Ice Wine and Dine in Niagara

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Canada’s largest wine region is a geographic and culinary bulls-eye for wine lovers, with over 70 wineries operating in all shapes and sizes.  Tour them by car, bus, bike or even a Segway, although you might want to let someone else do the driving.   Where there are vineyards, there is culture and beauty.  Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Queen Street is in full bloom each summer, welcoming visitors drawn to its historical buildings, boutique hotels, great restaurants and gorgeous countryside.

Overview

Length of Trip : Anywhere from an afternoon to a weekend getaway

Cost : Depends on your level of luxury. Winery tasting fees are nominal.

Best time to go : May until mid-September. The Niagara Wine Festival takes place mid to end of September.

Wheelchair friendly : Yes

Family friendly : Yes, although they’ll enjoy the food more than the wine.

Where to eat : Good food, wine, times and people at Good Earth. Check out their website for cooking classes and special events: www.goodearthfoodandwine.com For a real treat, visit the Restaurant at Peller Estates

Official Site : Wineries
Peller Estates
Henry of Pelham
The Ice House
Stratus
Inniskillin
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To plan your trip to Niagara and other wine regions in Ontario, visit Wine Country Ontario

Where to Stay : We recommend staying with our trusted parter, Holiday Inn Express when visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake

Note from Robin : If you’re plan on sampling a lot of wine, plan on a designated driver. Pace yourself, and drink water! The smaller vineyards often yield the biggest surprises.

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Niagara by Bike

Great Canadian Trail's Niagara Wines and Waterfront Trail by Bike itinerary includes:
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 7 nights accommodation on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
  • 21-speed hybrid bicycle including helmet, panniers, bike lock, basic repair kit, and bicycle insurance
  • luggage transfer (1 piece per person)
  • information pack including route notes and maps
  • emergency hotline
  • transfers
Running May to October, the cost is CAN$1299 per person with single supplements available.

Click here for more information!

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