Events

Yearly Wine Festival Events

January

The Niagara Ice Wine Festival

For ten days in January the Niagara region is transformed into a wintry wonderland, celebrating one of Canada's most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. From Gala evenings, outdoor Icewine café's, ornate ice bars and Icewine Dinners, to roasting chestnuts, frozen grape picking and carriage rides along Niagara's famed wine route, the 12th edition of the Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for every taste.

For more information please visit: niagarawinefestival.com

Days of Wine and Roses

Celebrate the beauty of winter and the romance of Valentine's Day in Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake. Highlights include award winning wines, renowned culinary offerings and Niagara grown roses.

During weekends in the month of February visit the wineries for tastings and tours, along with special events.

For more information please visit: niagaraonthelake.com

March

CUVÉE Weekend

CUVÉE Weekend is a red carpet wine and food celebration like no other. Celebrate the best of the Ontario wine industry in red carpet style. This black tie optional gala is known as the not-to-be-missed event of the wine and food enthusiast's calendar. Taste specially selected wines from over forty wineries, including the winners of the Cuvée Awards, chosen by the winemakers themselves. Sample the creations of Canada's leading chefs and culinary institutes who prepare their delicacies before your eyes.

For more information please visit: cuvee.ca

May

Wine Herb Festival
Wine and Herb Tour

Presented by Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake

All the weekends in May - 11 - 5 p.m. daily.

When spring is in the air, it's time for parsley, sage, rosemary and wine.

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Wineries invite pass holders to this culinary festival to discover food and wine pairings that bring out the sensory characteristics of each by using a specific herb in a featured appetizer. Visit each winery to sample an herb inspired food and wine pairing.

For more information please visit: niagaraonthelake.com

Niagara New Vintage Festival

At the participating wineries along the Niagara Wine Route. Various times and locations.

Building on the success of last years festival, the New Vintage Winery Touring Passport has been expanded to nine days of tastings, tours, seminars and many other special events focused on the newly released wines. A Passport will be your key to experience the first public samplings of 2004 and 2005's vintage at the various participating wineries along Niagara's renowned wine route.

For more information please visit: niagaraonthelake.com

July

Various Events and Wine Tours

Many events and possible wines tours to pick from. The Wine of Ontario website has a great listing of these events.

For more information please visit: winesofontario.org

September

Niagara Wine Festival

The Niagara Wine Festival is an annual celebration of the grape harvest.

The Festival has grown to over 100 events including winery tours and tastings, concerts, Niagara cuisine, artisan shows, wine seminars, family entertainment and one of Canada's largest parades, running in September.

For more information please visit: niagarawinefestival.com

October

Harvesting of the Grapes in full swing

November

Taste the Season
Taste The Season

For more information please visit: niagaraonthelake.com

Touring Pass

Discover great holiday gift selections, wines for your seasonal entertaining, and wines to cellar for enjoyment later while you enjoy holiday wine and food pairings at the 17 wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Present your pass at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce at 26 Queen Street in the Historical Shopping District and also receive your "Vintage 2007 Collectible Ornament" as a keepsake of your trip. Best of all your entire touring pass also supports Second Harvest and its programs to help feed those who would otherwise go hungry.

Purchase your pass here on-line starting September 1

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