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Thirty Bench Wine Makers

4281 Mountainview Road | Lincoln, Beamsville, Lincoln, Ontario L0R 1B2, Canada
905-563-1698
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Beamsville
Type: Wineries
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... more » 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. « less
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Dartmouth, Canada
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148 reviews 148 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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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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16 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Newmarket, ON
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Booked this just for something to do that was a bit different. I was pleasantly surprised by how awesome this day was!! Great fun, beautiful scenery, delicious wine and yummy soup. I highly recommend this and will definitely return!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

My friends and I booked the Thirty Bench snowshoe wine tour but when we arrived it was pouring rain and there wasn't much snow to speak of. What could have been a real bummer turned out to be one of the funnest days. The Thirty Bench staff were amazing and took such good care of us. We still ended up... More

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Niagara Falls, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Visited the Thirty Becnh Winery today and sampled 3 of their wines. Rielsing (what they're know for), Chardonnay, and Red. My favorite was the Reisling - The wine pourer on duty, Tim, was veyr knowledgable and friendly. Made several suggestions about out tasting. This place is worth the drive.

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Beamsville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The wines we tasted here were very nice...loved the atmosphere and the staff were superb! We would definitely go back to Thirty Bench anytime! Very informative staff on hand and a very pleasant atmosphere!

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

The wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Twenty Valley are very, very good. The wines have improved substantially over the years. Each winery typically charges a fee for tasting their wines; however, every winery we visited (20 this past week) eliminated the charge when we bought wine from them--every one, that is, except Thirty Bench. We spent over $400 on wine... More

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