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
Growing premium wine grapes & producing wines with outstanding fruit characteristics since 1970. Daily wine tasting and education, monthly events, corporate events and private tours.
Award-winning winery, at the base of the Niagara Escarpment in the midst of vineyards dating back to late 1800's. Free Wine Tasting from our generous list of Native Labrusca and European Vinifera Wines. Gallery and gift shop.
DOMAINE VAGNERS is truly a farmgate operation; handpicking, pressing, fermenting, and selling premium vinifera made wines through the “barn door” The limited production scale is just the way the former wine judge prefers it.
Château des Charmes was founded in 1978 by Paul Bosc, a fifth generation French winegrower. Paul and his young family arrived in Niagara in the 1960's with the idea that growing our own grapes was the best way to make fine wine.
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.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map