Wine tasting and touring vineyards is a popular pastime in Southern Ontario. The largest viticultural area in Canada, where there is about 75% of Canada’s grape growing volume, is the Niagara Peninsula.
Discover some of the most incredible wines stroll through grape vineyards. The wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake range from small family owned operations to large state-of-the-art facilities:
Caroline Cellars : http://www.carolinecellars.com
Cattail Creek Estate Winery: http://www.cattailcreek.ca
Chateau des Charmes Wines : http://www.chateaudescharmes.com
Coyote's Run Estate Winery : http://www.coyotesrunwinery.com
Crush on Niagara Wine Tours : http://www.crushtours.com
Frogpond Farm: http://www.frogpondfarm.ca
Grape and Wine Niagara Tours : http://www.grapeandwinetours.com/
for more see : http://www.niagaraonthelake.com
On the way to Niagara on the Lake, where all the wineries are, look out for this tiny church on the side of the road. Its a great photo op and probably the smallest church in existence (or close to it).
If you come across this winery on your explorations, by all means stop in.
They are very happy to assist you in choosing a bottle to take home.
If you've never had Ice Wine, you are missing a real treat.
Niagara Region produces amazing wines. Your trip would not be complete if you failed to visit Niagara's Wineries.
There are plenty.
Chateau des Charmes
1025 York Rd, P.O. Box 280 St. David's ON L0S 1P0
Hernder Estate Wines
1607 Eighth Avenue St. Catharines ON L2R 6P7
Phone: 905 684-3300
Hillebrand Estates Winery
1249 Niagara Stone Road Niagara on the Lake ON L0S 1J0
R.R. #1, Line 3 Niagara on the Lake ON L0S 1J0
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
2145 R. R. #55 Niagara on the Lake ON L0S 1J0
Joseph's Estate Wines
1811 Niagara Stone Road Niagara on the Lake ON L0S 1J0
Peller Estates Winery
290 John Street Niagara on the Lake ON L0S 1J0
R.R. #1, 15608 Niagara Parkway Niagara on the Lake ON L0S 1J0
Phone: 905 468-7738
Stoney Ridge Cellars
3201 King Street, Box 566 Vineland ON L0R 2C0
Phone: 905 562-1324
Strewn Estate Winery
1339 Lakeshore Road Niagara on the Lake ON L0S 1J0
Phone: 905 468-1229
Vineland Estates Winery
3620 Moyer Road Vineland ON L0R 2C0
My Favorite Wineries
Chateau Des Charmes
In addition to visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake, be sure to visit the many wineries in the area. Sample the wines, take a tour and be sure to buy a bottle or two for yourself! They're all beautiful, though, even if you don't purchase anything to take home!
This winery has great VQA wine. You can take a self guided tour of the winery, and then stop back in the boutique to sample some of their fabulous wines at the wine bar. The boutique also sells bottles of wine. Make sure to taste their ice wine. I think it ranges from $3 - $5 per tasting, but it is well worth it. Some of the best I've had. Bottles of the Ice wine range from $50 - $300 dollars, but can be purchased much cheaper at the Duty Free shop.