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Ontario Wine Country

Whether you’re from Ontario, or a visitor to Ontario, plan on spending several days in wine country — there’s just so much to see and do.

ANYTIME. ANY SEASON. ANY REASON.
Wineries are open year round and each season brings its own special rewards.

wineFACTS

  • Hours of operation
    With some exceptions, wineries usually open at 10 or 11 am and close from 5 pm through early evening. Hours can change seasonally so it’s best to call ahead or visit the winery website.
  • Guided tours
    Tours are led by well-informed winery staff, who will lead you through the
    winemaking process from the vineyard to the bottling stage. Guided tours are complimentary at some wineries, others charge a small fee. Most tours conclude with tastings at the winery boutique.
  • Tour hours
    Hours vary from winery to winery. Larger wineries usually offer guided
    public tours hourly or several times a day. Smaller wineries may offer one daily tour or by appointment only. Self-guided tours are available at a few wineries during operating hours. Again, check with each winery.

 

Feb.Mar.Apr.MayJun.Jul.Aug.Sep.Oct.

February 2-4 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Progressive Dinner – A Taste of Niagara
Various restaurant

Set your taste buds free at a unique Niagara-on-the-Lake food and wine event. Events taking place weekends of February 4, March 25 and April 8. This is an opportunity that showcases the area’s top culinary talents paired with some of the best wines and hospitality the region has to offer.


logo-winechocolateFebruary 2 – 4, 9 – 11, 16 – 18, 23 – 25 – 11am to 5pm
Days of Wine & Chocolate 
Niagara-on-the-Lake Wineries (Click here to download list)

Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing at the 2018 Days of Wine and Chocolate. Visit our wineries to taste up to 23 VQA wines matched with chocolate-infused dishes – from classically sweet flavour combinations to unexpected surprises. A romantic celebration for two or a great reason for a girls’ getaway weekend!

If you are travelling with a group of 10 or more guests, please have your group organizer call ahead to the wineries you plan to visit with your approximate arrival time so that we can plan to serve you better and make your experience an enjoyable one!

March 23-25 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Progressive Dinner – A Taste of Niagara
Various restaurant

Set your taste buds free at a unique Niagara-on-the-Lake food and wine event. Events taking place weekends of February 4, March 25 and April 8. This is an opportunity that showcases the area’s top culinary talents paired with some of the best wines and hospitality the region has to offer.


logo-cuveeMarch 23 – 25, 2018
Cuvée Weekend 2018
Scotiabank Convention Centre, Niagara Falls

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the Cuvée Grand Tasting was a hot ticket based on its reputation as an influential salute to excellence in Ontario winemaking and a destination for foodies seeking a unique culinary experience. The Cuvée weekend wine experience kicks off Friday evening with the Grand Tasting at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.  Guests will have the opportunity to taste wines selected by the winemakers themselves as their favourite. What wine will each winemaker choose?  Their selections will be revealed at the tasting. The Après Cuvée Party will keep the celebration going with dancing and will feature sparkling wine, Icewine as well as local craft beer stations. 

April 6-8 – 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Progressive Dinner – A Taste of Niagara
Various restaurant

Set your taste buds free at a unique Niagara-on-the-Lake food and wine event. Events taking place weekends of February 4, March 25 and April 8. This is an opportunity that showcases the area’s top culinary talents paired with some of the best wines and hospitality the region has to offer.

May 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27 – 11am to 5pm
Sip & Sizzle
Various Wineries

What could be better than a spring weekend afternoon with a few friends, a barbeque, and fine wine? Well how about if we do the hosting? Join us for Sip & Sizzle as over 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake each offer a unique grilled food and VQA wine pairing. It’s fun, relaxing, and a great way to discover the Wines of Niagara-on-the-Lake. And a great way to forget the winter we just endured.

  • Please note Sip & Sizzle has now replaced the wine & herb touring event.
  • Wine and food pairings for 2018 will be posted in April 2018.

June 15 – 24, 2018
Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival

Niagara-on-the-Lake Wineries
www.niagarawinefestival.com/new-vintage-festival

The Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival is the perfect time to celebrate the start of summer. With fresh farm flavours, and everyone heading outdoors, there is no better place than Niagara to enjoy over 14,800 acres of lush vineyards! Award-winning winemakers are eager to showcase their best as Niagara opens its cellar doors to share this New Vintage experience with you. From wine route culinary pairings to vineyard celebrations, the Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival is celebrated in many ways and each includes VQA wine sure to please any palate.


June 23, 2018
TD Tailgate Party
Various Wineries

The best way to kick off the summer is with a tailgate party in the vineyard and a warm Niagara welcome! Join over 30 Niagara wineries at 13th Street Winery for the TD Tailgate Party – one amazing night featuring VQA wines, fresh produce and farm-to-table favourites. It is one of the most unique wine and food events with fabulous entertainment, a truly Canadian experience!

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September 15–16, 22–23 & 29–30, 2018
Niagara Grape & Wine Festival
Various Wineries

Explore Niagara at its most colourful with the Discovery Pass. Sip & savour local cuisine paired with local wines at wineries across the Niagara Region.


September 21–23 & 28–30, 2018
Niagara Grape & Wine Festival Montebello Park Experience
Montebello Park

In Niagara, we celebrate the harvest by throwing the largest wine festival & street parade in Canada! Enjoy 100+ events at the 67th Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. Historic Montebello Park comes alive as the festival hub. Celebrate in relaxed style where most featured events take place, including live all-Canadian entertainment & activities for the whole family.

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