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
We brew our custom crafted beer in small batches, using only four ingredients: pure filtered water, select hops, choice malted barley and yeast.
This 20 acre estate, run by Joseph Pohorly, a legend in the wine industry, has been recognized for producing a variety of award-winning wines. Visit the Tasting Bar, Wine Boutique and take a tour of the vineyards and cellars
The winery sits in vineyards whose beauty rivals the world's fabled wine districts, growing and vinifying premium grape varieties using time-honoured techniques in winemaking passed down over thirteen generations. Groups welcome.
Legends Estates Winery offers breathtaking waterfront views amongst acres of vineyard, and is the ideal setting to make your wedding day even more memorable.
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.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map