Beer, Wine & Spirits in Hamilton

$79 for a Premium Winemaking Experience at Sheppard Wine Works ($159 Value)

Sheppard Wine Works

Willowdale

Select a wine to make, from chardonnay to sangria, before staffers ferment & help bottle up to 23 litres of wine to receive 4–6 weeks later

C$159 C$79

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Six-Hour Winter Winery and Chocolate Factory Tour for One, Two, or Four from Niagara Fun Tours (Up to 73% Off)

Niagara Fun Tours

Multiple Locations

Fully-guided public wine tour shuttles guests to top Niagara wineries for tastings before ending at the Chocolate F/X chocolate factory

C$89 C$32

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Icewine Taste & Learn Experience for Two or Four at The Ice House Winery (50% Off)

The Ice House Winery

Niagara on the Lake/Queenston

Tasting and lesson on Icewines, wines made from grapes that are harvested and pressed while still frozen

C$24 C$12

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Tour and Tasting with Glass and Truffles for Two or Four at Holland Marsh Wineries (Up to 68% Off)

Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

Family vineyard creates eastern European-style wines from all-natural grapes, surrounded by lush landscapes

C$45 C$18

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$39 for Sundays Are Made to Savor Wine Experience for Two at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery ($80 Value)

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery

Medina

Pairs learn about the winery’s history and process as they sip varietals and nosh on gourmet snacks, including charcuterie and chocolate

$80 $39

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Wine and Food Tasting for Two or Four at Spring Lake Winery (50% Off)

Spring Lake Winery

Lockport

Enjoy a selection of delicious award-winning wine paired with food such as mozzarella pesto and meatball bruschetta

$20 $10

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Wine and Chocolate Tasting for Two or Four at A Gust of Sun Winery (Up to 50% Off)

A Gust of Sun Winery

Cambria

Husband and wife duo invite folks to sample some of their favorite wines, some made with grapes grown at their vineyard

$48 $28

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Brewery-Tour Package for Two or Four at Railway City Brewing Company (Up to 55% Value)

Railway City Brewing Company

St.Thomas

Brewmasters turn Ontario-grown grains and hops into small-batch craft beers, such as the Dead Elephant IPA and Iron Spike blond ale

C$38.50 C$20

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Tour Package for Two or Four at Quai du Vin Estate Winery and Railway City Brewing Company (Up to 54% Off)

Quai du Vin Estate Winery and Railway City Brewing Company

Multiple Locations

Visitors tour winemaking and beer-brewing facilities, taste the products, and use gift cards toward bottles and gifts

C$41 C$19

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Two Beer Flights at Lavery Brewing Company (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Lavery Brewing Company

Erie

Sample year-round and seasonal beers brewed in small batches, including IPAs, an imperial red ale, and a black saison

$26 $13

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There'll be more than 20 beers to try at the first annual Hamilton Beer Festival, so you'll need to strategize or practice puffing out your cheeks if you want to try them all in two days. Some hail from breweries in Hamilton itself?others are rare specimens from breweries across Ontario. But only one can be crowned Hamilton's Best Beer, and over the weekend in Gage Park, festival guests will sip and vote to name a winner.

As the competition quietly rages on, live jazz bands will play as part of Jazz in the Park, the festival's musical component. A live art show, food trucks, and games provide more entertainment throughout the event, which donates proceeds to several children's hospitals.

1275 King Street East
Hamilton,
ON
CA

During late February and early March, five Ontario cities will transform into party capitals as they ring in Mardi Gras with gargantuan pub crawls. Revelers descend upon five different bars throughout the night, clad in the official colours of green, gold, and purple and the official jewellery of beads. At each spot, they'll celebrate the holiday that falls on the eve of the Lenten season with food and drink specials, prizes, and contests to create the world's largest cat's cradle.

18 Hess Street South
Hamilton,
ON
CA

One of Ontario's largest brew on premises facilities, Better Bitters gives intoxicant enthusiasts the chance to craft their own libations with a fun, easy process that creates drinks worthy of picky palates at a lower cost than can be found in-store. Today's Groupon equips purchasers with their choice of the strawberry margarita or mojito wine cocktail kit, both of which produce 23 litres of devilish drinkables. The easy two-step process only requires the customer to come into the store for a 5–10 minute mixing session. After five weeks of marinating in a lucky bucket, the elixir is ready for in-store bottling, labelling, and a cotillion ball debut (the price of bottles is not included in this deal–customers can bring their own or purchase them on-site for $10 per dozen). Either convivial consumable is tasty frozen or mixed and makes a great holiday gift or New Year's Eve cocktail. For more information on Twisted Mist products, visit the info page.

864 Drury Lane
Burlington,
ON
CA

Each October, Cambridge Bavaria Haus hosts an Oktoberfest celebration with German food, music, beer, and the audible clinking of steins. This year?s festivities include live performances from Peter Baumann?s Oompah Band and Ties that Bind. It?s part of a citywide Oktoberfest celebration that raises funds for more than 70 affiliated local charities, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, seeing-eye-dog training schools, and area homeless shelters. And while the event's charitable efforts deserve acclaim, it's not the only thing notable about this local Oktoberfest: National Geographic named it the best such celebration outside of Germany, stating that visitors can expect "an authentic taste of Germany from a city that was named Berlin until 1916."

1500 Dunbar Rd
Cambridge,
ON
CA

Recently featured on Beerhogger, Cameron’s Brewing Company culls all-natural ingredients to brew premium ales and lagers while warmly welcoming the public to brewery tours and beer tastings. Bring a guest to explore Cameron’s 10,000-square-foot, 30 hectolitre brewing facility, mapping out two kilometres of ale-bustling pipes and challenging stainless steel vats to staring contests. Each tour provides a tasting of Cameron’s four signature potables: Cameron’s lager, Cameron’s cream ale, Cameron’s auburn ale, and Cameron’s dark 266, the Canadian Brewing Awards’ 2010 North American–style dark lager gold medal winner. At the conclusion of each tour, newly appointed sud-sophomores can stop into Cameron’s onsite retail store to select some expertly crafted brews to take home or perform a literal rendition of "99 Bottles of Beer."

1165 Invicta Dr
Oakville,
ON
CA

Brisa Fine Wine & Gifts gathers worts from around the globe to grant hops hounds an opportunity to craft fine microbrews themselves. The Festa Brew premium beer kit batches your choice of one of six brews in 36 500-millilitre bottles to quench genial thirst and take the edge off of a long day of narwhal noodling ($78.50). On the first visit, you mix the ingredients yourself before tearfully taking leave, as the baby beverage steadily grows in age, wisdom, and alcohol proof over the course of three weeks. On your second visit, the beer is bottled and ready to take home for refrigeration.

951 Gordon Street
Guelph,
ON
CA