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“awesome home owned winery”
Review of Reif Estate Winery

Reif Estate Winery
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Private Winery Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake
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$114.87*
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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 9, 2013

Attended a winery tour and tasting. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Nice to see successful family run wineries versus corporate places like Innniskillin.

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Reif is one of our favorite wineries in Niagara on the Lake! We recently took the Heritage Tour which was excellent. We learned a lot about the history of the winery, as well as the region. The tour cost $5 but at the end you can put that towards the purchase of wine, so it is essentially free. Every time we have been to Reif we have gotten excellent service. They also have some unique wines that can't be found at other wineries.

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

Reif Estate is a mid-size winery for the Niagara area and it's a great place to drop into as a part of a tasting tour. They have a 'sensory garden' near the entrance that creatively matches herbs and plants to the characteristics of wine and grape types. It's unique and makes for a good entrance to their store and tasting rooms. Their wines are influenced by German production styles but wines like their Gewurztraminer and Reisling are not as sweet as old-world vintages. Their store is attractively designed and staffed by friendly, knowledgeable people.

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

There was a large group of people and it was quite busy; the nice lady explaining the history and details of Reif was very professional, clear, concise, thorough and friendly, she didn't rush through anything and was prompt to serve all guests. Overall great place to visit!

Thank IBella85
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Reif is one of the better large-ish wineries in niagara. They have someone greeting you outside, holding the door and all that good stuff, a sign of good customer service in my eyes. The young girl that poured for us really knew her wines, was engaging and friendly. Even though the bar was pretty full (on a saturday, to be expected) we got service quickly without much effort. The wines themselves were pretty good, the tasting list was fairly extensive. They have a few interesting red blends and some remarkable whites. While the tasting list is fairly long (although unfortunately not everything is in stock or available for tasting because of limited quantity, but there's fun in buying a mystery bottle so no worries there) the list is really well organized, with wines with similar sugar codes grouped together. Helpful when you're making a selection in a hurry. Since this is one of the bigger wineries we saw lots of screaming children/loud obnoxious tourists/large tour groups with wine newbies who needed a lot of guidance, and compared to other wineries the staff handled it exceptionally well and gave everyone the time and experience they needed. Grab a glass and go hang out in the wine garden to relax. Bravo Reif, when we are back in town we will be back to buy more.

Thank Katerina M
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