Beer, Wine & Spirits in Buffalo

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

43% Off Brewery Tour at Ellicottville Brewing Company

Ellicottville

$44 $25

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Explore the behind-the-scenes action at the brewery, taste beer, and take home a souvenir glass

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

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 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

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

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

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

Brando’s Pizza curates a selection of more than 20 toppings, which range from standard pepperoni and onions to inventive offerings such as cauliflower and sweet pineapple. Beyond signature pizzas, the kitchen churns out hot oven-baked subs, plump tacos, and wings with dynamic sauces such as citrus chipotle and sweet red chili. Brando’s also conveniently offers catering services to equip a birthday party with one of its two requirements, the second of which is forbidden from being discussed or even thought about.

1042 Union Rd
West Seneca,
NY
US

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

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