The region of Niagara is famous for its waterfalls, but its award-winning wineries have also been gaining international recognition. The outstanding variety of local wines paired with the delicious cuisine makes "wine county" in Niagara a must-see destination for many visitors.
With more than 50 wineries in the Niagara region, selecting the best ones to visit can prove to be a challenge. To help you find your way we've put together a list of our favorite wineries to explore during your stay. Choose a self-guided tour, as well as group tours by bike, car, trolley, or scooter, and remember to always drink responsibly.
Two Sisters Vineyards offers guests exciting winery tours and tastings throughout the year. Guests can also enjoy food from Kitchen 76 at this winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Family-owned and operated, Pillitteri Estates opened its doors in Niagara-on-the-Lake in 1993. This local haunt is known around the world for its delicious, sweet icewines.
The Konzelmann Estate Winery has a history dating back to 1893 with a great location in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Konzelmann Estate Winery's history dates back to 1893. In fact, Konzelmann is Niagara's only lakefront winery, offering visitors stunning views of Lake Ontario and luscious vineyards. Don't forget to sample their famous peach wine before heading out!
Since 1991, Lakeview Wine Co. has been a fixture in the Niagara wine industry landscape. And with the addition of a new retail space in 2017, Lakeview made a name as a must-visit winery. Furthermore, its one-of-a-kind approach produces a wide range of wines crafted to suit every palate, including delicious reds, whites, rosés, sparkling wines, icewines, and even kosher wines.
If you're in town during September, make sure you check out the world-renowned Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. The hub of this annual festival can be found in historic Montebello Park in downtown St. Catharines, Ontario.
Next time you're near Niagara, take a day and explore the area's culinary delights. If you find a new favorite wine, don't forget to grab a bottle to bring home. Let others hear about Niagara's best wineries when you share this post with your friends on social media.