Toronto Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Toronto & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
C'est What is Toronto's cultural ambassador offering a diverse menu of comfort food made from scratch with real honest ingredients
We are a family owned winery and ferment on premise. Macedo Winery- We import wine in bulk from Portugal, Italy,Argentinaand Ontario-Canada. We also make our own wines. We age, blend and bottle at our facility.
A small Toronto brewpub located in The Junction. Making bold flavourful ales with food to match.
We make ales that are rooted in the Belgian and American brewing philosophies of artistry and experimentation, which is just a fancy way of saying that we refuse to let the same old beer styles restrict us.
brewing highest-quality, hand-crafted beers. We brew only with the natural ingredients of Water, Yeast, Barley and the worldâ€™s finest Hops. Our signature brew is Conductorâ€™s Craft Ale, a hybrid ale utilizing British, German and American techniques.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map