Jaunt through Niagara Icewine Country this January

The holidays may be over, but the celebrations are still going strong in Niagara Icewine Country. With three weekends of events and tastings including the Xerox Icewine Gala, outdoor Icewine celebrations in Twenty Valley and Niagara-on-the-Lake, Wine and Cheese Seminars and the ever-popular Discovery Pass program and more!

With over 30 participating wineries and restaurants, there are so many tasty adventures to experience:

Xerox Icewine Gala – Fallsview Casino – Niagara Falls
January 10th – 8 – 11pm
This is an unforgettable evening. Featuring tastings from 40 Niagara wineries, gourmet cuisine prepared by Fallsview Casino’s Top Chefs, live entertainment and a silent auction.

Twenty Valley WinterFest – Jordan Village
January 11th and 12th
Two days of pure indulgence: over 80 VQA Icewines and wines, gourmet Niagara cuisine, entertainment and live cooking demos with Chuck Hughes and Danny Smiles (Canada’s Next Top Chef)

Sparkle and Ice – Niagara-on-the-Lake Courthouse
January 17th, 8 – 11pm
It’s an evening of culinary creations and live entertainment paired with none other than Icewine of course.
Tickets are $95 per person.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village  – Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake
January 18th, 11am – 5pm
January 19th, 12pm – 5pm
Downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake transforms into a Winter Wonderland during their annual celebration of the Niagara Icewine Festival. Signature chefs, liquid gold sampling and the cool breeze of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s great outdoors.

Flash and Panache Icewine Cocktail Competition – Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake
January 18th, 9pm – 11pm
Who will come up with the tastiest icewine cocktail? Taste all of the delicious concoctions and decide for yourself.

A Tasting with Canada’s Icewine Insiders
January 11th, 12th, 18th, 19th, 25th, 26th
Meet the people behind Niagara’s finest Icewines and receive an in-depth tasting by the winemakers themselves.

Winterfest in the Square – St. Catharines
January 24th – 25th
Embrace the winter season in the historic Market Square with gourmet cuisine, VQA wine, live entertainment and fabulous food truck fare.

Icebreakers Comedy Festival
January 25th  – 26th
Experience local fun and laughter at participating N-O-T-L inns and eateries with a grand finale show on Saturday evening.

Discovery Pass – January 10th – 12th, 17th- 19th, 24th – 26th
This is your golden ticket to three weekends of wine and culinary adventure. Select eight experiences per discover pass and over 27 wineries to choose from. Tickets are $40 each or $30 for a Mocktail Pass.

For a full event listings and participating wineries visit www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com or www.niagarawinefestival.com or check out the Event Guide.

Looking for accommodations? Stay in the “centre of it all,” at the Courtyard by Marriott Niagara Falls and explore all of the fun and excitement that Niagara Falls has to offer in the Wintertime.

Save $5 off each Discovery Pass here.