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Thirty Bench Wine Makers

Address: 4281 Mountainview Road | Lincoln, Beamsville, Lincoln, Ontario L0R 1B2, Canada
Phone Number: 905-563-1698
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Ranked #2 of 20 things to do in Beamsville
Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: One of the first true boutique wineries in Niagara, with vineyards first planted in 1980, Thirty...
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
Owner description: One of the first true boutique wineries in Niagara, with vineyards first planted in 1980, Thirty Bench has hit full stride in the last few years with the focus on small lots of low-yield handcrafted wines. The winery has earned numerous accolades, including Cuvée Gold (2011) and two consecutive top-10 finishes at the Canadian Wine Awards. Single-block, old-vine Rieslings are the soul of Thirty Bench; equally fine reds and Chardonnays have also emerged since the 2005 vintage. A visit to the wood-clad winery, or joining their mailing list, is the best way to access the winery's new and library wines.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was my second time going on their snowshoeing tour. I have to say, all the staff here are great. The minute we checked in, we were poured a sample of their Winemaker's Riesling in a stemless glass that we got to take home. Once we finished that, they helped us get fitted with our snowshoes and then took us... More 

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Toronto
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

So unfortunately there wasn't enough snow to actually snowshoe - so we got a walking tour of the vineyard. The tour guides were knowledgable and pleasant. The wines we tasted were decent and enticed us enough to purchase a bottle of the wine makers red at the end of the tour. The grounds are picturesque and the hiking lasted about... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

To be fair Thirty Bench also produces other whites such as Gewürztraminer, reds roses. It's not a stretch to state, however, that their reputation was made and continues to thrive as a result of their outstanding Rieslings. The winery is often thought of as one of Niagara's best Riesling producers. Their small lot Rieslings; Triangle, Wood Post and Steel Post... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Thirty bench is a small unassuming producer of great Rieslings, each having it own distinct character - mineral content, dry, off dry etc. The staff was knowledgeable the tour of the vineyard was brief, to say the least. On the positive, our host spent all of her time with us sampling and discussing the merits of each wine - so... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We decided to spend a couple of days in the Twenty Bench appellation region near Grimsby Ont in order to check out some local wineries where we would find quality product not available in the local LCBO stores. This was one such winery and the choices were great. Staff were very helpful in explaining the varieties and helping to choose... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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193 reviews 193 reviews
42 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

I had a really positive experience here. The staff were friendly and willing to chat with you, asking where you were from and what you were doing. In fact he was so friendly he sometimes forgot he was doing a wine tasting and had to be reminded to talk about his wine as well. A positive wine tasting experience, one... More 

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Surrey
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Well worth the visit to the tasting room. While sampling the great wines they offer, the view is also amazing

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
17 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We had a wonderful tasting at Thirty Bench. The staff were superb, Tina took us through the wines and she was outstanding. We even had the pleasure of talking to the experts as a new field of vines was planted. Highly recommended.

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Ottawa, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This excellent winery is located right on the bench, and the building itself is beautiful, with soaring ceilings and lots of light. The staff are super friendly and extremely knowledgeable about their wines. Their collective pride in their product definitely shows. The wines themselves are extremely well made and well priced. Take time to sit at one of the available... More 

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Mississauga
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23 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

The location of the winery offers great views over the vineyard toward the lake. It offers several picnic tables for having a picnic lunch (which we did). The small garden around the winery store offers an excellent setting for photos. This is a great stop on the way to the Niagara region to stop for a picnic and some family... More 

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