Graze the Bench is SOLD OUT!
Updated: Apr 7, 2019
This annual wine festival on the Beamsville Bench in Beamsville, ON is an event highlight to local and visiting wine enthusiasts and kicks off the Summer tasting season on June 1 & 2, 2019.
If you were lucky to get tickets and are a first-timer, here are some key things we think you should know!
Use the Shuttle
For $10 + HST per person you can take the hop on/off shuttle all day. Even on a beautiful day, the walk between most of the wineries is far, and in the case of Peninsula Ridge- too far to walk. Don't forget, if the weather is extra sunny & hot (or raining!) and you've had a few tastings, you'll very much appreciate the ride.
PRO TIP: Many people start at Peninsula Ridge since it's right beside the shuttle parking lot, while the others are located on the Beamsville Bench. To avoid long waits and lines, we suggest starting at Fielding Winery and working your way back towards Peninsula Ridge.
Our Favourite Winery: Rosewood Estates Winery
Not only are their wines delicious (try something new: their mead!), but every year they have had a fantastic performer for their music - Tianna H and Jazz with a Twist. We highly recommend enjoying a bit of a longer stay at Rosewood Estates!
Be Prepared with Wine Tote Bags
After tasting some great local wines at Graze the Bench, you'll likely want to purchase a few bottles along the way. Bring a compartmented wine bag to easily store and carry your bottles. Amazon.ca has several options at reasonable prices.
Look Out for Optimal Photo Ops!
This is a great day for awesome Instagram and Snapchat pics! Rosewood Estates has some great wine signs lining their entranceway, Fielding Winery has lovely hillside views and Peninsula Ridge has their historical grounds.
Explore Beyond the Bench
Want to make it a full wine weekend? Jordan has several outstanding wineries that offer beautiful views and delicious wine! Stay over at Cameo Cottage B&B and enjoy TWO full days of local wine tasting. We offer a set of complimentary wine tastings to one of our local Jordan wineries, per couple, per stay. Make sure you check out Flat Rock Cellars, Sue Ann Staff Estate Winery, Di Profio Wines Ltd, and more that we would be happy to recommend!