Beer, Wine & Spirits in Oakville

Up to 62% Off Admission to Hamilton Beer Festival

Hamilton Beer Festival

Gage Park

C$65.58 C$25

Sample more than 20 beers from across the province while listening to live jazz

Half Off Winemaking at Sheppard Wine Works

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

Up to 61% Off Bartending Services from Canadian Bar Company

Canadian Bar Company

Forest Hill south

C$60 C$28

Professional bartenders set up full bars and mix cocktails for parties and cocktail workshops that teach guests how to make their own drinks

Up to 54% Off Wine-Appreciation Tour

Discovery Tours Unlimited

On Location

C$99.99 C$49

Tour-goers can discover how the varying soils and microclimates make for different wines all made from the same grape

Up to 50% Off Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting

F&M Brewery/Stone Hammer Beer

Guelph

C$20 C$10

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

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

Niagara Fun Tours

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

Up to 53% Off Tastings at The Ice House Winery

The Ice House Winery

Niagara on the Lake

C$20 C$10

(91)

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

Up to 68% Off at Holland Marsh Wineries

Holland Marsh Wineries

Newmarket

C$45 C$18

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

50% Off at Spring Lake Winery

Spring Lake Winery

Lockport

$20 $10

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

50% Off Wine Tasting at Savage Winery

Savage Winery

Chaffee

$32 $16

Winery situated on an alpaca farm specializes in sweet wines and seasonal berry wines, and features games like croquet and cornhole

Up to 55% Off Tour at Railway City Brewing Company

Railway City Brewing Company

St.Thomas

C$38.50 C$20

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

Up to 54% Off a Winery and Brewery Tour

Quai du Vin Estate Winery and Railway City Brewing Company

Multiple Locations

C$41 C$19

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

Up to 50% Off Beer Flights at Lavery Brewing Company

Lavery Brewing Company

Erie

$26 $13

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

Select Local Merchants

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

When Colio Estate Winery opened in 1980, they were the first winery in the area to seek a license since prohibition was lifted. This is surprising, since these vineyards lie on the same latitude as famed wine regions in northern California and Tuscany, Italy, which indicates that the regions could have similar growing climates. The area also boasts lush, fertile soil and a growing season longer than most of Canada, making it a favorable place to ripen grapes.

Today, Colio Estate Winery produces more than 400,000 cases of wine per year, including big red wines and refreshing whites. Knowing collaboration is key in the winemaking process, winemaker Lawrence Buhler and vineyard manager Kevin Donohue work in tandem to produce high quality wines in varietals such as Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Guests at the winery can learn about their process on tours, wander the vineyard, or recline in the outdoor pavilion to enjoy glasses of wine in the open air.

2300 Haines Rd
Mississauga,
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

There are many reasons people choose to brew their own wine and beer: it's a great way to learn about what goes into your favourite drink, it can make you feel happy and proud when your creation turns out well, and at a very basic level, it's fun to try something new.

Haus Of Vine lets guests experience all of those things with its winemaking and beer-brewing experiences. It provides visitors with all the knowledge, gear, and ingredients needed for crafting the perfect dry or fruit wine or all-grain beer, whether it's a cream ale, IPA, stout, or light Canadian lager.

After learning how the process works, visitors get a chance to work with their wine or beer kit and create their own concoctions. Visitors return to Haus Of Vine after the fermentation process, at which point they can bottle and cork their creations or simply pour them into their pockets before taking them home.

139 Martin Grove Rd
Etobicoke,
ON
CA

Garnering the title of Best Wine Bar in Toronto from Now magazine, Fat Cat Wine Bar upholds its reputation with artful small plates and a carefully curated selection of wines. The bottle vault includes harvests from Europe, Australia, and America, all approved by wine-enthusiast owner Mathew Sutherland.

Outside on the sun-dappled patio, pots simmer with cheese fondue, beckoning slices of bread to succumb to a dripping, melty fate. Platters of escargot showcase accents of roasted mushrooms, leek, and speck, while the Fat Cat sausage is joined by a warm truffled potato salad. For dessert, apple cobbler arrives crowned with whipped cream, and Grand Marnier strawberries underscore the richness of a dense chocolate brownie. Fat Cat Wine Bar upholds modest elegance with wooden tables, a granite-top bar, and restroom signs recovered from the original court of Versailles.

331 Roncesvalles Ave
Toronto,
ON
CA

Lists of seasonally inspired cheeses, meats, and garnishes are printed in chalk on a board titled "Picnic Platters," tempting guests to design their own charcuterie spreads or delegate control to a knowledgeable staff member. PicNic Wine Bar has something for everyone, earning it a spot on Vacay's 2012 list of Canada's top 50 restaurants. Flare magazine also deemed the eatery a Toronto hot spot, saying, "the combinations are endless."

PicNic's widespread appeal is due to more than just their picnic platters. Guests can select from more than 30 wines by the glass, as well as from a handful of bottled and draught beers. Chefs also craft more elaborate small and large plates of citrus-glazed pork belly and mackerel fillets with garlic and paprika, served at long, communal tables that add sophistication to picnic-style dining.

747 Queen St E
Toronto,
ON
CA