Drum roll, please! We’ve asked our readers to choose the best wineries in Niagara and the votes are finally in! If you’re looking to visit some vineyards this summer, you’ll want to add these top five 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 winery overall, as well as the best vineyards for pizza, photo-ops, experiences and patios. To view all of the results, click here.
WINNER: Between The Lines Winery
Coming out on top for the best wineries in Niagara, this local gem is a great place to do a tasting.
You can choose between their classic tasting, their Picnic Cheese & Charcuterie Board tasting, or their Black Glass Tasting (where you do a blind sample of some of their vinos).
2. Queenston Mile Vineyard
This little black barn is a great spot to check out if you’re looking for a laid-back tasting on their sprawling patio.
They also have yoga in the vineyard and a sunset deck series to enjoy.
3. Small Talk Vineyards
This local winery will make you feel like you are inside a rainbow. Covered in tons of colourful decor, you can sample their wines and ciders.
They also have snackcuterie boxes which are perfect to grab if you’re looking for some treats to pair with your drink.
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4. Back 10 Cellars
In the summer, this is the perfect place to stop if you’re craving something sweet. Pick up one of their wine floats, which includes a custom gelato made with their Smitten bubbly.
They also have tastings, picnics, sprawling patios and more.
5. Big Head Wines
Located in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, this winery was created by a family who has been making wine in the area for over a decade.
You can now do tastings at their new location, as well as check out their bottle shop.