While standing at the Whirlpool Aero Car attraction in Niagara Falls we met a tour bus driver whom we asked to recommend a local winery - his answer was Reif Estates Winery.
"Reif Estate Winery is home to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s only Wine Sensory Garden, where carefully selected herb and floral plantings reflect the colours, aromas and flavours of the many grape varieties in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Set against the backdrop of an original 1870’s Coach House building, the Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling section of the garden features light foliage and flowers and aromatics such as honeysuckle, grapefruit mint and coriander. The Red section of the garden captures the robust nature of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot with lush floral displays and the scents of chocolate mint and oregano. Meticulously kept, the gardens provide the perfect oasis for a leisurely stroll while enjoying a glass of award-winning Reif Estate wine."Reif Estates Mardi Gras celebration. Meeting new friends we tasted special pairings of food and wine and had a great time.
The grape vines are also waiting for spring
Back in Niagara-on-the-Lake we found the horse drawn carriages waiting for passengers by the impressive Prince of Wales Hotel. Then the candy apples in the windows made us head to a bakery for some late night treats.