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.

 

French Castle

  • By 1980 this medieval castle, dating to the 12th century, was in complete disrepair. Homeowners Alan and Laurence Geddes fell in love with the estate and restored it to its full beauty.
  • Located 60 km from Toulouse Chateau de Mayragues is surrounded by vineyards with vines cultivated for almost 400 years.
  • Laurence was awarded the Grand prix des Vieilles Maisons Fran├žaises in 1998 thanks to her efforts restoring the historical site.
  • All hallways lead to more charm and history.
  • Most of the furniture was handed down to Laurence by her family who originated from Normandy.
  • The chaise longue was given to her by a childhood friend from Paris and now sits in her own bedroom.
  • Today, Alan and Laurence manage an organic and bio-dynamic vineyard and share the castle as a bed and breakfast.