5 pm Bistro check for hours

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.

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

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HOURS Victoria Day to Thanksgiving Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Winter Weekends and by appointment

CASA-DEA ESTATES WINERY

This picturesque property is the first winery on Greer Road and is now one of the largest wineries in the County. Our 65-acre vineyard consists of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Melon de Bourgogne and the first in Canada to grow the Italian grape Pecorino. There is also a banquet facility for your dream wedding on the property.

LOCATION

1186 Greer Road Wellington K0K 3L0 613-399-3939 info@casadeaestates.com casadeaestates.com

HOURS

Summer Daily 10 am – 6 pm

Winter Monday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

Closed Sunday

CLOSSON CHASE

For 25 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!

LOCATION 629 Closson Road Hillier K0K 2J0 613-399-1418 info@clossonchase.com clossonchase.com

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HOURS

March 1 – December 20

Daily – check website for hours

With some of the oldest, most extensive vineyards in PEC, they are recognized for making low-intervention, terroir-driven wine. The winery offers a comprehensive culinary program with menus focused on local farm-to-table ingredients. The historic 200-year-old barn together with the picturesque vineyard-side grounds offer year-round tastings, a wine and gift boutique, and bespoke experiences including curated private dinners, events and wedding packages.

LOCATION 990 Closson Road Hillier K0K 2J0 613-399-1048

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Daily May – October

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HARWOOD ESTATE VINEYARDS

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 Jason Collens-Noll. 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.

LOCATION

18908 Loyalist Parkway

Hillier K0K 2J0

1-855-ONT-WINE (668-9463) info@harwood.co harwood.co

HOURS

Daily 11 am – 6 pm

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HUFF ESTATES WINERY

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.

LOCATION

2274 County Road 1 Bloomfield K0K 1G0 613-393-5802 info@huffestates.com huffestates.com

HOURS

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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KARLO ESTATES WINERY

County hospitality in a cozy historic barn. Winemakers Derek Barnett and Spencer Mayer earned 23 gold medal scores in one year and Karlo was on the “Top Ten Cutting Edge Wines in the World” list, “The Best of the Best of Ontario”, “The Top Ten Best Ontario Wines of the Year” and on “Ontario’s Top 20 Wineries” list for the last 3 consecutive years. Walk the vineyard to visit their Instagram-worthy dry-stone bridge. The historic Speakeasy hosts weekly “Dinner Jams”, “Life Drawing”, “Tasty Trivia”, “Bitchin’ Bingo” and “Fourth Friday Fondues” along with “Dinner and a Show” Saturday nights.

LOCATION

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

HOURS

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

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KEINT-HE

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.

LOCATION

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

HOURS

Summer

March 16 – December 15

Daily 11 am – 5 pm or by appointment

Winter

December 15 – March 15

Friday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

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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.

LOCATION

804 Closson Road Hillier K0K 2J0 613-399-2598

info@laceyestates.com laceyestates.com

HOURS

Monday – Friday 11 am – 5 pm

Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

LIGHTHALL VINEYARDS

Founded in 2008 with over 60 acres of vines near the South Shore of Prince Edward County. Our focus is on still and sparkling wines from Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Vidal, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. Unoaked and lightly oaked wines let the natural terroir of PEC shine through. Try the unique experience of matching our wine to our sheep’s milk cheese sourced from a single herd on a local family farm. Flights with our staff are available inside or out as the weather permits.

LOCATION

308 Lighthall Road Milford K0K 2P0 613-767-9155 info@lighthallvineyards.com lighthallvineyards.com

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HOURS

Daily 10 am – 5 pm

Last tasting starts at 4:45 pm

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NORMAN HARDIE WINERY & VINEYARD

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 over 20 Michelin Star restaurants across Europe and Asia. Enjoy wood-fired pizza, PEI oysters and smoked trout on his covered outdoor patio and oyster bar April through November.

LOCATION

1152 Greer Road

Wellington K0K 3L0 613-399-5297

info@normanhardie.com

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HOURS

May – October 10 am – 6 pm

November – April 11 am – 5 pm

Restaurant 11 am – 6 pm with days subject to seasonal change

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REDTAIL VINEYARDS

Their 25-acre vineyard is the largest in Ontario under geotextile (protecting our vines from the cold county frost). They focus on Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Gamay Noir produced with low-intervention methods showcasing varietal typicity. Enjoy a tasting or a glass of wine on their covered patio overlooking the vineyard.

LOCATION

422 Partridge Hollow Road

HOURS

April – October

Consecon K0K 1T0 613-965-0893 info@redtailvineyards.com redtailvineyards.com redtailvineyardspec redtailvineyards

Daily 11 am – 6 pm

November – April

Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

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.

LOCATION

1243 Greer Road

Wellington K0K 3L0

613-399-1183

1-888-399-1183

wine@rosehallrun.com

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HOURS

May – December

Daily 10 am – 6 pm

January – April

Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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SANDBANKS ESTATE WINERY

Located along the picturesque shores of Lake Ontario, Sandbanks Winery provides an experience like no other. Crafting their award-winning wines for over 20 years has earned them a loyal following for their full-bodied reds and crisp whites. They are renowned for their welcoming and fun atmosphere, outdoor tasting bars, and picnic area. They offer a variety of specialty tours and tastings, lively events, and the seasonal Shorelines Bistro Food Truck make Sandbanks Winery the perfect destination for your Wine Country visit.

LOCATION

17598 Loyalist Parkway

Wellington K0K 3L0 613-399-1839

wine@sandbankswinery.com sandbankswinery.com

HOURS

May – September

Daily 11 am – 6 pm

July & August

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 7 pm

October – April

Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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STANNERS VINEYARD

A small, family-owned, artisanal winery in Hillier PEC. Colin Stanners is making complex, award-winning wines, allowing each vintage to speak clearly and with purity. With dedication, patience and a non-interventionist approach, we lovingly produce small batches of exquisite wine. Protecting habitat with our viticultural and landscaping practices is an important aspect of our operations. Tours possible by arrangement.

LOCATION

76 Station Road Hillier K0K 2J0

613-661-3361

info@stannersvineyard.ca stannersvineyard.ca

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HOURS

2023: May 1 – December 23

Thursday – Monday 11 am – 5 pm

Tues. & Wed. by chance/arrangement

2024: January 13 – April 30

Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Monday – Friday by chance/arrangement

Additional days during off-season events

SUGARBUSH VINEYARDS

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). Large outdoor summer patio and tasting area. Light lunches available in high season, snowshoe trail in winter. Dogs welcome.

LOCATION

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

HOURS

Summer Daily 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Winter Saturday & Sunday or by chance

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THREE DOG WINERY

At Three Dog Winery they strive to be a gathering place for the community where you not only enjoy a glass of wine, but break bread with friends. On weekends, experience live music and wood-fired pizza on the best patio in the County. They offer premium terroir-driven wines as well as affordable patio sippers. See you soon!

LOCATION

1920 Fish Lake Road

Picton K0K 1W0

613-403-4323

wine@threedogwine.com

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HOURS

Summer Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

(closed Tuesday) Winter

Friday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

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TRAIL ESTATE WINERY

Trail Estate is proud of its part in “redefining Ontario wines” (Elle Magazine). They produce terroir- and vintage-driven wines both Classic and Esoteric. All wines are produced with a low-intervention ethos: wild fermentations, zero filtering, zero adds, zero or minimal sulphurs. From sublime, terroirdriven Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Cab Franc, to Orange Wines and Pét Nat Sparklings – each wine has depth, complexity and character.

LOCATION

416 Benway Road Hillier K0K 2J0

647-233-8599

info@trailestate.com

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WAUPOOS ESTATES WINERY

HOURS

May – October

Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

Fall

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Winter

Please visit website for updated hours

TRAYNOR FAMILY VINEYARD

Traynor Family Vineyard offers a picturesque setting to taste our awardwinning natural and vegan wines, including Pét-Nat and Piquette. Sip on our wines while taking in the beautiful views from our patio overlooking the vineyard. Come experience our unique approach to winemaking in Prince Edward County.

LOCATION

1774 Danforth Road Hillier K0K 2J0 1-877-403-4224

retail@traynorvineyard.com traynorvineyard.com

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HOURS

April – November

Daily 10 am – 7 pm

December – March

Please visit website for updated hours

Discover a wide selection of award-winning wines at the first winery in Prince Edward County. The winery offers tastings and boutique shopping with gourmet goods like chocolate and gelato. Enjoy a glass of wine by the water or enjoy the farm-to-table dining at the restaurant. The restaurant is nestled in the vineyards with water views and is sustainably supplied by the estate’s farm.

LOCATION

3016 County Road 8

Picton K0K 2T0

613-476-8338

info@waupooswinery.com

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HOURS May – November 10:30 am – 6 pm

December – April 11 am – 4 pm

Tours May – September 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm

Restaurant Summer: Daily 11:30 am – 9 pm

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Lake Erie North Shore

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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 creates 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.

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.”

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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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1. CREW – Colchester Ridge Estate Winery & Gallery 108 County Road 50 East, Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-9800 2. Colio Estate Wines 1 Colio Drive, Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-2241 3. Cooper’s Hawk Vineyards 1425 Iler Road, Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-4295 4. Dancing Swallows Vineyard 8704 Howard Avenue, RR5, Amherstburg N9V 0C8 519-563-7697 5. Mastronardi Estate Winery 1193 Road 3 East, Kingsville N9Y 2E5 519-733-9463 6. Muscedere Vineyards 7457 County Road 18, Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-1145 7. North 42 Degrees Estate Winery 130 County Road 50 East, Colchester N0R 1G0 519-738-6111
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CREW – COLCHESTER RIDGE ESTATE WINERY & GALLERY

CREW welcomes you to wine, dine and shop. Sip a curated flight of exceptionally crafted VQA wines from our impressive selection. Enjoy lunch or dinner in the charming restaurant or on one of our screened, covered patios. Peruse the art gallery as you consider which wines, artisanal cheeses and specialty items to bring home with you as a reminder of your adventure with our CREW. Our wines are best enjoyed on days ending in “Y”.

LOCATION

108 County Road 50 East Harrow N0R 1G0

519-738-9800

info@colchesterridge.com colchesterridge.com

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HOURS Retail Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Wining and dining hours vary based on season

Please visit our website for details

COLIO ESTATE WINES

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.

LOCATION

1 Colio Drive Harrow N0R 1G0

519-738-2241 1-800-265-1322 cheers@colio.com coliowinery.com

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HOURS

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

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

LOCATION

1425 Iler Road Harrow N0R 1G0

519-738-4295

info@coopershawkvineyards.com coopershawkvineyards.com

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HOURS

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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SWALLOWS VINEYARD

“A Little Something Different”, that’s what you’ll find at Dancing Swallows. From our one-of-a-kind outdoor Tasting Garden, the perfect place to explore our wines at your leisure, to our low-intervention approach to winemaking, taking each vintage as a canvas for something new, we offer a change of pace. Why not come join us in the Garden, and experience something special?

LOCATION

8704 Howard Avenue, RR5 Amherstburg N9V 0C8

519-563-7697

info@dancing-swallows.com dancing-swallows.com

HOURS

May – October

Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

Remainder of the year: online ordering and curbside pickup

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MASTRONARDI ESTATE WINERY

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.

LOCATION

1193 Road 3 East Kingsville N9Y 2E5 519-733-9463

1-800-320-5040

info@mastronardiwines.com mastronardiwines.com

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HOURS Daily 11 am – 5 pm Closed Mondays January – March

MUSCEDERE VINEYARDS

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.

LOCATION 7457 County Road 18 Harrow N0R 1G0 519-738-1145

info@muscederevineyards.com muscederevineyards.com

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HOURS

May – October 11 am – 6 pm

November – April 11 am – 5 pm

Wood-fired pizza available

May, June, September, October

Friday – Sunday

July – August: Daily

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NORTH 42 DEGREES 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° views of their vineyard, lavender farm and lake while sipping on a glass of wine made with love.

LOCATION

130 County Road 50 East Colchester N0R 1G0

519-738-6111

info@north42degrees.com north42degrees.com

HOURS

Daily 11 am – 8 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am – 9 pm

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OXLEY ESTATE WINERY

Oxley has become known for its warm hospitality, charm and beauty. Winemaker Andrew 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, a crisp Riesling, and other varietals. The winery is a great place to experience wine and food from Windsor Essex!

LOCATION

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

HOURS

Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Extended restaurant hours  in the seasonal months Reservations are recommended

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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.

LOCATION

724 County Road 50 East Harrow N0R 1G0

519-738-0597

info@paglioneestatewinery.com paglioneestatewinery.com

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HOURS

Spring & Summer

Wed. & Thurs. 12 pm – 8 pm

Friday & Saturday 12pm – 9 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Fall & Winter

Thurs. to Sat. 12 pm – 8 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Check website for updates

Founded in 1979, Pelee Island Winery has 700+ acres planted on Pelee Island, making it the most southern vineyard in Canada. We invite you to visit our winery in Kingsville to learn about the “Vine to Wine” process through interactive tours & tastings; shop for your favourite wines in our retail gift boutique; and enjoy our covered Wine Patio. There are also meeting & banquet facilities. We pride ourselves on consistently producing exceptional wines in an ecologically conscious manner that will exceed your expectations.

LOCATION

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

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Pelee Island is home to our 700+ acre farm in Canada’s warmest grapegrowing 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.

LOCATION

20 East West Road Pelee Island N0R 1M0

519-724-2469

1-800-597-3533 pavilion@peleeisland.com peleeisland.com

HOURS

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

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The Mitchell family warmly welcomes you to visit their stunning winery and retail centre year-round. The estate is located on a picturesque property surrounded by ponds, vineyards, gardens and a sandy beach on Lake Erie. Experience our delicious picnic basket (May – October) or charcuterie options year-round and soak in the setting with a glass or bottle 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.

LOCATION

7258 County Road 50 West Harrow N0R 1G0

519-738-9253 info@sprucewoodshores.com sprucewoodshores.com

HOURS

Daily 11 am – 5 pm Check website for updates

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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 craft world-class wines from three estate vineyards. Be sure to try Cabernet Franc and their signature Auxerrois.

LOCATION

151 County Road 50 East Harrow N0R 1G0

1-866-372-VIEW (8439)

519-738-0690

info@viewpointewinery.com viewpointewinery.com

HOURS

Summer daily 11 am – 6 pm

Winter 11 am – 5 pm

Tours and tasting groups of 10+ require reservations

Fast-casual dining available

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VIVACE ESTATE WINERY

Vivace Estate Winery stands at the western gateway to southwestern Ontario’s premium wine country. Just a short scenic drive from Detroit River and Windsor. Enjoy remarkable vine to wine excellence at its most elegant tasting room.

LOCATION

5141 Concession Road 5N

Amherstburg N9V 0C8 519-997-2576

info@vivaceestatewinery.com

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Winter 11 am – 5 pm

Summer 11 am – 6 pm

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Emerging Regions

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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.

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“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.”

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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.

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REGION A / Ottawa 1. KIN Vineyards 2225 Craig’s Side Road, Carp K0A 1L0 613-519-1621 REGION B / Close to Toronto 2. Adamo Estate Winery 793366 3rd Line EHS, Mono L9W 5X7 519-942-3969 3. Holland Marsh Wineries 18270 Keele Street, Newmarket L3Y 4V9 905-775-4924 4. Magnotta Winery 271 Chrislea Road, Vaughan L4L 8N6 905-738-9463 5. Willow Springs Winery 5572 Bethesda Road, Stouffville L4A 3A2 905-642-9463 6. Windrush Estate Winery 3100 Concession Road 3 Adjala, RR 1, Palgrave L0N 1P0 905-729-0060 REGION C / Norfolk County 7. Burning Kiln Winery 1709 Front Road, RR 2, St. Williams N0E 1P0 519-586-9858 8. Frisky Beaver | Smoke&Gamble 455 Radical Road, Port Dover N3Y 4K2 519-900-3034 9. Front Road Cellars 1195 Front Road, St. Williams NOE 1P0 519-586-2256 10. Hounds of Erie Winery 377 7th Concession Road ENR, Clear Creek N0E 1C0 519-420-9097 11. Inasphere Wines 1454 Front Road, St. Williams N0E 1P0 519-410-5930 REGION D / Elgin County 12. Quai Du Vin Estate Winery 45811 Fruit Ridge Line, St Thomas N5P 3S9 519-775-2216 REGION E / Georgian Bay 13. Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery 599448 2nd Concession North RR 1, Annan N0H 1B0 519-371-9565 14. Georgian Hills Vineyards 496350 Grey Road 2, Blue Mountains N0H 1J0 519-599-2255 15. The Roost Wine Co. 415763 10th Line, Blue Mountains N0H 1J0 519-599-6269 REGION F / Huron Shores 16. 2nd Streetlight Estate Winery 36594 Huron Road, RR#2, Clinton N0M 1L0 519-612-1266 17. Alton Farms Estate Winery 5547 Aberarder Line, Plympton-Wyoming N0N 1J5 519-899-2479 18. Cornerfield Wine Company 74444 Bluewater Highway, Bayfield N0M 1G0 519-955-2723 19. Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc. 70665 B Line, Grand Bend N0M 1T0 519-238-5000 20. Maelstrom Winery 78925 Sanctuary Line, Huron East N0K 1W0 519-233-9463 21. Shale Ridge Estate Winery & Cidery 9090 Widder Road, Thedford N0M 2N0 519-280-9752 22. Schatz Winery by Hessenland Inn 72981 Bluewater Hwy., Zurich N0M 2T0 519-236-7707
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OTTAWA

Be the first among friends to venture into these up-and-coming regions that are staking new 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.

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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!

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.

LOCATION

2225 Craig’s Side Road Carp K0A 1L0 613-519-1621

info@kinvineyards.com kinvineyards.com

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HOURS

May 19 – 31: Friday 3 pm – 8 pm

Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 8 pm

June: Thursday & Friday 3 pm – 8 pm

Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 9 pm

July & August: Daily 11 am – 9 pm

September – October 15

Thursday & Friday 3 pm – 8 pm

Saturday & Sunday 11 am – 8 pm

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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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ADAMO ESTATE 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.

LOCATION

793366 3rd Line EHS

Mono L9W 5X7 519-942-3969 shannon@adamoestate.com adamoestate.com

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HOLLAND MARSH WINERIES

HOURS

Please check website for current hours of operation

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.

LOCATION

18270 Keele Street

Newmarket L3Y 4V9

905-775-4924

info@hmwineries.ca hmwineries.ca

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HOURS

Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday 9:30 am – 6 pm

Friday & Saturday 9:30 am – 7 pm

Tour hours 11 am, 12:30 pm, 2:30 pm

MAGNOTTA WINERY

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. By The Glass Service now available. Call to RSVP.

LOCATION

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

HOURS

Monday – Friday 9 am – 7 pm

Saturday 9 am – 6 pm

Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Call for tours and tastings availability

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FREE WINE TASTING COUPON FREE Tasting for Three wines plus a Gold Medal Icewine TEL: 905-642-9463 willowspringswinery.com 5572 Beth esda Road, Stouffville (Markham Rd and Stouffville Rd) Willow Springs Icewine Won double gold & Best Icewine awards for 2 consecutive years Double Gold Best Icewine WINE COMPETITION FINGER LAKES INTERNATIONAL 20 21 NEW YORK FREE Shipping | Shop at https://buywine.willowspringswinery.com You are invited to enjoy

WILLOW SPRINGS 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.

LOCATION

5572 Bethesda Road

Stouffville L4A 3A2 905-642-9463 info@willowspringswinery.ca willowspringswinery.com

HOURS

Monday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

WINDRUSH ESTATE WINERY

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, international award-winning wines.

LOCATION

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

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HOURS

Wednesday – Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm

Call for reservations

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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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FRISKY BEAVER | SMOKE&GAMBLE 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.

LOCATION

1709 Front Road RR2

St. Williams N0E 1P0 519-586-9858

cheers@burningkilnwinery.ca burningkilnwinery.ca

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HOURS

Daily 12 pm – 4 pm

Please check website for extended seasonal and holiday hours

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

LOCATION

455 Radical Road

Port Dover N3Y 4K2 519-900-3034 info@fbsg.ca friskybeaver.ca smokeandgamble.ca

HOURS

Thursday – Saturday 10 am – 9 pm

Monday – Wednesday 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Winter

Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5:30 pm

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Crafting the unexpected in Norfolk County! Come for a sip of something new and enjoy the warm hospitality of our staff in a welcoming environment. Our wine is about more than what’s in the bottle, it’s about the experience it creates. Join us in a beautiful setting for wine tastings, tours and special events. Open year-round.

LOCATION

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

HOURS Summer

Monday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm

Friday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Saturday 11 am – 7 pm

Check online for up-to-date hours

Tours by appointment

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HOUNDS OF ERIE WINERY

Sip, stay and enjoy the delicious wines and hard ciders at this dog friendly, family-owned boutique winery. 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. This dog-themed winery also offers an off-leash, fenced-in natural patio for your fur-friends!

LOCATION

HOURS

377 7th Concession Road ENR Clear Creek N0E 1C0 519-420-9097 melissavaughan@houndsoferiewinery.com houndsoferiewinery.com

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Friday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

INASPHERE WINES

Located overlooking the shores of Lake Erie in Norfolk County, the Bosgoed family can be found growing Ontario produce, estate grapes, and providing some of the best that Norfolk County has to offer. The views from our new outdoor patio will have you breathless as you sip on our delicious wines, observing our various farming activities.

LOCATION

1454 Front Road St. Williams N0E 1P0 519-410-5930 inaspherewines@outlook.com inaspherewines.ca

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HOURS

Summer

Monday – Friday 11am – 5pm

Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6pm Check website for Spring & Fall hours

Live music every Sunday, May 24 – Labour Day

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Elgin County is located in Southwestern Ontario just a short drive from London, Ontario. This region, known for its country charm, trendy stores and stunning beaches, is perfect for a scenic rural drive or bike ride. This budding new wine region, which also boasts a diverse assortment of cuisine, is definitely worth a stop.

Since 1970, three generations of Quai family growers have created award-winning wines and blends from the oldest Estate vineyard in Elgin County. Quai Du Vin is within an hour’s drive from London, Woodstock and Ingersoll, near beautiful Port Stanley. We welcome you to enjoy vineyard walks, flights, seasonal craft refreshers, or share a moment with a glass of your favourite wine in the all-season Wine Domes.

LOCATION

45811 Fruit Ridge Line St Thomas N5P 3S9 519-775-2216 info@quaiduvin.com quaiduvin.com

HOURS

Wednesday – Friday 12 pm – 5 pm

Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

Closed Monday & Tuesday

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D quaiduvin.com @quaiduvinwinery Elgin County is Wine Country! Discover award-winning wines and year-round seasonal experiences. Our small lot wines pair perfectly with good times and great friends. Join us and raise a glass to 3 generations of wine making. 45811 Fruit Ridge Line, St. Thomas NEW ADVENTURES AWAIT! The future home of Skye Chase Estate Winery
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The Roost Wine Co.

Spectacular views and sensational tastes are nestled here among the lush, rolling hills that overlook Georgian Bay. This region is quickly becoming a flourishing wine scene so 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.

Situated in the heart of Grey County, Coffin Ridge is a revelation for wine explorers. The modern Tasting Room opens to an elevated deck overlooking Georgian Bay and the picturesque vineyards. Winter-hardy varieties: L’Acadie Blanc, Marquette, and Baco Noir flourish here. Visit the winery to try their Back From The Dead Red (VQA), Into The Light White, Resurrection Rosé and Riesling Bone Dry (VQA) paired with a Vintner’s Plate and/or a wood-fired pizza while soaking up the magic that is all things Coffin Ridge. Private tastings by reservation.

LOCATION

599448 2nd Concession North RR1 Annan N0H 1B0 519-371-9565 info@coffinridge.ca coffinridge.ca

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THE ROOST WINE COMPANY

HOURS

Please check website to confirm hours Tours by appointment

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 are championing cool climate grape varieties such as L’Acadie Blanc, Marquette, and Maréchal Foch. We create unique wines such as our Notty Bay collection that showcases distinct and elegant cool climate grapes. Enjoy our emerging portfolio with a perfect pairing of local cheese and charcuterie on our tent-covered patio.

LOCATION

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

HOURS

Daily 11 am – 5 pm year-round Walk-ins welcome, reservations recommended in peak season

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The Blue Mountain region is growing in appeal for wine lovers and in 2017 The Roost was added to the list. 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 Mountains N0H 1J0 519-599-6269 info@theroostwineco.ca roostwinery.ca

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HOURS

Reservations required Usually open May – November

Please check website for hours

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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

36594 Huron Road, RR#2 Clinton N0M 1L0 519-612-1266

info@2ndstreetlightwines.ca 2ndstreetlightwines.ca

HOURS Summer

Thursday – Monday 11 am – 6 pm

LOCATION

5547 Aberarder Line Plympton-Wyoming N0N 1J5 519-899-2479

info@altonfarmsestatewinery.com altonfarmsestatewinery.com

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HOURS

June – September

Wednesday – Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

October – December

Friday – Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

January – May

Check website or by appt.

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2nd Streetlight is a small boutique winery found in the middle of Huron County’s cottage country. Established in 2015, we opened our doors to the public in August of 2019, offering an assortment of elegant wines with incredible flavours. Savour the country life while sitting on the deck, and enjoying the sensational views and taking some time to smell the bouquets.
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CORNERFIELD WINE COMPANY

Family Owned. Expertly Crafted Wine. With a family farm as part of the history of Cornerfield Wine Company 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.

LOCATION

74444 Bluewater Highway Bayfield N0M 1G0

519-955-2723

info@cornerfieldwineco.com

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HOURS

June – September

Monday – Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm

October – December

Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm

March – May

Friday & Saturday 12 pm – 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm

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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.

LOCATION

70665 B Line Grand Bend N0M 1T0

519-238-5000

info@darkhorseestatewinery.com

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HOURS

June – September

Daily 11 am – 6 pm

October – May

Please check website Reservations required for tastings and tours

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This captivating winery is the first in Huron County. Born from the clay-loam soils of the region and the vision, passion and determination of the Landsborough family, this 100-acre property features 12 acres of vines that lend themselves to Old World style wines. Enjoy nouvelle cuisine, a glass of wine and our scenic views from the tasting room or Pavilion.

LOCATION

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

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HOURS

Summer: Sun. – Thurs. 11 am – 6 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 9 pm

Winter: Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Guided tasting – wine paired with food by appointment

Tours by appointment

Hours may change – check online

SHALE RIDGE

ESTATE WINERY & CIDERY

In the quiet town of Thedford, down a rambling country road, you come across a vineyard. From “our farm to your glass” is how they define themselves. Authentic hand-crafted wines and ciders, made from fresh local Southern Ontario produce. Their talented team strives to create memorable and unique experiences like their distinct swing tables and extraordinary views. Welcome to Shale Ridge!

LOCATION

9090 Widder Road

Thedford N0M 2N0

519-280-9752

info@shaleridgeestatewinery.com shaleridgeestatewinery.com

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HOURS

Thursday & Friday 12 pm – 5 pm

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

Reservations recommended via OpenTable

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Schatz is Hessenland Inn’s “darling” winery, located on the Lake Huron Shores, nestled between Bayfield and Grand Bend. Offering a unique combination of history, innovation and European elegance. Huron County’s rich agricultural traditions, alongside the history of the Ihrig family, and the area’s “blue clay meets Lake Huron breeze” micro-climate tells the story beneath the soil, and brings to life the Ihrig family’s “Schatz”.

LOCATION

72981 Bluewater Hwy. Zurich N0M 2T0 519-236-7707 or 1-866-543-7736 hessen@hessenland.com hessenland.com

HOURS

December – April

Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

April – June

Wednesday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

June – November

Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 7 pm

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Nestled between the majestic Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario is a thriving wine region referred to by locals as the “Niagara Benchlands”. 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 Niagara Escarpment delivers spectacular, awe-inspiring views that won’t disappoint.

“Ontario wines: a ‘middle-earth’ position between Old and New Worlds.”

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NIAGARA ESCARPMENT & AREA

Niagara Escarpment & 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

Vinemount Ridge and Creek Shores.

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1. 13th Street Winery 1776 Fourth Avenue, St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-984-8463 2. 16 Mile Cellar 3555 Eleventh Street, Jordan L2R 6P7 905-562-5225 3. 180 Estate Winery 4055 Nineteenth Street, Jordan Station L0R 1S0 905-562-7080 4. 2027 Cellars 3100 Glen Road, Jordan L0R 1S0 (located at Calamus Estate Winery) 905-562-5050 5. Alvento Winery 3048 2nd Avenue, Vineland Station L0R 2E0 905-562-1212 6. Back 10 Cellars 4101 King Street, Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-562-3365 7. Black Bank Hill 4247 Sann Road, Lincoln L3J 1K2 647-562-7442 8. Calamus Estate Winery 3100 Glen Road, Jordan (Lincoln) L0R 1S0 905-562-9303 9. Cave Spring – Winery 3836 Main Street, Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-3581 10. Cave Spring – Vineyard 4043 Cave Spring Rd., Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-9393 11. Cloudsley Cellars 3795 Victoria Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-8877 12. Commisso Estate Winery 564 Kemp Road East, Beamsville L3M 4E7 289-205-1821 13. Cornerstone Estate Winery 4390 Tufford Road, Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-6758 14. Creekside Estate Winery 2170 Fourth Avenue, Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-0035 15. Domaine Queylus 3651 Sixteen Road, St. Anns L0R 1Y0 905-562-7474 16. Featherstone Estate Winery 3678 Victoria Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-1949 17. Flat Rock Cellars 2727 Seventh Avenue, Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-8994 18. Foreign Affair Winery (The) 4890 Victoria Avenue North, Vineland Station L0R 2E0 905-562-9898 19. Good Earth Vineyard & Winery 4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville L3J 2B4 905-563-6333 20. GreenLane Estate Winery 3751 King Street, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-7207 21. Harbour Estates Winery 4362 Jordan Road, Jordan Station L0R 1S0 905-562-6279 22. Henry of Pelham Family Estate 1469 Pelham Road, St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-684-8423 23. Hernder Estate Wines 1607 Eighth Avenue Louth, St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-684-3300 24. Hernder on 4th 1179 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-682-0080 25. Hidden Bench Estate Winery 4152 Locust Lane, Beamsville L3J 2B6 905-563-8700 26. Kacaba Vineyards & Winery 3550 King Street, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-5625 27. Honsberger Estate Winery 4060 Jordan Road, Jordan Station L0R 1S0 905-562-4339 28. King’s Court Estate Winery 2083 Seventh St. Louth, St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-687-8965
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29. Leaning Post Wines 1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek L8E 5K9 905-643-9795 30. Legends Estates Winery 4888 Ontario Street North, Beamsville L3J 1V2 905-563-6500 31. London Born Wine Company 4000 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-563-7256 32. Malivoire Wine Company 4260 King Street East, Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-9253 33. Locust Lane Estate Winery 4041 Locust Lane, Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-708-6006 34. Magnotta Winery 4701 Ontario Street, Beamsville L0R 1B4 905-563-5313 35. Megalomaniac Wines 3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-5155 36. Niagara Custom Crush Studio 3201 King Street, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-1324 37. Organized Crime Winery (The) 4043 Mountainview Road, Beamsville L3J 2E2 905-563-9802 38. Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery 5600 King Street West, Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-0900 39. Puddicombe Estate Winery 1468 Highway #8, Stoney Creek L8E 5K9 905-634-1015 40. Redstone Winery & Restaurant 4245 King Street, Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-9463 41. Rennie Estates 3201 King Street, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-1324 42. Ridge Road Estate Winery 1205 Ridge Road, Stoney Creek L8J 2X5 289-649-0353 43. Ridgepoint Wines 3900 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-8853 44. Rockway Vineyards 3290 Ninth Street, St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-641-5771 45. Rosewood Winery & Meadery 4352 Mountainview Road, Beamsville L0R 1B2 1-866-633-3248 46. Royal DeMaria Wines 4551 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 1B0 905-562-1380 47. Stoney Ridge Estate Winery 3201 King Street, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-1324 48. Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery 3210 Staff Avenue, Jordan (Lincoln) L0R 1S0 905-562-1719 49. Tawse Wine & Spirits 3955 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-9500 ext. 323 50. Thirty Bench Wine Makers 4281 Mountainview Road, Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-1698 51. Vieni Estates Wine & Spirits 4553 Fly Road, Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-6521 52. Villa Romana Estate Winery 4746 King Street, Beamsville L3J 1E2 587-437-1846 53. Vineland Estates Winery 3620 Moyer Road, Vineland L0R 2C0 1-888-846-3526 54. Wending Home Estate Vineyard & Winery 3756 9th Street, St. Catharines L2R 6P9 289-228-6326 55. Westcott Vineyards 3180 Seventeenth Street, Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-7517 winecountryontario.ca VQA | 2023/24 Travel Guide 55
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13TH STREET WINERY

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.

LOCATION

1776 Fourth Avenue

St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-984-8463

info@13thstreetwinery.com 13thStreetWinery.com

HOURS

June – October

10 am – 6 pm

November – May

10 am – 5 pm

Visit our website for Bistro hours

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16 MILE CELLAR

16 Mile Cellar is a boutique winery nestled in the heart of Niagara. We focus on the production of premium Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay, making small batches of hand-picked, hand-crafted wines of distinction each year. Come visit for a unique private educational tasting experience with a wine professional and enjoy the flavours of Niagara!

LOCATION

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

HOURS

Private tastings by appointment only. Email or visit our website for more details.

180 ESTATE WINERY

180 Estate Winery is a boutique winery that is passionate about creating high-quality small batch wines while providing an exceptional guest experience. Visit their covered patio or sit amongst the vines to enjoy a wine tasting flight, wine by the glass, and delicious casual fare at their bistro. With live music every Sunday afternoon in the summer and other great events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at this hidden gem.

LOCATION

4055 Nineteenth Street

Jordan Station L0R 1S0

905-562-7080

info@180wines.ca

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HOURS

May – October

Tuesday – Thursday, Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

November – April

Please check our website

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2027 CELLARS

2027 Cellars was started in 2007 by Winemaker Kevin Panagapka and his wife, Jodie. Named after their grower number, they focus on terroir-driven, single-vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Cabernet Franc from the Niagara Escarpment. The focus on “terroir” and the individuality of each single vineyard creates wines with a sense of place, quality and personality.

LOCATION

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

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HOURS

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

ALVENTO WINERY

Established in 2001, Alvento Winery offers visitors a unique boutique Wine Country experience. This 13-acre vineyard features an authentic 19th-century barn with a renovated tasting room. Classic premium winemaking grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Nebbiolo are grown in these soils of sandy and red clay loam. This unique combination of the earth is what makes Alvento wines anything but ordinary.

LOCATION

3048 2nd Avenue

Vineland Station L0R 2E0

905-562-1212

sales@alvento.ca

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Wednesday – Sunday

June – October 11 am – 6 pm

November – May 12 pm – 5 pm

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BACK 10 CELLARS

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 Smitten Sparkling, grown by Andrew and Christina Brooks and crafted by Winemaker Dave Johnson, from this boutique operation.

LOCATION

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

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HOURS

May 20 – December 23 11:30 am – 5 pm

Winter Friday – Sunday 11:30 am – 5 pm

New! Aperativo hour

Summer Thursday – Saturday 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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BLACK BANK HILL

Winemaker Jonathan McLean is crafting exceptional single-vineyard wines from the Niagara Escarpment terroir. Established by vintner Taylor Emerson in 2017, Black Bank Hill’s vision and passion is to combine the art and practices of grape growing and winemaking at a single site with an uncompromising focus on quality. Black Bank Hill produces distinct wines unique to this place.

LOCATION

4247 Sann Road

Lincoln L3J 1K2 647-562-7442 taylor@blackbankhill.com blackbankhill.com

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HOURS Private wine tastings are available by appointment; please contact us by email and visit our website for more information

CALAMUS ESTATE WINERY

Located overlooking Ball’s Falls, this 42-acre property boasts a 200year-old barn and a 90-seat multi-level deck overlooking the vineyard. The Patio Bistro is open May to September 11-2:30pm. Visit the “Gouda Girl Cheese Bunker” for assorted cheeses & charcuterie boxes. Known for our Stargazing Nights with roof top observatory. Calamus hosts events in the Barn loft and outside barn for up to 150 people.

LOCATION

3100 Glen Road

Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-9303 1-888-225-9866 orders@calamuswines.com calamuswines.com

HOURS

April – December Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Patio open May – September

January – March

Please visit website for Bistro and Winter hours Groups welcome by appointment

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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.

LOCATION

3836 Main Street

Jordan L0R 1S0

905-562-3581

tastingroom@cavespring.ca cavespring.ca

HOURS

Please visit our website

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CAVE SPRING VINEYARD TASTING ROOM

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.

LOCATION

4043 Cave Spring Road

Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-9393 tastingroom@cavespring.ca cavespring.ca

HOURS

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CLOUDSLEY CELLARS

COMMISSO ESTATE WINERY

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.

LOCATION

3795 Victoria Avenue

Vineland L0R 2C0

905-562-8877 info@cloudsleycellars.com cloudsleycellars.com

HOURS

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

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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.

LOCATION

564 Kemp Road East Beamsville L3M 4E7 289-205-1821 commissoestatewinery@gmail.com commisso.ca

HOURS

Please visit our website

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CORNERSTONE ESTATE WINERY

Family owned and operated since 2002, this small-batch winery produces a variety of premium, award-winning VQA wines. The 20-acre estate produces primarily Cabernet Franc, as well as Riesling, Gamay Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay. You will also find fruit wines, rosé, sparkling, Late Harvests, Icewines, and the must-try Port-style wine, Forté.

LOCATION

4390 Tufford Road

(entrance from John St.)

Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-6758

info@cornerstonewinery.com

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Wednesday & Thursday 12 pm – 5 pm

Friday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

CREEKSIDE ESTATE WINERY

The wine experience is distinctly feet-up. Lounge and relax with friends. Meet the team at the wine bar. Spy on the winemakers. Indulge in unconventional winemaking and vegan wines paired with Chef’s housemade food. For over 20 years, the winemaking team has crafted bold reds, with Syrah winning over 100 medals. Enjoy unique wine and food experiences year-round.

LOCATION

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

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Summer: Daily 11 am – 6 pm

Winter: Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Food & wine experiences offered daily

The Deck: May to October

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innonthetwenty.com | 1.800.701.8074 | Jordan, ON Our elegant hotel experience pairs perfectly with innovative cuisine, serene spa treatments and renowned service. We offer: Premium suites with entertaining space A relaxing, full-service spa An award-winning restaurant with gorgeous escarpment views Charming Jordan Village with galleries and one-of-a-kind shopping Popular wineries + breweries within minutes of the Inn Book your Niagara Benchlands visit today! Boutique Retreat in Wine Country

DOMAINE QUEYLUS

Domaine Queylus is a winery dedicated to a select number of varietals adapted perfectly to the terroir’s soils and micro-climate. 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.

LOCATION

3651 Sixteen Road St. Anns L0R 1Y0 905-562-7474 queylus.com retail@queylus.com

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HOURS

May – October

Daily 11 am – 5 pm

November – April

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm or by appointment

FEATHERSTONE ESTATE WINERY

This eco-friendly winery is tucked into the scenic Niagara Escarpment amid some of the oldest Riesling vines in Niagara. For over 20 years we have made small-lot hand-crafted wines from this special place. Visit us and you’ll be charmed by award-winning wines tasted in an authentic 1840s farmhouse, and delighted with light fare served seasonally on our outdoor veranda.

LOCATION

3678 Victoria Avenue Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-1949

wine@featherstonewinery.ca featherstonewinery.ca

HOURS

January & February

Monday – Saturday 11 am – 5:30 pm

March – December

Daily 11 am – 5:30 pm

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-flow winery sits atop the Escarpment with an incredible 360° view of the vineyards, Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are the winery’s focus but the Rieslings, especially Nadja’s Vineyard, are consistently recognized among Canada’s best.

LOCATION

2727 Seventh Avenue Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-8994

info@flatrockcellars.com

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GOOD EARTH VINEYARD & WINERY

HOURS

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

FOREIGN AFFAIR WINERY (THE)

Nestled in the heart of Niagara’s Twenty Valley, The Foreign Affair Winery offers elegant white wines, and complex, full-bodied red wines alongside warm hospitality and storied roots. Join the Hospitality team for a seated tasting in the barrel lounge, shop the boutique, or visit the patio seasonally for wines by the glass.

LOCATION

4890 Victoria Avenue North Vineland Station L0R 2E0 (located on the grounds of the Vineland Research & Innovation Campus) 905-562-9898

foreignaffairwinery.com

ciao@foreignaffairwine.com

HOURS

May – November

Daily 11 am – 5 pm

December – April

Thursday – Monday 11 am – 5 pm

See website to confirm Reservations recommended

Since 1998 when they opened their farm, home and hearts to guests, The Good Earth has been a haven for discerning food and wine lovers and an oasis for the senses. The gardens, orchards and vineyards provide a spectacular backdrop for wine and culinary experiences that reflect all the good things the earth has to offer.

LOCATION

4556 Lincoln Ave, Beamsville L3J 2B4 905-563-6333

info@goodearthfoodandwine.com

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HOURS

Check website for current hours

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GREENLANE ESTATE WINERY

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.

LOCATION

3751 King Street Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-7207

info@greenlanewinery.com

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HOURS

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HARBOUR ESTATES WINERY

Harbour Estates is located on one of the most unique properties in the Niagara Region. Boasting 1,800 feet of frontage on Jordan Harbour, it’s the perfect spot to take an afternoon stroll through the vineyards with a glass of our award-winning VQA wines. Enjoy lunch on the patio or preorder your food and enjoy a picnic by the Harbour! Check our website for upcoming events.

LOCATION

4362 Jordan Road

Jordan Station L0R 1S0 905-562-6279

info@hewwine.com

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HOURS

Summer

Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday

12pm – 5pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 7 pm

Winter Tuesday – Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

Self-guided tour – during retail hours Patio dining hours – see website

HENRY OF PELHAM FAMILY ESTATE WINERY

Brothers Paul, Matthew and Daniel Speck started planting vines in Niagara’s Short Hills Bench almost 40 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 NEW Short Hills Kitchen restaurant!

LOCATION

1469 Pelham Road St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-684-8423 winery@henryofpelham.com henryofpelham.com

HOURS

Monday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm

Friday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Short Hills Kitchen:

Thursday – Monday 11:30 am – 4 pm

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HERNDER ESTATE WINES HERNDER ON 4th

Hernder Estate Winery is one of the treasures in the heart of Wine Country with 60+ years of tradition and history. Due to an unfortunate event, the winery retail store is open seasonally until the new retail rebuild is complete (visit Hernder on 4th during winter). Wine flights available, no appointments necessary. Book your Wine Country wedding – visit the website for details.

LOCATION

1607 Eighth Avenue Louth St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-684-3300

wine@hernder.com

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HIDDEN BENCH ESTATE WINERY

HOURS Summer

Friday – Sunday & holiday Mondays 11 am – 5pm Check website for detailed hours

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.

LOCATION 1179 Fourth Avenue St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-682-0080

wine@hernder.com

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KACABA VINEYARDS & WINERY

HOURS

Monday – Friday 11 am – 6 pm

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Celebrating its 20th vintage in 2023, Hidden Bench is a premium artisanal winegrower that produces certified organic wines exclusively from its estate vineyards on the Beamsville Bench. Recognized domestically and internationally for the consistency of its award-winning Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Riesling, this winery crafts a full portfolio of lowintervention, quality focused, and terroir-driven wines with nuanced attention to detail and precision from vineyard to glass.

LOCATION

4152 Locust Lane

Beamsville L3J 2B6 905-563-8700

wine@hiddenbench.com

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HOURS

Daily 10 am – 5 pm

Tasting Experience by reservation through Tock recommended

Tours by appointment only

Seasonal By the Glass Patio Program

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 and international competitions, including the Decanter World Wine Awards (U.K.).

LOCATION

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

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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 patio and a winter indoor restaurant all set within a farm-to-table setting and event space on site.

LOCATION

4060 Jordan Road

Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-4339 honsberger.com

HOURS

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KING’S COURT ESTATE WINERY

Serving wine lovers who are interested in trying unique and high-quality wines. Known for our Old World influences, King’s Court Estate Winery proudly produces a variety of wines including Riesling and Cabernet Franc. More unique varieties include Lemberger, Ehrenfelser, as well as fruit wines and globally acclaimed Icewines. Come and enjoy awardwinning wine for yourself!

LOCATION

HOURS

2083 Seventh Street Louth St. Catharines L2R 6P9 905-687-8965 info@kingscourtestatewinery.ca kingscourtestatewinery.ca kingscourt_estatewinery OntarioWine

Spring, Summer & Fall

Thursday – Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday 12 pm – 5 pm

Check website for Winter hours

LEANING POST WINES

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.

LOCATION

1491 Highway 8 Stoney Creek L8E 5K9 905-643-9795

wine@leaningpostwines.com leaningpostwines.com

HOURS

Open year-round

Monday – Thursday 10 am – 5 pm

Friday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

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LONDON BORN WINE COMPANY

London Born Wine Company has a new location on the Niagara Escarpment. This London-born family brings a bit of Britain to Niagara, specializing in unique and innovative small-batch wines. The wines are bold and fruit expressive, perfect for making any occasion special, such as a private event or wedding.

LOCATION

4000 Cherry Avenue

Vineland L0R 2C0

905-563-7256

info@londonbornwines.com londonbornwines.com

HOURS

March – December

Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 6 pm

LEGENDS ESTATES WINERY

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.

LOCATION

4888 Ontario Street North Beamsville L3J 1V2 905-563-6500 info@legendsestates.com legendsestates.com

HOURS

Monday – Friday 10 am – 4 pm

Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Winter by appointment only

Re-open to regular hours after March Break

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This respected, quality-driven winery, 2021 National Wine Awards Winery of the Year, marks a quarter-century since Martin Malivoire’s first vintage. Acclaimed Winemaker Shiraz Mottiar maintains an unwavering focus on sustainably grown wines, naturally expressing their roots in Niagara soil. Browsing the striking boutique or unwinding with a glass on the seasonal patio, you’ll bask in the hallmark charm and personal warmth that endears Malivoire to visitors year after year.

LOCATION

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

HOURS

May – October 10 am – 6 pm

November – April 10 am – 5 pm

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LOCUST LANE ESTATE WINERY

Situated beside the famed Bruce Trail on the Beamsville Bench, Locust Lane Estate Winery is one of Ontario’s newest wineries founded in 2019. Our spacious tasting room overlooks a panoramic view of our vineyards and the Niagara Escarpment framed by the Toronto Skyline. Visit us for a wide array of VQA wines, outdoor patios with stunning views and an array of à la carte dining options. Indoor and outdoor event space available.

LOCATION

4041 Locust Lane

Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-708-6006

info@locustlanewines.com locustlanewines.com

HOURS

May – November 11 am – 6 pm

December – April 12 pm – 5 pm

MAGNOTTA WINERY

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 a wide range of items in-store and sample wines, crafted by Marco Zamuner, at the welcoming tasting bar. By The Glass Service now available. Call to RSVP.

LOCATION

4701 Ontario Street

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

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Monday – Wednesday & Saturday 9 am – 6 pm

Thursday – Friday 9 am – 7 pm

Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Call for tours and tastings availability

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MEGALOMANIAC WINES

Visit the highest altitude vineyard site in Niagara, known for bold wines with original names. Browse the wine store and enjoy a tasting room experience or vineyard walk by appointment. Take a seat on the patio at Megalomaniac Food + Drink, featuring over-the-top tipples, audacious nosh and grandiose vineyard views.

LOCATION

3930 Cherry Avenue Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-5155

retail@megalomaniacwine.com

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HOURS

Summer

Monday & Tuesday 11 am – 6 pm

Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 8 pm

Winter

Tuesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Please visit our website to confirm hours

NIAGARA CUSTOM CRUSH STUDIO

Niagara Custom Crush Studio (The Crush) is Ontario’s newest winery venture. A community of local winemakers under one roof. The tasting room provides consumers access to a wide range of wines from premium producers as well as the opportunity to connect with burgeoning or start-up wineries. The Crush offers state-of-the-art community winemaking facilities, and a retail outlet for multiple independent wine brands including Rennie Estate, Stoney Ridge, and Horseshoe Cellars with more to come.

LOCATION

3201 King Street Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-1324

info@niagaracrush.com niagaracrushstudio.com

HOURS

June – December

Daily 11 am – 6 pm

January – May

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

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ORGANIZED CRIME WINERY (THE)

Situated on the picturesque Beamsville Bench, visitors will enjoy a view of gently sloping vineyards with Lake Ontario in the background. Established in 2006, this small, family-owned producer specializes in red, white and rosé wines from estate-grown grapes. Ranked WineAlign’s “Top Ten Small Wineries in Canada” in 2020 and 2021, they win national awards annually. Order wines by flight or the glass, and experience the spectacular view.

LOCATION

4043 Mountainview Road

Beamsville L3J 2E2

905-563-9802

aniadeduleba@bell.net organizedcrimewinery.com organizedcrimewinery

HOURS

Daily 11 am – 5pm

Closed Wednesday

PENINSULA RIDGE ESTATES WINERY

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.

LOCATION

5600 King Street West Beamsville L0R 1B0 905-563-0900

info@peninsularidge.com peninsularidge.com

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HOURS

June – October

10 am – 6 pm

November – May

10 am – 5 pm

Tours by appointment

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905-641-1030 3290 Ninth St, St. Catharines, Ontario rockwaywine.ca

PUDDICOMBE ESTATE WINERY

Established in 1797 in the heart of Winona, the Puddicombe family is a historical icon in the Niagara region. Our winery is dedicated to making quality wines, ciders and sangrias. Our boutique offers unique gift items and locally produced products, with a cafe that offers fresh-baked goods and seasonally offers food with the added touch of a live local musician. Puddicombe Estate is a family-run winery and farm. Visit us to experience our wines in a rustic setting.

LOCATION

1468 Highway #8 Stoney Creek L8E 5K9 905-634-1015 info@puddicombefarms.com puddicombefarms.com

HOURS

January – April

Wednesday – Saturday 10 am – 4 pm

May – December

Wednesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm

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RENNIE ESTATES

The Rennies are micro-vintners who own one of the oldest vineyard sites on the Beamsville Bench. Marco Piccoli 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. You can taste and purchase Rennie Estate Wine at Niagara Custom Crush Studio (The Crush).

LOCATION

3201 King Street

Vineland L0R 2C0

905-562 1324

info@niagaracrush.com

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HOURS

June – December

Daily 11 am – 6 pm

January – May

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

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REDSTONE WINERY & RESTAURANT

Redstone was named Winery of the Year in 2017. The award-winning building is home to both the Wine Shop and Restaurant and is open year-round. Visit them for tastings or a glass of wine in the Wine Shop followed by a delicious meal in the Restaurant. No visit is complete without saying hello to their resident cows, sheep and chickens.

LOCATION

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

HOURS Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm Friday & Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

Restaurant is open Wednesday – Sunday

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RIDGEPOINT WINES

One of the first sibling winemaking teams in Niagara, Mauro Scarsellone and Anna Gottardo, is now celebrating 28 years in Niagara. Focusing on Old World Italian traditions, this duo planted Nebbiolo and Corvina among their vineyard, making Ridgepoint one of a handful of Ontario wineries making wine in the Appassimento and Ripasso styles. They recently added Sparkling wines to their portfolio, which they are sure will delight. These wines accompany perfectly their casual Italian food offered in Ridgepoint’s restaurant.

LOCATION

3900 Cherry Avenue Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-8853

info@ridgepointwines.com ridgepointwines.com

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HOURS

Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Dining Room

Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 4 pm

Check website for additional hours

RIDGE ROAD ESTATE WINERY

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 cheese and charcuterie in their cozy tasting room, outdoor wine patio or event barn. Be sure not to miss their signature red, “Call Me a Cab”.

LOCATION

1205 Ridge Road

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

HOURS

May – October

Daily 10:30 am – 6 pm

November – April

Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Please check website for additional hours and changes

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ROCKWAY VINEYARDS

Come for wine, food and FUN! Rockway Vineyards is a journey through four unforgettable experiences in one unique destination. Wine | Dine | Golf | Events. We are about more than premium award-winning wines, gourmet food, and championship golf, but the experience of community and friendship. Come see for yourself!

LOCATION

3290 Ninth Street

St. Catharines L2R 6P7

905-641-5771

wine@rockway.net rockwaywine.ca

HOURS

April 1 – November 30 11 am – 6 pm

December – March

Please see our website for details

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ROSEWOOD WINERY & MEADERY

Honest, low-intervention wine. Innovative mead. Local honey. As Niagara’s original meadery, Rosewood is owned and operated by a multi-generational beekeeping family. The winemaking is 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.

LOCATION

4352 Mountainview Road

Beamsville L0R 1B2 1-866-633-3248

taste@rosewoodwine.com rosewoodwine.com

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HOURS

Summer

Daily 10:30 am – 6 pm

Winter

Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

ROYAL DEMARIA WINES

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.

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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 The Tragically Hip wines. Wine lovers can find Stoney Ridge wines located within Niagara Custom Crush Studio, Ontario’s first custom crush winery!

LOCATION

3201 King Street

Vineland L0R 2C0

905-562-1324

info@niagaracrush.com

niagaracustomcrushstudio.com

HOURS

June – December

Daily 11 am – 6 pm

January – May

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

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TAWSE WINE & SPIRITS

Four-time Canadian Winery of the Year recipient, Tawse is dedicated to producing terroir-driven wines of exceptional quality. Open daily for walk-in tastings, pre-booked private experiences or for a glass of wine or a cocktail made with their in-house crafted spirits. The property is situated on the Niagara Escarpment and offers beautiful views of our vineyards and Lake Ontario.

LOCATION

3955 Cherry Avenue

Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-9500 ext. 323 retailstaff@tawsewinery.ca tawsewinery.ca

HOURS

Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

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4551 Cherry Avenue Vineland L0R 1B0 905-562-1380 icewine@royaldemaria.com royaldemaria.com theitalianjerk.com (book via OpenTable) 905-562-8787

By appointment or by chance

Call for details

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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.

LOCATION

3210 Staff Avenue

Jordan (Lincoln) L0R 1S0

905-562-1719

1-877-566-1719

info@sue-annstaff.com sue-annstaff.com

HOURS

Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Check website for outdoor fare and entertainment schedule

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THIRTY

Thirty Bench believes less is more with their approach to small-lot winemaking. The estate’s award-winning Rieslings and single varietal 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 alongside small bites in one of our wine and food pairing experiences. Winter visitors can enjoy snowshoeing and winter hikes in the vineyards on Saturdays and Sundays.

LOCATION

4281 Mountainview Road

Beamsville L0R 1B0

905-563-1698

info@thirtybench.com thirtybench.com

HOURS

Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

Please visit our website to confirm hours

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VIENI ESTATES

WINE & SPIRITS

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.

LOCATION

4553 Fly Road Beamsville L0R 1B2 905-563-6521

info@vieni.ca

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HOURS

Summer

Daily 10 am – 6 pm

Winter

Sunday – Friday 10 am – 5 pm

Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Please check website for hours

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Family owned and operated, with rustic charm, this boutique estate winery invites guests with an intimate barn-style tasting room, nestled next to their beautiful, hand-harvested vineyard. Passionate, small-lot winemaking and wholesome family values make Villa Romana a welcoming stop along the Beamsville Bench Wine Route. Enjoy daily wine tastings, explore Italian influences, and meet the owners for a memorable, relaxing and personalized experience. Be sure to check out their collection of authentic Roman artifacts on-site!

LOCATION

4746 King Street Beamsville L3J 1E2 587-437-1846

info@villaromana.ca

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HOURS

Summer

Monday – Saturday 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday 11 am – 5 pm

Winter

Monday – Saturday 10 am – 5 pm

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VINELAND ESTATES WINERY

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 over 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.

LOCATION

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

HOURS

May – Oct. Daily 10:30 am – 6 pm

Nov. – Apr. Sun. – Thurs. 11 am – 5:30 pm Friday & Saturday 10:30 am – 6 pm

Call or visit website for restaurant hours and tour details

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WENDING HOME ESTATE WINERY & VINEYARD

Wending: Travelling slowly, indirectly, yet purposefully. That’s how we make our wines. Veteran Winemaker Ron Giesbrecht and partner Huaying Feng invite you to share this experience. You can find both traditional varietals and uncommonly delicious blends here. The added meaning of “Wending”, in Cantonese: Wen ding , “to aspire to be the best”, is manifested in every wine.

LOCATION

3756 9th Street

St. Catharines L2R 6P9

289-228-6326

info@wendinghome.ca wendinghome.ca

HOURS

Thursday – Sunday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

Winemaker-led Tastings Reservations by appointment

See website for details

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WESTCOTT VINEYARDS

Westcott Vineyards is a boutique winery specializing in the production of hand-crafted Chardonnay and 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.

LOCATION 3180 Seventeenth Street Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-7517

HOURS

May – October

Thursday – Sunday 11 am – 9 pm

Monday – Wednesday 11 am – 5 pm

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Niagara Escarpment & Area

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Nestled between the majestic Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario is a thriving wine region referred to by locals as the “Niagara Benchlands”. 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 Niagara Escarpment delivers spectacular, awe-inspiring views that won’t disappoint.

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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.”

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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.

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1. AMO Winery 289-547-XOXO (9696)

976 York Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

2. Bella Terra Vineyards 905-468-0777

925 Line 2 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

3. Between the Lines Winery 905-262-0289

991 Four Mile Creek Road, RR 4, NOTL L0S 1J0

4. Big Head Wines 905-468-4321

823 Line 6 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

5. Byland Estate Winery 905-599-1682

834 Line 3 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

6. Caroline Cellars 905-468-8814

1010 Line 2 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

7. Château des Charmes 905-262-4219

1025 York Road, NOTL L0S 1P0

8. Colaneri Estate Winery 905-682-2100

348 Concession 6 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

9. De Simone Vineyards 905-684-1547

865 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

10. Drea’s Wine Co. 905-468-9463 (WINE)

15608 Niagara Parkway, RR1 (located at Reif Winery) NOTL L0S 1J0

11. Ferox by Fabian Reis 905-468-2271

1829 Concession 4 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

12. Frogpond Farm Organic Winery 905-468-1079

1385 Larkin Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

13. Hare Wine Co. (The) 905-684-4994

769 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

14. Icellars Estate Winery 289-479-5969

615 Concession 5 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

15. Inniskillin Niagara Estate Winery 905-468-2187

1499 Line 3 at the Niagara Parkway, NOTL L0S 1J0

16. Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate 905-468-4637

2145 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

17. Konzelmann Estate Winery 905-935-2866

1096 Lakeshore Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

18. Lailey Winery 905-468-8188

15940 Niagara Parkway, NOTL L0S 1J0

19. Lakeview Wine Co. 905-685-5673

1067 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

20. Marynissen Estates 905-468-7270

1208 Concession 1 Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

21. Niagara College Teaching Winery 905-641-2252 ext. 4070

135 Taylor Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

22. NOMAD at Hinterbrook Winery 905-646-5133

1181 Lakeshore Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

23. Palatine Hills Estate Winery 905-646-9617

911 Lakeshore Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

24. Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant 1-888-673-5537

290 John Street East, NOTL L0S 1J0

25. Pillitteri Estates Winery 905-468-3147

1696 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

26. Queenston Mile Vineyard 905-684-6453

963 Queenston Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

27. Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery 905-262-8463

1366 York Road, St. Davids L0S 1P0

28. Reif Estate Winery 905-468-7738

15608 Niagara Parkway RR 1, NOTL L0S 1J0

29. Riverview Cellars Estate Winery 905-262-0636

15376 Niagara Parkway, NOTL L0S 1J0

30. Shiny Apple Cider Home of Fresh Wines 905-935-3535

1242 Irvine Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

31. Southbrook Organic Vineyards 1-888-581-1581

581 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

32. Stratus 905-468-1806

2059 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

33. Strewn Winery 905-468-1229

1339 Lakeshore Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

34. Trius Winery & Restaurant 1-800-582-8412

1249 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

35. Two Sisters Vineyards 905-468-0592

240 John Street East, NOTL L0S 1J0

36. Wayne Gretzky Estates 1-844-643-7799

1219 Niagara Stone Road, NOTL L0S 1J0

37. Lundy Manor Wine Cellars 905-354-6999

9941 Lundy’s Lane, Niagara Falls L2H 0T8

38. Monastery Cellars 905-933-5972

7020 Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls L2G 7B7

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AMO WINERY

AMO wines are a true expression of our distinctive estate vineyard and are created with intensity and passion. Hand-crafted labels are the finishing touch to this exquisite wine collection that will ignite all of your senses. Our wines dare you to feel what makes your heart beat and live life with love and affection. Opening SOON.

LOCATION

976 York Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S1J0  289-547-XOXO (9696) info@amowines.ca amowines.ca

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BELLA TERRA VINEYARDS

Nestled amongst the sprawling vineyards of the prestigious Four Mile Creek sub-appellation, Bella Terra Vineyards sits on a 50-acre grape farm that has been tended to by the Puglisi family since 1974. Our family-owned winery is headed by Luciano (Lou) Puglisi, who draws on grape-growing knowledge and experience that has been handed down from one generation to the next. As you sip any one of Bella Terra’s wines, you are tasting three generations of grape-growing and winemaking experience.

LOCATION

925 Line 2 Road

HOURS

Please visit our website for our up-to-date visiting hours

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BETWEEN THE LINES WINERY

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.

LOCATION

991 Four Mile Creek Road RR4

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-262-0289 tours@betweenthelineswinery.com betweenthelineswinery.com betweenthelineswinery

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May 1 – October 31

Daily 10 am – 7 pm

November 1 – April 30

Daily 11 am – 5 pm

BIG HEAD WINES

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.

LOCATION

823 Line 6 Road

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

HOURS Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Tastings by reservation only

BYLAND ESTATE WINERY

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.

LOCATION

834 Line 3 Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-599-1682

jackson@bylandestatewinery.com bylandestatewinery.com

HOURS Daily 10 am – 5 pm

CAROLINE CELLARS

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, 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.

LOCATION

1010 Line 2 Road

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

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Summer

Daily 10 am – 6 pm

Winter

Daily 10 am – 5 pm

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES

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.

LOCATION

1025 York Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1P0 905-262-4219

info@chateaudescharmes.com

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HOURS Daily 11 am – 6 pm

Reservations recommended

COLANERI ESTATE WINERY

A family-owned Romanesque-style winery with a panoramic view of the escarpment and vineyard that produces premium VQA wines from hand-harvested grapes. The large portfolio of red, white and dessert wines are mostly made in the traditional Italian Appassimento method of drying grapes, which include Ripasso, Amarone and Recioto styles. The Piazza creates a picturesque atmosphere transporting you to the heart of Italy. That feeling lingers as aromas from the production area greet you for your indoor personalized tasting experience.

LOCATION

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

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HOURS Daily 11 am – 6 pm

Tastings by appointment only

Reservations online or by phone

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DE SIMONE VINEYARDS

De Simone Vineyards focuses on hand-crafted quality from the vineyard to the bottle. Situated on 40 acres of land, all grapes are hand-picked and 100% estate grown. Our boutique winery offers a large portfolio of award-winning, ultra-premium wine, all crafted by Winemaker Vincenzo De Simone. Stop in today and experience wine on a whole new level.

LOCATION

865 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-684-1547

retail@desimonevineyards.com

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HOURS

Summer

Daily 10 am – 6 pm

Winter

Daily 12 pm – 5 pm

Please visit website for most up-to-date information

DREA’S WINE CO.

Drea’s small-batch wines are crafted in memory of her father, iconic pioneering Winemaker Karl J. Kaiser. The wines in her collection follow his philosophies, with a focus on natural fruit flavours and aromas, are well balanced with a bright acidity, and are bone dry. Her Sauvignon Blanc was recently recognized as “distinguished” by world-renowned wine writer Jancis Robinson.

LOCATION

15608 Niagara Parkway, RR1 (located at Reif Winery) Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-WINE (9463) dreawineco@gmail.com dreawine.com

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HOURS

April – October 10 am – 6 pm

November – March 10 am – 5 pm

Online advance reservations recommended

Book Seated Tasting and select

Premium Tasting to taste

Drea’s Wines @reifwinery.com

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.

LOCATION

1829 Concession 4 Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-2271

info@ferox.ca

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HARE WINE CO. (THE)

HOURS

Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

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. Come taste our certified organic wine, see the farm animals and stroll along the vineyard as you listen to the frogs in our pond.

LOCATION

1385 Larkin Road

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

HOURS

Summer

Daily 11 am - 5 pm

Please visit our website for winter hours

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ICELLARS ESTATE WINERY

Visit The Hare and be transported to a European countryside estate with our breathtaking courtyard compiled of 110-year-old reclaimed bricks and a quaint patio overlooking our stunning vineyards. We offer a wide selection of tasting experiences and a selection of pizzas and charcuterie boards. New in 2023, we have partnered with the TD Niagara Jazz Festival bringing exceptional live Jazz and Blues music to the vineyard. Join us in what we have to offer... experiences, well poured.

LOCATION

769 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0

905-684-4994

info@theharewineco.com theharewineco.com

HOURS 10 am – 5 pm

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Icellars is known as ‘’The House of Reds’’ for their ultra-premium dry red wines. The 60-acre vineyard, farmed organicallyy, was planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Syrah, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. It is a family-owned and -operated boutique winery focusing on small-batch ageable fine wines.

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

HOURS

Tuesday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm

Friday – Sunday 11 am – 6 pm

Closed Mondays

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INNISKILLIN NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY

Visit Canada’s Original Estate Winery. Inniskillin was granted the first post-prohibition winery licence 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. Come taste One of the World’s Great Wines, dine in the vineyard, and learn new ways to enjoy Icewine. Each season brings new experiences to savour, so visit any time of the year.

LOCATION

1499 Line 3 at the Niagara Parkway

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-2187 concierge@inniskillin.com inniskillin.com

HOURS

May – August

Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 6 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 7 pm

September & October

11 am – 6 pm

November – April 11 am – 5 pm

Visit us online for reservation

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JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE

When visiting Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate, you’ll have a rare glimpse behind the scenes at how award-winning wines are meticulously crafted. Join them for guided tours, tasting flights and food pairings. They host impressive functions – a renowned summer concert series, special event programs and corporate entertaining, all in celebration of Niagara’s rich heritage and abundant bounty. Whatever the occasion, Jackson-Triggs has you covered – “we can’t wait to celebrate with you!”

LOCATION

2145 Niagara Stone Road

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

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HOURS

Please visit us at greatestatesniagara.com for seasonal hours of operation and online reservations

KONZELMANN ESTATE 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.

LOCATION

1096 Lakeshore Road

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

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LAKEVIEW WINE CO.

HOURS

May – October 10 am – 6 pm

December – April 11 am – 5 pm

Weekends 10 am – 6 pm

Among the oldest vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula, Lailey Winery is positioned along the beautiful Niagara Parkway, just minutes from the historic Old Town or 20 minutes from Niagara Falls. Practicing sustainable farming methods in the vineyards and a minimal intervention approach to winemaking, with both Lailey and Stonebridge brands, we are producing some of the most exciting, small-batch, single vineyard wines in the Niagara Region.

LOCATION

15940 Niagara Parkway

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-8188 info@laileywines.com laileywines.com

HOURS

Summer 10 am – 6 pm

Winter 11 am – 5 pm

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Make Lakeview Wine Co. your first stop during your visit to Niagara. Enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of our beautiful retail tasting centre, tour our state-of-the-art winemaking facility and enjoy a glass of wine amongst the vineyards. Our award-winning wines are crafted by our talented winemaking team and we have the friendliest staff excited to share their passion for our wines.

LOCATION

1067 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-685-5673

thewinery@lakeviewwineco.com lakeviewwineco.com

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HOURS

Summer: Daily 11 am – 6 pm

Winter: Daily 11 am – 5 pm Wine & food experiences offered daily

MARYNISSEN ESTATES

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, that innovative spirit and passion lives on in their small-lot, hand-crafted wines. Experience a taste of history and enjoy a relaxing day in wine country at Marynissen Estates.

LOCATION

1208 Concession 1 Road

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

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AT PALATINE, WE’RE RAMBLERS AT HEART. WE RUN FOR THE HILLS. WE HIT THE TRAILS. WE TAKE THE BACK ROADS. WE LIKE TO SPEND LIFE IN THE GREAT OUTDOORS. WE’RE MADE FOR THE WILD. AND WITH WINE, WE’RE NEVER LOST.

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NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY

Canada’s only commercial Teaching Winery is housed in the Wine Visitor + Education Centre with Winemaker Allison Findlay 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.

LOCATION

135 Taylor Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-641-2252 ext. 4070 winestore@niagaracollege.ca ncteachingwinery.ca

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November – April

11 am – 5 pm

May – October 10 am – 6 pm

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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.

LOCATION

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

Experience Wine Country at the ultimate wine and food lover’s playground. Peller Estates offers unique experiences daily, including Niagara’s only igloo-like lounge where you’ll taste Icewine at -10° C, the temperature at which we harvest our grapes for Icewine. Partake in a barrel cellar dinner, fine dining in The Winery Restaurant with Executive Chef Jason Parsons, casual fare in the summer at the Terrace Wine Bar, or cozy bites throughout the winter at our Winter Luxe Lounge.

LOCATION

290 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-4678

1-888-673-5537 info@peller.com peller.com

HOURS

Sunday – Thursday 10 am – 7 pm Friday & Saturday 10 am – 9 pm

Please visit our website to confirm hours

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Third-generation brothers, Johnny and Charles Neufeld, are now leading Palatine Hills Estate Winery with the same maverick spirit as their father. Their founding principle remains the same: winemaking begins in the vineyard, which is why the Neufeld family has carefully cultivated and tilled the sloping 115-acre terrain for over five decades. Come enjoy their award-winning wines surrounded by vines, off the beaten path. “We’re made for the wild, and with wine, we’re never lost.”

LOCATION

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

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Open 7 days a week

Sunday – Thursday 11 am – 5 pm

Friday & Saturday 11 am – 6 pm

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PILLITTERI ESTATES 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. Try our wood oven pizzas at BarrelHead

Wine Pizza Patio.

LOCATION

1696 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-3147

winery@pillitteri.com pillitteri.com

HOURS

Daily 11 am – 7 pm

Subject to change

Visit website for more information

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QUEENSTON MILE VINEYARD

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.

LOCATION

963 Queenston Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-684-6453

info@queenstonmilevineyard.com queenstonmilevineyard.com

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HOURS

Summer

Daily 11 am – 6 pm

Winter Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Wine & food experiences offered daily

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RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY

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.

LOCATION

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

HOURS

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

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REIF ESTATE WINERY

Reif Estate Winery, founded in 1982, is one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s founding family wineries. Today, Reif produces award-winning wines & Icewines; some from their oldest vineyards dating back to 1977. This winery boasts one of the most sophisticated, educational tasting experiences in Niagara, offering multiple experiences on-site including: tastings at our Grande Tasting Bar, Tours, Loft Tastings, and a Sensory Wine Garden.

LOCATION

15608 Niagara Parkway, RR 1 Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-7738 office@reifwinery.com reifwinery.com

HOURS

April – October 10 am – 6 pm

November – March 10 am – 5 pm

Online advance reservations recommended

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RIVERVIEW CELLARS

ESTATE WINERY

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.

LOCATION

15376 Niagara Parkway

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-262-0636

winery@riverviewcellars.com

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April – October

10 am – 6 pm

November – March

10 am – 5 pm

SHINY APPLE CIDER HOME OF FRESH WINES

Situated by the shores of Lake Ontario, in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Shiny Apple Cider is a destination for fun-loving cider and wine lovers. Shiny Apple has become well known for our colourful and casual approach to celebrating cider, wine and food. Come and visit the most colourful and vibrant destination in the heart of Niagara’s fruit- and winegrowing region.

LOCATION

1242 Irvine Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-935-3535

info@shinyapplecider.com shinyapplecider.com

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May – October

Daily 11 am – 6 pm

November – April

Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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SOUTHBROOK ORGANIC VINEYARDS

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.

LOCATION

581 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0

1-888-581-1581 info@southbrook.com southbrook.com

HOURS

Summer Daily 11 am – 6 pm

Winter Daily 11 am – 5 pm

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STRATUS

A unique focus on quality, sustainability and design permeate Stratus and enable Winemakers J-L Groux and Dean Stoyka to consistently craft their signature wines, Stratus Red and Stratus White, along with a unique range of single varietal, small-lot wines and Icewine all grown on the estate. Dramatic and innovative, Stratus invites guests to explore these wines through comprehensive tasting flights in their stylish tasting rooms and outdoor terrace. Live DJ on high-season weekends, light fare and thematic events and “pop-ups” scheduled throughout the year.

LOCATION

2059 Niagara Stone Road

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

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TRIUS WINERY & RESTAURANT

HOURS

Daily 11 am – 5 pm

Hours extended in peak season

International award-winners; sustainably grown and made. Strewn crafts the classic varietal reds Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, reserve Chardonnays, aromatic whites and iconic Icewines. We specialize in personalized wine tastings for two to four people; seating is limited, and reservations strongly recommended (book online). May through October: Vineyard Tour & Tasting Friday-Monday; Wine by the Glass on the patio after 4 pm Friday & Saturday.

LOCATION

1339 Lakeshore Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0

905-468-1229

hospitality@strewnwinery.com

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HOURS

May – October 10 am – 6 pm

Hours may be extended in peak season November – April 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

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Trius Winery has been crafting wine for over 40 years in Niagara-onthe-Lake and offers the most immersive and dazzling tour, paired with award-winning wines by Winemaker Craig McDonald. Visit Canada’s largest underground sparkling cellar, discover the iconic story of Trius Red in the barrel cellar, and sip bubbly in the Sparkling House. At the Trius Winery Restaurant, savour locally inspired cuisine by Executive Chef Frank Dodd for lunch or dinner daily.

LOCATION

1249 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 1-800-582-8412 info@triuswines.com triuswines.com

HOURS

Sunday – Thursday 10 am to 7 pm

Friday & Saturday 10 am to 9 pm

Please visit our website to confirm hours

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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 Bordeauxstyle wines and culture. Visit us at our Estate for elevated winery experiences, tastings, tours or dining at our onsite restaurant, Kitchen76.

LOCATION

240 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-0592

info@twosistersvineyards.com twosistersvineyards.com

HOURS

Winter & Spring 11 am – 6 pm Summer & Fall 11 am – 8 pm Hours are subject to change

Please visit our website for updates

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WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES

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

LOCATION

1219 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 1-844-643-7799 info@waynegretzkyestates.com waynegretzkyestates.com

HOURS

Sunday – Thursday 10 am to 7 pm

Friday & Saturday 10 am to 9 pm

Please visit our website to confirm hours

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From Niagara Falls to New Flavours

The Niagara Peninsula appellation is bounded by Lake Ontario on the north, the Niagara River on the east, the Welland River on the south and Highway 20/56 on the west. Niagara Falls, while best known for its famous Horseshoe Falls and casinos, is the newest hotspot for wine in the Peninsula. Two new vineyards now call the area home, so it’s time to add wine tastings to the list of illustrious attractions in this popular city.

LUNDY MANOR WINE CELLARS

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. Book your wedding or private event, email for details.

LOCATION

9941 Lundy’s Lane Niagara Falls L2H 0T8 905-354-6999

info@lundymanor.ca lundymanor.ca

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Open Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Check website for details

Monday – Thursday by appointment only

MONASTERY CELLARS

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.

LOCATION

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

HOURS

Daily April – October 9 am – 5 pm

November – March 10 am – 5 pm

Tasting bar open daily

No reservation required

Group tours by appointment only

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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

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

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The Waring House

Centrally located, The Waring House makes the ideal base for exploring. 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 and 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

Inn On The Twenty

Enjoy a different side of the Niagara Region with a visit to Niagara Benchlands. Surrounded by over 50 vineyards and nestled in peaceful Jordan Village, we offer large, lovely suites with a mix of fireplaces, private gardens and soaker tubs, delicious farm-to-table fare, a serene spa, and outstanding service.

3845 Main Street

Jordan L0R 1S0

1-800-701-8074

info@innonthetwenty.com innonthetwenty.com

124 on Queen Hotel & Spa

Fine dining, luxurious 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

STAY Niagara-on-the-Lake

Discover some of the finest Bed & Breakfasts, Guesthouses, Vacation Homes & Apartments our town has to offer, courtesy of STAY Niagara-on-the-Lake. As local short-term accommodation providers, we all come together through our association to offer you an array of different hospitality options suited for every need in beautiful Wine Country. Together, our accommodation members and local business partners can help you plan your perfect stay with an endless variety of getaway experiences in Ontario’s historic Niagara-onthe-Lake.

Bookyourstay.ca info@bookyourstay.ca

Riverbend Inn & Vineyard

Delight in the comfort of a spacious guestroom, warm yourself in front of the fireplace or sit by your window and enjoy the scenic beauty. Riverbend Inn & Vineyard offers a tranquil escape in Wine Country with an onsite restaurant, Oaklands, that celebrates simplicity, the season, and a sense of place.

16104 Niagara River Parkway, Box 1560 Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-468-2270 or 1-888-220-2281 info@riverbendinn.com riverbendinn.ca

Vintage Hotels

Discover the best of Wine Country when you stay at Prince of Wales, Queen’s Landing or Pillar and Post. Enjoy gourmet cuisine, impeccable service and luxurious guestrooms plus special extras like pools, hot spring pool, spas, local shuttle, Traditional English Tea and more! Exceptional experiences begin at Vintage Hotels!

Niagara-on-the-Lake

1-888-669-5566

vintage-hotels.com

reservations@vintage-hotels.com

Dining

180 Bistro ($$$)

Associations

Grape Growers of Ontario

Officially represents all of Ontario’s 500 grape-growing farm families who are Rooted in Ontario, and have been perfecting the art of growing grapes for 75 years.

905-688-0990 localgrapes.ca info@grapegrowersofontario.com

$ $$ $$$ $$$$

Under $10 $10 – $20 $20 – $30 $30 and over

RESTAURANT PRICE INDICATOR* *average price for dinner entrée

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

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

Hessenland ($$$)

Meet your go-to destination for big milestones, small celebrations, and every moment in between. 40 acres of gardens and vineyard feature 16 guest rooms and The Muse restaurant – FeastOn certified culinary institution since 1984. You can expect fresh local fare, elegant dishes and an expertly designed menu to pair with Schatz Wine. 72981 Bluewater Hwy., Zurich N0M 2T0 519.236.7707 or 1.866.543.7736 hessenland.com

The Grange Winery Restaurant ($$)

All the best PEC has to offer! Handcrafted terroir-driven wine alongside a comprehensive food program, curated by Culinary Director Chef Matt DeMille and Head Chef Keirra Reid. The menus focus on farm-to-table local ingredients. Tastings, wine and gift boutique and bespoke experiences, housed in the historic 200-year-old barn and picturesque vineyard-side grounds are offered yearround in addition to carefully curated private events and wedding packages.

990 Closson Rd. Hillier K0K 2J0 613-399-1048 grangewinery.com

hello@grangeofprinceedward.com

Karlo Estates Winery ($$)

Enjoy local whole food cooked from scratch. Build your own dairy-free artisanal cheese plates, nibble of nuts, dips and chips, creamy French onion crudités, “faux” gras on water crackers, tapenade with house-made crostini, plant-based charcuterie as well as weekly soups, salads and stews or reserve one plate meals on Saturday nights for “Dinner and a Show” tastings.

561 Danforth Rd., Wellington K0K 3L0 613-438-4150

13th Street Winery Bistro ($$$)

Our seasonal, outdoor bistro features a locally inspired menu created by Chef Josh Berry. Open Mid-May to September 11:30 am to 5 pm and Thursday and Friday to 7:30 pm. Closed Sundays.

1776 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines L2R 6P9 13thstreetwinery.com info@13thstreetwinery.com

Wine and dine among the vines at 180 Wines Bistro. Experience unique smallbatch VQA wines paired with casual fare created using fresh, local ingredients.  See the beauty of Niagara Wine Country under the covered patio or dine right among vineyard rows for an unforgettable experience.

4055 Nineteenth Street, Jordan L0R 1S0 905-562-7080

180wines.ca

Short Hills Kitchen ($)

Be one of the first to try the NEW Short Hills Kitchen restaurant at Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery. Pair your delectable lunch with one of our award-winning, sustainably grown wines and enjoy on the patio surrounded by vineyards. Visit our website for the full menu including weekly specials. Reservations not required!

Open Victoria Day weekend – Canadian Thanksgiving from 11:30 am to 4 pm. 1469 Pelham Road, St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-684-8423 henryofpelham.com winery@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 house-made menu items. Whether you’re looking to chat with likeminded wine folk, enjoy lunch on our deck, indulge in Chef’s cheese and charcuterie, spy on the wine-making team, stock-up on 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

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

Good Earth Vineyard and Winery Restaurant

Nestled in the heart of Niagara’s Wine Country, The Good Earth showcases the best in regional cuisine by offering an elevated bistro menu of classic combinations with Chef Andrew Thorne’s signature touches. Take in delicious wines, in the bistro or the glassed Tasting Room with stunning escarpment backdrop. During the summer months, enjoy outdoor dining with beautiful garden views and daily live music by local performers.

4556 Lincoln Ave., Beamsville 905-563-6333

goodearthfoodandwine.com

info@goodearthfoodandwine.com

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

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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

Megalomaniac Food + Drink ($$$)

Audacious nosh. Over-the-top tipples. Grandiose vineyard views. Take a seat on the wow-inspiring patio overlooking the vineyard for light fare, exclusive Megalomaniac wines, and sparkling and frozen wine cocktails served all day. Online reservations recommended.

3930 Cherry Avenue, Vineland L0R 2C0 905-562-5155 or 1-888-MEGALO1 megalomaniacwine.com

Redstone Winery & Restaurant ($$$)

Take in our breathtaking views and stunning architecture while enjoying lunch or dinner with a glass of your favourite Redstone or Tawse wine. Sit in our stunning dining room or on our breathtaking patio overlooking the vineyards while enjoying seasonally inspired menus crafted using local ingredients. Of course our famous pizzas are always available.

Open Wednesday – Sunday

4245 King St., Beamsville L0R 1B1 905-563-9463 info@redstonewines.ca redstonewines.ca

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 Niagara Escarpment 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: Windows on Rockway ($$)

Gourmet cuisine in a uniquely artistic restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining overlooking lush gardens, vineyards, and a championship golf course. Voted Diners Choice on Open Table.

3290 Ninth Street, St. Catharines L2R 6P7 905-641-1030

Check our website for seasonal hours rockwaywine.ca dine@rockway.net

11th POST on Queen

At 11th POST on Queen, the highest quality ingredients are transformed into everyday classics you crave. An extension of Two Sisters Vineyards, our desire is that the moment you step into our warm and welcoming environment, it will provide the perfect backdrop to enjoy all of life’s special moments with comforting and delicious dishes. For current hours and reservations, visit11thpostonqueen.ca.

135 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Aura on the Lake ($$–$$$)

Experience an Indian cultural revelation at Aura on the Lake, where we merge the richness of Indian cuisine with the vibrancy of fusion fare and local wines. With our carefully curated menu, your palate will experience a realm of flavours and aromas. Join us for a swift lunch or a laid-back evening, basking in the outdoor ambiance on our patio (weather permitting), and rediscover the magic of Indian cuisine. 233 King Street, Unit 3 Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 auraonthelake.ca info@auraonthelake.ca

BARBEA Wine Shop & Snack Bar ($$)

The kind of destination where you can spend a leisurely afternoon or evening exploring new wines from Niagara’s largest selection of VQA and international wines, enjoy a glass or two of wine and some tapas, or stock up for a dinner party at home. Our chic and 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 289-272-1242 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 artisan hand-tossed pizza with seasonal, fresh toppings. Try our signature Icewine cocktails and sangria. All of our ingredients are sustainably farmed and come from local suppliers. Open daily, noon to 10 pm from May to October.

1696 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S1J0 905-468-3147 pillitteri.com/barrelhead @barrelhead on Instagram winery@pillitteri.com

The Farmhouse Café at Caroline Cellars ($$)

Offering relaxed fare for those travelling through the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country. Focusing on fresh, local and seasonal cuisine, we are open for lunch yearround, 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

Kitchen76 at Two Sisters Vineyards ($$$)

Located within Two Sisters Vineyards, Kitchen76 offers guests carefully curated dishes paired with pristine Bordeaux-style wines. 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 – 8:30 pm

240 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0

905-468-0592 ext. 3 twosistersvineyards.com

kitchen76@twosistersvineyards.com

Oaklands at Riverbend Inn & Vineyard

Oaklands celebrates simplicity, the season, and a sense of place. The restaurant takes culinary cues from Chef Ross Midgley and Niagara’s ingredient-driven cuisine, rooted in the breadth and depth of global French culinary influence. In the warmer months, our Ansley Sparkling Terrace offers lighter fare, sparkling wine, and creative cocktails. 6104 Niagara River Parkway

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0

1-888-220-2281

riverbendinn.ca

info@riverbendinn.com

Ruffino’s Pasta Bar & Grill ($$)

Quietly tucked away in an uptown Niagaraon-the-Lake strip mall is one of Niagara’s best kept secrets. Where the glow of the wood-fired grill and aroma of the brick oven gives a warm and welcoming feel to this authentic, neighbourhood Italian restaurant that is best known for its wood-fired pizzas and homemade pastas. The cooking is seasonally inspired by our farm and served alongside one of Niagara’s largest VQA and international wine lists with over 700 selections.

FEATURES:

Large outdoor patio & wine garden

Signature Chef’s Tasting Menus

20-seat Chef’s Table 242 Mary Street Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S1J0 289-819-0179

ruffinosnotl.ca info@ruffinosnotl.ca

Terrace Wine Bar at Peller Estates

From late spring to early fall, relax on Niagara’s most picturesque vineyard terrace at Peller Estates. Enjoy casual plates of relaxed Wine Country fare created by Chef Jason Parsons and his culinary team, paired with delicious Peller Estates wines by the glass or bottle, and refreshing cocktails. 290 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 1-888-673-5537 peller.com info@peller.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. 290 John Street East Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 1-888-673-5537

Treadwell Cuisine ($$$$)

Treadwell is one of the best restaurants in the country. The restaurant has received countless awards and accolades including, being named one of the top 10 Restaurants in Canada by Wine Enthusiast Magazine. This farm-to-table restaurant has an impressive selection of VQA wines and is home to the region’s best sommeliers. Open year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 114 Queen Street Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-934-9797 treadwellcuisine.com

orders@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 12 pm – 8 pm. View today’s menu at triuswines.com

1249 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0

1-800-582-8412

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 through the winter months.

1219 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0

1-844-643-7799

gretzkyestateswines.com

info@waynegretzkyestates.com

Markets/Fine Foods

13th Street Bakery

Discover our famous butter tarts and other fresh baked goods. Try our jams, jellies and pies made with Niagara produce. Shop our selection of culinary items, artisanal cheeses, giftware, and home décor. Stock up on our Chef’s prepared foods to enjoy at home.

1776 Fourth Avenue St. Catharines L2R 6P9

905-984-8444

Bakery@13thStreetWinery.com

13thStreetWinery.com

Upper Canada Cheese Company

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

White Meadows Farms

Visit one of White Meadows Farms’

3 locations: Old Town Niagara-on-theLake, 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 Street

Pelham L2R 6P7

905-682-0642

whitemeadowsfarms.com

info@whitemeadowsfarms.com

Art & Theatre

13th Street Gallery

The Gallery specializes in Canadian historical and contemporary fine art. The collection features some of Canada’s most celebrated artists and represents exciting young, entry-level, and esteemed senior contemporary artists. Exhibitions rotate regularly.

1776 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines L2R 6P9 289-968-1830 Info@13thStreetGallery.com 13thStreetGallery.com

Shaw Festival

The perfect intermission from life! The 2023 Season features a wonderful line-up including the musical fable Gypsy, Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit, and the mystery

The Shadow of a Doubt plus two Holiday Season plays: A Christmas Carol and Brigadoon. Also, Outdoors @ The Shaw, a selection of plays, concerts and events.

10 Queen’s Parade, Box 774 Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 1-800-511-7429 shawfest.com

Shopping

LCBO

The LCBO is a proud supporter of Ontario’s VQA wineries and we make it easy to shop local. Explore our selection of 400+ Ontario VQA wines in-store or shop online at LCBO.com and choose same-day pickup to get your local favourites within three hours. Please drink responsibly. 1-800-ONT-LCBO (668-5226) hellolcbo.com

Spirits

Spirit in Niagara Small Batch Distillers

REDUCING WASTE WITH INCREDIBLE TASTE. Drop by The Confessional Lounge for SiNsational cocktails, tastings, and locally inspired farm-to-table Niagara cuisine. In Niagara, 3,050 tonnes of the ripest, juiciest and sweetest tender fruit go to waste each year. It’s a SiN! We specialize in Eau de Vie, an unaged fruit brandy. Since opening in 2021, our spirit collection has grown to include whisky, sweet vermouth, vodka and gin.

458 Lakeshore Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0 905-934-1300 spiritinniagara.com

Tourist Information

Tourism Windsor Essex Pelee Island

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.

98 Chatham St., Windsor N9A 1G5 519-255-6530 or 1-800-265-3633 visitwindsoressex.com/wine info@tourismwindsoressex.com

Niagara Benchlands

Indulge in the Niagara Benchlands’ natural beauty, sample creations from countless tastemakers, and delve into our region’s fascinating stories. You’ll quickly sense the unique fingerprint that the Niagara Escarpment forges on every aspect of life here.

info@niagarabenchlands.ca niagarabenchlands.ca

Tours

Crush On Niagara Wine Tours

Entertaining, informative and fun, wine, beer and spirit tasting experiences operated by Niagara’s premiere tour company. All tours are private in large vans or luxury passenger vehicles led by engaging and customer-focused, local guides. Pickup and drop-off included within the Niagara Region. Exploring the distinct viticultural areas of Niagara-onthe-Lake and the Benchlands. Book online or call to reserve.

1-866-408-WINE (9463) 905-563-1759

crushtours.com info@crushtours.com

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

Niagara Vintage Wine Tours

Not JUST a tour company, but an Experience provider helping you make life memories. Our tours offer a mix of education and entertainment by the industry’s best professional guides. Book online or call to speak with one of our Experience Specialists.

1-866-628-5428

niagaravintagewinetours.com

info@niagaravintagewinetours.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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The Last Word

There has never been a better time to show your love for local. Ontario’s Wine Country and VQA wines are leading the world in the cool climate wine scene. Don’t miss the opportunity to purchase your favourite wines directly from the winery – either in person or online. And if you purchase from the LCBO, be sure to look for VQA on the label so you know it’s made from 100% Ontario-grown grapes and 100% locally crafted.

Buy Direct

Many of the wines you taste in Wine Country are produced in small quantities so be sure to pick up your favourites before they disappear.

Buy Online

Can’t make it to Wine Country? Visit your favourite winery’s website to buy online directly or winecountryontario.ca for easy access to wines available for purchase. Wineries are happy to ship wine directly to your door.

Wine Clubs

Many wineries offer Wine Clubs where you receive wine shipments throughout the year including back vintages, small-lot wines and invites to special events. Look for the Wine Club symbol in our guide and check with the winery for details.

Travelling with Wine

If travelling by car, 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.

Travelling to the United States

When travelling from Canada to the U.S. each adult 21+ is allowed one litre of wine. Any additional wine is subject to applicable Customs duty and IRT.*

*Please verify with Customs for the most current requirements or new policies.

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Winery Index

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 winecountryontario.ca.

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