A unique, state-of-the-art industry and educational centre

The Wine Visitor + Education Centre is the first of its kind on-campus facility in North America, located at the Niagara College Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. The centre celebrates Ontario and Canadian wines, is the home of the Niagara College Teaching Winery, and is set among 40 acres of teaching vineyards at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, a UN World Biosphere reserve. The WV+EC was opened following a historic visit by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Tasting counters, retail wine sales, interactive displays and space for seminars, meetings and presentations are all a part of what the centre offers.

A winery worker checks a glass of wine

Niagara College's Wine Visitor + Education Centre (WVEC), a $3.6 million facility set in the College's teaching vineyards, is a unique state-of-the-art industry centre that showcases Canadian wine, housing wine tourism information services, the Niagara College Teaching Winery, and academic and wine industry programming.

As a gateway for the Niagara wine region, the Wine Visitor + Education Centre celebrates the Ontario and Canadian grape and wine industry through informative displays, tours, and an information centre to assist visitors in their exploration of wines and wine country. The Centre also supports the promotion and growth of wine and culinary tourism in Niagara and the continued economic development in these key industries.

Tours and Group Winery Experiences

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, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus.

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