Situated below the crest of the Niagara Escarpment and stretching to the Niagara river and the shores of Lake Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake is the heart of Ontario wine culture and a world-renowned wine country destination. This region is also well known for its annual celebrations of foods and award-winning wines.
Here is a list of many of the local wineries. Click on the winery name to access their official website.
Don't wear perfumes or chew gum
You need to be able to smell and taste the wine without interference. Most wineries even provide bread and water to help cleanse your palate between tastings.
Spit it out, we don't mind
If you're visiting several wineries feel free to pace yourself and spit or dump out the wine you're tasting into the buckets provided. Ontario Law limits you to four 1-oz. samples of wine per tasting.
Realistically, you are only going to be able to visit a few wineries in a day. It is also important to stop for a quick bite to eat at one of the winery restaurants or somewhere else along the way.
Ask lots of questions
This is the most important piece of advice you'll get. The winery staff is extremely knowledgeable about their products and wines in general. Ask about ageability and food and wine pairings.