The Hare Wine Co.
The Hare Wine Co.
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Visit The Hare Wine Co. and be transported to a countryside estate with breathtaking views overlooking the vineyard. Our elegant tasting room, courtyard compiled of repurposed bricks, and garden-side patio provide the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway or a day out with friends and family. The Hare offers a selection of premium wines, best experienced through a guided wine tasting with one of our expert staff. Please visit our website to reserve your tasting experience. Book now to enjoy an experience well poured in the heart of Niagara's wine country.
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  • Jerry B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A No Rush Wonderful Experience
    The Hare Winery was the first stop on our planned day of touring wineries in the Niagara region. We wound up staying for almost 2 hours because the experience was so fantastic. Instead of standing at a bar and having someone pour wine and give you a 10 second blurb about it you asked to take a set at any of their tables, they then came to you. They describe each wine on the list in detail to help you make your tasting selections. After you decide which ones you want to sample, they bring one bottle at a time to the table and explain each in more detail before pouring your tasting sample. After you have sampled the wine, they then discuss what you liked or did not about it. They do not rush you they want you to enjoy the experience along with their wonderful wines. The Hare White Blend was a pleasant surprise, and I cannot say enough about how wonderful the Silver Noble Melot is! It was truly a wonder experience and we would like to thank Eddy the General Manager for his outstanding hospitality!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 30, 2023
  • nicole_chelli
    New Haven, Connecticut673 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine tasting with a beautiful building
    We were looking for vineyards just to have a glass of wine and enjoy the scenery, however we learned due to Ontario laws, most places only offer wine tastings which we did. For $20 you get to choose 4 glasses of wine to taste. Our server did not catch his name but the staff there was very friendly. He served us our whites first to try and after we finished those, served us the reds. The building is beautiful, would be a beautiful place for a wedding venue. From our seats we could catch a glimpse of the vineyard with grapes growing on the vines. Unfortunately, it was raining the day we came so did not get to enjoy much of the vineyard from the outside. They also offered food options.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • Brittany Houlihan
    Toronto, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great time with Jake
    Went here for some wine with friends. Jake, our server, was amazing and for sure made our experience a great one. He is new but has a wealth of knowledge and genuinely seemed excited to help us with wine selections and answer our questions. If you are lucky enough to interact with him then rest assured are in good hands.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Adorne R
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful!
    Enjoyed a wonderful wine tasting and charcuterie plate with a beautiful view. Vlad took wonderful care of my grandmother and I, and helped me with an order to ship wine home to GA. Thank you for a wonderful time!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written October 29, 2023
  • Bucko007
    Sudbury, Canada971 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding
    Absolutely amazing. I enjoyed the Cab Merlot but my wife liked the Cab Sauv. Jazz nights every second Monday but make reservations. Mitch our server was simply fantastic. Friendly and very knowledgeable. Rosé was nice.  Hints of peach and blackberries. Met the owner John who was very nice and so proud of his winery.  Extremely friendly place. Left with 2 bottles of the Jack Rabbit Special red and a bottle of the rosé. $20 for a flight of 4 Hot sauces, jams and other goodies available.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 29, 2023
  • Michel T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you must choose a few, the Hare must be one!
    The Hare might just be the best kept secret in the area!!! Unlike some other wineries, they are not pompous nor pretentious. The place is amazingly prepared to give the rustic, wine producing ambiance while still providing the sense of chic that you are looking for. Vlad was just so amazing at explaining everything from the winery to the different wines they offer and their pairings. Their charcuterie boards are generous and delicious, perfectly selected to combine with each wine. Simply a delightful experience!!! A real value for your money and a MUST!
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 31, 2023
  • a_linds123
    Mississauga, Canada58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elevated Tasting
    My group did the elevated tasting option. For $30 per person we had 4 wine samples. 3 of the samples were paired with a small bite to enhance the flavours of the wine. We enjoyed our VIP experience in a private room with an excellent host. Thanks MJ!
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 14, 2024
  • vegetarian-girl
    Austin, Texas517 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our host could be a comedian
    My husband & I visited as part of a trolley wine tour through our hotel & loved it. Of the 4 hosts telling us about the wine/winery/pairings, this man who was witty & articulate could be on TV. I wish I could acknowledge him by name. If it helps his employer, he said “put a pin in it” (for discussion later). He was very entertaining & the area very beautiful. Everything was perfect.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2024
  • Amaya D
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Elevated Tasting with Vladimir
    Went to the winery on Wednesday and did an elevated tasted experience with Vladimir. He was so knowledgeable! Told us all about the different glassware and the techniques that went into making the wines we tried. We loved the sparkling rosé and the Jack Rabbit Red. The food was good, nice small bites to complement our wine. Would definitely visit again.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written May 24, 2024
  • Joanne K
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our favorite.
    Our favorite Niagara on the Lake winery. It's small enough to make your visit a one on one experience. Staff is very attentive and knowledgeable. Jake was awesome. Wine is exceptional. Outside patio is very nice. Definitely recommend!
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 1, 2024
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Sunflower
Mississauga, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2020
What a pretty winery! The moment we walked through the impressive doors to the tasting room, we were greeted in COVID style, with temperature checks and the usual safety questions. All patrons were wearing masks and attendants/hosts wore their additional plexiglass visors.
Though we were early for our scheduled appointed tasting (booked on line), we were immediately taken to our choice of a festive high tabl . We had selected the Essential tasting which included three wines, and also ordered a cheese plate with a perfect portion of three cheeses to accompany the wines. Our wine attendant was CHARLIE, an absolute delight with a wicked sense of humour and knowledgeable on many subjects. I think we lucked out on all fronts. We really enjoyed the wines and bought a few bottles to take home. Unfortunately, they are not available at the LCBO as they are a small winery. Looking forward to returning!
Written November 22, 2020
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Renaldo
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Not worth the money! The wine tasting was way too fast! The person assigned to us was serving a walk in client who had no reservation at the same time as us, which was very rude and unprofessional. He was more concerned about selling wine than attending to us and explaining wines etc. He would pour some wine in our glass and leave to serve someone else. We were very disappointed!! I would recommend you pay more and get a better experience from one of the more reputatable wineries.
Written July 14, 2022
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1greenwood
Oakville, Canada409 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
They were booked solid for wine tasting so we hit the patio and ordered our favourite to do our own taste test.

Wine by the glass is average and each of us liked what we ordered. Also we ordered a cheese box - what a waste of $ as you get 3 small pieces of cheese. As well, we asked for water and they only serve it by the bottle.

Our waitress was excellent and made our stay very enjoyable

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Written September 5, 2020
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Kyle H
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
Went to the Hare Wine Co as part of the Wine Enthusiast package through Prince of Wales. We were able to visit 2 other wineries, but by far and away the Hare Wine Co was the best. We were given a tasting with Grace, who was absolutely outstanding. each wine was given a cheese pairing and we were shown all the steps for smelling, swirling and enjoying the wine. The owner came and met with us and shared stories and laughs and despite it being a busy afternoon we were given fantastic service and a great memory. I only wish we could have stayed longer.

Thank you Grace for being willing to go the extra mile, make us feel truly welcome, taking photos and building a real personal connection. It was a great time. I highly recommend the Hair Wine Co.
Written August 28, 2020
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DoubleC2011
London, UK130 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Couples
Living in Ontario’s wine country I have visited many of its wineries. My cellar is evidence of that.

I always say a winery needs 4 things:

Venue, Personality, Price Point and Good Wine.

Went to The Hare Wine Co. in NOTL after diving by it 100’s of times. We were pleased to see they are very COVID-19 conscious.

The building is lovely, they have good drinkable wine for every budget and best of all they have Maureen at the tasting bar.

This lady is what every winery needs- she is knowledgeable, engaging and makes every guest feel important.

Cheers to Maureen for making our visit great, we hope you get to serve us on our next visit.
Written September 8, 2020
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Joanne258
Waterloo, Canada45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
While visiting the Niagara region we had decided to pay the Hare Winery a visit, in part due to the good reviews we had read. We’re happy to report the reviews were accurate. Our wine tasting started with a timely and friendly greeting from the hostess who led us to our table and introduced our wine tasting guide, Grace. Grace, who has worked there over four years, put us at ease immediately, listened to our preferences, and then made suggestions that proved spot on. In addition, she recommended a wine we’d never ordinarily even think about trying, and it couldn’t have been better. Long story short, we bought a case of wine, and had an absolutely unforgettable afternoon at this place, due in large part to our lovely guide and her professionalism. Covid measures were adhered to and we felt completely comfortable with their protocols. If you get a chance you should give it a try, we will certainly do so when we are in the area again!
Written September 8, 2021
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Vincent D
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Couples
A group of us recently had an exceptional experience tasting wines with selected foods..Emily our hostess/ guide did a terrific job. She was professional, engaging and used very understandable terms.
We tried a good selection of wine with some special cheeses , meats and a rich dark chocolate...the real surprise was however, was the pairing the red Cab-Franc/ Merlot with a boutique hot sauce... sheer pleasure and frankly, a touch of genius!
This was my fifth tasting: Napa/ NOTL, France and Italy and this was by far the most enjoyable and informative tasting .
Thank you Emily.
Written October 14, 2020
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Madeline
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Friends
I went for my birthday with two girlfriends and we had an absolutely lovely time! We had a tasting and a cheese box and it was an awesome experience. Our tasting host was so knowledgeable and accommodating (thanks Richard!). The owner was greeting guests and ensuring they had everything they needed, and even introduced himself.

Absolutely recommend!!
Written August 22, 2020
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walt9315
Windsor, Canada14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
In my opinion this is by far one of the best wineries in the Niagara region. The wine at the Hare is extremely good, the service is incredible and the atmosphere is amazing!! Obe of the nice parts is that when you do a tasting, love the wine, you can afford to make a purchase. Their wine is very well priced. Maureen was so knowledgeable and enjoyed her company, in doing our tasting. The owner-John came over and was very friendly and very interesting. We will never come to the Niagara region without stopping in at The Hare, it's an absolute gem!!!!!
Written April 25, 2022
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Karrie C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
Arrived at 1030am on a Saturday was able to be seated without a reservation. The location is beautiful right in the vineyards. The wines are delicious, especially loved the Merlot. Excellent and knowledgeable service from Florence, Diana also had a great sense of humour. Definitely worth a visit, we will be back.
Written September 11, 2021
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