No Complaints, Just Wine
As Ontario’s most active wine region with more than 90 sprawling wineries, wine country in Niagara is has a little something for everyone. Feel like you’re on a European countryside when you stop in at Château des Charmes, be among friends on the 100-year old farm turned winery, Ravine Vineyard, or experience a love affair with great wine and food at Two Sisters Vineyards – this is just a sample of what you’ll encounter as you journey through Niagara wine country.
Cheers to Niagara Beers
Wander beyond the beaten path and explore Niagara’s newest trail, The Ale Trail. Increasingly known for the growing craft beer scene, you’ll want to be sure to #ExploreNiagara at more than one of the local breweries. From the classic revamped red barn brewery, Oast House, known for its signature American Pale Ale, to the award-winning Niagara Brewing Company situated in the heart of Clifton Hill and tons more along the way!
Get WHISKEY-ed Away
While Niagara is known for the vines, it’s worth paying a visit to the region’s newest alcohol allure – distilleries! An essential for the thirsty traveller, be sure to visit Wayne Gretzky Estates. Canadian through and through, Gretzky’s no. 99 Red Cask Whiskey is finished in red wine casks from his winery, a real game changer! Take home a piece of history when you visit Niagara Falls Craft Distilleries, and grab a bottle of their Barrelling Annie’s Rye Whiskey – named after the first person to survive riding over Horseshoe Falls in a barrel! Rest assured, you’ll have another stop to make early 2018 with the opening of the Canadian Niagara Distillery!
Beyond the Booze
Make your day winery, brewery and distillery hopping perfect with the expertise of a guided tour. Whether you go with award-winning Niagara Vintage Wine Tours who offer year-round wine and culinary adventures, scenery, landmarks and wine in one with Magnificent Tours or bike rentals with the option of a guide or self-led tour with Niagara Wine Tours or Grape & Wine Tours you’ll find your perfect experience.
For those partial to the distinct sweetness and dessert flavour of Niagara icewine, be sure to visit during the Niagara Icewine Festival or Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village. You’ll encounter extraordinary evenings of irresistible wine and food pairings, along with outdoor activities such as exploring ice street villages and marshmallow roasting along the famed wine route.