Calling all wine lovers! If you’re itching to finally get back to the vineyard, it’s time to pack your bags. Multiple wineries in Ontario have announced that they are now opening for the season and you can do tastings all day long.
Just because some of your summer plans have been put on hold, doesn’t mean you need to forget about your favourite hobby. As parts of the province continue to reopen, wineries in Ontario have announced that they will now be welcoming guests for tastings.
However, it is important to note that some of these estates ask that you make a wine tasting reservation in advance, so make sure to check online before making the drive out to the county.
Whether you love visiting PEC, Niagara-on-the-Lake, or Essex County, there are a variety of adorable places to visit to enjoy the sunny weather.
With many properties opening up outdoor patios, you can even enjoy a bite to eat and explore the endless vineyards around the area.
Closson Chase Vineyards
If your favourite colour is purple, this is the place to go! Located in Prince Edward County, this bright barn is now open 7 days a week.
The vineyard has set up an adorable patio with tons of shade. So you can grab your tastings and enjoy while taking in the gorgeous outdoor views.
Offering one of the best views in town, Megalomaniac Winery is now reopen for business. The Niagara vineyard is only offering pre-booked tastings, so make sure to register online.
You can choose 4 wines to sample with your group of 2-4. You also get to take home a souvenir govino reusable glass.
Sprucewood Shores Estate Winery
If you’re looking to add a little bit of romance to your wine trip, this is the place to be. Sprucewood Shores is not only open for tastings, but also for picnics.
You can grab a picnic basket, some of your vino, and enjoy the afternoon lounging on the vast estate. You can order online for pickup daily.
Calling all Instagrammer! This amazing winery is not only offering tastings, but it is jammed packed with photo opportunities.
Spend your day posing in front of the flower wall before enjoying some vino on the estate. They also have a patio restaurant that is open Wednesday to Sunday by reservation.
13th Street Winery
One of my all-time favourites, 13th Street Winery in St. Catharines offers amazing wine and has amazing art installations scattered across the property.
Reservations for tastings are recommended and are held under the covered pavilion on site.
Fielding Estate Winery
Nothing screams winery more than some vino and cheese. Fielding Estate Winery is offering a variety of tastings on their outdoor patio, as well as a daily selection of artisanal cheese plates.
You can also take in the stunning views of Lake Ontario while sampling some of the estate ciders as well.
Nestled in the heart of Whitchurch-Stouffville, this winery will transport you to Europe with its stunning decor. With a maximum of 6 people per table, you can book tastings in advance.
This is also the perfect place to stop for lunch, as the joint offers a variety of mouth-watering brick over pizzas.
If you don’t have plans to head out to wineries in Ontario just yet, there are also a variety of boozy cocktails that you can enjoy inside of the city of Toronto.
You can head over to Hey Lucy, where they offer $5 martinis on Wednesday nights.
If you like your wine frozen, there are also a variety of spots in the 6ix that offer the perfect pink froze that will keep you cool all summer long.