Nestled in scenic rolling countryside and protected by the ridges on the Niagara Escarpment are the wineries of the Niagara Peninsula. Home to over 70 wineries, winemaker's and their staff welcome you to discover the traditions that bring international acclaim to these outstanding wines. Traveling along the QEW one can witness the strong agricultural roots of this area with vineyards and orchards lining the highway. The Wine Route meanders along 40 km of back roads, past small picturesque communities such as Grimsby, Beamsville, Vineland and Jordan, winding through the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and on to the wine and culinary treasures of the Bench and Twenty Valley regions. The Niagara Escarpment elevations make for both incredible wines and fantastic views.
Tour Ontario's wine producing regions to discover hectares of vineyards, stellar winemaking traditions, state of the art facilities and culinary treats along the way. Visit Wine Country Ontario for a list of all wineries, route maps and itinerary suggestions.
Learn the founding traditions of Inniskillin Wines , Château des Charmes , Reif Estates and Truis Winery at Hillebrand, and how Ontario's modern day wine pioneers started this journey. Discover scenic wineries along the route, including Fielding Wines, Stratus Vineyards and Tawse Winery.
Uncover the riches of the Twenty Valley Region. Linger at the picturesque Vineland Estates. Taste a vintage or two while enjoying the stunning view at Flat Rock Cellars. Stroll the village of Jordan and enjoy a tutored tasting at Cave Spring Cellars. Pair tasting with artisanal cheese at Henry of Pelham, or savour fine dining at Peninsula Ridge.
Follow Lake Ontario east to picturesque Niagara-on-the-Lake, and consider the architectural splendour of Jackson-Triggs and Peller Estates, the historic growing traditions at Marynissen Estates and Lailey Vineyard or the opportunity to combine tasting and cooking classes at The Good Earth and Strewn Winery.
Plan your tour around the charming towns and villages that populate the region with historic atmosphere, quaint boutiques, shops and galleries. Take a van tour or classic London cab, hop on a bike or plan your own driving itinerary. It will surely include exceptional winery tours, signature tastings, stunning views, fabulous festivals and premier culinary and accommodation options. If you love the idea of joining a culinary course to learn how to cook like a professional chef, there are several wonderful culinary schools in the Niagara area that offer single day and weekend classes for budding chefs.
Find your perfect wine and culinary getaway in the Niagara Peninsula.
Everyone loves a little pampering, and the Niagara region offers spa retreats that are the epitome of romance and relaxation. Indulge in a Swedish massage for two, take a dip in the rejuvenating hot springs and relax as your worries melt away under antioxidant qualities to purify and nourish the skin.
The acclaimed 100 Fountain Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake's historic Pillar and Post Inn combines balance and relaxation in an elegant setting. Set your mind at ease in one of dozens of treatment rooms, each inspired by the décor of exotic countries and hosted by registered professionals. The historic Prince of Wales Hotel features Canada’s first and only Secret Garden Spa, a contemporary space with earthy overtones.
While savouring the pleasures of Jordan Village, nestled at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment, enjoy the Wine Country Wrap at the Spa on the Twenty, a wine-based treatment. It begins with a grape seed exfoliation, followed by a warm grape extract mud wrap and rinsed in the Swiss Shower. A soothing body balm completes your treatment.
The DoubleTree Fallsview Resort & Spa by Hilton Niagara Falls hotel is located two blocks from Horseshoe Falls. With gorgeous location-inspired architecture, this resort presents a luxurious, full-service relaxation experience. Unwind in the indoor saltwater pool, two-lane adult lap pool, whirlpool and cedar sauna then visit the Five Lakes Spa which utilizes AVEDA products. OSpa, a soothing, peaceful setting overlooks Ontario's oldest golf course and the shores of Lake Ontario offers a range of holistic treatments. Bask in the healing pleasures of Special tea spa treatments, using all natural products made with the finest green, white and red teas.
Find your perfect spa getaway in the Niagara Peninsula.