Trius Winery Restaurant | Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
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Another Winery restaurant worth visiting is Trius Winery Restaurant in Virgil part of the Niagara On The Lake area. This is another feather on the Andrew Peller Limited cap yet it looks and feel different than the Peller Estate winery. While the latter is set in a more classic French chateau , Trius is more new world type , rustic , human scale almost like a tiny village.
The restaurant is truly elegant but not ostentatious,with a nice patio overlooking the vineyards. The covered path next to the establishment is used for parties to serve drinks and small plates.
The food is excellent as it is beautifully plated. Charcuterie and cheese platters can easily make up a relaxed lunch paired with excellent wines produced right there. My favourite is the Trius Cabernet Franc, one of the best values around. One word on Cabernet Franc in Ontario. Lighter than cabernet sauvignon it is used in Bordeaux blends although predominant in St Emilion and the Loire’s Chinon as a single grape. In Ontario, it seems to have found a great terroir to flourish and produce great wines.
The taste varies from winery to winery making it an always a pleasure to drink it with or without food.
The menu at Trius reflect the talented kitchen team and their leader Frank Dodd. The service is professional, friendly and in a word impeccable.
Another great Winery and restaurant to pay a visit to this summer.