We are all feeling the effects of isolation and pandemic fatigue. It’s been more than a year since we have left our homes and visited some of our favourite tourist spots. What can you do to regain some of your sanity? Break out of your home office and feed your soul with an Ontario winery tour during the peak of fall colours!
Sip and Snack All Weekend with a Customized Vineyard Tour
Fall is the best time to get out for some fresh air. Many of the wine tours around Niagara feature pairings for their guests. Last year’s vintages are getting ready to be uncorked and the grapes are hanging heavily on their vines. Indulge in a scrumptious wine and cheese snack at the first location, then move on to the next for a light lunch.
Beat the Quarantine: Book a Bubble Tour with All Your Besties
Of course, it is your best friends and relatives that you miss the most. If you still want to avoid bumping into strangers on your tour, ask about a Bubble Tour. Uncork Niagara specializes in these events. Fill up the limo with ten of your best buds and slowly crawl along the lake searching for new wines, sights, and scenery. Meanwhile, you have the chance to reconnect with your social circle. The vineyards are all practicing heightened practices for social distancing and food services.
Walk the Vineyards and Take In Autumnal Colour and Scents
Being cooped up in a bus is not going to help clear your cobwebs. Fortunately, part of an autumn vineyard tour in Ontario includes a walk between the tall stakes of grapevines. Breathe in the clean air and smell the tilled earth. The grapes will be ripening even as their leaves begin to fade for the fall show. The vintner will show how the grapes are harvested while you learn which ones will become your new favourite picks for Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, or Riesling.
Experience a World of Fresh Air on Your Own Wine Bike Tour
Are there alternatives to driving or riding a bus? Absolutely! Hop on a bike and spend a leisurely day riding along the back roads around Niagara-on-the-Lake. Grape Escape Wine Tours, Niagara Wine Tours International, and Viator all offer Niagara Vineyard Biking Trips. Simply rent a bike and set your own pace or register with a group, so you won’t get lost. With all those open country roads and fresh air, you can see the smile on your friend’s face while travelling between destinations. Tours come in full or half-day options with wine pairings and meals available.
Discover a Huge Variety of Options at the Niagara Wine Festival
Harvest season always signals the start of a fall filled with festivals and fairs. The iconic Niagara Wine Festival should definitely be on your list! While 2021 will not feature their park or parade events, you can still purchase a Discovery Pass. For one low price, you receive six tickets to be redeemed at 20 different wineries participating in the festival. Each ticket includes a wine and food pairing and a vineyard tour. Redeem them in a single day or spread out your indulgence over the two weekends of the festival. Better yet, rent a bike and take your own budget tour of the Niagara wine region.
If you have been missing out on taking tours, sipping a glass of fine wine, and chatting up your friends or family, take advantage of the awesome fall weather and book a wine tour and cycling autumn adventure today. It’s a great way to improve your mental outlook and rediscover the sound of laughter and a taste of the good life.
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