Wednesday is Canada Day, which means we’ll really be celebrating the weekend from now through Sunday. Luckily, some of our favourite wineries and breweries across the country have you covered, with direct delivery (if you’re nearby) or contactless pickup available. Plus, it’s always a good time to support local businesses. Below are a few of our favourites from coast to coast.
Pearl Morissette’s gorgeous restaurant has been one of our top road trip destinations since it opened. While the dining experience may be off-limits for now, you can still get some of the vineyard’s amazing low-intervention wines delivered right to your door. Plus, for those in the area, there’s a country market where you can stock up on all your necessities.
This family-owned winery is one of the hidden gems of Niagara, producing some of the most interesting bottles in the region. The mineral-forward rose is a particular standout — perfect for the long weekend. Home delivery or curbside pickup available.
This winery in BC’s Okanagan Valley specializes in organic, low-intervention wines. And although it sits on one of the most picturesque spots in the valley, you’ll have to make due with home delivery and pickup for now.
Since opening in 2004, Tantalus has been one of the premiere wineries in British Columbia, specializing in Riesling, Chardonnay, and Pinot Noir. Wines are available for delivery, and prearranged contactless pickup.
Nova Scotia’s wine country has suddenly become one of the most exciting viticultural regions in Canada, and Benjamin Bridge is a big reason why. The vineyard specializes in sparkling wines, which thrive in the cool maritime climate. The long weekend is a perfect time to open a bottle of Nova 7, a gently fizzy white with an almost cult-like following.
Blood Brothers was one of the pioneers of the new Geary Avenue in Toronto, its street-side patio usually packed on the first long weekend of summer. Instead, order a Paradise Lost sour or a pack of refreshing Blood Light cans and pretend. Flat-rate shipping across Ontario and the bottle shop is open for takeout.
When The Avling opened in Toronto’s east end, we got sucked in by the knockout design. But the beer is just as good as the ambiance ever was, so why not enjoy one of the city’s best pilsners at home with delivery or contactless pickup.
Vancouver has no shortage of craft beer options, but one of our favourites is Main Street Brewing. We’re especially into their extensive lineup of fruity sours.
Montreal’s DDC is the craft brewery all other craft breweries aspire to be — and has been for years. You can now order their beer to your house, including some of their rare, celebrated bottles like the Peche Mortal stout.
When it comes to craft beer, this is the place to go in Calgary. Their collection of IPAs is amazing, and you can get them delivered or pick up cans yourself. Plus, they’ve been making hand sanitizer during this whole thing, so extra shoutout for that.
Newfoundland’s most popular craft brewery — home of the award-winning Iceberg Beer — launched home delivery this week. And just in time.