Public Tours & Tastings
Signature tasting flights are available for $10 per person, include taxes and $5 credit towards same day wine purchases. A limit of one credit per purchase please. Groups of 10 or more must make a reservation with Dominique deBlois.
Public tours are offered on a first come, first serve basis and are limited to a maximum of 30 guests. We recommend that guests arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of the tour during the peak visitor season (May through October).
"I was part of a wine tour today and I just wanted to let you know of the three wineries we visited, I found yours to be the most extensive tour of a facility, the most informative about wine tasting, with the most gracious and warm reception by staff...I'll be sure to visit your store in downtown Ottawa when I return home. Thank you so much."
— Carol C., Ottawa, Ontario
Winegrowing Discovery Tour
$10.00 per guest. Reservations not required.
Learn what it means to grow wine “Bosc Family Style” through a guided tour of our facility. You will start in our award-winning St. David’s Bench Vineyard in the shadow of the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve to see first hand the benefits of sustainable agriculture. Next it’s on to our Harvest Room, underground geothermal cellars (note: you will be walking up and down a flight of stairs) and the bottling line. Of course the tour would not be complete without sampling the finished product! One of our Wine Associates will take you through a guided tasting of three of our VQA wines. Includes $5 credit to be used with same day wine purchase. One credit per purchase please.
Experience our Winegrowing Discovery Tours everyday (except New Year Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day) at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. in English, 12:00 (noon) in French and 11:15 am in Japanese.
Add a Little Ice
$15.00 per guest (includes Winegrowing Discovery Tour). Reservations not required.
Cap off your tour experience and celebrate one of Canada's most cherished products, Niagara Icewine! Join one of our Winegrowing Discovery Tours and after your guided tasting you will also be served our unique dessert made from hand-made local ice cream and Niagara-grown fruit (fresh in season, preserved in the off-season) with a sample of our Vidal Icewine. Pour your Icewine on top of your ice cream for a truly heavenly experience!
$15.00 per guest. Reservations not required.
So you have been on a winery tour before but would still like a structured tasting … we have the perfect experience! Join us for an exploration of flavour and texture as you sip, slurp and roll your way through three single-vineyard Château des Charmes wines paired with three Canadian artisanal cheeses. What’s your favourite match? Join our Matchmaking 1.0 seminar at 1:30pm in French and 4:00pm in English.
Photo courtesy of Rowen Brownlow.