Niagara Falls Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Niagara Falls & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
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Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Kacaba Vineyards Winery is a premium small batch winery located on prime bench land of The Niagara Escarpment in Vineland, Ontario.
Our vines are situated on 23 acres of rolling hills on the Twenty Mile Bench along the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada. We farm naturally and without the use of insecticides, growing wine in a way that is healthy and completely unique.
King's Court Estate Winery is a seven-generation, family-owned and operated winery situated in Southern Ontario, with its roots in Germany.
Established on an 1845 homestead, the 75 acre Estate planted with German Riesling vines has evolved into a world class winery and restaurant. Enjoy vineyard view dining. Winery, Restaurant and B&B Cottage
Vineyard planted May 2001 with Chardonnay, Riesling and Cabernet Franc. First harvest was in Fall 2003 with wine being released 2004. Eveningside Vineyards tasting room is open weekends only July 3 through August 31.
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