Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery
When approaching Niagara wine country from the west, Peninsula Ridge beckons with its grand Ontario-gothic, red-brick Victorian—which houses the fine William D. Kitchen House restaurant, named for the original owner. Owners Norm Beal and Nancy McNally opened the winery in 2000, focusing on making racy Sauvignon Blancs, Chardonnays (especially unoaked Inox Chardonnay) and Bordeaux reds from 42 owned acres and neighbouring fruit on the Beamsville Bench. Rhône varieties, like Syrah (red) and Viognier (white), were later added to critical acclaim. In a beautifully restored barn, the tasting room and banquet space are among the grandest in Niagara. As are the great views across Lake Ontario.