Welcome to SNOLAB

SNOLAB is an underground science laboratory specializing in neutrino and dark matter physics. Situated two km below the surface in the Vale Creighton Mine located near Sudbury Ontario Canada, SNOLAB is an expansion of the existing facilities constructed for the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) solar neutrino experiment.

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Discover Niagara's Wineries and Icewine


Icewine often described as a "liquid gold", this aromatic sweet and silky smooth desert wine is created from grapes that have naturally frozen on the vines. A rare and special treat to appreciate by itself or with less-sweet desserts.

 Wineries - A picturesque drive down a world-famous wine route, savour an exquisite vintage, experience in the Wine Country. Discover Niagara's Wineries, award-winning and second to none. Take a day trip.

Reif Winery


The Secret of Great Wines is found in the Vineyard.

Reif Estate Winery welcomes you to experience outstanding Wines of Ontario produced from premium grape varieties as well as time honoured winemaking techniques, passed down over thirteen generations.
Winemakers for 13 generations, this family estate are internationally recognized for Icewines, VQA -
Vintners Quality Alliance Wines and Innovative Vanetals. Winemakers, Roberto DiDomenico and Klaus Reif produce wines from the winery's 135-acre vineyard and age them in authentic oak casks in underground cellars.

Reif Estate Winery opened in 1983 with a commitment to combining time-honored tradition with modern technology. Wines produced at Reif are truly estate bottled. Large underground barrel aging cellar allows to create outstanding limited edition wines such as premium oak aged Chardonnay Reserve, three different barrel segregated, unfiltered Chardonnays and a unique and sophisticated barrel fermented Gewurztraminer. Located on the Niagara River Parkway (major tourist route), Reif Estate hosts visitors from around the world daily.

15608 Niagara Parkway

Niagara on the Lake ON

L0S 1J0

P: (905) 468-7738
F: (905) 468-5878


The Reif family tradition of winemaking began over half a century ago in Germany's Neustadt of the renowned Rhine region and in 1977 transcended to the fertile banks of the Niagara River which were selected to establish new world class vineyards. Following six years of careful nurturing, the vineyard's potential became evident, and in 1983 the Reif family opened the doors of Reif Estate Winery to the public.

President Klaus Reif holds degrees in both Oenology and Viticulture from the world famous University for winemaking in Geisenheim and in 1983 made a commitment to combine time-honoured traditions with modern technology. It is under his watchful eye that Reif produces wines that are truly estate bottled as only grapes, harvested from the 135-acre vineyard are used to produce premium quality wines. Every effort is made to limit the interference of man in this delicate process; belief at Reif Estate is that "Nature makes wine".

In 1990 Roberto DiDomenico, a graduate from University of Guelph with a specialized honors microbiology degree, as the newest winemaker, joined Klaus. Klaus and Rob work closely in developing the vineyards by pruning and thinning the vines to produce small yields of exceptional quality. They continually explore new territory and probe for new styles while relying on a firm background of time honored traditions in winemaking. Reif Estate grows and produces traditional vinifera grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as well as produces unique and exciting wines such as Icewines, Shiraz and Zinfandel.

Visiting Reif Estate Winery


Visit the Winery Boutique housed in a beautifully restored coach house located amidst Reif estate vineyard and winery on the stunning Niagara River Parkway.




Niagara Wine Festival


Enjoy more than 100 events including winery tours and tastings, concerts, Niagara cuisine, artisan shows, wine seminars, live entertainment and one of Canada's largest street parades during the 59th Niagara Wine Festival.

Last year the Niagara Wine Festival attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to Niagara's wine country, making it the largest wine festival in the Country

Niagara Icewine Festival




For three weeks in January the Niagara Region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, celebrating one of Canada's most cherished products, Ontario Icewine.

From Gala evening toasts to chestnut roasts, ornate ice bars and winery tours, the 16th Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for every taste. Join us. Join the celebration.


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