Testimonials

Latest Testimonials

Here are some of the recent testimonials we have just received.

 

Dear BB,

I cannot express how fantastic this experience has been for all of us. Starting from you, you are absolutely amazing!! The two gentleman that were with us, Michael and Gramm. What can I say?  superb!!  The tour was excellent, the food was perfect and the only challenge we had was to sample all the wonderful wine… and I must say we all did it. To say you’re the best it would be an understatement . You are the ONE AND ONLY wine tour company worth going too.  Thank you and looking forward to our next adventure.

– J Hayward


We just wanted to let you know how much we absolutely enjoyed the Grape & Wine Tour with your company! Our host and driver was GRAHAM and we couldn’t have asked for a better, friendlier and knowledgeable host! He made our whole tour so enjoyable! From our complimentary pick-up at our hotel to the wonderful restaurant for lunch and the 4 wineries we visited! Everything was just perfect! We will definitely book another tour with you and have recommended your tour to our friends. We told them to make sure to ask for Graham as their driver/host. Thanks again!

– Bill & Pam L.


My Husband and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for such a wonderful afternoon on our Sticky Fingers Afternoon Wine Tour last Sunday.
We have now returned home to the UK and have such wonderful memories, photos and wine of course from our trip.
Would you also pass on our sincere thanks to Dave, our driver and very informative guide for such a wonderful time. Dave was very friendly, informative and helpful and made the tour an afternoon to remember. We shall enjoy our ice wine.
Thank you for such a wonderful time.

– Dawn and Tony L.


I worked directly with BB from the team and she was so lovely and kind at organizing our crazy group for a birthday wine tour. Our group was a bit late coming in and she went above and beyond to adjust the schedules for everyone accordingly. Better yet, she knew it was my birthday so surprised me with a vehicle upgrade to a beautiful limo bus on the tour! It was an amazing experience and I look forward to working with them again!

I just wanted to send you a note to thank you again for your wonderful work on our tour and of course the surprise upgrade!!! I am so thankful for a glorious birthday!

– Meg S.


We booked the Wine Tasting and Dinner to celebrate our anniversary. We had a fantastic time. Graham, our driver, was just great! From the time he picked us up at our hotel in Niagara Falls to returning us there later, it was fun and laughter all the way.
We visited four Wineries and the people there were knowledgable and friendly. A nice surprise in the middle of the afternoon was Graham bringing out a surprise cheese and cracker plater to eat at one of the wineries – beautiful touch!
The dinner in the evening was delicious. We couldn’t have asked for a better day to celebrate, and Graham made it a day we will always remember.
Thanks Grape and Wine Tours!!!

– Shirley M.


Had a smashing good time at Grape and Wine Tours! My friend visited from England and we went together and enjoyed each winery that we visited. We learned a lot about how wine was made and the people at the wineries gave structured wine tastings. The tour guides were a valuable source of information and very friendly. Thank you very much! My friend and I highly recommend it:)

– Amy H.


Amazing!! Booked a group of 21 people and it was awesome! Our driver Dave L was the best! Very well organized and visited some great wineries!! Thanks too all the girls in the office for helping me organize 🙂

– Ashley C.


Can’t say enough about our bachelorette experience with Grape and Wine Tours. Our driver Dave was a wealth of knowledge and kept us on time and safe. The wineries were outstanding, small, medium and large scale operations were showcased and each had something different to enjoy.

– Haley C.


I had an amazing time celebrating our moms birthday with my sisters….the tour was awesome. We couldn’t have asked for a better time!!!

– Theresa M.


We decided to book a tour to celebrate our wedding anniversary, a dinner tour. This was the best anniversary that we have had. Graham was absolutely fantastic! We haven’t had a better time. And, a surprise of cheese and crackers half way though was great surprise. The dinner was delicious and all of the four wineries that we visited were great. We bought four bottle of wine of which, when we enjoy them, we will remember this trip.
We really enjoyed the day – Thank-you, again!

– Shirley & Bernard L.


All 33 of us thoroughly enjoyed the wine tour. Carol was funny and drove well. We enjoyed what Dave had to say. He looked after our wishes. Thank you for your enthusiasm and willingness to accommodate our changing numbers.

– Lee, Pharmacy 8T5


My wife and I went on the Lunch Fiesta Wine tour. Our tour guide was Dave L. He was very knowledgeable about what Niagara wine country has to offer as well as all the wineries we visited. He went above and beyond to make sure that our group had the best experience. We came to celebrate our anniversary and drink some wine and boy did we drink wine =) The Lunch was great too. Definitely recommend this tour!

– Anthony P.


My husband and I went on a lunch tour last weekend and had a fabulous time. Our tour guide, Dave, was knowledgeable about the vineyards, the area, and local trivia. He was friendly and made the tour even more enjoyable.

Michelle M.


We enjoyed our tour very much! Thanks to Wendy. She was a great guide ☺. I will definitely recommand your tour company to friends visiting Niagara.

Regards

– Rene M.


Thanks for bringing sunshine on our tour day!  Everyone had a great day! Cheers,

–  Tanya B.


Dear Grape and Wine Tours,
WOW! What a nice tour we all had this Saturday! We enjoyed the tour and particularly the one at the Riverview Winery. Young Richard was so amazingly passionate about his wines and he was so knowledgeable it was a refreshing change from some other Wineries who just seem to give out a boring diatribe. No he was the best tour guide we have ever had at a winery! Also John our driver was a kind, attentive, helpful polite and caring driver. He was such a great guy! We will recommend your tour to all our friends up here in Barrie. Thank you.

– Stephen & Linda T.


We booked the lunch and winery tour for 8 of us and had an amazing time. Not only was this a fantastic deal – 4 wineries with tastings, extensive tour of one winery, then lunch with wine pairings, but the whole day was perfect. Dave picked us up promptly at our hotel and drove us to the office with a pleasant history of the region. We were greeted by 3 other employees at the office right outside the van and treated like royalty! They had cheese and crackers and chocolates and took group pictures of us. They were so cheerful and kind that it started our day off beautifully! We then visited Hernder Estates winery which was fabulous.

We had 3-4 generous wine tastings with a very knowledgeable and nice lady. We were not pressured at all to purchase anything, which was a very pleasant surprise. However, most of us did purchase because the wine quality and the prices were awesome!Dave took our pictures with our cameras whenever we asked, and stored our purchases for us all marked for ease of separation, he was very professional.Next we went to Rockway Winery for lunch with wine pairings and oh my, what a treat. The food was excellent and very generous helpings, which i was also surprised about. The wine was great and Bill and Darlene (may have those names slightly wrong) were both great at the wine tasting explanations. Rockway is very beautiful and artistic.

Then off to Flatrock for the extensive tour; this was a very interesting winery and we enjoyed the “underground” tour!Lastly we visited a small winery, Diprofio. This was a very small winery, almost like a European tavern. Very quaint and as the lady showed us the wines, Dave cracked open the cheese and crackers and nibblies for us again, very nice touch. Then Dave drove us right back to our hotel. All 8 of us would highly recommend this company for wine tours! Just wanted to let you know that our group had a fantastic time on the wine tour on Saturday! Dave was a wonderful tour guide – he was super knowledgeable and entertaining, so we learned a lot and had some good laughs too.  He also added a bonus stop to Between the Lines at the end of our tour – it was definitely our favourite stop and I really appreciate that he took the extra time to take us to see it.  I will definitely book another tour with Grape & Wine the next time I’m in Niagara.

 Thanks again for all of your help!

 – Emma R.


My wife’s cousin gave my wife and I a gift certificate that they couldn’t use to checkout the Afternoon Delight tour. Now I have been going up to Canada for wine tasting for close to 15 years but never did an actual tour, and after doing this one, I would say you should experience it as least once.

Booking was seamless, as I called and they were able to look up the info on the gift certificate. We were told to meet them at their hub for pickup and we would go from there. When we got there they were very accomodating getting us registered and having some cheese and chocolate to start. We met up with our Tour Guide Kim and driver Rob. Both were excellent throughout the whole trip. We got teamed up with two Bridal shower parties and two other couples for 20 people on the tour altogether. Which really was enough people to have a good time as a group while still remaining intimate.

We were taken to 3 wineries, Diamond Estates, Cattail Creek, and Konzelmann Estate Winery. They were basically a large, small and medium winery. The time we had at each place was really just about perfect. We had a private tasting with a host from the wineries filling us in on some background on the history of the wineries themselves, the growing region, or the specific wine we were tasting. Then we had some time to check out the shops and buy some wines (or taste a bit more if you’re a lush like myself). They kept an eye on our bottles as we then headed off to the next place.

The tour itself lasted from 1:30 to about 5:15pm and while I actually didn’t know how long it was going to be until we got there, and I then thought wow thats a little long for three wineries, really the old saying hung true and time flew by as we had so much fun. So even as a seasoned wine taster I thought the tour was fantastic. Could be just as fun for someone new to the experince who wants to devle deeper into the world of wine.

Dan K.


It was really great to meet you yesterday. Our tour guide, Sue, was amazing. During the ride to each winery, she provided information about the local area and the wine making process. She basically kept the tour entertained. I felt as though I was in very good hands. The group definitely enjoyed the day and the wineries, and the food was fantastic! There were absolutely no complaints throughout the day.

 So thank you very much for all of your help on this. I will definitely recommend your services to anyone looking to host a wine tour!

 – N. Wall


Had a fantastic time yesterday afternoon on the wine tour. Looking forward to doing it again. Thanks for showing us such a good time.

Melanie R


I’m not one of those people who tweets, twitters or what-have-you but I do want to let you know about our experience on the ‘Best Kept Secret Dinner’ tour we took last Monday.  There were four of us in our group – my husband and I along with two of our friends from the United States. 

Our tour guide Sue and our driver Dan went out of their way to ensure we enjoyed the day.  Sue is extremely knowledgeable and entertained us as we drove from site to site where we learned something new at each winery we visited.  Sue not only answered all our questions but added little antidotes along the way that made the trip special. It was a great experience. 

There’s an “above and beyond” moment I’d like to share.  Our friends saw a map on the wall of several wineries and wanted to know if they could purchase it.  Unfortunately it wasn’t sold at any of the wineries we had visited but Sue told us not to worry she would take care of it.  Sure enough at the last winery on our tour Sue presented us with a copy of this very same map.  Outstanding! 

A huge thank you to Sue and Dan for the part they played in making our experience special.

Good wine, good food and great people.

Thank you,

P. Baldoni


Thank you so much for a wonderful wine tour experience. The grapeandwine tour staff are absolutely the best. Looking forward to our next wine adventure!

S. Ragas


Thank you, we loved our tour & guide Danny.

W. Cheeseman


I want to thank you a enjoyable experience we had on the afternoon delight wine tour. Sue was a great tour guide. It opened our eyes to the process wine is made and how to enjoy the rich tastes it has to offer. Once again thank you for the great time.

 – M. & M. Richard


We had a great time last week. Gary was far more knowledgeable than anyone at the wineries. He was a real pleasure to be our guide.

– I. Benson


On Sunday, Aug. 10th, 2014 my son Justin (in the purple wig, cool hat and shades) and I took one of these tours. Everyone is very welcoming, professional and pleasant, the driver Peter did a great job and Danny our Tour Guide was very knowledgeable. Would like to do the tour again. Loved the Chocolate FX tour as well! We checked out the antiques, visited and purchased from the Lavender store, and checked out the Ginseng store. Thank you to everyone for making this a very memorable day for my son and I.

 – K. Burns


We did the wine tour with our guide Danny this past Saturday afternoon and we all wanted to tell you (4 of us) what a wonderful time we had on our tour and how great Danny was as a guide.

Michael and I have done a wine tour every summer for the past 3 summers and we thought that I booked the same tour company as in the past but it was different and was the best that we have ever done.

– C. Deruchie


Everybody had a great time, thank you so much.

The driver was very good, and because we were doing well on time, he got us into an extra winery.

My wife had such a great time.  I’ll make sure to recommend you on Facebook!

– M. Kocher


Thank you Grape and wine tours! My two sisters and I did the lunch tour on June 23. We had a wonderful day. Lunch at Caroline Cellars was excellent, close to the best meal we had on our 5 day trip, tied only with The Keg. Special thanks to Danny our driver he was awesome 🙂 I left a package on the bus and it was dropped off to me the next morning. Thanks again, it was a great tour, would definitely recommend to friends travelling to the area.

– Carla, Patti and Mairlyn


Hi Barbara – I just had to commend you for your skill as organizational extraordinaire!

My Book Club – “Socially Booked” – had an amazing time on the Wine Tour last Sunday, from the reception when we arrived, right down to our attentive driver “Dave”.   He was a total gentlemen, carrying and individually labelling our wine purchases for easy exit at the end of the day.  To the enjoyment of all of us, Dave also had many interesting  and fun facts he shared along the way.

The Boutique Wineries was a wonderful way to experience the beautiful county of Niagara.  To learn about the diverse process and history at each, and of course enjoy the taste of quality wine made the day that much more pleasing.

Lunch at Caroline was delicious – the staff worked hard to satisfy our needs.

I promise to recommend your tour package to my connections in the future!

Cheers

– A. Rodgers


We had an awesome time on the Lunch Fiesta Tour with Ed on May 26th!

– Lisa H.


We had so much fun this weekend! Thank you all for being so kind! We couldn’t have dreamed up a tour that was nicer! (& we love you Sue!)”

– Liza S.


I just wanted to let you know how much fun we had last Saturday! The wine tour was a big hit, and everyone had a great time. It really exceeded my expectations. Everyone was also so friendly and we really enjoyed having Sue guide us through the day. She was pleasant and funny and made everyone very comfortable.

Thanks so much for being a big part of a very successful bachelorette weekend!!

– J. Rivier


Had a great time on our first wine tour yesterday! Met great people including the owners of Between the Lines Winery and our amazing driver/photographer Dave who made our trip even more memorable! Looking forward to our next tour!

– V. Brown


I just wanted to thank you for planning an amazing wine tour for my cousins and I. We had a wonderful time. I will definitely be recommending your tours to my friends and family!!

I’ll be in touch when I’m planning my next wine tour!

– S. Bowie


Just finished a wine tour with Grape and Wine Tour and we loved it! I highly recommend this tour as they make sure their tours are fun, educational and memorable! Two thumbs up all the way!

K. Palomo


I just wanted to let you know that we had a great time on our tour this weekend!!! The girls loved it and our driver was full of fun facts about the area and information about some of the wineries that we didn’t make it to!

Thank you so much!!
 
– A. Smith


Had a wonderful time and enjoyed all the wines. Dave our tour guide was great! Dinner was incredible. Highly recommend this place!

– K. Proulx


Excellent service by all the staff. Very friendly and professional. I’m very impressed. By far one of the best wine tasting I have done. Dave our driver was amazing! Very friendly and professional.

– Nurse Jen


Dave was a wonderful tour guide! Wines were great .

– A. Laliberte


Friendly staff, great value – we did the VIA excursion from Toronto for the day and had a great time drinking at 4 wineries and a fantastic lunch overlooking Peller Estates. Definitely recommend Grape and Wine Niagara Tours to anyone looking for a getaway from the city.

– T. Jou


Thank you, thank you, thank you! Me and eight of my girlfriends came on a wine tour yesterday with you guys and we had the most amazing time.  Our driver was Roxy, who was AMAZING!! She was so helpful and funny and kind.

We just had the best day, so we wanted to give you the biggest thank you for giving us the best girls weekend we have had.  I will 100% be telling all my family and friends about this.

Thank you a million.

Happy Sunday.

 – Kayla W.


Just wanted to say that we had a great time on Saturday. Dave, our tour guide, made the day extremely pleasant in spite of the drizzly conditions. He was knowledgeable, friendly and funny. The wineries were very interesting. Overall, a great day. Would highly recommend your company to others.

– Sue S.


I wanted to send a belated THANK YOU very much for helping to organize such a great day for my company! Everyone had a really great time with the morning activities, the lunch was delicious, and the wine tour and tastings was also great.

 Thanks again for your help, it was greatly appreciated, and I will be sure to recommend your company in the future!

– N. Kaiman


I wanted to just send you a quick note to let you know that everything went very well with our group last Thursday; our lawyers really enjoyed the tasting and tour at the Peller Estates.

Thank you so much for all your help with our event, I really enjoyed working with you and appreciate how accommodating you were in the beginning when our dates kept flying around.

– A. Cardoso


Just wanted to send my thanks for the tour that my friends, family and I received on Sunday, September 8th.

A BIG thank you to all of the staff at Grape and Wine Tours, especially our driver Dave (who had to put up with us for the day:P), and Barb for making it such an easy, stress-free experience to book  everything. (The wineries you chose were AWESOME!) Thank you 1000 times over for the amazing time. I’ve told numerous people about our experience with you guys and how much we enjoyed ourselves. Also, The lunch was phenomenal at Riverbend! It was my first, and it definitely will NOT be my last with Grape and Wine Tours. Thanks again guys!
 
Oh and thanks to the lovely ladies who sang me the most unique birthday song I’ve ever heard! 🙂
 
– Erica T


Hello Barb, a big thank you for yesterday — everybody had a fantastic time and it was a great event & what about that weather.  Of course the best part for me was meeting you my new found friend and all the fun we had with the gun situation.

Everyone we met throughout our travels, from the hostess, Dave the tour guide, servers in the lunch area, yourself, the bartender for our wine tasting upstairs as well as Mike the bus driver did a great job – thanks again Barb from everyone and hope to see you soon – cheers & enjoy your day!

– C. Shewell


Thank you so much for the tour.  We have received so many compliments – people really enjoyed themselves!

Thanks again Barb – you did a wonderful job. Thanks also for being so calm while I was so stressed!

 – J. Kearney


Loved the tour.  Bill was a great guide and also great wineries too. 

– R. Norberg


We had a great time, everyone enjoyed themselves, thank you for all your help organizing our firm event.  You and your team did a great job and I would have no problem using your company another time and/or recommending your company to anyone else.

– L. Deck


Our group would like to thank you for such an awesome tour of some of Niagara’s best wineries! We were so pleased with your selections and the dedication of your staff! We had a great time! Special shout out to Dave (who we nicknamed, – twice –  but that stays between us)! He was knowledgeable, kind, and gallant. You are lucky to have him! We look forward to using your company again in the near future! Great job!

Alyssa D.


Special thanks to Barb, Fergie and Eddie from Grape & Wine tours for making our 2013 Summer Staff Event so wonderful on Thursday July 25. Our entire staff enjoyed the day. Barb put together a fantastic itinerary – selecting some smaller quaint wineries to visit for tour, tasting and a fabulous lunch outdoors, sourcing gifts for our staff and draw prizes. With every new idea we had, she met it with enthusiasm and accommodated all our needs. Absolutely incredible to work with. Looking forward to seeing all the pictures.

Darlene M.


I had so much fun on this tour!!

Dave was a very professional, experienced and knowledgeable tour guide! And kept us entertained for hours with his many stories hehe 😀 He was also a very responsible driver *thumbs up* and I really appreciate all the times that he helped us carry out the truck-load of wines that we all bought, much thanks!

Great choices on the wineries/vineyards! Learned so much about the history of each place we visited, the behind-the-scenes, and a lot of fun facts about Niagara-on-the-lake! We visited 6 places in total… each had their own unique stories and very unique-tasting wines! Overall, a very memorable day 🙂

Cherrie  T.


I just wanted to send a quick note to let you guys know how much we enjoyed your ”Best Kept Secret Dinner Tour” recently.  We were celebrating our twin daughters’ 30th birthday, and we chose Grape & Wine Tours because one of them had been on a tour with you before and loved it.  Special thanks to “Bill” for being a great tour guide and host.  Our dinner at the Riverbend Inn was delicious (even for the two of us who are vegetarians!) and the company at the table was really enjoyable (as it turned out, we all had mutual friends and home towns).  A memorable experience that I know we will do again, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your tours to anyone!

 Jan B & Family


Lynn and I want to thank you all for contributing a great time to our 45th wedding anniversary.  Everyone did a great job!

Bill was a wonderful host who knew his stuff and not only that, but he added to the friendly atmosphere our group enjoyed.
He was able to fill our time with pleasure, even though we were well ahead of the schedule and he “had to pull rabbits out of his hat” so we arrived to diner on time.
The meal was excellent as was the service.
Thank you, and in particular be sure to thank Bill for a great time and the extra effort he put in to ensure we enjoyed ourselves.

Many thanks.

John D


My wife and I would like to thank you and your staff for a great wine tour! Jodi picked us up from our B&B full of energy and information, very professional! The wineries we visited were great and lunch was awesome!

– Adrian Azzopardi


David and I had a fantastic time touring with Dennis and making new friends. A fantastic day and a great way to celebrate our engagement. We’ll be back and will definitely be telling friends to book a tour through Grape and Wine Niagara Tours soon! Thank you!

– David & Melanie Parker


Thank you so much for yesterday! My husband and I had an amazing wine and lunch tour! Our bus driver, Michelle and our guide Fergie, were top notch and so much fun!! They went well above beyond our expectations and we appreciate everything they did for us! This tour is highly recommended! We will definitely be back and we’ll bring friends.

– Wendy & Ray Johnston


I just arrived home after a long and wonderful day in Niagara. I just wanted to take the time to thank you for all of your help in planning my mother’s special birthday. She was so surprised! All the wineries were wonderful! We especially enjoyed the wine at Between the Lines. Our tour guide was very good. Our dinner at The Old Winery was fabulous!!!! Everyone loved the food and was raving about it! We would definitely go back there.Overall, a great day and great tour! Will recommend your company whenever possible. Thanks for everything.

– Tina


We had a great time this weekend, thank you so much for the wonderful wine tour! Everyone in the office was beyond friendly! I would absolutely use your tour company again!

– Sammi


Just a quick note to let you know our Afternoon Delight May 7, 2011, girls weekend away tour was fantastic. All three of us enjoyed it. Steve and Dennis were extremely good and went out of their way to help and as far as we are concerned went out of their way to help and make you feel comfortable. We are planning on doing this again next year but we are now thinking about doing the lunch or dinner show. Have a great summer and hopefully see you next year at this time.

– Anna R.


I just wanted to send a quick note to let you guys know how much we enjoyed your ”Best Kept Secret Dinner Tour” recently.  We were celebrating our twin daughters’ 30th birthday, and we chose Grape & Wine Tours because one of them had been on a tour with you before and loved it.  Special thanks to “Bill” for being a great tour guide and host.  Our dinner at the Riverbend Inn was delicious (even for the two of us who are vegetarians!) and the company at the table was really enjoyable (as it turned out, we all had mutual friends and home towns).  A memorable experience that I know we will do again, and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend your tours to anyone!

– Jan Beck & Family


Our group would like to thank you for such an awesome tour of some of Niagara’s best wineries! We were so pleased with your selections and the dedication of your staff! We had a great time! Special shout out to Dave (who we nicknamed, – twice –  but that stays between us)! He was knowledgeable, kind, and gallant. You are lucky to have him! We look forward to using your company again in the near future! Great job!

 A. Dean