Joseph's Estate Wines
While Niagara-born Dr. Joseph Pohorly opened his own premium winery in 1996, his history in the industry goes back much further - he founded Newark Wines (which later became Hillebrand) in 1978. Today, with 10 hectares of prime orchard converted to vineyard, Joseph’s Estate Wines is racking up medals for Icewines in particular, and their port and sherry-styled wines are among the last remaining in Ontario. In addition, Pohorly has been researching and marketing the health benefits of grapeseed oil, a powerful antioxidant. Winery tours are a great way to hear about Niagara history, geography and winemaking.