Public Food & Drink Tours

In and around the Waterloo Region

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Public Tour Schedule Sept 9 - Sept 30

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Each month we will host a variety of tour experiences you can join by the seat. Each has limited availability, and will offer either a local KW and surrounding area experience, or a full day trip to explore the emerging wine region of Norfolk County. All of our experiences are designed with full service to provide you with more than just a driver. Each experience with us includes a ride in our 9 passenger “buzzmobile”, the cost of: all your tastings, food pairings or lunch (based on the experience you are signing up for), a personable and engaging tour guide loaded with fun facts about the area and places visited, and on-board snacks and bottled water.  

All public tours will have one or two central pick up locations within KW – pick up locations for your tour date will be provided after booking. All pick up locations are within Kitchener & Waterloo.

If you are looking to book a private group with front door service, please contact us for dates and details. 

Special Event - Friday, Sept 9 - There's a few last minute spots available!

Buzzing about Cocktails & Appetizers

What makes a great party? It starts with trendy craft cocktails paired with some fun and simple appetizers.  Our very own cocktail specialist, Christine Dainard joins Relish Co-Owner Donna-Marie Pye to put on an interactive and entertaining evening of specialty and craft cocktails (and mocktails) and appetizers. You'll muddle and infuse some delicious flavours into different types of alcohol. We'll show you how to make a simple syrup as well as learning about other important cocktail ingredients. Learn about the best tools to have for a great cocktail bar too.  Of course, each drink will be served with some delicious food pairings (which will have been pre-made ahead.) So grab a few friends and come join the fun.  All cocktail and tapas recipes will be shared with you at the end of class.

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Cocktails/Appetizers: Sweet Bourbon Tea/Bacon-Wrapped Chicken Wings with Bourbon Sauce (DF/GF), Classic Paloma/Short Rib Nachos (GF), Blueberry Thyme Gin Fizz/Individual Blueberry Crisps (GF/DF) (all of these cocktails can be made as mocktails)

Sunday, Sept 11

Tastings & Cocktails, Distillery Edition - Starts at 11:30AM 3 spots left - Final bookings accepted until Friday, Sept 9

7.5 hours | $229 per person plus hst

This tour takes us from Waterloo Region to visit four distilleries throughout Guelph, and Elora to learn about what goes into the distilling process, and what makes each distillery a little different. Join us as we visit and taste at Dixon’s Distillery, Spring Mill Distillery, Elora Distillery and Silver Fox Distillery, with a local lunch in Guelph (location TBD). All stops will provide a tasting, and most will also provide a signature cocktail made with their fan-favourite spirits. 

Friday, Sept 16

Local Craft Beer Run – Starts at 4:00PM

4.5 hours | $159/per person plus hst

Start your weekend out right! Local craft beers are a great way to step outside your beer comfort zone to try new and flavourful concoctions by local brew masters. This tour will have stops at TWB, Rural Roots, Counterpoint Brewing and Block Three. You will learn the story behind each brewery and what stands them apart from the rest. You will enjoy a flight of beers at each stop and some snacks along the way.

Sunday, Sept 18

Mixed Bag 'O Sips - Starts at 9:30AM - Contact Direct to Join this Tour

8 hours | $215/per person plus hst

Love a little variety, or are open to trying new things? This day trip will have you relaxing with beautiful countryside views as we explore the various makers of Norfolk County. Discover the small town experience with a combination of craft beer, wine and hard cider as we visit Hounds of Erie Winery (and cider), Meuse Brewing, and Inasphere Winery. Enjoy hand crafted burgers and fresh cut fries at Marshview patio while you look over lake Erie, and finish your day scooping up local treats and fresh produce at a small local market. You won't want to come home, it's that lovely.

Sunday, Sept 25

Vines and Views Wine Tour – Starts at 9:30AM

8 hours | $215/per person plus hst

This day trip from the Waterloo Region will whisk you away to explore the emerging wine region in Norfolk County, just over an hour from the Waterloo Region. Our day will consist of a beautiful country drive to visit Hounds of Erie Winery, Inasphere Winery, Burning Kiln Winery, with lunch at Tacos & Tequila, and a stop to visit the most coveted rural artisan market - The Barntique. This tour focuses on small batch makers, and tells the story of growing and producing in this lush area in South-Western Ontario

Coming Soon...

Dessert First – Foodie Drinkie Tour – 12:30-5pm 

4.5 hours | $189 per person plus hst

Our most popular local KW food and drink experience has you visiting several local small businesses to explore delicious food and drink. We begin our day at Four All ice cream where we learn the story of the maker and make personal ice cream taco sundaes, and visit Murphy’s Law Moonshine to learn how the distillery process works while tasting some fun mini cocktails and candy, and then finishing the day enjoying delicious tapas alongside a flight of wine and learn how food selections can enhance the food & drink experience.

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Please note last minute changes to the locations we visit are possible. All stops support local small businesses and provide a snapshot of what our region and beyond have to offer. We do our best to accommodate to most food allergies/intolerances. Seats purchased for our public tours can be transferred to someone else, or can be issued a gift certificate to use another time if we are notified at least 5 days before the scheduled tour. Refunds will not be issued. 

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