London Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
London & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Established in 1994, the first vines were planted in 1997 and the winery open to the public in 2002. Their wine grapes are carefully grown in their vineyard located at the 42nd N parallel on the banks of Lake Erie, in a cool climate viticultural area
Our steady stream of satisfied customers along with the many prestigious awards and accolades we have garnered over the years are testament to our mission: produce the best Ontario wines while providing a wonderful customer experience
Family owned and operated, we use only grapes grown in our own vineyard and region to create wines which are truly unique in character and craftsmanship. We have award winning white, red and fruit wines available.
Stratford Brewing Company upholds the highest standards in craft brewing, producing premium beer brewed in small batches using the best ingredients. A Stratford Pilsner will delight the most discerning drinkers.
The 100 acre vineyard, originally planted over 25 years ago now produces 18 varietals of Vinifera. The vines thrive amongst 1000 + acres of vineyards on a peninsula that wraps around the north shore of Lake Erie.
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map