On the day after the OCTA Summit, I attended a Niagara region familiarization tour (aka FAM tour) organized by OCTA and the Wine Council of Ontario. The tour was primarily aimed at media representatives, but a few tickets were available for the general public (like me).

This was my first experience with a tour aimed at industry insiders, rather than the general public. The day was amazing – wonderful wines, delicious food, and beautiful scenery. Although some of the experiences were a little fancier than what the average visitor would enjoy, most of the tour could easily be recreated by independent travellers.

We visited four wineries:

I will provide details and pictures of each winery in separate blog entries, so please keep reading!