Charming Inn Stay with Land Rover Wine Tour Through Niagara's Wine Region
Rows of grapevines stretch toward the horizon in Ontario's Niagara district. The area is a globally recognized cool-climate region for winemaking, and its nutrient-rich sediment from the surrounding Great Lakes helps its wineries produce top-notch rieslings, chardonnays, and pinot noirs. With this one- or two-night wine-country experience package from Crush on Niagara, you’ll be immersed in this pastoral setting on a guided four-hour tour of local wineries, putting dining credits to use at local restaurants, and enjoying a bottle of wine produced at the on-site vineyard. And during this experience, you’ll stay at the Harvest Guest Cottage, located amid the wine country in Beamsville.
After spending the early part of the day at Harvest Guest Cottage, an iconic Land Rover 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, where 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 sun-colored walls. Each also features a comfortable queen-size bed dressed in high-thread-count sheets and a fluffy duvet. Understated wooden furniture lends a casually elegant air to the accommodations.
A gourmet breakfast basket awaits you each morning. This deal also includes a lunch credit at Vineland Estates, where you can dine on entrees such as braised pork belly or seared Atlantic salmon in a renovated 19th-century farmhouse overlooking Lake Ontario. An included dinner credit is valid for an intimate evening at Inn on the Twenty, which Fodor’s called “one of the best restaurants around Toronto.” Try the tea-smoked duck breast or Moroccan-spiced chickpea stew, which can be paired with delicious wine and inspiring views of the Twenty Valley.
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 are located about a half-hour drive from Beamsville. You can also take guided horseback rides along the Niagara Escarpment, which provides a look at the area's untouched forests. Though the town is small, Beamsville also has several chic restaurants that serve local and sustainable fare.
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