Our priority is to provide intimate tours where we can share our love for food and wine with you, and where we can utilize local expertise in a way that opens your palate.
Our sommelier guides are WSET certified to best share the premium wines available in Ontario. We are fortunate to have access to premium wines which are not yet known to the mass market.
Booking is made simple through our booking calendar. Last minute? No problem! You can book up to an hour before our tour begins.
New World Wine Tours provides boutique wine experiences from Toronto to Niagara and Prince Edward County. We also specialize in food and sake tourism in Toronto. Everything we do on a day-to-day basis is small scale and an intimate approach to tourism informed by local expertise. We are, however, happy to host groups of international visitors, businessmen and private events.
Founder Mackenzie Putici traveled the world tasting wines from Europe, Asia, North and South America. He now wishes to bring the love of wine back home to Ontario. Mackenzie believes the wines of Ontario are over-looked and under-appreciated. New World Wine Tours was founded to share the sights and culinary delights of our corner of the world to locals and visitors of Ontario alike.
2 hours 75 10
Learn all there is to know about sake with a Certified Sake Professional.
As we weave through the cobbled streets of Toronto’s historic distillery district, we’ll discuss how a simple mill evolved into the world’s largest distillery. Soak in the beauty of the district as is stands today.
Next stop in at SOMA Chocolate Maker’s, one of the first shops to open the area for some tasty drinking chocolate. Spicy or Classic- Your choice!
Lastly we’ll return to Izumi, the first sake brewery in Canada. Meet the brewers, learn about how sake is made, and get a strong taste of sake culture. As we sample loads of sake, you can taste traditional Japanese bar snacks. By the end you’ll have learned to identify the styles and flavours like a pro.
Starting Point: Izumi Sake Brewery
8 hours 350 6
Avoid big bus tours and get cozy with our intimate Niagara wine experience. Your sommelier guide will pick you up from downtown and take you to learn about cold climate wines, Ontario’s specialty. Taste Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Cabernet Franc (as well as a few surprises) at 3 boutique wineries. We’ll be treated to a tour and cheese pairing as you meet the winemaking teams. Mid-day enjoy a locally-sourced lunch at one of the vineyards. All that, but don’t worry we’ll have you home in time for dinner!
Add-on: Visit to Niagara Falls with Boat Tour $50 pp
Starting Point: Toronto
10 hours 395 6
Everyone goes to Niagara, why not try The County? Prince Edward County has been garnering fame and recognition locally and worldwide over the past decade for their wines with impeccable mineral quality, great sparkling, and gorgeous country side. The wine, terroir, and climate is often compared to Burgundy, France. Learn about the region as you visit 4 premium wineries with a sommelier guide. Enjoy lunch at *Norman Hardie’s vineyard where pizza comes hot from a wood-burning stove and veggies fresh from the garden. Life is good in the county.
*Other lunch provided when not seasonally available
Save $100: Pick up can be arranged from Prince Edward County, subject to availability.
Starting Point: Toronto
8 hours 350 6
Icewine is one of our national treasures. Frozen grapes come off the vine and are crushed so that only the sweet nectar of the grape is collected to make wine. You may have come from far and wide to taste it, and there is no better time than during the Niagara Icewine Festival.
On this special tour we will pick you up in Toronto and take you to Niagara wine country where you will learn all about icewine production and the cool-climate grapes that thrive in our climate. Each place we stop will have a special tasting of icewine accompanied with a specially-designed food pairing. We will also delve into the other fabulous wines of each vineyard with a tutored tasting. Lunch will be provided and enjoyed at one of the winery’s locally-sourced restaurants.
Want to stay the weekend? There are plenty of evening events, inquire about packages and ways to enhance your stay.
2 hours 75 10
Travel with local blogger Dessert Pervert to find the best pastries in the city. Walk down Queen St. West- voted by Vogue as the world’s 2nd hippest neighbourhood. Learn the epic roots of your pastry from exiled kings to humble nuns. We’ll end at a chic Argentine café to try a south American specialty- Alfajores. Indulging in 4 divine pastries is tough work so we’ll walk it off in graffiti alley for a photo shoot where you can see Toronto’s best street art in rainbow colours.
If you’re a fan of Game of Thrones, you are probably familiar with the oath of a lord or lady promising their sworn swordsman ‘meat and mead at their table’. This makes mead seem as ubiquitous as water or bread; and although Game of Thrones is fantasy, mead in ancient times was in fact commonplace.