Ride the Bine provides local beer, wine, cider, and distillery tours in Ontario and works to get people closer to where their food comes from. Amanda and Susan, owners of Ride the Bine, both grew up on farms and look to share their love of the beverage and food industry with anyone who will listen! Ride the Bine provides a safe and easy way to get to some of the coolest spots in Norfolk County, London, Brantford, Hamilton, Lambton Shores and Huron County. Opening in spring 2017, Ride the Bine began tours in Norfolk County. As an emerging wine region, a craft beer and cider hot spot, as well as a place where almost anything grows, the pair found Norfolk to be the perfect place for the business to begin. Now, Ride the Bine showcases craft beverage gems scattered throughout Southwestern Ontario.
What’s a bine?
A long flexible stem of a climbing plant, especially the hop.
Meet the Owners
Amanda, a Norfolk County native, found herself back in the area after post-secondary and has been teaching locally for the past five years. Amanda enjoys spending time on her apple farm with her family of four.
As one of the most enthusiastic promoters of Norfolk, Amanda wanted to use her passion to spread the word about the area and the gems sprinkled amongst the rolling countryside.
Susan grew up on a strawberry and dairy farm in Norfolk County. Susan spent five years in post-secondary, took some time to travel and eventually found herself back in Norfolk County. She began a career working in the emerging wine industry and hasn’t looked back.
Now, a Level 1 certified Pommerlier, Susan and her husband Tom create their own craft ciders and meads on Tom’s family farm near London, Ontario.