At the helm of Crush Tours is Andrew Brooks, accredited Sommelier, wine author, wine writer and vineyard and winery owner. Andrew and Christina Brooks created Crush on Niagara Wine Tours Inc. in the summer of 2002 after realizing their dream of quitting their jobs and buying a vineyard in Niagara. “We traveled extensively to South Africa, France, Italy, Greece and California where we furthered our passion for the love of wine.” Soon after the couple acquired the ten acre vineyard site on the Niagara Wine Route in Ontario and the concept for Crush on Niagara Wine Tours was conceived. The vineyard was planted and Crush on Niagara The Definitive Wine Tour Guide was written and published with Whitecap Books followed by Crush on Niagara The Definitive Wine Tour Guide 2 selling over 5000 copies. The second book is available for download on iBooks for iPad or iPhone for $9.99.
Crush on Niagara Wine Tours is the only Niagara wine tour company that grows its own wine, and owns its own vineyard and winery. “We don’t just sell wine country, we actually live in wine country on our own vineyard in Niagara and harbour close relationships with vineyard and winery owners.” This season Crush will celebrate its 14th year in the wine tour business in Niagara and celebrate its success in wine country and all things wine.
For groups of six or more, any of the wine tours that we create can be completely customized. We have fabulous groups that tour with us every season and like to “mix it up” a little to keep things fresh and interesting. We have created some “winespired” journeys here to give you an idea of the different types of wine tours that we can create. These can be further customized for groups of two to four if you are looking for a more intimate or romantic wine tour. Whether it is a cooking class, getting your hands dirty in a vineyard, visiting a brewery or distillery, sipping on bubbles or pairing Ice Wine and chocolate….. anything is possible really.