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    Henry of Pelham Family Estate

    by flyfreak Written Sep 16, 2007

    Henry of Pelham is a small, premium estate winery located on the Niagara Bench. Owned and operated by the Speck family since 1988, the land was deeded to their great, great, grandfather in 1794. With the premise that fine wine is grown and not made, they take low yields and tend their 150-acre estate vineyards with meticulous care. Only small volumes of handmade wines are produced to ensure the highest standards of quality.

    Address: 1469 Pelham Rd, RR#1, St. Catharines

    Phone: (905) 684-8423

    Website: http://www.henryofpelham.com

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    EastDell Estates

    by flyfreak Written Sep 16, 2007

    Situated atop the famed Niagara Escarpment in Beamsville, EastDell Estates offers visitors the opportunity to experience the majesty of Ontario's wine country. Possessing one of the finest views on the Wine Route, EastDell's Bench Bistro overlooks rolling benchlands and lush vineyards with Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline shimmering in the distance.

    Address: 4041 Locust Lane, Beamsville

    Phone: (905) 563-9463

    Website: http://www.eastdell.com

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    Colio Estate Wines

    by flyfreak Written Sep 16, 2007

    Colia Estate Wines is the fourth largest winery in Ontario owning 240 acres of premium vinifera vineyards in the Viticultural Area called Lake Erie North Shore. Colio labels include ultra-premium VQA wines called Colio Estate Vinyards and premium VQA wines called Harrow Estates, plus distinctive international varietals called Crosswinds.

    Phone: (905) 896-8512

    Website: http://www.colio.com

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    Cilento Wines

    by flyfreak Updated Sep 16, 2007

    Cilento's winery is a state-of-the-art 36.000 square foot California mission style building located in Woodbridge, Ontario, just north of Toronto. Cilento is a primarily VQA Winery with vineyards located in the Niagara region of Ontario. Since its inception in 1995 Cilento has produced many wines that have been awarded Gold Medals in international wine competitions.

    Address: 672 Chrislea Road, Woodbridge

    Phone: (905) 264-9463

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    Château des Charmes

    by flyfreak Written Sep 16, 2007

    Château des Charmes was founded in 1978 by Paul Michel Bosc, a fifth generation French wine grower. The Bosc family owns 300 acres of vineyards and has the largest winery-owned vineyard holdings in the Niagara Peninsula. The Bosc family produces their award winning wines in a magnificiently designed château that is the jewel of the Niagara countryside.

    Address: St. David's Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Phone: (905) 262-4219

    Website: http://www.chateaudescharmes.com

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    Cave Spring Cellars

    by flyfreak Written Sep 16, 2007

    Wines produced at Cave Spring Cellars are selected primarily from the benchlands of the Niagara Escarpment. Great attention is paid during wine making to allow the terroir of this special growing area to be expressed. Mineral rich soils, gentle elevation and moderating breezes from Lake Ontario create a unique growing area. The Cave Spring Vineyard, source of their Estate Bottled wines, is located on one of the finest escarpment slopes, the Beamsville Bench.

    Address: 3836 Main Street, Jordan, ON L0R 1S0

    Phone: (905) 562-3581

    Website: http://www.cavespringcellars.com

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    Hillebrand Estates Winery

    by flyfreak Written Sep 16, 2007

    Located in the heart of the wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hillebrand Estates Winery is Canada's largest producer of VQA wines (VQA = Vintners Quality Alliance, Ontario's appellation system). This award winning winery, founded in 1982, produces a range of wines from classic varietals to unique wine styles.

    Address: RR#2 Highway 55, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

    Phone: (905) 333-2727

    Website: http://www.hillebrand.com

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    Inniskillin Wines Inc.

    by flyfreak Written Sep 16, 2007

    Inniskillin Wines was co-founded by pioneers Donald Ziraldo and Karl Kaiser. Inniskillin was founded upon and dedicated to the principle of producing the finest wines from premium grapes grown in the Niagara Peninsula. Their Icewines have received some of the world's most prestigious awards including the Grand Prix d'Honneur.

    Address: RR#1 Niagara-on-the-Lake; ON L0S 1J0

    Phone: (905) 468-2187

    Website: http://www.inniskillin.com

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    StoneChurch Vineyards

    by fardarrig76 Written Aug 15, 2007

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    We visite Stonechurch for reasons of trying to save money. They had a free trail around their vineyards so you can get right out there and see the grapes. They also offered fairly inexpensive tastings. 3 wine tastings for $2.00 and 1 Ice Wine tasting for $2.00. The bartenders were very helpful and had great suggestions.

    This was a great experience, bought a bottle of wine and two of their glasses. The glasses made a great gift for remembering the day.

    Directions: drive north on Lakeshore Blvd from Niagara-on-the-Lake, you'll see signs for Stonechurch. All the vineyards are well labeled.

    Website: http://www.stonechurch.com/

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    Re-enacting the war of 1812.

    by fardarrig76 Written Aug 15, 2007

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    Fort George, just a short walk from downtown, was an awesome step back into history. The fort, all but one building, redone has been set up for an easy walk around with many demostrations to view. Everything from Cannon's shooting, musket shooting, flag raising, etc. Re-enactments help you really appreciate the experience. Only cost $10 a person to enter, its well worth it, especially for the history buffs.

    Address: Niagara Parkway,

    Directions: The park is located along the Niagara Parkway, just past downtown, Niagara-on-the-Lake, on your way down to Niagara Falls.

    Website: http://www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca/

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    Another Iniskillen Winery Visit

    by CdnJane Updated Apr 16, 2006

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    Lately it seems to take an Aussie to get me to go down to Niagara Falls area. This latest time 2nd April 2006, I was with a friend from Australia who got me included on a bus tour with a post-conference on Composting, and Recycling group. It was a totally International group, with 2 Aussies, some Romanians, Italians, from Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and several other countries. We just happened to stop at Inniskillen, and were fortunate to meet one of the co-founders of the winery, and a gentleman who has done a lot in promoting the Niagara Region's wines, Donald J.P. Ziraldo.
    While having been there before, I had never had an actual guided tour through the property, and a wine tasting there. It was well worth the return visit, and this time we did purchase some wines.

    Address: Side Road 66 off Niagara Parkway

    Directions: Between Niagara Falls and Niagara on the Lake, just off the Parkway - watch for the sign.

    Website: http://www.inniskillin.com/en/default.asp

    Our tourguide at Inniskillen Barrell in which Ice wine is made Wine Tasting - Donald J.P. Ziraldo to right Looking across vineyards to Queenston Bridge to US Equipment for winemaking
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    The Prince of Wales Hotel

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    Ok, I didn't stay here, but I can surely imagine how a stay here might be enjoyed! As we parked down the street and walked around, this was the sight that most drew our attention. Partly because of the victorian style architecture but mostly for the striking visuals that the many and prolific flowers afforded. Simply Beautiful!

    Later, as we strolled past we noticed the detail of the building and a cozy, well-appointed restaurant. I will not create a hotel tip for this place as I feel they should be created only by places that you can provide some actual experience and knowledge, but if you can afford to stay here, I think your stay may be most enjoyable! Let me know, please! ;-)

    Address: 6 Picton Street

    Directions: You can't Miss It!

    Phone: 888-669-5566

    Visually Addictive!

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    Just Stroll and Enjoy! Viewing is Free!

    by NC_Ziggy Updated Oct 22, 2005

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    Honestly, everywhere you walk in this scenic town, you see beautiful flowers and neat shops and some of the Best Aromas drifting from the various eateries. However, though we walked into several shops specifically to ask about the trees with the unusual blossums, no one could tell us! And surprisingly, nearly all of the shop keepers said that many people had stopped to ask the same question and yet no one knew? Bring in the Chamber of Commerce! Bring in the horticulturists! Bring in the Mayor! Bring in SomeOne Who Knows!!!

    Do You Know? I would still like to know the name of this unusual tree... Someone Help!

    Address: Any where along the streets!

    Directions: Ok, this is a relatively small town so I'm pretty sure you will see exactly where you want to go and what you want to see... The best part is that in every direction there are flowers, neat shops, and stimulating visuals to enjoy!

    Min & the Strange Blooming Tree!  What is it?

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    Pack a picnic lunch & go for a drive

    by travelgirl3 Written Sep 29, 2005

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    The main road leading away from Niagara-on-the-Lake heading towards Niagara Falls is the Niagara River Parkway. Whether you plan on visiting the Falls, or are just looking for more pretty scenery, be sure to put this on your itinerary. The Parkway isn’t very long, and you can make it to the Falls in about 20 minutes, but it’s not the destination, it’s the journey, right?

    The Parkway weaves and winds, paralleling the mighty Niagara River. Through various breaks in the trees and lookout spots where you can park your car, you can view the river, and across to New York State. Along the way you’ll see Brock’s Monument and historic Fort George, as well as many large homes and vineyards, all shaded under centuries old trees.

    It’s a beautiful drive.

    Directions: Runs directly beside the Niagara River, between Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls, Ontario

    Website: http://www.niagaraonthelake.com/HistoricSitesBrochureRS.pdf

    Niagara River, from the Niagara River Parkway, Ont
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    Stop and smell the Roses, or the Daisies, or.....

    by travelgirl3 Written Sep 29, 2005

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    Due to its location nestled beside the Niagara Escarpment, the entire Niagara Region is a fantastic place for growing all types of plants. The area is well known for its orchards and vineyards, and all Ontarians look forward to late summer, when the harvest of peaches, nectarines and many other fruits & vegetables comes in.

    Niagara-on-the-Lake is no exception. All throughout the village, you will find beautiful flowerbeds, hanging plants, and beautiful parks. Of course, the plants are certainly well cared for, being in such a picturesque tourist spot, but the moderate, protected climate provides plants a longer growing season, and also allows the growing of certain plants typically only seen in lower lattitudes.

    Be sure to take some time to enjoy the greenery, and prolific colours.

    Directions: All around the village

    Beautiful Landscaping around Niagara-on-the-Lake
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