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Southern Georgian Bay Wineries, Breweries, and Cider Houses

Posted by Admin on January 3, 2022
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Southern Georgian Bay is fortunate to have many exciting and interesting activities and amenities to enjoy. Take a scenic tour and discover the excellent wineries, breweries and cider houses in the area.

Georgian Hills Vineyards
496350 Grey Road 2
Blue Mountains, ON N0H 1J0
www.georgianhillsvineyards.ca
519-599-2255

Located in the heart of Beaver Valley and Blue Mountain, this vineyard not only offers exceptional qualtiy wine but magnificant views over the Niagara Escarpment and Georgian Bay.  With over 15 years experience of mastering the mico-climate of the vineyard, Geogian Hills offers cold climate hearty white vines such as Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc, L’Acadie Blanc and Giesenheim and reds such as Baco Noir, Marechal Foch and Marquette.

Open all year round, 7 days a week from 11-5, you have plenty of opportunity to stop in for a tasting, enjoy a guided, snowshoe tour through the vineyard or one of many summer activities. Georgian Hills offers free delivery, curbside pickup, and free shipping Ontario wide.

Featured Activity: Self-Guided Snowshoe Tours in the Vineyard

Snowshoe around the Georgian Hills vineyards and enjoy the beauty in the winter! Learn about cool climate viticulture and wine making while you taste 5 of our favourite wines.

This experience includes:

0.5km, 1km and 2km trails are ready for you to enjoy!

Snowshoe rental of $10/person and a tasting of our wines or ciders at the Tasting Bar. Feel free to bring your own snowshoes, and enjoy the trails at no charge.

Then cozy up to the Tasting Bar and enjoy a tasting any one of our five wines or ciders for a quintessential Canadian Vineyard experience!

Snowshoeing is available during winery hours. Last admission to the trails is 4pm.

Make sure to check in with us at the winery to receive a trail map!

Details:

Availability: Every day, from 11:00am – 5:00pm (last admission to trail is at 4:00pm)
Location: Georgian Hills Vineyards
Cost: $16 includes snowshoes or $6.00 Bring Your Own Snowshoes. Not to be combined with any other offers. (Wine and cider or charcuterie plates may be ordered extra a la carte.)

Flat snow boots, ski jacket, hat, gloves and perhaps a scarf are recommended.

For more information and online booking visit the Georgian Hills Winery website

Coffin Ridge Boutique Winery
599448 Concession Rd 2 N, Annan, ON N0H 1B
519-371-9565
www.coffinridge.ca

Coffin Ridge Winery has the honourable distinction of  being Grey County’s first Winery, with planting beginning in 2001.  Located at the end of the Niagara Escarpment, overlooking Georgian Bay and the islands off Colpoys Bay, Coffin Ridge specializes in Artisanal wines that do well in cold climate and clay soil.  Here you will find the Geisenheim, Maréchel Foch, L’Acadie Blanc, Baco Noir and Marquette varieties.  Many activities are offered including snowshoeing, concerts and author reading series.

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The Roost Wine Company
415763 10 Line, Clarksburg, ON N0H 1J0
519-599-6269
www.roostwinery.ca

The Roost Wine Company is Grey County’s newest winery with grapes planted in 2014. Located within a 20 min drive to Collingwood, this vineyard sits hilltop, close to Ravenna and also offers gorgeous views of the escarpment and Georgian Bay.

Although you can still order on-line or purchase through the LCBO, the tasting room closes for the winter so be sure to stop by in the summer when the growing season is in full swing.

Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery
235883, Grey County Rd 13, Kimberley, ON N0C 1G0
519-599-1001
www.bvcider.ca

The Beaver Valley Orchard and Cidery is located on the Niagara Escarpment in the heart of the beautiful Beaver Valley, just 5 kms north of Kimberley on the scenic Beaver Valley Road.

Their cidery and tasting room are housed in an historic post and beam century barn that has been respectfully converted to its new purpose. Their cider may be purchased by the glass to enjoy outdoors or in bottles to take away. They also offer a tray of paired artisanal cheeses and complimentary tastings.

The Collingwood Brewery
10 Sandford Fleming Dr, Collingwood, ON L9Y 4V7
(705) 444-2337
www.thecollingwoodbrewery.com

The Collingwood Brewery are crafted from the freshest, all-natural ingredients. They are inspired by classic styles of brewing traditions and aim to create local brews that reflect international flavours from around the world.

They offer flights and pints of beer and ciders, along with appetizers to order from their tap room and full patio.

Side Launch Brewing Company
200 Mountain Rd Unit 1, Collingwood, ON L9Y 4V5
(705) 293-5511
www.sidelaunchbrewing.com

Side Launch Brewing Company celebrates the deep-rooted history of shipbuilding that has fuelled the town of Collingwood since the late 1880s. They have many different beers that anyone can enjoy. Side Launch offers a full tasting bar, retail store, and tours of the brewery.

Creemore Springs Brewery Limited
139 Mill St, Creemore, ON L0M 1G0
(705) 466-2240
www.creemoresprings.com

Located in a beautiful century old building on the main street of Creemore, Creemore Springs Brewery offers beer flights in their tasting room and beer garden. You can also enjoy a tour of the brewery, getting a closer look on how their beer is made. Make sure to also visit their retail store!

The Beer Bus Co. 
(416) 720-2725
www.thebeerbus.ca

The Beer Bus is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the best of local craft beer, wine, cider and spirits while relaxing and learning about local spots guided by a tour guide. Their guides are all Cicerone Certified – meaning, not only will you taste your favourite local beverage, but you’ll also learn how to appreciate and analyze it as well.

The Beer Bus Co. offers a variety of different tours for all seasons, along with customizable experiences. Check out their website for details on tour dates, pricing and more.

*COVID-19 Alert* Due to the current pandemic, The Beer Bus Co. has unfortunately stopped their services until 2022. Keep up to date for COVID-19 protocols on their website. 

Thornbury Craft Cider & Beer
90 King St. E., Thornbury, ON, N0H 2P0
(519) 599-2616
www.thornburycraft.com

Located in the town of Thornbury, Thornbury Craft Cider & Beer offers tasting flights of their popular cider, beer, and wines from their parent company, Colio Estate Wines.

New ciders and beers are released regularly throughout the year, so there is always something new to try! They also offer non-alcoholic grape juices for non drinkers and children. Make sure to visit their large patio as they are open all year round.

Duntroon Cyder House
3079 County Road 124, Duntroon, Ontario
(705) 994-3764
www.duntrooncyderhouse.com

Duntroon Cyder House is located in the town of Duntroon on a family farm which is certified organic and grows their own apples. Stop by the farm to enjoy tastings of a variety of ciders, and make sure to visit their small retail store on the site.

Featured Activity: Duntroon Winter Utopia

Enjoy a variety of a tasting flights, organic hot mulled cider and more around the fire or in their new igloo. Hungry? Grab a gourmet hot cup of soup courtesy of Cabin Kitchen or one of their snack plates with a variety of local artisanal meats & cheeses! Complimentary blankets are available at request.

Duntroon Cyder House Utopia patio is the perfect spot to gather and warm up with friends & family. Come check it out and see for yourself!

*Please note: our igloo is $20 for an hour, by reservation only and follows standard indoor Covid-19 policies. Please call to reserve.

Continue your experience with snowshoeing approximately two kilometers of picturesque trails throughout their three orchards.

Choose to return after 1km or complete the entire trail as many times as you’d like. The fire and cyder will be waiting for you.

Spy Cider House and Distillery
808108 24th Sideroad, The Blue Mountains, Ontario, N0H 1J0
(519) 599-5353
www.spydistillery.com

Located in The Blue Mountains, Spy Cider House and Distillery offers flights and pints of their unique ciders to enjoy in their upstairs lounge overlooking their orchards and a view of Georgian Bay. You can also tour and learn about their cider making process!

Windswept Orchard Cider
317282 3 Line, Meaford, ON N4L 1W7
(519) 803-6665
www.windsweptcider.com

Windswept Farms is a picturesque 100 acre farm located at the gateway to the Bruce Peninsula in Southern Georgian Bay. They have a variety of ciders that you can enjoy at the farm, or purchase bottles to take home or order online.

Grey and Gold Cider
788171 Grey Road 13, The Blue Mountains, ON, N0H 1J0
(226) 256-8286
www.greyandgoldcider.com

Grey and Gold Cider is a sustainable, farm based cidery located in the heart of Grey County apple country. They produce a variety of natural ciders that you can enjoy by visiting the bottle shop on the farm.

Black Bellows Brewing Co.
40 Simcoe Street, Collingwood, Ontario, L9Y 1H6
(705) 532-1569
www.blackbellows.com

Located in downtown Collingwood, Black Bellows Brewing Company offers a variety of unique beers and great food! Their seating is done on a first come first serve basis, so no need to make a reservation. You can also get beer delivered to your door or browse their bottle shop!

Northwinds Brewery
Collingwood Location:
499 First St., Collingwood, ON, L9Y 1B9
(705) 445-2666

Blue Mountain Village:
180 Jozo Weider Blvd, The Blue Mountains, ON, L9Y 0V2
(705) 445-2666
www.northwindsbrewery.com

With two locations in both downtown Collingwood and the Blue Mountain Village, Northwinds offers seasonal American dishes paired with craft beers brewed on site. Enjoy a great meal and take a look into their viewing room of the beer being made! Make sure to visit their beer store in the restaurant.

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