- 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
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.
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)
Dinner includes a glass of house red or white wine and coffee or tea
Wonderful experience, our guide was very helpful. This is really the only way to do a wine tour! The group was small only 6, the ride very comfortable, lunch fantastic! Our guide managed all our purchases from the store to the hotel. Thank You!!
It was so very informative...the wineries were great the majority of them and to end with that wonderful dinner was superb.
Fabulous day out.Our driver Brian was great fun,we had a great group of people on the bus with us and as we enjoyed more wine we all got more chatty.
The wineries were great,although one was very busy as it was a Saturday afternoon and the meal was superb....could not recommend more highly
This was our first time on a wine tasting tour. What great fun! We had an excellent tour guide who brought us to different type of wineries. We learned a lot as to what type of wines we like and do not like. Ice wine is the best!
I did this one already but it was so AWESOME I'll do it again, S U P E R B!!! Would do this again and again, We went at the best time as the group was small and the tour was so we got to see more and talk more and then we had dinner with the owners and they were a BLAST!! THANKS GRAPE ESCAPE!!!!!
Our guide made our trip, he was very knowledgeable and a gentleman. We enjoyed the wineries, our lunch was great and in a beautiful setting and he even threw in a quick trip through Niagara on the Lake. Overall, worth the money and a great tour
From the time we were picked up at our hotel in Niagara Falls to the time that we were dropped off at our hotel, we had a wonderful tour of 4 wineries. To top off the evening, we had a wonderful dinner at Oliv restaurant in another winery. Food was very tasty and well prepared and presented. I liked the fact that we toured with only one other couple - we weren't rushed at each winery. Would definitely highly recommend this tour.
Excellent tour and our guide was just fabulous and resourcefull. The lunch was also exquisite! I would recommed this wine tasting tour to wine lovers anywhere.
It was very enjoyable, educational, fun and the lunch in the small vineyard wonderful.
I had a great time on our tour! Bob, our driver was very knowledgeable about the area and wineries. I really liked that it was a small group, only 9 of us, so it felt more intimate and we could ask questions to the tasters at the wineries. All of the wineries we visited were great, everyone friendly and welcoming. We had the dinner tour and our meal was fabulous, totally gourmet and a great way to end the day!