The first-class wines of Monastery Cellars are made from the well-known grape variety – Vidal grapes. The first harvest of it was realized in 2012.
Worldwide, the history of ice wines production dates back to 1794 and began in Germany. The cold winter forces the monks there to squeeze juice from the frozen grapes.
The chapel and the monastery part are close to the tasting place and the souvenir shop, which work from 9 a.m. up to 5 p.m. This interesting symbiosis between a spiritual place and a winery, a few minutes from Niagara Falls, makes the place a favorite for tourists and offers various opportunities to spend time depending on interests.
The monastery was founded by the Carmelites, who are followers of the diversity of Catholicism, calling people to a deeper faith. In 1864, they settled in North America, left Europe because of political and economic struggles, and soon after settled in Canada.
Monastery Cellars manages to combine spirituality with winemaking in one place, making a visit there a different experience. Combining history, religion, good service and the unique taste of wine.
Address: 7020 Stanley Ave, Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Phone: +1 905-933-5972