Taste the Season

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

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 locally inspired VQA wine and food pairings at each of our member wineries.

Click here for the 2017 list of participating wineries and tasting details.


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 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, and 23-25 – 11am to 5pm.




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

2017 Taste the Season Pairings

Please be aware that food pairings may contain peanuts and/or other tree nuts. PLEASE NOTE: The 2018 wine and food pairings will be updated in October.
Château Des Charmes

2015 Pinot Noir, Estate Grown & Bottled (W, O, L) paired with a smoked chili spiced meat ball with tomato fondue and parmigianino.

The Hare Wine Co.

2016 Crown Land White (W) paired with sweet roasted carrot & coriander soup.

Hinterbrook Estate Winery

2013 Merlot (W, O) paired with beef Impromptu done in a slow cooked stew style, finished with herbs and spices.

Inniskillin Wines

2015 Vidal Icewine (W,O, L) paired with Icewine bacon and aged cheddar grilled cheese with garden tomato chutney.

Konzelmann Estate Winery

2015 Shiraz (W, O) paired with hickory smoked brisket stuffed mac & cheese croquette, drizzled with buttermilk ranch and topped with baby onion sprouts.

Lailey Vineyards

2014 Dry Late Harvest Riesling (W) paired with California roll with avocado, cucumber and crabmeat, wrapped in vinegared rice and seaweed.

Marynissen Estate Winery

2015 Platinum Chardonnay (W) paired with a warm corn and red pepper bisque with crispy cheddar crostini.

Palatine Hills Estate Winery

2012 Neufeld Vineyard Chardonnay (W, O) paired with holiday turkey pie: buttery pastry filled with turkey stew and topped with mashed potatoes, stuffing and cranberry.

Peller Estates Winery

2016 Private Reserve Gamay Noir (W, O) paired with smoked pork and Muscovy duck pate, herb Merlot jam, black pepper compressed apple slaw.

Pillitteri Estates Winery

2015 Canada 150 Select Late Harvest Vidal (W,O) - limited edition paired with a cinnamon candied pecan crusted pumpkin cookie.

Pondview Estate Winery

2013 Premium Reserve Bella Terra Meritage (W, O) paired with gourmet poutine: slow cooked pulled brisket in a red wine gravy topped with cheese curds over pillowy soft gnocchi.

Rancourt Winery

2013 Chardonnay (W, O) paired with tender and delicious pulled pork slider, slowly braised in Harvest Barn's Signature Apple Cinnamon BBQ Sauce.

Reif Estate Winery

2016 River Road Riesling Gewurztraminer $13.75 (W, O, L) paired with 'Schnitzel and Strudels' gherkin soup.

Small Talk Vineyards

2012 “Conversation” Pinot Noir (W, O) paired with vegan Banh Mi Sliders on focaaccia.

Stratus Vineyards

2015 Stratus Weather Report Chardonnay (W, O) paired with "Fat Chance" smoked salmon.

Strewn Winery

Riesling Winemaker's Art 2015 (W, O) with a Seasonal Sampler Trio: smoked trout on rye crisp, Thai pork ball, fig & onion spread on mozzarella.

Trius Winery at Hillebrand

2016 Trius Chardonnay (W, O, L) paired with fresh and smoked salmon cones, crème fraiche, pickled red onion, dill pumpernickel soil.

Two Sisters Vineyards

2013 Eleventh Post Meritage, Niagara River VQA (W, O) paired with prosciutto wrapped gorgonzola and arugula stuffed dates with a balsamic drizzle.

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