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.


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.

2018 Sip & Sizzle Pairings

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

2017 Rosé or Outset Sparkling Pink (W,O) paired with grilled lamb brochette with a tangy herb de provence glaze.

Château Des Charmes

2016 Rosé, Cuvée d’Andrée, Estate Grown & Bottled (W,O,L) paired with house smoked salmon on an herb scone with cranberry compote.

Coyotes Run Estate Winery

2016 Positivity (W,O) paired with Smokin’ Buddha’s sizzling beef slider, garnished with pickled carrot and daikon, cucumber, okonomi, mayo and a sprinkle of coriander. Vegetarian option available.

The Hare Wine Co.

2016 Frontier Chardonnay (W,O) paired with mushroom and goat cheese dumpling with roasted garlic aioli. (V)

Hinterbrook Estate Winery

2016 Traveller's Riesling (W,O) paired with grilled shrimp with pickled garden root vegetables, spicy citrus, lime and sweet basil.

Inniskillin Wines

2015 Reserve Cabernet Franc (W,O) paired with Ontario beef brisket red wine BBQ sauce.

Joseph's Estate Wines

2014 Proprietor’s Reserve Riesling (W,O) paired with grilled sweet heat chicken satay.

Konzelmann Estate Winery

2016 Lakefront Series Baco Noir 2 (W,O) paired with a bourbon glazed hickory smoked maple bacon wrapped chicken drumettes.

Lailey Vineyard Winery

2013 Sauvignon Blanc Fumé (W) paired with freshly sliced prosciutto wrapped smoked provolone on a baguette.

Niagara College Teaching Winery

2016 Sauvignon Blanc (W,O) paired with smoked white bean hummus with grilled Niagara eggplant "bomba" on crostini. (V, Ve, GF available)

Palatine Hills Estate Winery

2012 Vidal Icewine (W,O) paired with S'mores Pie: chocolate cream cheese, chocolate graham and toasted marshmallows.

Peller Estates Winery

2014 Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with our house-made lamb and balsamic mint sausage.

Pillitteri Estates Winery

2016 Gewurztraminer Riesling Fusion (W, O, L) paired with a 16-hour BBQ pulled pork shoulder tostada with queso fresco, avocado aioli and spicy Gewurztraminer pickled napa cabbage. (GF)

Pondview Estate Winery

2016 Semi Dry Riesling (W, O) paired with the best sandwich combination this side of Havana - grilled Cubano mojo pork slider on a brioche bun.

Reif Estate Winery

2016 Pinot Noir (W, O) paired with 'Kaiser Haus' grilled chicken and sun-dried tomato sausage bite.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery

2016 Bianco Riesling Gewurztraminer (W,O) paired with Japanese gyoza, fried pork dumplings topped with wasabi mayo and soy.

Small Talk Vineyards

2016 “RSVP” Pinot Gris (W, O) paired with apple, aged cheddar & grilled onion jam puff pastry.

Stratus Vineyards

2016 Wildass Sauvignon Blanc (L) paired with 'Backhouse' Dip Dip Egg & Asparagus: fried egg white mousse, saffron, grilled asparagus.

Strewn Winery

2014 Gewurztraminer (W, O) paired with a Sizzling Sampler Trio: Tandori chicken, grilled pineapple & vegetable samosa.

Trius Winery at Hillebrand

2016 Trius Cabernet Sauvignon (W,O,L) paired with Chef Dodd's pastrami beef panini with swiss cheese and saurkraut.