Wine Visitor and Education Centre

Niagara College Canada

The WVEC during Summer
A visit from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales
The vineyards during Fall
Grapes on the vine during the icewine harvest

A unique, state-of-the-art industry and educational centre

The Wine Visitor + Education Centre is the first of its kind on-campus facility in North America. The centre celebrates Ontario and Canadian wines, is the home of the Niagara College Teaching Winery, and is set among 40 acres of teaching vineyards at the base of the Niagara Escarpment, a UN World Biosphere reserve. The WV+EC was opened following a historic visit by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

Tasting counters, retail wine sales, interactive displays and space for seminars, meetings and presentations are all a part of what the centre offers.

About the Wine Visitor + Education Centre

Niagara College's Wine Visitor + Education Centre (WVEC), a $3.6 million facility set in the College's teaching vineyards, is a unique state-of-the-art industry centre that showcases Canadian wine, housing wine tourism information services, the Niagara College Teaching Winery, and academic and wine industry programming.

As a gateway for the Niagara wine region, the Wine Visitor + Education Centre celebrates the Ontario and Canadian grape and wine industry through informative displays, tours, and an information centre to assist visitors in their exploration of wines and wine country. The Centre also supports the promotion and growth of wine and culinary tourism in Niagara and the continued economic development in these key industries.

The operations of the Niagara College Teaching Winery, Canada's first commercial teaching winery, are also housed in the Wine Visitor + Education Centre acting as a living laboratory for Niagara College's wine, culinary and tourism students. The winery has been designed to highlight the full range of production winemaking equipment and techniques for the making of student wines, and includes facilities and learning opportunities that range from the grape crush to selling the finished product in the Teaching Winery's on-site retail store. The skilled Niagara College graduates will be in high demand in the wine, culinary and hospitality and tourism industries in Niagara, across Canada, and throughout the world.

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Niagara College Teaching Winery


Our address is:

Wine Visitor + Education Centre
135 Taylor Road,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada L0S 1J0

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General Inquiries

For general inquiries about the Wine Visitor + Education Centre and the Niagara College Teaching Winery, please contact Steve Gill at 905-735-2211 or 905-641-2252 extension 4076, or by email at

Wine Tours and Sales

For Winery Tours and Tastings, Wine Club, or to purchase wine online please visit the NC Teaching Winery.

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