Indulge in these perfect pairings

Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in February 2023

Choose Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Experiences from Twenty Wineries!

Weekend One- February 3-5, 2023

Weekend Two- February 10-12, 2023

Weekend Three- February 17-19, 2023

Weekend Four- February 24-26, 2023

Join us this February for our Chocolate & Cheese touring pass program! We are excited to invite you to visit and taste at our twenty winery properties over four weekends in February. To maintain capacity control and minimize crowds and wait times, you may visit a maximum of eight wineries for tastings in one day.

 Guests may choose from an Individual Tasting Pass (16 tastings for per person, $75 plus tax and service fee) or a Couple’s Pass (16 tastings per couple, $75 plus tax and service fee). Again, these passes give you access to all properties with a maximum of eight winery tastings in one day. In other words, both passes are for a maximum of sixteen tastings. If you want to taste at all twenty properties, you can add extra tastings to your passes. A couple tasting at eight wineries in one day would use one Couple’s Pass completely. An individual would need at least two days to visit all wineries. But whether Individual or Couple, you can also spread your visits out over the four three-day weekends and just visit two or three wineries at a time.

Tastings will be available from 11:00am to 5:00pm. When purchasing your passes, you will indicate the wineries you wish to visit and on what date. (You are no longer required to book a specific time for your visit.) 

* if you are tasting in groups larger than eight, please call each winery BEFORE you arrive in order for them to make preparations for your group.

Chocolate & Cheese passports are available on our website early January 2023, and numbers are limited, so they will sell out. Reservations will close at 6 am the day before event date. We also have designated driver passes available at a discounted rate available on the ticketing website.

You will reserve your winery selection when you purchase your passports, and these will be confirmed by email afterwards. Descriptions of all available tastings are listed below.


Niagara Holiday Rentals
Icewine Festival
Winemakers Pass

Bella Terra Vineyards
Japanese Cheesecake at Bella Terra

Enjoy our house-made Japanese cheesecake dipped in semi-sweet chocolate, accented with cherry jam and paired perfectly with our Bella Terra Red. The soft tannins of the dark chocolate balance the tannic structure of the wine, while the vibrant cherry flavour enhances the intense fruit the Bella Terra Red exhibits on the palate.

Château des Charmes
Puffs and Bubbles

A match made in heaven that is sure to brighten your day. Enjoy a traditional cheese puff or gougeres, masterfully paired with our Brut Sparkling wine. The puff is made with tapioca starch (making it Gluten Free) and all natural local ingredients, filled with truly Canadian, Oka cheese. All thanks to our brilliant friends at Paz bakery

De Simone Vineyards
Death by Toffee Trifle

A decadent and rich toffee, carmel, and chocolate trifle (just like Nona makes it!) paired with our lively and elegant Fume Blanc.

Inniskillin
Pep in your step

Smoked cheddar and black peppercorn “nacho cheese” sauce, with yellow corn tostada, shredded cabbage, chopped onion, and house made chorizo.  Paired with our Reserve Shiraz-Cabernet.

Ironwood Cider House
Goat Cheese & Honey

Cranberry Goats Cheese Crostini with spiced pumpkin seeds and honey paired with our 2015 Vidal Icewine.

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate
Wine & Chili

Description: Enjoy our Grand Reserve Merlot paired with a hearty dark chocolate & merlot infused chili.  Topped with smoked garlic sour cream and fresh green onion.   

Konzelmann Estate Winery
You Dessert The Best

Enjoy a luscious mini chocolate and caramel cheesecake from Willow Cakes and Pastries paired with our 2021 Merlot Barrel Aged Reserve.

Lakeview Wine Company
Creamy Caramel

All things smooth, rich and delicious. The velvety smooth Lakeview Wine Co. Barrel Aged Chardonnay is the star of this pairing. Dark chocolate dipped salted caramel highlights the brown sugar and vanilla notes of the wine, while a caramelized onion Abbots Gold Cheddar accentuates the buttery finish. 

Marynissen Estates Winery
Cozy Comfort Pairing

Taste our 2020 Heritage Collection Nanny’s Blend (Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Cabernet Sauvignon) paired with Caramelized Onion & Blue Cheese Tart.

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery
You’ve Goat To Be Kidding Me

Ontario Goat Cheese with Smoked Beet Bruschetta, Rosemary and Cocoa Nib Balsamic paired with our 2019 Balance Cabernet Franc.

Palatine Hills Estate
This is da BOMBA!

Deep-fried potato dumpling stuffed with a chocolate chilli alongside our Lakeshore Red

Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant
Bubbles and Bark  

House made Valentine’s Day themed chocolate bark paired with our Ice Cuvee Rose. The perfect pairing for Valentine’s Day!

Pillitteri Estates Winery
The Parfait Pair

Chocolate hazelnut and honey whipped mascarpone parfait topped with peanuts, mint, and mixed berries. Parfait-ly paired with our Market Collection Vidal Select Late Harvest to bring out the best in the wine and parfait!

Queenston Mile Vineyard
Vacation is all I ever Wanted!

Escape the winter and travel with us to sunny Mexico with a dark chocolate chilli and our newly released 2020 Mile Red, a Syrah dominant blend with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that brings out all things HOT and spicy in this savoury pairing

Reif Estate Winery
Love is in the Air

Indulge in a flight including our latest Empress Sparkling Chardonnay paired with sparkling wine chips, The Magician Shiraz Pinot paired with aged cheddar, and Vinea liqueur paired with a savoury dark chocolate with cranberries!

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
Cheetos Bacon Mac n’ Cheese

Homemade creamy Bacon Mac n’ Cheese topped with crunchy Cheetos paired with our newly released 2020 Barrel 81 Cabernet Merlot.    

Shiny Apple Cider, Home of Fresh Wines
Indulgent Duo

Flavours of ripe red berries, plum and black cherry in our FRESH Merlot are a perfect pairing with a decadent dark chocolate brownie, topped with a cream cheese ganache.

Strewn Winery
“Rarebit” on Pumpernickel

Cheese “Rarebit” on Pumpernickel with our 2018 Meritage Canadian Oak.

Trius Winery and Restaurant
Indulge with Trius

Indulge your senses and savour our “love”-ly Trius Distinction Cabernet Sauvignon divinely paired with Chef Frank Dodd’s delectable Chocolate Brownie Pretzel Bar. Cupid approved—it’s a match made in heaven!

Wayne Gretzky Estates
Let’s Taco ‘bout Love

Let’s Taco ‘bout Love, and celebrate Wine, Cheese, Chocolate, & Valentine’s Day. Nothing will turn up the heat quite like our Spicy Bittersweet Chocolate, Pepita, and Black Bean Mole Sauce served over Zesty Cheese Nacho with Crumbled Cotija Cheese. Paired with our Gretzky Estates 2021 vintage Rosé. Let’s celebrate love together this February.