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Wine, it's a simple, yet complex drink. I mean, it's not like everyday someone purchases a vineyard, grows and smashes some grapes into a sweet or sensual bottle of wine that we all just can't get enough of. And so, this Top 10 list of the Best Wineries of The Niagara Region really says something about the region. Firstly, we love wine in Niagara, and so each of the few wine bars we have are done to a "T". Each uniquely crafted wine bar ensures impeccable service, local wines, and tastes of the world. What I love so much about each wine bar is that they not only offer local wines, but also showcase the award-wining wineries out there. From California to Australia, the wines presented at any wine bar are yours for the picking. Many of the wine bars are based around a traditionally local palate, and so the menus that are displayed at each wine bar look towards local ingredients to ensure you truly are gaining the full Niagara Region experience. Let me tell you, this is an experience that you will surely want to be apart of. And so, if you have a few friends who you just know love wine, than go on, get out there to experience the finer side of The Niagara Region. All you have to do is park yourself in a seat at any one of these wine bars and you'll feel as though you're enjoying the company of old friends in the comfort of your own home. 


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Zooma Zooma Cafe


Zooma Zooma Cafe is the perfect spot to spend the evening while perusing through the village of Jordan. This lovely little cafe showcases live music during the evenings and boasts an extensive wine bar menu that will certainly have you stumbling back to your hotel for the evening. The wine bar also offers delicious food to accompany the wines you choose to taste. If you are ever in the Jordan area, Zooma Zooma Cafe is for sure one place you will want to stop at.

Melaina's expert tip: Visit there website, or contact them to see when their live shows are, as they vary according to season.

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If you're looking for a spot in Niagara-on-the-Lake that is just shy of the good old tourist district, than you're going to want to hop into your car and drive up Niagara Stone Road where you will stumble upon this gem of a spot. The Old Winery Wine Bar is where it's all at. Spend the evening here to indulge in a plethora of top-notch wines from the region as you enjoy the company of good friends and great stories. Here is where you'll make memories, and bring up old memories all with your best friends and a few bottles of good wine.

Melaina's expert tip: This is the best spot to get away from it all, all the while indulging in a few bottles of good wine.

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The Lounge @AG is one of those places where you can kick back and relax, in a sophisticated nature. The lounge is sleek, and embodies the best place to just kick back and really take in the beauty of the spot. One of the lovely things about the lounge is that on Friday and Saturday nights it's all about getting good quality food and drinks for less. WIth a handful of tapas for $1 and a selection of wines and cocktails, the spot is bursting at the seams with a whole lot of unique creations each night.

Melaina's expert tip: The tapas and drinks menu is always changing and so be sure to venture off to The Lounge @AG throughout the year to see what the chefs and bartenders have come up with.

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As Monticello was awarded the 2004 Wine Spectator Award of Excellance, this spot is one of the best wine bars to indulge in the finest wines of the world. The wines that you'll find at Monticello are from some of the finest and award winning wineries of The Niagara Region, Italy, California, Australia, France and Chile. So needless to say, if you're ready to enjoy a smooth glass of wine, than you have come to the right spot. Using only the finest crystal to taste the wines in, you'll indulge in some of the most elusive flavours of each grape.

Melaina's expert tip: The best way to enjoy a glass or two of wine, is to order the decadent antipasto selection at Monticello. For just $19, you'll get many tastes of Italy on one plate.

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Milestone's
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If you're looking for a spot that makes you feel king of the world, Milestone's is it. With its impeccable views and sophisticated nature, this spot is bursting at the seams with a whole slew of wines that you and your buddies can indulge in. With wines from around the world, and an extensive bar menu, there certainly is no wonder at all as to why locals and tourists flock here to enjoy a night on the town.

Melaina's expert tip: Visit Milestone's on a Wednesday night to get $5 off each wine bottle, the deals certainly never stop at Milestone's.

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Strewn Winery is the place to be if you're looking to indulge in a few glasses of good wine. At Terrior La Cachette, you'll embark on an experience that will have you wanting to explore each and every winery by day, and venture off to Terrior La Cachette's wine bar at dusk. The spot is elegantly designed and has a variety of wines that will spur anyones taste buds. With an ever-changing menu, the place is well-rounded with treats that accentuate the wine.

Melaina's expert tip: Patio tasting is the way to go. Pick a spot on the patio, order a bottle of wine, and let all of your worries fly away.

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Corks Winebar & Eatery is all about taking in the beauty of wine all the while kicking back with some good friends. At Corks you'll find an extensive wine list that ranges from sweet wines from the region to savory wines from around the world. Whichever wine you indulge in while at Corks, you'll be apart of a whole experience. Enjoy the beauty of the wines, the location and the afternoon you'll spend with friends you certainly can laugh with over a bottle or two of good wine.

Melaina's expert tip: Spend a Friday or Saturday night here while you enjoy the live local entertainment as you indulge in a glass of wine with some good friends.

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Carpaccio Restaurant & Wine Bar
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Carpaccio's is the best wine bar in town. It has that perfect combination of sophistication mixed with knowledge of the very best wines. When you venture off here you know you will be able to dabble into a bottle or two of the very best wines from around the world. Of course, being an Italian restaurant you're going to want to ask the bartender just which wine will perfectly pair with the delectable antipasto you just ordered. Trust us when we say this place should be on your top 10 places to wine and dine at in Niagara Falls.

Melaina's expert tip: The patio in the summer is the best spot to sit back relax and enjoy the view. Check out the live band that they have playing every week as well!

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Step away from the bright lights and loud nights Niagara Falls has to offer and slip into something a little more elegant as this lounge offers a whole lot of sophistication. At The Pillar and Post's Vintages Wine Bar & Lounge you will be able to unwind after a day of sightseeing with a vintage wine in hand and a plate of only the finest cheeses. Step into a world of wonder as you enjoy the solitude this wine lounge offers.

Melaina's expert tip: Located in The Pillar and Post this is the perfect spot for you to break free from the eccentric lights of Niagara Falls.

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The beautiful thing about Niagara-on-the-Lake is their sophisticated nature and love for wine. What you will experience as you enter The Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar is a love for wine, and food all mixed into one exceptional experience along Queen Street. As you dive into a glass or two of wines from the region and beyond, you'll embark on an afternoon of people-watching and talking. The Shaw Cafe & Wine Bar is the best spot to sit back and enjoy the beauty of Niagara-on-the-Lake, and we surely know there is a whole lot of beauty that is waiting to be found in this quaint restaurant.

Melaina's expert tip: The infamous "Niagara Sangria" can be found on the list of 27 wines that are awaiting you. The sangria is the perfect afternoon drink out on the patio.

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Meet Melaina Gasbarrino

Melaina is a native to The Niagara Region. Though she's traveled the world, she loves coming home and experiencing the true beauty that The Niagara Region has to offer. From hikes through The...  More About Melaina

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