About our Wine Programs
In 2000, we established our Winery and Viticulture Technician program at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. This program was the first of its kind in Canada. The on-campus Teaching Winery and Vineyards allow students hands-on knowledge of the wine making process – from grape to barrel!
In the Fall of 2008, Niagara College opened its doors to a post-graduate certificate program in Wine Business Management, the first and only Wine Business program in Canada. This intense program uses college science labs, a wine sensory lab, the vineyards, on-site wine equipment, and our on-campus Teaching Winery Store, and gives graduates a well-rounded business education and the specialized practical training required for future growth in the Canadian wine, hospitality and tourism industries.
About the Teaching Winery
The Niagara College Teaching Winery is located at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, part of the Niagara Peninsula wine region, which spans a 30 mile plain. The growing season sunshine is comparable to the Languedoc-Rousillon in France, south of both Burgundy and Bordeaux, or Tuscany, Italy.
Nestled along Ontario’s Niagara escarpment – a United Nations world biosphere preserve – the Niagara Peninsula appellation, St. David’s Bench sub-appellation, provides the perfect ‘terroir ‘; a combination of soil, climate and topography, affecting the flavour and characteristics our award winning VQA wines.
Visit the NC Teaching Winery
Open daily, year round and located along the Niagara Wine Route, we invite you to taste samples of our VQA wines and tour the production facilities at the Niagara College Teaching Winery, housed within the Wine Visitor + Education Centre at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus.
After entering the main entrance of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus, turn right into the Wine Visitor + Education Centre parking lot. Parking is free.135 Taylor Road,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0