Complete Guide to the Wineries of the Niagara Benchlands

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The Niagara Benchlands represent the heart of Ontario wine country, and with so many excellent wineries to choose from, you’ll want to tour them all! Your guestroom at Inn On The Twenty will ensure that you’re only a short drive away from the finest vineyards in the province, and our quaint, countryside accommodations contain all the amenities and luxurious touches you’ve come to expect from Vintage Hotels. Santé!

Sue-Ann Staff Winery, a winery in the Niagara Benchlands

Sue-Ann Staff Winery

Crafted on a 200-year-old estate, Sue-Ann Staff’s unforgettable wines embody the rich character of the Niagara Benchlands. Stop by for a tasting of 4 wines curated for you from their extensive collection. For a selection that’s emblematic of the Niagara region, choose one of their famous icewines, such as their 2016 Wisteria Tree Cabernet Franc, with notes of raspberry, vanilla, and cedar.

The Hare Wine Co., a winery in the Niagara Benchlands

Cave Springs Vineyard

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Nestled in the picturesque region of the Niagara Benchlands, Cave Springs Vineyard stands as a testament to the passion and dedication of the Pennachetti family. With a rich history and a commitment to producing exceptional wines, this renowned winery offers visitors an unforgettable tasting experience. Immerse yourself in the world of wine by enjoying a wine flight in their elegant tasting room located conveniently next door to Inn On The Twenty Restaurant.

Vineyards at Creekside Estate Winery, a winery in the Niagara Benchlands

Creekside Estate Winery

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Run by a group of passionate winemaking veterans, Creekside Estate Winery offers unconventional takes on classics like Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah. Book a tasting in one of the oldest underground wine cellars in the province, where you’ll savour 6 of their VQA wines. Take home a bottle of their 2019 Syrah, containing notes of red currant and sweet cedar.


Grapes grown at Foreign Affair, a winery in the Niagara Benchlands

Foreign Affair

Masters of the Appassimento winemaking process, Foreign Affair produces high-quality wines steeped in European tradition. Visit their Barrel Lounge to taste a flight of 4 of their premium wines. For a multi-layered wine with rich flavours of cocoa, vanilla bean, and coffee, try out their Gran Q 2016, created with their signature method.

Hidden Bench, a winery in the Niagara Benchlands

Hidden Bench

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Hidden Bench’s artisanal winemaking process has earned them a reputation for excellence, and you’ll discover why at your intimate wine tasting, where you’ll sample 6 of their premium wines. Sip on their unrefined, unfiltered 2021 Estate Pinot Noir for a vibrant, robust red with flavours of berry and cinnamon.

Harbour Estates Winery, a winery in the Niagara Benchlands

Harbour Estates Winery

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Helmed by a fourth-generation grape grower, this charming winery hosts afternoon tastings Tuesday to Sunday, where you’ll sample 4 premium wines of your choice. Try out their best-selling 2014 Riesling for a dryer take on classic Riesling, with notes of citrus and peach.

Vineland Estates Winery, a winery in the Niagara Benchlands

Vineland Estates Winery

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This historic winery has a story spanning over a hundred years, and its beautiful, picturesque buildings lend a unique atmosphere to your wine tasting. Enjoy 5 samplings of their finest wines, alongside delicious accompaniments like sweet and savoury skewers and charcuterie. Take home a bottle of their Frienzy Sparkling Rosé for a light, refreshing start to the spring season.

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