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One Weekend. Decades of History.

A Weekend-Long Celebration of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Region

April 17, 18 & 19, 2020

The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake have been closely monitoring developments regarding Covid-19 and in light of the most recent updates, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Dig Our Roots appellation celebration, originally scheduled to take place at our member properties on April 17 to 19.

We will be issuing full refunds on all previously purchased tickets. All refunds will be processed through EzTix and we appreciate your patience as this might take some time. We thank you for your understanding as we navigate our way through these unprecedented and challenging times.

Dig Our Roots is a celebration of the Niagara-on-the-Lake appellation. Join us every April as our member wineries open their doors and offer unique and immersive experiences that showcase our wines, our winemakers and our terroir like never before.

Visit our wineries and immerse yourself in our appellation while you unearth what makes this place and our wines so special. Don’t miss this opportunity to explore the birthplace of modern Canadian winemaking and experience the history, diversity and quality we have to offer.

Download our WEEKEND AT A GLANCE  schedule for an overview of all experiences offered during the Dig Our Roots weekend and to create your own personalized itinerary. All experiences are individually priced and to be booked a la carte. Click on each experience for more information and to purchase tickets. 

April 17, 2020

Ferox by Fabian Reis
A step back in time

$40.00

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Join us for a journey back in time as our winemaker Fabian Reis takes you from “Our Roots” to the inception of FEROX Winery, highlighting some of his unique winemaking preferences in a vertical wine tasting of 2016 and 2017 Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc vintages. Light but unique food pairings will be served with each wine!

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April 18, 2020

Inniskillin
Everything you want to learn about Icewine

$45.00

11:00am - 12:30pm

From frozen grapes to glass, still or sparkling, sweet or savory, young or old – we’ve got them covered! Come join us for an interactive Icewine tasting flight paired with Estate culinary delights. During the tasting, you will discover how our frozen Vidal grapes transform into Icewine. You will also experience the difference a glass can make, and more!

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Château des Charmes
Canada’s First Vinifera Vine

$30.00

11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Chris Robinson, for a walk amongst the vines where Canada’s first vinifera vine was born, Gamay Noir ‘Droit’. Discovered by Paul Bosc Sr. in the early 80’s, Château des Charmes holds International Planters Breeders rights and is the only winery in the world who can grow this vine or make this wine. A vertical tasting of Gamay Noir ‘Droit’ will follow.

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Marynissen Estates Winery
The Roots of Cabernet Sauvignon

$69.95

11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn the story of cool climate Cabernet Sauvignon with winemaker Mitchell McCurdy featuring back, current and future vintages and taste the difference terroir makes.

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Lakeview Wine Company
The Art of Wine & Charcuterie: How to create the perfect Charcuterie board to impress your guests!

$30.00

11:00am - 12:30pm

Learn how to create the perfect Charcuterie experience! Impress your guests through proper placement of your Charcuterie board elements. Then let us lead you through a tasting of premium Niagara wines to learn how to make impeccable pairings. You’ll learn how to pair bold red wines, light zesty whites, plus sparkling and dessert wine.

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Southbrook Organic Vineyards
Discover Single Vineyard Wines from the Laundry Vineyard

$45.00

11:00am - 12:30pm

Join Southbrook Proprietor Bill Redelmeier as he walks you through a special selection of our Single Vineyard Wines from Heather Laundry’s vineyard.

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Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
Bubble Trouble

$70.00

1:30pm - 3:00pm

You will go through the process of how we make both our Traditional and Charmat method wines. You will sample base wines and create your own yeast culture and see the influence it will have over the finished product. You will also enjoy a shareable cheese board and a glass of Entourage Sparkling Brut.

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Palatine Hills Estate
Palatine Hills Sensory Tasting Experience

$29.95

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Why are multiple senses so important when tasting wine? Participants will be taken to our barrel cellar and experience first hand why smell and sight are crucial when tasting wine as is the temperature at which it is served. The sensory tasting will conclude with a pairing of Palatine Hill’s Reserve wine paired with artisanal cheese made using our own estate wine.

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Pillitteri Estates Winery
"Let's be Franc"

$35.00

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Included will be a tour led by Pillitteri family member and Director of Viniculture Jamie Slingerland. Jamie will discuss the importance of Cabernet Franc to Canadian winemaking, showcasing the terroir and farming practices. A Cabernet Franc tasting will follow which will demonstrate the versatility and complexity of the grape from our Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyards.

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PondView Estate Winery
Discover Bella Terra Premium Wines with Pondview’s Sommelier

$19.95

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Your journey begins with a Sparkling reception, tour and your final destination the “Estate Barrel Room” to taste our Amazing Bella Terra Wines accompanied by our Chef’s creations.

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Reif Estate Winery
The First Growth Experience

$45.00

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Join us for an exclusive tasting of wines produced in only exceptional vintages in our winemaker's loft.

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Joseph’s Estate Winery
Unearthing the orange (wine) revolution

$20.00

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Experience the Orange wine revolution and how blending techniques are used to produce unique and compelling wines

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Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
Wines from the Vault

$25.00

3:30pm - 5:00pm

We invite you to our upstairs proprietors bar for this seated flight of our small-batch reserve wines.

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Strewn Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon and the Impact of Terroir

$50.00

3:30pm - 5:00pm

An up close and personal seated tasting experience hosted by Strewn owner/founding winemaker Joe Will and Estate Sommelier Juan Nunez-Sanchez.

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Trius Winery and Restaurant
From Vineyard to Bottle with Trius

$50.00

3:30pm - 5:00pm

Meet some of our incredible grape growers and enjoy various current and back vintage Trius wines produced from their Vineyards.

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April 19, 2020

Konzelmann Estate Winery
Winemaker's Brunch

$75.00

11:00am - 12:30pm

Konzelmann Estate Winery invites you to experience one of the most spectacular settings in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Enjoy a delicious four course brunch led by our Winemaker, Eric Pearson.

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Queenston Mile Vineyard
Bubbles & Brunch

$75.00

11:00am - 12:30pm

Hosted by Chef Ross Midgely, this seated sparkling wine and food tasting experience gives you an up close and personal session with one of Niagara’s pioneers of wine country cuisine.

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Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
Discovering Ravine Riesling

$65.00

11:00am - 12:30pm

Join our Winemaker Lydia Tomek as she guides you through an immersive Riesling experience.

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Hare Wine Co.
Hop to Your Senses – Frontier Food Pairing Experience

$35.00

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Discover the wonderful art of food and wine pairing through The Hare Wine Co’s exclusive Hop to Your Senses experience!

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Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery
Assemblage 101 – Winemaker’s secrets of blending

$35.00

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Join Ryan Gibson, as he takes you on a behind-the-scenes look at the art of assembling wine blends.

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Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant
Signature Series Tasting: “Best of the Blancs”

$30.00

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Take a moment to enjoy the bounties of Niagara during a guided tasting of our Signature Series white wines paired perfectly with some delectable bites!

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Wayne Gretzky Estates
Dig into Wine & Cocktails

$40.00

1:30pm - 3:00pm

This wine-cocktail experience will guide you through a different way for Niagara wines to be enjoyed as you build three spectacular creations curated by our Estate Mixologist.

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