A number of years ago, Wine Trail Traveler traveled to Ontario and visited many of the wineries in the region. One of the wineries we visited was Between the Lines Family Estate Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
At the time, one of the questions we had for the owners was, “Why did you choose the name Between the Lines?” In the Wine Trail Traveler review of the winery I wrote about their answer, “The name ‘Between the Lines’ refers to the winery location. Current plans are to sell out of the tasting room. In order to do that, people needed to find the winery. People would call to ask them what lines (roads) they were between. They would say they were between Line 5 and Line 6. It just made sense to call the winery “Between the Lines.” The wine bottle labels show a map of the location of the winery between the lines. GPS coordinates are also part of the label design.”
Since our visit to Between the Lines Family Estate Winery, the winery appears to have made tremendous growth. Today the winery offers four types of Wine Clubs. The Loyalist Package is free and includes the monthly BTL newsletter mailing, first-to-know status for BTL events and exclusive Loft Member events. The only requirement is that you visit the winery occasionally. The next step in the wine club lineup is The Economist. In addition to the benefits of the Loyalist club, members receive six bottles of wines delivered four times a year. Merchandise purchased at the winery will have 15% off. This also includes free tasting for you plus three friends at BTL any time. Price: $475. The Reservist Package, in addition to the Loyalist offerings, you receive six bottles of Reserve wines delivered four times a year, a copy of the winemaker’s notebook, a special t-shirt and two VIP tickets to BTL events. This also includes free tastings for you and three others at anytime. Cost: $800. Looking for a more extravagant wine club, check out The Hedonist Package priced at $2400. As above The Hedonist members receive what the Loyalist receives plus 12 bottles of wines which arrive at the beginning of every month. The Hedonist Package also includes a private winery tour and tasting with Greg and Yannick for you and friends. Members receive four VIP tickets to all events, Yannick’s Notebook and a special t-shirt.
Currently Between the Vines winery offers several types of wine tasting opportunities. When planning to visit, check the winery’s website for events and be sure to receive a ticket. Note that the tours/events are limited to a maximum of 10 people.
The winery is following the pandemic guidelines set by the government of Ontario. The winery website notes, “The maximum people for each tour or tasting will be determined by current social distancing rules required by the Government of Ontario. For the safety of you and our staff, we ask you to comply.”
Wine tasting options include:
- Private Group Tasting
- Grape to Glass Tour
- Black Glass Tasting @BTL
- Decadent Tasting
- Corner Store Cravings and Pairings
- BTL Cheese & Charcuterie Tasting
- Yoga + Brunch (only August 9)
Purchase tickets from the dropdown list for each event. The tickets are considered your reservations.
When you plan to visit any of the Canadian wineries, be sure to check with each winery as to whether it is currently open and what COVID 19 protocol steps they are following.