When you are exploring a place that is new to you, it is important to get the most out of your experience.  When it comes to visiting Niagara’s world-class wine region, the best way to do this is to travel with an experienced local who is knowledgeable about our history, the domestic winemaking industry, and the particulars of Niagara wines themselves.

At Niagara Vintage Wine Tours (NVWT), it is our Wine Smart Guides that make the difference!  Our Wine Smart Guides are among the most knowledgeable professionals in the local wine industry.  They possess extensive experience in all aspects of Niagara’s wine sector.  We hire certified sommeliers, certified wine educators, award-winning wine writers, amateur grape growers and winemakers, former winey tasting room managers, and seasoned hospitality professionals.  At NVWT, our Wine Smart Guides set the standard for guest service and wine education when compared to any wine tour company in the world.

Wine Tour Guides Make All the Difference

Our Wine Smart Guides are pleased to meet you with a friendly smile and a genuine handshake.  They want to know your name and where you are from.  We recognize that each guest is a real person with a unique story, who possesses a special connection with the magical liquid known as wine.  We have a special relationship with this enchanting beverage too—we have dedicated our professional lives to it after all!—and we can’t wait to share our enthusiasm with you.

Our public tours will never exceed more than 14 guests, ensuring an intimate experience with ample opportunity to interact with your host and get the most out of your visit.  Our Wine Smart Guides love to talk about wine—milk them for all they’re worth!

The more you learn about wine, the more you will appreciate and enjoy it.  When you explore Niagara’s wine country with NVWT, you will start your day in the vineyard, because although wine is an alcoholic beverage product, it starts as an agricultural product.  You will learn why Niagara-on-the-Lake is a world-class, cool climate terroir for growing wine-making grapes, and what takes place in the vineyard over the course of a year from the vine’s perspective.  You will also learn about Niagara’s wine making history and the basics of how grape juice is turned into award-winning wine, including the secrets of Icewine production.  Our Wine Smart Guides are familiar with the products created by each winery and will be happy to offer advice on which wines to taste based on your personal likes and dislikes.

At Niagara Vintage Wine Tours, it is the knowledge, hospitality, and passion of our guides that makes the difference.  Exploring Niagara’s wine country with one of NVWT’s Wine Smart Guides is the best way to get the most out of your visit to our world-class wine region.  We look forward to hosting you in Niagara wine country!


Michael Twyman – Sommelier and Niagara Wine Country Guide for Niagara Vintage Wine Tours and Bootleggers