Konzelmann Estate Winery has a one-of-a-kind location, award-winning wines, and a range of wonderful tours. Located in Niagara-on-the-Lake, it is the only lakefront winery in Niagara with a fabulous setting along the shoreline of Lake Ontario.
Konzelmann’s 100+ Year Wine Lineage
Its history can dates back to Uhlbach in Germany where restaurateur Friederich Konzelmann decided to turn winemaker. He released his first vintage in 1893. Much later, the family tradition continued with Herbert Konzelmann who set his sights on the bountiful and beautiful lands of Ontario, Canada.
In 1984, he found a picture-perfect location along Lake Ontario in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Konzelmann realised that the area’s wonderful terroir and microclimate would provide the ideal conditions to produce aromatic, flavoursome wines. From here began a journey of cultivating grape varietals that produced outstanding wines.
Konzelmann Wine Offerings
The wine portfolio at Konzelmann proves the winery’s commitment to quality wines.
White wines include:
- Riesling Traminer
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Grigio
- Pinot Blanc
are some of the white wines in their collection.
Red wines include:
- Cabernet Merlot
- Baco Noir
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir.
Icewines such as:
- Vidal Icewine
- Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine
are produced at Konzelmann.
Many of these wines have gone on to win prestigious awards. Konzelmann Winery won awards at the recent Intervin International Wine Awards, 2017.
Recent Konzelmann Award Winning Wines
Besides this it won golds for its:
- 2013 Vidal Special Select Late Harvest
- 2013 Gewürztraminer
- 2012 Cabernet Merlot Family Reserve
at the Ontario Wine Awards, 2016. The winery has garnered several other awards and accolades over a period of time.
Konzelmann Winery Tours include:
With its breathtaking location and amazing range of wines, a tour of the winery gives a chance to its visitors to experience the excellent facilities, and the hospitality of the staff. Konzelmann’s public and private tours provide a fun and informative experience. Try the 45 minute Public VIP Tour for a guided exploration of the vineyard and winery as well as a structured tasting of wines.
The Public Cellar Tour is an 85-minute session with an opportunity to discover the lakefront vineyards, and food and wine pairings. Gorge on junk food paired with wines during the 45 minute Junk Food Pairing Tour.
Exclusive Konzelmann Winery Tours
- the 70 minute Elite Tour and Tasting of 4 wines including an icewine in a chocolate shot glass along with an artisan cracker platter.
- Explore the vineyards and winery along with a tasting of Reserve wines, icewine, and gourmet cheese and artisan crackers during the 85 minute Private Cellar Tour.
- The Winemaster Tasting is all about the history of Konzelmann and its wines. This is a 60 minute seated tasting.
Konzelmann Winery hosts private events, with its picturesque landscape and superb facilities. Book it for birthday parties, bridal showers, anniversaries, corporate celebrations, and more.
We were a group of ~15 people (ranging from children to grandparents) and found Konzelmann to be an easy winery stop for our group. Despite being there on a busy holiday weekend we found it easy to...
This winery has a beautiful view of the lake and a gorgeous building. We were disappointed that there was not an outside area to enjoy the views. We did not feel like it was a place we wanted to...
My family had a fantastic visit here to celebrate my sisters 40th. Gus was a fabulous guide with a great sense of humour, he even gave my 4 year old nephew grape juice during our tasting. The junk...