While they offer gorgeous views and the best array of Fall colours, Ontario wineries are world-renowned for their flavours, freshness, and level of care put into their product. These wineries are reaping the benefits of the Autumn harvest and have started their vinification, so here are our picks for the best vineyards to visit this Fall!
Voted the best winery in Ontario by WineAlign (winning 2 Platinum, 2 Gold, 7 Silver, and 9 Bronze medals), 13th Street Winery has everything that a sommelier would want; try their award-winning 2020 Gamay, one of the best reds in the province!
Where: 1776 Fourth Ave, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 6P9.
Lakeview Wine Co. produces Ontario's top-selling wine brands, and their signature Lakeview Wine. Co celebrating old-world wines crafted in a new-world style! They also host a variety of events and activities, including wine tours and tastings!
Where: 1067 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0.
Norman Hardie earned his sommelier certification from the esteemed wine program at the University of Dijon in Burgundy, and now crafts Pinot noir, Chardonnay, and more incredible and elegant wines at his eponymous winery!
Where: 1152 Greer Rd, Wellington, ON, K0K 3L0.
Placing fifth in voting with 7 Gold, 4 Silver, and 3 Bronze medals for Ontario’s best winery, Peller Estates offers award-winning wines (including their Private Reserve Rosé) and delectable eats at their Winery Restaurant!
Where: 290 John St E, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0.
Offering three unforgettable experiences in one unique destination, Rockway Vineyards is a must-visit this Autumn. They’ve got premium wines, gourmet food at Windows on Rockway, and their very own golf course!
Where: 3290 Ninth St, St. Catharines, ON, L2R 6P7.
This spot didn’t rank number thirty, but rather number three in the WineAlign Ontario wineries, and Thirty Bench Wine Makers have more than earned their spot. They’re a Small Lot winery on the Niagara Escarpment’s Beamsville Bench and offer a great selection that includes a delicious Cabernet Franc and a crisp Wood Post Riesling!
Where: 4281 Mountainview Rd, Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B2.
Finishing in fourth place for the WineAlign awards with 6 gold and 5 silver medals, Two Sisters Vineyards has created an exquisite selection of wines and host a variety of events; register now for their Veranda Tasting Experience!
Where: 240 John St E, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0.
Not only did this winery rank second in Ontario, but they ranked sixth in Canada; an accolade well earned by Vieni Estates. They’re situated on a breathtaking 240-acre estate on the edge of the Niagara Escarpment, and offer a Bed and Breakfast Sunday through Thursday until the end of October!
Where: 4553 Fly Rd, Beamsville, ON, L0R 1B2.
Vineland Estates Winery plays host to an 1877 “wooden cathedral” log barn, one of the top winery restaurants in the world, and a 180-acre parcel with world-renowned Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Pinot Meunier, and Chardonnay!
Where: 3620 Moyer Rd, Vineland, ON, L0R 2C0.
Amazing views and great wines are the hallmarks of Windrush Estate Winery; they offer tours and tasting of three award-winning VQA wines, and boast a spectacular concert hall with can’t-miss events on Sundays
Where: 3100 Concession Rd 3 Adjala, Palgrave, ON, L0N 1P0.
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