Great Taste of Ontario Passport


The Great Taste of Ontario is a collection of digital passports and stories to help you fall in love with the food and drink of Ontario again, and again.

Each season, you can download one of 20 passports to help guide your planning and inspire you to explore our big, BIG province. Then, hit the open road to visit the growers and makers who make Ontario so special. Each time you check in along the way, you’ll be one step closer to receiving a $25 Feast On® Voucher – all while supporting communities across Ontario too!

Learn how it works below or skip ahead to download your first passport.

Start Exploring the Niagara Benchlands

180 Estate Winery

4055 Nineteenth St., Jordan Station
Phone: (905) 562-7080

180 Estate Winery is a boutique winery & bistro located close to the Jordan Village. Focusing on high quality small batch wines, 180 uses sustainable viticulture practises and wine styles to express the full potential of their site. Enjoy a wine tasting or wine by glass and dine at their Bistro for delicious casual fare. Experience breathtaking views while sitting amongst their patio surrounded by rows of vineyard at this hidden gem. Formerly Di Profio Estate Wines.

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Bench Brewing Company

3991 King St., Beamsville
Phone: (905) 563-3991

Bench Brewing Company is a Belgian-inspired farmhouse brewery located on 8 acres of farmland in the Niagara Benchlands. Their brewery is situated in the Town of Lincoln, right in the heart of the the region’s rural but sophisticated wine regions. With an onsite restaurant and bottle shop, there is lots to do and taste on your next visit.

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Blossom Bakery

2323 Honsberger Ave., Jordan
Phone: (905) 327-5390

Blossom Bakery is a small bakery located in Jordan Station. Baking tasty sweet treats and bread perfect for any and every occasion! Gluten-free and vegan options available too!

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Cherry Lane

4320 Victoria Ave., Vineland Station
Phone: 1 (877) Cherry-6

We’re all about the sour: Juicy, Ruby Red and Chocolate Kisses. Stock up on fresh fruits and tasty Cherry Lane products at the retail boutique. If you can’t make it in don’t worry stop by the vending machine located beside the boutique for 24/7 access to your Cherry Lane favourites!

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Fusion Latina

5041 King St. (Lincoln Kingsway Plaza), Beamsville
Phone: (905) 563-7494

The newest addition to the Niagara Benchlands culinary scene, we welcome Fusion Latina. Fusion Latina serves up authentic homemade Latin food, Cuban sandwiches, Argentinian empanadas, products, espresso, sweets, and more!

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Honsberger Estates & Restaurant

4060 Jordan Rd., Jordan
Phone: (905) 562-4339

As you taste your way through the winery be sure to come visit the small barn restaurant or oven patio (depending on the season) and enjoy our fresh farm-to-table menus.

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Inn on the Twenty Restaurant

3836 Main St., Jordan
Phone: (905) 562-5336

Located in the oldest section of a historic winery dating back to 1871, our charming restaurant at Inn On The Twenty in Jordan, Ontario boasts panoramic views of the Niagara Benchlands, outstanding fine dining and innovative dishes that complement regional wines. Facing due west, it’s also the perfect setting for romantic sunset dinners. If you’re in need of dining recommendations, our experienced team is happy to help with food and drink selections. Our full bar serves both VQA wines and other carefully selected wine, cocktails and beer.

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Inn the Orchard

4299 Fairlane Rd., Jordan Station
Phone: (289) 407-4290

Feel rejuvenated after visiting Inn The Orchard, whether you’re a guest at our farm stay, having a day out at Pick-Your-Own or celebrating in our event barn. For business or pleasure, escape to the country; escape to Inn the Orchard.

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Megalomaniac Wines

3930 Cherry Ave., Vineland
Phone: (905) 562-5155

Visit the highest altitude vineyard site in Niagara, known for bold wines with original names. Browse the wine store and enjoy wine sampling, tasting room experiences or vineyard walks. Take a seat on the patio at Megalomaniac Food + Drink, featuring over the top tipples and audacious nosh with the best view in wine country.

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Newark Brewing Company

4766 Christie Dr., Beamsville
Phone: (289) 432-1224

Opened in May 2022 with a fully equipped kitchen, taproom and beer garden Newark Brewing’s focus when it comes to brewing is traditional European styles inspired from Germany and Belgium.

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Revalee Brunch Café

109-4100 Victoria Ave., Vineland
Phone: (905) 562-4101

Revalee Brunch Café offers a side by side of modern brunch fare and unique vegan dishes. We’re proud to offer an exquisite selection of local Pluck teas, fresh-roasted seasonal Pilot coffees and espresso, local wines, beers, and many of the other bounties of Niagara. At Revalee, the menu is prepared in-house using fresh ingredients that are organic and locally sourced when possible. Revalee also serves satisfying vegan meals that will be savoured by vegans and non-vegans alike. Pickup some meals, grab a latté, and stock up on a great variety of local products from the communities friends and neighbours!

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Ridgeview Garden Centre

5677 King St., Beamsville
Phone: (905) 945-1713

Ridgeview Garden Centre is a family owned and operated full service fruit market & garden centre located in Beamsville ON.

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Rockway Vineyards

3290 Ninth St., St. Catharines
Phone: (905) 641-5771

Rockway Vineyards is dedicated to providing our guests with a unique wine country dining experience. Our Executive Chef, Matt McDowell, crafts beautiful dishes that pair perfectly with our wines and draws culinary inspiration from North American and European cuisines and cultures. Our gourmet salads, handmade fresh sandwiches, and artisan cheese boards are all prepared to order and made from scratch. While dining with us, guests will be able to enjoy the selection of wine available in our Wine Store, by the glass or the whole bottle.

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RPM Bakehouse

3839 Main St., Jordan
Phone: (905) 651-3839

Open all seasons | Enjoy seated dining indoors, on our lush garden patio, or cozied up by the open fire come the colder months ~ with a glass of Pearl Morissette wine or a coffee along with crisp buttery pastries and savoury delights. RPM Country Market runs from May to October, offering produce, flowers and provisions from our property ~ with a grocery & bottle shop of select items from like-minded producers we love.

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Tawse Winery

3955 Cherry Ave., Vineland
Phone: (905) 562-9500

Tawse Wine & Spirits is a family-owned winery and distillery situated on the lower slopes of the Niagara Escarpment.

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The Foreign Affair Winery

4890 Victoria Ave. N., Vineland
Phone: (905) 562-9898

Nestled in the heart of the Niagara Benchlands, The Foreign Affair Winery offers elegant white wines, and complex, full-bodied red wines alongside warm hospitality and storied roots. Join our Hospitality team for a seated tasting in the barrel lounge, shop the boutique, or visit our patio seasonally for wines by the glass.

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The Good Earth Restaurant

4556 Lincoln Ave., Beamsville
Phone: (905) 563-6333

The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. has been a haven for discerning food and wine lovers and an oasis for the senses. The gardens, orchards and vineyards provide a spectacular backdrop for wine and culinary experiences that reflect all the good things the earth has to offer.

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Upper Canada Cheese Company

4159 Jordan Rd., Jordan Station
Phone: (905) 562.9730

Established in 2005, Upper Canada Cheese Company proudly offers a wide selection of delicious award-winning cheeses handmade with fresh locally-produced Guernsey milk from a single herd, and quality Ontario goat milk. Handcrafted on site, these all-natural artisan cheeses have no artificial preservatives or ingredients. These cheeses and other gourmet foods, beverages and treats are for sale in the shop.

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Vieni Estates

4553 Fly Rd., Beamsville
Phone: (905) 563-6521

The founder of Vieni Estates brings his passion for wine from Italy and combines it with his love for this distinctly Canadian wine region, and particularly the unique attributes of the rolling hills of the Vinemount Ridge. Each offering is crafted to reflect the best of the terroir, the varietal, and the winemaker’s skills. In addition to the many fine wines produced here, Vieni Estates also offers traditional Italian-style grappas and spirits distilled from the many fruits of Ontario. Immerse yourself further in the Vieni experience by staying at the beautifully updated Bed & Breakfast, where every room has a stunning view of the vineyards and 30 acres of protected forest along the Niagara Escarpment. After you’ve enjoyed tasting our many wines and spirits, enjoy a walk through our section of the world-renowned Bruce Trail, or picnic around our large pond. Come and experience Vieni Estates Wine & Spirits.

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Watering Can

3711 King St., Vineland
Phone: (905) 562-0088

Their Vineland location features a unique experience with thousands of tropicals, cacti and succulents, at the floral boutique as you come to enjoy a walk through stop by the Pastry Market Cafe to savor a drink and pastry or better yet, stay for lunch amidst the plants in our greenhouse. The Watering Can Flower Market serves only the freshest and finest of baked goods and pastries! They have a selection of ready-to-be-served pastries, cookies, cakes and so much more and all their products are made fresh from scratch in house daily.​Bring a friend and unleash your sweet inner cravings!

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Need a little inspiration to get you started?

Let your tastebuds do the trip planning!

Check out our selection of recent travel blogs and trip itineraries below for a little planning inspiration. With something for everyone, you can be sure that there is an exciting taste adventure for even the most discerning foodies and libation lovers on your list.