The 2022 National Wine Awards of Canada took place in Niagara Falls from June 19 until June 23, and 10 wineries were named the best in Ontario.
Two dozen judges tasted over 1,890 entries from more than 250 wineries across the country and did the work in creating the ultimate bucket list of vineyards for you to visit.
Sprinkled across the province, these award-winning spots are definitely worth a visit.
1. 13th Street Winery
Winning 20 awards for its wine, this vineyard nestled into the Niagara region is a spot you’ll want to check out.
The estate has a bakery with amazing butter tarts, an art gallery and a sculpture garden to explore.
2. Vieni Estates
“Vieni” means come or welcome in Italian, and that’s how you’ll feel when visiting this charming place.
You can taste some of their award-winning wine, including the Riseling, Cabernet Franc and Unoaked Chardonnay.
3. Thirty Bench Wine Makers
If you’re looking to try the best wineries in Ontario, this is one place that you don’t want to miss.
Not only can you do a tasting, but you can also do yoga in their vines before enjoying a Brunch Box and a glass of wine.
4. Two Sisters Vineyards
Two Sisters Vineyard is the place to go if you’re looking to sip a glass of wine in their sprawling gardens.
They also have Kitchen76, where you can chow down on pizza, fresh made pasta and more.
5. Peller Estates
Peller Estates is more than just a winery, there are so many experiences you can also do while you visit this spot.
You can visit their 10Below Icewine Lounge, which is Niagara’s only igloo-like room. You can sit on blocks of ice while learning about their production process.
6. Malivoire Wine Company
Open seven days a week, you can do a wine tasting and nibble on some cheese.
The Cheese Guys are onsite with their mobile artisan cheese trailer on most weekends from June until November.
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7. Tawse Winery
This adorable winery will have you feeling like you’re stepping into a scene of The Princess Diaries.
With a sprawling courtyard garden and live music, it’s a great place to relax on the weekends.
8. Hidden Bench Vineyards
With red, white, sparkling and rosé, you can try a selection of their wines on their expanding patio.
Reservations are not required and all tables are on a first-come, first-serve basis.
9. Redstone Winery
Named for its red clay soil and large stones, this 38-acre property has won multiple awards for its wine.
They also have a locally-inspired restaurant that serves up some great pizza.
10. Fielding Estate Winery
Fielding Estate Winery has more than just vino. You can also try out a flight of their ciders.
Some flavours include cherry rosé, peach and hopped & hazy.