During these unprecedented times, Ontario wineries are taking every precaution to keep Canadian consumers safe. You can still enjoy VQA Wines of Ontario at home! Many of our Ontario VQA wineries and farmers are small, family businesses – please help to support them by purchasing VQA wines online direct from the winery or through LCBO online. To see the list of wineries that offer online shipping, check the ‘order onlinet’ box on the left hand side of this page to see the list.
Free Shipping? Yes please! Click here for participating wineries
Please check individual winery websites to know if you can pick up bottles of your favourite wine at the winery, many are even offering free shipping at this time. Please ask the winery for conditions and restrictions.
Wine tasting is an adventure in Ontario Wine Country. With over 130 wineries, there is no better place to sample, learn and discover all there is to know about wine.
Planning a visit? You’ll find there’s a lot to see and do. Most wineries have a retail area and a tasting bar, where you can typically sample some wines (usually for a small fee). The majority also offer walking tours of their vineyards and facilities (usually for a small fee), where visitors learn about the history of the winery and see how the wine is produced.
Normally, these tours are guided, last about an hour and end with a step-by-step tasting. Some wineries host public tours at scheduled times throughout the day; others have call-ahead, private tours. Tours tend to be more frequent in the summer, which also means that you can expect smaller groups in the winter. Plan to visit no more than four or five wineries in a day.
Finally, don’t forget to confirm each winery’s schedule and tour policies—most have this information on their websites. If you are travelling with a group of 5 or more, please call ahead to some of our smaller wineries to ensure they can accommodate your group.
Most importantly, please don’t drink and drive. Designate a driver or click here to view our winery tour partners and leave the driving to someone else.
Search our winery listings below by clicking on the winery name or narrow your search with the filters on the left-hand side.