Chill out and sample ice wine in a unique tasting room at Peller Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
Located just 20 minutes away from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls and a 90-minute drive from Toronto, Niagara-on-the-Lake offers a tranquil region known for its theater, culinary offerings and, of course, more than 100 wineries. It’s also known for its renowned ice wine that is distributed throughout the world. Each winter, grapes are harvested and pressed immediately once temperatures dip below -10 degrees Celsius (14 degrees Fahrenheit), with each frozen grape yielding a mere drop of super-concentrated juice. A fitting place to try this elixir is at Peller Estates Winery’s 10Below Icewine Lounge, an igloo-like space that itself is creatively constructed from over 14 tons of ice. Everything — including the bar, walls, shelves, benches and decor — is made of ice and carefully kept, as its name suggests, at -10 degrees Celsius.
Peller Estates Winery, 90 John St. E., Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 888/673-5537, peller.com
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