In 1997, Michael Kacaba launched Kacaba Vineyards, saving prime Benchland from a developer’s bulldozer. Today, Michael and his team craft a full range of wines, including their highly awarded estate grown Syrah (Ontario’s oldest plantings). With a view across Lake Ontario to Toronto, guests are welcome to sample wines with multiple awards from Canadian & International competitions, including the Decanter World Wine Awards (UK).
Our Tasting Bars are Re-Opening June 11th! KraVe Patio to Open June 19th!
Our Tasting Bars will be available Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-5pm. Wine by the Glass is available also. Book your seat to enjoy the views of the vineyard while sipping on a glass of Kacaba wine.
NEW – KraVe by Zooma – Summer Patio Menu will be available Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-5pm. Expected opening date is June 19th, 2021. Click here for menu. Reservations strongly recommended due to capacity limits. Book by phone 905.562.5625. Book by text 905.327.1725. Book by email email@example.com
Please note, the following protocols will be in place:
- Tastings are booked by RESERVATION ONLY.
- Wine by the Glass & Patio Dining Reservations are strongly recommended. Walk ups will be accepted if space allows
- Tasting Bars & Outdoor Dining are limited to a maximum of 4 guests at a time
- Reservations will be held for a maximum of 15 minutes. After this time, we will do our best to accommodate late arrivals based on our capacity and other bookings.
- Every Guest must fill out a screening form before their tasting
Limited tasting spots are available each day. Book early (here) to avoid disappointment! Tastings are conducted outdoors at our Open Air Tasting Bar. Guests may choose up to 4 samples from our extensive wine portfolio including whites, reds, reserve wines and ice wine. Tasting fees are redeemable towards any 2 bottle purchase of wine per person.
3550 King Street
Open Daily 10 am – 5 pm
Tastings are available by appointment, Fri-Sun 11am-5pm. Book online or call the winery.
KraVe by Zooma - Summer Patio Menu will be available Saturday & Sunday from 12pm-5pm. Reservations strongly recommended due to capacity limits. Book by phone 905.562.5625. Book by text 905.327.1725. Book by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Vadim Chelekov, Head Winemaker
Vadim’s passion towards farming, oenology and viticulture had started at a very young age. He was surrounded by orchards, berry farms and tractors most of his childhood, spending every summer in the country with his grandparents. His fascination with the flavours and aromas was born while he was picking through the wild raspberry bushes and climbing steep mountain slopes in search of wild strawberries. Vadim’s curiosity to learn the science behind growing grapes and the process of fermentation grew exponentially with his arrival to Canada in the early 2000s and his discovery of the emerging wine production region in Niagara. Through his studies at the University of Western Ontario Vadim obtained a crucial background in sciences that will later help him with a transition into the winemaking and viticulture industry of Southern Ontario. In 2012 Vadim, as a student from Niagara Colledge Wine and Viticulture program, joined Kacaba Vineyards and Winery to complete his practicum school component. Soon, he was offered a full-time cellar position and with time became an assistant winemaker of Kacaba Vineyards and Winery. Concurrently, he achieved WSET 3 Certificate in wines. In December of 2018, Vadim was promoted to a Winemaker and since have dedicated his passion for growing grapes and crafting wines of the highest quality to the Kacaba brand.