Year round tours in the Niagara area – wineries, distilleries and breweries

Touring the Niagara area can be a unique experience at any time of the year! The winter months are no exception. When outdoor temperatures plummet and indoor activities beckon, you may wish to consider exploring some of the area’s many world class wineries, distilleries and breweries.

Whether making the visit a one-day trip or an overnight getaway, there are boundless opportunities for new tastes and experiences.

Have a designated driver, or better yet, let someone else do the driving and sign up for an adventure with one of the region’s tour operators. At each winery along the way, learn more about the growing and harvesting of Niagara’s grapes, and the intricate processes of wine-making.

The region is not just home to award-winning vineyards and wineries. You can also visit the area’s micro breweries and distilleries. Learn about the brewing of craft beers, hard fruit ciders from locally grown orchards, and micro-distilled spirits such as fine whiskey, vodka, and gin.

Enjoy the complimentary tastings provided to discover new taste passions and local treasures, and take home your favourites from the boutique stores on site.

Stay at one of the many charming bed-and-breakfasts, inns, or hotels anywhere from Niagara Falls to Grimsby. Dine in simple cafés or gourmet fine dining establishments. Local chefs will tempt you with locally grown ingredients prepared and served with care and creativity.

For three weekends in January, bundle up to experience “A Shimmer of Gold” at the annual Icewine Festival. Icewine is the wine made from grapes that have been allowed to freeze on their vines. When the winemaker determines that the ideal temperature has been reached, the grapes are then immediately harvested and then pressed while still frozen. Niagara wineries are the proud home to some of the best icewines in the world!

Complete your food and drink adventure with stops at local country markets for fresh produce and baking, local award-winning cheese makers, spectacular locally made preserves and even a dark chocolate factory.

Whether you’re visiting or live in the area with Niagara’s bounty on your door step, Niagara region in winter is an unforgettable experience.