Four Exclusive Wine Tasting Experiences
Discover Niagara Wine Country with our new signature Vintage Hotels Wine Trolley Tour experience.
This guided wine tour includes four curated wine tasting experiences at select Niagara wineries aboard our new San Francisco-style Trolley. A knowledgeable tour director will share local history and information while you travel along the scenic Niagara Parkway and popular wine routes exploring Old Town, local vineyards and fruit orchards.
Tours are exclusive to hotel guests, depart once daily, seven days a week until March 31, 2024. Tours are approx. 4 1/2 hours in length. Wineries include Bella Terra Vineyards, Queenston Mile Vineyard, Château des Charmes Estate Winery and The Hare Wine Co.
Wine Tour Details
11:45 a.m. Pickup from Pillar and Post
11:55 a.m. Pickup from Prince of Wales
12:05 p.m. Pickup from Queen’s Landing
12:20 p.m. Bella Terra Vineyards
1:15 p.m. The Hare Wine Co. Tasting
2:10 p.m. Château des Charmes Estate Winery Tasting
3:00 p.m. Queenston Mile Vineyard Tasting
4:00 p.m. Board for the return trip
4:30 – 5:00 p.m. Drop-off at each hotel
Bella Terra Vineyards “From Vine to Vintage Tasting Experience”
Nestled amongst the sprawling vineyards of the prestigious Four Mile Creek sub-appellation, Bella Terra Vineyards sits on a 50-acre grape farm that has been tended to by the Puglisi family since 1974. Known for their rich Cabernets and elegant white wines, this family-owned winery is headed by Luciano (Lou) Puglisi who draws on grape-growing knowledge and experience that has been handed down from one generation to the next. As you sip any one of Bella Terra’s wines, you are tasting three generations of grape-growing and winemaking experience. Enjoy a guided tasting of a selection of three wines and a fun “Jar-cuterie” as you learn about the history of the winery and its winemaking philosophy.
The Hare Wine Co “Experiences, Well-Poured” Tasting Experience
Escape to The Hare Wine Co. and enjoy an intimate food and wine experience in their VIP area. Enjoy a flight of four wines paired with a charcuterie board loaded with locally sourced artisanal meats, cheeses and crostini. Kick things off with the soft effervescent Sparkling Rosé, a blend of Pinot Gris & Riesling, it is the perfect palate cleanser for the bold flavours ahead. Jump into a glass of their light, crisp and food friendly Hare Series Pinot Grigio. Try tasting it with the Capocollo for a gorgeous and well-balanced pair. Or better yet, bring out the herbaceous undertones in the wine by pairing it with the Mountain Oak Wild Nettle Gouda. Next, sample a glass of the Hare Series Riesling which is the perfect partner for the Mountain Oak Traditional Gouda and thinly sliced Prosciutto Salami – salty vs a touch of sweet! Finally, try the medium-bodied Hare Series Cabernet Merlot with the locally sourced Cacciatorino Salami or Thornloe Aged Cheddar. Watch how the fats in this traditional pairing mellow the tannins in this velvety smooth red!
Château des Charmes Estate Winery “Exclusive Wine & Chocolate Journey” Tasting
A private host from Château des Charmes will guide you through this decadent journey of wine and chocolate pairings. Their Rose Sparkling, Traditional Method will be paired with ruby chocolate made from an existing botanical cocoa bean varietal that has just the right attributes to be processed naturally into a sweet and sour bite. Sea salt caramel with milk chocolate is a perfect treat that blends savoury and sweet hints in one rich and delightful flavour that pairs well with their Chardonnay Paul Bosc Estate. Gamay Noir “Droit” from St. Davids Bench will be paired with exotic passion fruit that delivers a sweet and tangy exotic experience to your palate. And lastly, their Cabernet Icewine Paul Bosc Estate will be paired with white Belgium chocolate, a combination of luscious white chocolate with a drizzle of ruby chocolate.
Queenston Mile Vineyard “Let’s Get Fizzical” Tasting
Share Queenston Mile’s passion for all things bubbly and fizzy. Join their wine expert and discover your soon-to-be favourite sparkling wine styles and their ideal pairings. From Charmat to Pet-Nat and every traditional sparkling style in between we invite you to come along for a FIZZtastic journey of discovery where you’ll get to taste 3 unique, small-batch wines only available at the winery, including their #1 selling unfiltered sparkling. Plus enjoy the accompanying sensory tasting of sweet, salty and savoury bites. Experts will be available to assist you with wine and accessory purchases which you will receive 10% off during your visit!
Call 1-888-669-5566 to reserve your Vintage Hotels Wine Trolley Signature Tour
Vintage Hotels Wine Trolley Tour Rate
Pillar and Post, Prince of Wales, Queen’s Landing
- $150 per person (Plus HST) | Available until March 31, 2024
*Guests of Harbour House are invited to board from Queen’s Landing, guests of Shaw Club, Charles Hotel and Moffat Inn are invited to board from Prince of Wales. Advance reservations are required and guaranteed 24 hours before departure, as space is very limited. Limited to hotel guests. Must be 19 years or older to participate. Offer subject to change without notice. Some blackout dates may apply.