Ontario’s Niagara region is famous for its unique and high-quality wines! People travel from all over the North American continent and beyond to experience Niagara wine culture and enjoy a few glasses of local wine. Come tour the many vineyards and sip the icewine of Ontario! Here are some things you won’t want to miss when you visit the Niagara area’s wine country.
Wine Tours and Tastings
Peller Estates. Peller Estates’ daily Greatest Winery Tour is just $15 CAD per person. You can also opt for a wine and cheese tour, or simply visit the onsite restaurant. There’s even a tasting room made of ice! This is a fun place to tour and a unique way to experience Ontario’s wine culture. You can easily spend an entire day here.
Redstone Winery. This winery doesn’t offer tours, but it does offer wine tastings! This is great if you’re tight on money or time, since the three wine tastings cost just $8. There’s a huge variety of wines to choose from – from a wide selection of 16 wines. There are even two icewines in the mix. Visit at sunset for an incredible view with your glass!
Inniskillin Wines. Icewine is a necessary part of any trip to the Niagara area. If you love icewine – or haven’t tried it but want to – then be sure to visit Inniskillin Wines! They have a great variety of local icewines to try. For only $10 CAD, you can tour the grounds of this winery.
Wines to Taste
Peninsula Ridge 2014 Inox Chardonnay. This wine earned attention from the Liquor Control Board of Ontario for its ripe, peachy notes and perfect balance. Rate it for yourself after you buy a bottle.
Jackson-Triggs 2015 Chardonnay Reserve. The butterscotch and vanilla aromas of this vintage wine make it perfect for fall! Curl up with a glass on a cool autumn day to enjoy spiced apple notes and a smooth finish.
Angels Gate Snow Angel Riesling Icewine. Ontario Icewine, as you may know, is made from the single drops of liquid concentrate found in the center of the Niagara Peninsula’s frozen grapes. This type of wine is prized for its flavour and difficult creation process. This particular icewine is aromatic, with notes of honey, dandelion and acacia.
Wine Events to Attend
Southbrook Vineyard Dinner Series. Hone your culinary skills on the third Thursday of each month at Southbrook Vineyard. This event teaches attendees to pair wines with meals for the perfect presentation! This fun event will help you take your hosting skills up a notch.
Niagara Icewine Festival. January may ring in the New Year, but Ontario’s wine lovers look forward to January for another reason – the Niagara Icewine Festival! Visit to enjoy outdoor fun along the Niagara Wine Route, wine tasting, the gala and more.
As you can see, the Niagara region is a must-visit destination for anyone who enjoys a good glass of wine! Planning to make the trip to Niagara wine country? Make a perfect pairing and rent a cottage in Niagara and make a weekend of it! CanadaStays offers an endless array of excellent Niagara vacation rentals that can make you feel at home in the Niagara region.