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“Interesting, but the wine's only so-so”

Niagara College Teaching Winery
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Owner description: The Wine Visitor and Education Centre is the home of Canada's Only Teaching Winery, Niagara College Teaching Winery. This fully commercial, multi award winning winery is open to the public 7 days a week. Come and explore our vineyards, learn how wine is made and taste our award winning wines.
Reviewed September 29, 2017

An enthusiastic college student tells you about the school, the winery, and winemaking in Ontario. Then you get to taste some wine. Unfortunately, the wine is rather ho-hum.

To qualify that, we are from California and live in the middle of wine country, so we are exposed to good wine all the time. I don't claim to be a wine expert but this didn't come up to the standards I am used to.

Thank Tom R
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"culinary school"
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"benchmark restaurant"
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"wine and beer tasting"
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"great college"
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"visitor's center"
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"hospitality industry"
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"excellent beer"
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"wines produced"
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"sell wine"
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"beers on tap"
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"first stop"
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"wine accessories"
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"for sale"
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"making wine"
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"interesting place"
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"definitely worth a stop"
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"wine tour"
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Reviewed September 18, 2017 via mobile

Went with my significant other, the staff were very informative and friendly. The winery could've given more samples honestly, while on the winery tour we only got three very small tastings. Beautiful views. While at the brewery we received large samples and tried a variety. We did a tasting and lunch package, food could've been better. We got a sandwhich and a bean salad (wasn't tasty) with water. Wish they gave us the tasting glasses to take home as other wineries do. Worth the price tho with the living social deal! Would go again.

Thank Manda l
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Reviewed August 31, 2017

Immediately off the exit to NOTL, the teaching winery offers a wide variety of wines in a vineyard setting. The campus is next door and offers a brewery and commerical greenhouse as well. The manager was very knowledgeable and the servers helpful and friendly. Many local jams, honey, wine accessories available. The Canadian premier visited early that day. Lots of choices to taste wine, don't miss this one.

Thank boltsnnuts
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Reviewed August 29, 2017

This was a first stop on our wedding anniversary celebration. We booked the wine/brewery tour about one week in advance. The tour included a lunch consisting of a large sandwich, a salad and dessert. All the food was fresh and very nicely prepared. Got to know a lot about making wine and beer from the tour leaders - including a sampling of the wine/beer that the students make. The highlight of the tour was the brewery tour leader - Justin. He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and added a good bit of humor to make the tour fun.The wine sampling that day included a white, red and a fantastic Icewine. The beer included a lager, butler bitter, an IPA and one choice from the beers on tap.All products were made by the students going through the respective programs and are available for sale as well.

Thank BigBird57
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Reviewed August 26, 2017 via mobile

We were in the area for our anniversary. We had bought a voucher online for brewery tour, winery tour, and lunch. First of all, we received a reminder email and additional instructions the day before our scheduled tour. We arrived a few minutes late but fortunately for us, our visit coincided with the prime minister visiting campus so it seems the whole process was delayed. Anyways, our guide was a student/graduate of the program at the college. He was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. The tour portions weren't excessively long. The lunch portion (prepared by the hospitality students) was simple but great. The beer and wine were great. We've been on our share of tours and this was one of the more informative and interesting tours!

Thank Jon K
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