Sip and Savour

Opening hours and purchasing procedures may vary by locations due to the pandemic. Always check with businesses directly before visiting.

*NEW* CRAFT GIN TRAIL

Craft Gin Trail

 The Craft Gin Trail invites you to explore up to six different distilleries located in Waterloo Region, Perth County, and Wellington County in Southwest Ontario. An hour’s drive from the GTA, this brand-new experience takes you to the historic towns of Guelph and Stratford, the heritage town of Elora, and the quaint villages of Arthur and Ayr. Meet the people, hear the stories, and open up to new experiences in the world of Gin! Explore our rural heritage, enjoy great hospitality, and stamp your passport along the way for a chance to win!
The distilleries include Elora Distilling Company, Silver Fox Distillery, Willibald Farm Distillery and Brewery, Junction 56 Distillery, Dixon's Distilled Spirits, and Spring Mill Distillery!

 


 Happy Hour

Craft breweries have evolved to become true community meeting places while craft distillers are bringing back an almost lost tradition to the local beverage scene. Experience the best of Guelph Wellington:

Distilleries

Gin, vodka and whiskey are back on the menu and the distilleries are worth a visit!

 

Dixon's Distilled Spirits

Award-winning small batch distillery offering a variety of gin, vodka, moonshine, coolers and spirit infused bbq sauce, mustard and maple syrup. Tours, tasting and space rentals for events.

Guelph | www.dixonsdistilledspirits.com




Elora Distilling Company

Small batch, grain-to-glass distillery, focusing on local ingredients. Offering gin, vodka, rye, liqueurs, and cordials made with ingredients from their market garden. In house cocktail bar, cocktail classes, tours and space rentals available.

Elora | www.eloradistillingcompany.com


 Silver Fox Distillery

Award-winning distillery offering a wide variety of gin, vodka, moonshine, rye, liqueurs and gift items. The museum-like showroom is worth a visit boasting Doctor Who and other memorabilia. Spirit tastings available and seasonally offering slushies those under age.
Arthur | www.silverfoxdistillery.ca

Cidery and Winery

Take your own picnic or sample wine and cheese at Cox Creek Cellars or sip small-batch ciders in Heartwood Farm’s forest-edge tasting room.

 

Cox Creek Cellars

Cox Creek has been open since 1998 and has consistently produced award-winning grape and fruit wines made with low-impact production methods on a picturesque farm. This multigenerational company combines the beauty of Wellington County and the taste of locally crafted wines and ciders. Book an indoor or fireside tasting where you can visit and try their products while exploring the on-site orchard.
Guelph/Eramosa | www.coxcreekcellars..ca

 Heartwood Farm and Cidery

Heartwood Farm and Cidery make delicious small-batch craft ciders, using ingredients from the farm and local community — apples from the forest garden, maple syrup tapped from the trees, and other ingredients like currants and peaches (even hot peppers!) for signature flavours or seasonal offerings. Heartwood ciders are sophisticated and somewhat adventurous, but still accessible, like a craft cider should be. Book a patio table and visit the farm store to purchase some of your favourites from the tasting!
Erin | www.heartwoodfarm.ca
 

 Revel Cider

Revel started in 2014 as a solo passion project that evolved into a great and growing wine and cider business. Whether you are into classic, funky, fruited, or botanical ciders, Revel Cider has something for you. All blends are spontaneously fermented and have zero residual sugar. They are sold online and in-person at the cidery.

Guelph | www.revelcider.ca
 

Craft Breweries

Go for samples, visit the bottle shop and stay for tours, live music and events.

 

Brother's Brewing Company

Cox Creek has been open since 1998 and has consistently produced award-winning grape and fruit wines made with low-impact production methods on a picturesque farm. This multigenerational company combines the beauty of Wellington County and the taste of locally crafted wines and ciders. Book an indoor or fireside tasting where you can visit and try their products while exploring the on-site orchard.
Guelph/Eramosa | www.coxcreekcellars.on.ca

 Fixed Gear Brewing Company

Fixed Gear Brewing Company is a fresh small batch craft beer store and bar located in Guelph. With at least 10 draught beers on tap, Fixed Gear Brewing is always able to satisfy any beer lover with IPA’s, Lagers, and Stouts. Their famous outdoor patio provides a unique setting that is both family and dog friendly with specialty nights like Tuesday and Friday Live Music, Wednesday Trivia Nights, and Thursday Bingo. For those in a hurry, the express beer store is always loaded with fresh cold beer with ice available to go.
Guelph | www.fixedgearbrewing.com