Orillia & Lake Country Craft Breweries, Winery & Cidery

Orillia & Lake Country Craft Breweries, Winery & Cidery

Taste the flavours of lake country while you experience a brewery, winery, or cidery tour and dining experience. These regional makers bring farm-fresh ingredients and locally-inspired beverages to the forefront.

Perfect for: Date nights, girls getaways, boys trips, special events, and corporate events. 

Quayle’s Brewery

This hop farm and estate brewery nestled in the northern portion of Oro-Medonte opened its doors in the Spring of 2020 and is earning rave reviews from its early guests. Offering a special farm-to-glass experience, the brewery features a seasonal artisanal food menu and a series of exceptional craft brews, many made with their own homegrown ingredients. Anchored by a gorgeous new three-storey barn with an expansive deck and surrounded by twelve acres of hops plants, this charming attraction has become a popular destination with locals and tourists alike. Visit the Quayle’s Brewery website to see all that they have to offer.

Things to do: Check out free concerts during Live from the Loft music nights, keep an eye out for seasonal markets and events, or book a guided hops tour around the farm.

Heritage Estates Winery and Cidery

Located in Oro Medonte, Heritage Estates Winery and Cidery is the only winery and cidery in the region! They produce a variety of tasty wines and ciders that are well known and loved throughout Ontario.

Heritage Estates produces their products with their own 100% Ontario-grown apples in their very own orchard and vineyard. Tour the many, large vineyards on the property during your visit. 18 of the acres are used for the growth of their grapes and 5 acres for their apple vineyards. This vineyard is a popular location for private events and wine tours.

Things to do: Enjoy an educational taste test as you pair popular flavours with mouthwatering locally-made chocolate and cheeses and learn about the brewing process, or take a guided wine tour around the scenic grape farm. 

Couchiching Craft Brewing Co.

Located in downtown Orillia, Couchiching Craft Brewing Company’s newly renovated building features a taproom, event space, and a state of the art brewery which produces small-scale batches brews, with locally inspired names and flavours.  Stop in at their retail store for brews to go or sit down in the taproom and pair one of their tasty beers with delicious menu items, many using regionally sourced ingredients.

One of the City’s most popular restaurants and bars, this brewery is a lively place to go and experience seasonally-inspired, and locally-produced brews while you take in some live entertainment on the Couchiching stage. Stay dry under the brewery’s covered patio, and keep an eye out for special events taking place throughout the year; including Sip n’ Stretch yoga and beer tasting workshops, seasonal parties, and more.

Things to do: Take a behind-the-scenes brewery tour, plan your trip around one of the brewery’s popular after parties and events (such as Rocktoberfest, the annual Halloween party, and the Canada Day beer tent), or drop in to one of the frequent live music performances or workshops.