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Address: 4281 Mountainview Road | Lincoln, Beamsville, Lincoln, Ontario L0R 1B2, Canada
Phone Number: 905-563-1698
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Description: One of the first true boutique wineries in Niagara, with vineyards first...
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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A favourite winery that keeps you coming back for more

Fourth time at Thirty Bench and it never fails to please. Arrived on a Sunday at 11:15am, perfect time to beat the crowds and have tastings at a more leisurely pace. Tastings... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Fourth time at Thirty Bench and it never fails to please. Arrived on a Sunday at 11:15am, perfect time to beat the crowds and have tastings at a more leisurely pace. Tastings themselves were fun and always delicious. Left with three bottles that I'll savour in the months to come! Stand out blends are Winemakers Riesling (blend of grapes from... More 

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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My wife and i toured here with free tasting vouchers. My wife only drinks sweet wine and they really didnt have anything for her but he did pour her a sweet drink while I sampled and gave her some chocolate. We had great conversation and you could tell he was passionate and knowledgable. If you like traditional good wine this... More 

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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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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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8 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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17 attraction reviews
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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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