Wine Country Blog
Discover Niagara’s Top Patios
Our four Niagara estates feature a handful of incredible patios that serve up everything from pizza to lobster linguine. It’s time to kick back and relax with a glass of wine, cocktail or beer in hand and enjoy the vineyard views. With so many amazing patio options at our partner wineries, the hardest part of planning an afternoon escape can be deciding where to soak in the views. This helpful roundup makes it easier than ever to choose the right patio for your next Niagara escape. And don’t forget, an afternoon of hopping from one patio to the next is always encouraged! Peller Estates is a quick bike ride from Riverbend Inn and there’s a walking trail between Trius and Wayne Gretzky Estates to make scenic strolling a breeze!
The Vibe: Happy hour doesn’t get more Canadian than this expansive patio that offers the perfect perch for taking in everything that’s going on at The Great One’s estate.
Insider Tip: Pair one of our beverages with Chef Desharnais’ casual comfort foods that proudly showcase the region’s farm-to-table flavours.
The Winery Restaurant Patio at Peller Estates
The Vibe: Fresh air on your face, Chef Parsons’ freshly picked garden veggies turned into magical dishes on your plate, a meal on this patio is pure farm-to-table elegance.
Insider Tip: If you’re a Wine Club member, don’t forget to show your membership card for a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. That’s just one of the many perks you can enjoy at our estates!
The Vibe: Enjoy Chef Dodd’s delicious all-day menu served sunny side up at an outdoor table with a vineyard view.
Insider Tip: Turn up the mystery factor of Trius’ five-course tasting menu by opting for the Black Glass Experience. This fun take on a blind tasting will have you and your dining companions swirling, sniffing and sipping to guess the wines served with each course.
The Vibe: Outdoor pool tables, ping pong tables and bocce ball courts make this the ultimate escape for patio dwellers who are game for games.
Insider Tip: Don’t be fooled by the name. In addition to frosty pints of suds, the Beer Garden also serves up icy No Boats on Sunday cider and Wayne Gretzky Estates wines.
The Vibe: Take in the scenic vineyard views and enjoy a relaxed backyard feel complete with picnic tables and fresh off the grill fare.
Insider Tip: Head here for Friday Live @ 5 to launch your weekend on the right note with live music and food specials.
The Vibe: Enjoy dining al fresco while being mesmerized by the vineyard views and beautiful sunsets.
Insider Tip: Guests staying at the Inn are welcome to join us in the lounge on Friday evenings for the Manager’s Reception, where you’ll enjoy delicious wine and canapes while chatting with our Riverbend Managers.
The Vibe: While not a patio, per se, the rolling lawn at Thirty Bench is an ideal place to relax at a picnic table with a glass of wine in hand and soak in the spectacular Lake Ontario view.
Insider Tip: Pick up a charcuterie box from inside the winery for a tasty selection of snacks to enjoy with your wine.
Our Wine Country Concierge is here to help!
Our dedicated team of wine lovers is available 7 days a week to help you plan your perfect visit to Wine Country. You can reach them by phone or email to ask questions or to make reservations for wine tastings, winery tours or dining.