A couple of weeks back, I took a visit up to Wine Country, Canada for the weekend. Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was my first time visiting, I had no idea before coming to Canada that there was a region in Canada known for its wine. I thought it was only Napa Valley, California known for producing wines in North America! How wrong was I? right on the door step of Toronto just an hour and half drive away, you could swear you were in a different country all together if it weren’t for the faint skyline of Toronto on horizon across the lake.
Perfect for a quick getaway break if you’re local to the area, but also worth a stop if you’re visiting from abroad. Apart from getting to taste a lot of wines at the vast choice of wineries in the area, the views are beautiful from the harbour to downtown and the wine estates. National historic sites like Fort George and Fort Mississauga are here and played a big part in black history where slaves took the Underground Railroad from America for their freedom, either passing through or settling in the area.
Niagara-on-the-Lake has the bigger name hotels as well is the quaint bed and breakfast places they often offer wine tasting packages. But what we found is that if you do your own research, the tours and the wine tasting at the wineries’ are reasonable. The most we paid was $15 each for a tour which included wine tasting and some of them are free. The ice wine is what the region of Niagara is known for and is responsible for 90% of the worlds ice wine and its so good! I love all things sweet so that was definitely my favourite out of the reds, whites and the sparkling. I’m no wine connoisseur, but I like my wine and they all taste good to me!