Owned by brothers Greg and Yannick Wertsch, Between the Lines winery is known for its range of unique wines. Located in the pretty town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, the winery grows different varietals by taking advantage of the terroir produced by the cold climate of the Niagara region.
The Winery is less than a 25 minute drive from our Niagara Falls Hotel.
Some of the highlight varieties grown here include:
Besides red wines and white wines, the winery also stocks ice wines. The soil at the vineyard includes glacial deposits that contain heavy clay. A major part of the soil is made up of mixed, sandy loam. These dual characteristics are used to benefit different types of grapes. Chardonnay is cultivated in the clay deposits while the lighter soil is used to grow Cabernet Franc.
One of the products that is unique to this Niagara-on-the-Lake winery is the Lemberger wine. This varietal has its origins in Austria and the cold climate of Niagara suits it perfectly. Another of the winery’s popular wines is the hybrid Vidal that has a unique taste. The wines here are light and easy to taste and the flavours come from the quality of the fruit. The winery has its own original style of making wines that does not copy styles from other regions. Red Niagara Wines here are barrel aged for only three months after which fermentation and finishing take place. You can enjoy an interesting variety of red and white wines in the Red Barn collection. The Reserve series too has an extraordinary selection of wines including the Lemberger.
If you prefer to get right to the wines without a vineyard tour, opt for the Shut Up and Pour tasting experience. You can select any three wines for your tasting session. As you drink, you will be given information about your selections. The staff will also answer any other questions you may have about the winery or the drinks. Wines can be tasted for $1 per sample. You can drop by at the winery without reservations for this experience.
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