On Mother’s Day, everyone wants to let their mom know just how much she is loved and appreciated. But finding the right way to express your thanks for all she’s done for you can be a challenge. This Mother’s Day, consider giving your mom the gift of time spent together while enjoying a tour of Niagara’s wine country that is classy, educational, and fun. Niagara Vintage Wine Tours has many unique and exciting experiences to offer.

Tour a Winemaking Facility and one of Ontario’s Largest Underground Barrel Cellars

If your mom has the spirit of a lifelong learner, she will doubtless enjoy the unique opportunity to see where the magic of wine-making happens. Pillitteri Estates Winery is a multi-award winning winery that is pleased to open up its winemaking facility and underground barrel cellar to the public for exclusive tours. Pillitteri Estates Winery is also renowned as the single largest producer of Icewine in the world! Your mom will enjoy hearing the rich family history behind this enterprise while touring the production areas, followed by a sampling of award-winning wines including some of Niagara’s rare red Icewine.

All of Niagara Vintage Wine Tours’ tour packages include a showcasing of a winemaking facility and working barrel room.

Food and Wine Pairing Seminar

When you started to act up as a kid (let’s be honest, we all misbehaved a little now and then) did your mother ever ask you, “Would you like some cheese with that whine?” As a youngster, I didn’t understand the pun. As an adult now, I appreciate that my mom was making a reference to the fact that wine and cheese are a classic pairing. This Mother’s Day, consider taking your mom for a professional wine, cheese, and charcuterie pairing experience at a boutique winery. Wineries currently offering up this experience include PondView Estates Winery, Between the Lines Family Estate Winery, and Southbrook Vineyards. Your knowledgeable host will lead you and your mom through a seminar on how to make the best food and wine pairings. Did you know that Icewine makes a phenomenal pairing with blue cheese? Not only will you learn some of the science behind what makes a successful food and wine pairing, but you’ll taste the proof!

This experience is featured as part of Niagara Vintage Wine Tours’ Half Day Niagara Wine and Cheese Tour as well as our EPIC Food, Beer, and Wine Tour.

Enjoy a 3 Course a la carte Lunch or Dinner at the HobNob Restaurant

If your mom is the type to enjoy the finer things in life, consider treating her to a 3 course a la carte lunch or dinner at the HobNob Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Old Town. The HobNob Restaurant is a CAA rated 4 Diamond dining venue and was also rated one of the ‘Top 100 Romantic Restaurants in Canada’ by OpenTable in 2018. The restaurant is located on the main floor of The Charles Hotel, a charming manor house built in 1832. This restaurant features Canadian cuisine and top rate service in beautiful ambiance. The menu is continuously being updated and changed based on what foods are available locally and in season.

This experience is offered on Niagara Vintage Wine Tours’ Full Day Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake with Lunch as well as our Winemakers Dinner Tour. The dinner option includes a wine pairing for each course.

Niagara Vintage Wine Tours is your one stop shop for a Mother’s Day adventure that you and your mom will never forget! Whether you’d like to treat your mom to a Half Day Niagara Wine and Cheese Tour, a Full Day Tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake with Lunch, or a Winemakers Dinner Tour, our friendly customer service agents are here to help you plan the perfect Mother’s Day in Niagara’s wine country. Contact us today with any questions, or to book a tour, at 1-866-628-5428. Happy Mother’s Day!


Michael Twyman – Sommelier for Niagara Vintage Wine Tours and Bootleggers

* Please note, Niagara Vintage Wine Tours’ winery and restaurant partners may change without notice based upon availability.