- Type: Wineries/Breweries
- Time to Spend: 1 to 2 hours
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Aside from the falls themselves, the Niagara Falls region is known for one other thing: wine. If you have the time (and are over the legal drinking age), take a drive north along Ontario's scenic Niagara Parkway to the Inniskillin Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This winery is known for its Icewine, which is made from grapes that are left to freeze on the vine over the winter. Once temperatures drop to -8 degrees Celsius (about 18 degrees Fahrenheit), the grapes are then collected and allowed to thaw, a process that helps intensify their flavor.
By tagging along on a free guided tour, you'll learn about the hard work and dedication needed to produce a bottle of fine wine, both regular and ice. At the end of the tour, stop by the Tasting Bar for a sample. Tours are offered daily throughout the year, although hours vary depending on the season. You can also purchase some of the famous Icewine here, but be prepared to pay a small fortune. For more information, check out the Inniskillin Winery website.