Go Back  Fodor's Travel Talk Forums > Destinations > Canada
Reload this Page >

Are there any wine shops in the Niagara region?

Are there any wine shops in the Niagara region?

Apr 22nd, 2005, 09:00 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 17,106
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!
easytraveler is offline  
Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:23 AM
Posts: n/a
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
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,981
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.
cd is offline  
Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:05 PM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 17,106
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!
easytraveler is offline  
Apr 23rd, 2005, 07:25 PM
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 1,626
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).
Kate_W is offline  
Apr 24th, 2005, 08:00 AM
Posts: n/a
Try this site for shops and wineries
Apr 26th, 2005, 06:56 AM
Original Poster
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 17,106
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!
easytraveler is offline  
Apr 26th, 2005, 10:36 AM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 3,125
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.
china_cat is offline  
Related Topics
Original Poster
Last Post
United States
Jul 21st, 2008 07:03 PM
Africa & the Middle East
Aug 28th, 2007 07:21 AM
Africa & the Middle East
Aug 28th, 2007 05:15 AM
Sep 7th, 2004 04:02 PM
United States
May 20th, 2004 05:33 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:24 AM.