17 awesome spots to pair drinks and a meal in Ontario
Pair your drink with a delicious meal at their Instagram-able onsite eateries that will have you foodies feeling gratified and craving more.
Never one to conform, Pearl Morrissette has opened its doors to diners with an ever-changing, carte blanche menu of seasonally inspired French style fare, perfectly paired with their outstanding wines.
Note: Let them know about any dietary restrictions in advance so the Chefs can fully accommodate you.
Location: 3953 Jordan Road, Jordan Station
One of Niagara’s original farm-to-table dining spots, this bistro also offers unique cooking classes and demos, as well as awesome events with local chefs and wineries, including of course, their own.
Location: 4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville
Sarnia’s midtown location of popular Burger Rebellion is conveniently located at the Refined Fools Brewery, local craft brews with a hipster flair and high-brow burgers. A perfect union.
Location: 1326 London Road, Sarnia
Perched on the edge of Lake Erie, Viewpointe is one of Essex County’s treasures, showcasing culinary diversity and a magnificent panorama from the patio.
Location: 151 County Road 50 East, Harrow
What better complements an old 1800s barn than great craft beer and old school barbeque? Possibly the hippest renovated cowshed in Niagara, Oast House Brewers invites you to the big red barn for Friday night pints, live music and BBQ.
Visit the oldest winery in The County, nestled among the vines and orchards, overlooking Prince Edward Bay. The full-service restaurant features grand windows with a commanding view of Lake Ontario, and a menu that includes poultry and produce from the winery’s own operational farm and gardens.
Location: 3016 County Road 8, Picton
Looking for an authentic, rustic Italian menu perfectly paired with full bodied red wine overlooking over 100 acres of vineyard? Look no further; just get yourself to Two Sisters (reservations are recommended).
One of Niagara’s heritage vineyards, Ravine Winery employs green practices both in the winemaking and in the kitchen. They grow their own organic vegetables onsite, bake their own bread and sell their own canned preserves. Farm dining at its best.
Location: 1366 York Road, St. Davids
Surrounded by vineyards, Carolinian forests, Lake Erie shores and lavender fields, there’s no end to the views at this lovely fusion-style bistro in southwestern Ontario’s EPIC wine country.
Location: 130 Essex County Road 50, Harrow
Dine in a restored 1885 Queen Anne Victorian style manor at Peninsula Estates Winery for lunch, dinner or leisurely Sunday brunch. On a clear day, you can see the Toronto skyline from the vineyard.
Location: 5600 King Street West, Beamsville
What pairs extremely well with a delicious cider? Lamb sliders and wood fired pizza, of course. Add in a breathtaking view overlooking Prince Edward Bay and you have yet another reason to visit Prince Edward County.
Location: 657 Bongards Crossroad, Waupoos
Located right by the Ottawa River, Whitewater Brewing Company brings the same passion and priorities they invest in their craft beer to their seasonal, locally sourced brewpub menu.
Location: 503 Rafting Road, Foresters Falls
Spend an afternoon at this oasis in the Caledon countryside. May we recommend the Cider Master’s Charcuterie Board; five cider samples paired with artisan cheeses, cured meats, Ice Cider Pate, Cafe de Paris Butter and artisan bread made onsite.
Location: 1137 Boston Mills Road, Caledon
Located just below Haliburton and Muskoka, Boshkung serves as a gateway to cottage country and has become an essential stop for tasty small batch brews and the local seasonal food at Rhubarb. Tip: on warm fall days, snag a picnic table overlooking Mirror Lake. Instagram gold!
Location: 9201 ON-118, Algonquin Highlands, Minden
Come for the award –winning wine, stay a bit longer for the farm-to-table fare and views overlooking the vineyard and countryside. The selection of charcuterie plates featuring salumi and cheese, cured and aged onsite, come highly recommended.
Location: 793366 3rd Line EHS, Mono
One of Ontario’s most enchanting villages is home to a craft beer and ‘farm-to-table’ gem of a brewery, gastropub and bottle shop. The heritage architecture, Grand River, Elora Gorge and the Elora Mill Hotel and Spa invite you to stay awhile.
Location: 107 Geddes Street, Elora
Inspired by the clean, fresh water of northern Ontario, Lake of the Woods Brewing Company’s Sultana Gold Blonde Ale is a Royal Winter Fair winner – best paired with comfort pub fare at the tap room. Ask about onsite brewery tours.
Location: 350 2nd Street South, Kenora
Each of these incredible destinations offer a delightful and unforgettable food & drink experience. Get ready to indulge in a variety of mouth-watering flavors that will leave a lasting impression on your taste buds.
Last updated: August 22, 2023