Blessed with fertile swathes of land in the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario is Canada’s biggest wine-production area. And just a few miles drive south of Toronto, which is the capital city of Ontario, will take you to some superb vineyards producing delicious dry white wines, robust red wines, and unique ice wines. Though a relatively new wine region, it produces excellent quality wines that are very popular in the region as well as imported abroad. As such, wine tasting is a popular activity for Torontonians and tourists alike. Whether you prefer Chardonnay, Riesling or Pinot Noir, a wine tour is just what you need to discover the delightful wines of this region. So come and take a look at our recommendations of the best wine tours in Toronto, Canada.
What better way to see Toronto than from the air with magnificent 360-degree views as far as the eye can see! Add to that a wine-tasting excursion to an award-winning winery and you have a perfect day trip during your stay in Toronto! This five-hour tour includes complimentary refreshments at the VIP lounge at Buttonville Airport, from where you are taken soaring over the Toronto sky in a Navajo aircraft followed by a guided wine tasting tour at a local winery. Relax in the afternoon sun and enjoy the delicious wines in the beautiful vineyards. You can also enjoy a three-course fine dining lunch at an additional cost.
Toronto Aerial Tour with Niagara Falls Winery Tasting Tour with iflyTOTO
Duration: 5 hours
Take a break from the hectic sights and sounds of Toronto on this fully narrated nine-hour winery tour of the famous Niagara region. Driving along Lake Ontario, your comfortable vehicle and knowledgeable guide will begin your trip with a full tour and tasting at the largest estate winery producer of ice wine in the world plus tastings at four other wineries in the scenic Niagara region. The trip also includes a 90-minute stop at the beautiful Niagara-on-the-Lake town where you can grab a nice lunch at the many cafés, bakeries, and restaurants or just stroll through the charming streets. Before heading back to Toronto, you will enjoy wine tasting at the final winery in the warm late afternoon.
Niagara Wine Tour with Shuttle from Toronto and Tastings
Duration: 9 hours
Enjoy a day of wine and food in the picturesque Niagara region with this full-day Niagara wine tour. With a friendly, fun and informative guide, explore the finer nuances of the cold climate wines of the Niagara region. Driving along the shores of Lake Ontario, tour two-three boutique wineries and sample the delicate flavors of Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir and many more wines along with a curated charcuterie or cheese pairing. Later on, enjoy a delicious lunch at a local winery in the quaint town of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Browse through the charming shops and streets of this ancient town and you could even upgrade your tour to include a boat ride at Niagara Falls before heading back to Toronto.
Niagara Full-Day Wine Tour with Lunch and Boat Ride Upgrade
Duration: 8 hours
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Head to Prince Edward County and enjoy a full day of wining and dining amidst beautiful green landscapes. On this trip, you will get to experience wines from a range of vineyards - from small to medium to large production. The Prince Edward County region has a climate similar to that of Burgundy and is home to many award-winning wineries, cheese makers and chefs. Visit four wineries for wine tasting, enjoy a sumptuous local lunch at mid-day on the terrace of a local winery, and stop at charming small towns, local alpaca or lavender farms and many other sites of interest during the trip.
Full-Day Prince Edward County Wine Tour from Toronto -Shared Small Group
Duration: 10 hours
One of Canada’s brilliant contributions to the wine world is ice wine. Made from naturally frozen grapes via an arduous process, ice wine is a much-celebrated wine at the Niagara Icewine Festival. Enjoy a full-day tour of three local wineries (including ice wine tasting and food pairing at each winery) and a locally-sourced lunch at the Niagara Icewine Festival. This all-inclusive tour is perfect for couples because of its small-group size that allows for customization of the itinerary. The tour guides are knowledgeable about the area, the festivities, and ice wine characteristics.
Full-Day Niagara Ice Wine Festival Tour with Lunch and Winery Visits
Experience the beauty and splendor of Niagara Falls on this amazing full day tour that also includes a visit to the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake and a local winery. Begin your journey around Lake Ontario while passing the famous sights and spots of the area before boarding the Hornblower Niagara Cruise for the most spectacular views of the Canadian Horseshoe Falls, the largest of all the falls in Niagara. Explore the surrounding area and spend some more time admiring the falls. Thereafter, move on to visiting Niagara-on-the-Lake town for some leisurely exploration of the town’s attractions. Lastly, enjoy delicious wines at a local winery before your trip back to Toronto.
Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Winery Tour from Toronto
Discover delightful wines near Toronto
Toronto is very lucky to be at a stone’s throw distance from some of the best wine-producing regions in the world – the Niagara region. Try the famous ice wine, sample local food and explore the charming towns of the region with our recommendations of the best wine tours in Toronto, Canada.
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