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Niagara College Teaching Winery

135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
905-641-2252
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Wineries
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... more » 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. « less
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New Haven, Connecticut
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
5 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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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51 helpful votes 51 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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9 reviews 9 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
74 helpful votes 74 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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Oshawa, Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is a hidden gem in the Niagara area where the new and upcoming purveyors of good wine, good beer and great food are learning their craft. While wineries are the primary attraction in this area and the teaching winery is a great place to tour and sample, the real treat was lunch in their dining room which is next... More

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Steve G, General Manager at Niagara College Teaching Winery, responded to this review

Hi MelOshawa Thanks for your kind words on our wines beer and food at Niagara College. We are very proud of what we have accomplished with eager students. More

Niagara-on-the-Lake
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014 via mobile

Surrounded by vineyards and the gorgeous Niagara Escarpment, don't miss this stop on your wine tour. The staff are knowledgable and passionate about their wines. You'll not only learn about the region, but find out what makes this appellation the envy of the hemisphere. Make sure you taste the Dean's List 2010 Cab Franc Icewine - it's a delight to... More

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Steve G, General Manager at Niagara College Teaching Winery, responded to this review

Hi Effexor Thank you for visiting us at Niagara College Teaching Winery. We agree with you, the building and location is breathless. I am glad you enjoyed tasting the wines and see that you really enjoyed the Cabernet Franc Icewine. Again thanks for your kind words and make sure you come back to visit us. Cheers Steve More

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