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.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Our wine portfolio has a focus on red wines as well as wines made in time-honoured Italian traditions. We welcome you to our Dining Room where we offer casual Italian-inspired food that goes so well with our wines.
Founded in 1999, EastDell Estates sits on 65 picturesque acres of the Beamsville Bench along the Niagara West Wine Route. Tour the winemaking facility, and sample (and shop for) EastDell's award-winning wines at the Bench Bistro
Ontario's first certified organic winery (2001) we take pride in crafting premium organic wines using only environmentally sustainable practices. Harmony in nature is the prerequisite for great authentic wine.
Leading producer of premium VQA wines, our wines have won over 300 awards in International competition.Tours all day, everyday, seminar and sample tastings in our Wine Boutique. Dine at the Winery and Vineyard Cafe Restaurant. Open year round.
A proud producer of exceptional VQA wines. Since 1985, Stoney Ridge has endeavoured to produce unique, Canadian wines that exhibit clear varietal character while capturing the essence of the Niagara terroir.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map