The vineyard and winery are located on the lake plains of Lake Ontario in Niagara County New York.
We enjoyed tasting these New York wines and speaking with Jim Baker, Owner and Winemaker. View our YouTube video on the Virtual Wine Tasting for an entertaining and educational experience and be sure to join their Wine Club!
Chateau Niagara grows produces wines of a variety of Vinifera wines including Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Saperavi, Turan and Blaufrankisch.
“Born out of our love of fine wines and delicious food, Chateau Niagara Winery has become the premiere location for fine wines on the Niagara Lake Plain.
In June of 2006 our odyssey began when we purchased 31 acres of prime farmland on the banks of 18 Mile creek in Newfane and began growing high quality vinifera wine grapes. Varieties include well known wine grapes Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Blaufrankish as well as some exotic varieties- Saperavi and Turan. These grapes are part of long term effort to create very innovative wines as well as classic styles interpreted with a sense of the Niagara Lake Plain influence. The vineyard and winery are the lifelong dream of the owners Jim and Kathy Baker who share a passion for the land, the wine and good food. “
2020 American Fine Wine Competition
2019 Cabernet Franc-Gold (90 Pts)
2019 Saperavi-Gold (92 pts)
2018 SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION
2017 Riesling Rosine Bronze
2018 AMERICAN WINE SOCIEITY COMPETITION
2017 Riesling Rasine Bronze
2016 Saperavi Silver
2017 Bulls Blood Bronze
2018 GREAT AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION 2016 Kagor Gold 2016 Cabernet Franc Silver 2017 Riesling Rosine Bronze
2018 AMERICAN FINE WINE COMPETITION 2015 Gerwurztraminer Silver 2014 Bulls Blood Silver 2015 Pinot Noir Silver 2015 Riesling Silver 2016 Saperavi Silver
2018 SAPERAVI WORLD PRIZE 2016 Kagor Bronze
2017 NEW YORK WINE AND FOOD CLASSIC 2016 Kagor Gold 2015 Cabernet Franc Bronze
FIFTY BEST COMPETITION 2012 Cabernet Franc Gold
2017 WORLD WINE COMPETITION 2016 Kagor Silver
2016 WORLD WINE COMPETITION 2012 Trinity Reserve Silver