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Discover hectares of scenic vineyards, stellar winemaking traditions, state of the art facilities and culinary treats in Ontario's wine producing regions. Tour wineries, meet passionate winemakers, and taste award-winning vintages.

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Valley

Nestled in the postcard picturesque countryside and protected by the ridges on the Niagara Escarpment are the wineries of the Niagara Peninsula, the Twenty Valley and Niagara-on-the-Lake. Discover the inner working of Canada's only teaching winery, Niagara College Teaching Winery and Culinary Institute. Enjoy mouth-watering wines all year round, with popular late harvest batches produced in the fall and Ice-wine available in the winter.

Prince Edward County

Just west of Kingston, Prince Edward County is one of Ontario's newest winery destinations. Grab a map and savour your way along the Taste Trail.

Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island

The oldest commercial grape-growing area in Canada and Ontario's most southerly point, the Lake Erie North Shore and Pelee Island region shares the same latitude as northern California and Bordeaux, France.

Emerging Regions

The landscape of wine making in Ontario is changing with new vineyards emerging across southern Ontario, look for unique new flavours from the Georgian Bay to the Ottawa Valley. Look for delicious, innovative flavours such as blueberry and cranberry wines.

Wine Festivals

Celebrate the harvest with Niagara's grape and wine industry at the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival held in September each year or for three weekends in January as the Niagara Region is transformed into a wintry wonderland during the Niagara Icewine Festival

Scenic vineyard beside country home in autumn.


Visit Wine Country Ontario for a list of wineries, information on the wine regions, route maps and itinerary suggestions.
Sampling wine.


The Vintners Quality Alliance defines the province’s appellations, sets standards for the wine produced and monitors the origin of grapes in Ontario wines. Bottles with the VQA label are wines made from 100% Ontario-grown grapes.