Taste the Season

November 6, 2020 to November 8, 2020
November 13, 2020 to November 15, 2020
November 20, 2020 to November 22, 2020
November 27, 2020 to November 29, 2020

Château des Charmes, The Lakeview Wine Company, and more

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Taste the Season is Niagara-on-the-Lake’s must-do event in November! Celebrate the season’s bounty with exceptional VQA wines and Holiday-inspired food pairings at each of our member wineries.

Click here for the 2019 list of participating wineries and tasting details. [2020 PAIRING DETAILS WILL BE POSTED IN EARLY SEPTEMBER]


This $55 (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 November 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, and 27-29 – 11am to 5pm.




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

If travelling with a group of 8 or more guests, please have your group organizer call ahead a minimum of 48 hours in advance to wineries you plan to visit to discuss appropriate timing.


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 Designated Driver Touring Passes for $30 (taxes and fees not included). This touring pass is valid for food offerings and non-alcoholic drinks only; limit one designated driver touring pass per purchase.


2019 Taste the Season Pairings

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

2017 Pinot Noir, Estate Grown & Bottled (W, O, L) paired with thyme roasted woodland mushrooms with Ontario goat cheese. (V)

The Hare Wine Co.

2017 Crown Land Red (Cabernet Franc) (W) paired with grass-fed chopped beef brisket slider with Crown Land Red compote.

Inniskillin Wines

2017 Vidal Icewine (W, O, L) paired with beef brisket Pho, basil, house made Sriracha.

Joseph's Estate Wines

2017 Chardonnay Musqué (W, O) paired with sweet and smoked pulled pork on a bun, with a tangy Southern sauce and crispy onions.

Konzelmann Estate Winery

2017 Lakefront Series Riesling (W, O) paired with crispy fried chicken, drizzled with red Thai chili sauce topped with marinated cucumbers and micro greens in a steamed Bao bun.

Lailey Vineyards

2016 Zweigelt (W) paired with sliced mortadella, mozzarella cheese and Italian baguette with fresh cherry tomato on a skewer.

Marynissen Estate Winery

2015 Barrel Aged Chardonnay (W, O) paired with hearty gourmet Mac 'n' Cheese.
*Vegetarian option available.

Niagara College Teaching Winery

2018 Tom Thomson Algonquin Red (W, O) paired with tomato Parmesan galette with balsamic drizzle from Benchmark Restaurant. (V)

Peller Estates Winery

Ice Cuvée Classic (W, O, L) paired with Chef Parsons' Riesling pork sausage with Icewine choux croute and grainy mustard.

Pillitteri Estates Winery

2017 Team Canada Red (W, O) paired with traditional Italian meatballs in authentic marinara sauce and garlic crostini.

Pondview Estate Winery

2017 Sauvignon Blanc (W, O) paired with our Chef’s warm and comforting butter chicken complimented with fresh Naan bread.

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

2018 Sand & Gravel Chardonnay (W) paired with our five spice roasted pork shoulder / sweet and sour squash salad.

Reif Estate Winery

2018 Gewurztraminer (W, O) paired with 'Fifty-Four Bakery' pumpkin spice Macaron.

Small Talk Vineyards

2017 Gewurztraminer - Riesling (W, O) paired with Moksha Indian Bistro's two bite Samosas. (Ve)

Stratus Vineyards

2016 Stratus Weather Report Red (W, O) paired with autumn mushroom pie with leeks, caramelized onion and herbs. (V)

Strewn Winery

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with spiral cut ham, Swiss cheese & Dijon mustard on a harvest grain Ciabatta.

Trius Winery & Restaurant

2017 Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (W, O) paired with butternut squash soup with maple cream and candied walnuts.

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