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“Disappointed” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Trius Winery at Hillebrand

Trius Winery at Hillebrand
1249 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0, Canada
800-582-8412
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Type: Wineries, Food & Drink
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Owner description: For over three decades, Trius Winery at Hillebrand has anchored wine tourism in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Trius Winery Restaurant's Executive Chef, Frank Dodd earned the 2010 Toronto Gold Medal Plates award. He impresses the palates of guests daily. The Loft, located above the retail boutique, features private tastings of Small Lot and Single Barrel wines. A slate of special and seasonal events - such as the summer jazz and blues festivals, blending workshops, Icewine-grape harvesting and barrel cellar dinners - keep the place hopping year-round. Winemaker Craig McDonald delivers true flavours from affordable Artist Series wines; the blended Trius Red, White and gold medal winning Brut sparkler; and the premium Showcase single-lot bottlings.
LaSalle, Canada
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136 reviews 136 reviews
48 attraction reviews
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99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

They have a great venue and wonderful gift shop and huge selection of wines. Last time we were there you could sample one or two for free. Now you pay $7.00 for sampling 3 wines... I guess they have there reason but I was not happy so we did not shop there for wine, although we did bring home 12 bottles from other winerys that did not over charge for sampling.

Visited September 2012
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Montreal, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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“Wonderful wine tasting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

We found our way to Hillebrand Winery and met Bob, who guided us through the wines we selected. Because of his input, we came away with wines we will enjoy.

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Mississauga, ON
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“Wow Wow and more Wow”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

Had dinner here before the theatre .... my only regret was having to keep things moving and not be able to linger. Everything was stunning. The setting is wonderful at the restaurant, looking out at the fountain, the vineyard, and some people watching of milestone birthdays and anniversary celebrations going on.

Service is really excellent, enthusiastic, friendly, professional, and capable. Only small issue was getting the check quickly at the end when we really needed to leave (we had identified ourselves as having theatre tickets at the start of the meal, and the pace of food service was excellent).

Everything we consumed was absolutely wonderful. The menu is sufficiently innovative and interesting to keep foodies entertained but it does have something for even those fussy eaters that might be along for a special occasion dinner.

Definitely coming back ..... and will make sure NOT to have any plans so that we can really relax and just sit with a coffee at the end and enjoy the perfect ambiance.

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Central PA
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“Bob was great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We had a delightful time at our wine tasting. Bob was very informative and accommodating and offered us numerous delicious wines. We had a great experience!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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“great wine tasting by Bob”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012

We loved this place, Trius at Hildebrand. Bob was our wine tasting host. He was wonderful. He really gave us a lot of information and no pressure to buy anything. Met the winemakers too

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