The winery opened in 2002 with the goal of producing Niagara’s finest wines. Since then, we have won numerous awards. We continue to produce excellent wines and provide friendly, knowledgeable service. The estate property was purchased in 1995. The first grapes were planted in 1996, and were ready to be harvested in 1999. Our first vintage was 2000 and yielded a very small production of only three wines. We now produce 35,000 cases annually. Our “mission” style building was designed to commemorate the Congregation of Christian Sisters who once owned the property. Look for our distinct gables and the tower – elements typical in a mission-style building.
Our grape varieties include Chardonnay, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Shiraz. We have 190 acres, 168 of which are on the Beamsville Bench. These provide approximately 95% of our total grape needs.
At Angels Gate Winery, we always strive to produce only the finest VQA wines.