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On this page you can find out about some of the many activities, events, restaurants & eateries and wineries in and around Niagara-on-the-lake. Click on any of the icons to find out about the Shaw Festival, our excellent wineries and tours, golf courses, local history, bike rentals and our favourite dining establishments and more....
We are also delighted to arrange various organised winery tours and tastings, bike rentals, dining reservations etc, please do not hesitate to let us know....

Free wine tastings
Complementary (free) wine tastings!
If you love wine like we do but don't want to go on an organised wine tour, we will help you put together your own 'Self-Directed Tasting tour." We will provide you our wine region map, and a choice of "Complementary wine tastings" for a variety of estate wineries, both large and small.....all you have to do is let us know!
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George Bernard Shaw festival program Fort George Golfers information Restaurants and eateries Link to official 1812 celebrations
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We can provide you with complementary wine tastings for most of our local wineries and will help plan your very own winery tour and tastings!
Download a Niagara-on-the-lake winery map
Ice wine festival Splash Wine Festival
Splash Wine festival
Ice wine festival - January
Niagara wine festival - June
Niagara wine festival - September
Wine events calendar Jackson Triggs vineyards Wineries of Niagara on the lake
Wine events calendar
Jackson Triggs Estate Winery
Wineries of NOTL
Grape Escape Wine Tours
Southbrook Winery
Stonechurch Winery
Grape Escape Wine Tours
Very good tours, very good value
Pick-up from 627 on King
At Southbrook they make every effort to live in harmony with the land. From their biodynamic, organic vineyard they produce fine age-worthy wines, most notably Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, classic Bordeaux blends and Chardonnays.

Stonechurch is one of our favourite
wineries, a good selection of wines
at reasonable prices!

Sratus Estates Winery
Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant
Inniskillan Estates Winery
Stratus Estate Winery
Pellar Estates Winery & Restaurant
Inniskillin Estate Winery


We have tried most of the local restaurants and eateries and the selected group below have been the most consistent in terms of service, value and culinary innovation. Click on the restaurant links for more information.

"Chef Frank Dodd has been chef at Hillebrand Estates winery since 2006 and I love what he does there."  states James Chatto, and I agree. At this time Hillebrand is our finest winery restaurant. Frank is, in my view one of the top chefs in Canada. 2010 Toronto Gold Medal Plates winner, Chef Frank Dodd showcases locally inspired cuisine made with ingredients from the bounty of Niagara Wine Country and Winemaker Craig McDonald pairs them with wines made from grapes that grow in the same soil.

Hillebrand winery restaurant
Since opening in 2008, Grill on King has set the standard in Niagara on the Lake for quality dining. Our warm and inviting atmosphere is the perfect setting for a fantastic dinner. light snack, or cocktails and appetizers with family and friends. Their handcrafted menu of seafood, pasta and Certified Angus steaks are cooked with an authentic Mediterranean flair, ensuring a cut above dining experience for everyone!

This is Tony Deluca's informal Italian eatery. Tony was the Executive Chef with Hillebrand and together with his business partner Monique they opened the Old Winery. The restaurant features a wood burning pizza oven, fresh pastas, daily fish dishes, good vegetarian options and has an informal relaxed atmosphere. It is reasonably priced and good value. Features an excellent patio and is an excellent "drop-in' restaurant.

Old Winery Restaurtant
Locally sourced produce and ethically raised animals cooked with classic technique while always focused on flavor sums up the ideals of Chefs Paul Harber, Nathan Young and the rest of the kitchen brigade. Chefs Paul Harber & Nathan Young have crafted the wine focused culinary vision of Ravine Vineyard;  highlighting the seasonal bounty and offerings of the local farmers in Niagara.

Catherine O'Donnell is the Chef Proprietor of Willow Cakes & Pastries. A top graduate from George Brown College and previously of the King Edward Hotel, Toronto.  Cathy is dedicated to her art. Willow is a neat little cafe/patisserie - well worth dropping into for a great cup of coffee and a morning croissant or an afternoon dessert. Cathy is a good pal and a fabulous pastry chef!

Willow Cakes & Pastries
The Olde Angel Inn is the oldest "Pub" in Ontario. The building dates from shortly after the war of 1812 when the town was burnt by the retreating American  army. It is the closest to a real British pub and the menu reflects this tradition. It is generally good value for good hearty food and good friendly service - it is well used by the locals.  I always recommend foregoing dessert and popping across the square to "Cows" ice cream parlour and trying, arguably, one of the best ice creams in the country - they are really excellent.

The Angel Inn Pub
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Maps and calendars are courtesy of :
Chamber of Commerce
and Visitor & Convention Bureau
and the Shaw Festival