Don’t know the difference between pinot noir and pinot gris? No problem. Here are four Niagara wine tours where you can have an extraordinary time swirling a glass of white or red and exploring the lush rows of grapevines.
Must-try Niagara wine tours
13th Street Winery
This 60-acre boutique winery has so much to see and do. Not only do they have an incredible seating tasting where you can try four wines, but they have a bakery selling gooey butter tarts that are so good you won’t be able to eat just one.
While here, you’ll want to explore their impressive sculpture garden. Next to each piece in the permanent exhibit, you can scan a QR code on your phone to learn more about the artwork.
Pro tip: CAA Members get a $25 gift card to 13th Street Winery when signing up for their Wine Club.
Lakeview Wine Co.
Ghostbuster fans, you’ll want to check out Lakeview Wine Company. The colossal 43,000-square-foot wine facility is home to Lakeview Cellars, EastDell, 20 Bees, FRESH Wines, McMichael Collection and Canadian actor Dan Aykroyd’s line of wines.
Inside their two-story tasting centre, you can see over 800 wine barrels, learn about winemaking, and sample four types of wine, including their award-winning ice wine.
Pro tip: CAA Members can get a complimentary chip and dip with two paid seated wine tastings.
Queenston Mile Vineyard
If you love a glass of bubbly, you’ll want to stop at Queenston Mile Vineyard. The award-winning vineyard overlooks the Niagara Escarpment and specializes in chardonnay, pinot noir and sparkling wine. Plus, their head winemaker, Rob Power, was voted Winemaker of the Year at the 2008 Ontario Wine Awards.
From outdoor yoga classes to a bubbly tasting experience, they have plenty of activities you’ll want to try.
Pro tip: CAA Members can enjoy a complimentary artisanal cheese plate with any two paid seated wine tastings.
Rosewood Estates Winery
Have you heard the buzz about this boutique winery? Rosewood Estates Winery not only makes your new favourite glass of wine, but they also produce honey and mead!
Their bottle shop and patio are open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. While on-site, you can book a tour of the gorgeous venue and a seated wine flight tasting.
Pro tip: You can enjoy a free tasting of three wines as a CAA Member.
Are you ready for a wine-filled weekend?
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