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Nov. 12, 2019 | Tuesday
Editorials and Opinions
Betty & Jane Plunger Patrol: Palatine Hills Estate Winery
Charles Neufeld accepts the Gold Plunger award at Palatine Hills Estates Winery. (Plunger Patrol/Special)

After four decades of grape growing, Palatine Hills Estate Winery has a lengthy history in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It has preserved artifacts that go back to the 1800s. Not just a winery you might stop at for a quick tasting, Palatine Hills has lots to do and is more of a destination stop. Check out the great patio, where you can enjoy a charcuterie board with your wine while engaging in patio games. People come for the history, the wine tours, the tastings, a gathering place for friends and, of course, the wine. Known for its pinot gris this visit had us curious for the rosé. For a small winery, it has many destination qualities. Our destination was the bathrooms.

Quality and an attention to detail that began in the vineyard made its way to their bathrooms. Kudos for being totally accessible. The bathrooms were roomy and well-appointed. Something that really stuck out was the fabulous smell. The bathrooms, like the whole place, smelled of wine, in a good way. Their great smelling bathrooms is just another reason to make Palatine Hills Estate Winery a destination. They were destined for the Plunger Patrol’s 4/5 Gold Plunger Award.

Palatine Hills Estate Winery received 4 / 5 Gold Plungers.

4/5 Gold Plungers

Betty & Jane