Frequently Asked Questions
Here is a list of questions that you may have on your mind. If you don’t find your answer here, or if you would like more information about something, don’t hesitate to contact us! Call 905.384.1985, send us an email, or fill out the online tour request form. We will get back to you as soon as possible—if not immediately, then within 1-2 hours!
How much does it cost for a tour?
We work with your budget. Depending on what you are looking for, we want to help you achieve your goals for having a successful event (reward day, team building, etc.) and the experience that you want delivered. Economies of scale – the more people, the less cost per person.
What are custom wine tours?
We custom-tailor events to meet your goals, budget and interests, and have excellent contacts with over 80 wineries, 3 breweries and a distillery. Just tell us a little bit about your ideas and we’ll take it from there.
Is there a dress code?
You determine how your group is to dress. We recommend business casual.
What is the duration of the wine tour?
Typically they run for one day. We pick you up from your location in the morning and have you back when you want to be back. We customize each tour so if you prefer a half day or if you are planning a conference and want activities, we are at your service on-site.
What size groups do you work with?
Our minimum requirement is usually 15 people, but this depends on your budget. But of course if you have a conference of 150 attendees or more, we can easily look after you!
I want to include a wine tour in my team-building day.
Absolutely! Most of our events and tours are held at wineries and breweries in Niagara.
Does the tour package include transportation?
Yes. Think of us as your personal Concierge. We look after everything from transportation, all the bookings, tours, event scheduling and gratuities.
When should we book tours?
Ideally, at least a month ahead of time. Often people in your organization need to make advance preparations to be out of the office for the day and in their personal lives (child care, transportation, etc.). You will also need to have time to present our tour proposal to decision makers and to your team to ensure their agreement and participation.
Why should I choose Wine Country Tours?
We will work closely with you and pay attention to all the details to ensure your complete satisfaction and deliver a memorable event on budget. After 12+ years in business serving hundreds of corporate clients we get the job done. (See our “Raves” page for a list of clients and testimonials.)
Do I need to be a wine expert to take a tour?
Absolutely not. The reason for tours is to educate our guests on the wine industry and how to enjoy wine as an aperitif or with food, and to show them that Ontario wines are at par with wine produced in other countries. That is what makes winery tours so much fun – it’s all about the learning experience. Even people not that interested in wine have a great time and usually find that they really do like wine.
How much wine is included in the tour?
Wineries are regulated by the ALGCO and are only allowed one ounce pour per wine for tasting. Your meal can include as much wine as you would like served.