Niagara Wine Culture

Wine Culture in Niagara

The Niagara region is famous for its grape growing and winemaking for over 200 years. Winemaking in the Niagara region was small business when it first started; however the industry has flourished and now the Niagara region is comprised of a network of wineries and vineyards. The most important concept about the evolution of the wine industry in the Niagara region is its community that consists of many experienced and dedicated wine makers.

To celebrate wine culture in the Niagara region, Niagara hosts annual wine festivals to promote wine culture in Niagara and to show visitors what they won’t get at their local wine stores. Some of the most anticipated wine festivals near Niagara Falls is the  Niagara Ice Wine Festival and the Niagara Wine Festival. During these wine festivals, visitors get a chance to experience all of what Niagara wine culture has to offer such as wine tours, wine tasting and food and wine sampling.

The Niagara region has it all from the famed Niagara Falls, to luxurious Niagara casinos, to the Skylon Tower. The wine culture in Niagara is just the icing on the cake to your enjoyable Niagara Falls vacation.

Photo courtesy of The Ice House

Other Attractions

Pelham Hills Golf Club

196 Webber Road, Pelham, Ontario, Canada (905) 735-6768 Pelham Hills Golf and Country Club Website Pelham Hills Golf & Country Club remains one of the finest Golf Courses near Niagara Falls with its rolling terrain and wandering creeks, spectacular new clubhouse, fully licensed dining area and luxurious banquet hall, and our first-class practice facility for… Read more

Golfing in Niagara

Niagara is considered the Golf Capital of Canada and has over 40+ golf courses in the area that will suit a variety of skill levels. Niagara Golf Courses also have “play and stay” packages with hotels.

White Water Walk

Niagara Pkwy, Niagara Falls, Canada (905) 374-1221 White Water Walk Website Take a walk like no other… along a boardwalk at the very edge of one of the world’s wildest stretches of whitewater! After travelling down 230 feet, you’ll marvel at the relentless power and beauty of nature as you walk along 1000 feet of… Read more

Pillitteri Estates Winery

1696 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (905) 468-3147 Pillitteri Estate Winery Website The Pillitteri Estates Winery is located near Niagara Falls and they first opened their doors in 1993 and since then have won over 650 awards, including the coveted Civart Trophy at Challenge International du Vin, and the Trophée Citadelles from Les Citadelles… Read more

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake is popular for its historical sites during the war of 1812 and is also home to the Shaw Festival, the 2nd largest repertory theatre company in North America.

Reif Estate Winery

15608 Niagara River Pkwy., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (905)468-7738 Reif Estate Winery Website The Reif family’s tradition of winemaking started nearly half a millennium ago in the small winemaking town of Neustadt, located in the heart of the world renowned Rhine River Valley in Germany. In 1977, this tradition transcended to a new continent, when founder… Read more

Queen Victoria Park Niagara Falls

Queen Victoria Park is located on either side of the Niagara Parkway and is Crown Corporation property that is maintained by Niagara Parks Commission.  Queen Victoria stretches from Clifton Hill well past Dufferin Islands.  You’ll see seasonal plantings, morph and change colour from Spring to Fall, rock gardens, hanging baskets, beautiful trees providing blankets of… Read more

Rainbow Bridge

The Rainbow Bridge is a world-famous bridge over the Niagara River, connecting the Niagara Falls here in Ontario to the Niagara Falls in New York. The Rainbow Bridge was constructed to replace the Honeymoon Bridge which collapsed in an ice storm in the 1930s. The Niagara gorge is approximately 60 meters deep, with an estimated… Read more

The Ice House Winery

14778 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada (905) 262-6161 The Ice House Website The Ice House Winery holds a unique position in the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is the only winery near Niagara Falls that exclusively makes Icewine. That’s right. Totally dedicated to the making and perfecting of what is often referred to as, “Canada’s liquid… Read more

The Illumination of Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is a beautiful natural attraction that garners millions of visitors a year and with the help of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board, they have given the Falls a nice added visual, giving people a reason to see the Falls twice in one day. At night, Niagara Falls is lit up with mesmerizing colours of… Read more