Joseph’s Estate Wines

Joseph’s Estate Winery first opened its doors in 1996 and has offered some of the best limited edition and award winning wines in the Niagara Winescape. Owner Dr. Joseph Pohorly was one of the first winery owners in this region in 1979, the Newark Winery. In 1983 Joseph made the first Icewine for Hillebrand Winery. Joseph invites visitors to experience the quality wines created and take guided tours by the knowledgeable staff at Joseph’s Estate Winery. At Joseph’s, the Videl Icewine is the specialty wine produced here. It is made to VQA standards and is the best in the industry. All the wines produced at Joseph’s Estate Wines are made from 100% Ontario grown grapes and are VQA approved.

Niagara Falls Wineries - Joseph's Estate Tasting Room


Wine Awards

  • ’98 Vidal Icewine – 2001 Grand Champion Trophy for best Dessert Wine at the Indy International Wine Competition
  • ’99 Vidal Icewine – 2003 Double Gold Medalist at the All-Canada Wine Championships
  • Merlot Reserve – In 2004 it became the Official Red Wine of the Ontario Legislature
  • The Winery was one of the Top 10 Canadian Wineries of the Year by Toronto Star readers’ poll in 2004


June to October Hours

  • Open Daily 10 am – 7 pm

November to May Hours

  • Open Daily 10 am – 6 pm

Winery Tour Schedules

Joseph’s Estate Wines Public Tours

Availble from June to October every year. Tours are available at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm daily. A minimum of 10 guests to a maximum of 55 guests are needed for groups.

Private Group Tours

Private tours and tastings are available, reservations required. To book call 905-468-1259 or 866-468-1259 or email


1811 Niagara Stone Road
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0


(905) 468-1259
(866) 468-1259