Niagara College Learning Enterprises
Niagara College Teaching Winery
Centre for wine education in the Niagara Peninsula and is the only fully licensed teaching winery in Canada. With the focus on quality education, we believe in preparing students for work in the "real" world. Our graduates then enter an exciting career with a wine industry employer in winery operations, viticulture, sales/marketing and wine business management.
Niagara College Teaching Brewery
Our open-concept state-of-the-art 1,500 sq. ft. teaching micro-brewery facility offers students of Canada’s first Brewmaster and Brewery Operations Management program extensive hands on training in the on-site Brewery to prepare them for employment in the expanding brewery, microbrewery and brewpub industries.
Niagara College Teaching Distillery
Our brand new, state-of-the-art 2,500 sq ft facility located at the Daniel J Patterson Campus in Niagara-on-the-Lake features five stills, four mash tins and ten fermenters that will allow for on-site production of a wide variety of distilled products.
John Szabo (2020 Guide to Canada’s Best Wines from Wine Align)
2016 Balance Brut Rosé
Tasted October 2020.
“Modest intensity on the nose, neither overtly fruity nor mature and toasty; this seems to be evolving slowly aromatically. Yet the palate delivers much more flavour impact on a dry, firm,balanced frame, with appealing tart red berry fruit and well-integrated toasty-biscuity character. Length and depth are very good. An accomplished wine all in all, drinking now but also cellarable another 2-4 years at least.Sharply priced, too. Well done students!”
Farley Hadley (on Google reviews)
"I drop in here once in a while to grab some interesting beers. My wife and I went on a brewery tour once and it was most fascinating. The students are quite passionate about their craft and the College is helping to grow the Craft Beer industry. Worth a stop!"
Sarah D’Amato (2020 Guide to Canada’s Best Wines from Wine Align)
2018 Dean’s ListProdigy Icewine
Tasted November 2020
“Such intensity of pear and apricot. Memorable and concentrated with tremendous viscosity. Pure and very well made with excellent length.”
Vivian Teixeira (on Tripadvisor)
"initially took my husband on a lunch + tour of the college vinery, (pre-Covid) and it was phenomenal. We learned so much about the Niagara escarpment and why it produces some of the best wines in the world.I joined the wine subscription service and got 2 bottles per month, 1 White and 1 Red.They were both superior wines and occasionally we ordered a case of the wine we liked. I would highly recommend stopping by for lunch."
David Lawrason (2020 Guide to Canada’s Best Wines from Wine Align)
2018 Dean's List Pinot Noir
Tasted October 2020
“This is a nicely balanced, fairly smooth and lighter style Pinot with fairly generous aromas of cool clime sour red cherry/raspberry/cranberry fruit nicely framed by toasty oak spice and vanilla. It is even-handed, a touch tart with fine tannin. The length is excellent"