Located just outside of the township of Virgil, near Niagara-on-the-lake, Pondview Estate Winery is relatively new player in the Niagara Region Wine Community. While newer, the Winery is 'wise beyond their years', as it benefits from the Puglisi family’s decades of winemaking experience working on vineyards around Niagara-on-the-lake. The wine that comes from the estate, favouring strong traditional blends and boutique sweet whites and dessert styles, benefit from a fifty-year tradition. It’s a small and modern estate with character.
On-Site Wine Tastings
Tastings at the estate are a little more structured – walk-ins are welcomed and the best opportunities come from booking one of the tasting experiences and checking times in advance for daily events. Full tours with tastings start at 1pm every day except Sundays, the Bella Tella Experience (including five individual wine samples) is at 2pm and the regular cheese and wine pairings are hosted twice a day. All three of these flagship opportunities are unique and informative tasting experiences. Cheese is the most favoured accompanying food, and the chocolate shooters served with icewine is a fan favourite.
The estate hosts regular tasting events for accompanying local produce like chestnuts and barbecue delicacies. Pondview is also featured in My Niagara Wine Club, a great way to collect shipments of selected blends from a variety of vineyards and keep up to date on the Niagara wine scene.