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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 #2 of 17 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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Newmarket, ON
2 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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14 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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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5 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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Waterloo, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I thought this was going to be a good one to visit. from looks point of view they've done a nice job. very welcoming. although they had a very small tasting list so we chose not to try anything here. looked like they had a eating area in the back?

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Wine is really good. A bit pricey. View from the tasting room is nice and low key. They have private wine tastings and you need to have an appointment if you are going on the weekend. If you like this place you will also love Hidden Bench (just around the corner)

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Ontario
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Great wines with a fabulous view and an attentive, funny, knowledgeable guide (Tim). The tour was very interesting, and the tasting was informative and professional. A nice touch is being provided check lists in order to take notes. The grapes are all harvested by hand at this small lot winery, and the quality comes through in every delightful bottle. We... More

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NJ
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25 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stopped at Thirty Bench on the way from Buffalo to Toronto. There is a fee of $5 for tasting 3 selections, the fee is waived if you buy a bottle, which of course I did. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Got a great explanation of the name and there is a great view from the building. I left... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I went 7 years ago to this vineyard and ever since this winery is on my top list every year to visit. Thirty Bench produces small lots and basically is not a mass production. Their signature wines are the small lot Riesling and bench mark Red. I visited them yesterday and had a great time testing their new releases.

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