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Diamond Estates - The Winery

Just outside of Niagara-on-the-Lake lies a 12-hectare vineyard and production facility which is home to Diamond Estates - The Winery. Diamond Estates produces such well known brands as 20 Bees, Dan Aykroyd Wines, FRESH Wines, Lakeview Cellars and Sundance Wines.  The wine boutique offers wine sampling along with a wide array of wine accessories and unique gifts ideas.

 

About 20 Bees

 

The original winery on the Diamond Estates Winery property was 20 Bees Winery. 20 Bees is now a part of the Diamond Estates wine and spirit family.

 

In 2004, a group of the region's finest grape growers gathered to make plans for their own winery under the brand Niagara Vintners Inc. They wanted to ensure a market for their grapes and to benefit directly from wine sales. Between them, the Bees and their families had over three centuries of experience in the winemaking business. Their vines and grapes are recognized as being among the finest in the region.

 

They launched their 20 Bees Wine in August 2006. In February 2008 the ambitious plans came to a hault for the local growers when they went into receivership. In retrospect they feel that they became too large too quickly, and were not able to deal with the high costs of the startup.
 

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd., the award-winning wine and spirits distribution and marketing agency company, acquired 20 Bees Winery in July 2008.

Hours of Operation

Daily 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Directions

From Toronto: Take the QEW towards Niagara. Exit at 38B (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Hwy. 55 exit). Follow off ramp onto Glendale Avenue and continue over QEW to York Road. Turn left onto York Road. At the next stoplight, turn right onto Airport Road. At the second stop sign, turn right onto Niagara Stone Road. 20 Bees Wine is located approximately 3.25 km (2 miles) down on the right. 

 

Directions from USA: Take the I-190 N to the Queenston-Lewiston Bridge. Once in Canada, follow the Niagara River Parkway towards Niagara-on-the-Lake. Turn left onto East-West Line (Kurtz Orchards will be on the corner.) Turn left onto Niagara Stone Road. 20 Bees Wine is located approximately 6 km along Niagar Stone Road on the left. 

Further Information

Diamond Estates Wines and Spirits

 

Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits - 20 Bees http://www.diamondestates.ca/wineries#20Bees

Ownership & Management

Murray Marshall, President and Chief Executive Officer of Diamond Estates"Diamond Estates Wines & Spirits Ltd. is an award-winning wine and spirits distribution and marketing organization based in Toronto with a national brand management and sales team. Since its inception, the company has grown to become one of Canada's top agencies representing some of the most compelling beverage alcohol brands in today's marketplace." "Diamond Estates also produces, distributes and markets wines nationally from its own Niagara wineries: Birchwood Estate, EastDell Estates, De Sousa Wine Cellars, Lakeview Cellars, Dan Aykroyd Winery (based out of Lakeview Cellars), and in 2008, Twenty Bees."

Accessibility

Wine Boutique Fully Accessible

Address

20 Bees Wine
1067 Niagara Stone Road/Regional Road 55,
Virgil, Ontario
L0S 1T0 Municipality Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Telephone

(905) 641-1042

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude 43.206135
Longitude -79.142615

Administration

Diamond Estates - The Winery
1067 Niagara Stone Road
Virgil, Ontario
L0S 1T0
Tel (905) 641-1042
Fax (905) 641-9879
Email TheWinery@diamondwines.com
Website http://www.diamondestates.ca/

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