Taste the Season

November 1, 2019 to November 3, 2019
November 8, 2019 to November 10, 2019
November 15, 2019 to November 17, 2019
November 22, 2019 to November 24, 2019

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 2018 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 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, and 22-24 – 11am to 5pm.




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

2018 Taste the Season Pairings

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

2016 Merlot Reserve (W, O) paired with our Harvest Plate: beef goulash with späztle, and braised red cabbage.

Château Des Charmes

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Grown & Bottled (W, O, L) paired with a mini shepherd's pie.

Coyote's Run Estate Winery

2015 Aria-Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot (W, O) paired with Café Gatti’s Hungarian Goulash (Gulyás); tender beef and autumn vegetables sautéed in 2015 Aria with traditional sweet Hungarian paprika.

The Hare Wine Co.

2017 Crown Land White (W) paired with braised beef wonton with ginger-honey sauce.

Hinterbrook Estate Winery

2015 Merlot (W) paired with sautéed steak bites with mushroom, onion and spiced with black pepper.

Inniskillin Wines

2017 Vidal Icewine (W, O, L) paired with Vidal onion soup with Niagara gold crouton.

Joseph's Estate Wines

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with an Autumn Harvest Tart featuring Crisp bacon, fresh sautéed mushrooms with a creamy mozza stuffing.

Konzelmann Estate Winery

2017 Pinot Grigio Lakefront Series (W, O) paired with buttermilk brined fried chicken, coated in Louisiana butter sauce, topped with house-made ranch dressing and arugula micro greens.

Lailey Vineyards

2013 Chardonnay Third Curiosity (W) paired with homemade butter tart.

The Lakeview Wine Co.

2016 EastDell Pinot Noir (W, O) paired with a thyme and mushroom tart with fig marmalade and blue cheese.

Niagara College Teaching Winery

2015 Balance Pinot Noir (W, O) paired with applewood smoked pork with Ontario cranberry beans, and Benchmark housemade BBQ sauce.

Palatine Hills Estate Winery

2017 Palatine Hills 1812 Red (W, O) paired with Spicy Buffalo Chicken featuring creamy chicken, carrots and celery in flaky pastry drizzled with blue cheese aioli.

Peller Estates Winery

2016 Peller Reserve Merlot (W, O) paired with curried lamb, butternut squash and lentil stew.

Pondview Estate Winery

2017 Lot 74 Sparkling Brut (W, O) paired with All Day Sparkling Brunch featuring chicken & waffles drizzled with a holiday-spiced strawberry icewine glaze.

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

2017 Sand & Gravel Chardonnay (W, O, L) paired with chicken and shiitake mushroom sausage on grilled sourdough with roasted garlic aioli.

Reif Estate Winery

2017 Shiraz (W, O) paired with black pepper, truffle and parmesan popcorn.

Small Talk Vineyards

2015 Big Ideas Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with local handmade charcuterie sampler.

Stratus Vineyards

2014 Stratus Weather Report Red (W, O) paired with a lemon & chicken tourtière with crunchy mustard.

Strewn Winery

2017 Riesling (W, O) paired with a Seasonal Sampler Trio: vegetable spring roll, edamame spread on beet cracker, orange KitKat®. (V)

Trius Winery & Restaurant

2016 Trius Barrel Fermented Chardonnay (W, O, L) paired with creamed Ontario mushroom soup with sour cream and chives.

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