Pillitteri Estates Winery
Pillitteri Estates Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Pillitteri Estates Winery proudly continues a family tradition of viticulture and winemaking excellence. For Gary Pillitteri, the opening of Pillitteri Estates Winery in June of 1993 was the culmination of a lifetime dream. Today the Pillitteri family continues his dream and tradition of quality, having received over 1000 wine awards from around the world. New to Pillitteri in 2020 is BarrelHead Restaurant. BarrelHead opens daily at Noon, serving wood fired pizza, gourmet salads and unique Icewine cocktails. Join us for winery tour and tasting experiences at one of our many tasting bars, on our patio or experience our winery education centre. Enjoy a wine tour as a guide will take you through the winemaking process, from vineyard, through press house to our one of a kind barrel cellar. Learn about the Pillitteri family's winemaking journey from a small town in Sicily to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. With 3 generations involved in the winery's operation it is a true family business.
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  • Shari and Tim B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Tour
    Fantastic experience at Pillitteri winery!! My friend is a wine club member and gets 6 tour/tastings a year, so she took us for a free tour! Jacob was our guide and he is TOP NOTCH! Friendly, very knowledgeable and fun!! Highly recommended! Lots of delicious wine to taste! Will be back!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 25 July 2023
  • worldcitizen002
    Mississauga, Canada38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A first class winery.
    The selection of wines here is varied, and always the finest quality. I dealt with Rob, and as usual he gave the best service, pointing out the best deals of the day. I will always include Pillitterri Estates Winery on my wine tours.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 5 August 2023
  • roz f
    Ottawa, Canada4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great food and service with good musical entertainment. We highly recommend it.
    Excellent casual eating. Fresh locally sourced food. Delicious caprese salad . Pizza prepared in an outside wood burning oven. Ice wine with gelato for dessert Olivia provided friendly service. Plenty of staff preparing the meal. Olivia served icing hot. We look forward to being back next summer. The food and service was great. The band provided great entertainment.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 5 August 2023
  • Steve D
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    In town for our anniversary and decided to take their tour. Amazing experience. Great wine and food. But the highlight was was staff, Justin, McKenna and Conner to name a few. Of course we had to buy some of the wine that met our taste. We will be back
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 22 August 2023
  • ronburgundy1232015
    Niagara Falls, Canada226 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Barrelhead Patio is THE Place!
    Stopped in to see what the ‘buzz’ was about. From the parking lot, you can’t see much for all the plantings but then…behind the gate awaits a warm, rustic and inviting space. Under an angled roof or amongst the trees, one dines on fresh salads and made to order pizzas that are so yummy. Our server Leah was excellent and the live music by Matt Taylor further added to our enjoyment. Well done, Mike!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 25 August 2023
  • Bitsie H
    Glastonbury, Connecticut9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top ratings all around
    Wine tasting way better than expected thanks to a passionate student who works the vineyard but was in the tasting room. Bought several bottles to share back home in CT. Probably best pizza we’ve ever had……topped off with amazing service from Pam. Don’t miss this vineyard if you are in the area!
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 10 September 2023
  • Jeff B
    Lambton Shores, Canada450 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Tasting and high quality wines
    We had a wonderful tasting by Cordelia. She gave us great suggestions and explained the wines we tasted. We bought more than we had planned and are happy we did. We will be enjoying some lovely wines until our next trip here. Ask for Cordelia. She will take great care of you
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 11 September 2023
  • Penny D
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience!!
    Had a really great time at this winery. I had the BEST pizza that I’ve ever had, and I’ve been to Italy!! The wines that we tried were very good and settled on the double pressed. I highly recommend visiting this winery with its great food, drink and staff.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 October 2023
  • Desmund S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wine tour of Pillitteri Estate’s facilities, and an extensive wine tasting experience.
    Our family and friends went on a wine tour of Pillitteri Estate’s wine facilities. Staffer, Jacob lead our group, and his friendly nature, knowledge and experience enhanced our wine tour experience. I highly recommend a visit to Pillitteri, so that you too can enjoy this amazing adventure.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 January 2024
  • Jessie O
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best winery in Niagara
    We had the most amazing time at Pilliteri Estates Winery. A group of us experienced the tour and tasting, and ate lunch at Barrelhead restaurant. Our guides were so friendly and knowledgeable and the food was amazing! What a great day. Definitely recommend. Best winery in Niagara.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 12 January 2024
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AmandaCrabbe
Dublin, Ireland31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We stopped here at the end of our afternoon and took a tour with Heather and we could not have enjoyed the experience any more! She was so pleasant and knowledgeable, took her time to show us around and did not get phased with the amount of questions we asked! The tour is not too big and you really get the family vibe still, we even got to meet one of the owners who took his time to come and say hello to us.
Written 4 June 2024
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Jaciene P
Birmingham, AL220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
We had the best experience here! This was our first time trying icewine and we loved it. Rob helped us and he was so helpful and friendly. He went above and beyond. He even gave us tips on the best way to get to Toronto for a blue jays game and it helped us out tremendously. Gave us step by step instructions and it made our trip so much easier! We ended up getting 6 bottles! Would definitely go back and see Rob!
Written 16 May 2024
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Jessie O
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
We had the most amazing time at Pilliteri Estates Winery. A group of us experienced the tour and tasting, and ate lunch at Barrelhead restaurant. Our guides were so friendly and knowledgeable and the food was amazing! What a great day. Definitely recommend. Best winery in Niagara.
Written 12 January 2024
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Desmund S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
Our family and friends went on a wine tour of Pillitteri Estate’s wine facilities. Staffer, Jacob lead our group, and his friendly nature, knowledge and experience enhanced our wine tour experience. I highly recommend a visit to Pillitteri, so that you too can enjoy this amazing adventure.
Written 10 January 2024
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Penny D
Montreal, Quebec, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Had a really great time at this winery. I had the BEST pizza that I’ve ever had, and I’ve been to Italy!! The wines that we tried were very good and settled on the double pressed. I highly recommend visiting this winery with its great food, drink and staff.
Written 17 October 2023
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Jeff B
Lambton Shores, Canada450 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We had a wonderful tasting by Cordelia. She gave us great suggestions and explained the wines we tasted. We bought more than we had planned and are happy we did. We will be enjoying some lovely wines until our next trip here. Ask for Cordelia. She will take great care of you
Written 11 September 2023
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Bitsie H
Glastonbury, CT9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Wine tasting way better than expected thanks to a passionate student who works the vineyard but was in the tasting room. Bought several bottles to share back home in CT. Probably best pizza we’ve ever had……topped off with amazing service from Pam. Don’t miss this vineyard if you are in the area!
Written 10 September 2023
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Passport26376017585
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We had dinner at the Barrel Head Pizza Patio. Food, service and entertainment excellent. We liked the atmosphere and it is nice to know the winery is a supporter of Team Canada
Written 28 August 2023
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ronburgundy1232015
Niagara Falls, Canada226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
Stopped in to see what the ‘buzz’ was about. From the parking lot, you can’t see much for all the plantings but then…behind the gate awaits a warm, rustic and inviting space. Under an angled roof or amongst the trees, one dines on fresh salads and made to order pizzas that are so yummy. Our server Leah was excellent and the live music by Matt Taylor further added to our enjoyment. Well done, Mike!
Written 25 August 2023
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Gausian
New York City, NY4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Wines were average but tour was good with some history of the family who started the business. Only issue I felt worth mentioning is kids should not have to pay for the tour, I believe they didn’t mention it on the website. The guy at the cashier was a little rude about it, when I mentioned that the website should at least mention that kids should pay for the tour! Overall the tour guide was nice and knowledgeable. We even bought some ice wines at the end of the tour. The restaurant on site was great bonus too as kids were very hungry at the end of tour!
Written 25 August 2023
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