Drum roll, please! We’ve asked our readers to choose the best wineries in Niagara for 2023 and the votes are finally in! If you’re looking to visit some vineyards this summer, you’ll want to add these top six choices to your bucket list.
Between the Lines Winery has come out on top, with many favourites following close behind.
This vote is part of our Reader’s Choice Award series, where we asked you to choose the best local spots in Niagara including winery, brewery, breakfast, fine dining and more. To view all of the results, click here.
WINNER: Between The Lines Winery
Coming out on top, for the second year in a row, is Between The Lines Winery. The family-owned spot has been named the best Niagara winery by our readers and we can see why.
There are many ways you can experience their vineyard. You can choose between their classic tasting, their Charcuterie Picnic, their Black Glass Tasting (where you do a blind sample of some of their vinos), and more.
2. Pillitteri Estates Winery
Second place has been awarded to Pillitteri Estates Winery, which is nestled into the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. The stunning space has more than just wine for you to sample.
During the summer months, you can also enjoy their BarrelHead patio, where you can listen to live music, and chow down on some mouth-watering pizza and other goodies.
3. Greenlane Estate Winery
With a stunning patio and rolling vineyards, Greenlane is one of the best Niagara wineries to visit during the 2023 season. There are so many different wines to try and you can also pair them with chocolate and cheese.
The spot is also extremely dog-friendly and they even have a “Bark Bar.” You can get your pup their own furry flight to enjoy and mutt-mosas.
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4. The Hare Wine Co.
The Hare Wine Co. is easy to spot with its sprawling red brick building and green vines. With red, white, rosé and icewine there is something for everyone to enjoy.
If you’re feeling hungry you can also grab a handcrafted charcuterie board or gourmet pizza to enjoy on their patio.
5. Kacaba Vineyards and Winery
Whether you’re looking to do a tasting or wine by the glass, this is a must-try spot. With multiple award-winning wines, you’ll want to sample everything they have on the menu.
The spot also does multiple food and wine pairing events throughout the year as well as sunset yoga during the summer months.
6. Lakeview Wine Co.
When your journey leads you to Niagara, be sure to add Lakeview Wine Co. to your itinerary. With wine, cheese boards and lawn games, it’s the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon.
They also have a variety of events, like goat yoga, to enjoy.