Estate Winery

Beautiful Winery up close

Toronto to Niagara day tours includes a scenic drive through the orchard and vineyard country of the Niagara region.  Many find it strange that a northern country like Canada can produce much fruit.  This is generally true because of our cooler climate.  The Niagara region is one of the few exceptions due to the micro-climate and soil structure which resulted from being once covered by lake water.  It is a relatively narrow belt located between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario with milder winter temperatures.  The micro-climate allows for wide varieties of grape growing with over 130 wineries in the area.

The speciality of the region is ice wine.  Because of the climate of warm summers and cold winters, it is the best location for producing this dessert wine, with over ¾ of the world’s ice wine originating in Canada.  On your Chariots of Fire Niagara Falls bus tour, you will have the opportunity to view the vineyards and wine cellar at an estate winery stop.  They will treat you to a complimentary tasting of two table wine samples and two ice wine samples.