Niagara Falls Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours

Craft Breweries & BrewPubs The Niagara Falls & area has a number of Craft breweries, brew pubs, wineries and even craft distilleries (subject to local liquor board approval). We were VERY surprised by the number we have found! There is a lot of interest in what is called "Beverage Tourism". This is perfect for those taking a kid-free vacation or weekend.

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.

Vineyards & Wineries 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. They use the freshest, local (even organic, in some cases) ingredients for an appreciable local flavour.

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Here some featured local listings, but are SO FAR from the full list. See feature stories, linked at the top of the page or use the Search form at right.

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view listing for Harbour Estates Winery Beverage TourismHarbour Estates Winery

Dedicated to the production of fine VQA wines, with an emphasis on red viniferas from 30 acres of red vinifera grapes including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. With 1800 feet fronting on Jordan Harbour.

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view listing for Cave Spring Cellars Beverage TourismCave Spring Cellars

The distinct soil and climate of our vineyards on the Beamsville Bench have and will always play a critical role in the ongoing journey of crafting elegant and distinctive cool-climate wines.

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view listing for Thomas & Vaughan Vintners Beverage TourismThomas & Vaughan Vintners

Unique soil, climate and temperature is reflected in the quality of the grapes that grow in the 38 acre vineyard. They grow, produce and bottle all of their own wines resulting in a handcrafted product made in discriminating and limited quantities.

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view listing for Maleta Estate WineryBeverage TourismMaleta Estate Winery

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.

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view listing for Rockway Glen Estate WineryBeverage TourismRockway Glen Estate Winery

Neatly nestled on The Twenty-Mile Bench of the Niagara Escarpment. This appellation elicits comparisons to the wine regions of Burgundy and New Zealand for both beauty and wine quality. Golf, Dine, Events.

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Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map