Marynissen Estate Winery
Marynissen Estate Winery
4.5
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Marynissen Estates has its roots deeply embedded in the soil of Niagara on the Lake. Located at the base of the Niagara escarpment, the vineyard is home to the oldest commercial planting of Cabernet Sauvignon in Canada.
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  • John M
    Louisville, Kentucky2 contributions
    Best of Six
    We visited six wineries in NOTL, and this was the clear winner and our overall favorite. The location was ideal. We sat under the shade of a tree. There was a cool breeze. We were close enough to the vines to see the grapes. Our server was warm, engaging, knowledgable, and attentive. We did two tastings. There were four wines in each. They were hefty pours. Plus they gave us three extra pours because they wanted us to try something. Those three extras were much appreciated but not to our liking (individual preference), but the other eight were amazing. Each one was better than the next. There are a lot of wineries in NOTL and they all tend to have a similar taste, but Mary Nissen wines were distinctive and clearly stood out from the others. They really knocked our socks off. I think it was some of the best wine I have had anywhere.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Scott C
    St. Catharines, Canada799 contributions
    Unexpected Gem!
    We stopped in here on a Sunday, and were lucky to arrive when we did, as it filled up quickly. What an amazing place! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful and it is a small, down to earth winery, with no pretension, just really good wine. They also have Sangria flights, which was unexpected. We will definitely return.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 7 August 2023
  • minimize940314
    Los Angeles, California3,527 contributions
    Creative wine
    This place is a little bit further away from the main cluster of other wineries, but my visit was worth the time. I did not imagine I could taste a sparkling icewine. It was so great I purchase a bottle. The creativity of wine masters here is beyond your imagination.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Venture754838
    Ingersoll, Canada416 contributions
    Great wines at reasonable prices!
    Another wine tasting experience in Niagara on the Lake that we thoroughly enjoyed! We enjoyed the majority of the wines that we sampled here two days ago. Unfortunately we did not enjoy the two rosé wines that we sampled. We did enjoy the whites, reds and ice wines. Left with a box of assorted wines to enjoy at home.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 September 2023
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bryce m
4 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
We went on a group wine tour and this was our 2nd stop of the tour. The guide did not give us any options of wine to try and didn’t really tell us what the wine was until it was already in our glass. The guide didn’t stick around for storytelling or help answer questions about the wine. It was also 15-20minutes wait per tasting. Afterwards, we went into the shop to see what other wines they had and it smelled funky inside (dirty mop water).
I’m sure it’s a great place, but we didn’t get that impression during our visit.
Written 17 September 2023
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Venture754838
Ingersoll, Canada416 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
Another wine tasting experience in Niagara on the Lake that we thoroughly enjoyed!
We enjoyed the majority of the wines that we sampled here two days ago. Unfortunately we did not enjoy the two rosé wines that we sampled. We did enjoy the whites, reds and ice wines.
Left with a box of assorted wines to enjoy at home.
Written 8 September 2023
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Justine D
1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
Brianne was incredible! She was personable, knowledgeable and friendly. The atmosphere was amazing and so were the wines.
Written 19 August 2023
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minimize940314
Los Angeles, CA3,527 contributions
Dec 2022
This place is a little bit further away from the main cluster of other wineries, but my visit was worth the time. I did not imagine I could taste a sparkling icewine. It was so great I purchase a bottle. The creativity of wine masters here is beyond your imagination.
Written 16 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Scott C
St. Catharines, Canada799 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We stopped in here on a Sunday, and were lucky to arrive when we did, as it filled up quickly. What an amazing place! The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful and it is a small, down to earth winery, with no pretension, just really good wine. They also have Sangria flights, which was unexpected. We will definitely return.
Written 7 August 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

John M
Louisville, KY2 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
We visited six wineries in NOTL, and this was the clear winner and our overall favorite. The location was ideal. We sat under the shade of a tree. There was a cool breeze. We were close enough to the vines to see the grapes. Our server was warm, engaging, knowledgable, and attentive. We did two tastings. There were four wines in each. They were hefty pours. Plus they gave us three extra pours because they wanted us to try something. Those three extras were much appreciated but not to our liking (individual preference), but the other eight were amazing. Each one was better than the next. There are a lot of wineries in NOTL and they all tend to have a similar taste, but Mary Nissen wines were distinctive and clearly stood out from the others. They really knocked our socks off. I think it was some of the best wine I have had anywhere.
Written 28 July 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

DOO-TO
Ottawa, Canada94 contributions
Sep 2022
This was our third stop of the day and we just picked it from a sign as we went by. Glad that we did. One of the oldest wineries in the area and under new ownership a few years ago. Very tiny shop but terrific wines and reasonably priced tasting.
Written 24 September 2022
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Krista P
Stratford, Canada998 contributions
Jul 2022
Fantastic winery that produces small batch wines and some delicious ice wines! Great spot to stop as you make your way further into NOTL. The staff is very friendly and helpful during the wine tasting experience which is a bonus.
Written 3 August 2022
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Tommy B
Finger Lakes, NY592 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
We live in the Finger Lakes region of New York State known for its wine production, and are quite familiar with California wines as well. We did not really know what to expect from Ontario wines, although we have had a few over the years. We were quite impressed with the wines produced by this winery.

The process is you choose four different wines to try. The server brings it out to you for tasting on a board. So you get to see the color and clarity all together. The Pinot rosé was quite good. The Cabernet was good, but as expected not full bodied. Our favorite was the Vidal ice wine. Served chilled is was really good. I decided that was what I would purchase as our souvenir. Good choice.

Our server was very knowledgeable and explained the vineyard and grape producing processes. She added a lot to our positive experience.
Written 18 July 2022
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Chittendenb
9 contributions
May 2022
Nice small winery, off the main road and not as crowded or formal as many of the larger ones. Great service, good prices (C$17 for a flight of four), and the wines were very nice. No food service, so bring your own.
Written 16 May 2022
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