Taste the Season

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FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS in November 2015 FROM 11 AM TO 5 PM

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.  Dates for 2015 will be:

Wkd 1: Nov 4-6

Wkd 2: Nov 11-13

Wkd 3: Nov 18-20

Wkd 4: Nov 22-27

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designated driver touring pass

Designated Driver Touring Pass: Valid for food offerings and non-alcoholic drinks only; limit one designated driver touring pass per purchase.

 
 
 

 
 
 

2014 Pairings

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

BETWEEN THE LINES
2012 Lemberger
Harvest Classic:  Venison Goulash, Braised Red Cabbage with Cherries and Buttery Spatzle


PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY
2012 Cabernet Merlot
Spiral of Beef on Infused Quinoa enhanced with Raspberry Preserve and Merlot Wine Reduction

CATTAIL CREEK ESTATE WINERY
2010 Estate Series Pinot Noir

Mixed Wild Mushroom Risotto drizzled with handcrafted Rosemary Oil and topped with Shaved Parmesan


PELLER ESTATES WINERY
2012 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc
Carmelized Onion Pulled Pork with Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Compote on a Peppercorn and Shallot Focaccia

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
Brut Sparkling Wine
Brown Butter Roasted Squash and Dijon Mascarpone Strudel


PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY
2012 Oak Aged Chardonnay
Chef Collin Goodine's Savoury Sage and Squash Soup

COYOTE'S RUN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Cabernet Merlot
Open Faced Focaccia Charcuterie Stack with a Tomato Basil Chutney


 

PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY
2012 Bella Terra Cabernet Franc
5 Bean Chili with Pulled Pork and Ground Beef on an open-face Mini Ciabatta Bun

DIAMOND ESTATES - THE WINERY
2013 EastDell Estates Black Label Barrel Aged Chardonnay
Creamy Autumn Potato and Sweet Leek Bisque, Made with Full Country Cream and Aged White Cheddar


RANCOURT
2009 Merlot
Garlic Teriyaki Oven-Roasted Chicken Wing


HINTERBROOK ESTATE WINERY
2011 Cabernet/Merlot
Slow-Cooked Shredded Steak and Fusili Compote


RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
2012 Ravine Chardonnay
Chicken and Biscuits:  Farm Chicken Stew with Foraged Mushrooms, Autumn Vegetables and Ravine Puff Pastry Biscuits

INNISKILLIN WINES
2012 Vidal Icewine
Carmelized Onion Tart with Ontario Goat Cheese and Thyme


REIF ESTATE WINERY
2009 'Back Vintage' Riesling Icewine
Jalapeno Pepper Flatbread topped with Niagara Pear, Brie and Icewine Apricot Glaze

 JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY
2012 Niagara Estate Grand Reserve Riesling
Cold  Water Shrimp Jambalaya with House Cured Taso ham


RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
 Golden Beet Salad, Yohgurt Dill Dressing with Roasted Hazelnuts

JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINES
2008 Caroline Gamay Rose
Nutella Opera Slice


SMALL TALK VINEYARDS
2013 Riesling
Harking back to our ethnic roots – handmade Speculaas, A Dutch Cookie, with Nutmeg, Allspice, Mace and other Delectable Spices and brushed Almond Spread

 

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Slow Cooked Black Angus Alberta Beef topped with PEI Lobster


SOUTHBROOK VINEYARDS
2012 Triomphe Cab Franc
Duck Confit/Pear and Brie Phyllo Tart

LAILEY VINEYARD
2013 Cabernet Merlot
Rustic pork terrine with maple smoked bacon and cranberry compote


 STRATUS VINEYARDS
2011 Kabang Red
Treadwell ‘ Farm to Table’ Tortière

MARYNISSEN ESTATES WINERY
2013 Red Blend
Sundried tomato and olive tapenade on French bread


STREWN WINERY
2007 Riesling (Dry) Library Release
Seasonal Trio:  Harvest Vegetable Terrine, Fig, Pear & Orange Compote on Cured Meat, Aged Ontario Cheddar

NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY
2012 Dean's List Prodigy Icewine
Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Chocolate Crust and Ginger Cream


 TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND
2013 Trius Cabernet Franc
Spiced Quinoa with Chorizo Sausage and a Vine Tomato Sauce 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

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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 new Desginated Driver Touring Passes (see Purchase Tickets for more details), or book with one of our local transportation partners. Click here for more information.

 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 

dine in Canada's #1 Food and Wine Destination

Any one of the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake could be the perfect pairing to your Taste the Season touring experience.  Click here to find a list of dining establishments.

 
 
 

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