I was picked up promptly at 1:50PM for the 2PM tour with dinner by the very nice, intelligent, and personable driver named Brian. He gave us clear instructions and an itinerary on what to expect on the tour and even gave us his backstory which I thought was so nice. Also, he was nice enough to give us suggestions along the way at each winery which I thought was awesome! The tour itself was so worth it in that being driven around to 4 different wineries I saw that there were so many of them and also being able to sip away to your hearts delight at each tasting without having to worry about driving home was so convenient. Each winery had their own vibe and delivered on a great customer experience. All of our servers especially Jennie who was at the Pilliterri winery seemed so genuine and had such a sociable and welcoming personality and convinced me to get a dessert wine there. All in all, each server ranged from very knowledgeable to very personable and it was a great experience throughout. Finally, the last winery included the gourmet dinner which I'm usually leery about and am usually skeptical about that but let me tell you it lived up to the hype! Also, it was very nice to see that a culinary school was also there as well and we got inside information from our server there at Strewn winery that set up the gourmet dinner nicely. I highly recommend this experience to anyone who wants to get a taste of the nice wineries around Niagara-on-the-Lake and can't wait to come back again. If you have a choice of a driver I highly recommend Brian!
We had a fantastic time. Our tour guide Bryan was very knowledgeable about the area. This is the way to enjoy wine tasting and not worry about driving. Dinner was excellent!
My friend and I had a wonderful time. The lunch was very good. Our tour guide, Diane, was fabulous.
Diane made us feel important and was very informative. Diane drove back to our hotel through the scenic roads and gave us some history on the area and wineries . Great time. thank you Diane.
Great tour! Our driver was super nice and informative and made our whole day comfortable. We went to 5 wineries and had lunch at O'Liv sp?. The ability to relax by having someone drive you from winery to winery and still have a good time, safely.... definitely worth it!
This was as perfect as any tour could be. Driver arrived right on time, very friendly, knowledgeable about the area and wines. We visited 4 wineries. At each we experienced friendly knowledgeable staff in the tasting area, no pressure to purchase wines, but of course we did :. The tour of Jackson Triggs was great. Dinner was top rate, I'm a little bit of a foodie and appreciate good quality food and it was great. Full of flavor, the restaurant was beautifully decorated for Christmas. It was just us and another couple, so it was very intimate. Lots of laughs. Our take away is 3 Keiths a wining, 2 Sues a sipping and a Bob with an empty glass. Book the tour you will not be disappointed.
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!
this tour was very good. Bob our tour guide went above and beyond to make it enjoyable. We personally had an unpleasant dinner experience and Bob let it be known. I would not recommend that restaurant but the rest of the tour and our group of people were fantastic. I also left my sunglasses in the van and Bob returned them to our hotel the next morning by 6:30 am. Exceptional service!
A really lovely day out. Bob our driver and guide could not have been more friendly and informative. Lots of really good wines and a beautiful lunch.
Our guide was wonderful and informative and helpful. It was very interesting and the town was beautiful.
Great tour and great day. Brian from Great Escape Wine Tours was a pleasure and full of knowledge. We stopped at 4 wineries and had our fill of tastings, and even an excellent 3 course lunch at Oliv at the Strewn Winery. Highly recommended, and a fair price with hotel pickup and drop off all inclusive. Gratuties are optional, but you must take care of your guides so others can continue to spend the day with well informed people like Brian. Thank you for a great experience!
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
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.
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!
Great tour with a wonderful group of people and an excellent driver/host.