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Daniel Lenko Estate Winery

5246 Regional Road 81
Beamsville ON L0R 1B3


Daniel Lenko estate Winery phot Fred Couch

A family owned and operated winery, that has been growing grapes for 40 years The original chardonnay vines were planted in 1959 and by the early 90s earned the reputation of supplying grapes for some of the best wines in the region. It wasn't until 1999 that Daniel Lenko decided to capitalize on the vintage vines his family owned and established the Daniel Lenko Estate.

All wines are proprietor grown, VQA appellation, and estate bottled. The Merlot and Chardonnay bear the designation 'Old Vines' and along with the other red wines are barrel aged in both French and American oak.

Winemaker: Thomas Laszlo

 



De Moura Winery Way

545 Niagara Stone Rd (Hwy #55)
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON
L0S 1J0
CANADA


Fernando De Moura is the owner of The De Moura Winery Way . He believes in the Old World traditions from the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira Island. On 10acreas they grow Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Chardonnay varietals

Winemaker: Fred De Moura



De Sousa Wine Cellars

3753 Quarry Road,
Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0



photo by Bob Bell

Owned by: Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd. Seventy miles west of Toronto in the fertile Niagara Peninsula is the picturesque landscaping of De Sousa Wine Cellars. Establishing a well preserved Portuguese heritage, the fruit of persistence brings wines that reflect quality and tradition. Estate vineyards are 80 acres. Free tours of the Villa, museum and gardens. Complimentary tastings.

In the Spring of 1998, De Sousa Wines celebrated the grand opening of its Toronto facility.

Winemakers:Tom Green, Scott McGregor and Jason Roller



Diamond Estates -The Winery

1067 Niagara Stone Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake ON
L0S 1J0


Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd. was formed in early 2000 by combining Boka Wines & Spirits Ltd. of Toronto with the acquisitions of Birchwood Estate Wines and Lakeview Cellars Estate Winery Limited, each in the Niagara wine region. Founders Andrew Green and Murray Marshall had known each other for years through amateur baseball and this, combined with their commitment to quality, inspired the name "Diamond".

Their Canadian brands include 20 Bees, Dan Aykroyd, De Sousa, Dois Amigos, Eastdell, Fresh , NHL Alumni Wines Hat Trick Lakeview Cellars and Sundance . The winery produces a full range of red, white and rosé table wines, Icewine and other dessert wines. De Sousa Wine Cellars is also open to the public.

History

2000 Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits agency purchased two small Niagara Wineries – Lakeview Cellars & Birchwood Estates.

2005 – Diamod Estates merges with Niagara Cellars Inc. (EastDell Estates & Thomas and Vaughan wineries). New partnership with Canadian acting legend Dan Aykroyd, Diamond begins crafting Dan Aykroyd wines.

2006 – Dan Aykroyd invests $1 million in Diamond Estates.

2008- Purchased 20 Bees Winery in NOTL a 43,000 square foot winemaking facility, 29 acres of land, purchased De Sousa Wine Cellars in Beamsville.

2009 – Consolidated Lakeview Cellars Winery to 20 Bees Winery.

2010 – Open first “Diamond Estates The Wine Store” in Toronto, Ontario.

2011- Consolidated EastDell Estaes to 20 Bees Winery and launched NHL Alumni Hat Trick Wines.

2012 – Re-branded 20 Bees as Diamond Estates The Winery.

Signature wines: EastDell Estates Black Cab, and Lakeview Cellars Reserve reds. Also known for Dan Aykroyd and NHL Alumni partnerships.

Icewines and dessert wines are produced

Diamond Estates the Winery has plans to build an architecturally impressive retail and hospitality facility. They help support 25 Ontario growers. producing Approximately 200,000 cases annually.

Their wines are sold in Eastern and Western Canada with importers in China, USA, Germany, South Africa

Winemakers: VP -Tom Green- Jason Roller & Scott McGregor
Philosophy: high quality wines at a reasonable price point

 



Diprofio Wines

4055 Nineteenth St.
Jordan Station
Ontario, Canada L0R 1S0

 




Joseph Di Profio Sr is owner. It's taken three generations for the Di Profio family to progress from the vineyards of Italy to the vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula. The original winemaker was Guiseppe Di Profio an early Pioneer in Canada.

Today his grandson Fred is the winemaker having worked at Pillitteri and Brock University He has a honour's degree Oenology and Viticulture from Brock University.

Winemakers: Fred Di Profio
Philosophy: We are a boutique winery producing premium wines, using mostly grapes from our Mia Cara vineyard. The grapes are hand-picked and hand sorted for the highest quality. We constantly strive for excellence.


Domaine Vagners

1973 Four Mile Creek Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON


Winemaker and will remain so, determined to produce quality wines over quantity. Located on five acres near Niagara-on-the Lake vines were first planted in 1990. The wine is aged in reshaved French oaked barrels.

Creek Road Red won a silver medal at the 2000 All-Canadian Wine Championships

Winemaker: Martin Vagners
Philosophy: Country wines, hand crafted, 100% hand picked at the right time.



Equifera Estate Winery

Niagara Peninsula


Equifera Estate Winery is located in the Short Hills sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula—world renown for award winning, Canadian Icewine . This beautiful 50 acre Estate was once home to champion racehorses in the 1950s and 1960s. The Equifera name is derived from "Equus Ferus," the binomial name for "Wild Horse," and exemplifies the spirit, grace and passion that is put into the making of this fine wine.

The owner is Donald Ziraldo. In 1974, Donald Ziraldo co-founded the Inniskillin Winery, and was responsible for the development of Icewine in North America, as Canada rose to global prominence in the wine world with the win of the 1991 Grand Prix d'Honneur at Vin Expo

Equifera produces icewine,Vidal,Riesling and Cabernet Franc.

Winemaker: Michel Picard

 


Featherstone Estate Winery

3678 Victoria Ave.
Vineland, ON L0R 2C0

Photo by Fred Couch - Featherstone winery

Featherstone Estate Winery is owned and operated by David Johnson and Louise Engel, a husband and wife team who have already gained fame in the Guelph area for their culinary expertise at the Guelph Poultry Gourmet Market, which they established in 1986. They come to the wine industry from careers dedicated to excellence in food and a passion for wine.

Since 1999 Featherstone has remained insecticide-free, releasing ladybugs and lacewings to control aphids and by using pheromone traps to control the more serious hazard of grape berry moth.

An agreeable balance has been struck on the farm between the populations of potentially damaging insects and the beneficial ones. Featherstone is not adjacent to any other vineyards and so is not influenced by neighboring pest populations.

In 2003, Featherstone Estates was chosen as best vineyard in Ontario, and David Johnson was named Grape King. This prestigious annual award is judged by the Horticultural Research Institute of Ontario and the Grape Growers of Ontario.

Featherstone was one of the first wineries to use Canadian oak barrels, producing an exceptional barrel-fermented Canadian oak Chardonnay in 2002.

Signature wines: full bodied Gamay Noir and dry Gewürztraminer

Winemaker: David Johnson

Philosophy: Work throughout the season to enhance the grapes’ natural attributes, ensuring that at harvest balanced wine is produced with minimal winemaking embellishments. "To do my job as winemaker, I need to be involved in the grape growing. There are so many decisions that affect the flavours and quality of the wine." A crucial decision is when to harvest and this is determined by tasting the grapes for the perfect balance of acid, sugar and desired flavour profiles. Harvesting the fruit at its peak is essential and this control is a key advantage for small wineries. Winemaking and grape growing are both scientific and intuitive processes.



Fielding Estate Winery

4020 Locust Lane
Beamsville, ON




The winery is in the heart of the Beamsville Bench in the Niagara Peninsula, a unique enclave that has proven to be one of the finest wine-growing regions in the northern hemisphere, comparable in many respects to Burgundy. The region has consistently produced superb varietals, including remarkable icewines. The winery was Founded by Ken and Marg Fielding in 2005, today son Curtis and his wife, Heidi lead a dynamic team who are passionate about winemaking.

Fielding has 20 acre vineyards on the Bench with a second vineyard near the Niagara Lakeshore. They focus on Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay for whites, and Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon for reds

The wineries tasting room pays tribute to Northern Ontario’s cottage country, with cedar, stone, glass and a stunning view of Toronto across Lake Ontario

Winemaker: Richie Roberts


Five Row Craft Wine

361 Tanbark Road
St. David's Ontario Canada
L0S 1P0

 

Five Rows Craft Wine is located in Niagara's St. David's Bench sub-appellation on the 5th generation Lowrey Vineyards property, a 35-acre vineyard that produces craft wine grape varietals for customer wineries in the area. Lowrey wine grapes have supplied some of Canada's most prestigious wines by accomplished winemakers and garnered many awards.



Winemaker: Wes Lowery
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Flat Rock Cellars

2727 Seventh Avenue,
Jordan, ON, L0R 1S0


When owner Ed Madronich, a Toronto lawyer, found that Jordan Summit was not available, he remembered the unusual flat rocks in a ravine on the property and crafted a new name for the winery that opened in 2004. The winery's tasting room commands a view over undulating vineyards that surround it, and beyond, to Lake Ontario and the distant Toronto skyline

Set into the side of a hill, the winery was cleverly designed as a gravity flow winery. The winery is filled with technical innovations, including a geothermal heating and cooling system. At the heart of this are 4,572 metres/15,000 feet of pipes snaking back and forth at the bottom of the small man-made lake beside the winery. Heat exchangers give the winery the option of cooling wine tanks or heating the winery, as required. The advantage is a green image and inexpensive climate control.

The winery has 65-acre vineyard, and is very tightly focused on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Riesling.
Flat Rock is releasing all its wines, red and white, in bottles that have screw-cap closures

Winemaker: Jay Johnston
Philosophy: We start in the vineyard with low yields, progressive viticulture practices and hand picking and sorting the grapes. We continue inside the winery with a sexy gravity-flow design and the latest in wine making equipment from around the world. 



The Foreign Affair Winery

4890 Victoria Ave. North
Vineland Station, ON L0R 2E0


After experiencing life in Italy Len Crispino, his wife Marisa, and their daughter Stefanie decided to start a winery. In 2000, with the kind encouragement of a dear friend, John Howard, they acquired some prime farmland in the Vineland area of the Niagara Peninsula. Then  they sourced and planted 40 acres of Amarone-inspired vines. After three years of carefully nurturing the vines, the first crop was harvested in 2004. In the time-held tradition of Amarone, they delicately dry our grape stock in a barn until each of the varietals were perfect for winemaking.

Phil Clarke of Glenn Elgin Vineyard Management is the Consultant Viticulturalist.

In 2013 the Government of Ontario awarded The Foreign Affair Winery with prestigious Innovation Award. This recognition underscores the pioneering work and leadership contribution our winery has made in successfully and uniquely bringing to life the Appassimento technique to the Canadian marketplace.

Winemaker:  Barclay Robinson
Philosophy: We are very proud of the fact the our wines are Canadian and home grown. But make no mistake, we were greatly influenced by the rich Italian (Veneto Region) history of appassimento (drying process). It was in Veneto where it all started and reference to amarone or recioto belong only to those winemaking visionaries. They were and still are the legendary pioneers for whom we have huge respect and admiration. Our Canadian stylistic interpretation with locally grown vinifera varietals are referred to as appassimento (grape drying or Reduction Method) rather than the uniquely owned names found in Veneto


Frogpond Farm

1385 Larkin Road, RR 6
Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0


Frogpond Farm is the first and only certified organic winery in Ontario. Owner/winemaker Jens Gemmrich and Heike Koch believe in working in harmony with nature by trying to establish a balanced environment both in the vineyard as well as in the wine making process. Frogpond Farm does not operate a retail store but you can order directly from the farm. There are two wines available: a dry and fruity 2001 organic Riesling and an elegant and full-bodied 2001 organic Cabernet Merlot.

The winery has 30 acres planted with Cabernet Franc, Chambourcin, Gamay Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling Vidal. All grapes are hand-picked and crafted into lively genuine wines using only gentle traditional winemaking techniques.

The winery uses Bullfrog power. Bullfrog sources power exclusively from generators who meet or exceed the federal government's Environmental Choice M Program EcoLogo M standard for renewable electricity.
The power comes from clean, emission-free sources like wind power and low-impact water power instead of carbon-intensive sources.

Signature wines: Riesling, Cabernet Merlot


Winemaker: Jens Gemmrich
Philosophy: Make authentic wines in a sustainable way




G Marquis

Beamsville


A virtual brewery with vineyards in the historic Niagara-on-the-Lake region.
Owned by Magnotta,Ontario's third largest winery and the only company of its kind in Canada licensed to produce and sell wine, beer and distilled products.

G. Marquis is never doubting your failures, believing in your convictions and always carving your own path by remembering where you came from. It's about taking a stand and making sure you're heard, challenging the establishment and never allowing to be restrained. G. Marquis is honest and complex. Raw yet civilized. Edgy but with natural elegance and good taste

The G. Marquis Red Line is a collection of 100% Ontario VQA wines

Winemaker:

 


Greenlane Estate Winery

3751 King Street
Vineland , ON


Originally located near Beamsville in the Niagara Peninsula. The winery opened in 2010 .GreenLane Estate Winery's new location at 3751 King Street in Vineland, They produce two brands. Greenlane Estate and Greetings. They have 22 acres

Winemaker: Dianne Smith
Philosophy:
At GreenLane Estate Winery, winemaking is a labour of love. We strive to craft wines that speak truthfully of their vineyard origins by paying close attention to the terroir and allowing the fruit and vintage to determine how the wines will evolve. During harvest, the fruit is our dictator of style and our process allows the true flavours of the grapes to shine through the bottle.


Good Earth Vineyard and Winery

4556 Lincoln Ave.
Beamsville, ON
L0R 1B3

 

 

The Good Earth Vineyard and Winery is an expansion of the well-established and popular cooking school of the same name. It all began in 1998 when Nicolette Novak opened her family farm that she had lived in as a child to hold a cooking school which embraced the concept of “slow food" The winery opened in 2010

The wines are made with the goal to be food friendly wines – better with food than just enjoyed alone. The winery is built to complement to their food activities and not the other way around which tends to be the usual evolution in the wine industry. Their wines include Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc which are hand pruned and thinned judiciously to produce very low yields of quality grapes.

Winemaker: Ross Wise

Philosophy: The aim is to make wines that pair easily with food and to make the best embodiment of every day drinking wines in Niagara – a coupling that embodies The Good Earth’s recipe for the good life.

 


Harbour Estates Winery

4362 Jordan Road
Jordan Station ON

The winery on the water

HEW is located on one of the most unique properties in the Niagara Peninsula. Having 1800 feet of frontage on Jordan Harbour, HEW is the most prominent point in Jordan Harbour as seen from the Queen Elizabeth Highway. As HEW is located directly on Jordan Harbor it is only natural that the winery is built with the theme of water and the environment in mind. Dedicated to the production of fine VQA wines, with an emphasis on red viniferas. Their property is planted to 30 acres of red vinifera grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Winemaker is Jeff Innes, owned and operated by Fraser Mowat.

Winter hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 12 pm to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday 11 am to 5 pm They currently have Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Baco Noir, Cabernet and Strawberry wine available.

Silver medal for 1999 Sauvignon Blanc in the Cellars of the World 2000 competition held in Ottawa

Winemaker: Ken Mowat
Philosophy: Focus on premium vinifera reds


Harvest Estates Wines

1607 Eighth Ave.
St Catharines, ON L2R 6P7


Located in the heart of the ‘Golden Horseshoe' ~ so named because this area is Ontario's most productive fruit growing area, and it wraps around the lake. The vision of this Winery is to capture the essence of Ontario's freshest fruits, (even the occasional vegetable), and put it into an attractive bottle, to allow it to be enjoyed again.

Winemaker: Lydia Tomek




Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery

1469 Pelham Rd., RR #1
St. Catharines, ON L2R 6P7

 


The winery is located close to lake Ontario in the township of Pelham It stands on the Short Hills Bench at the base of the Niagara Escarpment (a United Nations biosphere) in St. Catharines, Ontario. The winery is owned by the Speck family who trace their connection with the property back to 1794.

The winery began In 1984, when Paul Speck Sr. tore out the Concord and Niagara grapes, along with each of us his three sons Matthew, Daniel and Paul. They planted Riesling and Chardonnay under newly contoured hills and under drainage. The winery opened in 1988 using the former carriage house built by Henry of Pelham in 1842.

Today Paul Speck heads the winery. The brothers have grown the winery into one of Ontario's leading wineries producing 75,000 cases a year.

Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery was a founding member of the Vintners Quality Alliance (VQA)

Winemaker: Sandrine Bourcier



Hernder Estate Wines

1607 8th Avenue
St. Catharines, ON L2R 6P7

Tel:    905-684-3300
www.hernder.com
wine@hernder.com



A quiet country road, the gentle swell of vineyards beneath the brow of the Niagara Escarpment; turn down the lane, through a unique wooden covered bridge up to an immense, perfectly restored 1867 Victorian barn...

Hernder Estates is one on Niagara's more elegant estates, a photographers dream. Their wines are even more impressive..

The Hernder's is a third generation grape farmers family dating back from 1939. Fred Hernder was crowned the youngest Grape King back in 1977. In 1988 Fred Hernder made 2 important decisions: to replant his acreage with classic Vitis Vinifera & French Hybrid varieties and also to purchase the Victorian cattle barn (circa 1867)on 8th Avenue ~ this, to launch his newest endeavor, that of his own winery. The first vintage in 1991 consisted of 7,000 bottles of Vidal. Two years later, on September 17, 1993, Hernder Estate Wines officially opened to the public.

Hernder Estate Wines has expanded it's operation five fold to presently producing more than 25 varieties of VQA wines from it's 500 acres of land spread between St. Catharines and Beamsville

Current plantings focus on traditional Vitis Vinifera varieties including Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Gris . Other popular varieties include sturdy French hybrids that are ideally suited to our cool climate growing region and include Vidal, Baco Noir and Maréchal Foch .



Winemaker: Lydia Tomek
Assistant winemaker: Mike Keeler


Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery

4152 Locust Lane
Beamsville ON, L0R 1B2


The winery is owned by Harald Thiel who began his pursuit of making world class wines in 2003. Thiel chose Beamsville Bench believing that the terroir and climatic tempering effect of the Niagara Escarpment provides the best potential to produce truly world class wines in Ontario

Hidden Bench have two vineyards situated in the middle of the bench. The Locust Lane Vineyard (33 acres) which was acquired in the Spring of 2003. This vineyard was originally planted in 1998; producing excellent quality fruit and wine since 2002. In the summer of 2004 an additional 8 acres was planted with Pinot Noir (five clones) Syrah and Malbec.

The second vineyard is the reputed Rosmel Vineyard (26 acres) which was planted with vinifera varities in 1975 and has produced many award winning wines over the years.

Jean Martin Bouchard an Australian and French trained Quebecois is the winemaker. Roman Prydatkewycz is the Viticulture Consultant. The winery future goals will focus on Bio Dynamic agriculture methods in the vineyard.

Signature wines: Tetes de Cuvees Pinot Noir, Estate Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc. Terror Cache Meritage (Merlot, Cab. Sauv, Cabernet Franc, Malbec,)

Winemaker: Marlize Byers
Philosophy: Great wines are created in the vineyard where our winemaking starts. Sustainable practices coupled with a tremendous amount of hand labour permit us to keep our vines in balance and to manage our reduced yields. Our wines are not made, but, are created by an uncompromising and passionate focus on quality and attention to detail in all aspects of the wine making process that permits the wine and the vineyard to express their true potential. The superb vineyards and terroir of the Beamsville Bench of which we are the stewards, create the wine, our minimalist winemaking just lets the wine express its true potential.



Icel Estates Wines


Niagara O The Lake


Owned by Adnan Icel a 60 acres (24 Ha) vineyard&future winery focusing on big reds Cab Sauv, Merlot, Cab Franc, Pinot Noir, and Chardonnay

Winemaker:



 


Inniskillin

RR#1
Niagara Parkway
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0




Inniskillin, co-founded by Donald J.P. Ziraldo and Karl J. Kaiser, is located in the town of Niagara-On-The-Lake, Canada, on the Niagara Peninsula. Inniskillin was granted the first estate winery license in Canada. The name Inniskillin is Irish and is derived from the famous Irish regiment, the Inniskilling Fusiliers. Colonel Cooper, a member of this regiment, served in North America in the War of 1812. On completion of his military service, he was granted Crown land which he named the Inniskillin Farm

The first Inniskillin winery was housed in an old packing shed at the family nursery, two kilometers (km) from its current location. As the popularity of their wines grew it was necessary to enlarge the winery 1978, Inniskillin relocated to our present site, The Brae Burn Estate

In 1991 Donald Ziraldo traveled to the Grand Pix d'Honneur Show bringing only their 1989 icewine. It was was the award hear around the world win Inniskillin won the gold.

Senior Winemaker Bruce Nicholson has been recognized as one of the best winemakers globally by International Wine and Spirits Competition, London, England. Jackson-Triggs Okanagan has been named Winery of the year by Wine Access Magazine for two consecutive years ( 2003-2004)

They also have a winery and vineyards in British Columbia's Okanagan Valley

Winemaker: Bruce Nicholson
Philosophy: Like all art forms, winemaking is an inspired mastery of technique and the harmonizing of complex elements.



Jackson-Triggs Vintners

2145 Niagara-on-the-Lake
Ontario




A Vincor International Winery. One of the more noted names in the Canadian wine industry with wineries in both Ontario and British Columbia. The Ontario vineyards are located in the Niagara-on-the-Lake region. Every bottle of Jackson-Triggs wines bears the signature of the proprietors Alan Jackson and Donald Triggs. They believe that wine making is a delicate balancing act between art, science and nature requiring equal parts knowledge and intuition.

Since Jackson-Triggs Vintners' inception in 1993, both its Okanagan and Niagara wines have been honored with many prestigious and notable awards. The list soars above most Canadian wineries with over 675 awards won to date - including more than 450 and 225 in International and Canadian competitions respectively

The Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery was opened in July 2001 and is a state-of-the-art 47,000 square foot winemaking facility, set within a picturesque 26-acre vineyard. Annual production is approximately 100,000 cases. The winery also boasts an open-air amphitheater that launched its first season in June 2002 and continues to attract mass audiences every summer.

The Jackson-Triggs product portfolio consists of VQA table wines, sparkling wines and Icewines that carry either the black Proprietors' Reserve label or the rarer gold Grand Reserve label. The Grand Reserve collection showcases limited edition, super-premium wines that are usually only available at the winery. Joining the Grand Reserve wines is an ultra specialty wine tier made exclusively from the fruit of the Delaine Vineyard, a unique, single vineyard located on the lakeshore along the Niagara Parkway .

The winemaking process under Rob Scapin, recently appointed Chief Winemaker for Jackson-Triggs, will utilize a gravity flow system thus minimizing harmful pumping of the young wine. Storage cellars are being built deep underground where natural ambient moisture and cooler temperatures will provide ideal conditions for barrel aging.

Their vision is to produce wines of exceptional quality and value that will put Canadian wines on the world stage. Every bottle of Jackson-Triggs wines bears the signature of its proprietors. They believe that wine making is a delicate balancing act between art, science and nature requiring equal parts knowledge and intuition.

VINCOR International, grew from pioneering origins in Chateau-Gai and Brights Wines to become the largest wine producer in Canada and fourth largest in North America. VINCOR is now better known by its individual "houses," Inniskillin Wines, Sawmill Creek, Braeburn Cellars, L'Ambiance, and most recently, Jackson-Triggs.

Winemaker: Marco Piccoli
Philosophy: We want our wines to clearly present the character of the grapes.

Alan Jackson: "People's tastes continue to grow. We are now challenged to take the next step, and produce more complex wines, more interesting tastes. To do that, we need to build the resources, the experience with the grapes and the winemaking to produce higher quality wine to meet those expectations."

Named International Winery of the Year at the 2005 San Francisco Wine Competition



Joseph's Estate Wines:

1811 Niagara Stone Road (Hwy 55), RR#3
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0


 

Dr. Joseph Pohorly was one of the first winery owners in Niagara. He founded Newark Winery in the Village of Virgil in 1979, one of the three original cottage wineries that opened in Niagara in the '70s and laid the foundation for the growth of the new Ontario wine industry. Joseph himself was no stranger to wines. Born in Vineland, Ontario, he began life as a farmer's son and learned how to grow grapes and other fruit crops from an early age, gaining an appreciation and knowledge of the land, of our geography and climate, and of the unique characteristics that make this viticultural area special.

In 1983, Joseph made the first Icewine for Hillebrand and, in the process, became of the early Canadian Icewine pioneers. By the following year, almost every winery in Niagara was leaving grapes hanging on the vines to create the luscious nectar that would become the darling of the industry.

 

Winemaker: Joseph Pohorly, Kathy Reid
Philosophy:
To produce world class wines at an affordable price.



Kacaba Vineyards

Box 404 3550 King Street.
Vineland, Ontario. L0R 2C0


Located on prime grape growing acreage on the Niagara Escarpment Bench in Vineland. Michael Kacaba was able to purchase the property in 1997 and immediately set to work in planting his vineyard.

Winemakers: John Tummon
Philosophy: Produce small quantities of wine,that can be produced mainly by hand. Pumping is kept to a minimum and gravity is used for bottling and racking. Kacaba's goal is to produce ultra-premium wines along with more moderately priced varieties necessary for the economic well being of a winery.




Kew Vineyards


4696 King Road
Beamsville Ontario


Located on a 160 year old farm estate, with vines planted in 1975 this new Ontario winery has the very experienced Philip Dowel as their winemaker.

Their signature wine is the award winning Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier

Winemaker: Philip Dowell
Philosophy:



Kings Court Estate Winery

 

St. Catharines, Ontario
L2R 6P9 CANADA

Tel : (905) 687-8965
Fax: (905) 684-1021

www.kingscourtestatewinery.ca

 


The Winery was founded in 1990 by Josef and his wife Siglinde Zimmerman. The Zimmerman's can trace their wine making back to 1723 in Germany. Kaiser Wlihem a German king is said to have tasted the Zimmerman wine and was impressed. The family's winery became known as Kings Vineyard.

The winery is best known for its icewines. They cultivate 60 acres of vines.

Winemakers: Josef Zimmermann and Roland Zimmermann




Konzelmann

1096 Lakeshore Road (between Firelanes 5 and 6) RR#3
Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0


The Konzelmann family first established a winery in Germany in 1893. Today 100 years later, Herbert Konzelmann continues the tradition in Niagara-on-the-Lake, produces wines that represent the culmination of four generations of penology.
According to Herbert the morning dew that settles on the grapes gives his wine a uniquely delicate and fruity taste.

From its humble beginnings in Canada in 1984, this family owned winery now offers more than 30 different VQA varieties including national and international award winning wines and Icewines. The lakefront winery thrives on soil and climatic conditions similar to those of the Alsace region of France. This wonderful balance of sun, soil and moisture helps to produce wines with delicate, fruity characteristics, unique only to the 'lakeshore' appellation of Niagara.

Philosophy: A good wine is produced in the vineyard. The natural vinification of our grapes guarantees
top-quality wines.'



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