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Niagara College Teaching Winery

135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: The Wine Visitor and Education Centre is the home of Canada's Only Teaching Winery, Niagara College Teaching Winery. This fully commercial, multi award winning winery is open to the public 7 days a week. Come and explore our vineyards, learn how wine is made and taste our award winning wines.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

It's official, of all Ontario wineries this is my favourite. We visited NCT Winery over the weekend to stock up on gems to drink over the coming months and also premium red and white wines to cellar down. I have fond memories of our last bottle of 2004 Deans List Chardonnay drank at last Christmas. I will return each time... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We were part of a group of 8, took a tour of the winery and enjoyed a tasting with John. We enjoyed touring the vineyard and seeing the wine operations. But the highlight was John's knowledge of wines and being open to questions. We loved the variety of wines to taste and learned new knowledge none of us knew. John... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Our student tour guide was impressive. It was a great first stop: we learned a lot. Came back to buy the ice wine after sampling a more expensive and less flavorful variety at Colaneri.

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Lakewood, Ohio
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We choose their restaurant, Benchmark, and were pleasantly surprised by the quality, especially when we realized that most of what was served was grown on site, and everything we ate and drank was made and served by students. Delicious food and impressive wine were creatively served in a unique dining room with windowed walls overlooking the grounds gardens plus a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

You could use words like unforgettable and amazing to describe our visit to the Niagara College Teaching Winery, but I would settle for surprising, in a good way. I was not aware of the wines made at the College, and a very generous and welcoming sommelier, Vivian, offered us a flight of wines that were truly exceptional. My wife selected... More

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Ontario Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We took the Travelzoo package to tour the winery, taste some wines and have a sandwich lunch. The winery tour was OK, the wines were fine and the lunch hearty. The facility is very modern and the setting was scenic. Overall well worth a visit, but nothing outstanding (well maybe the icewine). The package also included a brewery tour and... More

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Montreal, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We visited the Niagara College Teaching Winery today and I have only positive things to say. Firstly, the design of this building is gorgeous. It uses curves and windows to extenuate the beauty of the landscape surrounding it. Each person who worked there served us enthusiastically. If you are in Niagara on the Lake and want to learn about wine... More

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Windsor, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014 via mobile

Loved the food pairing, wonton and salmon , knowledgeable staff, . This is always our first stop in Wine Country,,,

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Stopped at both the Teaching Winery and the Student Brewery on our recent trip to NOTL. Very impressed with both. The brewery has a mix of student brews as well as teaching recipes on tap. Tried some experimental things which were great. The staff that attended us were fantastic too. The winery side of things - the wines for sale... More

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LaSalle Ontario
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59 reviews 59 reviews
13 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Finally made a visit to the Niagara Teaching Brewery in order to slake my thirst. I could not have had a more enjoyable visit! A nice and extremely-varied selection of brews to sample, probably 10 different types of beer on that particular day. Many of the beers were very good and exhibited the characteristics representative of their distinct styles. I... More

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