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Wine Lover's Guide to Ontario

By Viator, March 2018

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Ontario, home to some of Canada’s largest wine-growing regions and most ambitious winemakers, competes with British Columbia for the title of the country’s premier wine-producing province. Here’s how to best experience the different types of wine produced in this cool-climate region. 

Must-Try Varietals
Ontario is perhaps best known for its production of ice wine, a sweet, concentrated, and refreshing wine made from grapes frozen on the vines. But as well regarded as Ontario ice wine is, it is really only the beginning of the province’s wine output. In the southern parts of the province near Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, and Lake Huron, you’ll find well established wine-producing regions such as Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island, and Prince Edward County, all of which produce excellent wines. The moderating influence of the Great Lakes allows classic vinifera varieties such as chardonnay, riesling, cabernet franc, gamay, and pinot noir to thrive here. Look out for bottles bearing the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA) stamp, which indicates the wine is made entirely from Canada-grown grapes and has passed a quality-assurance program. 

Must-Do Experiences
  • Taste the world-renowned Inniskillin ice wine during a winter wine tour.
  • Pedal through the vine-planted landscapes of Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country, visiting wineries and tasting rooms as you go.  
  • Combine a sightseeing trip to the legendary Niagara Falls with a winery tour and wine-tasting session. 
  • Pair wines with delicious local produce, including Ontario-made cheeses, chocolate, or a gourmet multicourse lunch or dinner.

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Niagara on the Lake Wine Tour with Cheese Pairing, Niagara Falls & Around, null
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Niagara on the Lake Wine Tour with Cheese Pairing

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 110 Reviews

Discover Niagara-on-the-Lake’s gorgeous wine region, part of the greater Wine Country Ontario, and sample the area's variety of world-class wines on this ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $57.05
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tour with Lunch, Niagara Falls & Around, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tour with Lunch

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

Explore the wonderful wines of Niagara-on-the-Lake on this 5.5-hour tour to five separate wineries. Enjoy tastings of three or four wines at each stop and a ...  Read more

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $84.00
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tour and Tastings with Transport, Niagara Falls & Around, Wine Tasting ... 
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Tour and Tastings with Transport

4 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

No trip to the beautiful Niagara Region of Canada is complete without a tour of some of the worlds best wineries. Hop aboard one of our multi-passenger ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $31.55
Niagara Falls Tour Day Trip from Toronto, Toronto, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Niagara Falls Tour Day Trip from Toronto

4.5 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Your Niagara Falls experience starts the moment you board the climate-controlled bus at your hotel. You'll be taken on a tour that is guaranteed to stimulate ...  Read more

Location: Toronto, Canada
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $70.20
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine-Tasting Tour with Gourmet Lunch or Dinner, Niagara Falls & Around, ... 
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine-Tasting Tour with Gourmet Lunch or Dinner

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 71 Reviews

Taste the best of the Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region, part of the larger Wine Country Ontario region, on this small-group tour. Niagara-on-the-Lake is not ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $119.44
Wine Tasting and Pairing Afternoon Tour, Niagara Falls & Around, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Wine Tasting and Pairing Afternoon Tour

This small group wine tour provides a social and lighthearted way to savor the best experiences offered in the Niagara Wine Tours Region. This Niagara wine ...  Read more

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.81
Niagara-on-the-Lake Cycle and Wine-Tasting Tour with Optional Picnic Lunch, Niagara Falls & ... 
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Cycle and Wine-Tasting Tour with Optional Picnic Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 42 Reviews

Enjoy beautiful scenery, great bike trails and Niagara-on-the-Lake's finest wines on this biking and wine-tasting tour. Niagara-on-the-Lake is an incredibly ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: Varies

From USD $61.51
Half-Day Beer Cider and Wine Tour, Niagara Falls & Around, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Half-Day Beer Cider and Wine Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 3 Reviews

On this half-day "Sips and Suds" tour, you'll visit Taps Brewhouse & Grille, Small Talk Cider Distillery & Winery, and Diamond Estates Winery. ...  Read more

Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $27.61
Niagara Wine Tasting and 3-Course Dinner, Niagara Falls & Around, Beer & Brewery Tours
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Niagara Wine Tasting and 3-Course Dinner

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Reviews

Taste award-winning wines and enjoy a gourmet dinner on this guided, half-day adventure. Visit three local wineries, tucked away in the vineyards and valleys ...  Read more

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Duration: Flexible

From USD $120.33
Small-Group Wine Tour from Niagara Falls with Hotel Pickup, Niagara Falls & Around, Wine ... 
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Small-Group Wine Tour from Niagara Falls with Hotel Pickup

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Travel with a wine industry professional and enjoy an interactive and educational experience in a small-group guided tour. During this half-day tour, you will ...  Read more

Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $78.84

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