Snow crunching under your boots. Savoury scents tempting you to taste. The sweet taste of liquid gold sipped from a glass made of freshly carved ice. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival will engage all of your senses during this celebration of all things Icewine. It doesn’t matter if you are a wine enthusiast or a cocktail fan, a foodie or a music lover; there’s sure to be an event that speaks to your passion while offering an unforgettable Icewine experience. The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival is one of the four month-long events offered during Winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country. Click here for details about Winter in Wine Country.
There's A lot happening in January
Click here and access our Events Calendar to see all of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival event listings, including events taking place at wineries and restaurants. Or, click here to download our Winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country brochure for event listings on pages 5 to 11.
Get Schooled in Cool: A Tasting with Canada’s Icewine Insiders
Meet the men and women behind Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest Icewines. Each in-depth tasting in this series is hosted by a gifted Icewinemaker who will lead you through a sampling of at least four of their perfectly sweet Icewines. In addition to leading the tastings, Icewinemakers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about this unique product. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn more from some of Canada’s leading Icewine insiders. Space is limited. To book, call the hosting winery. Admission is $25 per person
Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village
Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into a winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual Icewine celebration. Set to the soundtrack of Canadian Jazz, the Icewine will flow as the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake pour liquid gold. The renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with Icewine-inspired culinary creations. Admire the sparkling ice sculptures and when it is time to warm up, pop into one of Queen Street’s cozy shops. Admission is free.
Flash & Panache: Icewine Cocktail Competition
Shaken, stirred, muddled or mixed; when the mavericks of the Niagara-on-the-Lake cocktail scene incorporate Icewine into their repertoire magical things happen. In a nod to the versatility of Icewine some of Icewine country’s most celebrated mixologists will shake things up as they compete to create Niagara-on-the-Lake’s best Icewine cocktail. As the judges take on the task of awarding top honours, you’ll have the opportunity to sample the Icewine cocktails and sample creative food pairings served up by local restaurants. Canada’s culinary capital will be burning up as these one-of-a-kind Icewine cocktails are served up with a healthy dose of flash and panache. Presented by Signature Kitchen Chefs. Admission is free.
Click here to download the innovative Icewine cocktails featured at the 2013 Flash & Panache: Icewine Cocktail Competition, including the winner of the coveted Icewine Cup.
Shop, Sip, Sample & Savour: Niagara-on-the-Lake Insider's tasting Pass
Step inside the diverse settings of the Landmark Shops in the Heritage District and enjoy Icewine poured by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Visit the Old Court House to be treated to culinary presentations by the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake and live jazz. We can't wait to welcome you inside! Click here to order your Insider's Pass or call 905.468.1950 for full details.
Check out this video and feast your eyes on all of the upcoming Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival action!
Want to see more? You’ll just have to come to Niagara-on-the-Lake (Ice)wine country and see it all for yourself! Use our Event Calendar to search our full event listings.
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 starting at $295 per person (plus applicable taxes). Click here or call Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake at 905.468.1950 for details.
ICEWINE FESTIVAL GETAWAY - STARTING AT $295*
OFFERED WEEKENDS OF JANUARY Only
Snow-draped vineyards and warm hospitality join forces in January during the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival. Weekend packages include the ‘Get Schooled in Cool’ tasting seminars and an Icewine inspired dinner. Plus, each weekend features a unique Festival experience. Choose from elegant hotels to luxurious inns and cosy B&Bs. Also ask us about our Winter in Wine Country getaways for November, December and February.
‘Get Schooled in Cool’ – Tasting Seminars with Canada’s Icewine Insiders
Overnight accommodation, including breakfast
Icewine inspired dinner at a Signature Kitchens restaurant
‘Village on Ice’
Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village and Icewine Cocktail Competition
'Heritage District on Ice'
Sip Icewine while browsing the Heritage District's diverse Landmark Shops
To book or for more details, contact Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake by calling 905.468.1950.
*All prices are per person based on double occupancy. Applicable taxes extra. Prices subject to change in 2013.
Click here to find our list of dining establishments we have grown to love. Any one could be the perfect pairing for your Icewine Festival experience. For Icewine Festival event listings visit our Events Calendar or click here to download our Winter in Wine Country Brochure. Restaurant event listings can be found on pages 10 and 11.