Taste the Niagara Region’s Unique Terroir
The best way to experience Niagara’s exceptional local wine culture and internationally acclaimed wineries is to visit them firsthand. When planning a getaway to Ontario’s wine country, be sure to include a visit to local Niagara wineries. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or you’re just looking for the perfect way to unwind, a Niagara wine tour is guaranteed to deliver an enjoyable and unique travel experience.
Plan a Wine Tour and Tasting Getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara’s Finest Hotels are located right in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, within the town’s heritage district, which means when you stay with us, you’ll be within close proximity to many of the area’s favourite wineries. After booking your stay at one of Niagara’s Finest Hotels, you’ll only have one tough choice to make: which of the many amazing wineries you’ll visit while you’re here.
We recommend the popular Wine Trolley tour: hop on board a San Francisco-style trolley and tour three spectacular wineries in impeccable style.
Wineries to Visit in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Château des Charmes
Château des Charmes is one of the Niagara region’s most gorgeous and prestigious wineries. The exterior is often mistaken for a castle right in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This truly awe-inspiring estate is unlike any other, with wines that rival the majestic beauty of its appearance. This winery lends itself to romantic getaways, and the wide arrange of wine products available will make for the perfect takeaway after a wonderful day spent in wine country.
The Hare Wine Co.
Known for its romantic ambiance, The Hare Wine Co. is a small-batch winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake that produces perfectly balanced premium VQA wine and icewines. Unwind on their spacious outdoor patio with a glass of wine paired with a handcrafted charcuterie platter, or book one of their wine-tasting packages for an even more intimate and personalized experience.
Queenston Mile Vineyard
A boutique producer of award-winning wines, Queenston Mile Vineyard grows seven varietals on a 50-acre vineyard in St. David’s Bench. This small-lot winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake hosts exciting tasting experiences and so much more—like Sunday morning yoga in the vineyard!
Wayne Gretzky Estates
This 23,000-square foot facility in Niagara-on-the-Lake welcomes enthusiasts of fine wine, food, whisky and other spirits to attend a tasting or tour, enjoy a meal and—if you’re visiting in the winter months—skate on hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s backyard ice rink.
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
This 11.5-acre Niagara Estate winery is home to three classic varietals: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling. The Jackson-Triggs winemakers will be happy to welcome you for a tour of their estate, where you’ll have the chance to sample and purchase the different wines they create with these carefully cultivated grapes. They also offer some unique food and wine pairing workshops and events in Niagara-on-the-Lake aimed at encouraging education in wine.
Konzelmann Estate Winery
Located on a gorgeous lakefront property, the Konzelmann estate is a truly captivating landmark that resembles a European castle. Explore the Niagara lakefront vineyards and winery facilities, taste wines paired with artisanal bites to eat and escape to a time far removed from the hustle and bustle of urban life..
Peller Estate Winery
The winemakers and culinary teams at Peller Estates pride themselves on creating a fully immersive wine tasting experience that includes glasses of VQA’s best alongside delicious bites to eat and a thoughtful education in how to bring out the best of Niagara’s grapes. Visit their Niagara-on-the-Lake winery for an “insider” experience that will make you feel like part of the family.
Reif Estate Winery
The Reifs are one of Niagara’s founding families of wine, and their dedication to a tradition of excellence still shines through every glass. Visit this winery to engage with one of the very first vinifera farms in the region and taste wines that have captivated palates all over the world for several decades.
A place of simplicity and creativity, Stratus Vineyards bottles wine made to transcend time. These ageless creations are housed within a uniquely modern winery that aligns with a dedication to environmental sustainability, as well as the timeless traditions of extraordinary winemaking. Sample Stratus products via a flight style tasting that allows you to compare and contrast the different notes of Niagara’s diligently harvested and curated grapes.