Icellars Estate Winery is a small boutique VQA member winery located at the heart of Niagara Wine Country.
The 60 acre fallow land was carefully selected by owners Adnan and Elif ICEL based on precise research of ideal growing conditions for premium vinifera varieties Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petite Verdot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Extensive investigation included soil testing and weather data analysis as well as consultation with Brock University scientists, local grape growers and neighbours to determine which varieties would perform best in the vineyard.
The winery uses mainly estate grown fruit from their hand-manicured vines which are tended to by Craig Wismer of Glen Elgin Vineyard Management. The vineyard is also overseen and inspected by owners Adnan and Elif, who walk their vineyard on a daily basis, knowing each vine intimately. They also source premium single vineyard grape varieties like Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc that they don't grow at the estate.
Small batch wines are made by owner/winemaker Adnan with careful onsite consultation of acclaimed consultants Peter Gamble Consulting. Daniel Cumming is our soft spoken assistant winemaker from Australia.
With this team distinct wines that best show the terroir of the farm are produced, inspired by the classic winemaking styles deeply rooted in the history of viticulture and winemaking.
The winery building was designed and built on the principles of having everything under one roof, creating a simple yet functional space. Small lot wines are processed separately by gravity flow in an environmentally friendly design. The simplicity of the architectural design is echoed by offering only our own limited production wines for sale in a practical but cozy tasting room.