When discussing wine one must consider the personality of the grape.
Pillitteri Estates Winery operates with a winemaking philosophy that treats each vineyard and each wine as individual, since each has its own personality to express.
Pillitteri Estates Winery is fully family run and the qualities of personality and a lifelong commitment to winemaking are evident. Pillitteri Estates Winery’s one of a kind barrel cellar not only contains one of the world’s largest concrete tables, it also houses a collection of 23 specially commissioned stainless steel chairs that symbolically tell the story of the Pillitteri family. Each hangs from the cellar rafters, bringing the winery and the family together in a unique display. Most importantly, the cellar is home to Pillitteri Estates’ signature Reserve wines, and with over 900 awards to their credit, each barrel tells a story of individual personalities successfully expressed through rich, full-bodied reds, fragrant and lively whites and luscious Icewines.
Pillitteri Estates Winery seeks to create wines in a variety of styles that, while influenced by the world, remain true to the terroir. Pillitteri is the largest estate producer of Icewine in the world.
Pillitteri Estates Winery offers free daily public tours of the facility, including the cellar. Guests to the winery can enjoy tasting VQA wines and Icewines at the Tasting Bar, or purchase a glass of wine and take in the season from the patio. A wonderful on-site market features fresh fruit, as well as regionally produced jams and syrups.
Rooted in family tradition, Pillitteri Estates Winery has been at the forefront of growth and expansion that has brought Niagara-on-the-Lake to the attention of the world.
Wine Tour and Tasting Experience
$25 per person
Reservations highly recommended. Every 45 minutes beginning at 10am until 4:45pm
Enjoy a 45 minute tour and tasting experience at Pillitteri Estates Winery. Included is a tasting of 4 wines and a tour of our winery. You will see our vineyards (weather permitting), winemaking facility, Icewine library and one-of-a-kind barrel cellar. This tour is guided by one of our wine experts who will tell you the story of the Pillitteri family and educate you on why we believe Niagara is one of the best places in the world to make wine. The tour ends with a tasting flight of 4 wines. There is plenty of opportunity to ask questions and take photo’s along the way.
Walk-in Wine Tasting
$20 per person
Walk in tasting is at your leisure. This experience cannot be booked in advance and is subject to availability at time of walk in. Enjoy a tasting of a flight of 4 wines selected off our walk-in tasting flight menu. This experience is available at our tasting bar when space is available.
Guided Wine Tasting
$20 per person
Book a 30-minute tasting experience at Pillitteri Estates Winery. This booking is a seated tasting of 4 wines that you select with the advice of one of our wine experts. Our experts are on hand to taste with you and guide you through the experience as you learn about our winemaking techniques and wine styles. For groups larger than 6 a private room booking is required. Please see our private tasting options on the website.
Sip & Shop Tank Farm Patio Tasting
$15 per person Includes a $10 gift card to Outlet Collection at Niagara Guests who book this Tank Farm Tasting Flight online will receive a voucher for a $10 Outlet Collection at Niagara gift card and an exclusive VIP discount card for use at Outlet Collection at Niagara shops. The voucher for the gift card and the VIP discount card will be given to the guest upon their arrival to Pillitteri Estates Winery for the tasting. One voucher per paid guest booked. Book a table at our outdoor Tank Farm Tasting Patio. This booking includes a tasting flight of 3 wines from our pre-set patio tasting flight menu for each booked guest. Additional wine tasting flights, wine by the glass, local craft beers, bottle service, a food and wine pairing and non-alcoholic beverages are available on our Tank Farm à la carte menu.
Barrelhead Wine Pizza Patio
BarrelHead Wine Pizza Patio is open daily from Noon to 10:00pm. We can’t wait to serve you artisanal wood fired pizza and specialty Icewine cocktails, all while you enjoy live music daily. Taste artisanal style pizza with fresh local ingredients. Our wine by the glass program will offer only premium VQA Canadian made wines from Pillitteri Estates Winery. Reservations available for Pillitteri Wine Club Members only.