Great wine and food belong together. Winemakers understand that their wines will be poured alongside everything from pizza to foie gras and while many winemakers consider food pairings when creating, Peller Estates Winemaker Katie Dickieson creates wines inspired by food and the desire for a perfect marriage of the two.
When a winemaker’s philosophy is so deeply rooted in the creation of wines that will become the perfect compliment to food, there is no better companion in winemaking than a gourmet chef and Peller Estates is home to one of Ontario’s finest. Winery Chef and TV’s CityLine personality Jason Parsons collaborates with Dickieson at every stage, sampling and commenting on the wines as they progress.
Peller Estates was recently awarded the title of Winery of the Year but WineAlign and gold medal wines are a frequent result and they include Peller Estates’ Sparkling Ice Cuvée, Signature Series Chardonnay ‘Sur Lie’ and Oak Aged Vidal Icewine.
In the Estate Room, visitors and collectors can also enjoy an in-depth tasting of limited-availability wines that are exclusive to the Winery. Peller Estates has a wide variety of unique touring, tasting and dining experiences for its visitors. As the 2014 & 2006 Canadian Winery of the Year, and 2018 Ontario Winery of the Year, Peller Estates is the ideal venue in which to learn about wine and winemaking. The Greatest Winery Tour features a stop in the 10Below Icewine Lounge, Niagara’s only igloo-like lounge! The Peller 10Below Icewine Lounge is constructed out of a mammoth 13, 607 kilos of ice and kept at a frosty 10 º below zero; the ideal temperature for harvesting Icewine grapes, and for sampling our liquid gold!
Dining at the award-winning Peller Estates Winery Restaurant is always a superb experiences. Throughout the season Chef Parsons and Winemaker Katie Dickieson prepare dining experiences that take the guest into the candlelit barrel cellars or the starlit vineyards. Perfect food and wine pairings always highlight these extraordinary and unforgettable dining experiences.
During patio season, guests can relax with a glass of wine and Chef Parsons’ casual gourmet menu at the Barrel House Grill overlooking the vineyard.