Situated in the wine-growing regions of Niagara Peninsula and Okanagan Valley, the award-winning Jackson-Triggs is one of Canada’s leading wine producers. The winery’s Niagara estate, planted with chardonnay, pinot noir, and riesling, offers visitors the chance to learn about the winemaking process and taste their acclaimed wines.
Visitors to the Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate can take a guided tour of the vineyard, the production facility, and the cellar before tasting four VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wines. Regular tours run daily year-round; from December through February, ice wine tours are also available.
Alternatively, pop in at your leisure and enjoy a tasting flight or a glass of wine paired with a selection of artisan cheeses. Many visitors come to the winery as part of Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tours, which typically make stops at several wineries in the region and sometimes include a gourmet lunch or dinner.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Jackson-Triggs Winery is a must-visit for anyone keen to explore Niagara’s flourishing wine scene.
- Book tours in advance to ensure a spot.
- Jackson-Triggs produces red, white, sparkling, and ice wines, so there should be a glass to suit every taste.
- The winery is wheelchair accessible.
How to Get There
Jackson-Triggs Winery is located on Niagara Stone Road in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The winery is about a 25-minute drive from Niagara Falls, Ontario. The easiest way for car-free visitors to get there is by guided tour.
When to Get There
The winery is open year-round, but visit between December and February to find out more about the estate’s signature ice wines. The winery has a higher influx of visitors in summer, so reserve your tour in advance if you plan on visiting then.
Wines of the Niagara Peninsula
Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula is home to more than 60 wineries and is one of Canada’s premier wine-producing regions. As well as accommodating varietals such as chardonnay, riesling, pinot noir, and cabernet franc, the Niagara Peninsula is also a center for ice wine production. This sweet, dessert-style wine is made by harvesting naturally frozen grapes. In addition to Jackson-Triggs, other world-class producers here include Inniskillin and Peller Estates.