Top 5 Vineyards in Niagara’s Wine Country

Spoiled for choice, it’s difficult to choose just five wineries, however, these were a 10-out-of-10 with team Dabble.

1- Fans of contemporary architecture will fall in love with Stratus Vineyards. The sleek interiors are wrapped in glass, providing visitors with stunning views of the vineyards and grapes. The wine is artfully displayed, the labelling is clean and sophisticated and the experience is superb.

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2- Another contemporary setting awaits the thirsty traveller at Jackson-Triggs Winery. “It’s likely you’ll want to anchor your Niagara visit with an event at Jackson-Triggs,” says Dabble E-I-C Kimberley Seldon. The Summer Concert series is a must. Purchase tickets early to avoid disappointment.

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3- Glass in hand, gather near the outdoor pizza oven and wait for the basil drenched Margherita to emerge and you too will love a visit to the Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

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4- Before you book your visit, make sure Jason Parsons is in the kitchen. His mad culinary gifts, paired perfectly with the offerings at Peller Estates Winery are sheer genius.

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5- Though diminutive in scale Lailey Vineyard delivers substantially when it comes to wine tasting.

 

5 Best Things To Do in Niagara Wine Country

1- Wine Tastings. Plan your route and visit as many as you can.

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2- Who can resist an evening under the stars, listening to great music with a fine glass of wine in hand? Jackson-Triggs’ Summer Concert series is a season highlight.
3- If historical interiors intrigue then a visit to Willowbank National Historic Site will thrill. Rather than fully restore the 19th century Greek Revival mansion, the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Parks Canada is preserving layers of decay to reveal the past and educate the public and provide hands on training for its School of Restoration Arts.

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4- Ready for some farm to table shopping? Then stop by Kurtz Orchards on your way back to the city. Purchase a box lunch and enjoy an outdoor picnic or sign up for one of the cooking classes they host.

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5- Niagara boasts some lovely, unspoiled bike trails and there are a variety of ways to enjoy them. Book a bike tour with one of the cycling companies in Niagara (Grape Escape) or set your GPS to carve out your own route.