Niagara has more than 80 wineries ranging from vineyard barn outlets to mansions featuring fine dining. Please see individual websites for hours, flight fees and special events. We’ll feature a selection of those wineries and accessibility issues here.
Chateau des Charmes Wines Ltd.
Go to Chateau des Charmes website
1025 York Rd.
Ramped front entrance
Drop off area; parking 100 yards from entrance
Fermentation, crush, bottling and labelling rooms all viewable
Barrel room inaccessible.
Go to Southbrook website
905-641-2548; toll free: 1-888-581-1581
581 Niagara Stone Road
Parking lot is of crushed, packed stone
Six designated parking spots
Main tasting room has lower section in the bar for seated visitors
Two family-style washrooms with very heavy doors; assistance needed
Two single accessible washrooms
Extensive use of glass walls could be hazardous to vision impaired.
Trius Winery at Hillebrand
Go to Trius Wintery website
905-468-7123; toll free: 1-800-582-8412
1249 Niagara Stone Road
Ample parking, two designated spots
Wide, flat entrance
Guest relations desk too high for anyone seated to access information
Collector’s Boutique, upstairs and not accessible.
Barrel room accessible but barrel and sparkling cellars not accessible.
Ramped entrance to Trius Winery Restaurant for fine dining.
Patio dining accessed from the terrace.
Small accessible stall in washroom, reverse to exit
Toilet is high; double grab bars
No cutout under sink but sufficient turnaround room for wheelchairs or scooters.
Go to Inniskillin website
905-468-2187 ext. 5400; toll free: 1-888-466-4754 ext. 5400
1499 Line 3 at the Niagara Parkway
Tours accessible except for underground cellars
Video of cellars shown in Founder’s Hall
Historic Brae Burn Barn features automatic doors to visitor and tour centre, wine tasting and the winery boutique.
Founders’ Hall features wine and culinary demonstrations
Market Grill offers local inspired food during summer season on piazza or indoors.
Large fully accessible washroom off winery boutique hall
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
Go to Jackson-Triggs website
905-468-4637; toll free: 1-866-589-4637
2145 Regional Road 55
Designated parking; totally accessible; beautiful modern architecture; de-stemmer, crusher and presser, all of which are outdoors, are easily viewed and, indoors, ultra modern roto-fermenters. Elevator to barrel cellar. Tasting room and patio overlook the Niagara escarpment; see website for summer concert listings in winery’s outdoor amphitheatre. No restaurant. Accessible washroom.
Listing updated May 2016
Konzelmann Estate Winery
On Lake Ontario; ample parking; automatic doors; fully accessible except for outdoor gazebo and observation outlook deck stop the winery; three tasting rooms; Ice Hall devoted to ice wine; gift boutique; accessible covered picnic area; two fully accessible family-style washrooms.
Lailey Vineyard Winery
Go to Lailey Vineyard website
15940 Niagara Parkway
Niagara-on-the-Lake ON L0S 1J0
On the Niagara Parkway; ample parking; flat entrance; winery open to public; wheelchair accessible washroom; tours to be booked ahead of time.
Palatine Hills Estate Winery
Click to email Palatine Hills Estate
911 Lakeshore Rd.
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0
Family-run boutique winery; gravel driveway, retail shop/tasting area; paved picnic area, accessible washroom. Large garage-type door opens to make space for groups from bus tours.
Peller Estates Winery
A sister winery to Trius Hillebrand Estates, Peller Estates is fully accessible; several designated handicapped parking spots; ramped entrance; winery boutique, restaurant/patio; elevator; several wheelchair accessible washrooms; modified tours available to wheelchair users if booked in advance.
Pillitteri Estates Winery
Family-owned-and-operated; designated parking; flat and accessible with the exception of the tours. Gift boutique, large retail store/country market. Accessible washrooms.
Reif Estate Winery Inc.
Large paved parking lot; automatic doors; accessible tours; spacious and flat wine boutique, tasting bar, two private tasting rooms: Founders Room and Niagara River Room; wine sensory garden; accessible washrooms; barrel room not accessible.
Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
Three type/times of tours. Please see website. Large partly paved parking lot; wine made onsite sold in retail shop, tasting bar; along with locally made jam, jellies, preserves, baked goods and ice wine preserves, maple syrup, maple butter, sauces, dressings and wine-related products; accessible washroom.
Large gravel parking lot; winery accessible; self or directed tours; very relaxed atmosphere; fireplace and big chairs; outdoor area for picnics. You bring the food, they have the wine. Vineyard open for wandering. Washroom large enough for wheelchair but not for scooter.
Strewn Estate Winery
Located in a former cannery beautifully repurposed; accessible parking; tours, wine bar and tours; tastings; restaurant, cooking school; accessible washroom.
Please note that your GPS works best if you enter the winery name or use the Town of Lincoln (not Jordan) when entering GPS search parameters.
Calamus Estate Winery
Tours by appointment. Gravel parking lot; beautifully restored old barn built in 1888; check website for store hours; main entrance door not automatic; tasting room; large accessible family-style washroom.
Creekside Estate Winery Ltd.
Go to Creekside Estate website
2170 4th Ave.,
Jordan Station, ON
Ample parking, ramped entrance, easy access to store and deck; accessible washroom. The barrel room and cellar is out back and people using a wheelchair or scooter are taken around the main building to the entrance to the underground space. See website for winery and deck hours; food on menu.
Harbour Estates Winery Ltd.
Go to Harbour Estates website
4362 Jordan Road
Jordan Station, ON
Gravel parking lot
Self-guided tours could be difficult for manual chair
Family winery bordering beautiful creek
Patio and light patio fare
Large washroom, no grab bars.
Cave Spring Cellars Ltd.
Go to Cave Spring Cellars website
3836 Main Street
In the strip of shops that used to be the old Jordan Wines building.
Jordan Village paved parking lot or on street parking
Access entire shopping strip via the ramp in front.
Winery shop is accessible, heavy door not automatic.
Accessible tasting area and vat room
Books on cooking with wine shop that leads to On the Twenty restaurant for fine dining
Cellars not accessible
Elevator has recently been added for access to special events in the banquet halls on the top floor.
13th Street Winery
Accessible right from the parking lot, front entrance, tasting room, and special occasion room to the washrooms and the bakery right across the drive. Painting exhibited throughout the year and large sculptures on the grounds. Single glasses of wine and cheese as well as fresh baked goods available. Owners also have a large seasonal fresh fruit stand down the road from the winery and that fresh fruit is used in the baked goods, jams and jellies at the 13th Bakery.
Hernder Estates Wines
Designated parking; winery is accessible. There is also a retail outlet but no restaurant. Tours are wheelchair accessible with an assistant as there may be hoses on the floor. accessible washroom on the premises
Vineland Estates Winery
Go to Vineland Estates website
3620 Moyer Rd.
Three designated wheelchair parking spots in front of the wine shop and three more in front of the restaurant.
Ramped access to front of winery.
Thirty to45 minute tour provides overview of winery operations, from vineyards to cellars
Includes three wine samplings
Let staff in the wine boutique know you would like to participate.
During tours persons using wheelchairs could go around the outside of the production area to enter the cellars.
Accessible public washroom.