Engage all of your senses at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival. It’s a celebration of all things Icewine. With the range of community events as well as winery and restaurant events taking place over the entire month, you may have to make a return trip! The following pages offer event highlights and full event listings can be found at niagaraonthelake.com.
SPARKLE AND ICE GALA
COURTHOUSE BALLROOM, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
January 17, 8 pm to 10 pm
An evening of Sparkle & Ice is a celebration with Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewinemakers and their VQA wines set in the gorgeous Ballrooms of the old Courthouse. Reds, whites and sparklings are paired with Icewine inspired tastings from the Signature Kitchen Chefs. Informative hosts will share their knowledge of wine and culinary until we head outside to the Icewine Village for an Icewine toast and fireworks under the winter sky . Tickets are $95 per person and available for purchase at niagaraonthelake.com or call 905-468-1950.
NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE ICEWINE VILLAGE
QUEEN STREET, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
January 18, 11 am to 5 pm & January 19, 12 pm to 5 pm
January 25, 11 am to 5 pm & January 26, 12 pm to 5 pm
Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into an enchanting winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual celebration of Icewine. The Icewine will flow as the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake pour Niagara’s liquid gold and the renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with savoury and sweet Icewine-inspired culinary creations. When it’s time to warm up your toes pop into one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Landmark Shops. Admission to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Icewine Village is free and samples by purchase of tokens. Both Food and Icewine samples are 1 token each. Tokens are $6.00 and glasses are $5.00.
FLASH AND PANACHE COCKTAIL COMPETITION
QUEEN STREET, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
January 18, 9 pm to 11 pm
Shaken, stirred, muddled and mixed. When Niagara-on-the-Lake’s mixologists include Icewine into their cocktail repertoire, exciting things happen. Only one person will take away the top honours, but we suggest you sample each cocktail and judge for yourself. This event has become a highlight of our festival— don’t miss this party! Admission to the Icewine Cocktail Competition is free, sampling by token.
WHITE ON ICE DINNER
THE COURTHOUSE, NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE
January 24, 7-10 PM
This year the format will be a progessive style dinner starting with a welcome reception with hor d’oeuvres in the Grand Ballroom at the Courthouse. Guests will then be driven in groups to 3 different restaurants for their next 3 courses with wine pairings for each course. All the groups will meet back on Queen St in the Icewine Village for dessert and an Icewine toast under the stars. Truly a night to remember. $150/per ticket. Visit niagaraonthelake.com or call 905-468-1950 for more details.
The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake encourage you to tour and taste responsibly. Please designate a driver who is not drinking or book with one of our local transportation partners. Click here for more information.
To experience all of our wineries, you’ll need a whole weekend. Why not book an overnight stay at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s fine hotels, inns or B&Bs? You may also wish to read up on the accommodation, dining and event packages available during the festival. Click here or call Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake at 905-468-1950 for details.
ICEWINE FESTIVAL GETAWAY – STARTING AT $295 PER PERSON*
OFFERED WEEKENDS IN JANUARY ONLY
Snow-draped vineyards and warm hospitality join forces in January during the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival. Weekend packages include accommodations, dining and events. For details visit niagaraonthelake.com or call Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake at 905-468-1950.