Caroline Cellars Family Estate Winery

Caroline Cellars Family Estate Winery

Caroline Cellars Family Estate Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
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
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Indulge in the country charm of one of NOTL's most popular family owned and operated wineries. We have a wide selection of VQA white wines, red wines and Icewines available. We also make a small selection of fruit wines, which include our popular Cranberry Winter Harvest and Plum wines. Wine Tasting is available on a daily basis. Our property is open to the public and reservations are recommended but not required. We also have a Special Events Loft available for special occasion rental, including weddings. We also have an on-site Cafe - The Farmhouse Cafe - open for lunch daily. Please visit our website for detailed information regarding our wines, special events loft and events at the winery.
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  • jsh44320
    361 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Farmhouse Casual
    In the middle of a day of tastings, we headed to Caroline Cellars Farmhouse Cafe. It was busy, but we were able to get a table without reservations. We had their charcuterie board and a glass of wine. It was heavy on the olives and cold cuts, but overall delicious. It's a casual atmosphere with high ceilings. A little bit noisy, but we were still able to converse without issue.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written June 22, 2023
  • SandC8
    Haywards Heath, United Kingdom42 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great wines at decent prices without the hard sell
    We enjoyed our visit to Caroline Cellars very much. We tried a ‘flight’ of four of their wines for 5 dollars (deducted from the price of a bottle if you bought one later). The wines were really good and more reasonably priced than the other wineries we visited, and also we found the staff very friendly and helpful without the ‘hard sell’ approach (aimed at the large tour groups) that we experienced elsewhere. Recommended!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written August 14, 2023
  • Rachel P
    5 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing shrimp tacos
    Would highly recommend this lovely lunch spot. Beautiful location, rustic vibes, very affordable lunch and great value regarding portions and quality. Our family decided to try out the farmhouse Café for an anniversary weekend lunch. All of us really enjoyed our meals, we had the burger, the Cubano, and a shrimp bowl, in addition to the shrimp tacos that I ordered, which were amazing. I think I said “these are so good “five times during the meal. The side salad wasn’t anything extra special but I wasn’t bothered because the tacos were so good. It was also nice to be able to have a glass of wine for $6 - seems uncommon these days. We shared two desserts (carrot cake cheesecake and the chocolate torte). Both were very good, worth it for sure. The service was good although they were a bit short staffed but did their best. Food came in good time and we were attended to well. The young teenage staff were friendly seating guests and bussing however it might be good for them to move their bussing station or direct the staff a bit differently as it was a bit awkward to keep seeing the young staff kind of ‘hang out’ at the bussing station. It didn’t really impact me just something I noticed and thought I’d mention.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 31, 2023
  • Venture754838
    Ingersoll, Canada533 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great wine tasting experience!!
    The hosts at our B&B provided us with complimentary wine tasting for two at this winery. Our hostess Ruth was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We both sampled four different wines and were extremely impressed with what we had. We purchased a case of various wines, including two ice wines. Prices are extremely reasonable!!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • bryce m
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great storytelling and tasty wines at Maves bar
    We did a tasting with a group of 10 and had to wait a bit as it was busy in the tasting bar with a reservation. Fortunately they have a nice property to relax and socialize. The host got us 10 minutes later and took us to the Maves bar. The host was very fun, knowledgeable, and had good energy to get us excited for wine tasting. We ended up buying a bunch of the wines as the storytelling was good and wine was pretty tasty too.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 17, 2023
  • 14jkc
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania344 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    eat lunch here!
    While most of the wine here was too sweet for me, I still found things I liked and purchased. However, the restaurant is really where it's at. Phenomenal. We went for lunch and I had a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and apple onion jam and a grilled peach salad on the side. Absolutely delicious. My husband had a burger that was also excellent. I will make it a point to eat here on a return trip.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 24, 2023
  • Christine A
    Canton, Ohio126 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food, ok wine
    First we did a wine tasting. The young man who served us was friendly and knowledgeable about their wines and shared the story of the history of the winery. We found a couple wines we enjoyed. But the real highlight was the restaurant. The food was outstanding! A very delicious fig and pear salad was the highlight but the pirogi putine was good as well. We liked the food so well, we came back 3 days later for something different. We loved the food. On a side note, when we were at 2 other wineries, people were recommending Caroline for food. Saying much the same as we have.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 3, 2023
  • PhotoDudeIII
    Toronto, Canada106 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Charming Winery in NOTL
    Charming boutique winery in NOTL. The winery has a Country farmstyle vibe. Did a wine tasting, and the staff member we interacted with was very good, knowledgeable and honest. Walked out with a few bottles and enjoyed the experience. Recommended. Did not get a chance to eat in the restaurant, but the online reviews are good for the food, so will go back and do that one day.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 26, 2023
  • loribob67
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania1,671 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An amazing find
    We have been coming to NOTL since the early 1990’s and know the wineries well. We were there for the eclipse for the weekend and decided to check out a winery we had never visited and did a spur of the moment trip to Caroline. We were so impressed. It has the feel of the original wineries before they became huge corporations! We had a tasting with a wonderful woman who was so kind, friendly and knowledgeable. We loved the wines. We also decided to eat lunch at the adjacent restaurant and boy are we glad we did. All 5 of us had an amazing lunch! Large portions, reasonable prices and the quality of the food was top notch. It was very busy and still the service was perfect. We all can’t wait to return on our next trip! Thanks for a new and wonderful experience in our old stomping ground!
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 12, 2024
  • Daniel C
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great winery on Niagara area
    We visited this winery while vacationing at Niagara Falls. This is a family owned place. The lady who took care of us was very knowledgeable and funny, she explained the flavor of every wine and the history of the place. We went to a few more wineries in the area, and this one had the most affordable prices and the best hospitality.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written April 26, 2024
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Marge Z
56 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Driving and looking for wineries and stumbled upon Carolines. It was the best winery we visited on our way to Niagara on the Lake. The staff was super. Susanna, our tasting server was knowledgeable and helpful with our selections. So happy we followed the signs and found this gem.
Written May 5, 2024
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Daniel C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We visited this winery while vacationing at Niagara Falls. This is a family owned place. The lady who took care of us was very knowledgeable and funny, she explained the flavor of every wine and the history of the place. We went to a few more wineries in the area, and this one had the most affordable prices and the best hospitality.
Written April 26, 2024
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loribob67
Pittsburgh, PA1,671 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
We have been coming to NOTL since the early 1990’s and know the wineries well. We were there for the eclipse for the weekend and decided to check out a winery we had never visited and did a spur of the moment trip to Caroline. We were so impressed. It has the feel of the original wineries before they became huge corporations! We had a tasting with a wonderful woman who was so kind, friendly and knowledgeable. We loved the wines. We also decided to eat lunch at the adjacent restaurant and boy are we glad we did. All 5 of us had an amazing lunch! Large portions, reasonable prices and the quality of the food was top notch. It was very busy and still the service was perfect. We all can’t wait to return on our next trip! Thanks for a new and wonderful experience in our old stomping ground!
Written April 12, 2024
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Mike T
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We have been going to Caroline’s since it has opened. Our recent visit was very disappointing. We had to ask for a glass for sampling and we had to share the same glass. We weren’t offered a second glass so we could both sample individually. There were no crackers to eat before our second sample (from the glass we shared) and quite frankly, we had to ask for a wine tasting. We were really looking forward to our visit and went out of our way to go and get a case of wine. We also were only offered a Christmas wine glass and were told that was the only one the winery was giving out. We usually get our choice and would like to match the ones we already possess. We really like their wine but we feel perhaps it is time to use other wineries in the area.
Written January 30, 2024
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PhotoDudeIII
Toronto, Canada106 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Charming boutique winery in NOTL. The winery has a Country farmstyle vibe. Did a wine tasting, and the staff member we interacted with was very good, knowledgeable and honest. Walked out with a few bottles and enjoyed the experience. Recommended. Did not get a chance to eat in the restaurant, but the online reviews are good for the food, so will go back and do that one day.
Written December 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Christine A
Canton, OH126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
First we did a wine tasting. The young man who served us was friendly and knowledgeable about their wines and shared the story of the history of the winery. We found a couple wines we enjoyed. But the real highlight was the restaurant. The food was outstanding! A very delicious fig and pear salad was the highlight but the pirogi putine was good as well. We liked the food so well, we came back 3 days later for something different. We loved the food. On a side note, when we were at 2 other wineries, people were recommending Caroline for food. Saying much the same as we have.
Written November 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

14jkc
Pittsburgh, PA344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
While most of the wine here was too sweet for me, I still found things I liked and purchased. However, the restaurant is really where it's at. Phenomenal. We went for lunch and I had a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon and apple onion jam and a grilled peach salad on the side. Absolutely delicious. My husband had a burger that was also excellent. I will make it a point to eat here on a return trip.
Written October 24, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

bryce m
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We did a tasting with a group of 10 and had to wait a bit as it was busy in the tasting bar with a reservation. Fortunately they have a nice property to relax and socialize. The host got us 10 minutes later and took us to the Maves bar. The host was very fun, knowledgeable, and had good energy to get us excited for wine tasting. We ended up buying a bunch of the wines as the storytelling was good and wine was pretty tasty too.
Written September 17, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Muriel B
Ridgeway, Canada63 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
Not the most appealing look as you drive up. The building inside is all wood and I found depressing. Lunch food menu limited to trendy items i.e. wraps etc. Some folks want good soul food. As tables fill up the sound level increases. Had peach salad that was mostly greens and about half a peach cut up on top. Wine average.
Written September 9, 2023
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Venture754838
Ingersoll, Canada533 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The hosts at our B&B provided us with complimentary wine tasting for two at this winery.
Our hostess Ruth was very pleasant and knowledgeable. We both sampled four different wines and were extremely impressed with what we had.
We purchased a case of various wines, including two ice wines. Prices are extremely reasonable!!
Written September 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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