Wine Tours Through Heart of Niagara's Wine Region
Row after row of grapevines stretch toward the horizon in Ontario's Niagara district. The area is now considered a globally recognized "cool climate" region for winemaking, and its grounds feature nutrient-rich sediment from the surrounding Great Lakes that help wineries produce top-notch rieslings, chardonnays, and pinot noirs. On the Overnight in Wine Country tour package from Crush on Niagara Wine Tours, you can immerse yourself in this pastoral setting by taking guided tours of vineyards while staying in a local bed and breakfast.
After spending the early part of the day at Harvest Guest Cottage Bed & Breakfast in Beamsville, a luxe passenger van will pick you up for a leisurely half-day tour. You'll cruise the Niagara-area countryside, making stops at four well-known wineries for tours, tastings, and a production of the musical Stomp performed by barefoot vintners.
After spending the day sampling reds and whites, your tour group will return to the quaint cottage and couples will head to one of the Acacia, Twilight, Waterbury, or Woodward rooms. Each room is decorated differently, but they all come with a private bathroom and cheerful, sunshine-colored walls. Each also features a comfortable queen-size bed dressed in smart, high-thread-count sheets and a fluffy duvet. Understated wooden furniture lends a casually elegant air to the accommodations.
The house's spacious living room features a TV, a selection of movies, and in cool weather, you can kick back by a crackling fireplace. In the morning, a lavish continental breakfast waits in the kitchen, and the patio out back makes an excellent spot for watching the sunrise over a vineyard.
Beamsville, Ontario: Niagara Vineyards and Stunning Scenery
In addition to its wealth of wineries, the Niagara region is known for its natural beauty. The iconic Niagara Falls is located a short drive away from Beamsville. You can also take guided horseback rides along the Niagara Escarpment provide a look at the area's untouched forests.
A nearby working maple-syrup farm offers tours and classes in maple sugaring and houses documents revealing Mrs. Butterworth's maiden name. Beamsville, though small, boasts chic restaurants that serve local and sustainable fare.