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The Lailey family have been proud grape-growers in the Niagara Region for over 60 years, instrumental in promoting quality Niagara wines. Donna Lailey is one of the founders of the Vintner's Quality Alliance (VQA), which gives its coveted designation to quality vintage wines produced locally from 100% fresh Ontario grown grapes.
Lailey Vineyard prides itself on taking a 'hands on' approach to making quality wines. For this reason, they have featured VQA wines from grapes that are hand-picked and grown without the use of herbicides since 2003; this means a lot of manual labour.
With access to some of the oldest vines in Canada, planted in 1970 at Lailey Vineyard by Donna and David Lailey, wine maker Derek Barnett is crafting world-class wines. His particular talent is in making elegant wines by allowing the fruit characteristics to evolve from the grapes naturally. Derek has a keen ability to recognize what arrives from the vineyard. He then goes to work developing the expression of what he has found naturally occurring in each variety and in each distinct vintage. All of Derek's winemaking efforts have the dinner table in mind. In other words, his wines show especially well with food, as he believes that wine is essential to a well-balanced and delicious dining experience.
May - October
Monday - Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
November - April
Daily 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
By appointment - (905) 468-0503
From Toronto/Niagara Falls/Buffalo:
From the QEW, take the Niagara-on-the-Lake exit (#38B from Toronto, #38 from Niagara Falls and Buffalo). The Niagara-on-the-Lake signs will lead you to Highway # 55.
Drive 12 km along Highway 55 toward Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Turn right on East West Line, at the third set of traffic lights in Virgil.
Drive until you reach the end of East West Line (about 4 km).
Turn right on the Niagara Parkway. Travel less than 0.5 km and you will find us at the bend in the road on the right, at the sign reading 'Lailey Vineyard and Winery'.