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Decadently Sweet and Savoury

Taste over 20 VQA wines matched with chocolate-infused dishes

February Weekends - 11am-5pm

Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing. Visit our wineries and taste over 20 VQA wines matched with chocolate-infused dishes – from classically sweet flavour combinations to unexpected surprises. A romantic celebration for two or a great reason for a girls’ getaway weekend!

The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol. Please note that your pass is valid every weekend in February, so you can come back and enjoy a few wineries every weekend rather than trying to fit them in all in one day. Winery staff reserve the right to refuse serving guests who are intoxicated or who clearly demonstrate they are over a reasonable limit.

If travelling with a group of 8 or more guests, please have your group organizer call ahead a minimum of 48 hours in advance to wineries you plan to visit to discuss appropriate timing.

PURCHASE TOURING PASS

Click here to print a list of 2020 participating wineries and tasting details.

The 2020 wine and food pairings are also listed below.

Touring passes are $55 per person (taxes and fees not included). Passes are valid for any of the four event weekends.

DESIGNATED DRIVER TOURING PASS

Valid for food offerings and non-alcoholic drinks only; limit one designated driver touring pass per purchase. Designated Driver passes are $30 (taxes and fees not included). Passes are valid for any of the four event weekends.

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

ACCOMMODATION PARTNERS

To experience all of our wineries, you’ll need more than one day. Why not book an overnight stay at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s fine hotels, inns or B&Bs? Click here or call Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake at 905-468-1950 for details.

2020 Days of Wine & Chocolate Pairings

Dietary legend: V = Vegetarian Ve = Vegan GF = Gluten free Please be aware that all chocolate pairings may contain traces of peanuts and/or other tree nuts. Wine Purchase Legend: W = Winery O = Online L = LCBO

Château des Charmes

2017 Atelier Red, Estate Grown & Bottled (W, O, L) paired with dark chocolate tart topped with Atelier Red and sour cherry jelly with smoked sea salt. (V)

Ferox by Fabian Reis

2017 Elements Rosé (W, O) paired with cocoa and buckwheat blini duck Confit and pomegranate. (GF)

Hare Wine Co.

2018 Jack Rabbit Red Cabernet Sauvignon (W) paired with seared flank steak topped with Jack Rabbit Red jelly, dark chocolate dust and Maldon sea salt. (GF)

Inniskillin

2018 Discovery Series P3 (Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir blend) (W, O) paired with passion fruit tart with lime and white chocolate. (V)

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

2017 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir (W, O) paired with dark chocolate chicken mole tostada. (GF)

Joseph’s Estate Winery

2019 Arancia skin-fermented white (W, O) paired with dark chocolate Panna Cotta shooters with mixed berry coulis.

Konzelmann Estate Winery

2018 Merlot Reserve (W, O) paired with a decadent, melt in your mouth 70% dark chocolate shortbread cookie created by Cafe Fifty-Four.

Lailey Winery

2016 Amabilis (W) paired with dark chocolate cherry cinnamon bark. (V)

Lakeview Wine Company

2017 Serenity Baco Noir (W, O, L) paired with a locally crafted dark chocolate Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine truffle. (V)

Marynissen Estates Winery

2016 Cabernet Merlot (W, O) paired with a duo of dueling doughnuts; one filled with a raspberry jam and drizzled lightly with white chocolate, the other with chocolate creme dusted with cocoa powder.

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery

2018 Balance Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with Cabernet Sauvignon infused vegan brownie bites with dark chocolate curl from our very own Benchmark Restaurant.

Palatine Hills Estate

2017 ‘1812’ Red (W, O) paired with cocoa Beef Bourguignon. Beef slowly braised in our famous 1812 Red with bacon, mushrooms, onions and rich unsweetened chocolate.

Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant

2017 Late Harvest Vidal (W, O) paired with a mouthwatering chocolate brownie drizzled in Late Harvest Vidal Caramel. (V)

Pillitteri Estates Winery

2015 Exclamation Merlot (W, O) paired with a dark chocolate Ganache tart with a raspberry duo. (V)

PondView Estate Winery

2017 Cabernet Merlot (W, O) paired with our delectable spiced cocoa rubbed pork back ribs with a rich and smooth chocolate infused BBQ sauce.

Queenston Mile Vineyard

2018 Mile High Sparkling Rosé (W, O) paired with Chef Rossco’s White Chocolate and Strawberry Trifle. Miles of white fluffy cream, fresh custard, homemade sponge cake and strawberries. (V)

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

2018 Sand & Gravel Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with a Chocolate dipped pretzel with mole spice.

Reif Estate Winery

2016 Estate Bottled Semillon (W, O) paired with a mini ravioli filled with white chocolate and parsnip in a brown butter truffle sauce.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery

2019 Gamay Nouveau (W, O) paired with chocolate infused BBQ pulled pork on a bao bun.

Small Talk Vineyards

2015 ‘Uplifting’ Cabernet Merlot paired with sea salt shortbread dipped in dark chocolate.

Southbrook Organic Vineyards

Canadian Framboise (W, O, L) paired with chocolate bread pudding, drizzled with chocolate/framboise sauce

Strewn Winery

2018 Strewn Robust Rose (W, O) paired with a chocolate cheesecake-filled strawberry garnished with chocolate wafer crumbs. (V, GF)

Trius Winery and Restaurant

2018 Trius Cabernet Franc (W, O, L) paired with Chef Dodd’s sweet chocolate & almond pretzel. (V)

Wayne Gretzky Estates

2016 Wayne Gretzky Estate Series Red (W, O) paired with a dark chocolate and chilli beef stew with Smoked Cheddar and sour cream with a cocoa nib.