Stratus Winery

Address: 2059 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Tel: 905-468-1806

May to October- 11 am to 5 pm
November to April- 12 pm to 5 pm (Wednesday to Sunday)

Tours: By appointment only

Established in 2000, Stratus is a sophisticated, ultra-modern winery that is poised to be one of Niagara’s most prominent top-end wineries. Situated on a mature 53-acre estate, in the historic town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, this state-of-the-art winemaking facility focuses on producing small quantities of premium and ultra-premium blended wines. The winery produces two signature blends, Stratus Red and Stratus White, and also produces a limited number of single varietals including Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Riesling Icewine.

This innovative winery utilizes a gravity-flow production system, which ensures a much gentler handling of the grapes and results in a far superior final product. Stratus is also acutely aware of the environmental impact of winemaking and utilizes environmentally sustainable practices in its day to day operations. The winery does not use fertilizers or herbicides, is heated and cooled by using geothermal technology, and also utilizes a system for composting organic waste.

Stratus’ tasting room is contemporary in nature, designed by famed designer Diego Burdi; it is well-worth a visit. The room is sleek and sophisticated with floor-to-ceiling windows, an impressive tasting bar and open-rack shelves, which all lend to its modern feel. Guests are invited to sample Stratus’ exceptional wines in comparative “flights” of three wines which are all served in premium crystal stemware. The tasting room adjoins a terrace, which offers guests picturesque panoramic views of the surrounding lush vineyard.