Wine lovers in the Toronto area can easily access the 20-plus wineries in the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake wine trail. Each of the wineries has its own unique attributes, and they are within minutes of one another. Anyone with a custom wine cellar in Toronto should have plenty of room to make the rounds and buy the award-winning wines that can be discovered on this world-renowned wine trail. Niagara-on-the-Lake itself is an historic town that’s rated #1 on TripAdvisor for Food & Wine Destinations in Canada. The following are two of the wineries on the trail.
Peller Estates Winery
A recent pick for Winery of the Year, Peller Estates features wine creations by Winemaker Katie Dickieson. Her vintages are food-inspired, with the goal of creating a harmonic marriage of food and wine. Wine styles include Sparkling Wine, Red Table Wines, White Table Wines, and Icewine/Dessert Wine. Amenities include: Tasting bar, cyclist friendly, corporate/group events, restaurant, bus groups, and retail store.
Among the best-selling wines from Peller Estates is Ice Cuvée, which is among the estate’s most awarded wines. It is an off-dry sparkling wine with an apricot, yeast, and ripe apple bouquet with hints of honey and the delight of tropical fruits on the palate with a refreshing finish of pink grapefruit. Ice Cuvée won the Gold Medal in the Ontario Wine Awards 2014.
Konzelmann Estate Winery
The various wineries on the Niagara-on-the-Lake wine trail have different mesoclimates. Even subtle variations can tremendously influence the ultimate flavor of the grapes and the wine. Skilled winemakers know how to parlay those variables into popular vintages. An example is the Konzelmann Estate Winery, located on the shore of Lake Ontario. This winery has the distinction of being the only one on Niagara’s lakeshore.
Konzelmann has won numerous awards and earned countless accolades. One award-winning wine is their affordable Pinot Blanc, recognized as an excellent wine for everyday enjoyment and entertaining. The 2015 vintage won a Gold Medal, Ontario Wine Awards. The 2016 vintage won Best Value & Silver, Intervin International Wine Awards.
Custom Wine Cellar Toronto
With these and so many more exceptional wineries within pleasant driving distance, custom wine cellars Toronto make so much sense. Rosehill Wine Cellars appreciates being in the midst of wine country, where hundreds of vintages have been recognized with awards and other notable distinctions. It is our pleasure to provide custom wine cellars that are ideal for wine storage and built with the features most important to clients. Among the options are shelves particularly designed for displaying celebrated vintages.