Reif Estate Winery invites you to experience outstanding wines produced from premium grape varieties using progressive and innovative wine making techniques combined with time honoured traditions passed down over thirteen generations. The 125 acre estate winery was founded in 1982 in the Niagara River sub-appellation, home to some of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s richest soils and oldest vineyard blocks.
Klaus Reif’s philosophy that “Great wines start in the vineyard” partnered with a commitment to produce predominantly estate bottled wines has provided winemaker Roberto DiDomenico the tools to create internationally recognized wines. In 2007 we celebrated 30 years of grape growing and 25 years of winemaking and marked the occasion with the opening of a Wine Sensory Garden and new Wine Boutique in the fall. Our new building incorporates design elements of where we began wine making in the adjacent historic 1870's carriage house and is surrounded by Niagara-on-the-Lake’s first wine sensory garden.
The Tasting Bar is open daily. A selection of Reif wines is featured daily for sampling. Guests may sample their first white or red wine complimentary. Additional tasting fees range from $1.00 - $5.00 per sample. Guests may also choose one of the following sampling experiences at our new Sensory Bar:
Blind Tasting | Flight of four wines| Whites $10 per person | Reds $12 per person
Sensory Wine Experience | Flight of five wines $15.00 per person
Taste the Terroir | Flight of four wines $15.00 per person
Red Wine Experience | Flight of four wines $18.00 per person
Artisan Wine and Cheese | Flight of four wines and cheeses $20.00 per person
No reservations required.
Wine Sensory Garden - Explore the Wine Sensory Garden to contemplate the colours; aromas and flavours characteristically used to describe wines. Open May through October 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. A selection of wines are featured daily by the glass.
NEW | The Red Wine Experience
Saturdays 3:00 p.m. | November through April
Tour Reif Estate Winery and visit our underground barrel cellar to hear about how we age our red wines. Taste four estate bottled reserve red wines paired with Mario Pingue ‘s cured meats and learn about the principles of matching food and wine.
· Prosciutto paired with 2006 Cabernet Franc
· Bresaola paired with 2006 Merlot Reserve
· Cacciatorini paired with 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
· Abruzzese paired with 2007 Meritage
Reservations are required. | $30.00 per person
Legacy Tour and Tasting - Explore Reif Estate Winery and hear the story of how Klaus Reif brought his 13th generation winemaking skills to the Niagara Region and founded a 125 acre vineyard in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Your tour will conclude with a tasting of Riesling reflective of Klaus’ heritage, a Cabernet Merlot, and the award-winning Vidal Icewine produced from one of Reif’s oldest vineyard blocks. 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. daily May through October. $5.00 per person.
Plan a visit to Reif Estate Winery and join in our celebration ‘Reif for Life’. Visit www.reifwinery.com for event listings and details.
Hours of Operation:
May to October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
November to April: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day,
Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Wine Sensory Garden: Daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
best viewing from June to September.
Tour Hours: Legacy Tour and Tasting, May to October, daily at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. No reservation required. $5.00 per person.
Location: 15608 Niagara Parkway RR#1
Phone: 905-468-WINE (9463)