Renowned for its wine culture and innovation, the Niagara region is a popular destination for visitors staying at Niagara Falls. Skip the stress of planning or sailing on a day trip to four of the area’s top vineyards. Besides wine tastings at each stop on the day’s itinerary, enjoy round-trip transportation from select hotels and free time to explore Niagara-on-the-Lake. You can book the Niagara Wine Tours online at affordable prices. Now let’s explore how Niagara wine tours mesmerize the travelers.
After stopping at a vineyard like South brook Vineyards, a good idea is to take a stroll through Niagara-on-the-Lake, a charming town that retains its historic center from the 19th century. Here you can walk in the shade of the trees, visit shops and delve into the sophisticated gastronomic scene based on regional products. Then, pedal to nearby orchards and vineyards to buy berries, peaches and lavender that you will pick with your own hands, or join the tours and tastings they organize. For theater lovers, it is best to organize the visit between April and November, to coincide with the Shaw Festival, an event that includes all kinds of productions, from classics to experimental theater.
Niagara Wine Route
In a relatively short drive, you will find almost 100 wineries, such as Di Profit Wines, Small Talk Vineyards or Five Rows Craft Winery (the favorite of the critics), many of which only sell their products in Canada. The Niagara Wine Route takes you to most of these establishments, including the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and the town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Pedal this route and combine the ride with excursions, tastings and good food. Looking for a more complete experience? Attend a workshop, have a picnic, or reserve your spot at a dinner with a winemaker.
Let yourself be guided
If you’d rather let someone else do the planning and equipment, discover Niagara in the company of expert bike tour guides. Ontario by Bike organizes small-group weekend getaways across the province, including the Niagara area. You can also contact Zoom Leisure, which rents bicycles for those who prefer to tour on their own and organizes different activities, from visits to wineries to picnics in vineyards. Grape Escapes Wine Tours is another agency that can take you on a tour of the Niagara Peninsula, with bikes and equipment included.
Niagara is the undisputed world leader in ice wine. If you want to know more about this variety, hire a personalized tour, or visit the different specialized establishments on your own. Topping the list is Inniskillin Wines, a pioneer in the area. In this winery you can take a guided tour, taste the ice-wine or book a private event, such as a Canadian cooking class or a lunch accompanied by local wines. You can also taste the rich, golden-hued wine made from frozen grapes. Don’t miss the Pillitteri Estates Winery, either, especially their ice wine tasting sessions. The Ice House Winery is known for its ice-wine cocktails and shakes. If your bike ride coincides with the winter months, don’t forget to bring several layers of clothing.