Niagara Benchlands

Breathtaking scenery from the top of Niagara.

Sip wine… while you chat with the winemaker herself. Take a hike… on the oldest footpath in Canada. In-the-know shoppers… go off the beaten path for trendy finds at one of many local, artisanal shops. The contradictions abound and set the mood for a trip to the Niagara Benchlands, a delightful mélange of “unordinary” finds.

It all starts with the location. The mighty Niagara Escarpment creates a unique terroir for the rolling vineyards, which cling to its side. Producing distinctive wines, rich in minerality, and even loftier in character, they’re just right for toasting your one-of-kind destination choice. Sip slowly, the region includes 48 acclaimed wineries, more than enough to channel your inner sommelier.

A slow drive along the Lake Ontario shoreline offers a clear view of this truly Great Lake, but the real Niagara Benchlands experience is found in quaint towns sprinkled inland – Grimsby, Beamsville, Vineland, and Jordan Village. Be sure to stop the car and explore all of their artisanal shops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and visionary distilleries.

Niagara Benchlands may be a little off-the-beaten path, but it’s what makes this region feel special. And like any enchanting location, you’ll soon see it has the same effect on the visitor.

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