The Niagara Wine Route – Visit the Best Wineries in the Niagara Region

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The Niagara Region is not only home to a natural wonder, but also a rich agricultural area. The Niagara Escarpment is a 725 km (450 mile) long shelf/transition zone running through southern and central Ontario. In this area, the climate is moderated by Lakes Ontario and Lake Erie, with mineral-rich soils left over from the glacial era.

This unique combination of lakes and extremely fertile soil make the area a grape grower’s paradise, and home to some of the world’s most renown wineries. Because the cooler lake air flows across the region in early spring, the buds are inhibited from blooming before the last frost. The Escarpment climate is similar to that of other great wine regions in the world, such as Burgundy, the Loire Valley and New Zealand. The Niagara Region, as it is known, is home to the great vinifera grapes, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Riesling.

These vineyards are spread over 16,000 acres and are a site to behold in late spring and early summer. Over 100 wineries make the Niagara Region their home and many tasting tours and special accommodations are available for the wine connoisseurs and everyday folks to enjoy their stay.

3955 Cherry Ave Vineland L0R 2C0
4890 Victoria Ave N Vineland L0R 2C0
1607 Eighth Avenue Louth St Catharines L2R 6P7
596 Simcoe St Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0
4260 Mountainview Rd Lincoln L0R 1B2
15940 Niagara River Parkwy Blvd Niagara-on-the-Lake L0S 1J0
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