Top Niagara Wineries to visit in 2022
The Niagara region is home to more than 80 wineries, each beautiful in their own right and many earning international awards and recognition. Whether it’s gathering for a candlelit cellar tasting or sipping from a rooftop terrace while taking in sweeping vistas of ever expanding vineyards, you’ll find unique experiences at practically every Niagara winery.
Niagara-on-the-Lake offers some of the most photogenic wineries in the region and is a great place to start your wine adventure. Niagara wineries pride themselves on taste and quality, with each venue producing distinctive wine flavors for everyone to enjoy. Book a tasting or tour today and discover how passionate Niagara’s winemakers are about wine.
290 John St. East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
For over 50 years, Peller Estates has been perfecting their wines. Whether poured around the dinner table at home, or enjoyed during an immersive wine and culinary experience at their award-winning Niagara-on-the-Lake winery, there is a wine they produce to be enjoyed with family and friends.
Wine Tours/Tastings: myWineCountry Tour, Peller Estates Outdoor Seating Tasting, Peller’s Perfect Pairings, Journey Beyond the Vines, Greatest Winery Tour, and The Estate Room.
“This has to be one of the best experiences ever. We’ve done quite a few wine tastings and pairings and this one is by far the best. Kevin was informative, courteous, answered all our questions…all with a smile while never spilling a drop. He really knew his stuff and made the experience as advertised…Perfect Pairing…I learned so much in just 45 minutes. Can’t wait to impress my friends…oh yah…the food samples were amazing. Who thinks of soaking a grape in ice wine?” – Bob
“Katie was an exceptional host and very lovely! She was extremely knowledgable about the wines and the food pairings, and did an excellent job giving us the wine notes to look for in each wine before and after pairing with the food. She was excited about the process and made us feel that way, too! Highly, highly recommend booking a pairing tasting, and no previous wine experience needed as the host does an exceptional job in breaking everything down! And don’t hesitate to book again, they change up their pairing menu each month. Shows the class and elegance of Peller, and their commitment to a lovely wine experience.” – Vikki
Château des Charmes:
1025 York Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1P0
Château des Charmes was founded in 1978 by Paul Bosc, a fifth-generation French winegrower and among the earliest Niagara wineries to earn international acclaim. Paul and his young family arrived in Niagara in the 1960’s with the idea that growing their own grapes was the best way to make fine wine.
Wine Tours/Tastings: Paris On The Terrace, Wine Tasting Reservation, Wine Pairing Experience, Premium Wine Tasting Reservation, Wine Country Romance, and True To Our Roots Winery tour.
“Went here for their wine country romance tasting with my partner, had a wonderful experience. Frank was an amazing tour guide and made our time here great. The format/tour was awesome, and we really enjoyed the wine and cheese, would come back in a heartbeat.” – M.Coates
“Went to CDC on a busy long weekend, with no pre booking. The hostess at the door was kind enough to fit me and my husband in for a tasting and was very accommodating. Our sommelier Ashley was also very accommodating, helpful and patient with us. We had an excellent experience here!” – SabrinaBans1
1249 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
Trius Winery is a winemaking pioneer that has been crafting fine VQA wines from premium grapes for over 40 years. They harvest their grapes from four Niagara-on-the-Lake appellations to create distinctive flavors.
Wine Tours/Tastings: myWineCountry Tour, The Trius Seated Tasting Experience, Trius Tasting: Outdoor Domes, The Trius Tour, and The Loft Black Glass Challenge Experience.
“Had a wonderful time at Trius Wineries celebrating my mother’s 70 birthday. We booked on My Wine Country website for the Trius Outdoor Dome Experience. My family and I went on a hot Friday afternoon and were placed by the hostess at the front Dome located right beside the vineyard. Our server was very knowledgeable and we got to select four delicious wines. The dome was built beautifully with a fan to keep us cool. We got a charcuterie board and we ate it so quickly, wish we ordered more. Everything was perfect and we went to the shop to buy the wine to take home. Thanks Trius!” – Thameena C
“My family and I had an amazing time on our private wine tour to celebrate my mothers birthday! The selected wines were delicious (we ended up buying a couple on the way out). The winery itself is beyond aesthetically pleasing to the eye, making it an ideal photo op. The art installations were beautiful and dream-like. Our guide Suzanne was a joy to be around, very personable, fun and informative! She has left a great impression on each one of us! We would love to return one day! Overall, I would highly recommend this winery to couples and/ or groups.” – LKSHA
Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery:
1366 York Rd., St. David’s, ON. L0S 1P0
Since David Jackson Lowrey bought the upper farm in 1867, this property has been a source of pride for the Lowrey family. Head Winemaker, Lydia Tomek equally shares this pride with a shared deep desire to preserve the property and showcase its uniqueness. It has proven itself perfect for fine wine that they are eager and proud to share.
Wine Tastings/Tours: Indoor Wine Tasting, and 5 Generations Tour.
“Such a nice experience out on the patio! Our guide stuck with us through the whole tasting and we had a lovely view of the vineyard. We purchased a can of their cider to-go and it was also delicious!” – Nimisha
“We were a group of 6 that booked a tasting last minute and had a beautiful spot on the patio facing part of the vineyard. Christina was a wonderful host and explained all of the wines with excellent expertise!! We had the best time, thank you so much!!” – Carla
Two Sisters Vineyards:
240 John St. East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. L0S 1J0
Two sisters, Melissa and Angela, shared a vision to create a gorgeous Estate to visit, and a winery that produces super-premium and luxury wines in Canada. Together, they brought their vision to fruition and are now considered one of the top Niagara wineries in the region. As an extension of the Marotta family, they are producing some of the finest wines from the Niagara Region, nestled in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Wine Tastings/Tours: Wine Boutique Tastings, Barrel Cellar Tastings, The Veranda (seasonal – not available during the cooler months), Explore TSV Tour, Explore The Grape Tour, and the Explore the Barrel Tour.
“What a great experience. We were only able to do the tastings. But that was enough for us. The wine is spectacular. We tried eight different wines between my wife and I. There wasn’t one we DIDN’T LOVE! They were all awesome. Our wine server, Viktoriia was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and extremely friendly! We liked everything so much that we joined their quarterly club and will now receive wine Two Sisters delivered directly to our home. There’s a reason this estate wins awards. If you’re in the Niagara region. Be sure the stop in. You will not be disappointed!” – Chad M
“We had a wonderful time at Twin Sisters. My partner and I did an indoor tasting, and we were immediately impressed by the presentation. Our server, Hugh, was wonderful and gave us an excellent experience, including great knowledge of the wines despite being relatively new to the industry. We would highly recommend Two Sisters if you are visiting wine country in Niagara. Thanks Hugh!” – Chris
Additional Niagara Wineries to check out:
- Inniskillin: 1499 Line 3 Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery: 2145 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Konzelmann Estate Winery: 1096 Lakeshore Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Pilliterri Estate Winery: 1696 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Reif Estate Winery: 15608 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Joseph’s Estate Winery: 1811 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Wayne Gretzky Estates: 1219 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Strewn Winery: 1339 Lakeshore Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Small Talk Vineyards: 1242 Irvine Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake
- Marynissen Estates Winery: 1208 Concession 1, Niagara-on-the-Lake