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Are there any wine shops in the Niagara region?

Are there any wine shops in the Niagara region?

Apr 22nd, 2005, 09:00 PM
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Are there any wine shops in the Niagara region?

Hi, please help!

I'll be in the Niagara wine region for a short period of time in May. Are there any wine shops where we could go and taste a number of wines, since we will not have sufficient time to tour wineries?

We're especially interested in ice wine.

Thanks for any help you can give us!
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Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:23 AM
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Check out the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. I know they have at least one wine shop. And it's a nice, charming historic town with lots of interesting shops, etc. - a popular tourist destination in itself. They'll have a website with phone numbers and information - do a google search.
 
Apr 23rd, 2005, 08:10 AM
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Niagara On The Lake is perfect for you. Most of the 16 wineries are very, very close to one another. We went to a good many in one afternoon and tasted their wines. Had lots of fun.
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Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:05 PM
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mtjt and cd: Thanks for the recommendation of NOTL - that was where we thought we would spend the night.

Any recommendations of particular wineries? We are visiting a friend in Ottawa and so may not have much time to visit wineries before going to for a nice dinner and then bedtime. That's why I was asking about wine shops which may give us a sampling of the local wines.

If we do arrive early enough to visit a winery, which one(s) would you recommend?

Thanks again!
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Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:25 PM
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Check out Lailey Vineyards. It's a small winery. My wine guru friends think it is the best new winery in the region. It's quite close to NOTL (maybe a 5-10 minute drive).
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Apr 24th, 2005, 08:00 AM
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Try this site for shops and wineries
http://www.niagaraonthelake.com/wine.jsp
 
Apr 26th, 2005, 06:56 AM
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Kate-W and fairhope: Thanks so much for your tips!

I've also found a website for the Province of Ontario, which website turned out to be very helpful also.

Thanks again!
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Apr 26th, 2005, 10:36 AM
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I don't know a lot of the Niagara area wineries. But we visited Inniskillin some years ago and liked it. They had a particularly nice ice wine. The ice wine wasn't part of the standard tasting, but we stood around and chatted wines with the person running the tasting room, and after a while he seemed to decide we were serious and opened a bottle for us to taste.
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