Cool Off in Niagara Falls Summer with Ice Wine at the Hare Wine Co.

One of the best ways to spend a Niagara Falls summer break is to visit Niagara wineries. The weather is gorgeous, the vineyards are vibrant, and the wine is refreshing – especially dessert ice wine, made from grapes still frozen on the vine.Young friends with red wine

If you’re looking for things to do in Niagara Falls Canada, check out the Hare Wine Co. This Niagara Falls winery has fun Niagara Falls summer events and a variety of tasty wines to sample when you visit. Here’s what to expect from the Hare Wine Co. in Niagara Falls.

The Hare Wine Co. Details

Where: 769 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0

Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except closed December 25. The tasting bar and retail boutique is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. No appointment is required for tastings.

Cost: $5 to sample any three table wines; $15 to sample any three dessert wines

Contact: (905) 684-4994


What’s It Like to Visit the Hare Wine Co.?

The Hare Wine Co. is a stunning winery set in a building built from reclaimed barnboard and brick, evoking a classy vintage feel. In addition to the tasting room, the winery features a patio and other rooms for parties and private tastings.

Couples enjoying red wineThe Hare Wine Co. produces 100 percent VQA small batch premium wines. VQA stands for Vintners Quality Alliance, and its designation means the wine was made under the regulatory system in British Columbia and Ontario guaranteeing high quality and authenticity.

Some of the wines you can sample at the Hare Wine Co. include:

  • Jack Rabbit Series, which the winery describes as fresh, fruit-forward and easy drinking.
  • Crown Land Series, which pays homage to the founding farm settlers of the winery’s property.
  • Frontier Collection, which features several ice wine selections and pays tribute to the original Niagara explorers.

Head here for a sample straight from the bottle, or try an innovative wine cocktail. Pair your wine with a stone oven pizza or cheese and charcuterie board from the kitchen. You can even get a guided tasting of your food and wine pairing. The patio is open from June through September.

Besides its tasty wine selection, the Hare Wine Co. is known for its stellar service and attentiveness to its guests. Take a tour of the facilities as you sample your wine, or come in for a sit-down and linger.

Niagara Falls Summer Events at the Hare Wine Co.

If you’re in the mood to experience something extra-special at the Hare Wine Co. this Niagara Falls summer, there are several fun events to check out as you sip delicious wine. Mark these on your calendar.

July 27: Wine and Music – A Music Niagara Event

At lunchtime on this day, the winery partners with Music Niagara for live music in the vineyard. The Gould String Quartet, an Italian ensemble with violin, viola and cello, performs. The show goes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets cost $40.

July 27: Soul Jazz in the Vineyard

From 8 to 11 p.m., the Hare Wine Co. hosts a Niagara Jazz Festival event featuring Cinnamon Jones and Friends. The musical act blends influences from gospel, jazz, pop, R&B and soul. Tickets cost $29 to $59, and more!

August 9: The Hare Summer BBQ

The Hare Wine Co. partners with Yellow Pear to present an outdoor barbecue where you can sip wine and dine under the stars. Contact the winery for more information on times and prices.

More to Come in Fall at the Hare Wine Co.

Rounding out 2019, the Hare Wine Co. will also participate in Taste the Season, which takes place each Friday through Sunday in November from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Around 20 wineries will participate, offering food and wine pairings at each winery for a single-pass price.

Visit the Hare Wine Co. and Other Niagara Wineries This Summer

If you enjoy wine and are visiting Niagara Falls, you have to check out some of the stunning wineries in the region, like the Hare Wine Co. Niagara Falls is a unique place to try wine because it’s home to ice wine. Ice wine can only be produced in certain parts of the world because of the required freezing temperatures to make the wine. You can sample authentic ice wine right from the region here in Niagara Falls.

There are dozens of stunning Niagara wineries to visit. You can make a day out of heading to several, or choose one or a couple to sample more of what they have to offer.

Check out for friendly accommodations and staff who can help you create Niagara wineries tour itineraries and more when you plan a Niagara Falls summer trip.