If you enjoy sampling craft beers and wines, then scroll down to explore the tours we’ve created for you to experience with friends! These free PDF tours can be downloaded onto your smartphone or tablet, or you can print them to bring along. You can access the tours here.
Curious how great wines, beers, ciders and spirits are created? Many of the locations offer tours where you can see how they make the magic happen! You’ll want to book in advance to avoid disappointment. (Click on the name of a producer to be taken to their website for more information.)
Because some producers have seasonal hours, we recommend that you confirm their open times and other necessary information by clicking on the links below.
BEVERAGES OF BAYFIELD & BEYOND
You’ll begin just outside of Bayfield before visiting the main street of that heritage village, before heading down Bluewater Highway 21 toward St. Joseph, followed by a stop in Varna, and then onto Seaforth.
Spend a day rubbing elbows with like-minded beer enthusiasts on this five stop tour. The drive between producers is only 40 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to chat with the brew masters as you quaff their unique creations! The producers you’ll be visiting are: River Road Brewing & Hops; Bayfield Public House; Bad Apple Brewing Company; Stone House Brewing Company; Half Hours on Earth Brewery.
Click here to download a PDF of the Beverages of Bayfield & Beyond Tour or to stream the tour on your mobile device. See the entire tour route map here.
HEADING THROUGH HURON
Goderich is a lovely town to begin this tour which will lead us next to a winery on a country road between Clinton and Seaforth, then onto Blyth!
This three-stop tour is designed so that you and your entourage begins sampling crafted beer, then cruise the country-side for a stopover at a gorgeous winery, then finish the journey with beverages and a delicious meal at one of the newest and largest facilities showcased in the Spirits of Bluewater! The producers you’ll be visiting are: Square Brew; Maelstrom Vineyard & Winery; Cowbell Brewing Company.
Click here to download a PDF of the Heading Through Huron Tour or to stream the tour on your mobile device. See the entire tour route map here.
GRAND BEND & BEYOND
Let’s see what our friends to the south of Bluewater have prepared for your drinking pleasure in the Grand Bend, Thedford and Forest areas!
This tour takes you through lovely Lambton County where you’ll sample a multitude of wonderful tastes! You and your friends will travel along the lakeshore and through the countryside, winding up near Grand Bend where a fine dinner or excellent lunch awaits. Total drive time is around 45 minutes. The producers you’ll be visiting are: Alton Farms Estate Winery; Stonepicker Brewing Company; Twin Pines Orchards & Cider House; Dark Horse Estate Winery Inc.
Click here to download a PDF of the Grand Bend & Beyond Tour or to stream it on your mobile device. See the entire tour route map here.
PINTS IN PERTH COUNTY
There’s so much more to do and see in Stratford than just the theatre!
You’ll begin your tour in the village of Shakespeare at a brewery that’s opened only recently, before heading into the charming town of Stratford. There you’ll find a brewery and distillery conveniently located within one building! Enjoy this tour with minimal driving and the opportunity to stroll along the shores of the Avon River. The producers you’ll be visiting are: Shakespeare Brewing Company; Black Swan Brewing Company; Jobsite Brewing Company; Junction 56 Distillery; Stratford Brewing Company.
Click here to download a PDF of the Pints in Perth County Tour. or to stream the tour on your mobile device. See the entire tour route map here.
WORTH THE DRIVE AROUND GREY-BRUCE
Ales, lagers, and wines … there’s lots to experience just a little farther up the road! We we’ll begin in Kincardine, then work our way east to Hanover with three stops in between.
This tour takes you a little farther north and may therefore fill up more of your day than some of the others. But with five points of interest (one being Canada’s most historic brewery!) along the approximate seventy-five kilometres of travel, you won’t be disappointed! The producers you’ll be visiting are: Neustadt Springs Brewery; Maclean’s Ales Inc.; Hoity Toity Cellars; Formosa Springs Brewery; Grey Matter Beer Company
Click here to download a PDF of the Worth the Drive Around Grey-Bruce Tour or to stream the tour on your mobile device. See the entire tour route map here!
WHERE TO GO FOR VINO
Brush up on your wine tasting ABC’s for this big adventure: five producers and 185 kilometres of driving make this tour a ‘tour de force’!
If your palate is geared towards wine (and maybe some cider!), you’ll want to experience the multitude of subtle flavours found in wines made from grapes grown near the shores of majestic Lake Huron. The producers you’ll be visiting are: Alton Farms Estate Winery; Dark Horse Estate Winery; Maelstrom Winery; Hoity Toity Cellars
Click here to download a PDF of the Where To Go For Vino Tour or to stream the tour on your mobile device. See the entire tour route map here!