Next Stop: Taste

New flavours await around every twist and turn

Want in on a secret? You don’t have to be a local to eat and drink like an insider in Ontario’s Southwest. All it takes is one simple question, “What should we taste next?”

Throw that query out to the folks you meet during your travels here and they’ll happily point you toward an unforgettable food, wine, craft brewery or farm-to-table experience. See for yourself just how deliciously interconnected our region’s network of farmers, chefs and producers is by watching the video episodes below.

Join Us On The Journey

  • Episode 1: From Norfolk County to Dunnville

    Take some of Canada’s most productive farm land and fresh water and add a generous... Watch the Video Take some of Canada’s most productive farm land and fresh water and add a generous helping of families who are passionately committed to producing world-class products in the region they love and what do you get? Beautiful Belgian Blondes, luscious fields of lavender, mouth-watering maple syrup and a plate of fresh perch tacos that will leave you hooked. Find out more to plan your trip
  • Episode 2: From Port Stanley to St. Thomas

    The pride the producers in Ontario’s Southwest feel runs deep. It’s about more than... WATCH THE VIDEO The pride the producers in Ontario’s Southwest feel runs deep. It’s about more than the products they grow, blend, scoop and bottle. It’s rooted in a strong love for the land and the communities they call home. Taste that sense of place for yourself in a just-foraged spring leek, a hand-scooped cone of freshly churned ice cream, a pint of Dead Elephant Ale or a perfectly chilled glass of crisp Saignée. Find out more to plan your trip
  • Episode 3: From Woodstock to Cayuga

    Taste the can-do attitude of some of Ontario’s most determined food, wine and beer... Watch the Video Taste the can-do attitude of some of Ontario’s most determined food, wine and beer producers in Swiss-style cheeses, Appassimento-style wines, craft beer made with locally produced hops and some killer sweet potato gnocchi. Find out more to plan your trip
  • Episode 4: From Woodstock to London

    From fiddleheads and maple syrup to lavender and just-picked veggies, the chefs,... Watch the Video From fiddleheads and maple syrup to lavender and just-picked veggies, the chefs, chocolatiers and brew masters of Ontario’s Southwest get endless inspiration from the bounty in their backyards. Find out more to plan your trip
  • Episode 5: From Windsor to Kingsville

    A culinary tour company celebrating its city’s prohibition-era history, a chef... Watch the Video A culinary tour company celebrating its city’s prohibition-era history, a chef putting his own stamp on the B&B experience, a restaurant that creates unbelievable burgers and Ontario’s most charming husband and wife winery team – there’s no end to the delicious diversions in Ontario’s Southwest. Find out more to plan your trip
  • Episode 6: From Alvinston to Thorndale

    A family of beekeepers, a bayside craft brewery, a Lake Huron vineyard and an epic... Watch the Video A family of beekeepers, a bayside craft brewery, a Lake Huron vineyard and an epic 3.5-pound apple pie all prove there’s delicious exploring to be had on the side roads of Ontario’s Southwest. Find out more to plan your trip

Beer & Cider: 30-second Shorts

Lager by the Lake People no longer come to Erieau just to hit the beach. Bayside Brewing Co. has...

People no longer come to Erieau just to hit the beach. Bayside Brewing Co. has quickly become this quaint town’s newest (and tastiest) attraction.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft...

WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft breweries, wineries and restaurants with a healthy serving of history on the side.

Suds & Sleds Inspired by London’s rich history, Toboggan Brewing Company is having a whole lot of...

Inspired by London’s rich history, Toboggan Brewing Company is having a whole lot of fun making some seriously storied craft beers.

Top Hops Truly local craft beer starts with locally grown hops. Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm has...

Truly local craft beer starts with locally grown hops. Ramblin’ Road Brewery Farm has all that AND a bag of chips.

Old-school Belgian Ales New Limburg Brewery, Norfolk County's newest micro-brewery, specializes in refreshing...

New Limburg Brewery, Norfolk County's newest micro-brewery, specializes in refreshing Belgian style ales. Drop by the taproom, which is located in a renovated school building, and enjoy samples of their hand-crafted brews.

Blue Collar Brews Railway City Brewing Company has quickly grown from a single-car garage you-brew...

Railway City Brewing Company has quickly grown from a single-car garage you-brew facility into a thriving craft brewery creating hand-crafted beers and inspiring an intense sense of hometown pride in the community of St. Thomas.

Wine & Spirits: 30-second Shorts

A New Ontario Wine Region Alton Farms Estate Winery takes a hands-on (and hooves-on) approach to creating a new...

Alton Farms Estate Winery takes a hands-on (and hooves-on) approach to creating a new wine region on the southern shores of Lake Huron.

Strong Notes of Charm From the high-rise life in downtown Detroit to the backroads of Harrow, the couple...

From the high-rise life in downtown Detroit to the backroads of Harrow, the couple behind Oxley Estate have a destination winery with a guest book to prove it.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft...

WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft breweries, wineries and restaurants with a healthy serving of history on the side.

Kiln’in it In a nod to the region’s tobacco producing past, Burning Kiln uses former tobacco...

In a nod to the region’s tobacco producing past, Burning Kiln uses former tobacco kilns to dry grapes for their award-winning Appassimento-style wines.

Lavender Fields Forever Relax and breathe it all in with a glass of their delicious wine or cider, shop for...

Relax and breathe it all in with a glass of their delicious wine or cider, shop for lavender luxuries made right on site and stroll and smell your way through the fields of purple blooms. Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery is a treat for all the senses.

The Big, Little Winery While Quai Du Vin Estate Winery produces over 90,000 bottles of wine each year, it’s...

While Quai Du Vin Estate Winery produces over 90,000 bottles of wine each year, it’s the blends that hold a special place in Winemaker, Jamie Quai’s heart. Enjoy a glass of his Saignée, a light, aromatic rosé on their Wine Press Terrace on your next trip.

Crops & Cuisine: 30-second Shorts

Buzz Worthy Honey For four generations Munro Honey and Meadery has been harnessing the power of the...

For four generations Munro Honey and Meadery has been harnessing the power of the hive for tasty honey and flavourful meads.

Harvesting Farmyard Fun Apple Land Station teaches families how fun (and delicious) life on the farm can be,...

Apple Land Station teaches families how fun (and delicious) life on the farm can be, especially when dessert is served!

Canada's Most Romantic B&B After staying at this charming bed and breakfast on their wedding night, this...

After staying at this charming bed and breakfast on their wedding night, this internationally trained chef and his wife made it their own. Today the Iron Kettle is a culinary destination.

Flavour Migration Its reputation as a birding hotspot may have put Kingsville on the map, but food...

Its reputation as a birding hotspot may have put Kingsville on the map, but food lovers and craft brew fanatics flock to farm-to-table flavours at Jack’s Gastropub.

Hit Me With Your Best Shot WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft...

WindsorEats offers an insider’s perspective of the best watering holes, craft breweries, wineries and restaurants with a healthy serving of history on the side.

Forage-to-table Fare Chef Eric Boyar of SixThirtyNine doesn’t just rely on his own restaurant garden for...

Chef Eric Boyar of SixThirtyNine doesn’t just rely on his own restaurant garden for fresh produce. He takes to the forests and fields of Oxford County to source unique flavours for his buzzed-about kitchen.

Fresh from the Market When it’s time to restock the kitchen with farm fresh produce, Olive R. Twists has...

When it’s time to restock the kitchen with farm fresh produce, Olive R. Twists has the entire Covent Garden Market at its door.

Farm-to-table Chocolate Ingersoll’s Chocolatea uses local cream, honey, maple syrup and lavender to give...

Ingersoll’s Chocolatea uses local cream, honey, maple syrup and lavender to give artisanal chocolate a delectable Oxford County twist.

Farm-to-table with a Twist From growing his own vegetables to working with local farmers, Twisted Lemon...

From growing his own vegetables to working with local farmers, Twisted Lemon Restaurant is all about good food, good service and a welcoming environment.

All in the family Smack dab in the heart of Canada’s Dairy Capital, Shep Ysselstein is using milk from...

Smack dab in the heart of Canada’s Dairy Capital, Shep Ysselstein is using milk from his parent’s dairy farm to create a delicious collection of award-winning Swiss-style cheeses at Gunn’s Hill Artisan Cheeses.

Norfolk Noshing Located in a century home, the Combine features a menu built on the bounty of Norfolk...

Located in a century home, the Combine features a menu built on the bounty of Norfolk County.  The dishes, made with seasonal and regional ingredients along with the restaurant's own vegetable & herb garden, define the term farm-to-table dining. The Combine is a feastON Certified Taste of Ontario restaurant.

Pure Maple Magic Richardson’s Farm and Market grows some of the region’s freshest farm-to-table...

Richardson’s Farm and Market grows some of the region’s freshest farm-to-table flavours including maple syrup, sweet corn, pumpkins, peas, strawberries, raspberries, tomatoes, sweet potatoes as well as jams, jellies and baking. Take a wagon ride to pick fresh strawberries during the Strawberry Festival, try your luck at the giant corn maze in the fall and tour the sugar bush and fuel up with a stack of pancakes and maple syrup when the sap is running in February and March.

Sister Act Shaw’s Ice Cream has been a sweet, local institution since 1948 and the three...

Shaw’s Ice Cream has been a sweet, local institution since 1948 and the three McLaughlin sisters remain committed to making ice cream the good, old fashioned way. With over 50 flavours, all made with real, fresh cream, a stop at Shaw’s is a tasty to-do for your next visit.

Living the Beyond-organic Life The New New Age is a farm, a market, a bistro, a brew pub and a way of life focused...

The New New Age is a farm, a market, a bistro, a brew pub and a way of life focused on inspiring a stronger connection between humans and nature. Local, organic and seasonally foraged ingredients take centre stage in year-round celebration of the region’s wild abundance.

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