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Monday, June 12, 2017

Touring Niagara College's Teaching Winery in Niagara Falls, Canada

Niagara College Canada
Campus has a Teaching

The Teaching Winery grows
grapes for winemaking.

Carol, John, Eric & me
in front of the Wine 
Visitor Education
The Winery and Viticulture Technician Program was established in 2000, and students came to learn. Each class of 25 to 30 students learns from established winemakers.  In 2008 the Wine Business Management Program was started to provide students with the business skills and practice experiences necessary to successfully run  winery operations.

Local grapes are used in
all the wines made here.

Wines & wine accessories
for sale

Jams & Jellies are made with
 locally grown grapes.

Sit on the patio that overlooks
the vineyards & enjoy a
glass of wine.

The vineyard's Weather

Emma welcomes us &
tells us about this
region's winemaking.

Grafted grape vines are
ready to be planted.

Each year there is some "renewal" of grape vines.  Damaged or diseased vines are removed and replaced with vines.

Individual grapes are separated
from leaves & stems in this

The mechanized wine press.

This process takes a lot less time than stomping grapes.  Here's a link, with Lucille Ball.

Grapes are fermented in
steel tanks & aged in
Oak barrels.

Emma reviews the Five

See... Swirl... Sniff... Sip
& Savor
John, Carol, Eric and I tasted an unoaked Chardonnay, a Red Meritage and an Ice Wine.  We thank Emma for showing us the tour and wine tasting tips.

Next up...  shopping...

Our choice....

... a bottle of 2012
Savant Ice Wine

Eric and I are look forward to sipping this delicious sweet wine.  Its purchase helps support Niagara College's Teaching Winery.

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