5 star rating: Highly Recommended 17 Reviews

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  • Location: Niagara Falls, Canada
  • Duration:  5.5 hours
Taste the best of the Niagara-on-the-Lake wine region, part of the larger Wine Country Ontario region, on this small-group tour. Niagara-on-the-Lake is not only known for being a picturesque, quaint town on the shores of Lake Ontario, but is also famous for its amazing wine and delicious dining options. On this 5.5-hour tour, you will visit with a professional guide some of the wonderful wineries in the area, tasting different varietals, including Ontario's famous ice wine. Then enjoy a 3-course lunch or dinner at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's finest restaurants.

Highlights

  • 5.5-hour wine-tasting tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country
  • Taste a variety of wines, including ice wine, at both boutique and large-production wineries (tasting fees included)
  • Take a guided tour from the vineyard to the tasting room at a large showcase winery
  • Enjoy a 3-course gourmet lunch or dinner at one of the area's most acclaimed restaurants
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included for Niagara-on-the-Lake or Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Small-group tour limited to 15 ensures a more intimate experience with your guide

What You Can Expect

Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine-Tasting Tour with Gourmet Lunch or Dinner

Wine Tasting in Niagara-on-the-Lake

A visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake is not complete without a wine tour to sample the area’s delicious regional wines and foods! On this small-group tour, visit a selection of wineries, ranging from boutique to large production, for tastings of the region’s varietals. Then dine on a gourmet 3-course lunch or dinner at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's finest restaurants. Both tour options include hotel pickup in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Niagara Falls, Ontario.

Wine-Tasting Tour with Lunch
: Head first to one of the largest showcase wineries in the region: Jackson Triggs or Inniskillin Winery.. Here, go on a guided vineyard-to-tasting-room tour of the winery, followed by a wine tasting. Your second stop will be at one of the many boutique, family-owned wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, such as Reif Estate Winery or Caroline Cellars, for more tastings of exquisite Canadian wine. After your tastings, make your way to one of the best winery restaurants in the area for a 3-course lunch of the freshest seasonal and regional foods.

Wine-Tasting Tour with Dinner: Visit four different wineries throughout the afternoon, including one fully guided vineyard-to-tasting-room tour. Enjoy a 3-course dinner at one of the most highly acclaimed winery restaurants in the Niagara-on-the-Lake area: either OliV Restaurant at Strewn Winery, The Pillar and Post or The Riverbend Inn. All the restaurants use the freshest regional and seasonal ingredients to create some of the best cuisine in Ontario.

See the Itinerary section below for sample menus.

Itinerary

Sample Lunch Menu (varies seasonally)
First Course, choice of:
Seasonally inspired soup du jour
Daily fish soup
Garden greens with black currant vinaigrette and toasted almonds

Main Course, choice of:
Asparagus, spring herb and brie omelet served with greens
Daily pasta feature
Fennel seed- crusted pork tenderloin with balsamic and pommery mustard sauce

Dessert, choice of:
Hazelnut- crusted lemon chèvre cheese cake
Cardamom- scented crème caramel

Coffee or Tea

Sample Dinner Menu at Pillar and Post (varies seasonally and by restaurant)
First Course, choice of:
Cesar salad (romaine tossed in garlic buttermilk dressing with shaved parmesan cheese, focaccia croutons and bacon bits)
Mixed greens (baby lettuces tossed with Vidalia onion vinaigrette and garnished with dried cherries, cranberries and toasted seeds)
Soup du jour

Main Course, choice of:
Marrakech salmon (baked Atlantic salmon with Moroccan spice and beet gaufrette, wilted rocket and pesto-smashed potato)
Maple Dijon- glazed chicken (mascarpone- and pecan-stuffed chicken with pesto pomme puree and haricots verts)
Slow-roasted prime rib (with horseradish jus and garlic and chive Yorkshire pudding)
Pan-fried gnocchi (with chorizo sausage, grilled corn, N icoise olives and crumbled feta cheese)

Dessert :
Chef's selection

Dinner includes a glass of house red or white wine and coffee or tea

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We went with GRAPE ESCAPE WINE TOURS. Pat our driver was very nice, friendly and very helpful. I would tour again with Pat. The gourmet lunch we had was great. Also only having 5 people in the van made it extra nice, because we could take our time and not feel rushed, like on large bus tours. Would tour again with GEW Tours with Pat. Thank you for making are tour very enjoyable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

very nice tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Ian, our driver, was delightful. Full of stories, told us the history of some areas, and was able to answer all our questions. Dinner was delicious in a beautiful setting. The wine tastings were wonderful. I can't think of any more positive adjectives--it was an excellent activity.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

June 17, 2015. I absolutely loved this tour! The meal was the best of our entire trip. Our driver was wonderful and so friendly. There were only four people on our tour, so it was very personal. We were able to take our time and ask questions. I would highly recommend this tour when you visit Niagara!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour with a wonderful group of people and an excellent driver/host.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great driver and at all the winery's they took care of us. We already told our friends about the Grape Escape Wine Tours. Thanks

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our tour was through Grape Escape. Our driver, Paul D., was excellent. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and entertaining. I would definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Had a fabulous day very enjoyable, lunch was superb, great value for money. John the guide was patient, knowledgeable and made the day thanks John. Billy and Janice Scotland

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

A most enjoyable tour. The guide was a 10. She was very knowledgable and so friendly and helpful. Very flexible tour needs and wants. Gourmet lunch was very nice. Staff were efficient and personable. Would revisit with maybe 1 or 2 wineries and several hours in Niagara on the Lake. So quaint. It is a must go see.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

We had a great time on this tour. It was nice getting to visit some of the smaller, yet excellent, wineries in the region. Definitely recommended.

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