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
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 vines are situated on 23 acres of rolling hills on the Twenty Mile Bench along the Niagara Escarpment, Ontario, Canada. We farm naturally and without the use of insecticides, growing wine in a way that is healthy and completely unique.
De Sousa Wine Cellars and vineyards preserves a well-established Portuguese heritage and combines it with Niagara's new world winemaking techniques.
Located in the outskirts of Niagara on the Lake, to grow and produce fine VQA wines. Tour the vineyard and Wine Boutique. There's a Special Events loft for wedding receptions, showers, Stag and Doe, business or charity events.
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.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map