Small Talk Vineyards

Small in size but full of history

A delightful stop along the Niagara-on-the-Lake wine route, Small Talk Vineyards, is a boutique winery that has a wonderful range of wines & cider.
 
A family-owned small batch winery, the property was bought by Lambert Hunse in 1954 and was initially a fruit and poultry farm. Much later in 1985, the family planted vines marking its foray into wine production. Today, the property spans 78 acres and grows 11 grape varietals. You can choose from a range of bold VQA red wines, white wines and dessert wines. With cider making its presence felt in the Niagara Region, Small Talk Vineyards ventured into the arena with its first cider in 2014 under the brand Shiny Apple Cider.
 
The winery has a bright and colourful ambience, and wines for every occasion.
 
Red wines include:
  • Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot
  • Syrah
  • Pinot Noir
 
If you like white wines, try some that include:
  • Riesling-Gewurztraminer
  • Riesling-Sauv Blanc
  • Pinot Gris
 
You can also savour dessert wines such as Vidal Icewine, and Riesling Icewine.
 
If you prefer ciders, the winery has a few refreshing drinks that are truly appealing. The Shiny Apple Cider is crafted from 9 varieties of red apples from Ontario. Gluten free and vegan-friendly, this cider has a 7% alcohol content. It is crisp, with tasty apple flavours and a hint of spice. Another delicious drink is the Shiny Apple Cider with a blend of Pinot Noir that contains 6.5% alcohol. This cider won the People’s Choice third place award at the Ontario Cider Awards 2016. Shiny Apple Cider also won the bronze in the ‘Other Fruit’ category for its pear with Gewürztraminer blend cider.
 
Enjoy tours of the property and tastings of various wines and ciders. Friendly staff and great conversations make your visit a fun-filled one. You can also sample your wines while relaxing on the patio in pleasant weather. Relish flights of four wines or ciders according to your taste.
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1242 Irvine Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

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Ranked #29 of 114 things to do in Niagara-on-the-Lake

KevAmanda

Ajax, Canada

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This is a great place to visit if you enjoy and would like to sample ciders. When we went in early February, there was 6 different cider samples. We wouldn't recommend Small Talks if you are just...

RogueTrippers

Guelph, Canada

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Date of visit: Saturday, December 28, 2019 We had heard great things about this cider as we have friends who make special trips just to get cases of their cider. So, this was our first trip to small...

315amanday

Whitby, Canada

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This was our last stop after a day of visiting wineries and breweries, so it was nice to switch it up and try some ciders. We loved the seasonal spiced apple cider as well as several of the regular...

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