Winemakers’ Selections Tasting Pass

Any day throughout the year when the wineries are open.

Château des Charmes, Coyote’s Run Estate Winery, and more

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We know visiting all of our member wineries during a trip to wine country is a tall order, so we’ve developed our NEW Winemakers’ Selections Tasting Pass, which you are welcome to use at all of our member wineries, all year round. So, slow down, take your time and savour over 20 carefully selected terroir wines for one convenient price.

Tasting at the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake is so simple with this pass. To taste the Winemaker’s Selection at each winery, simply present your printed ticket, or the digital device you’ve used to download the ticket, to the tasting bar staff so they may scan it for you.

Buy Your Tasting Pass Now!

Click here to see a map of participating wineries.

Buy your Winemakers’ Selection Tasting Passes today for $25 per person, plus applicable taxes. Your tasting pass allows you to enjoy one tasting of a Winemaker’s Selection wine at each of the 25 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake any day of the year.

TASTING PASS GUIDELINES

  • Tasting pass holders must be 19 years of age or over to redeem wine tastings.
  • The tasting pass is valid only at the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake listed below, but please note that wineries are subject to change throughout the year. Please check this page for the most up-to-date list of participating wineries.
  • Tasting pass holders will receive one tasting of a Winemaker’s Selection wine at each participating winery, and wines are also subject to change based on availability. Please check this page for the most up-to-date list of feature wines.
  • Each tasting equals one 1 fluid oz. pour of a Winemaker’s Selection wine.
  • No refunds will be given by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and/or any other applicable vendors of the tasting pass.

Click here for the full terms and conditions.

 

BETWEEN THE LINES WINERY

2015 Cabernet 'Leon' Reserve, $35.95 (W, O)
"The 2015 Cabernet 'Leon' is a tribute to the son of Greg Wertsch, owner of Between The Lines Winery. We took the fruit of our finest Cabernet Franc vines and turned them into this stellar Niagara Red. With aromas of blackberry and toast and flavours of black currant, like Leon, this wine will develop its full character over time and become a part of our family's history in winemaking." Winemaker - Yannick Wertsch

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES

2016 Aligote, Estate Grown & Bottled $15.95 (W, O, L)
"Aligoté is a rare vitis vinifera variety native to the Burgundy region of France. Aligoté can be a chameleon by exuberantly expressing its terroir. Our Aligoté will remind you of green apples and fresh pears on the nose while on the palate the minerality and zing of crisp acidity is mouth watering. That’s why we believe it doesn’t need to be oak aged – its delicious on its own. "Winemaker - Amélie Boury

COYOTES RUN ESTATE WINERY

2016 Estate Chardonnay (W,O) $24.95 "Harvested from our unique Red Paw Vineyard, this Chardonnay spent 9 months in a combination of French and Hungarian oak barrels. Tasting Notes: Rich in varietal character with notes of honey, vanilla, ripe pear and Macintosh apple on the nose. On the palate this wine shows great concentration of flavours of classic apple and pear with supporting notes of caramel and butterscotch.”
Head Winemaker - David Sheppard

THE HARE WINE CO.

2014 Crown Land Late Harvest Vidal, $35.00 (W, O)
“Our Late Harvest Vidal is 100% harvested from our beautiful 20 year old estate vineyard. Layers of tropical fruit and soft floral notes reveal themselves on the nose, as the palate explodes in lush flavour and a finish that lasts and lasts. A perfect pairing for a peach or tropical fruit based dessert.” – Owner, Operator - John Hare

HINTERBROOK WINERY

2015 Franc Blanc $22.95 (W, O)
"Sunshine, apple & pear with weight on the palate. A white wine made from red Cabernet Franc grape. One of a kind uniqueness, which reflects Hinterbrook and her people." Winemaker - Violet Yeh

INNISKILLIN WINES

2012 Riesling Icewine $79.95 375ml (W, O)
“Riesling is my favorite grape variety to produce. It is the ultimate variety for Icewine, with a natural high acidity that balances beautifully with rich concentrated flavours.” Winemaker - Bruce Nicholson

JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY

2014 Grand Reserve Entourage Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc $29.95 (W, O)
“Made in the traditional method but with a not so traditional grape. This bubbly is exciting and exuberant, bright, clean and fun with a fresh acidity.” Winemaker - Marco Piccoli

JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINE INC.

2014 Chardonnay Musqué $13.95 (W, O)
“This is a off-dry wine with Plenty of floral notes on the nose, Lychee fruit and a hint of grapefruit also linger in the background onto the palette.” Winemaker - Katherine Reid

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY

2014 Gewürztraminer $14.95 (W, O)
“Our Gewurztraminer is harvested from 30 year old vines located on our lakefront property. The wine has ripe tropical fruit, lychee, passionfruit and honey on the nose, with a touch of sweetness on the palate and a balanced, lingering finish.” Winemaker - Herbert Konzelmann

LAILEY WINERY

2013 Chardonnay Curious $25.75 (W)
"A very rich, crisp, yet delicate chardonnay with fresh pear and ripe yellow apple aromas. The palate has great texture with bold flavours of peaches and baked pear, hints of butterscotch, caramel and vanilla with citrus notes. Perfectly balanced with a long finish. Made from the one of the older chardonnay vines in our brickyard. " Winemaker - John Chang

THE LAKEVIEW WINE COMPANY / DIAMOND ESTATES WINERY

2015 Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon $29.95
(W, O)
"The Lakeview Cabernet Sauvignon displays a rich garnet colour that boasts notes of black currant, plum, vanilla and oak aromas on the nose, leading to array of flavours on the palate including black cherries, and well integrated oak tones." Winemaker - Scott McGregor

MARYNISSEN ESTATES WINERY

2015 Cabernet Franc $17.95 (W, O)
"Our region's unique soil and climate allows us to produce great single varietal Cabernet Franc. This wine is a perfect example of that, displaying balance, structure and complex aromatics with a flavour profile that makes it a versatile wine for the table or great to be enjoyed on its own. Winemaker - Marc Pistor of Vendimia North.

NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY

2012 Dean's List Meritage $25.15 (W,O)
"45% Cabernet Franc, 37% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep ruby- purple in colour, this ripe, robust red from the hot 2012 growing season shows black cherry, cassis and stewed plum fruit character, underlined by dark chocolate, vanilla bean, nutmeg and a hint of licorice on the nose. This full-bodied palate offers firm, age-worthy tannins and a long, warm, dry finish.” Winemaker - Gavin Robertson

PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY

2014 Neufeld Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc $18.00 (W, O)
"This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc delivers bright acidity complimented by a rich creamy texture filled with floral and citrus notes on the palate and nose. A favourite of mine for sipping, or with appetizers." Winemaker-Jeff Innes

PELLER ESTATES WINERY AND RESTAURANT

Andrew Peller Signature Series Ice Cuvee N/V $34.95 (W,O)
"One of our most awarded wines at the winery, this traditional sparkling wine is made with hand-picked Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. When the lees are disgorged, a ‘dosage’ of Vidal Icewine is added (110ml). The bouquet of apricot and ripe apple, with hints of honey, are followed by tropical fruits on the palate and a refreshing pink grapefruit finish.” Winemaker - Katie Dickieson

PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY

2015 Carretto Vidal Icewine $45.00 (W,O)
"Our Vidal Icewine encompasses fantastic aromas of floral notes, honey, candied orange peel, peach and apricot. You’ll find intense flavours of pineapple, lychee, and honey on your palate, as well as a voluptuous texture, balancing acidity and long finish." Winemaker - Alex Kolundzic

PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY

2014 Bella Terra Cabernet Sauvignon (Extra Dry (0)) $39.95
(W, O) "Harvested from our oldest vineyard vines. Extensive skin contact gives this wine a glorious deep ruby colour. We Age 22 Months in French Oak which provides intense aromas of sweet pipe tobacco, black cherries, cigar box, cloves and exotic spices. Firm tannins carry dark and rich flavours of dark chocolate, fresh black currants that give way to a long, smooth velvety finish.” Winemaker - Fred DiProfio

RANCOURT WINERY

2013 Chardonnay $14.80 (W)
"Rancourt Winery is a small boutique producer that uses 100% estate grown grapes to produce this versatile unoaked Chardonnay. Our grapes are hand-picked to ensure the best quality fruit is used. Tasting Notes: Ripe pear, peach and subtle melon notes.” Winemaker - Fred Di Profio

RAVINE VINEYARD

2015 Ravine Merlot $38.00 (W, O)
“Our 2015 Ravine Merlot is a purple-ruby colour. The nose boasts aromas of black cherry, bourbon vanilla and pencil lead. On the palate this wine is dry with a full body and classic Merlot tannins that are soft around the edges.” Winemaker - Martin Werner

REIF ESTATE WINERY

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve (W,O) $35.15
"2015 came in with some unusually and at times brutally cold weather. By April/May the weather normalized and June gave us plenty of rain. The growing season gave us hope with sunny warm weather which ran into harvest time. This allowed us to get good maturation of fruit and the silver lining of the cold winter, less fruit, which meant higher quality."
Winemaker - Roberto DiDomenico

RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY

2015 Angelina’s Reserve Gewurztraminer $19.15
(W, O)
“The nose is loaded with rose petals and lychee, and full flavours of peach and ginger. Enjoy with creamy risotto, spicy Pad Thai, or yellow curry noodles.”
Winemaker - Alyssa Bator

SMALL TALK VINEYARDS

2012 "Recap" Syrah $24.95 (W, O)
“Cedar, smoke and ripe red fruit on the nose of this hot vintage Syrah. It is very dry and mouth-wateringly full-bodied with just a tease of spice on the finish.” Winemaker - Thomas Laszlo

STRATUS

2014 Stratus White $38 (W, O)
"A complex and multi-layered white to drink tonight or cellar for a decade of development. Intensely aromatic, this is one you will go back to over and over again to peel away the layers. Big character of apple, stone fruit, gooseberry, grapefruit and pomelo intermix with hints of vegetal notes such as green lentils and then floral such as honeysuckle. All rounded out by an underlying sandalwood character. The palate is rounded and already has a plushness that will only continue to build as the wine develops." Winemaker - JL Groux

STREWN

2016 Sparkler (W,O) $24
To celebrate Strewn's 20th Anniversary, we crafted our first Sparkling wine. An aromatic Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc made in the Cuvé Close method from fruit harvested from the Niagara Peninsula. Tasting Notes: Bubbly, crisp and refreshing. Aromas and flavours of citrus (lime, lemon and grapefruit), grass, flint and yeast. A crisp and refreshing finish on the palate." Winemaker - Marc Bradshaw

TRIUS WINERY AND RESTAURANT

2015 Trius Red $24.95 (W, O)
“The iconic red of Ontario. Trius Red is a gorgeous Bordeaux-style blend that has the perfect balance of power and finesse to elevate any occasion.” Winemaker - Craig McDonald

WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES WINERY & DISTILLERY

2015 Estate Series Shiraz Cabernet $29.95 (W, O)
"A trendy blend of 62% Shiraz, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. Each varietal received barrel malolactic fermentation, then nine months of oak barrel aging before the wines were blended together. The final assemblage was then put back into barrel for a further 3 months (20% of the barrels were new oak; 50% American oak and 50% French oak). Wonderful notes of juicy blue and black fruits and black tea linger on the finish.” Winemaker - Craig McDonald