Sip & Sizzle

May 4, 2018 to May 6, 2018
May 11, 2018 to May 13, 2018
May 18, 2018 to May 20, 2018
May 25, 2018 to May 27, 2018

Between the Lines Winery, Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant, and more

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What could be better than a spring weekend afternoon with a few friends, a barbeque, and fine wine? Well how about if we do the hosting?*

Join us for Sip & Sizzle as over 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake each offer a unique grilled food and VQA wine pairing. It’s fun, relaxing, and a great way to discover the Wines of Niagara-on-the-Lake. And a great way to forget the winter we just endured. See you at our place!

* Please note Sip & Sizzle has now replaced the wine & herb touring event.


Click here to print a list of 2017 participating wineries and tasting details. Wine and food pairings for 2018 will be posted in April 2018.

This $45 (taxes and fees not included) touring pass entitles you, the holder, to one VQA wine tasting and food pairing at each of our member wineries and is valid May 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27 – 11am to 5pm

Transportation is not included but can be arranged with one of our official transportation partners.

Purchase Passes

Please note, if you’re travelling with a group of 8 or more guests, please call ahead to the wineries you plan to visit so that we may serve you better.


This $25 (taxes and fees not included) touring pass is valid for food offerings and non-alcoholic drinks only; limit one designated driver touring pass per purchase.


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&B’s? Click here or call Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake at 905-468-1950 for details.

2017 Sip & Sizzle Pairings

Please be aware that food pairings may contain peanuts and/or other tree nuts.
Château Des Charmes

2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Estate Grown & Bottled paired with a grilled prawn, shoot and sprout salad and citrus zest emulsion.

Coyotes Run Estate Winery

2016 Lambert Vineyard Riesling paired with a Chinese pulled pork marinated in Mama’s secret sauce with a mix of 20 spices and seasonings, stuffed in a seared flatbread and garnished with chopped coriander and capsicums.

The Hare Wine Co.

2016 Jack Rabbit White paired with grilled Halloumi cheese marinated in a mild & creamy curry sauce on a Naan wedge topped with Niagara peach.

Inniskillin Wines

2013 Reserve Shiraz Cabernet paired with a grilled chicken taco with chipotle and avocado.

Joseph's Estate Wines

2012 Riesling (off-dry) paired with a grilled asparagus, basil wrap with prosciutto.

Konzelmann Estate Winery

2015 Cabernet Sauvignon paired with braised veal cheek rillettes with parmesan and potato gnocchi in a garlic butter sauce created by 'Grill on King'.

Niagara College Teaching Winery

2013 Unoaked Chardonnay paired with forbidden Rice salad with grilled mushrooms, garlic toast crumble, white cheddar and leeks.

Peller Estates Winery

2015 Private Reserve Gamay Noir paired with a cabernet wild boar sausage on a bun, Quebec maple mustard, fried chili shallots, mustard seedlings.

Pillitteri Estates Winery

2015 Debbie Travis Pinot Grigio paired with caramelized grilled peach, burrata, and candied prosciutto on basil walnut crostini with Pinot Grigio reduction.

Pondview Estate Winery

2016 Cabernet Franc Rose, extra dry paired with “Asian Slaw Dogs” with tangy Asian slaw with hoisin, lime, cilantro and Pondview Double Gold Vidal Icewine, topped with Sriracha Mayo.

Rancourt Winery

2013 Signature Cabernet Merlot blend Noble Rouge paired with BBQ chicken wings braised in Harvest Barn's famous Vidalia onion sauce.

Reif Estate Winery

2015 River Road Cabernet paired with a grilled Chivap topped with roasted red pepper relish and quick pickled sweet onion.

Small Talk Vineyards

2013 Small Talk Vineyards “Goodnight” Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a charcuterie skewer served on grilled French bread.

Stratus Vineyards

2013 Kabang Red paired with grilled Caponata, salsa verde, Dukkha.

Strewn Winery

2015 Pinot Blanc Terroir paired with a Sizzling Sampler Trio: grilled zucchini brushed with OLiV Dill EVOO, pork scaloppini, applewood smoked cheddar on a cheese cracker.

Trius Winery at Hillebrand

2015 Trius Merlot paired with a spiced lamb Merguez sausage, spring slaw, honey, mint yogurt dressing.

Two Sisters Vineyards

2016 Sauvignon Blanc paired with a cod potato fritter with a grilled zucchini, tomato and basil salad.