While Brampton has plenty of places to make your own wine and beer, it doesn’t have any wineries and cideries of its own just yet. Whether you prefer wine or cider (or both), there are plenty of wineries and cideries in the area you can enjoy. All of these places are within a three-hour drive from downtown Brampton and perfect for a day trip out of the city.
Spirit Tree is a cidery, bakery, kitchen, and farm store offering local goods and produce. Its green initiatives include raw bale construction, geothermal heating and cooling, a wood-fired stone oven, and a Cider Sure UV unit.
(56 minute drive)
Applewood Farms started as a place to pick your own strawberries and apples, but over the last 40 years, it has evolved to incorporate a winery and a cidery. All fruit used to make the wines is picked from Applewoods Farms itself.
(1 hour and 7 minute drive)
West Avenue Cider is a small-batch producer of hard cider that has received the award for Best Cider in Ontario for the last three years. Its range of products includes sessionable year-round staples and both barrel-aged and cask-conditioned ciders.
(1 hour and 20 minute drive)
Heritage Estate wines and ciders are hand-crafted using 100% Ontario apples. The estate currently has 18 acres of grapes, 5 acres of apple trees, and is always growing.
(1 hour and 23 minute drive)
Tawse is a family-owned organic and biodynamic winery which was voted Canada’s Winery of the Year four times in the last seven years. This state-of-the-art winery also includes a six-level, gravity-flow design, geo-thermal system and a wetland bio-filter.
(1 hour 40 minute drive)
Ravine Vineyard has been managed by the Lowrey-Harber family since 1867 and grows cherries, pears, peaches, grapes, plums, and vegetables. The 34-acre estate includes a winery, restaurant, and shop. It is also available to host weddings and other events.
(1 hour and 42 minute drive)
Small Talk Vineyards is a boutique, small production VQA winery that has been family-run since 1955. It offers a variety of white wine, red wine, ice wine, and, most recently, Shiny Apple Cider.
(1 hour 42 minute drive)
Sunnybrook combines traditional wine-making methods with an innovative approach which uses only the best locally grown fruit. Ironwood Hard Cider and a fruit wine called “Chocolate Allure” are just two of the unique libations Sunnybrook produces.
(1 hour and 43 minute drive)
Vieni Estates was founded by Mauro Salvador, a master winemaker from Italy. Vieni produces still wines, ice wines, sparkling wines, grappas, and other spirits on the 30-acre estate, which also includes a bed and breakfast.
(1 hour and 45 minute drive)
Archibald’s is a fourth generation family farm that was originally established in 1967 as a wholesale operation and is now owned and operated by Fred and Sandy. They produce a variety of wines and ciders, and the estate also includes a seasonal “pick your own” apple orchard.
(1 hour and 46 minute drive)
Beaver Valley Orchard produces small-batch cider from select varieties of heritage apples grown in the Georgian Bay area. The cidery and tasting room are housed in a historic post-and-beam barn.
(1 hour and 48 minute drive)
Thornbury Village Cider House and Brewery is nestled in the famous Blue Mountains in the midst of 7,500 acres of apple orchards. Visitors can enjoy authentic Premium Apple Cider on tap or take it home in cans, bottles, and growlers.
(2 hour drive)
Hoity Toity Cellars makes wine from Bruce County cold climate grapes, and makes ciders from local apples, pears, and grapes. Its goal is to produce a local, eco-friendly product that hits the spot.
(2 hour drive)
Bonnieheath produces a variety of crops including apples, wine grapes, lavender, and small grains. Environmental projects on the farm include the planting of native grasses and wildflowers to promote biodiversity and pollinator habitat, as well as a wetland, which attracts many species of wildlife.
(2 hours and 4 minute drive)
Coffin Ridge Vineyard and Winery not only boasts a stunning view of Georgian Bay and the islands off Colpoys Bay, they also specialize in artisanal wines and cider production. The estate also features unique events, such as author readings and live concerts.
(2 hours and 20 minute drive)
Blueberry Hill produces a variety of grape wines, fruit wines, and ciders. The farm market, which is open seasonally from May until September, is the direct source for their Local Food Plus-Certified blueberries.
(2 hour and 32 minute drive)
Twin Pines produces well over one million pounds of apples from over 35 varieties on their family owned and operated estate. In addition to their tasting room and farm market, they have devoted a portion of their farm to growing a variety of fruits and vegetable without pesticides.