Discover Niagara's Wineries and
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
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
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
P: (905) 468-7738
F: (905) 468-5878
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.
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.
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