Scrapbook: Niagara-on-the-Lake

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed a recent increase in pics about wine. That’s because just over a week ago I was visiting one of my favorite places in Canada. When the Mr. mentioned he had meetings in Niagara-on-the-Lake, I jumped at the chance to join him. It’s a long flight from Barbados (six hours!) for only a few days, but it was so worth it!

Niagara on the Lake

Most people have heard of Niagara Falls, but many people don’t know about a gem of a town in Ontario called Niagara-on-the-Lake. Located a 30 minute drive North from Niagara Falls it’s a gorgeous area that, thanks to favorable winds and the nearby escarpment, produces incredible wines. Located at a similar latitude as France and Northern Italy, it’s a wine region that rivals any in the world.

Niagara on the Lake

~ beautiful homes and a horse drawn carriage to take you through town ~

We stayed at the historic Pillar and Post Hotel. Within walking distance of the main street, this quaint hotel boasts a great spa and indoor and outdoor pools. The walk from the hotel to town is one that I wanted to do again and again. Gorgeous old homes line beautifully treed streets. Each garden is prettier than the next, and most have white picket fences. It’s like something out of a story book!

Pillar and Post Hotel and Spa | 48 John Street West, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

The main street is full of fun tourist shops and boutiques. COWS ice cream is one of Canada’s best (in my opinion) and Canadian maple fudge is a must! And I couldn’t resist buying a homemade butter tart (or two) to enjoy with my Starbucks in the afternoons.

Niagara on the Lake

~ how can you choose just one treat? ~

In addition to attending a bunch of wine tastings and cellar tours, we enjoyed gourmet meals at amazing restaurants. Great wine and great food? Why wouldn’t I visit!?!

Niagara on the Lake

Peller Estates Winery | 290 John Street East, RR#1, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Five Rows Craft Wine | 361 Tanbark Road, St. David’s, Ontario

Coyote’s Run Estate Winery | 485 Concession 5 Road, St. David’s Ontario

Niagara on the Lake

~ charcuterie, fresh pasta, delectable mushrooms, and lobster poutine! ~

Kitchen 76 at Two Sisters Winery | 240 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

Zees Grill | 92 Picton Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

So if you have plans to visit Niagara Falls this summer, take an extra day or two and head over to Niagara-on-the-Lake. With over 30 wineries to choose from, you’ll be sure to find a favorite!

Cheers!

Have you ever done a wine tour?

What’s your favorite wine region to visit?

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7 Comments

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    Oh My Gosh! I LOVE Niagara-on-the-Lake! I live in the City right next to it, and I actually work in Niagara-on-the-Lake, In fact, my husband and I were at the Pillar and Post just on Saturday for our 3rd year anniversary. I’m so happy you enjoy this town! It really is a gem and it really doesn’t get old! Don’t get me started on the wine!

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      I feel your love for NOTL Lucie! Before we moved away from Canada, we would try to get out to a wine tour at least once a year. You’re so lucky to live and work in such a beautiful part of the country!

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    Just had to stop in for a visit (via SITSSharefest) and say how much I loved your photos of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is absolutely one of my favorite places in SW Ontario. Every Fall my husband and I would go and try and different B+B. Often we would bike between wineries; such an amazing way to get to know the area.

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      I have always wanted to do the bike tour! And Fall would be the best time of year to visit. It’s one of my favorite places too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Barb!

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