Icewine Festival

Plan Your Getaway

January 2014

Engage all of your senses at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival. It’s a celebration of all things Icewine. With the range of community events as well as winery and restaurant events taking place over the entire month, you may have to make a return trip! The following pages offer event highlights and full event listings can be found at



Niagara-on-the-Lake Courthouse

January 17, 8 pm to 11 pm
An Icewine Cocktail greets you as you enter the grand, century-old courthouse ballroom for an exquisite evening of culinary creations and live entertainment. Prepared by Signature Kitchen Chefs, VQA wines paired with an Icewine-inspired menu will tempt your taste buds. Before the night ends, bundle up for the official Icewine toast in your own personal ice glass in the Icewine Village on Queen Street. Tickets are $95 per person and available for purchase at or call 905.468.1950.


Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village
QUEEN STREET, Niagara-on-the-Lake

January 18, 11 am to 5 pm
January 19, 12 pm to 5 pm
Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into an unforgettable winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual celebration of Icewine. The Icewine will flow as the 26 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake pour Canada’s liquid gold and the renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with savoury and sweet Icewine-inspired culinary creations. When it’s time to warm up your toes pop into one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Landmark Shops. Admission to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Icewine Village is free.


Flash & Panache: Icewine Cocktail Competition
Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake

January 18, 9 pm to 11 pm
Shaken, stirred, muddled and mixed. When Niagara-on-the-Lake’s mixologists include Icewine into their cocktail repertoire, exciting things happen! Only one person will take away the top honours, but we suggest you sample each cocktail and judge for yourself! This event has become a highlight of our festival— don’t miss this party! Admission to the Icewine Cocktail Competition 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.


Get Schooled in Cool
A Tasting with Canada's Icewine Insiders

January 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26
Meet the people behind our finest Icewines. Each in-depth tasting is hosted by a gifted winemaker who will lead you through a tasting of four Icewines. To book, call the applicable hosting winery. $25 per person.

Saturday, January 11th, 11 am at Jackson Triggs 905.468.4637
Saturday, January 11th, 2 pm at Reif Estate Winery 905.468.9463
Saturday, January 18th, 11 am at Trius Winery at Hillebrand 1.800.582.8412Saturday, January 18th, 2 pm at Stratus Vineyards 905.468.1806
Saturday, January 25th, 11 am at Niagara College Teaching Winery 905.641.2252
Saturday, January 25th, 2 pm at Peller Estates Winery 1.888.673.5537


Shop, Sip, Sample & Savour: Niagara-on-the-Lake Insider's tasting Pass
queen street, Niagara-on-the-Lake

January 25 and 26, 12 pm to 5 pm
Step inside the diverse settings of the Landmark Shops in the Heritage District and meet the merchants and wine experts of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Our Signature Kitchen Chefs have selected their favourite Icewine pairings for you to taste with Canada’s gift of nature. We can’t wait to welcome you inside! Order your Insider’s Pass at or call 905.468.1950 for full details.


Icebreakers Comedy Festival

January 25, 26
Local laughs at participating inns and eateries with a grand finale show on Saturday evening. Visit for show listings and ticket prices.




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 Events 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.




Snow-draped vineyards and warm hospitality join forces in January during the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival. Weekend packages include accommodations, dining and events. For details visit or call Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake at 905.468.1950.




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 download our Winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Country brochure with restaurant event listings. 


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