Looking for a fun and delicious way to experience locally-produced hard beverages? Take a tour of Lennox & Addington County's award-winning wineries, cider companies and microbreweries. They offer distinctive tastes that you'll be sure to love. Please enjoy responsibily.
Bergeron Estate Winery & Cider Company
9656 Loyalist Parkway, Adolphustown
Visit this vineyard and enjoy award-winning wines like Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir, Vidal, Riesling, and Gewürztraminer – along with Bergeron’s Rosé. Operating since 2007, this 10-acre vineyard uses only their own grapes, and sources local orchards for their apple cider. On site is Nonna’s Pizzeria, with crusts made from scratch and toppings made from local ingredients. Find out more.
MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Co.
1915 County Road 22, Bath
Come taste the beers that embodies the unique character of rural Canada. These beers are brewed (with ingredients grown) on a bicentennial family farm in the historic village of Bath. MacKinnon Brothers has won the hearts of craft brew lovers across Ontario. The beer uses hops, wheat and barley grown right on the farm. Find out more.
The Napanee Beer Company
450 Milligan Lane, Napanee
Stop in to sample craft beer and chat with Geordan Saunders, one of Canada's most highly awarded amateur brewers. Decide for yourself which of the brew you like the best: the Belgian Pale Ale (Mayday); German Black Lager (Blacklist); or, their Premium Lager (Deadline). Or try one of their special edition brews available monthly. Make sure you put this microbrewery on your itinerary. Find out more.
The Hard Way Cider Co.
442 Townline Road, Bath
The Hard Way Cider Co. produces hand-crafted, cold pressed and barrel aged small batch cider made from 100% Ontario apples. Founders Lisa & Steve Goddard believe that nothing worth while ever came easy. Always learning, improving and pushing the envelope, they have their hands in every part of the process and continue bring their cider to the world... The Hard Way. Their offerings include Original Dry and Rogue Apples. Find out more.
Twelve Barrels is owned by L&A County entrepreneur Cole Miller. His unique recipe is based on a Canadian Whisky first distilled in 1853, on the shores of the Napanee River. Twelve Barrels receives most of its flavour from two sources, the grains and the barrels for aging. Twelve Barrels whisky is available a number of LCBO locations in the region. Find out more.
Looking for a beer and cider tour of our region?
Tour Eastern Ontario’s artisan Food and Beverage (FAB) Region. Encompassing the counties of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox & Addington and Frontenac, entrepreneurs are ‘living the dream’ of growing and crafting artisanal food and/or beverages. With lake-side ciders, farm breweries, local markets, and no shortage of artisanal cheeses – you’re never far from experiencing the bounty of the counties.
Take a tour of these great small businesses, and check out some attractions along the way!