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Welcome Back

Beginning September 22nd 2021, in accordance with the provincial government's vaccine certificate program, all patrons attending an indoor tasting experience or tour at our wineries are required to provide proof that they have completed their full vaccination regimen of either an approved Health Canada or Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to attending an experience. Download or print your vaccination receipt at ontario.ca/proofofvaccination


 

Safety is our priority- Since reopening our wineries to guests, our members have resumed tastings and experiences with rigorous protocols in place to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests. While our wineries are well equipped to operate safely in this new reality, guests can take steps to contribute to a positive experience when visiting our properties in these unusual times:

  • Please call ahead or check individual winery websites to confirm current policies and reservation requirements.
  • Always respect physical distancing (keep 2 metres apart from guests outside your group).
  • Wash and sanitize your hands regularly throughout the day.
  • A mask must be worn at all times while at our wineries but can removed when seated at your table and participating in a wine tasting.

Effective Friday July 16, 2021-The Province of Ontario will move into STEP THREE- Based on the provincewide vaccination rate and continuing improvements in key public health and healthy system indictors, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, will move the province to Step Three of its Roadmap to Reopen.

  • No limits on the number of people per table.
  • Indoor and outdoor dining with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres and other restrictions.
  • Retail open with capacity limited to permit physical distancing of 2 metres.

Below is a list of our member wineries with information on tastings offered and reservation requirements. This list is intended to help you plan your visit but you must connect directly with wineries in advance of your visit to confirm policies and ensure a smooth experience.

By clicking on the winery name you will be directed to their website or booking platform where you can find more information. All reservations must be booked directly with individual wineries.

Château des Charmes

Wine tastings are offered Monday through Sunday 11am to 5:00pm, for a maximum of 4 people per table (from within the same household). Reservations required. Walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability, with the exception of Saturdays.

FEROX by Fabian Reis

Ferox Wine Shop & Tasting Experience is offered daily Sunday-Thursday 12pm-5pm, Friday 12pm-6pm & Saturdays 11am-6pm. Tastings available by booking online or by chance.

Inniskillin Wines       

Outdoor seated wine tastings are available. Reservation recommended and Walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability. Our 1st & 43rd Grill offers locally inspired menu to mix and match with a glass of premium VQA wine or Icewine Sangria on first come first serve basis. Operating Hours, Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 6pm,Friday & Saturday: 11am - 7pm.

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

Winery will be open for tastings starting Saturday June 12th, only walk-ins (limited seating) for Saturday & Sunday (11am - 5pm). Starting Monday June 14th, Wine tastings are available by reservations only. Reservations will open on Sunday (June 13th)Walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability. Operating hours; Sunday - Thursday: 11am - 6pm, Friday & Saturday: 11am - 7pm

Joseph’s Estate Wines

Wine Tasting & Wine-by-the-glass: 7 days a week. Monday to Thursday 11am to 6pm, reservations recommended, walk-ins welcome. Friday to Sunday 11am to 7pm, reservations strongly recommended, walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability.

Konzelmann Estate Winery   

Konzlemann Estate Winery is excited to welcome guests back to the winery beginning Thursday June 17th. We’ll be offering two brand new private outdoor experiences, Summer Sips and Vineyard Dome, along with an outdoor tasting area and casual patio. Hours : Monday to Thursday / 10am - 6pm ; Friday, Saturday and Sunday / 10am - 8pm 

Lailey Winery Ltd.

Our boutique winery is open daily from 10:00 to 6:30pm. Tastings are available for walk-ins, reservations are highly recommended during weekends. Reservations are required for all tours at least 24 hours before the visit. Please visit our website or call 905-468-8188 to make a reservation.

The Lakeview Wine Co.

Open Sunday- Thursday 11am-6pm and Friday -Saturday 11am-7pm. Pre-booking through our reservation system online (or by calling 905-685-5673) is recommended but walk-ins are welcome on a first come first served basis.

Marynissen Estates Winery

Visit Marynissen Estates and relax on our outdoor patio over looking our historic vineyard. Choose from four different tasting flights that include 4 different wine samples or wine by the glass. Reserve your spot at www.marynissen.com. Open Sunday-Thursday 10am-530pm and Friday-Saturday 10am-6pm.

Niagara College Teaching Winery

Patio open daily from 10 am to 6 pm on a first come first served basis, for tastings and by-the-glass service of wine, beer, cider and spirits. In-person shopping at our retail store as well as online shopping for curbside pickup, local delivery and shipping across Ontario are also available. Visit www.ncteachingwinery.ca for more details.

Palatine Hills Estate Winery

Join us on Rambler's Patio overlooking our 100 acre estate for wine flights, by-the-glass and casual charcuterie. 11:00-6:00 Sunday-Thursday and 11:00-7:00 Friday and Saturdays. No reservations required! 

Peller Estates Winery

Open daily from 10 am to 9 pm for tastings and experiences. The Winery Restaurant and Barrel House Grill patio offer dining daily. Reservations are highly recommended.  Call our Wine Country Concierge team to book your visit at 1-888-510-5537 or visit our website www.mywinecountry.com/on/.

Pillitteri Estates Winery

Open 7 days a week 10am to 6pm. Outdoor seated tastings are available by walk-in and by appointment. Reservations are recommended and can be made online at pillitteri.com. Walk-in tastings based on space availability.  Winery tours are available by reservation. BarrelHead Wine Pizza Patio is open Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for outdoor dining on a first come first serve basis, visit pillitteri.com/barrelhead for more information and menu.

Queenston Mile Vineyard 

Wine tastings are available by reservation or by chance. Reservations are recommended and can be booked online. Or simply stop by for a glass of wine on the South Patio. Cheese & Charcuterie boxes available. Retail open daily 11am to 6pm. 

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

Seated, outdoor wine tastings are available on our brand new Woodruff patio on Mondays and Tuesdays from 11am-6pm and Wednesday through Sunday from 11am - 8pm. Reservations are recommended. Retail and grocery store is also open during the same hours.

Reif Estate Winery

Tastings are offered daily by reservation or chance. Reservations however are highly recommended and can be made online.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery

We are open for wine tastings, tours, and cheese plates from 10am-5pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended and can be booked online or call 905-262-0636 ext. 1.

Small Talk Vineyards

We are offering patio service only. Wine and Cider tastings available. No reservations necessary for individuals and small groups. Tour Bus and bicycle tour groups welcome but please book in advance.

Strewn Winery

All wine tastings are by reservation (book online). Daily 45-minute On the Patio Wine Tasting Experiences (most tables seat 2 people, limited number of tables for 4). Friday to Monday 45-minute In the Vineyard Tour & Tastings (maximum 8 people/4 per table). Wine Boutique open daily 10:30 am to 5:30 pm; maximum 4 people shopping at a time. Safe distancing and COVID protocols in effect. Online orders and curbside pick up also available.

Trius Winery

Open daily from 10 am to 9 pm for tastings and experiences. The Trius Winery Restaurant offers dining daily from 12pm - 8pm. Reservations are highly recommended.  Call our Wine Country Concierge team to book your visit at 1-888-510-5537 or visit our website www.mywinecountry.com/on/.

Wayne Gretzky Estates

Open daily from 10 am to 9 pm for tastings and experiences. The Whisky Bar Patio and Beer Garden offer outdoor dining daily. Reservations are highly recommended.  Call our Wine Country Concierge team to book your visit at 1-888-510-5537 or visit our website www.mywinecountry.com/on/.

Guests can sample and shop locally crafted VQA wines (many only available at our wineries) while discovering the slower pace of NOTL wine country and enjoying more intimate and relaxing winery experiences. Our wineries are open and ready to welcome you but reservations are now either required or highly recommended (especially on weekends). Pre-booked tasting experiences have become the norm and many wineries have online booking platforms that make the reservation process easier and more convenient.