Beer, Wine & Spirits in Lackawanna

40% Off Craft-Beer Festival

The Scotiabank Convention Centre-Niagara Falls

$20 $12

Each attendee receives three $1 beverage tickets with admission

Up to 72% Off a Five-Hour Microbrewery and Winery Tour

Multiple Locations

C$89 C$37

Tour buses shuttle guests to three local microbreweries and two wineries for tastings and a tour, with a stop for lunch

50% Off at Spring Lake Winery

Lockport

$20 $10

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

Up to 52% Off Wine Tasting and Food Pairing

Ridgeway

$60 $29

Guests can try white and red wines alonside cheese, chocolate, and other snacks during each two-hour tasting

Up to 51% Off Wine and Cheese Tasting

Ellicottville

$56 $29

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Explore a winery rich with family tradition, where Old World wisdom and New World techniques mesh to create an assortment of flavors

Up to 53% Off a Two-Hour Winemaking Class

Multiple Locations

$154 $75

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Visitors learn to make wine and get a kit to take home; the class also includes wine tasting and gourmet pizza

Half Off Winemaking at Sheppard Wine Works

Willowdale

C$159 C$79

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

43% Off Fruit-Wine-Winemaking Experience

Toronto

C$115 C$65

Make your own fruit wine and after the fermentation process, take home 23 litres of Rockin' Raspberry Rose or Peach Perfection

Up to 50% Off Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting

Guelph

C$20 C$10

Brewery tour reveals the intricate process behind fire-brewed craft beer before a tasting of four pours

Up to 68% Off at Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

C$45 C$18

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

Select Local Merchants

On the corner of Buffalo and Main Street, Ten Thousand Wines inhabits a quaint brick building that welcomes visitors to its microwinery and tasting room. As a winery free from ties to a particular vineyard, Ten Thousand Wines' staff can source its grapes from vines all around the world—including Antarctica—a practice that inspired the winery's name. The vintners hand make each variety in small batches and carry more than 40 wines in their retail store. At a tasting bar, open Tuesday–Saturday, curious sippers perch around a quarter-circle bar to sniff and swirl their wines, such as Nooks & Crannies, a cranberry-chianti blend, or the delicate Delaware, made from New York grapes. The shop's resident oenophiles share their passion with guests in 90-minute wine-making classes, bolstered by a wealth of wine kits and raw grape juices. In an article from the Buffalo News, owner Mike Ditonto cites what he sees as the appeal of home winemaking: nostalgia for grandparents' wine cellars and new methods of family bonding more comfortable than supergluing yourself to a favorite relative.

8 S Buffalo St
Hamburg,
NY
US

Mayer Bros. Cider Mill founder Jacob Mayer first squeezed juice from apples in 1852. Local farmers brought baskets of their apples to his mill, and he sent them on their way with jars of cider. Jacob passed his mill on to his son, John, who started brewing hard cider in 1936 by fermenting the fruits of apple trees that he watered with whiskey. Today, Jacob’s fourth-generation heir—also named John—carries on his forebears’ tradition in the same rustic building, painted in the dusky crimson hue of a Red Delicious apple.

Many autumns have passed since that barn was raised, but each year is more or less the same: a stream of visitors flocks to the mill for apple fritters, donuts, and jugs of flash-pasteurized apple cider. Guests can also purchase pies, seasonal cheeses, and apple juice made as Mother Nature intended—without any sweeteners or additives.

1540 Seneca Creek Road
Buffalo,
NY
US

Sunlight floods through rustic stained-glass windows onto the hardwood bar and tabletops of The Oakk Room's historic dining room, which was originally an automobile shop before it was converted to a pub in the late 1980s. Surrounded by walls laden with taxidermy pieces and an antique wooden horse trained to stand completely still, servers bring forth plates of jerk chicken and freshly baked cornbread, and bartenders shake up a menu of 17 different specialty cocktails. The restaurant slakes thirst on Wednesday with $4 martini specials and throws weekly Friday fish-frying events.

1435 Main St
Buffalo,
NY
US

The staff at Chateau Buffalo strives to support local farmers, and they do so by using locally produced grapes in their red and white wines. They also produce craft ciders that come sparkling, cold, or warm. Those unsure of what they'd like to drink will find the Chateau's tastings, like a hair tie made of Twizzlers, are both tasty and helpful.

1209 Hertel Ave
Buffalo,
NY
US

Amaretto Bistro produces a menu of Italian-centric dishes that feature rich and simple ingredients. Housemade venison link sausage and mussels seasoned with white wine and butter serve as preludes to Amaretto's entrees, which include fresh pastas, seafood, and steak such as the bone-in rib eye with radish-chive compound butter. For lighter fare, the kitchen churns out goat-cheese salad tossed with green-apple and raspberry-chianti vinaigrette.

7170 Transit Rd
Williamsville,
NY
US

The sound of honking horns, chattering pedestrians, and singing puppets fades away when diners duck into Wine on Third’s dimly lit dining rooms. Here, the din of Third Street is replaced with soft music and tinkling wine glasses. Diners perch along a lengthy wooden bar sipping red, white, and sparkling selections from the eatery’s comprehensive wine list, which was awarded the Award of Distinction from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Small plates of tuna sashimi, assorted cheeses, and greek dips flood tables throughout a spacious dining area flanked by vibrant local artwork where guests linger over last bites of New York–style cheesecake and final sips of sweet martinis. Branching out beyond satiating taste buds, the elegant eatery plays host to special events including art shows and live music throughout the month.

501 3rd St
Niagara Falls,
NY
US