Hernder Estate Wines
Category: Twenty Valley
Located in west St. Catharines, right in the Heart of Niagara's Wine Country you will find a family owned gem, Hernder Estate Wines. This winery, opened in 1992, is housed inside a fully restored, Victorian era cattle barn that dates back to 1867. Owned and operated by the Hernder family; Fred, wife Ricki and their children Angel and Chris. Hernder Estate Wines produces over 50,000 cases of wine each year and although considered a mid-sized winery by industry standards, they are a large grape grower with over 500 acres of grapes.
This vast, picturesque property on which Hernder Estates is located is a great place to sit, relax and enjoy the perfect glass of wine. In fact, the scenery is so breathtaking that it has caught the eye of many couples tying the knot. Last year over 100 weddings, along with countless corporate events were held at the Hernder property.
Hernder also produces unique "Iced Fruit Wines." These wines contain no grapes and instead are made with local fruits, offering the best taste and natural sugars. Complimenting our wide array of award winning red, white and Icewines, these treasures are like dessert in a glass!
Niagara Vinegar, another branch of Hernder Estate Wines produces an impressive assortment of flavour infused wine vinegars, Icewine jelly, grapeseed oil and cooking wine. The newest addition to this fantastic product line is Niagara Hot Sauce-oak aged and full of flavour and fire!
From the rolling vineyards, to the wine press, to the barrel cellar, to the bottling line, a tour of Hernder Estate Wines is a fascinating experience. Finish your tour in the tasting room where you can taste the fruits of winemaker, Lydia Tomek's labor. A $1.00 donation to the Hernder Picasso's foundation will allow you to sample something sensational. Whether you are an experienced wine connoisseur or a beginner, the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Hernder Estates will help you to find the perfect wine for any occasion.
Winery tours are available (May-Oct) to the public on weekends at 1:30 and 3:30. Tasting bar is open daily from 10am-5pm. For more information on specific wines, to book your special event or to book a private tour please visit www.hernder.com or call 905-684-3300.
Open seven days a week from 10am to 5pm.
Complimentary tours are available for the public on weekends at 1:30pm and 3:30pm.
Please visit our website for more information.
Address: 1607 8th Avenue, St. Catharines, ON