"I had a blast! Mat was a perfect combo of friendly, fun and knowledge. Everyone in our party had a great time and I highly recommend Travelling Grape!"
"Mat made the tour so easy to plan and a relaxing trip with no worries. A great way to have fun with friends with no stress"
"This was my second time on a wine tour and I thought it was amazing. The wineries were great and so was our tour guide. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Great times with great friends!"
"The Travelling Grape gave our group a wonderful tour that had an extraordinarily personal touch to it. They ensured the wine tour reflected our tastes in wine, but at the same time encouraged us to try new things. We are officially wine drinkers now thanks to the tour experiences we had with the Travelling Grape!" - Vickie McAlister, Waterloo, ON.
“We had a fantastic time on our Travelling Grape Wine Tour! The tour operator was very knowledgeable and expressed a real interest in wine. Up until we made contact with Mat we didn’t even know about the South Coast wine region. I strongly recommend the tour of the South Coast wine region for anyone with an interest in wine and beer. Yes – we got to visit the brewery there too! The Travelling Grape takes all the hassle out of planning the day. All we had to do was let them know what we liked and they took care of the rest. I speak for everyone when I say ‘When can we go again??’ – Mark Tipping, Kitchener, ON. (group of 10)”
"Ready to be pampered, educated and have FUN? My wife and I have been in Canada for some time now, but never been on a wine tour. We heard many wine tour stories with various degrees of satisfaction, but none of them convincing enough to make us take one. We stumbled across Traveling Grape (TG), and decided to “go for it” with a "whatever will be will be" attitude. Despite our reluctance towards Canadian red wines, we focused our tour towards learning more about the local reds.
The tour we ended up getting with TG was so tailor made and custom fitted that no detail that we asked for was left out. From carefully incorporating all our wants in the itinerary to making sure all our needs are met until the very end - we were treated with professionalism, courtesy and good time.
We got private tours at all wineries visited, including the history, detailed explanation of their wine making process and technologies they use, bottling, aging etc. Of course all tours ended the same way - with tasting the line up. Each tour lasted between 1-1.5 hours, which was more than plenty for the size of wineries we saw.
For lunch, TG pre-arranged reservations at a local restaurant. They also provided abundant snacks throughout the trip, such as: cheese, cold cuts, veggies, crackers and bottled water. Ask for the triangular crackers - they are the best!!!
As for acquired knowledge about Canadian reds - we got quite the education. The wealth of knowledge TG has about all aspects of wine, is staggering. Their knowledge combined with the presentation about each type of wine at each winery was impressive. No question was left unanswered no detail was left out. I would definitely use their services again.
Thank you for helping us appreciate Niagara wine" - Dan, Waterloo, ON.