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Pillitteri Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Categories: Wineries & Vineyards, Food & Drink
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4.2/5 based on 220+ reviews on the web
Taste the cold winters of Canada at Pillitteri Estates Winery, where the world-famous ice wine feels like drinking snow with a hint of zesty frozen grapes. The award-winning wine deserves your attention, but you can always try another type: all are carefully produced according to the Pillitteri family'’s long-standing Italian tradition. Take one of the public tours, offered three times per day and including a complimentary white and red wine tasting. While you don't need reservations for those, do book ahead for a private tour or to participate in one of the tasting programs. Arrange your visit to Pillitteri Estates Winery and discover more family-friendly attractions in Niagara-on-the-Lake using our Niagara-on-the-Lake travel itinerary planner.
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  • I visited on the tours. Alcohol is not good because I tasted the juice only. It tasted like the shimmery. Other people had taste white and red wine. There were a lot of tour groups seems to be Japanese.
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  • Free public tours daily...check the website. We went at 3pm on Sunday. Not real crowded. Saw the and white grapes along with the barrel room...great aroma. Interesting facts about the b...  read more »
  • Went here as one of the spots on the Grape Escapes tour. The other wineries were great. This one literally gave us 3 tastings one immediately after the other. No description on the winery, other then ...  read more »
  • We went for the complimentary tour and wine tasting. We were shown the vineyard, and had the process of making ice wine vs regular wine explained. We were shown the machinery used to crush grapes, and the temperature controlled cats where the wine ferments. Additionally we were shown the wine cellar, and some of the history of the pillitteri family was explained. Finally, at the close of the tour, you are given three samples of their wine; a chilled white, a red, and their white ice wine. A fourth sample, a rose ice wine is offered for $4 ( apparently it is quite costly to produce. ) The gift shop has a variety of wines, as well as an assortment of preserves and honey for sale. Worth a visit if you are passing by.
  • Love this winery! They have amazing selection of red, white and ice wine that it makes it hard to just buy one bottle of wine. Will keep returning here as it's one of my favourite wineries in the region.
  • I really loved their wines, many made in Italian styles - they make one similar to Amarone where they dry the grapes first. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, with no pressure to buy (but I did because the wine was so good). Met the owner on our tour, who we reminded us of my father-in-law from Italy.
  • Pet friendly! Most places we were looking to taste wine at weren't pet friendly. . (Other 3 pet friendly wineries were Small talk, konzelman, and Palentine) Although you can't bring your dog inside to do the wine tasting, you can grab a glass (or bottle) of wine and enjoy it on the patio. The staff was super friendly as well. One of the ladies was walking by and asked if she can bring a bowl of water for our dog. Overall great experience and would go back.
  • Amazing Ice wine, especially Cabernet Sauvignon. Its like strawberry jam in a bottle. You'll love it!!!!
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