The local food and drink scene features a number of craft breweries and wineries that are second to none. A tasty adventure awaits!
When it comes to homegrown drinks, there’s a lot to savour in Cornwall and SDG Counties. From independent craft breweries to impressive vineyards serving flavourful wines, there are numerous tasty adventures that await! The breweries and wineries are run by passionate entrepreneurs who are dedicated to their craft and committed to serving up an amazing experience. Get ready to raise a glass and toast to a good time – your next road trip starts here.
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Proudly located in Cornwall, and beloved by Cornwallites, Rurban Brewing is the creation of the talented and personable husband-wife duo of Andy and Karen Rorabeck.
The brewery – located in the same building where grocery giant Farm Boy was founded – features a retail shop and taproom where they offer samples, flights, cans and growlers (they will fill yours if you bring it in clean).
Impromptu tours are offered if the shop isn’t too busy, so you can learn all about the brewing process and enjoy one of their quality brews right on the spot.
Rurban usually has a variety of beers on tap and on sale, with the marquee Cornwall Golden Lager being a staple selection.
You’ll also find Rurban in a number of local restaurants including Esca Gourmet Pizza + Bar, Schnitzels European Flavours, The Stomping Grounds and The Birchwood Cafe, to name but a few.
Stone Crop Acres is a beautiful destination to experience locally crafted wines a stone’s throw from the vineyard.
The winery is run by Noreen and Marc, and the couple grows and harvests every grape with love. The grapes are crushed and pressed on site before being crafted in their very own winery and aged either in stainless steel tanks or French Oak barrels.
Stone Crop Acres introduced their wines in July of 2017 and since then have been gradually releasing more reds and new whites and rosé wines each season.
Stroll through the vines with a glass of wine in hand and enjoy some tastings on the tasting room patio patio overlooking the Morrisburg-area vineyard.
This family-run vineyard and winery near Lochiel has roots dating back all the way to 1792. John Roy MacMillan built the farm on land granted to him after immigrating to Canada from Scotland.
That Scottish heritage – a prominent part of Glengarry County history – remains a big part of the farm today. Craig MacMillan, an eighth-generation descendent of John Roy, runs the vineyard along with his wife Joanne and their two children.
In addition to the stone house, the large barn on the property serves as the winery and store, overlooking the beautiful five-acre vineyard.
Stonehouse has a variety of wines available for purchase along with a number of tasting packages to suit every taste.
Larger groups and special events can also be accommodated.
The newest player on the local beverage scene, Upper Canada Cider Company creates amazing cider crafted using small batches of select apples that are harvested locally. Upper Canada uses minimal filtration and all natural ingredients in its process.
The company’s first offering, Three County Cider, is already turning heads.
Founder Matthew Cameron has big plans for the enterprise and renovations are now underway at the cidery’s new facility in Glen Walter – just east of Cornwall – with plans to open to the public in the near future.