WEEKENDS IN FEBRUARY FROM 11AM TO 5PM
Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing. Visit our wineries and taste over 20 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 8 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.
The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol. Please note that your pass is valid every weekend in February, so you can come back and enjoy a few wineries every weekend rather than trying to fit them in all in one day. Winery staff reserve the right to refuse serving guests who are intoxicated or who clearly demonstrate they are over a reasonable limit.
PURCHASE TOURING PASS
Click here to print a list of 2019 participating wineries. Wine and food pairings are also listed below.
Touring passes are $55 per person (taxes and fees not included). Passes are valid for any of the four event weekends.
DESIGNATED DRIVER TOURING PASS
Valid for food offerings and non-alcoholic drinks only; limit one designated driver touring pass per purchase. Designated Driver passes are $30 (taxes and fees not included). Passes are valid for any of the four event weekends.
The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake encourage you to tour and taste responsibly. Please designate a driver who is not drinking and purchase one of our new Designated Driver Touring Passes (see Purchase Tickets for more details), or book with one of our local transportation partners. Click here for more information.
To experience all of our wineries, you’ll need more than one day. Why not book an overnight stay at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s fine hotels, inns or B&Bs? Click here or call Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake at 905-468-1950 for details.
DINE IN CANADA’S #1 FOOD AND WINE DESTINATION
2019 Days of Wine & Chocolate Pairings
2017 Vidal Icewine (W, O, L) paired with a white chocolate crêpe filled with honey, ricotta and apricot. (V)
2016 Estate Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with Bacon Crazy's large pretzel bathed in dark chocolate and encrusted with bacon and sea salt.
2017 Crown Land Red (W) paired with slow roasted coffee and herb crusted beef loin with Cabernet chocolate jus.
2015 Cabernet Franc Icewine (W, O) paired with classic tiramisu sprinkled with cocoa powder.
2016 Reserve Merlot (W, O) paired with cocoa smoked chicken wings.
2016 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir (W, O) paired with a chocolate bacon brownie.
2016 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot (W, O) paired with a chocolate brownie mousse shot.
2017 30th Anniversary Merlot Shiraz Small Batch (W, O) paired with a rich and indulgent dark chocolate brownie spiked with espresso made by Casa Mia Ristorante. Brownies with a kick!
2014 Riesling Dry Late Harvest (W) paired with chocolate-coated coconut brittle.
Red wine float - 2016 FRESH Perspectives Satin Red (W, O, L) mixed with FRESH Ideas Sparkling Riesling (W, O) topped with a scoop of dark chocolate-cherry ice cream. (V)
2015 Gold Series Merlot (W, O) paired with a decadent dark chocolate espresso bar.
2017 Balance Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with a milk chocolate espresso brownie from our very own Benchmark Restaurant.
2012 Vidal Icewine (W,O) paired with a locally crafted triple chocolate & gluten free cookie. (V, GF)
2016 Private Reserve Meritage (W, O) paired with chocolate Cabernet rice pudding with fresh Mascarpone and icewine cotton candy.
25th Anniversary 2013 Cabernet Select Late Harvest (W, O) paired with a dark chocolate espresso cookie. (V)
2015 Back Vintage Re-Release Cab Merlot Reserve (W, O) paired with our delectable spiced cocoa rubbed pork back ribs with a rich and smooth chocolate infused BBQ sauce.
2017 Pinot Noir Rosé (W, O) paired with deconstructed raspberry chocolate Pavlova. (V, GF)
2017 Chardonnay Musqué (W, O) paired with with fresh popcorn, nuts, chocolate, and spice.
2017 River Road Cabernet (W, O) paired with a mini chocolate chicken taco.
2016 Select Late Harvest Vidal (W, O) paired with a Nutella cannoli. (V)
2015 Classical Cab Franc (W, O) paired with a dark chocolate pecan butter tart.
Canadian Framboise made with 100% Royal Organic Raspberries (W, O, L) paired with a Willow Cakes & Pastry framboise truffle.
2016 Stratus Late Harvest Red (W) paired with custom Stratus truffles prepared by SOMA Chocolatemaker.
2017 Muscat (W, O) paired with a distinctive Sampler Trio: hickory smoked ham with bold & spicy mustard, roast rhubarb on rice cracker, white chocolate truffle.
2017 Trius Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O, L) paired with chocolate beignets with icewine chocolate sauce.
2015 Wayne Gretzky Estate Series Chardonnay (W, O) paired with a mini white chocolate, caramel and sea salt muffin.