Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass Experience 

Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass Experience 

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.

We love buying these passes.  They have these types of discovery passes a few times a year.  We like to take advantage of being able to taste several different wines as well as the culinary pairings.  What  a great way to enjoy your weekend.  Of course we didn’t drink and drive…..we had a designated driver.  They offer a designated drivers pass so the driver would enjoy the culinary dishes along with a non-alcohol beverage.

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

Peller Estates Winery

290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake
1-888-673-5537 ext. 2 | peller.com

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Cabernet, All the Way!

Winery Chef and CityLine personality Jason Parsons is putting a twist on his famous Icewine Marshmallows. Enjoy a glass of award winning and world renowned Cabernet Franc Icewine while you roast a delicious Cabernet Franc Icewine Marshmallow over an open fire.

This was a fun experience, roasting some icewine marshmallows. I think we wore most of it though.


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Inniskillin Wines

1499 Line 3 & Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-468-2187 | inniskillin.com

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. Pass.

Who doesn’t like chicken and waffles?  The icewine was good too 🙂

 

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

2145 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-468-4637 | jacksontriggswinery.com

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.

 

Ravine Vineyard

1366 York Road, St. Davids
905-262-8463 | ravinevineyard.com

Farmyard Red & Bleu

This January, celebrate sweet & savoury! Try our 2014 Cabernet Franc Icewine alongside Chef Ross’ Confit Duck Tartlets with Bleu Bénédictin from Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Quebec – the perfect way to bring a little warmth of spirit to the cold of winter.

We love Ravine wines in general.  We are part of their wine of the month club.

Reif Estate Winery

15608 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-WINE (9463) | reifwinery.com

Living the Sweet Reifstyle

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Join us for our annual pig roast! Savour our signature Vidal Icewine produced from our oldest vineyard.

The last time I enjoyed a pig roast was before my dad passed away.  It was nice to see this….brought back memories.

Strewn Winery

1339 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-468-1229 | strewnwinery.com

It’s a Classic: Strewn Cabernet Franc Icewine & Dark Chocolate Tartlet

Strewn’s 2011 Cabernet Franc Icewine, has ripe red berry aromas interplaying on a sweet and well-balanced palate. It is matched with a dark Chocolate Ganache and a touch of raspberry-balsamic, all in a tartlet created by pastry chef at OLIV Restaurant.

The desserts were delicious.  This icewine was a little different than the rest so we picked up a bottle.

Château des Charmes

1025 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-262-4219 ext. 238 | chateaudescharmes.com

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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.

 The Chateau-de Charm really stood out.  With the first sip I could taste cotton candy…….not an overwhelming sweetness but very memorable.

Hinterbrook Estate Winery

1181 Lakeshore Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake
905-646-5133 | hinterbrook.com

Nomad Scent of Tropical Flavours in the midst of Winter Icy Air

Baked square crust filled with fresh pineapple jam fruits and topped by pine nuts, paired with our 2014 award-winning Vidal Icewine. Sweet and Savoury. Fruity and Nutty. Also, fresh cream and wildflower honey add to the texture of this pairing. Mmmm… Delicious and delightful party in your mouth.

All the ice wines and culinary pairings were delicious.  We are looking forward to attending the Spring discovery wine event.

We stopped in at Niagara on the Lake downtown before heading home.

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlthough the Icewine discovery season is over, we did pick up a couple of our favourites.  Honestly, we did not have one icewine that we did not like.

Have you tried any Ontario Icewine?  If not, why not?  Seriously, you are missing out.

Diana

xo

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11 Comments

  1. January 30, 2017 / 3:28 pm

    Oh my goodness Diana, you must be a wine expertise with all these wineries and vineyards you’ve been able to visit! Now tell me, what is your absolute favorite wine of all time!?

    xo, JJ

    • January 30, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      well, I wouldn’t say an expert (my husband is though) but I do love the ice wine. My favourite ice wine is the Chateau de Charmes – it reminds me of cotton candy. My favourite white wine is from Napa – Sterling Winery Malvasia Bianca, Red would Bonterra from one of my posts

  2. January 30, 2017 / 5:04 pm

    Wow this looks incredible, definitely need to invest!

  3. January 30, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    I seems everyone I know went to the icewine festival! I heard about those icewine marshmallows… I want to try them!

  4. February 1, 2017 / 7:21 am

    Beautiful photos!! Thanks for sharing!

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