Angel’s Gate Winery in Beamsville, Niagara is one of my favourite wineries to visit in the fall. The property is beautiful, especially as the leaves start to change – the front overlooks Lake Ontario and the back is set against the Niagara Escarpment. Also, the winery building was designed in “mission” style because the Congregation of Christian Sisters once owned the property…kinda spooky, right?
The Angel’s Gate Winery opened in 2002 and has been producing award winning VQA wine since. The winemaker, Philip Dowell, strives to create terroir driven wine with elegance. One wine tasting at Angel’s Gate and you will understand how well their wine exudes this elegant style. From Riesling to Pinot Noir to Shiraz, the Angel’s Gate wines all posses a distinctive “pretty” character. And I love it!
While the wines alone are reason enough to visit the Angel’s Gate Winery, the property and building itself are beautiful and make for the most enjoyable visit. Tastings are offered daily in the pretty light filled tasting room – 3 wines (1 oz pours) for $5.00. If you visit now while the weather is nice, the front terrace is open and serves pizza from 11am-4pm. The pizza is delicious and you can order wine by the glass, plus it’s the most gorgeous view of vineland overlooking Lake Ontario.
Any time of year, but especially in the fall, Angel’s Gate is a wonderful winery to visit in the Niagara region. Open daily, I definitely recommend making the visit! And if you do make the drive, there are several other amazing wineries located within 5 minutes or less drive.