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.

COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):



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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 Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery Beverage TourismHenry of Pelham Family Estate Winery

A small 150-acre estate vineyard located on the Niagara Bench, on land was first deeded to the famil 1794,and operated as a winery since 1988. With small yields, and meticulous care the handmade wines meet the highest standards of quality.

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view listing for Frog Pond FarmBeverage TourismFrog Pond Farm

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.

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view listing for Thirty Bench Vineyard and Winery Beverage TourismThirty Bench Vineyard and Winery

The main vineyard was established in 1980 under the name French Oak Vineyards. The first few acres of Riesling vines (planted in 1980) are some of the oldest in the area with additional vines added over the years.

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view listing for Daniel Lenko Estate WineryBeverage TourismDaniel Lenko Estate Winery

The Lenko family has supplied high quality vinifera grapes to many fine Niagara wineries for over 40 years, winning awards in both local and international competitions. All wines are proprietor grown, VQA appellation, and estate bottled.

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view listing for Mountain Road Wine CompanyBeverage TourismMountain Road Wine Company

Wstate grown and bottled wines from our own family vineyards. Old plantings (1983) on the sloping terracesof Beamsville Bench produce balanced vines in harmony with their environment

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COMPLETE local beverage tours

Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map