Big Head Wines

Big Head Wines, Niagara-on-the-Lake: Hours, Address, Big Head Wines Reviews: 4.5/5

Big Head Wines
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
We have moved to Hunter Farms in NOTL. Our hours are 11-5 pm Wednesday-Monday, Saturday 11-6 and closed Tuesdays. Reservations recommended, especially for groups larger than 4 people. We don't accept large groups or tour buses during regular business hours.
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Darlene S
Ottawa, Canada34 contributions
Lucious Reds
Oct. 2021
We arrived at the end of a long day but eager to do a tasting as we had heard so much about these wines. If you get Anya to help you, you have scored really well. She guided us through the tasting, providing tons of information. Chatty and friendly, her recommendations we excellent. And we weren’t disappointed with the wines either. Neither will you be - especially if you like big bold reds. We came away with several bottles.
Written October 21, 2021
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Peter R
hamilton, Canada11 contributions
Great wine and tasting experience
Sep. 2021
One of my favourite wineries. The wine is delicious and the staff are very friendly and knowledgable. Their wine tasting set up in the current situation is done very well, you can chose the wines you want to taste and the hosts are very helpful . All in all a great experience, I was not disappointed as I have been at other wineries (Stratus).
Written September 14, 2021
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cwobo
St. Catharines, Canada7 contributions
Amazing! Great wine, great staff.
Sep. 2021 • Couples
Had an amazing tasting celebrating a birthday this weekend (Saturday). Can’t say enough about the amazing lady who did our tasting but wish we could remember her name. She was so informative and friendly and just generally seemed to be happy to be there. You can tell she really loves her job. Also should note tastings are super intimate which is great. Don’t feel crowded like you do at many other wineries in the area.

Also amazing amazing wine, as usual.
Thanks again big head! We will be back soon.
Written September 5, 2021
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Melissa W
Windsor, Canada89 contributions
Make this winery your #1 stop!!!!
Aug. 2021
Just had our third visit to Big Head this past weekend and I dare say they get better each time! Protocols have changed with covid so you want to prebook your tasting. We had Tim conducting ours and what a pleasure he was to work with. Nothing beats someone who is passionate about food and wine when you’re in a tasting session. We covered wines we already loved, RAW wines and of course the magnificent blends. Remember when a blend was thought of as “less than” stellar? Those days are gone – these blends will KNOCK YOUR SOCKS OFF!!! If you’ve eaten at AG in Niagara you will see they carry a ton of the Big Head Reds and with good reason. The vibe at this winery is family…if you’re here you will most likely see the owners, their kids…it’s a family affair. You can just feel the passion and pride in everything they do. So many wineries have a niche or a few bottles you love and trust. At Big Head the list is so long we struggle to even pick a favourite. I cannot say enough about how great this winery is! They came highly recommended by fellow wine lovers and in turn we send everyone we know to taste for themselves.
Written August 4, 2021
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pheelinphunki
Toronto, Canada155 contributions
Outstanding
Mar. 2021
Absolutely superb tasting experience. The wine here is superb, the staff are really nice, and i would say this has now become one of my favourite wineries in the region.
Written March 8, 2021
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Scott C
Waterloo, Canada672 contributions
Big Head Big Reds
Sep. 2020
We love this winery. They have the best reds in the region. It's a very low-key operation, but very friendly and helpful. Signage isn't great, so be careful not to drive by it. We will return.
Written October 25, 2020
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Nick
Toronto, Canada21 contributions
Great wine.
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Incredible wines! Every single sample was excellent. We also learned a lot about their wine making processes, which were quite different from others in the area.
We will be back.
Written October 24, 2020
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SandraDs27
Toronto, Canada318 contributions
A new, fabulous discovery on our last visit to Niagara-on-the-lake
Aug. 2020
This was my first visit to Big Head and as I had heard rave reviews, I needed to check it out on this trip.

There’s an interesting story behind the name. As the story goes apparently Polish people apparently have big heads ( I am Latvian, a neighbour to Poland, and as my noggin is of a significant size perhaps there is some truth to this urban fact). Owner Andrzej Lipinski, the owner of the winery, and his family are from Poland. Check out their interesting story on Wineanorak.

One tiny comment ( and yes, I know COVID has made it a challenging time for us all), though I had left 3 messages for a wine tasting booking ( as there is no on-line option on their site), I did not receive a signgle call back. Having said that, though they were fully booked, as there was an open corner, they did squeeze us in.

We had a tasting flight of the 2019 Rosé , Cabernet Sauvignon 2017, and the 2018 Chardonnay Select. To be truthful, it was hard not to try more! I am clearly a Chardonnay fan so the Select was an easy purchase, but the full-bodied delight of the red has me regretting I didn’t buy more!

A must top on your next winery visit to Niagara-on-the-lake.
Written August 23, 2020
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robf
Niagara Falls, Canada56 contributions
Seriously great wine
Jul. 2020 • Couples
We went in for a tasting and I was flabbergasted by the intense flavour of the wines. One of my favourites in this area for sure. A must try.
Written July 26, 2020
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NoKidsWillTravel
Oakville, Canada409 contributions
Jakub's Assention to the Throne
Feb. 2020
While Andrzej Lipinski is the closest you'll find to Wine Royalty in Canada, a status that is much deserved, his son Jacob is emerging as one of the most knowledgable and entertaining wine characters in Niagara as he continues his international wine education. We had Jalub at the tasting bar during our first visit and knew we wanted to come back and experience their sit down 10 wine biggest tasting. We had Jakub again for our biggest tasting and the experience was all I had hoped for and more. Unfortunately our tasting got cut short by a pet emergency of all things and Jakub was nothing but class in his understanding.

As for the wines, sure they are on the pricy side, but you get what you pay for in life. I can't afford to drink up to $50 reds every night, but when I do treat myself, Big Head wines are second to none in Niagara and elsewhere.
Written February 16, 2020
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