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.
For a COMPLETE local beverage tour, but here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
We brew our custom crafted beer in small batches, using only four ingredients: pure filtered water, select hops, choice malted barley and yeast.
Growing premium wine grapes & producing wines with outstanding fruit characteristics since 1970. Daily wine tasting and education, monthly events, corporate events and private tours.
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.
Our small production VQA winery is family run and has been in operation for over 50 years (since 1955). We offer a variety of white wine, red wine, ice wine, and, most recently, Shiny Apple Cider.