Oshawa-Durham Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours

Craft Breweries & BrewPubs The Oshawa-Durham & area has a number of Craft breweries, brew pubs, wineries and even craft distilleries (subject to local liquor board approval). We were VERY surprised by the number we have found! There is a lot of interest in what is called "Beverage Tourism". This is perfect for those taking a kid-free vacation or weekend.

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.

Vineyards & Wineries 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):



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Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard. They use the freshest, local (even organic, in some cases) ingredients for an appreciable local flavour.

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Here some featured local listings, but are SO FAR from the full list. See feature stories, linked at the top of the page or use the Search form at right.

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view listing for Parsons Brewing CompanyBeverage TourismParsons Brewing Company

Filled with memorable characters and reflecting the many quirks of County life, every beer reveals a unique history. Crafted authentically, brewed sustainably and shared passionately, every word and every drop is true.This is our beer, our story..

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view listing for Publican House BreweryBeverage TourismPublican House Brewery

Located in downtown Peterborough, Ontario, the Publican House Brewery is a craft brewery producing some of the finest and most interesting brews in Ontario.

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view listing for Huff Estates WineryBeverage TourismHuff Estates Winery

Huff will continue to share its family passion and history of the land by producing exceptional wines sourced from well-maintained vines complemented with the finest of winemaking expertise.

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view listing for The County Cider Company & Estate WineryBeverage TourismThe County Cider Company & Estate Winery

The County Cider Company & Estate Winery is a family-operated estate winery specializing in mouth-watering hard ciders. Carefully crafted from the best apples grown on our family farm and orchards, our ciders are made with 100% pure apple juice.

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view listing for County Durham Brewing CompanyBeverage TourismCounty Durham Brewing Company

This Pickering brewery offers a wide range of ales from traditional to New World styles in cask, draught, and bottles

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Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map