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“Very classy treatment of visitors”
Review of Reif Estate Winery

Reif Estate Winery
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Private Winery Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine-Tasting Tour with Gourmet Lunch or Dinner
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Owner description: Reif Estate Winery invites you to experience outstanding Wines of Ontario produced from premium grape varieties using progressive and innovative wine making techniques combined with time honored traditions passed down over thirteen generations. The 125 acre estate winery has been producing world-class wines for over 20 years and was founded in the Niagara Peninsula in 1982. Reif Estate's philosophy that "Great wines start in the vineyard" has been a commitment that has gained their wines over 150 international awards.
Reviewed September 25, 2012

During the 2012 Niagara Grape & Wine Festival, Reif was the most generous of the wineries. Under a "passport" program, participating wineries gave out food & wine samples to demonstrate food and wine pairings. Many of the wineries gave out disappointingly small samples of the food and wine. Not Reif. They gave out delicious barbecued sausages on carraway/rye buns. The sausages were not little sausage slices with a toothpick -- they were whole sausages 4-6 inches long and very delicious. Instead of pouring just a little splash of wine in the bottom of the glass, they poured at least 4 oz. of wine in each glass. Given that we were paying $5 per person per winery for these samples, the generous portions were appreciated. Of all of the wineries we toured that day, Reif treated its visitors the best by not trying to be cheap.

Kudos to the management team for taking this approach.

Thank Kevin A
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We first visited Reif 21 years ago, when they were then an up and coming winery. The Reif's family's heritage and pride are all over their operations. This particular winery and tasting room is definitely one of the "must visits" in the Niagaras region. Having visited 8 wineries in this region through the years, I would consider Reif to have the best selection and quality of wines at by far the most reasonable prices. In my opinion, they also have the best wine store, ( gadgets and paraphenalia ) of the wineries that we have visited. PROST to the Reif family and winery!

Thank CanadianShane
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Reif Winery in Niagara Wine Country belongs in my opinion to the best wineries in the area. They have very delicious white wines and ice wines that really deliver.
Moreover the setting is very scenic and inviting since it is not as big as other commercial wineries.

Coming here bring a picnic basket to enjoy in their lovely garden with one of their wines. I highly recommend to try their Chardonnay, which is perfect for a hot summer day.

Just be aware that Reif is on the list of many bus tours and that the tasting room really can get packed.

+ nice white wines,
+ delicious ice wine,
+ beautiful setting,
- can get packed

Average price for a 375ml ice wine: CAN $35-60.
Table wines: CAN $12-25.
Tasting fee: CAN $5 for three samples

Thank travelinmatecom
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

We rode our bikes from winery to winery. The wine master at Reif welcomed us even though we were sweaty and couldn't carry home a case of wine. We asked for a free sampling and he gave it. He said we "made his day". He made us laugh, that's for sure. Delicious ice wine.

Thank Jeanne M
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Reviewed September 15, 2012

We were only two so we had the Grand tour, the guide was young but very knowledgeable about the winery, the history of the owners, the techniques...excellent experience. The wine tasting was also very good and we bought 2 bottles; a nice discovery!

Thank Allegria007
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