Megalomaniac (John Howard Cellars of Distinction)
The Cellars of Megalomaniac sit on a 96-acre site of the Vineland upper bench. Locals argue that it is the highest vantage point on the Niagara Escarpment, with clear views of the Toronto and Niagara Falls skylines - a must-see for photographers. The unique underground cellar allows guests a total tasting experience in the midst of a production and barrel-aging facility. Of note are the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot single varietals (all reds are aged in French oak for at least 22 months). Sous Terre Cabernet Merlot Reserve 2007 took honours as the top limited edition red at Cuvée 2011. Niagara veteran Sue-Ann Staff (proprietor of Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery in Jordan) is the wine-master and liaison to their sister property, Château la Confession in St. Emilion, Bordeaux.