Canada has so many unique and one-of-a-kind experiences they are almost too numerous to count. Niagara Wineries are among them. Ontario has 17,000 acres of grapes and 1.8 million visitors annually for wine tourism with the majority being in the Niagara Region. Beyond the cities and above the traffic look below and see some of the most picturesque orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Fruit Belt. The soil here is so rich it supports over 15,000 acres of grapes and over more than 70 wineries along what is recognized globally as an outstanding wine producing area known as the Niagara Wine Route. People flock to the region annually to enjoy the spectacular properties and what has become world class wineries. Enjoy a gourmet meal or a tour and tasting. Buy some wine. Why not add to the one of a kind experience by doing it from the air in our helicopter the MD500 the ferrari of helicopters if the weathers right we can even do it doors off. Fly over the wineries landing among the vineyards. What a great experience. The vineyards are just awesome.
Trius Winery is a Niagara winemaking pioneer. For more than 30 years, they have been crafting fine VQA wines from premium grapes grown in the four appellations of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Nestled between the Niagara escarpment and Lake Ontario.Fly over acres of vineyards and gently land on the manicured lawns outside Hillebrand’s Vineyard Restaurant. Hillebrand produces a range of wines from classic varietals like Chardonnay to unique styles such as Pinot Gris. Enjoy them in a tailored-for-you tasting, as part of Hillebrand’s winery tour or as the perfect complement to Chef Frank Dodd spectacularly original food creations.
Visit us at www.triuswines.com
Chateau Des Charmes
Château des Charmes’ award-winning Paul Bosc Estate and St. David’s Bench vineyards come into view. As the fountain and rose gardens grow larger we gently land on the front lawn of Niagara’s own Château. Founded in 1978 by fifth-generation French winegrower Paul Michel Bosc, Château des Charmes is the jewel of Niagara Wine Country. Paul and his young family arrived in Niagara in the 1960’s with the idea that growing our own grapes was the best way to make fine wine. In the belief that fine wine is grown and not made, the Bosc family has been committed to employing and advancing sustainable practices for decades. Their four vineyard sites, totaling 270 acres have been carefully tended to produce the quality grapes necessary to make world-class wines. And with more than 30 vintages in our vineyards we think we now know which varieties grow best in which spot. With devotion to excellence and innovation, and a regard for tradition.
Visit us at www.fromtheboscfamily.com
Peller Estates has combined the best vineyards and skilled winemaking with patience and dedication to produce the highest quality premium wines. The intriguing idea of family excellence spanning three generations has captured the attention of consumers and critics alike.
A new winery situated on a 40 acre vineyard is scheduled to open its cellar doors in April of 2001. Within walking distance of the Old Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the scenic Niagara Parkway, this third generation winery focuses on winemaking excellence. Guests can experience customized tours and tastings, browse the winery boutique and sample the award winning vintages at one of the eight private tasting rooms. The rare vintage library and barrel cellar are additional attractions. Visitors will enjoy dining overlooking the vineyards in the grand dining room – the perfect atmosphere to experience the wine and cuisine indicative of the best our region has to offer
Visit us at www.peller.com
From your first glimpse by helicopter or by land, you will fall in love with this amazing property. Nestled on the gentle slopes of the Niagara Escarpment, the winery is indisputably one of the most memorable properties on Ontario’s wine route. In the dining room (and on the terrace in the summer), you can sip premium VQA wines and savour regionally inspired dishes by chef de cuisine Justin Downes, while peering over lush vineyards that roll out to a stunning view of Lake Ontario. In addition, the heritage 1877 log barn that houses the wineshop and tasting bar is always ready to welcome and serve you well. You’ll never forget the experience of enjoying your wines just steps from the vines that produced them. If you prefer a more personal and intimate experience, you can always call and arrange for one of the signature private tours and tastings from the list of seasonal offerings.
Visit us at www.vineland.com