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).
OPEN Daily for Wine Tastings
in our Grand Escarpment Room
Join the team at Kacaba Vineyards in our Grand Escarpment Room for indoor and socially-distanced wine tastings. We are conducting wine tastings 7 days a week, from 11 am – 5 pm.
- $25 per person
- Prepaid reservation for parties of 1 to 6
- Tastings are Guaranteed by Reservation. Walk-ins by chance
- Tasting fees are redeemable towards any 2-bottle purchase of wine per person.
- All Tasting Bars limited to a maximum of 6 guests. Larger groups are asked to contact [email protected]
- 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.
- Wine by the Glass is available daily, no reservation required
Do you prefer Red or White? No matter what the answer is Kacaba Vineyards has got you covered. With our tasting flights, enjoy a series of four samples selected from our award-winning portfolio and discover a new favourite.
- We have a variety of flights starting at $15 (2 oz pours)
- No reservation required
3550 King Street
Open Daily 10 am – 6 pm
Tastings are available 7 days a week, 11 am - 5 pm. Book online or call the winery to make an appointment.
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.