Niagara Peninsula

Stratus, south of Niagara-on-the-Lake, is a sleek, modern affair – the first building in Canada to earn LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification. The design addresses complex recycling, organic, energy-efficient and indigenous concerns. Your wine choice is a little less complex: a combination of chardonnays, rieslings, cabs, merlots and, of course, ice wines. Tours by appointment only.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Niagara Peninsula attractions

1. Trius Winery at Hillebrand

1.03 MILES

Mass-market wines are the name of the game here. Hourly introductory tours and tasting-bar presentations are good if you’re new to the wine scene.

2. Niagara Historical Society Museum

1.47 MILES

A vast collection relating to the town's past, ranging from First Nations artifacts to Loyalist and War of 1812 collectibles (including the prized hat of…

3. Voices of Freedom Memorial

1.49 MILES

Celebrating and honoring the contributions of Black Canadians to Niagara-on-the-Lake, this experiential art installation integrates West African and…

4. Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery


Close to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery specializes in unique Niagara fruit and berry wines, and brews a mean ‘hard’ cider. It’s only…

5. Strewn

1.65 MILES

Once a canning facility, Strewn has been producing medal-winning vintages here since 1991. Beyond tastings, the vineyard also offers cooking classes that…

6. Fort George

1.87 MILES

On the town's southeastern fringe, restored Fort George dates from 1797. The fort saw some bloody battles during the War of 1812, changing hands between…

7. Konzelmann Estate Winery

2.25 MILES

Konzelmann Estate Winery is one of the oldest wine producers in the region, counting its original winery in Uhlbach, Germany, which produced its first…

8. Old Fort Niagara

2.26 MILES

This 1726 French-built fortress, restored in the 1930s, defends the once very strategic point where the Niagara River flows into Lake Ontario. It has…