Wine, Cider & Beer Tour
The Land O’Lakes is known for it’s sparkling waterways, lush treescapes and beautiful views but it’s also home to a flourishing craft beer, cider and wine scene. Visit one of these great places and see how the magic happens:
Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company
9656 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown
Visit and enjoy award-winning wines like Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Vidal, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer – along with Bergeron’s Rosé. Operating since 2007, this 10-acre vineyard uses only their own grapes, and sources local orchards for their apple cider. PLUS: on site is Nonna’s Pizzeria, with crusts made from scratch and toppings made from local ingredients. Bergeron’s also offers four-course wine & food pairing dinners, and is available for corporate or private events.
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
1915 County Road 22, Bath
Come taste the beers that embodies the unique character of rural Canada. These beers are brewed (with ingredients grown) on a bicentennial family farm in the historic village of Bath. MacKinnon Brothers has won the hearts of craft brew lovers across Ontario. The beer uses hops, wheat and barley grown right on the farm. Their beers are available in taps across the region and local liquor stores, but nothing beats visiting their tasting room: a renovated chicken coop!
The Napanee Beer Company
450 Milligan Lane, Napanee
Stop in to sample craft beer and chat with Geordan Saunders, one of Canada’s most highly awarded amateur brewers. Decide for yourself which of the brew you like the best: the Belgian Pale Ale (Mayday); German Black Lager (Blacklist); or, their Premium Lager (Deadline). Or try one of their special edition brews available monthly. Make sure you put this microbrewery on your itinerary.
Thirty Three Vines Winery
9261 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown
Taste ultra-premium wines in this boutique winery’s unique tasting room, a renovated railway caboose. Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Merlot: the winery’s vinifera grapevines have been generating good wine since 2007. Limestone and clay-based loamy soils enrich these wines with crisp acidity, minerality and delicate flavours of fruit. Overlooking Adolphus Reach, the winery is just east of the Glenora Ferry.
The Hard Way Cider Co.
442 Townline Road, Bath
The Hard Way Cider Co. produces hand-crafted, cold pressed and barrel aged small batch cider made from 100% Ontario apples. Founders Lisa & Steve Goddard believe that nothing worth while ever came easy. Always learning, improving and pushing the envelope, they have their hands in every part of the process and continue bring their cider to the world… The Hard Way. Their offerings include Original Dry and Rogue Apples.
Twelve Barrels is owned by L&A County entrepreneur Cole Miller. His unique recipe is based on a Canadian Whisky first distilled in 1853, on the shores of the Napanee River. Twelve Barrels receives most of its flavour from two sources, the grains and the barrels for aging. Twelve Barrels whisky is available a number of LCBO locations in the region.