Winery Experiences

At Cave Spring, we are pleased to offer unique and memorable private winery experiences.

We welcome you to visit our limestone tasting bar in Cave Spring’s Wine Shop, where our friendly and knowledgeable staff will introduce you to our new releases and a selection of library wines from our tasting menu.

Our by-appointment private tours and winery experiences are structured to be fun and informative, and will introduce you to a variety of fascinating and tasty topics.

These ‘edutainment’ experiences cover a wide variety of Cave Spring fundamentals including cool-climate wine growing, and our focus on Riesling and use of oak aging in our winemaking. Or, join us as we explore the timeless relationship between great wine and artisan cheese, or the perfect union of locally sourced cuisine paired with wine originating from the same terroir. 

Reservations are required for all tours and experiences with a minimum number of guests as indicated in each description below. Please call 905-562-3581 ext. 304 or email wineshop@cavespring.ca to book. Note that prices include applicable taxes. Tours and experiences are also available after winery hours, up until 6 pm, for an additional $5 per person.

Note that $5 of each fee is redeemable towards the purchase of wine in our Wine Shop.

Flights & Bites

Whether it’s with engaging conversation or a delicious culinary experience, each Cave Spring tasting is, at its core, a pairing. We invite you to relax at one of our gorgeous red oak harvest tables and enjoy a seated tasting of a variety of flights, changing seasonally. Enhance your wine tasting with a locally sourced charcuterie plate, including artisan meats and cheeses from Niagara Food Specialties, finished with savoury nibbles and crostini prepared by De la Terre bakery. $5 voucher not included with this offering.

No reservation necessary.
Wine flights $8.00 - $10.00 Charcuterie $15.00

Wine & Cheese Match-Up

We invite you to explore the sublime yet complex partnership of wine and cheese. Start your visit with a tasting of one of our crisp sparkling wines as we tour our century old cellars. Relish in a structured tasting of four premium wines to be paired with three artisanal cheeses, selected by the On The Twenty Chef.

Tour is approximately 60 minutes.
Minimum 4 guests, $25/guest.

Wine & Food Adventure

Start your journey in our cellars with sparkling wine in hand and experience the innate harmony created on the palate when extraordinary wine is paired with mouth-watering fare. On The Twenty Restaurant sources the best seasonal and local ingredients for exceptional culinary creations. When brought together with wine that is so expressive of the terroir…the result is heavenly. Taste four premium wines skillfully paired with samplings of unique cuisine.

Tour is approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
Minimum 4 guests, $30/guest.  

Cave Spring Uncorked

An introduction to the basics of grape growing and winemaking in the Niagara Peninsula, focused on the unique climate conditions of the Niagara Escarpment, and their imprint on our wines. Embark on a guided tour of our century old cellars, then relax and enjoy a tasting of three Cave Spring wines.

Tour is approximately 45 minutes.
Minimum 15 guests, $15/guest.

The Wonderful World of Wine Words

This fun, social team activity will have your group howling with laughter while enjoying some of Cave Spring’s finest wine. A Cave Spring Team Member (CSTM) will lead the group through a “definition challenge” of ‘wine related’ words. The CSTM will have each player take a turn and draw a “definition card” from a box of winery cards. All of the players will then write down a definition, which may be an honest attempt to supply the correct definition, or, if they do not know or for tactical reasons decide not to, a fictitious definition for the word designed to sound convincing. The players hand their definitions to the CSTM. Any player who submits the correct definition immediately receives 3 points. The definitions, including the real definition, are then read out in random order. Players record which answer they believe is correct. Players are rewarded 2 points if they guess the correct definition. The player with the highest score at the end of the game will take home a bottle of Cave Spring wine! In between games, everyone will enjoy a wine tasting.

Experience is approximately 60 to 90 minutes.
Minimum 6 guests, $35/guest.

Vino Picasso

Our take on the classic, ultimate party game ‘Pictionary’, this quick-draw classic is a great team-building exercise as well as a ton of fun! Break into teams of three or more and each team will be given a wine related word that is familiar to everyone. The drawer chooses a card out of a deck of special Cave Spring Wine Pictionary cards and draws a picture that suggests the word printed on the card. The pictures cannot contain any numbers or letters, nor can the drawer use verbal clues about the subject he/she is drawing. The teammates try to guess the ‘wine word’ the drawing is intended to represent within a two minute time period. The group will enjoy wine tastings and yummy bites from On The Twenty during the game to make the challenge even more pleasurable!

Experience is approximately 90 minutes.
Minimum 6 guests, $45/guest

Wine & Food Sensory Experience: "oh…I know this…what is it?"

This guided and fun educational activity in our century old cellars will introduce the group to the dynamics of sensory evaluation. This exploration will showcase the chemistry of wine and food and is designed to help all level of tasters identify aromas and flavor profiles of wines. Start with some sparkling wine as we begin a delightful sensory adventure. The sensory tour highlights the use of our 5 physical senses when enjoying wine. Your group will be led through challenging ‘blind’ olfactory and tasting experiences including both wine and food with everyday flavours and aromas.

  • 5 blind aromas
  • 5 blind food tastings
  • blind wine tastings to identify 3 different varietals. (The person (or team) who correctly identifies the most varietals will take home a prize!)
  • wine and food pairings incorporating the blind experiences

Experience is approximately 90 minutes.
Minimum 6 guests, $55/guest