Niagara-on-the-Lake – NOL to locals – is a historic town at the mouth of the Niagara River (where the river meets Lake Ontario) and truly one of the loveliest towns in Ontario. It’s a prime tourist destination for a number of reasons, including:
And finally, my mother wouldn’t forgive me if I didn’t mention all the flowers. I can almost guarantee that you won’t find a town in Ontario with more flowers or better tended gardens.
In terms of appellations, NOL is considered a regional appellation within the Niagara Region Appellation. VQA set up the regional designation because NOL is so well known. Indeed, some of the oldest wineries in Ontario are in NOL (for example, Château des Charmes,Trius Winery at Hillebrand, Inniskillin Winery, Konzelman Estate Winery, and Reif Estate Winery).
Four sub-appellations lie within NOL: Four Mile Creek, Niagara Lakeshore, Niagara River, and St. David’s Bench.