Niagara is home to its own variety of grapes and as a result is a popular destination for wine makers and indeed wine tasters. The Niagara grape is quite large and juicy and is a greeny white color. The aroma is quite pleasant and sweet yet with musky undertones and so forms unusual notes within the wine.
If you wish to come and taste wine from the Niagara region yourself, then there are a range of different companies who offer wine tours within the region so let’s uncork some of the best.
Wineries of the Niagara Lake:
Encompassing 20 different individual wineries, Wineries of the Niagara Lake has been voted Canada’s #1 Food and Wine destination which is quite some accolade!
Patrons are encouraged to mix up their experience across their variety of large estates and small boutiques which consist of the following: Strewn, Trius Winery, Lailey Winery, Peller Estates, Small Talk Vineyards, Konzelmann Estate Winery, Jackson Triggs, Rancourt Winery, The Hare Wine Co, Pilliteri Estates Winery, Diamond Estates, Inniskillin, Stratus, Riverview Cellars, Pondview, Château des Charmes, Reif Estate Winery, Coyote’s Run, Platine Hills, Ravine Vineyard, NC Teaching Winery, Hinterbrook Winery, Joseph’s and Two Sisters Vineyards.
If you are looking to sample as much as the region has to offer then Wineries of the Niagara lake has you covered!
Niagara Vintage Wine Tours
It’s not often you can find an attraction that is in the Tripadvisor hall of fame, and that’s exactly what you will find with Niagara Vintage Wine Tours who earn their famous reputation with a personal service – even offering private tours in a Mercedes should you wish to escape the crowds and create a truly memorable experience.
They are a family owned business with 25 years experience in the food, wine and hospitality sector and they provide a multitude of different tours depending on your preference. There is everything from cheese and wine tours, to underground cellar tours and even an epic culinary beer and wine tour!
Though if you are looking for something that extra bit special with grapes and whistles on top, then they also provide “Helicopter and wine” tours which gives its patrons stunning views of Niagara Falls before being whisked off for an exquisite wine and dining experience.
Grape Escape Wine Tours
Grape Escape offer a personal, knowledgable yet friendly service and the hosts make a lasting impression on those who visit due to their warm accommodating nature. The tours focus on smaller groups to give those a who visit a more tailored experience.
They also offer bicycle tours to explore the areas different vineyards and aside from taking in the stunning views, is a sure fire way to burn off those calories from all that wine tasting! Great if you are looking to explore all the region has to offer and you don’t mind a 10-20 minute cycle in between vineyards.
There are a total of six tours including a morning tour, afternoon tour, gourmet lunch, gourmet dinner, lunch bicycle and afternoon tour.
Small Talk Vineyards
If you are looking for something boutique and that little bit quirky, Small Talk Vineyards are a highly rated option to consider.
One of the highlights has to be the colorful wagon tours given by Lambert Hunse, who purchased the property the vineyard sits on in the 1950’s and who still works there to this day. The tour takes 30 minutes and will give you everything you need to know about their 78 acre vineyard.
They also offer a taste tour and better still a tasting room that is open all year round where you can