Niagara is home to more than 50 world-class wineries. The wineries in the region offer wine tour, culinary adventures, wine tasting and more! Tour Niagara’s Wine Route throughout the scenic countryside by car, bus, bicycle, limo or opt a guided wine tour. Many of the hotels and wineries in Niagara Falls offer wine tours and tasting as well as on-site restaurants where wines are paired with gourmet regional cuisine. After you’ve sampled and selected your favourite wines, you can purchase them in the wineries gift shop. The winter is a magical season for the Niagara Region Wineries. Be part of the festivities of the winter ice wine festival and fall wine festival hosted by wineries in the Niagara Region.
For a special occasion, treat yourself to a winemaker’s dinner or relax under a starry sky and listen to a musical concert in the vineyard.
Over 90% of Canada’s icewine is produced by Niagara Vintners and Niagara Icewine has become a world leader in quality. Icewine harvest takes place when the temperature reaches between minus 10 and minus 13 degrees Celsius. This provides the optimum sugar level and flavour in the grapes. The grapes are carefully picked by hand and often an entire vine only makes a single bottle. This is why icewine can be so expensive and is often sold in half-bottles. It is very sweet and is usually drunk as a dessert wine after being chilled for one or two hours.