25th Birthday at Niagara on the Lake (Part 1: Peller Estates)

Posted on 04 May 2011 by Sammy

Peller Estates at Niagara on the Lake

For my birthday, Elliott took me to Niagara on the Lake for wine tasting. The weather was awful, but it didn’t stop us in going and getting some wine-on. I enjoy wine tasting a lot and have been recommended by quite a few people to visit Peller Estates so we made this our first stop.

Peller Estates at Niagara-on-the-Lake

Peller Estates began in 1927, when Andrew Peller first arrived in Canada from Hungary. He had the dream for Canadians to enjoy premium-quality wines and to share them with family and friends. He then opened a winery in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley and then later on purchased a winery at Niagara on the Lake, Ontario in 1969.

Peller Estates has won many prestigious awards for their signature products, such as the Icewine, Chardonnays and Rieslings. Most recently, they been named Best Canadian Winery of the Year at London’s International Wine & Spirit Competition.

We ended up each trying about 6 of their wines and took home a really nice bottle of Merlot. :) The ice wines they had available were incredible! I loved them, but they were damn pricey! The one that I enjoyed the most was $70 for the bottle!

If you’re ever in Niagara Region, you must make it to Niagara on the Lake and definitely Peller Estates to try these wines. They’re fantastic, and I (as an Aussie, and a lover of wine) couldn’t believe the quality of wines here in Canada (even though most of the reds here weren’t really too much to my liking but was surprised by that Merlot).

Wine tasting here will set you back aproximately $3 a pop, however if you like to try a pre-set of wines for just $7 (for example you can try the Peller Estates Signature Collection which includes a white, a red, and an icewine – Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Vidal Icewine).

We were hoping to try the restaurant here, but it was only open from 6pm and it was 4pm and we were absolutely starving! We knew all the wineries would be closing soon, so we made a quick rush out of here and onto our next before we had dinner. I hope to be back here for dinner some other time!

Peller Estates at Niagara on the Lake

Peller Estates at Niagara on the Lake

The wine tasting room itself was gorgeous with so many products on offer!


Peller Estates at Niagara on the Lake

Peller Estates at Niagara on the Lake

These wines (especially the rosé) looks divine.


Peller Estates at Niagara on the Lake

Mmmm Icewine truffles. It was incredibly difficult to resist these!


Peller Estates at Niagara on the Lake

Here’s me sipping on some lovely wine.


Peller Estates at Niagara on the Lake

Here’s me and Elliott at Peller Estates.


Peller Estates

(John St E, Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, Canada)

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. Cynthia Says:

    Happy very belated birthday Sammy!
    The wine estate looks so beautiful!

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