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
Premium and ultra-premium VQA (Vintners' Quality Alliance) Ontario wines such as an award-winning Bordeaux-style, oak-aged red wine produced from high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes grown at the property.
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.
Located just outside Niagara-on-the-Lake, discover our award winning VQA wines, and monthly wine education events, or dine at the restaurant, or take a cooking class at Canada's only winery cooking school.
Legends Estates Winery offers breathtaking waterfront views amongst acres of vineyard, and is the ideal setting to make your wedding day even more memorable.
Serving fine, hand crafted beers in a comfortable setting where friends are made and kept in this St. Catharines brewpub with 4 original house beers: