Niagara College Teaching Winery

905-641-2252 Taylor Rd.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
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Welcome to Niagara College Teaching Winery, the centre for wine education in the Niagara Peninsula and the only fully licensed teaching winery in Canada. Niagara College Teaching Winery is located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, part of the Niagara Peninsula wine region, which spans a 30 mile plain on the N43º latitude where the growing season sunshine is comparable to the Languedoc-Rousillon in France, south of both Burgundy and Bordeaux, or Tuscany, Italy. In 2000, the Niagara on the Lake campus of Niagara College established the Winery and Viticulture Technician program. The program is the first of it's kind in Canada in that the Teaching Winery facilitates the learning enterprise of the program. The Niagara College Teaching Winery is the centre for wine education in the Niagara Peninsula and is the only fully licensed teaching winery in Canada. With the focus on quality education, we believe in preparing students for work in the "real" world. Our graduates then enter an exciting career with a wine industry employer in winery operations, viticulture, sales/marketing and wine business management. The wine industry has worked with Niagara College to develop and fine-tune the following programs Read more »

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  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Niagara College Teaching Winery Dean's List Vidal Icewine 2008

    Snoothrank:

    I always enjoy Cab. Franc ice wines. This wine is no exception. A bright light-red colour. Lots of raspberries, plums well balanced syrupy sweetness. Paired very nicely with a pumpkin cheesecake. Read More

    Wine review by NiagaraWiner


  • Niagara College Teaching Winery Cabernet Franc 2008

    Snoothrank:

    Dark ruby red colour. A simple Cab. Franc with some berry fruit on nose and a light-medium bodied mouthful. Light acidity and some tannin. Was hoping for more spice, but still quite drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by NiagaraWiner


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  • Nct Niagara College Teaching Winery Chardonnay Barrel Fermented 2004

    Snoothrank:

    Medium straw colour. Intense nose with butter, caramelized pear, and wood smoke characters. The palate is full bodied and round with tones of green apple, bosc pears, cedar box, and vanilla. The finish is long and buttery. Read More

    Wine review by Niagara Wineaux


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