Saturday, August 4, 2012

Niagara on the Lake and Niagara Wineries


Last week, my husband and I went to Niagara on the Lake and spent the day picking fresh fruit and wine sampling. We had a lovely late lunch and spent the next two hours driving back home to Toronto.  We were so busy enjoying our time together that capturing photographic moments was not a priority.   


Yesterday, my daughter and her boyfriend had the day off from work and volunteered to join me as I went back to Niagara to capture some beautiful photos for me to share with you.  It was such a lovely day, I got to sit in the back seat and enjoy the ride while my daughter's boyfriend drove.



We went to Jackson Triggs and enjoyed some wine sampling.  This is my all-time favourite winery! 

Yes, Mike Hall, from JT in Oliver, BC.  You've educated me well on this winery! 

I like the Gold and Silver series Chardonnays.   My daughter favours their Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, and her boyfriend goes more for the reds.  He likes their Gold Series Pinot Noir.  What can I say, he's got fine taste! He is dating my daughter, after all :)




Then we set off for Stratus. Do they ever have an awesome Semillon!




Pellar Estates was breathtaking!


...we will return as a family to enjoy their dinner and wine tasting!


As for Inniskillin, they have a pretty good Pino Noir Rose ...



...and let's face it, everyone knows they make an awesome Ice Wine!


Just before returning home, we took a final tour of the area and drove along the Niagara Lake.  Next time we head out this way, we'll go take pics of the falls ... Niagara Falls. 


32 comments:

  1. This looks like it was such a great trip! I actually grew up three hours from the falls so I have a lot of great memories attached to that area.

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  2. Ellen, whenever folks talk about returning you know they had a good time :-). It looks like it was a wonderful day. Have a great weekend. Blessings...Mary

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  3. Un gran paseo hermoso el lugar es maravilloso me encantaría estar allí,abrazos y gracias por el post,hugs,hugs.

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  4. Looks like an amazing trip!! And gorgeous photos too. :)

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  5. Nice Clciks and looks like u had wonderful trip

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  6. Looks like you had two fantastic trips. I've had the ice wine - it is really good.

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  7. looks like such a fun trip. i still have to visit niagara falls.

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  8. I was still considering whether or not I should purchase this Groupon for a Peller estates and Hillebrand winery tour and tasting in the Niagara region - but after seeing your post, I think I should stop considering and just purchase the damn groupon!

    Great photos! I'll be sure to take some good ones too!

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  9. Hi Ellen! This region is so breathtaking! We’ve been there so many times and always love to go back. Gorgeous pictures and post :)

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  10. Love it :D

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  11. Nice pictures. Never been to Niagara falls yet!!

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  12. I was a baby when we went here on a trip and don't remember much.. MY mom loves Niagra falls and went there on a honeymoon.. what a wonderful trip this is ... I havent heard of that wine ... going to google it... love to learn things and this is great that you posted this ... am very interested to learn more.. so happy you had a great time... thanks for all your support I appreciate it.

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  13. Sounds like you had a wonderful, relaxing time. The area looks so beautiful.

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  14. You had a great time in Niagara on lake. Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos.

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  15. Thanks for this wonderful post and photos. The only thing I knew about Niagara are its falls. It's such a beautiful place and it's the first time I heard of ice wine. I didn't know anything about it but just googled it and learned.

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  16. Hi ELLen It looks like a wonderful trip..photos are so beatiful..I think you enjoy too much.. thanks for sharing..

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  17. Hi Ellen! This is my first time to your blog, and I'm pleasantly surprised! Being the daughter of two bakers, I understand how hard you all work. The photos are just lovely, thank you for posting. I can't wait to visit the wineries one day!
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  18. It sounds like a fabulous day, great photos! I have explored many wineries on the west coast but have yet to explore the east coast vines.... I will put that on my list!

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  19. This looks like such a fun time! And I am all for wine sampling ;) Thanks for visiting and I am following via GFC and Facebook now...can't wait to go through these recipes!

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  20. I always forget to take pictures. I love it that you went back. It sure is pretty so going back must have been easy to swallow. Those vineyards are breathtaking.

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  21. It looks like you had a wonderful trip! I love all of your pictures!

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  22. Sounds like a great place, and you got to go twice! Lucky you.

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  23. Niagara -on-the-Lake has always been one of my favourite places to visit over the years. Of course it has changed over the years...thanks for taking us on this journey today!

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  24. WOW! Looks like a blast!! It is so beautiful there!

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  25. How wonderful that you were able to enjoy such a wonderful day and such beautiful weather! Great photos Ellen! I love it when I can go on someone's visual trips/tours through their blog photos when I may never be able to go to most of these destinations! Thanks for taking us virtually along!!!

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  26. All this while, I thought you have schooling-age daughter like 9 or 10 y/o little girl.. I didn't know that your daughter is already working and dating too! Anyway, it's indeed a beautiful place that you visited with your daughter and her bf!

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  27. Beautiful place to visit and Thanks for the pictures..

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  28. How lovely...I love Niagara on the lake! All the fruit sellers on the side of the road are great!! We didn't go wine tasting however, I'll definitely be back in the future so will have to keep it in mind! :-)

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  29. Pin worthy photos! Lovely to know that you travel with your daughter and bf. The winery has a beautiful landscape.

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  30. Gorgeous photos! Looks like you had an awesome time. I hope to check out Niagra Falls eventually. My brother just moved to upstate NY, so I have a great reason to visit!

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