A Unique Tour in Wine Country
Vintage Hotels is proud to show off Niagara’s best wineries on our Wine Trolley Signature Tour. This tour allows you to sample sublime wines from four of the finest wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake: Bella Terra Vineyards, The Hare Wine Co., Château des Charmes, and Queenston Mile Vineyard. With the help of our knowledgeable tour director, you’ll be surprised and charmed by the beauty and history of Ontario’s wine country. Niagara-on-the-Lake has become a destination for wine lovers from all over the world.
Wine Trolley Tour Itinerary
Our Wine Trolley Tour leaves once daily from one of our three participating hotels, which include Pillar and Post, Prince of Wales, and Queen’s Landing. From there, we’ll continue on to four and a half popular Niagara wine destinations. This signature wine tour will allow guests around four hours of activity, enjoying Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest wines.
Enjoy a Guided Wine Tasting at Bella Terra Vineyards
To start your wine tour, the trolley will stop at Bella Terra Vineyards, a 50-acre estate with three generations of grape growing and winemaking experience. Here, you will enjoy a guided tasting of a selection of 3 wines paired with “Jar-cuterie”, while learning about the history of the estate, and how it has become well-known for creating rich Cabernets and elegant white wines. Sip your way through your flight while savouring the views of lush landscape that is Four Mile Creek.
Find Premium Wines at The Hare Wine Company
Continuing your tour, the trolley will stop at The Hare’s historic estate, where they’ve been perfecting the winemaking process for over a hundred years. Enjoy a selection of four premium wines, paired with a charcuterie board loaded with locally sourced artisanal meats, cheeses and crostini. You’ll start with a Sparkling Rosé, a blend of Pinot Gris & Riesling, that will cleanse your palate for the flavours ahead. Then, you’ll jump into the light crispness of their Hare Series Pinot Grigio, bursting with delicious citrus flavour, before moving on to their refreshing Hare Series Riesling. If you’re craving a robust red, your tasting will conclude with a smooth glass of their Hare Series Cabernet Merlot with the locally sourced Cacciatorino Salami or Thornloe Aged Cheddar.
Sample Premium VQA Wines at Château des Charmes
Arriving at Château des Charmes, you’ll visit a winery estate set on breathtakingly beautiful grounds. Take in the natural beauty of wine country as you sample four of their premium VQA wines with the perfect food pairing for each sample. One of their wine associates, acting as your private consultant, will be happy to educate you on the winery’s process and delectable pairings. Their traditionally produced Rosé Sparkling is first on the menu, bringing fresh strawberry flavour to your palate. Full-bodied chardonnay is next, continuing the fruity trend with hints of melon. Their Gamay Noir “Droit” is a medium-bodied red wine that has notes of berry and cherry. Finally, you’ll finish your tasting with a glass of their Cabernet Icewine Paul Bosc Estate, a rare red icewine that imparts aromas of cedar and dark chocolate. Experience 4 incredible chocolates, all perfectly paired to each wine to bring out the unique flavours in each sip and bite.
Finish Your Day at Queenston Mile Vineyard
Queenston Mile Vineyard is the last destination on your wine tour. Here, the winemakers pride themselves on their down-to-earth winemaking process, resulting in exquisite wines rich with flavour and bubbly personality. They offer a curated selection of three unique sparkling wines that are carefully paired with sweet, salty and savoury foods to delight your senses. Regional favourites such as their unfiltered Pét-Nat Pinot Noir Rosé (with fresh strawberry and sour cherry flavours), or their Proud Pour Pinot Noir, which is only made with sustainably grown grapes.
At the conclusion of the Wine Trolley tour, guests will return to our hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake between 4:00 pm and 4:30 pm.
Comfort, Convenience, and Romance in One Incredible Package
On this Wine Trolley Tour, we combine historic elegance with modern comfort to create one-of-a-kind experiences that will have you returning again and again. If you’re looking to treat yourself and your partner to a romantic weekend, this is the perfect getaway for two! Book with one of our beautiful participating hotels—Pillar and Post, Prince of Wales, or Queen’s Landing to experience this exclusive tour, and enjoy that quality time you’ve been craving over a glass of premium wine from some of Ontario’s finest vineyards.
Call 1-888-669-5566 to reserve your spot on the Vintage Hotels Wine Trolley Tour*.
*Tours are exclusive to hotel guests.