A must if you go on a trip to Niagara Falls is to visit the more than 45 wineries. We are going to taste a very special wine tasting that takes place in Niagara on the Lake. The wine production in this area is not very old, we can go back 40 years, but the wineries are becoming very popular.
The must visit is Innikskillin. Inniskillin is a Canadian winery located as mentioned above in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario.
This winery stands out for its wine production, but it is not a normal wine, it is an ice wine, yes you read that right, ice wine. This wine has played an important role in the new generation of the Canadian wine industry.
At the Innikskillin winery they are waiting for the miraculous development that happens in Niagara on the Lake, the miracle is the temperature drop to -8º Celsius – Celsius. The grapes that are left on the vine long after the normal harvest, those grapes begin to freeze, a spectacle that will not take long to bear fruit from this new generation of wines. The water inside the berries will start to freeze into ice, but the sugars in the grapes and the dissolved solids will not freeze. When this is in process it is the ideal temperature for when it is dark to start harvesting this delicious IceWine at Inniskillin.
The IceWine from Inniskillin Winery in Niagara on the Lake has made a worldwide impact in the cold Canadian winters giving it a credibility, which is not disputed that with the variety, quality and consistency the IceWine has attracted worldwide recognition, that quality is Inniskillin Wines.
Inniskillin has given such recognition to its icewines that they have seen many gold awards and won several international competitions in Australia, North America and even Europe.
The Inniskillin Winery apart from the IceWine has also been awarded several table wines.
If you are a wine enthusiast there are many opportunities for sightseeing, public and private tastings, including flights.
The Inniskillin Winery has a number of historic buildings on its estate, buildings that have been restored and redesigned. We can even see the famous Brae Burn barn from 1920. Inniskillin’s recently renovated French oak barrel “warehouse” Founders Hall offers an exclusive gastronomic experience, where visitors will enjoy wine-inspired cuisine with a view of the modern demonstration kitchen.
At the Inniskillin winery, wine has a special place, but also food takes centre stage at The Great Canadian kitchen Party, where visitors will be guided by Inniskillin’s prestigious chefs.
The journey is a culinary one, where the Chefs will show you their own creations.
The evening will begin with delicious and exquisite IceWine in the Piazza, then proceed to don the Chef’s apron and hat to conquer the kitchen as the Chefs guide the amateur teams to create signature dishes. Each group will create dishes that will make for a truly unforgettable dinner to celebrate Canadian generosity, not forgetting the wonderful Inniskillin wine.
A visit to Inniskillin is one of the many old wineries in Niagara on the lake, which continues to grow in size, blending art and science in winemaking, with attention to detail and the highest quality of care.
Don’t hesitate to visit the Inniskillin Winery on your visit to Niagara Falls.