Take a Guided Wine Tour of Lake Erie North Shore

A row of wine barrels stacked at a winery

Look to passionate and knowledgeable local guides to help you fully experience and appreciate the essence of the wine culture in this bucolic pocket of Ontario.

You’ll be escorted to the regions best wineries and treated to tastings, tours and ample time to enjoy the scenic vineyards and lake views.

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Grape Vine Tours

Based in Kingsville, Grape Vine Tours offers a variety of small group excursions around Lake Erie North Shore’s scenic wine country. Flexible local pick-up and drop-off and customizable itineraries make this tour operator an excellent hassle-free option for a perfect wine inspired day trip.

One of their most popular tours include the North Shore Wine Adventure, which includes a visit to three wineries with wine tastings, personal tours of the production facilities often not regularly offered to guests, and lunch at one of the wineries. Of course, you’ll also have time to browse winery boutiques to purchase your favourite vintages.

You can also opt for the Wine and Brew Along the North Shore which includes local breweries on your itinerary, as well as the tastings, tours, lunch and door-to-door transportation throughout the tours.

WE Trolley Tour

This is one tour you’ll be talking about for years to come. Tour and taste your way through Lake Erie North Shore’s award-winning wineries on an antique red and black trolley.

Customize your own group trolley tour or hop on the Roundabout Tour to a combination of three stops at wineries, distilleries and craft breweries with tastings, tours, appetizers and a lunch.

Participating wineries include Muscedere, Paglione, Viewpointe, Oxley, North 42 Degrees, Colchester Ridge, Coopers Hawk, Sprucewood, Vivace Estate, Colio and Pelee Island Winery in Kingsville.

Windsor Eats

Passionately celebrating and sharing everything food and drink related for almost a decade, Windsor Eats has won the Best Culinary Tourism Experience in Ontario award AND Innovator of the Year for Canadian Tourism! So, rest assured you’re in good hands on their Wine Trail Cycling Ride. This bicycle tour meanders through farmlands and along the lovely Lake Erie shoreline with key stops at four of the region’s best wineries.

Starting in Harrow, the tour lasts about five hours and includes your bike and helmet, a guide cycling with you, tastings, snacks and a meal. You’re also welcome to work with the team to customize your own version of the tour.

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