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Best of Niagara Peninsula 

Discover the best Niagara wines from a local perspective

Great Niagara wines are a combination of a winemaker's vision and technique, the land, and what each diverse terrain and sub-terrain across the Niagara Peninsula produces. Every Niagara winery has a unique personality, and every year brings new versions of the best Niagara wine.

There are many wine experts out there with knowledge about the best Niagara vintages. But their wine reviews won't tell you what kind of vibe a winery has, how the land affects the grapes, how a vineyard's vista makes you feel, or how a winery's staff will treat you. I'm Margaret Khomenko and I write winery reviews from a local perspective. In the 1970s when my friend and I regularly hitchhiked to Niagara-on-the-lake from Niagara Falls after school, there were no vineyards or wineries yet.

Now, several decades later and newly furnished with the WSET Level 2 award in wines, I'm fascinated by each Niagara winery entrepreneur and winemaker that I discover.  All photos and reviews are originally created by me. 

Kacaba Vineyards and Winery

Posted 6/21/2019

Kacaba’s philosophy is to focus on making small lots of premium fruit-driven wines that are produced by hand.

Kacaba vineyard with flowersKacaba vineyard with flowers

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Two Sisters Estate Winery is both grand and outstanding

Posted 6/6/2019

Two Sisters Estate Winery restaurant overlooking vineyardTwo Sisters Estate Winery restaurant overlooking vineyard


 The reservation was made three months ahead for a recent lunch at Two Sisters Vineyard restaurant in Niagara-on-the-lake. The high-quality wine, food, and service were all just as exquisite as when I took a larger group there for lunch a couple of years earlier.

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Images of the Week

Peninsula Ridge Winery in Beamsville 




Two Sisters Winery in Niagara-on-the-lake



Redstone Winery in Beamsville