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Niagara Wineries

Lgalen Aug 16, 2011 09:33 AM

We're visiting for the Shaw Festival, and would like to visit some of the wineries in the area. Any recommendations as to ones that would be particularly interesting?

  1. dandyessex Aug 17, 2011 06:35 AM

    Tawse, Stratus, Hidden Bench.

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      skaderal Aug 17, 2011 04:47 PM

      I live in LA but grew up in Toronto and my parents have a cottage on Niagara on the Lake so I visit when I can. The Niagara region is under-rated. There are some great wines there. White wines and the ice wines are generally better than the reds (as many feel young) but I was surprised by some great finds:

      Stratus is one top of my list. Southbook is up there too.

      I'd also suggest: Frogs Pond, Coyote's Run, Jackson Triggs, ...there's an area called the Bench...Jordan area, it's close - some good ones too. 30 Bench; Daniel Lenko (by appointment - awesome chardonnay); Malivoire (sp?);

      The Riverbend hotel has a great restaurant with wineries from all over..their main one is Reif but they have others...

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