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We loved this fun Virtual Wine Tasting with Jim Baker -Storyteller and Winemaker

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. “

Jim Baker


2020 American Fine Wine Competition

2019 Cabernet Franc-Gold (90 Pts)

2019 Saperavi-Gold (92 pts)


2017 Riesling Rosine Bronze


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

The Wine Club

As a member you can enjoy these benefits!

· Be the first to be notified of new vintages and limited releases

· Join in special events designed for club members only

· Bring in friends for a free wine tasting for up to four persons

· Enjoy discounts of 20% on club allotments and bottle purchases year round.

Features of the Club

· ·Two allotments of six bottles of wine twice a year (May 1st and November 1stt). Allotment will include not yet released wines, limited production wines and library choices. Wines will be discounted 20% of retail price. Wines will be shipped at member’s expense unless you notify us that you will pick them up.

· ·Members receive free tastings for up to four people per visit.

· ·Member only events (member and one guest). Two of these events will coincide with release of your six bottle allotment. These will include such events as barrel tasting, food pairings and recipes for new wines and more!

· ·Newsletter prior to club allotment release This is an opportunity to review what wines are in the allotment and decide if you want to make substitutions as well as notify us if you wish to pick up your wines. Please make substitutions no later than 7 days prior to release date.

· ·Discount of 20% on bottle purchases year round.

· ·Purchases during the six months prior to allotment may be used toward the six bottle requirement

How to join!

Become a member by calling Kathy or Jim at (716) 778-7888 or by stopping into the winery.

Photos and text courtesy Chateau Niagara


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