Niagara-on-the-Lake Winery Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

76984


Categories

Food and Wine

Details

Kid Friendly: No. The tour is suitable for children who do not require a child seat.

Friendly: No.
You must be able to get in and out of a car

Maximum travelers: 4

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent)

Wine Tasting Tour


If you like wine, this is the tour for you. You will visit 4 wineries and also spend an hour in Niagara-on-the-Lake Old Town. I learnt a great deal about the wine industry while living for 20 years in Germany. Many of the German grape varieties can be found here in Niagara, e. g. Riesling & Gewurztraminer. Most of the wineries were established by European immigrants, the first one opening in 1975. Since then the industry has flourished to over 100 wineries in the Niagara Peninsula. The big attraction here is Icewine. A dessert wine made from frozen grapes. Niagara has the perfect climate for Icewine production, which is now exported worldwide. I can explain the whole Icewine making process to you. While we are in the area we will also make a mini-tour of Niagara-on-the-Lake Old Town and then I will leave you to explore the town for an hour. We will then visit another 1 or 2 wineries before making our way back to Niagara Falls along the beautiful parkway.

Itinerary

From your pick-up point we will make our way through the beautiful Niagara Fruitbelt to the first winery. The wine tasting experience will usually take about 30 to 45 minutes and then we will continue to the next winery. After the 2nd winery I will offer you the chance to have a lunch break and take you on a mini-tour of the Niagara-on-the-Lake old town. Then it is on to the 3rd winery to try some more wines before carrying on to the 4th winery. On the way back to your drop-off point we can stop in and see a glass-blowing demonstration if you wish. There you can also do some local shopping.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your pick-up will be at your address, or hotel in the Niagara Falls area at the pre-arranged time, 9.00 or 10.00 a.m. or 1.00 or 2.00 p.m.

End location: After completion of the tour I will drop you off at the same place I picked you up.

Duration: 4 hours

The tour could exceed the 4 hours, depending on the time spent at each winery.

Transportation

The tour will be conducted using my new air-conditioned 2019 Kia Soul.

What’s Included

Other: All transportation costs and my guiding time are included.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 CAD - This would probably cover cost of lunch if required. Add more for souvenirs if desired.

What’s Extra

Other: All wineries now charge for wine tasting. For domestic wines the cost is normally between $1 to $1.50 per wine. Icewine usually costs between $3 to $5 depending on the brand and the winery. However, the first winery I take you to will give you a tour they call "The Cellar Floor Experience" and FREE tasting of 2 domestic wines, a white Icewine and a red Icewine. For "walk-in" visitors they charge $10 but as my guests there will be no charge. Lunch is also the responsibility of the tour guest.

Restrictions

Due to the possibility of heavy traffic, many tourists, entrance and permit fees, I do not offer a tour of the Niagara Parkway.

A Recent Review of this tour

Bevin is a very friendly, and knowledgeable tour guide. The tour was very well organized and we enjoyed our time with Bevin learning about the history, culture, wine, and other attractions in the area. I am glad we chose Bevin as our tour guide and I highly recommend him to the visitors of Ontario Wine country.
Pouneh Nouri

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