If you have an acquired taste for wine, I admire you! Learning to appreciate wine has always been one of my goals. So, when our friends invited us to go on a roadtrip for a Winery Tour at Niagara-on-the-Lake, I immediately thought that this might be the perfect, fun way of learning to appreciate wine!
Aside from its potential health benefits, drinking wine looks very sophisticated and classy.♥ *cue in Neal Caffrey from White Collar* I also want to enjoy the taste of wine instead of forcing myself to drink during social gatherings.
Winery Tour at Niagara-on-the-Lake
There are several Winery Tours at Niagara-on-the-Lake. Price is around $10-$15/person. It’s cheaper than I thought. For only $15/person, we were able to join Trius Winery’s “Best in Glass – Vineyard and Winery Tour.”
Our tour included the ff.:
Tips on how to do proper tasting of wines
These are some of the tips I remember: check the clarity of the wine by turning the glass, smell the wine, take 2 sips (1st is for cleaning the palate & 2nd is for the actual flavor and taste of the wine).
Tasting of 4 Trius wines: Trius Brut (Sparkling), Trius Pinot Grigio (White), Trius Red (Red), Trius Vidal Icewine (Icewine)
As a beginner, it was difficult for me to distinguish the certain taste in Trius Brut, Trius Pinot Grigio and Trius Red described by our tour guide. For example, the Trius Red was supposed to have a tobacco taste but I couldn’t find it. I had more than 2 sips of Trius Red so I’m sure my palate was already clean! I really need a lot of practice!
Fun fact: Trius Brut and Trius Red were delivered to the Oscars a few months ago! 🙂
My favorite – Trius Vidal Icewine
Trius Vidal Icewine is a dessert wine. Our tour guide advised us to leave it inside our mouths for a few seconds to get the full flavor. It’s very rich, smooth, and sweet with a taste of peach. This would make an excellent gift for family and friends. I’m excited to give this as a souvenir for my sister! ♥
Tour of the vineyard and the cellars
Trius Red Barrel Cellar
Trius Sparkling Cellar
Trius White Barrel Cellar
I enjoyed the Vineyard and Winery Tour of Trius Winery. It was very informative but fun. Believe it or not, I actually learned to appreciate wine! Not fully though, I still need a lot of practice to fully acquire the taste of wine. I’m still looking forward to the days when I will be able to distinguish the quality of the wine.
Aside from Winery Tours, there are also Pairing Tastings at Niagara-on-the-Lake. There are Pairing Tastings for Wine & Chocolate, Wine & Cheese, and Wine & Junk Food (no kidding!). Price ranges from $10-$25/person.
If you’re interested in joining a Winery Tour at Niagara-on-the-Lake, you can check this site for a list of scheduled tours and tastings.