Reif Estate Winery

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The enjoyment of wine is an encompassing sensory experience. Not only is wine to be tasted, but it should be observed with the eyes, the nose, the feel in the mouth, and by the intrigue created as the wine plays against other flavours on the palate. At Reif Estate Winery, the philosophy of rich sensory experiences extends well beyond the wine and is evident in every aspect of the facility.

Reif Estate Winery is home to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s only Wine Sensory Garden, where carefully selected herb and floral plantings reflect the colours, aromas and flavours of the many grape varieties in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Set against the backdrop of an original 1870’s Coach House building, the Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling section of the garden features light foliage and flowers and aromatics such as honeysuckle, grapefruit mint and coriander. The Red section of the garden captures the robust nature of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with lush floral displays and the scents of chocolate mint and oregano. Meticulously kept, the gardens provide the perfect oasis for a leisurely stroll while enjoying a glass of award-winning Reif Estate wine.

Link Numerous other sensory experiences are offered at the chic Sensory Wine Bar.
A Sensory Wine Experience includes an integration of fresh herbs and stemware into the tasting while a Blind Tasting Flight is presented in jet black Spiegelau stemware. A favourite, of course, is the Artisanal Wine and Cheese pairing and new this year, our Red Wine Experience can be complemented by a local charcuterie meat plate.

Reif Estate Winery is one of the largest family estate wineries in the region and the landscape and scenery are truly breathtaking. Guests are welcome to explore the grounds, the public buildings and the Reif Estate boutique, which features local artisan gifts and cheeses and a variety of limited edition and award winning wines. Not only is the setting everything one would imagine of the Niagara River sub-appellation – a lush and historic hilltop venue overlooking the gorge – but the Reif family have created an enhanced environment emphasizing the close connection between the nature of wine and the nature from which the wine is born.

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Link Offered Apr to Oct daily at 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm ; weekends only Nov to Mar; $5 per person


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    Start Living the Reifstyle Battling Blind at Reif Estate Winery   May 2  
    Secret wine pairings disguised in opaque black stemware. Red or white? Chardonnay or Riesling? Merlot or Pinot Noir? You and your tasting companions, soon-to-be adversaries, will put your nose and palate to the test and learn why the secret pairings… Read More
    A Toast to Chardonnay Day   May 21 to 24  
    May 21st is National Chardonnay Day. Stop by the winery for a complimentary tasting of our Sparkling Chardonnay and join us in a toast to the world’s most planted grape variety. Salute! Read More
    Start Living the ReifstyleThe Wine and Herb Experience   June 6  
    Visit Niagara-on-the-Lake’s only Wine Sensory Garden to learn about the affinities and flavours of different grape varieties. Taste four estate bottled wines paired with four local herb inspired samples and learn about the principles of matching… Read More
    Annual Seafood BBQ at Reif Estate Winery   June 12  
    Start your evening in the vineyard with fresh shucked oysters and then dive into a seafood platter featuring Canadian Atlantic Lobster Tail, Alabama Wild Gulf Shrimp, P.E.I. Clams and Mussels all paired with our VQA wines. Finish with Ruth Anne’s… Read More
    Canada Day Celebrations!   July 1 to 5  
    What could more Canadian than Icewine glazed Canadian Back Bacon Slider? Stop by the winery for a truly Canadian experience paired with our Sparkling - the perfect way to toast our favourite country! Cost for pairing $10 – no reservations required. Read More

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    2012 Riesling, 89+ Toronto Star
    SCORE 89+ "Aromas of fresh cling peach, lime and lemongrass carry into flavours of sweet tangerine, peach and lime zest. Peach slices linger on the dry finish.". Read More
    It's time for something nouveau
    It's an exciting time of year for wine lovers.... Read More

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    GPS: N43° 13.037' W79° 3.615'

    15608 Niagara Parkway

    Winery Hours

    Open daily Apr to Oct 10 am to 6 pm; Nov to Mar 10 am to 5 pm


    Bus Groups, Corporate/Group Events, Cyclist Friendly, Picnic Area, Retail Store, Tasting Bar, Weddings, Wheelchair Accessible


    Niagara River


    Klaus W. Reif & Roberto DiDomenico

    Wine Style

    Red Table Wines
    White Table Wines
    Icewine/Dessert Wine

    Where to Buy

    Cellar Door
    Winery Website
    Select Licensees

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