Our story began with our first vineyard planting in 2007. With an unwavering vision, Two Sisters Vineyards realizes our family passion to bring an extraordinary wine and culinary experience to the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our story is rooted in crafting ultra-premium, Niagara wines that are recognized on the world stage. Located in the heart of the Niagara River sub-appellation, our winery and vineyards span over 130 acres across this remarkable part of Ontario. Planted varietals include Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Our approach to winemaking is to let the varietals, vineyards, and vintage direct our efforts, however, it is our talented winemaking team that is able to craft our impressive wines that range from complex full-bodied reds to elegant terroir-driven whites.
Inspired by our Italian heritage, our family wanted to bring a little bit of Europe to the Niagara River. The landmark Estate pays homage to the exquisite architecture of Europe while embracing the beauty of Niagara wine country. The main Estate, which opened doors in November 2014, was inspired by Italian Renaissance design, which was made popular by the 16th century Venetian architect, Andrea Palladio. The Estate and surrounding grounds have been laid out much like our wines – with great respect for nature, attention to detail and thoughtful design.
Just off the majestic brick-ceiled entrance hallway stands our Estate Barrel Cellar. Rising two stories high, it holds over 180 of the finest barrels and casks, quietly aging our red varietals. Part of our brand ethos is rooted in our determination to craft age-worthy, complex wines from our Estate vineyards. This makes the role of oak-aging essential. All four of the great oak forests of France are represented in the cooperage. Some additional barrels from American Oak are also included, adding a special lightness and perfume to select wines. All are held on custom cradles that allow each barrel to be individually rotated for ease when stirring lees. More than any other of our spaces, the Barrel Cellar makes one pause in awe and experience the time-honoured tradition of aging and finishing special wines.