Updated: June 10, 2022
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Calling all wine aficionados and anyone who just needs to unWINEd! Are you wondering how you can relieve some of the stress that all of us have been carrying around for over a year? We have the solution for one stress-free Saturday.
Join us for The Great Grape Getaway! GO Transit has partnered with Wine Rack to create a perfect way for you to enjoy a day out of the city, experiencing one of Niagara’s finest wineries. You’ll sample sensational wines and perfect food pairings while enjoying safe and comfortable roundtrip transportation in an exclusively wrapped GO bus.
Whether this will be your first trip to Ontario’s wine country or if you’ve been a regular visitor to the Niagara Peninsula in the past, you’re sure to fall in love with the beautiful scenery, the fresh air, and the fantastic flavours!
If you’ve been looking for the perfect way to escape the city for a day, we invite you to relax and leave the driving to us while you SIP. SAVOUR. reDISCOVER.
Discover One of Ontario’s Best Wineries
When you book your Great Grape Getaway, you can choose between two amazing wineries. Be sure to select a date that corresponds with the winery that you want to visit. Don’t worry - you are sure to have an incredible experience at either place. There is no wrong choice!
- Saturday, September 18: Inniskillin Estate Winery
- Saturday, September 25: Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery
- Saturday, October 2: Inniskillin Estate Winery
- Saturday, October 16: Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery
Inniskillin Estate Winery
Inniskillin Estate Winery is Canada’s original estate winery. It boasts a charming, spacious, and sun-filled piazza, and is known for its award-winning ice wine.
A visit to Inniskillin will include an Icewine Cocktail Experience. You’ll taste Inniskillin’s popular icewines and table wines, learn how to construct 3 wine cocktails, and enjoy delicious food pairings with the cocktails.
Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery
Jackson-Triggs Estate Winery is a must-see destination for anyone interested in contemporary architecture. It is also one of Canada’s most awarded wineries.
A visit to Jackson-Triggs will include a 2-course lunch with red or white wine, followed by a Sparkling Wine Tasting paired with dessert bites.
Arrive In Style
Maybe you’ve thought about taking a day trip to a Niagara winery in the past but didn’t want to deal with the hassle of driving in traffic and deciding who would skip the sampling to be the designated driver. After all, a wine tasting experience definitely isn’t as much fun if you can’t try the wines and not everyone wants to spend a whole weekend away.
If that’s the case, then The Great Grape Getaway is just the ticket you’ve been waiting for! We’ll take care of the driving so you’re free to sip, sample, and enjoy. You’ll be transported to your tasting adventure in a GO bus that has been specially wrapped for the occasion! You’ll leave Toronto at 9 am and return at 4 pm. It’s the perfect mini getaway!
Enjoy Entertainment & Education On The Way
The excitement starts from the moment you board the bus. You’ll learn a little about the background of Niagara as a wine making region and then test your knowledge with a trivia game to win prizes.
At GO Transit, we believe in making time for fun while you travel! And don't forget, we've got our GO Plus wi-fi portal onboard available for all sorts of entertainment options!
It’s Wine O’Clock!
Are you wondering what the schedule for this exciting excursion looks like? Have a look at the amazing day we have planned:
- 9 am - Depart Union Station Bus Terminal *Please arrive by 8:30 am*
- 9 am -11 am - Enjoy your ride with Niagara education, and a fabulous trivia game hosted by a Wine Rack representative during the journey
- 11 am - Arrive at the winery
- 11 am - 1 pm - Enjoy your visit - learn about the winery, taste the wine, and savour the food
- 1 pm - Depart for Wine Rack Outlet Store
- 1:30 pm - 2 pm - Sampling and shopping at the Wine Rack Outlet Store
- 2 pm - 4 pm - Relax on your ride back to Toronto
- 4 pm - Arrive at Union Station Bus Terminal
Book Your Tickets
Now that you know all about The Great Grape Getaway, the only question left is: Who are you bringing with you on this unforgettable outing?
Do you and your partner have an anniversary coming up this fall? Anniversary of your wedding, first date, first time you rode the GO train together - they’re all worth celebrating with a getaway!
Maybe a family member has a birthday in September or October. Maybe it’s you! Award-winning wine pairs perfectly with gaining another year of wisdom.
Or, do you have a friend who just really needs a fun day with you to de-stress and unWINEd? Surprise them with tickets to The Great Grape Getaway and take some “me time” together!
Book your tickets now and get ready to SIP. SAVOUR. reDISCOVER.