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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Tours

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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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    EVENTS

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    Start Living the Reifstyle…What’s in a glass?   July 11  
    Choosing the right wine glass really can influence the pleasure and enjoyment of the wine you are drinking. Our sommelier take you through a demonstrative tasting to show the effect of the glass on the wine as well as will give you guidelines on… Read More
    Winemaker’s Luncheon at the Grand Victorian Mansion   August 1  
    Join us for our annual luncheon showcasing seasonal produce on the veranda of the majestic Grand Victorian Mansion. His favourite summer wines will be paired with a three-course luncheon. $65 per person plus taxes and gratuity, book early as this is… Read More
    Start Living the Reifstyle…Demystifying Decanting   August 22  
    What wines need decanting? Should I use a traditional or new bottle decanter? Will it actually make a difference? Join us on this interactive and informative tasting experience that answers all of these questions and more about decanting. $30 per… Read More
    Annual Harvest BBQ at Reif Estate Winery   September 11  
    A traditional Harvest BBQ with grilled bratwurst, German potato salad, fresh baked rye and apple strudel paired with our Riesling or Cabernet Merlot alongside the vineyard. A great way to kick off the annual Niagara Wine Festival Celebrations! $50… Read More
    Start Living the Reifstyle…To Age or Not to Age?   October 17  
    One of the most frequently asked questions – should I age this wine? A comparative of wines from different vintages will show you how wines change over time and our sommelier will give you tips on what wines will benefit from cellaring and which… Read More

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    News

    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
    Niagara-on-the-Lake
    905.468.9463
    www.reifwinery.com

    Winery Hours

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

    Amenities

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

    Sub-Appellation

    Niagara River

    Winemaker

    Klaus W. Reif & Roberto DiDomenico

    Wine Style

    Red Table Wines
    White Table Wines
    Icewine/Dessert Wine

    Where to Buy

    Cellar Door
    Winery Website
    LCBO
    Vintages
    Select Licensees

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