Winemakers’ Selections Tasting Pass

Any day throughout the year when the wineries are open.

Château des Charmes, Coyote’s Run Estate Winery, and more

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We know visiting all of our member wineries during a trip to wine country is a tall order, so we’ve developed our NEW Winemakers’ Selections Tasting Pass, which you are welcome to use at all of our member wineries, all year round. So, slow down, take your time and savour 25 carefully selected terroir wines for one convenient price.

Tasting at the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake is so simple with this pass. To taste the Winemaker’s Selection at each winery, simply present your printed ticket, or the digital device you’ve used to download the ticket, to the tasting bar staff so they may scan it for you.

Buy Your Tasting Pass Now!

Click here to print a list of participating wineries.

Buy your Winemakers’ Selection Tasting Passes today for $25 per person, plus applicable taxes. Your tasting pass allows you to enjoy one tasting of a Winemaker’s Selection wine at each of the 25 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake any day of the year.

TASTING PASS GUIDELINES

  • We want your tasting pass experience to be as outstanding as we can possibly make it, so we suggest you read-up on some of the helpful guidelines listed below.
  • The tasting pass is valid only at the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake included in this tasting.
  • Tasting pass holders must be 19 years of age or over to redeem wine tastings.
  • Tasting pass holders will receive one tasting of a Winemaker’s Selection wine at each participating winery based on redemption of a tasting token at each winery.
  • To redeem a tasting token at a winery, you must present the tasting pass and hand over the applicable winery tasting token to a member of the winery tasting staff, touring staff, winery boutique staff or a member of winery management staff.
  • Each tasting token equals one two fluid oz. pour of a Winemaker’s Selection wine.
  • No refunds will be given by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and/or any other applicable vendors of the tasting pass.

Click here for the full terms and conditions.

 

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES

2015 Gamay Noir 'Droit' St. David's Bench Vineyard $17.95 (W, O)
“Canada’s first vinifera vine was born in our vineyard and now patented and only grown on our farm. No oak ageing so you only taste the unique flavours of the grape.” Winemaker - Amélie Boury

COYOTES RUN ESTATE WINERY

2013 Red Paw Pinot Noir $24.95 (W, O)
“Terroir driven wines, and Pinot Noir in particular, are a big part of what we are about at Coyote’s Run and the Red Paw Vineyard Pinot Noir is the perfect expression of that sentiment.”
Head Winemaker - David Sheppard

THE HARE WINE CO.

2015 Chardonnay, $28.50 (W, O)
"Our Frontier Collection Chardonnay has aromas and flavours of granny smith apple and Bartlett pear. Eight months spent in French oak contributes soft notes of vanilla and hazelnut on the finish." Winemaker - Aleksandar Kolundzic

HINTERBROOK WINERY

2015 Franc Blanc $22.95 (W, O)
"Sunshine, apple & pear with weight on the palate. A white wine made from red Cabernet Franc grape. One of a kind uniqueness, which reflects Hinterbrook and her people." Winemaker - Violet Yeh

INNISKILLIN WINES

2012 Riesling Icewine $79.95 375ml (W, O)
“Riesling is my favorite grape variety to produce. It is the ultimate variety for Icewine, with a natural high acidity that balances beautifully with rich concentrated flavours.” Winemaker - Bruce Nicholson

JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY

2014 Grand Reserve Entourage Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc $29.95 (W, O)
“Made in the traditional method but with a not so traditional grape. This bubbly is exciting and exuberant, bright, clean and fun with a fresh acidity.” Winemaker - Marco Piccoli

JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINE INC.

2014 Chardonnay Musqué $13.95 (W, O)
“This is a off-dry wine with Plenty of floral notes on the nose, Lychee fruit and a hint of grapefruit also linger in the background onto the palette.” Winemaker - Katherine Reid

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY

2014 Gewürztraminer $14.95 (W, O)
“Our Gewurztraminer is harvested from 30 year old vines located on our lakefront property. The wine has ripe tropical fruit, lychee, passionfruit and honey on the nose, with a touch of sweetness on the palate and a balanced, lingering finish.” Winemaker - Herbert Konzelmann

LAILEY WINERY

2012 Impromptu $45.95 (W, O)
"This unique blend presents the strength and spice of Syrah combined with the fruitiness of Malbec and Petit Verdot to create a truly enchanting experience. Enjoyable now, but very ageworthy too."
Winemaker - John Chang

THE LAKEVIEW WINE COMPANY / DIAMOND ESTATES WINERY

2013 Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon $29.95 (W, O)
"The Lakeview Cabernet Sauvignon displays a rich garnet colour that boasts cassis, plum, vanilla and oak aromas on the nose, leading to array of flavours on the palate including dark cherries, anise, and well integrated oak tones." Scott McGregor – Winemaker

NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY

2011 Dean's List Meritage $25.15 (W, O)
“This age-worthy, structured blend of 50% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot and 23% Cabernet Sauvignon has a warm, spicy palate with balanced fruit and earthy tones.” Winemaker - Gavin Robertson

PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY

2014 Neufeld Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc $18.00 (W, O)
"This refreshing Sauvignon Blanc delivers bright acidity complimented by a rich creamy texture filled with floral and citrus notes on the palate and nose. A favourite of mine for sipping, or with appetizers." Winemaker-Jeff Innes

PELLER ESTATES WINERY AND RESTAURANT

2014 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc $24.95 (W, O)
“Cabernet Franc from a warm vintage is always my favourite. With its juicy, dark fruit flavours and dried herb, it reminds me of autumn and the excitement that surrounds harvest.” Winemaker - Katie Dickieson

PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY

2013 Reserve Vidal Icewine, $65 375ml (W, O)
"With fantastic aromas of floral notes and a palate full of pineapple and lychee, you'll be sure to enjoy the balanced acidity and long finish of the Reserve Vidal." Winemaker - Alex Kolundzic

PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY

2014 Bella Terra Chardonnay $24.95 (W, O)
"Unique style of Barrel fermentation and aging - aged predominantly in French oak for 11 months, which retains fresh acidity while encompassing warm flavours of vanilla,ripe pineapple and fresh churned butter on the finish.” Winemaker - Fred DiProfio

RANCOURT WINERY

2012 Noble Blanc $16.00 (W, O)
“A signature a blend of Chardonnay & Gewürztraminer, made by our founder for his wife, who was more of a tea drinker. Off-dry with hints of tropical and citrus fruit.” Winemaker - Fred Di Profio

RAVINE VINEYARD

2014 Ravine Merlot $35.00 (W, O)
“Merlot is one of the varietals that we are most proud of here on the farm, and the low yielding year in 2014 gives this wine an exceptional concentration of flavours.” Winemaker - Martin Werner

REIF ESTATE WINERY

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve $29.95 (W, O)
“Cabernet - my favourite variety! My pick also because I love to show off the full bodied reds we can produce on our farm located in Ontario's warmest sub-appellation” Winemaker - Roberto DiDomenico

RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY

2014 Angelina’s Reserve Gewurztraminer $17.15 (W, O)
“The nose is loaded with rose petals and lychee, and full flavours of peach and ginger. Enjoy with creamy risotto, spicy Pad Thai, or yellow curry noodles.” Winemaker - Alyssa Bator

SMALL TALK VINEYARDS

2012 "Recap" Syrah $24.95 (W, O)
“Cedar, smoke and ripe red fruit on the nose of this hot vintage Syrah. It is very dry and mouth-wateringly full-bodied with just a tease of spice on the finish.” Winemaker - Thomas Laszlo

STRATUS

2013 Stratus Cabernet Franc $38.20 (W, O)
"My journey with Cabernet Franc has been life-long as I was born and raised in the Loire Valley. I remain ever passionate about it and believe it is ideally suited to our vineyard and region."
Winemaker - JL Groux

STREWN

2015 Pinot Blanc Terroir$18.95 (W, O)
"Wonderfully ripe grapes from 20-year-old vines at Strewn’s home vineyard yielded this rich and savoury Pinot Blanc. A variety less grown in Niagara, this vintage is chock-full of character and shows exquisite stone fruit flavours intertwined with floral notes." Winemaker - Marc Bradshaw

TRIUS WINERY AND RESTAURANT

2015 Trius Red $24.95 (W, O)
“The iconic red of Ontario. Trius Red is a gorgeous Bordeaux-style blend that has the perfect balance of power and finesse to elevate any occasion.” Winemaker - Craig McDonald

TWO SISTERS VINEYARDS

2012 Eleventh Post $39.00 (W, O)
"Our plush Meritage reflects this ideal vintage. A lovely example of bunch thinning and Niagara River terroir’s extended season. This Merlot-dominant blend is drinking beautifully now but will reward cellaring." Winemaker - Adam Pearce

WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES WINERY & DISTILLERY

2016 Pinot Grigio $14.95 (W, O)
“Light, fresh and fruity, this is the quintessential sipping wine. It also happens to be Wayne’s favourite!” Winemaker - Craig McDonald