Lincoln’s libation culture has often been described as Niagara’s hidden gem. Its unpretentious, high quality, down to earth, world-class offerings are sure to excite every type of sipper. Situated between the southern shore of Lake Ontario and the Niagara Escarpment, Lincoln’s unique combination of soil and climate makes it an extraordinary place to grow and craft exceptional wines, luring talented winemakers from around the world who are dedicated to creating their own vision of perfection in a glass.
Expanding into Craft Beverages is a natural extension of the town’s desire to produce small-batch premium beverages that are certainly worth a cheers. Lincoln is currently home to 3 distilleries, specializing in rye, gin, vodka and fruit-based spirits.
With over 50 wineries, breweries and distilleries to discover, you’ll need a place to stay overnight. We suggest reserving a room at the historic Jordan House Hotel before sipping your way across Lincoln!
Creekside Estate Winery
Creekside Estate Winery opened in 1997 in small-town Jordan, Ontario. The team of self-described cork dorks love what they do, and have fun doing it. The winery is decidedly non-conformist; dogs are welcome, the BBQ’s always ready and if you want to go on a tour you better bring your boots.
Early on, the darlings of the Creekside wine portfolio were, like the people who created them, a little outside of the mainstream fold; Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah are the signature wines. In addition to exceptional wines, this talented team of makers also produces Rood Apples Cider- the first Ontario Craft Cider to be produced in Lincoln.
Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers
The first of its kind in Niagara, Dillon’s Small Batch Distillers are proud of their Lincoln and Niagara Region roots. Having selected their location for its proximity to incredible ingredients and wonderful people, it is no surprise that Dillon’s passionately celebrate the neighbouring farmers who grow the great fruit and botanicals required to craft their artisanal spirits.
Their most awarded gin spirits were originally crafted using discarded wine grapes and grape must from local winery counterparts. Many of the herbs used in their distilling process are either grown on the property by their resident horticulturist or by local Lincoln Farmers.
Bench Brewing Company
A great place to relax, learn, and experience the craft of brewing beer, Bench Brewing Company is a must-sip when visiting Twenty Valley. Their gorgeous facilities are located across eight beautiful acres and feature a 50hL brewing system, a tap and tasting room, a beer garden, a barrel aging facility, and their very own hops field. Enjoy a pint or a flight in their Instagram-worthy tap and tasting room, located in the historic Maple Grove Public School in Beamsville.