Niagara on the Lake Wine Tour with Cheese Pairing

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Niagara on the Lake Wine Tour with Cheese Pairing
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Discover Niagara-on-the-Lake’s amazing wine region and sample the area's variety of world-class wines on this morning or afternoon small-group tour! Visit both small and large production wineries, sample delicious varietals, including Ontario's famous ice wine. At ONE of the wineries you will also enjoy a small cheese pairing (please ansure you have breakfast or lunch prior to the tour as the food pairing is provided by one of the wineries and is NOT substantial) Departures in both the morning 10.15am (ending around 1pm) and afternoon 12.30-1pm (ending around 5pm).  Hotel Pick up from any Niagara on the Lake Old Town Hotel is avaiable for the Morning Tour, and any Niagara on the Lake or Niagara Falls Hotel for the Afternoon Departure. ** IMPORTANT NOTE -  Niagara Falls Hotel pick ups are NOT available for the Morning Tour (you can meet at our office at 1627 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara on the Lake). Small group tour provides an intimate experience with a professional guide.
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In Brief

Location:
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Excellent value for money
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide
Overview
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Itinerary
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Stop At: Grape Escape Wine Tours, 1627 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, is a quaint, lakeside town with lots of history and pretty streets, but over the past couple of decades, the town has become more popular due to its blossoming wine region, part of the larger Wine Country Ontario. On this small-group wine tour, sample the best of this region, famous for its extremely picturesque location near the shores of Lake Ontario and for the variety of delicious wines that are produced. During your tour, discover a range of wineries, from boutique to large production, and taste a number of exquisite varietals.

Morning Tour: Begin your 3-hour wine tour with a visit to one of the largest and most well-known wineries in the area. Here, you will have a full guided tour, from vineyard to tasting room, where you will then enjoy a full tasting of the vineyard’s wines. Then continue your tour to two boutique wineries and taste a variety of wines, including Ontario's famous ice wine. At the last winery, you will be served a delicious cheese tasting to accompany your final set of tastings.

Afternoon Tour: After pickup from your hotel in either Niagara-on-the-Lake or Niagara Falls, Ontario, your 4-hour wine tour begins with a full vineyard-to-tasting-room tour at one of the region’s largest and most well-known wineries. After your wine tasting here, continue to three small, family-owned wineries that are considered hidden gems of Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country. At all of the wineries, taste a large range of wines, including Ontario's famous ice wine. At one of the wineries you'll be served a specially prepared cheese tasting to pair with your tasting so you can see the relationship between wine and cheese.

Duration: 4 hours

Pass By: Niagara on the Lake Heritage District, Queen St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0 Canada

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, is a quaint, lakeside town with lots of history and pretty streets, but over the past couple of decades, the town has become more popular due to its blossoming wine region, part of the larger Wine Country Ontario. On this small-group wine tour, sample the best of this region, famous for its extremely picturesque location near the shores of Lake Ontario and for the variety of delicious wines that are produced. During your tour, discover a range of wineries, from boutique to large production, and taste a number of exquisite varietals.

Inclusions

  • Morning Tour is 3 hours (10.15am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon Tour is 4 hours (12.30/1pm - 5pm)
  • Wine-tasting tour through Niagara-on-the-Lake wine country
  • Cheese pairing at ONE of the wineries (this is a small pairing, please ensure you have breakfast or lunch prior to the tour!
  • Professional and knowledgeable guide
  • Morning Tour - Hotel pickup and drop-off from Niagara-on-the-Lake Hotels or Meet at Main Office (NO Niagara Falls Hotels)
  • Afternoon Tour - Hotel pickup and drop-off from Niagara-on-the-Lake Hotels or Niagara Falls Hotels

Exclusions

  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Grape Escape Wine Tours, 1627 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0, Canada

Traveler pickup is offered
Complimentary pick up is offered from any local Niagara on the Lake Old Town Hotel or B&B for Morning Departure, or meet at Grape Escape HQ - NIAGARA FALLS PICK UP IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE MORNING DEPARTURE
Complimentary pick up is offered from any local Niagara on the Lake or Niagara Falls Hotel or B&B for Afternoon Departure, or meet at Grape Escape HQ
Guest must call to confirm pick up time at least 24hrs in advance of the tour date.

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Please note: Morning Departure only includes local Niagara on the Lake Departure points
  • Participants must be 19 years of age to consume alcohol
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Please ensure you have breakfast or lunch before the tour or bring some snacks as the cheese pairing is designed to show the relationship between food and wine rather than be a substantial snack
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

From the booking to the drive home what an experience as a first time taster I had so much fun I learned new things and made new friends the food was amazing the wine was great overall had a great time would recommend would re visit
• Submitted 26 Nov 2019
We had marvelous personal attention as we visited several wineries throughout the Niagara Falls/Lake Region. All the winery hosts knew our tour guide, which facilitated our tours significantly, as we always felt like "insiders" throughout the day's visits. Would highly recommend.
• Submitted 03 Oct 2019
By far one of the best wine tours I've done... Vineyards selected were great and the driver Bob is so informative. Highly recommend the tour. We definitely will be booking another one in the summer. Thanks for an amazing day!!!!
• Submitted 12 Dec 2018
It was very organized and informational, first time to area and learned about area and the regional wines. Learned about Ice Wine for the first time. Great time, Great Fun
• Submitted 25 Sep 2018
We had a great time. A lot of laughter and some excellent iced wine. Diane was very helpful made the excursion fun.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2018
Thank you to our wonderful tour guide Pete! We had seven friends / colleagues attending the Niagara Falls Wine Tour. Started off with pick right at our hotel, on time and ready to go. A nice tour along the Niagara Parkway, sharing history and points of interest. Pete is very knowledgeable. We visited four wineries of various sizes, and each one was unique and shared their stories. Tasting at each location with information on the wine, food pairings and suggested servings. The hosts at each location were also super friendly and accommodating. A great day for all of us and would highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 04 Dec 2017
This tour was outstanding. Loved Bob our tour guide—very knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour. We enjoyed the pickup at our hotel for the afternoon tour.
• Submitted 21 Oct 2017
Loved this!! Got to taste different types of wine and see how it was made. Loved how we didn't have to take money with us and the tastes were included.
• Submitted 10 Oct 2017
Brian was our driver/guide and did a tremendous job! It was an intimate tour as there were only 4 of us in the afternoon. Brian called ahead to verify our pick-up location and to let us know he would there in a couple of minutes. Once in the van,Brian provided a brief rundown of the wineries we would visit. There was a great mix of wineries from very large to small producers. At least 4 samples at each stop and every winery was very friendly and knowledgeable. The region is very proud of their ice wines, and while too sweet for my palate, it was nice to learn about them and try the samples. Favorite stop was probably at Between the Lines. A great afternoon and a fantastic way to sample wine in the region without driving! I highly recommend this tour!
• Submitted 07 Oct 2017
Fun afternoon. David our driver was great, friendly and helpful. We especially liked the wine and cheese pairing at Rancourt.
• Submitted 20 Sep 2017
The tour was awesome. The tour guide liked like bill Clinton so we had him going all day. Lol he was very informative, and the winery tour from field to bottle was awesome. We had a blast. Would recommend it .
• Submitted 11 Sep 2017
The tour was a good value and a must do! The tour guild was fantastic! One of the best we ever experience and we take a lot of tours around the world. Hi Scotland accent was enjoyable.
• Submitted 10 Sep 2017
The tour was wonderful! Duane, our tour guide, did a great job! He was incredibly knowledgeable about the area, the history and the wineries. He allowed the necessary time at each winery and we never felt rushed. Everything was very well organized and very well executed! Thank you!
• Submitted 05 Sep 2017
The wine and cheese tour was Great. Our escort and driver Paul was amazing. He was very informative and attentive to all of the people on the tour. Highly recommended for the great escort, cleanliness of the vehicle, and the choice of the wineries.
• Submitted 23 Aug 2017
This tour was amazing!
• Submitted 18 Aug 2017
This was a wonderful tour. I booked it for three people to give us something new to do in the area. It is a great way to see more of Niagara besides the Falls. The Grape Escape is very easy to find. Our tour guide, Dianne, was very knowledgable about the wineries and the area. She also has a wonderful, friendly personality. We went to three very different wineries, enjoyed some great varieties of wine and good cheese.
• Submitted 10 Aug 2017
We visited four wineries - one large and three smaller ones. Each stop was entertaining and informative - especially the winery that hosted the cheese pairing. There are different wineries chosen each day so you can get a different combination in a subsequent visit. Excellent door to door service!
• Submitted 06 Aug 2017
Excellent knowledgable tour guide. Variety in type of vineyards visited.
• Submitted 27 Jul 2017
Had a wonderful experience on our wine tour made possible with Ian our guide. Visited 4 wineries with 2other couples and thoroughly enjoyed the entire day. It was nice to get away from the Falls area and enjoy the countryside. Highly recommend
• Submitted 19 Jul 2017
Amazing time. Our guide David was fantastic and took care of all of us. The wineries we visited were small except for one and I liked the smaller ones the best. Would recommend this tour for any wine lovers and even those who aren't too keen on wine.
• Submitted 16 Jul 2017
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Niagara's wine country. Our guide picked us up at their office and there was about 9 of us in the van. At each stop, our driver/ guide told us some details about each winery and then we went to our tasting. I was impressed by how personable our guide was. He asked us questions about ourselves, drawing us into conversation with him while waiting in line, etc. each winery we visited was a unique experience. Bring bottled water on this tour, I would highly recommend this tour when you're in the area.
• Submitted 03 Jun 2017
My husband and I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide, David, was very friendly and knowledgeable about the Niagara Falls area as well as extremely knowledgeable about different wines. We purchased the afternoon tour which is worth it for the pick up and drop off at our hotel and we stopped at four different wineries around Niagara on the Lake.
• Submitted 23 May 2017
You have to do a wine trip when your in Niagara we picked an afternoon trip as you get picked up from the hotel this is worth the extra money. You get loads of tasters make sure you have a big breakfast that day your need it. You get to taste the ice wine but the price is very different in each winery. Also wine is much different in the wineries. We bought back one bottle as I was afraid it might break in the case. You can pay extra for extra tasters but you do get loads. The cheeses tasting is nice but it won't fill you up. We loved this trip so pleased we did it.
• Submitted 09 May 2017
This tour was the highlight of our two day stay in Niagara Falls. It was so enjoyable. You go to a nice amount of wineries that have wine that are not normally found in stores. That really propelled us to buy from them! Me and my boyfriend LOVED the icewine. We ended up bringing two bottles back! Our tour guide was Roger and he was absolutely the friendliest and most informative tour guide! I wuld highly recommend doing this tour if you are in the area! Also cant forget the cheese, which was delicious!
• Submitted 23 Feb 2017

In Brief

Location:
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Country:
Canada
Duration:
4 hours
Operates:
Daily
Highlights:
Choice of morning or afternoon departure
Excellent value for money
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Informative, friendly and professional guide