Niagara Beer, Spirits and Hard Cider Tour
Tour Operates: Saturday's and Sunday's
September 13th thru December 28th, 2014
Calling all taste buds! Find out that there's more to Niagara's Wine Country than just wine.
Niagara Fun Tours introduces its most adventurous tour yet - our Niagara Beer, Spirits & Hard Cider Tour! Travel with us every Saturday and Sunday September 13th thru December 28th as we whisk you away from Niagara Falls to the heart of Niagara's Benchland. Your senses will be a hoppin' as you taste your way through some of Canada's leaders in micro distilleries, craft breweries and family operated cider distilleries. Hard ciders have never been so popular, and Niagara Fun Tours is again the leader in the Niagara tour industry visiting Puddicombe Farms where you'll be treated to not just one, but three hard cider tastings (all complimentary of course). The flagship stop on this tour will be your experience at Forty Creek distillery located in Grimsby ONT. If you've ever wondered just how they make distilled spirits like Canadian Whisky, cream liquors and other grain alcohols marvel in their fully guided factory tour. Your tour will also include a tasting seminar where your taste buds will pop as you experience the many flavours of their many elixirs.
Your tour continues to Niagara's only brew pub - Taps Brewhouse. This is where you'll see first hand just how delicious craft beers are made. Enjoy complimentary tastings while their brewmeister explains just how he makes these tasty brews. Your one hour lunch stop will also be here (further details below). The fourth stop on this tour is to one the area's only family operated distilleries - Vieni Estates. Belly -up to their tasting bar and sip the area's only locally made Grappa. This liquor is a perfect compliment to an already perfect tour. Oh, I almost forgot our BONUS tour stop - Monks Chocolates. This local chocoloatier offers free samples of Gilato, hand made chocolates and more.....enjoy!
Your Tour Includes:
Single Person Cost - $89 CDN
PUBLIC TOUR OPERATES:
Saturday's & Sunday's | September 13 thru December 28, 2014
Forty Creek Distillery
"Forty Creek Barrel Select Whisky displays aromas of honey, vanilla and apricot, which fuse with toasty oak, black walnut and spice. The flavor is rich and bold with a smooth, long finish. As you let the whisky breathe in your glass many other flavors begin to evolve such as pecan, chocolate, orange and spice."
Don't you wish everything you try in life came with such a detailed description? At Forty Creek Distillery in Grimsby ONT you will experiece the unique skills of distilling up-close. A staff member from Forty Creek Niagara Distillery staff will escort your group through the production facility, barrel room and beyond. Tour is followed by free samples in their private tasting room. Followed by plenty of time for shopping at their on-site retail store.
For more details visit their website- www.fortycreekwhisky.com
Estimated Duration | :70 to :90 minutes
Taps Brewhouse & Grille
Taps Brewhouse is located along the newly renovated Downtown District of Niagara Falls Canada. Locally recognized as the best craft beer in Niagara Falls, Taps Brewhosue offers a great selection of craft made beer. From their popular lager beer - Niagara Best Blonde Ale to their stong beer - Sinisters Sam IPA you'll definetly find the beer that's just right for you.
Enjoy complimentary beer tastings at their expansive tasting bar then feel free to purchase a pint of any of their locally made brews. If you have some extra time take a quick stroll along Queen St. to discover boutique stores, bakeries and more!
*Please note that this is also your planned lunch stop while on tour. Subject to change without notice. Further details listed below
For more details visit their website - www.tapsbeer.ca
Estimated Duration | :40 to :50 minutes
Vieni Estates Distillery
The founder of Vieni Estates brings his passion for grappa & brandi from Italy and combines it with his love for this distinctly Canadian wine region, and particularly the unique attributes of the rolling hills of the Vinemount Ridge. Master winemaker Mauro Salvador takes the best of the many varietals grown on the estate to produce a broad and compelling range of still wines, ice wines and sparkling wines crafted in the Charmat method (Metodo Italiano). Each offering is crafted to reflect the best of the terroir, the varietal, and the winemaker's skills.
Upon your arrival your group will be treated to a short tour of their distillery followed by free tastings of grappa, brandi and wines. You will not find any of their products on shelf at your local LCBO, so if you find anything you like make sure you bring home a bottle...or two.
For more details visit their website - www.vieni.ca
For more details visit their website - www.vieni.ca
Estimated Duration | Between :30 - :40 minutes
Puddicombe Cider Company
Puddicombe Farms is quite the institution here in the Niagara Benchand area. Puddicombes is a family owned and operated working farm at over 213 years old. Their story began in 1797 as cattle farmers. In the early 1900's Puddicombes became fruit farmers, planting their first vineyard in 1940. Today they are a working farm of approximately 300 acres of fruit. To keep up with changing times owner Murray Puddicombe, along with a wine master Jim Warren, formed a partnership and Stoney Ridge Winery was brought to life. Also born at the same time was a general store, bake shop, and cafe. Introduced a few years later was an agricultural train and a pick-your-own-fruit operation.
While visiting Puddicombe's Farm our group will enjoy complimentary tastings of Sir Isaac's Pear Cider, Peach Cider and Apple Cider. This it the only place in the Niagara Benchland to enjoy locally produced hard ciders. While visiting, poke around their retail store and sprawling property.
Estimated Duration | :30 to :40 minutes
Taps Brewhouse and Grille
Good friends serving you exceptional food without the gourmet prices, paired with outstanding Niagara crafted ales, lagers and local wines. A collaboration of farm, table and brewhouse, working in perfect harmony to offer a uniquely simplified dining experience. An offer you really can’t refuse! Prior to your lunch, you will enjoy complimentary beer tastings at their tasting bar. We allocate approximately one hour for lunch. Prices range from $8 - $12 per person. Choose from a wide variety of pub favourites like fish and chips, gourmet hamburgers, chicken wings, beef on bun, vegetarian options and more!
*Please note that this is our planned lunch stop and subject to change without notice.
For more details visit their website- www.tapsbeer.ca
Estimated Duration | Between :70 - :90 minutes
Monks Chocolate Store
Monks truffles are made with fresh cream and loads of sweet creamy butter. Because Tash insists on the best and freshest ingredients, the truffles have a shelf life of two to three weeks (best to order ahead). There are dozens of different truffle flavours and the most difficult part is to find your favourite. Some are made with rum, Irish cream, Amaretto or other specialty liquors and other have no liquors at all.
Monks is also known for their freshly made gelatos, hand-dipped strawberries, chocolate bark and much much more! Enjoy free samples of gelato ice cream while you shop around their expansive retail store.
Visit their website for more details - www.monkschocolates.com
Estimated Duration | Between :15 - :20 minutes
*Multi-person booking discounts available, email us for options - firstname.lastname@example.org. Rates may fluctuate throughout touring season based on internal costs incurred by tour company (ie. increased fuel prices & tasting fee's). Winery, Distillery & Upper Canada Cheese stops are subject to change without notice. Niagara Fun Tours guarantees an comperable alterative offering compliementary tastings, if this happens.