You Can Drink Wine in a Heated Igloo at This Niagara Winery

Looking for a unique winery experience in Niagara? Fielding Estate Winery has its own heated wine domes for you to enjoy!

This unique wine dome lounge will be absolutely MAGICAL during the snowfall! It’ll be like your very own snow globe! Fielding Estate Winery offers this fun activity which is perfect during the winter months!

How perfect and fitting for Canada, eh? They’re each equipped with seating with up to six with couches, chairs and tables, complete with their own lighting. They all have their own heater and vented panels, if needed.

Last updated: November 2022

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About Fielding Estate Winery

Fielding Estate Winery has been in the region for 15 years (I actually worked in this vineyard during my summer co-op when I was studying Geography at Ryerson University!), and is one of many wineries found in the Niagara Region. Their wine is made from 100% Niagara grapes and their cider is pressed from local apples.

Fielding Winery is nestled on the escarpment in Beamsville, and offers stunning views of Lake Ontario and beyond in a relaxed atmosphere. 

If you didn’t know, Beamsville (where I live!) is a part of Lincoln, which encompasses Beamsville, Vineland, and Jordan, in the Niagara Region and is the largest wine-producing area in Ontario! It’s known collectively as Twenty Valley. Niagara wines are some of the best!

There are over 50 wineries and vineyards in the Niagara Peninsula! And – fortunately for me, all of them are within a 30 minute drive of my house, with 20 of them being only 5 minutes from my doorstep. Jealous yet?😂

It’s only a short hour drive from Toronto or Buffalo. The Niagara Region offers some of the best award-winning boutique wineries, and many are family-owned!

Our experience

We came here for my birthday earlier this month, and it was so awesome!

I booked our wine dome a few weeks in advance, and I’m glad I did because they booked up quick! There are 12 domes available to reserve for use for 90 minutes – plenty of time to sample a few wines and enjoy the scenery! 

inside the wine dome

My mom and I ordered a flight of 3 (Lot 17 Riesing, Gewurztraminer, and Pinot Noir Rose, since even though it’s fall I still haven’t switched back to my red wine!). My dad ordered a glass of Pinot Gris, and Dana, who isn’t really a wine drinker but is a huge cider fan, opted for a can of their craft cider.

tasting flight of 3 wines

Since it was only 3 in the afternoon we figured we better eat something – especially since I hadn’t eaten anything that day and went on a hike during the insanely gorgeous 75 degree day we had!

We ordered cheese and crackers with preserves which was more than enough for the four of us.

We lounged – with the side panels open.

It was unusually warm this day (we were in tank tops and t-shirts!!!) and since the domes are transparent, they can act like a magnifying glass. Thankfully the sun sets earlier in November so soon enough the trees provided us with cooling shade.

dome lighting fielding winery

This is definitely a unique experience I want to do when it’s cold and dark out to test out the heaters and see the magic come alive at night!

Thanks to Fielding for the surprise glass of bubbly for my birthday.😊

How to reserve

Each dome can be reserved online for 1.5 hours for $20 (non-refundable). Enjoy wine flights, wine by the glass, cider, and cheese & crackers! 

You can also book a premium guided indoor tasting experience along with their indoor wine lodge.

Seating is limited, so if you want to grab a spot in this whimsical wintry wonderland, be sure to book in advance!

Fielding wine domes

What’s on the menu

Glasses of wine range from $9-$22, or you can get a flight of 3 for $15, or 4 for $20, which (in my opinion) is the best way to sample what they have on offer!

My personal favourites are the Lot 17 Riesling and the Sparkling Brut!

If you want to enhance your winter experience with snacks, you can do that too! Order cheese (it’s a whole wedge!) and crackers, preserves, olives and more.

inside the wine dome lounge

Make a day of it!

Fielding Winery is located on Locust Lane – surrounded by 2 other wineries on this street alone – Locust Lane Winery and Hidden Bench, plus 4 more around the corner! You can access all of these within a 3 minutes’ drive – making the perfect winery visit to Niagara.

Fielding Estate Winery is also along the Bruce Trail if you’re up for some winter hiking! The Niagara Region is also a fun place to explore outdoors in the winter. See what there is to do around Niagara!

You should also plan a visit to Historic Grimsby Beach – it’s a short 10 minute drive from Beamsville Bench and it’s like stepping into a child’s fairy tale!

sunset in wine country

How to get there

dome entrance

Final Thoughts

Experience Canadian winter in Style at Fielding Estate Winery in their new Wine Dome Lounge! I can’t wait to come back here when it’s snowing.

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30 Comments

  1. Taylor
    November 27, 2020 / 8:12 pm

    Wow this winery looks like a blast! I really want to visit and sit in one of those heated igloos (maybe next year)! It looks like you and your mom had a nice time. 🙂

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 28, 2020 / 6:42 am

      Thanks Taylor! I’m sure you’d love it too!

  2. November 28, 2020 / 12:52 am

    I love the experience, Sarah. It looks super fun and safe at the same time! I can picture the same set up in my home town in big town squares where you can fit a few igloos.

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 28, 2020 / 6:30 am

      It’s so unique! A lot of our local places are setting these up this year – it’s really the only way they can continue to have guests! It’s so creative! Hope you get some too. 🙂

  3. November 28, 2020 / 7:29 am

    What a nice idea! Tasting wine in those cute igloos must be such a charming experience! Perfect given the current pandemic context! I would love to try that!

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 28, 2020 / 5:17 pm

      It soooo is!!! I was so excited to learn they had this. It’s the perfect winter experience!

  4. Alexandra
    November 28, 2020 / 11:19 am

    This is amazing! What a great experience!

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 28, 2020 / 5:21 pm

      I can’t wait to go back when it’s snowing!

  5. November 28, 2020 / 11:27 am

    What an awesome way to tackle COVID safety, while still being (I hate myself for saying this) so Instagrammable.

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 28, 2020 / 5:21 pm

      hahahah it’s so true through! And who would’ve guessed we would be talking about Covid-safety things this winter?!

  6. November 28, 2020 / 12:49 pm

    This is great! Wonderful to have COVID “friendly” and safe things to do.

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 28, 2020 / 5:21 pm

      Absolutely! It’s great that we can still experience a lot of what there is on offer safely!

  7. November 28, 2020 / 1:30 pm

    Ooh I love the look of these igloos! What a fun experience! Given the current climate, I think every restaurant should invest in some of these! They’re so adorable and photogenic! It sounds like an incredible experience! Thanks for sharing it!

    • Sarah
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      November 28, 2020 / 5:22 pm

      It’s such a great idea isn’t it? I think we’ll see a lot more of these types of things!

  8. November 28, 2020 / 3:16 pm

    This looks amazing! I love that it’s in close proximity to other wineries making it easy to go to multiple in a day.

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 28, 2020 / 5:22 pm

      It really is. Since I live so close to many of them, it’s also dangerous 😉

  9. November 30, 2020 / 3:09 pm

    Oh my gosh, looks like so much fun . You always manage to find the cutest places! I would love to do some wine tasting and a little charcuterie in the dome. Lucky you!

    • Sarah
      Author
      November 30, 2020 / 8:21 pm

      Thank you! I’m definitely lucky to have such great places near me! 🙂

  10. December 1, 2020 / 11:06 am

    This looks amazing! I honestly hope they keep this even after COVID so I can experience it!

    • Sarah
      Author
      December 1, 2020 / 1:38 pm

      Me too! I hope they have this every winter!

  11. Krista
    December 2, 2020 / 5:16 pm

    This looks like SO much fun! I did something similar in NYC, but this scenery looks incredible!. I also love wine flights, they are definitely the best way to get the feel of a winery!

    • Sarah
      Author
      December 3, 2020 / 7:19 am

      Yes!!!! I have some friends in NYC and apparently this is quite common! I’m so glad they’re doing it here now too!

  12. December 2, 2020 / 8:03 pm

    This is so freaking cool! What a great idea, and it looks so elegant and yet distance-friendly. I’m not a big fan of the cold, so I’m glad to hear they added heat!

    • Sarah
      Author
      December 3, 2020 / 7:19 am

      It was the perfect touch to make this a winter activity. It’s so awesome they put these up!

  13. December 2, 2020 / 8:24 pm

    This is such an awesome idea. I’m not even a big fan of wine but I really want to do this. I’d be there for the cheese. Man is that a lot of cheese! Such a unique concept, and perfect for the colder winter months

    • Sarah
      Author
      December 3, 2020 / 7:18 am

      Yes!!!! My husband isn’t a big wine fan either so he got their cider and really liked it. There is a lot of artisan cheese around here too, so you’d love that!

  14. December 2, 2020 / 9:09 pm

    I absolutely love the igloo idea. You are so lucky that there are activities as such that you can do around your area in a safe manner. In times like this, creativity will make businesses stay afloat.

    • Sarah
      Author
      December 3, 2020 / 7:18 am

      I completely agree! I think it’s genius!

  15. Aditi Sharma
    December 3, 2020 / 5:50 am

    Just a few weeks back we took a short road trip to Niagara Falls and I was amazed to see all the wineries nearby. I remember thinking then that we have to return for sampling some of the famous wines of the region and so visiting this particular winery and the unique experience of enjoying a glass of wine in a heated igloo while it is snowing sounds so romantic. The guided indoor wine tasting experience sounds fun and thanks for the tip regarding booking the igloo in advance.

    • Sarah
      Author
      December 3, 2020 / 7:20 am

      Awesome! You definitely need to do a wine tour when you visit next – there is NO shortage of wineries around here to check out!

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