The Konzelmann Estate Winery was established in 1984 on the shores of Lake ontario by the Konzelmann Family. Herbert Konzelmann picked the location for the winery on the shores of Lake Ontario because the soil conditions and micro-climate of the region are ideal for making premium-quality white wines.
Herbert Konzelmann - Friedrich's Great Grandson, 100 years later continues the family tradition of making fine wines Lake, Ontario, Canada in Niagara. The Konzelmann Estate Wines are enjoyed by wine enthusiasts from over the world. It's a great travel destination for all wine lovers.
The Protection Provided by the Nearby Niagara Escarpment, combined with the moderating influence of the lake, provides a longer growing period for the "noble" Vitis vinifera vines of Pinot Noir, Riesling, and Chardonnay grapes. The cool-climate viticulture conditions are often enhanced by a "Indian Summer" warming in autumn that allows a late harvest. The fine acid balance and natural sugar content of the grapes are maximized and the wine is full-bodied.
Herbert Says that the Morning Dew that settles on the grapes in the Konzelmann lakeshore vineyards gives his wines a uniquely delicate and fruity character -- similar to those of the European Alsace region.
Recently the Konzelmann family Introduced Vertical Vine Training to the region. This method allows better the wind and sun to draw moisture from the fruit, intensity of flavour and increasing sugar content and , while still maintaining the delicate balance of acid that gives wine its freshness and spirit.
Konzelmann Premium Quality Combines Hand-Picking of grapes in the Vineyard with State-of-the-Art Technology in the Winery. Grapes used to make white wines are given a long, cool fermentation under temperature-contolled conditions in "Rieger" stainless steel tanks. Red grapes are fermented using their sophisticated "Vino Top Fermenter" method which results in softer, velvety red wines.
Herbert Konzelmann continues the Inspiration and sense of adventure of their founding winemaker Friedrich, planting new varieties and experimenting to produce new wines and continuously improve quality in all vintages. Konzelmann Wines now produces over 40,000 cases of 29 different wine varieties, with a storage capacity of over 500,000 litres. Come visit them for a great time!
Guided tours offered by The Konzelmann Estate Winery:
May through September:
Pricing: No Charge
Includes: A guided tour of the vineyard and winery, a brief wine tasting seminar which includes 3 wines (1 red, 2 whites).
No Charge Private Group Tours.
Approx. 30 minutes.
Guided tours for large bus groups.
Pricing: $2.00* per person + tax.
Includes: A guided tour of the vineyard and winery as well as a tasting of 3 VQA wines (1 red, 2 white).
Approx. 30 minutes.
Konzelmann's private tour of the lakefront vineyard and winery.
Includes: Private tour of the lakefront vineyard and winery, an informative wine tasting seminar and 4 tastings including a select late harvest wine. Bread offered with tasting.
Approx. 45 minutes.
Private tour of the lakefront vineyard and winery with Icewine Tasting.
Includes: Private tour of the lakefront vineyard and winery, a brief wine tasting seminar and 4 tastings including an Icewine. Snacks offered with tour and tasting.
Approx. 1 hour
Includes: Exclusive private tour of the lakefront vineyard and winery, an extensive wine tasting seminar and 6 tastings including a limited edition wine and Icewine. Snacks offered with tour and tasting.
Approx. 1 hour.
Konzelmann Estate Winery invites you to come out to the warmth of thei Winery. They have a selection of wines available for sampling, as well as some informative and delicious events to partake in. Let their hostess guide you through the winery and the wine making process, followed by a light and humorous wine tasting workshop. You'll have the opportunity to learn the art of wine and cheese pairing, while gaining insight into the complexities of some of Niagara's finest wines. Take a preview tour right now.
Why not stop by their charming European style boutique where you can find an assortment of gift baskets and wine related items that are the perfect accompaniment for wine lovers. What better way to spend a night than with special friends, a nice glass of wine, and some good food!
A selection of Konzelmann wines are available only through their winery boutique in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This makes them a very unique and special addition to your dinner parties, celebrations and gift giving.
As far as the new vintages, Winemaster Herbert Konzelmann is full of delightful anticipation. Herbert is seeing the development of some extraordinary wines coming from the '98 harvest, wines that are showing they will display a great expression of the Niagara Region. In January 2000 you will begin to find some of the '98 vintages in L.C.B.O. Stores, and at our winery boutique.
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