Fredericton Winery and Brewery Attractions and Tours
These establishments typically use locally-sourced inputs from their own or very nearby suppliers (some even using certified organic sources). Local barley, grains, grapes, etcetera can have a unique flavour due to the "terroir", imparted from the special soils, ground water, and rains to the crops that grow here.
Also, they are smaller, and apply their education, skills, and experience to create small batches of very special beverages. Because they are not trying to "maintain a brand" (which would require them to be scientifically consistent), they can afford to experiment, and try new and different combinations of materials, different timings, and sometimes non-traditional techniques and technologies to come up with something unusual, interesting, and VERY LOCAL. Consumers should consider themselves fortunate to be able to have the opportunity to enjoy such locally-produced drinks.
Fredericton & area has a number of craft breweries and wineries that create unique beverages. Most welcome you to take a tour (bring your I.D.), and visit their shops afterwards (samples may only be served, and alcoholic beverages may only be sold to those of legal drinking age or older).
DISCLAIMERS: (1) you must be of legal drinking age to consume any of these beverages; (2) exercise your own judgement about which drinks may be suitable for you; (3) when sampling, accept the host's judgement of appropriate sample sizes, and (4) drink responsibly, and DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE.
For a COMPLETE local beverage tour, but here is a sampling (pun intended):
Here are some featured local brew pubs, craft breweries, craft distilleries, wineries or vineyard
Our wine selection strives to reveal and express the attributes and character of the apples, pears and cherries that grow in our orchards, as well as low-bush blueberries which we source locally.
Our ever expanding selection of wines now includes both reds and whites from our own hand harvested vines. We also craft exceptional mead from local honey and fruit. And perhaps the most exciting offering is our traditional method champagne. .
It made quite a bit of sense for us to start making cider- aside from a fermentation obsession we seem to have on the farm, we grow a lot of apples. A lot.
Our wines are crafted with only the best fruit from Atlantic Canada using traditional techniques and a dedication to exceptional quality. With every glass of Happy Knight wine, you can taste the fruit of our success.
Located in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Picaroons Traditional Ales, brews traditional British-style ales using malted barley, hops, Ringwood yeast, & water!