More than one million visitors flock to the iconic Wine Country in Ontario to get a unique break from city life every year. With mouthwatering cuisine, friendly locals, world-class wineries, and breathtaking vistas, Wine Country is a special place to visit. One will get an unforgettable experience when staying in this incredible region. The area is located in the world’s fine wine zone, similar to Oregon, Bordeaux, and Italy.

With more than 150 VQA wineries, people won’t have the chance to visit all of Wine Country Ontario’s vineyards. This is why they are recommended to choose the best, particularly when spending only a weekend in that beautiful region of the world. It is advisable to grab the official Travel Guide and choose around five to six wineries to explore in the area during a weekend getaway.

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Those Wineries Are A Must Visit For A Perfect Getaway To Wine Country Ontario

It is essential to visit the Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Valley when touring Wine Country Ontario. This area has the most beautiful wineries, including the Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery, Domaine Queylus, Flat Rock Cellars, 13th Street Winery, Leaning Post Wines, and Vineland Estates, Megalomaniac, and Kew Vineyards Estate Winery. Moreover, people enjoy chatting with the farmers when touring Wine Country Ontario.

They can also taste the fresh fruits and vegetables and enjoy a lovely picnic out in nature. Kew Vineyards Estate Winery located on 4696 King Street, Beamsville, is a perfect getaway and features splendid gardens on a vast 80-acre property. A romantic picnic in that vineyard will feel like a dream. The Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery is another iconic place to visit for delicious wines. Another winery worth visiting is the Vineland Estates Winery, which has been producing delightful wine and locally-sourced cuisines for more than 30 years. This winery is also known for its Rieslings.

  • Recommended: People visiting the Vineland Estates Winery will enjoy a St. Urban Vineyard Riesling coupled with fresh seafood and chicken.

These Are The Best Restaurants To Eat At When Visiting Wine Country Ontario

When visiting Wine Country Ontario for a weekend getaway, the region’s best restaurants must be on top of the list. Most of the area’s eateries feature talented chefs, fresh ingredients, and al fresco dining. However, people must remember that since restaurants in Wine Country Ontario are incredibly popular, they will have to book their seats in advance.

Redstone Winery

When in Niagara Escarpment and Twenty Valley, people are advised to visit the Redstone Winery and enjoy a six-course tasting menu that offers regional cuisine. The restaurant in this winery offers the most memorable and stellar dishes.

  • Recommended: When eating at Redstone Winery’s restaurant, people must opt for the delicious roasted sablefish, queen scallop, and butter lettuce soup. The dressed Tigchelaar strawberries and warm green asparagus are also a must-try. Moreover, for the most beautiful views, people are recommended to sit outside on the splendid patio during nice weather.

The Good Earth Winery

Another restaurant worth visiting during a weekend getaway at Wine Country Ontario is the one located in the Good Earth Winery. This restaurant offers the most delicious Kimchi fried chicken sandwich, wood-fired pizzas, and the Aria sparkling rosé.

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Where To Stay And How To Get Around Wine Country Ontario

Because a visit to Wine Country Ontario involves a lot of drinking, people are advised to not drive by themselves. This is why it’s recommended to get a designated driver to help one tour the area and keep them safe from accidents. If the DD wants to enjoy the wineries, too, then it’s better to take a Uber or a taxi to a few vineyards. For more affordable options, people can take Wine tours directly from Toronto without using their own car. One of those is the iYellow Wine Escapes. For those who insist on going on a road trip and using their own vehicle, it is essential to stock up with snacks, water, umbrellas, layers, and the official Travel Guide at hand.

Another thing to plan when visiting Wine Country Ontario is to choose where to stay. The region boasts a large number of B&Bs, Inns, and grand hotels. It is recommended to stay at the beautiful Inn On The Twenty, which offers stunning views of wineries and features shops and delish restaurants. The Inn is very charming and is home to the historic Vintage House that has a Spa inside. However, it is essential to reserve a room months ahead of the trip because the Inn On The Twenty has only 28 guest rooms that book up fast.

  • Cost: 1 night for 2 adults in a Premium Guest Room at the Inn On The Twenty costs around USD 166, excluding taxes and charges.

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