Days of Wine, Chocolate & Cheese logo

March 2022

Indulge in these perfect pairings

Three Weekends in March 2022

Enjoy Wine, Chocolate and Cheese Experiences from Over Fifteen Wineries.

Days of Wine, Chocolate and Cheese PREMIUM TASTING PASSES

Weekend One-MARCH 11, 12, 13 2022

Weekend Two-MARCH 18, 19, 20 2022

Weekend Three-MARCH 25, 26, 27 2022

New time, new format and CHEESE! Yes, when we welcome you back to Niagara-on-the-Lake for our next tasting pass program, it will be a delicious new experience. We are setting aside the last three weekends of March to present food and wine pairings with the customary chocolate, and now our wineries can include cheese too! Read the listings below to see what combinations they’ve created!

What’s more, Days of Wine, Chocolate and Cheese offers a new, more flexible format while ensuring that visits are exclusive, reserved, and safe. The $75 (plus tax and service fee) tasting pass entitles you to reserve FOUR WINERY TASTINGS on ANY of the nine event dates in March (listed above). You can choose from over 15 of our partner wineries that will each offer an exclusive on-site winery experience. And for the first time, you will also have the option to purchase additional tastings beyond the base four, if you choose.

Individual winery tasting experiences must be booked in advance at either 11:00am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm, subject to availability – but they no longer need to be all the same day! You may spread out your tastings on multiple calendar days if you wish. 

* PLEASE NOTE - Due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols, we have reduced the number of tasting pass holders that will be at any one winery at any one time, in keeping with capacity restrictions. Visits will be more relaxed and in-depth with an increased focus on the pairing. Our goals is to ensure our tastings are exclusive, reserved, and safe. COVID-19 precautions and proof of vaccination are required at all locations. 

Days of Wine, Chocolate and Cheese exclusive passports are available on our website, beginning February 9, 2022 until they sell out.

You will reserve your four individual tastings at the time of purchase, and these will be confirmed by email afterwards. Your passport includes four tastings; your choice of tasting is not guaranteed. Be sure to reserve tastings early to avoid disappointment. Descriptions of all available tastings are listed below.

Château des Charmes
Perfectly Paired

Wine and chocolate are natural partners, both are true expressions of their creator. You will be guided through a selection of Niagara crafted chocolates from Chocolate Etc. paired with three single vineyard Château des Charmes wines. Learn how texture is just as important as flavour in finding the perfect match. Includes three chocolates and three perfectly paired wines

De Simone Vineyards
The Tiramisu Experience!

Enjoy our Tiramisu Experience! One bite of this tiramisu and you will be transported to Southern Italy, where the air is warm and inviting with “mountainesk” views of lush vineyards and olive trees. Come and experience Mama De Simone’s rich, decadent, family recipe, paired with our award winning 2018 Cabernet Franc!

Inniskillin
Icewine with Chocolate Cheesecake

Cabernet Franc Ice Wine with Dark chocolate cheesecake with Blue Cheese sprinkles

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate
Chardonnay with Cheese

Grand Reserve Chardonnay with Gunn’s Hill cheese from 5 brothers and Queens Bee cheese (100 % sheep milk) from Blyth’s Farms.

Konzelmann Estate Winery
A Batch Made in Heaven

Enjoy an Oreo Cheesecake Chimney Cake complete with homemade cheesecake icing topped with oreo crumble (courtesy of our friends at Budapest Bakeshop) paired with our Barrel Aged Chardonnay.

Lakeview Wine Company
Sweet, Savoury & Serenity

Relax and unwind with the Lakeview Wine Co. team as you sip on a glass of Serenity Cabernet Merlot. Paired perfectly with gorgonzola drizzled with local honey and a bite of delectable dark chocolate.

Marynissen Estates Winery
The Comfort Flight

Four food & wine pairings, hosted by our wine lovers! Brie & French Onion, Mac & Cheese, Red Wine Brownie, and a dark chocolate inspired dessert! All thoughtfully paired with 4 different estate wines.

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery
Double the joy!

Try two delicious wines paired with two distinct specially made food pairings while you learn about wine and food pairing principles. Balance Fortified Muscat paired with a Muscat Dipped Lady Finger Cookie and Mascarpone chocolate Mousse is our sweet pairing, whereas the savory pairing is the new Balance Malbec paired with Grilled Polenta with Pulled C

Palatine Hills Estate
Yes Shanks!

Dark chocolate braised lamb shanks, served on a bed of sweet citrus cous cous and perfectly paired with our 24 month barrel aged, 2018 Wild & Free Cabernet Merlot

Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant
You Had Me at Merlot

Join us in the Estate Room at Peller Estates where you’ll experience a decadent pairing with one of our wine experts. Executive Chef Jason Parsons is whipping up a Merlot Chocolate Decadence Cake with a sponge toffee crumb, blackberries, and fresh basil and we’ve matched it with our Private Reserve Merlot, an experience you won’t want to miss.

Pillitteri Estates Winery
Gianduia

A decadent delight of chocolate hazelnut on house dough, topped with mascarpone, fresh fruits, honey, mint and roasted peanuts.  Paired with Team Canada Vidal Icewine.

Reif Estate Winery
Cupids Arrow- Chocolate Cherry, Chili Gouda, Parmesan Shortbread

Let your taste buds dance with our Sparkling Riesling paired with a Rosemary Parmesan Shortbread, our crowd pleaser Shiraz paired with a Chilli pepper Gouda, and finish with our one of a kind Vinea paired with Chocolate covered cherries!

Queenston Mile Vineyard
Menage a trois!

A sensory experience like no other.  Enjoy a hand crafted chocolate truffle from Willow Cakes & Pastries alongside a sample Triple Crème Brie and our 2018 Mile High Sparkling Rose.  Taste them alone and then enjoy the experience together – a real menage a trois! Finish up outside around our fire pit roasting marshmallows!

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
Bacon Sea Salt Cheesecake Bars with Icewine

Taste our Cabernet Franc Icewine perfectly paired with a bacon sea salt chocolate cheesecake bar. Indulge with this sweet and savoury bar as it is balanced with the sweet and acidity of our award winning Icewine.

Trius Winery and Restaurant
The Ultimate Creamy Pairing

Get ready to indulge with our Distinction Barrel Fermented Chardonnay paired perfectly with Executive Chef Frank Dodd’s Creamed Parsnip and Potato Soup, garnished with Decadent Shaved White Chocolate. This will be a warm hug for your taste buds that will not disappoint!

Wayne Gretzky Estates
Melting onto the Ice(wine)

Stop by Wayne Gretzky Estates for a pairing of our award-winning Cabernet Franc Icewine with melted Raclette cheese. The Raclette wheel is heated until sizzling, then scraped onto your place along some favorite garnishes. You won’t be disappointed by this divine duo because when it comes to Raclette, there’s no greater pairing than Icewine!