Winnipeg Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Winnipeg & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
COMPLETE local beverage tours Here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Half Pints Brewing Company is a Winnipeg based brewery started in 2006. As a part of the city's beer landscape for a decade, we have striven to make the best beer we can
Weâ€™re a very small company (less than 10 of us) and we like it that way. We plan to remain small, local and always friendly. Our brewing goal is to remain approachable but to continuously incorporate unique flavours & styles to our line-up.
Our Canadian prairie grown haskap berry and tart cherry wines and honey meads are sold at Manitoba Liquor Marts. We are not licenced to sell wines to the public, nor do we offer farm tours as ours is a working farm.
OGC's Co-Owner and Head Chef has been developing our menu for over a year. It is now complete and as he begins testing out his new OGC kitchen, we will be posting photos and descriptions of the food shortly...
KrÃ¤usened craft beer brewed at the old livery on the edge of the Exchange District, in a former livery building that has been completely opened up
COMPLETE local beverage tours
Wineries, Craft Breweries, Brew Pubs & Craft Distilleries Map