Celebrate Canada Day with Canadian Wineries and Breweries From Coast to Coast

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.

Wine

Pearl Morissette

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.

Leaning Post

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.

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IN RESPONSE TO THE PRESENT SURREAL STATE OF THE WORLD, OPENING DAY AND SPRING RELEASE HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. At Sage Hills Estate Winery our priority is the safety and well-being of everyone. COVID-19 has become a global issue impacting individuals and businesses around the world. It is a situation that requires all of us to be mindful and diligent about how we structure our daily activities. Like yourself, we are taking each day at a time and are adjusting our daily practises at Sage Hills accordingly. We will continue to work closely with public health authorities to monitor the situation regarding this virus. We have incorporated added precautionary measures including enhanced cleaning protocols to ensure we safely meet your wine purchasing needs. As of March 23, 2020 Our online store will be open 24/h a day and our Tasting Room will remain closed until further notice. Locals wanting to pick up their online order of pre-paid wines can do so. To wave shipping charges and pick up your order at Sage Hills, please enter the promo code LOCALPICKUP during checkout. We will be intouch within 24hrs to arrange your pick up time. We very much appreciate your patience, understanding and support during these unprecedented times. We look forward to the day when we can again go about our daily activities unencumbered by the spectre of Covid 19. Till then, please be sure to practise social distancing and be mindful of the impact this virus can have on those with compromised immune systems and the elderly. Sometimes the best decision we can make is to stay home and be safe for everyone’s sake. Wash your hands and check on those via text, email or phone who may be especially vulnerable at this time. Also a heartfelt shout out to first responders and front line staff at hospitals and care facilities who are caring for those who aren’t able to do so themselves. Thank you everyone for your diligence in being mindful of the decisions you make today for a better tomorrow. – Rick Thrussell and Family

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Sage Hills

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.

 

Tantalus

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.

 

Benjamin Bridge

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.

Beer

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Blood Brothers

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.

The Avling

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.

Main Street Brewing

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.

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Dieu du Ciel

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.

Annex Ale Project

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.

 

Quidi Vidi Brewery

Newfoundland’s most popular craft brewery — home of the award-winning Iceberg Beer — launched home delivery this week. And just in time.