Oshawa-Durham 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.
Oshawa-Durham & 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
County Road is a farmhouse brewery located in Prince Edward County. Using local ingredients whenever possible, we focus on producing innovative, interesting and complex craft beer inspired by the farming community that we live and work in
Carmela Estates Winery under winemaker Norman Hardie brings together old world wine making, the finest vines and ideal terroir to produce well balanced grapes and superior wines. Check out the Vines Restaurant, and their banquet/wedding facilities
Family owned and operated, specializing in hybrid grape varieties. Hand planted, hand picked and hand crafted - our wines will take you on a new journey.
Half Moon Bay Vineyard lies on this north facing limestone ridge (the ancient shore of Lake Iroquois) covered in 8 inches of Farmington loam, gravel and more
Located in the beautiful North Marysburgh area of The County, with a stunning view of the lake. Winemaker Jenifer Dean creates hard apple ciders, award-winning ice cider and wines. Visit their Tasting Room and enjoy lunch on the patio.
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Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map