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Jul 10, 2024
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Jul 10, 2024

Toronto's Unforgettable Wineries: Indulge in a Unique Tasting Adventure

A wine tasting experience is the ultimate way to uncover your personal preferences and dislikes when it comes to wine. It offers a unique opportunity to sample a diverse selection of wines, each with its own distinct background and flavour profile. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned wine enthusiast, a wine tasting allows you to deepen your understanding and appreciation of different wines, enhancing your overall wine knowledge and enjoyment. 

Downtown Winery

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The Downtown Winery was established in 2019 and runs everyday from noon until 8:00 pm and until 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday nights. This is a family-operated business with a license to import wines globally. They offer a diverse collection of both domestic and international wines. The Macedo family integrates old world and new world techniques to craft unique, balanced wines, ensuring high-quality products. The family collaborates in selecting all their wines, currently sourcing from North and South America, as well as Europe. Toronto's Downtown Winery, which is close to Trinity Bellwoods on the Ossington strip, has a charmingly updated wine bar and shop where friendly staff members welcome visitors.

Vin de Garage

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Blending the art and science of vinification, Van de Garage offers a chance to delve into the winemaking process, the terroir, and the grapes involved. Individuals can create their own wine with the help of seasoned winemakers. Using whole grapes and fresh juices from prestigious vineyards in California, Chile, Argentina, Italy, and beyond, they provide all the essential tools to craft a bespoke "vin de garage." Located at 28 Millwick Drive in Toronto and operating from 9:00 am until 6:00 pm Tuesday until Friday and Saturdays from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm. Weather you are looking for a group session or just with a friend, this spot will cater to your wine needs.


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Located at 1320 Castlefield Ave, in Toronto, operating daily from 9:00 am until 7:00pm. The founder and owner, Rossana's winemaking journey began early, helping her father with his homemade wine. Her curiosity and love for cooking led her to experiment with unique wine creations. This passion resulted in the launch of G. Marquis, a collection of premium wines and Ice Wines which are available at the LCBO. Acquiring Kittling Ridge's wine assets, she doubled her stores and expanded her product portfolio. Under her leadership, Magnotta products entered global markets, including the United States and Asia. Rossana's leadership emphasizes the human touch and winemaking education, earning her respect in the industry. Her drive to demystify wine and empower consumers has been central to her branding success. Despite the challenges, her strong brand has garnered loyal followers, marking Magnotta Wineries 30-year presence.

Willow Springs

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Willow Springs Winery boasts the renowned 11-acre Testa Vineyard, making it a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts. As the first winery in York Region to receive VQA Ontario certification. Willow Springs Winery offers a picturesque setting for family gatherings, corporate events, and group functions. The stunning Testa Pavilion, with its panoramic vineyard views, provides the perfect venue for any occasion, from casual picnic lunches to grand weddings.

 Gallucci Winery

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Located just 30 minutes north of downtown Toronto in Stouffville, Ontario, Gallucci Winery is a family-owned and operated gem. The winery offers a diverse selection of wines to suit every palate, including full-bodied reds, easy-drinking whites, and exceptional ice wines. With an extensive list of wines available to purchase or taste, you are bound to find the wine for you.

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