Maleta Estate Winery
The Maleta Estate Winery is a small winery located in Niagara’s Winescape in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario Canada. Maleta provides premium and ultra-premium VQA Ontario wines including the Meritage, Bordeaux-style, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cebernet Franx and Merlot grapes, all grown on the property. The vineyard enjoys the mesoclimate and the rich soil of the are to help produce quality grapes for the premium wines. The combination of precise vineyard management and traditional winemaking techniques contribute to the success at Maleta Estate Winery. The main specialty wine produced at Maleta is the méthode champenoise sparkling wines.
The Maleta Wines have won countless awards and the following are only the recent awards:
- 2006 VIEW Old Vines Brut Sparkling Riesling – Silver Medal at the 2009 Cuvee, 2008 Canadian Wine Awards and the 2008 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
- 2005 Meritage – Bronze Medal at the 2008 Canadian Wine Awards and the 2008 American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
- 2002 FIRST FROST LAST GRAPE American Oak-Ages Vidal Icewine – 2007 Ontario Wine Awards Wine of the Year and Godel Medalist at the 2007 Ontario Wine Awards
Summer Hours (May to October)
Open Seven days a week from 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Winter Hours (November to April)
Open on Friday Saturday and Sunday only from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Guests can also call for an appointment during winter hours
Winery Tour Schedules
Maleta Wine Tastings
All wines can be sampled at the boutique during hours of operation free of charge. The Icewine produced here cost $4 to sample. Guests are allowed to sample an Ontario liquor control law maximum four 1-ounce samples per person.
Winery Tour Package
This package includes a tour of the vineyard and the winery, where guests can sample four of the wines produced here, including Incewine and sparkling wine. Also included in the tasting are local cheeses, jams and crackers. The cost is $5/person.
These tours are available by appointment only