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Where Old World Meets New World

Founded in 1993

 

by Gary Pillitteri, and sourcing grapes from several family vineyards, winemaker Aleksandar Kolundzic crafts fresh Riesling and Pinot Grigio, as well as deep, age-worthy Cabernet and Merlot.

 

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 Family Values

 

are what drive us.  For Gary and Lena Pillitteri the opening of the winery was the culmination of a lifelong dream.

 

Gary's son Charles, daughters Connie and Lucy, son-in-law Jamie and all of his grandchildren work at the winery regularly.

 

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A History of Excellence

 

dating back to our first ever Icewine winning Gold, Pillitteri has ammased over 600 wine awards and acolades.

 

Situated in our awards room is the family Heirloom.  The Carretto, a symbol of the family and their old world roots

 

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One-of-a-Kind Barrel Cellar

 

The focal point of the cellar is the monolithic concrete table, it is the longest concrete table in North America.  

 

Hanging above are 23 stunning stainless steel chairs each is uniquely marked, symbolically telling the story of the family.

 

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Largest Estate Icewine

 

producer.  Exporting our prized “nectar-of-the-Gods” to over 30 countries around the world. We produce some of the rarest Icewines in the world.

 

Icewine is only produced in the coldest days in winter, when the air reaches -8°C and the grapes are pressed frozen.

 

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Welcome to Pillitteri Estates Winery On-line

Pillitteri Estates Winery is the world’s largest estate producer of Icewine. Situated in the middle of Niagara Wine Country in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Pillitteri is a favourite stop on many Niagara winery tours, or for those experiencing wine country on their own.  We offer our guests the opportunity to tour our barrel cellar, and taste our top quality table wine and Niagara icewine. As a VQA winery, Pillitteri takes pride in what we produce, as has been proven repeatedly in our 700+ wine awards.

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