Sunday, January 8, 2017

Niagara Ice Wine Festival January 13 to 27 2017

From a media release:

Niagara Ice Wine Festival
January 13 to 27 2017
see details below

Buy Discovery Passes

Icewine harvest had an early start this year with Niagara wineries starting to pick Icewine in mid-December as temperatures dipped below minus 8° Celsius. While harvest dates of Icewine vary year to year, this somewhat early harvest reminds locals and visitors that Niagara's Icewine Festivals are just around the corner. Taking place over three weeks in January, in the heart of Niagara's wine region, these one-of-a-kind festivals combine to create one of the biggest Ontario wine celebrations of the year.

Niagara's Icewine Festivals, in their 22nd year, offer wine lovers, cocktail fans, and foodies experiences that will create winter memories to last a lifetime. During this special time, consumers are invited to discover and enjoy one of Canada's most cherished products, Icewine along with Ontario's exceptional sparkling wines and world-renowned VQA red and white wines.

For three weekends in January the Niagara region is transformed into wintery wonderland, celebrating one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. From the Xerox Icewine Gala, to wine and culinary pairings, outdoor activities along the famed Wine Route, the 22nd Niagara Icewine Festival is the perfect place to celebrate the upcoming winter season and the incredible Icewine harvest in Niagara.

Icewine grapes on the vine catching the morning sunlight
 (CNW Group/Wine Marketing Association of Ontario)
Xerox “Sugar & Spice….Everything Ice” Icewine Gala
January 13, 2017
This year celebrate 2017 at the Xerox Icewine Gala: Sugar & Spice….Everything Ice, an all-inclusive event held inside the Grand Halls at the Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls. The official kick-off to the Niagara Icewine Festival offers Canada’s most luxurious Gala evening featuring incredible culinary from the world class Fallsview Casino Resort Chefs and over 100 VQA Icewines and table wines from over 35 award winning wineries.

Discovery Pass Program
January 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29, 2017
Discovery Pass| $40+HST

The Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass is your key to three weekends of wine and culinary adventures at wineries across Niagara. Discovery Pass holders can enjoy eight experiences per pass indulging in wine and culinary pairings at each winery crafted specifically to celebrate the season.

There is no finer way to experience the bounty of the winter season than travelling the wine route, sipping and savouring the best in local icewine, table wines and cuisine.

Experiences are $10 each without a Discovery Pass unless otherwise stated.

Driver's Discovery Pass | $30+HST
Designated drivers can revel in the wintery delights on the Wine Route with an alcohol free Discovery Pass indulging in the culinary offering’s at participating wineries with the Niagara Wine Festival Driver's Discovery Pass.

Guests warming up outside at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival
(CNW Group/Wine Marketing Association of Ontario)
• Just a few of the many listings - check them all out here

Château des Charmes
1025 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-262-4219 ext. 238 | chateaudescharmes.com
January 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 | 11am-5pm

A Harvest of Land & Sea

We are proud to showcase Canada's bounty with this pairing of our 2015 Vidal Icewine and Late Harvest Cured Salmon Wellington with Dried Apricot and Chili Preserve from our culinary partners at Queen’s Landing. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

The Hare Wine Co.
769 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-684-4994 | theharewineco.com
January 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 | 11am-5pm

A Sticky Situation!

Come celebrate Icewine harvest at The Hare Wine Co. Our awardwinning 2014 Vidal Icewine is perfectly paired with a delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding prepared by Ello Gov'na. This gooey toffee cake is smothered in a treacle sauce and topped with an Icewine Chantilly. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

Inniskillin Wines
1499 Line 3 & Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-468-2187 | inniskillin.com
January 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 | 11am-5pm

Back by Popular Demand!

Chicken and Waffles! A fluffy sweet waffle topped with crispy seasoned fried chicken with Estate Chef Tim MacKiddie's secret Icewine inspired sauce paired perfectly with our Riesling Icewine; a treat that will warm your heart this season. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
2145 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-468-4637 | jacksontriggswinery.com
January 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 | 11am-5pm

It's Greek to Me!

Opa! An Authentic Greek bite with Niagara charm! Pork Souvlaki with preserved cherries paired with our Reserve Cabernet Franc Icewine. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

Trius Winery
1249 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
1-800-582-8412 ext. 2 | triuswines.com
January 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 | 11am-5pm

Icewine By Fire

Kickback fireside at the 2015 Ontario Winery of the Year and enjoy our outdoor winter ambience while you “chill” by the fire with Chef Dodd’s delectable Pastrami Beef Sausage with Icewine Onion Jam paired with our perfectly sweet Trius Vidal Icewine. $10 without a Discovery Pass.
Guests enjoying the Twenty Valley Winter WineFest
 (CNW Group/Wine Marketing Association of Ontario)

Redstone Winery
4245 King Street, Beamsville
905-563-9463 | redstonewines.ca
January 13-15, 20-22, 27-29 | 11am-5pm

A Daring Pairing ~ Chili Heat + Sweet

Stop by the winery for a taste of Chef Sider's almost famous Venison and Dark Chocolate Chili which is sure to warm your insides. Our pairing is a bit out-of-the-box but we think that it is brilliant with our 2010 Cabernet Franc Icewine! $10 without a Discovery Pass.

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