Icewine & Dine At Niagara Icewine Festival

on January 3, 2013

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The Niagara Icewine Festival weekend event returns to the Niagara region, offering a celebration of Ontario’s famous Icewine. With gala evenings, a full service outdoor bar, ornate ice sculptures, winery tours, tastings and carriage rides along Niagara’s wine route, the Festival is the perfect January weekend getaway.

With the purchase of the Icewine Festival Discovery Pass, you can enjoy eight wine and food pairings from over 30 participating wineries during the weekends of January 12-13, 19-20, and 26-27. New this year is the Icewine Festival Drivers Pass. This designated driver option allows the DD to enjoy eight mocktails and culinary pairings for only $30.

On Friday January 11, you can lay claim to Niagara’s hottest ticket of the year as the Fallsview Casino Resort Grand Hall (6380 Fallsview Blvd., Niagara Falls ON) is transformed into a black-tie evening of the highest regard.

The “Ice Queen’s Ball” will provide guests with Canada’s largest showcase of VQA Icewines and table wines. There will be over 30 wineries participating and displaying close to 150 Icewines and Table wines. There will also be chefs preparing five pairing stations designed to please any palate.

During the three week engagement, Deborah Levy from Dairy Farmers of Canada will lead six wine and cheese seminars. Working with the various wineries in attendance, Levy will present cheese selections that work with each of the Icewines.

The 8th annual Winterfest will also be part of the Icewine Festival. Held in the city’s historic Market Square from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on January 25, Winterfest will feature VQA wineries, culinary partners and live entertainment. On January 26, the Niagara Ice-Winemakers will challenge CHCH Sportscasters for the annual charity hockey game in Meridian Credit Union Hockey Arena at Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Here are some videos from last year’s Festival to get you in the mood.

Want to make a Weekendtrip out of it? There are plenty of getaway packages available including one at the luxurious Prince of Wales Hotel at Niagara-on-the-Lake starting at only $150 per person. For more information, check out Vintage-Hotels.com/princeofwales

To find out more about the Niagara Icewine Festival, visit NiagaraWineFestival.com


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