Days of Wine & Chocolate

February 2, 2018 to February 4, 2018
February 9, 2018 to February 11, 2018
February 16, 2018 to February 18, 2018
February 23, 2018 to February 25, 2018

Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant, Pillitteri Estates Winery, and more

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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 2018 participating wineries. Wine and food pairings are also listed below.

Touring passes are $45 per person (taxes and fees not included). Passes are valid for any of the four event weekends.

Purchase Tickets

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 $25 (taxes and fees not included). Passes are valid for any of the four event weekends.

TRANSPORTATION PARTNERS

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.

ACCOMMODATION PARTNERS

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

Any one of the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake could be the perfect pairing to your Days of Wine & Chocolate touring experience. Click here to find a list of dining establishments.

2018 Days of Wine & Chocolate Pairings

Dietary legend: V = Vegetarian Ve = Vegan GF = Gluten free Please be aware that all chocolate pairings may contain traces of peanuts and/or other tree nuts. Wine Purchase Legend: W = Winery O = Online L = LCBO
Between the Lines Winery

2016 Vidal Icewine (W, O) paired with mango-white Stilton drizzled with white chocolate or 2016 Cabernet Franc Icewine (W, O) paired with cherry topped Brie covered in dark chocolate.

Château des Charmes

NV Brut Sparkling, Mèthode Traditionelle (W,O,L) paired with bread pudding with white chocolate drizzle. (V)

Coyote's Run Estate Winery

2016 Luminous Red (W, O) paired with chocolate-covered smoked bacon drizzled with white chocolate, lightly dusted with sea salt and cracked black pepper. (GF)

The Hare Wine Co.

2015 Crown Land Red, VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake (W, O) paired with a Tide & Vine creation: red wine fudge brownie topped with maple candied bacon.

Inniskillin Wines

2014 Reserve Merlot (W,O) paired with dark chocolate chili with white chocolate sour cream and green onions (GF).

Konzelmann Estate Winery

2013 Pinot Noir Reserve (W, O) paired with Ghirardelli dark chocolate rye cookies with a dusting of Maldon salt snow, created by Casa Mia Ristorante.

Lailey Vineyard

2013 Chardonnay Brickyard (W, O) with white chocolate covered salted pretzel with caramel drizzle.

The Lakeview Wine Co.

2015 FRESH Perspectives Satin Red (W, O, L) paired with a dark chocolate cheesecake. (V)

Marynissen Estates Winery

2015 Gold Series Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with a chocolate truffle, with layers of dark chocolate-Cabernet Sauvignon infused ganache and jelly. (V, GF)

Niagara College Teaching Winery

2016 Tom Thomson Algonquin Red (W,O) paired with dark chocolate & red wine housemade beef salami with elderberry jam and Evelyn's cracker.

Palatine Hills Estate Winery

2016 Lakeshore Red (W, O) paired with gluten-free chocolate cake with crunchy nut bits and drizzled with caramel sauce. (V, GF)

Peller Estates Winery

2015 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc (W, O) paried with dark cherry, juniper & rosemary guanaja chocolate truffle (V).

Pondview Estate Winery

2014 Bella Terra Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with our delectable spiced cocoa rubbed pork back ribs with a rich and smooth chocolate infused BBQ sauce.

Rancourt Winery

2014 Chardonnay Reserve (W, O) paired with Harvest Barn lobster bisque topped with white chocolate shavings.

Reif Estate Winery

2015 Chardonnay (W, O) paired with roasted parsnip and white chocolate soup.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with Tuscan styled pulled pork on a chocolate cayenne crostini, chocolate cabernet balsamic drizzle.

Small Talk Vineyards

2015 Big Ideas Cab Franc (W,O) paired with Cabernet Franc infused chili brownie or Cabernet Franc infused cherry ganache brownie.

Stratus Vineyards

2013 Stratus 'Weather Report' Red (W, O) paired with cocoa crostini with chocolate ricotta and charred radicchio.

Strewn Winery

2014 Premium Merlot (W, O) paired with a Savoury Chocolate Trio: mushroom with chocolate sauce; cocoa & spice dusted pork; and, dark chocolate dipped potato chip. (GF)