Angels Gate Winery
The distinctive, Mission-style winery, with its gabled tower, sits just below the forested Niagara Escarpment – overlooking rolling vineyards and Lake Ontario. Though opened in 2002, the winery’s vineyard planting and Beamsville Bench acquisition began in the mid-’90s; Australian winemaker Philip Dowell currently sources fruit from six estate vineyards, including a small winery plot that delivers the powerful old-vine Chardonnay. His awards span many styles, including new Cabernet-Shiraz, Pinot Noir and Riesling. The Terrace remains an idyllic, popular lunch destination.