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
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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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DOO-TO
Ottawa, Canada80 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, Canada801 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, NY563 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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Heidi
Orillia, Canada10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We have watched this winery grow to its current size. We love the wine and pricing is reasonable. We always visit when we are in Niagara.
Written 30 April 2022
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Houston940
Toronto, Canada83 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
Got lost on purpose and found this quaint little winery with a lot of NOTL history.

Fun tasting, Helpful young staff. Great Niagara wine.
Written 18 March 2022
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Raj7777777
Mississauga, Canada20 contributions
Aug 2021 • Friends
The greeting was cool followed by the request for sampling charge of over $12 for 4 samples even with wine purchase. I did want 4 samples! I have visited this winery over 8 times over the recent years with previous fun and pleasant experiences.
This new policy of higher charges for sampling may have negative results. We usually purchase 7 or 8 bottles from 3 vineyards. Today we purchased only 2 due to the new sample charge policy. I will frequent the LCBO for more choice etc. Disappointing as I like the region and have always felt good about supporting local. Not today!
Written 11 August 2021
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Muskoka Miranda
Gravenhurst, Canada21 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
In love with this Winery. They have the best wine for the best value. We stumbled on this gem last year made sure we returned to try their new wine selection.
Brittany made my day. She was super busy but made time to answer all our questions. We ordered wine which they delivered to my house 2 days later. (Quick and fast) Thanks Brittany for the cute little note in our wine box.
Written 6 August 2021
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brownellp
London, Canada6 contributions
Jun 2021 • Couples
We are wine enthusiasts and have visited NOTL and Twenty Bench annually for the last 8 years. Over that time we have visited majority of the wineries but this was our first ( and last ) visit to Marynissen.

There was no “experience” or “service” for that matter, the staff that we spoke to had no knowledge of wine. We generally like to chat with our sever about what wine we prefer and let them know we are wine enthusiasts with an extensive collection that we are looking to add to and that typically the low cost run of the mill table wine is not what we are looking for and have them make recommendations of what to sample after that.

After our discussion with our waitress she recommended a $10 sangria which was definitely not what we were after. After explaining again what we were looking for she brought us 4 Jell-O shot glasses of red wine and walked away with no description.
We usually share a tasting as we are looking to add to our collection and have many stops and are driving but despite saying that she still brought us two “flights”. All the wine tasted the same and very basic table wine, half of my husbands flight was taken entirely by the wind and the staff just came and picked up the plastic shot glasses and walked away, they were full and hadn’t been touched but weren’t replaced. At this point we knew this wasn’t the place for us so just paid ( full price for 2 tastings even tho half of it was on the payment) and left.

Of the 50+ wineries we have visited this was the worst experience we have had.

Of the few wines we tried I would say they are ok if you’re looking for a cheap basic table wine, if you are educated in wine and have a palate this is a stop you can definitely skip.
Written 27 June 2021
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Hello brownellp, We are so sorry to hear about your negative experience here at Marynissen Estates. Our apologies for this. We have been in the midst of training an entire team of new staff once being allowed to open back up again. Understandably, it has been a bumpy year right up until and during re-opening and the new protocols we have set in place to adhere to strict Ontario guidelines. We appreciate your feedback and are constantly re-evaluating our protocols to best serve our customer base. We hope you will consider a return to Marynissen Estates to receive the wine experience and knowledge you deserve.
Written 23 July 2021
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Brynn
3 contributions
Sep 2020 • Friends
Marynissen was one of our stops on our winery tour, and it was easily one of our top 2! We had Mackenzie as a our server who was so wonderful. He answered our many questions, and if he didn’t know the answer he went above and beyond to find out for us. The samples were the best of the day, all of us ended up buying a bottle of our favorite one. Thank you Mackenzie for making the experience so great!
Written 7 September 2020
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