I know we can all use another excuse to pour a second glass of chardonnay, and lucky for you I have 7 excuses. There is no better way to end a summer night than by having a glass (or five) of wine.  Ontario has some amazing events going on this summer that incorporate your favourite beverage perfectly!

Grab your wine glasses, and head out to these awesome activities taking place in the GTA this summer.


1. Movie Night in the Vinyard at Trius Winery

This is the perfect mix between a visiting vineyard and a drive in. Enjoy a movie between the vines at Trius Winery in Niagra-On-The-Lake. They will be hosting 4 different movie nights under the stars this summer and will cost $15 per person. Your ticket will also include a glass of wine and a bag of popcorn.

2. Summer Series Concerts at Jackson-Triggs Amphitheatre 

Jackson-Triggs Amphiteater hosts a series of concerts every summer. These concerts are offered from June - September and feature artists like Sam Roberts Band, Arkells, Dan Mangan and the Bahamas. Enjoy a glass of wine and some Indie music under the stars!

3. 1/2 Price Sangria Nights at Barsa Taberna

Barsa Taberna offers half priced pitchers of Sangria every Tuesday! This is the perfect excuse to enjoy a bit of day drinking on a gorgeous patio.

4. Niagara-on-the-Lake Cycle and Wine-Tasting Tour

Whats not to like about biking and wine tasting through Niagara-on-the-Lake? This sounds a little bit more fun in Soul Cycle, plus biking to the next winery is a lot more motivating than hitting 10,000 steps on your fit bit.

Photo cred -@caitjk

5. iYellow Wine Club Events 

iYellow is an awesome and affordable club to join for young wine lovers! iYellow holds a huge selection of events catering to different types of wines. This is a great place to expand your knowledge and your tasting pallet!

6. Make Your Own Wine 

This is the perfect activity if you're interested in doing a summer DIY. You will get to choose a style of wine and mix in the yeast. After that it’s carefully monitored in a climate-controlled facility for four to six weeks, and you're done! This will also include corks, labels, and foils which will definitely make your creation Instagram-worthy!

Don't worry, we also have you covered with a groupon that you can buy here.

7. Wine and Spirits Festival

From June 16-18th you will be able to try an abundance of different wines and spirits at Sugar Beach. Enjoy the beautiful summer weather while sipping your favourite pinot. Pro Tip: This could be a possible early fathers day event to treat your dad to!

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