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The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other health experts, is imposing a provincewide emergency brake shutdown as a result of an alarming surge in COVID-19 case numbers and hospitalizations across the province. 

Wineries of Niagara -on -the- Lake will be canceling The Dig Our Roots passport program for 2021 in accordance with the province wide shutdown. We will be refunding current passport holders fully. Thank you for your continued support of Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Please visit our website for special online ordering wine packages and experiences. https://wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com/


During three weekends in April, guests will discover what makes this place and our wines so special through exclusive, safe, and pre-reserved winery experiences that have been carefully developed. This will offer guests an in-depth look at our appellation, our terroir and the passionate winemakers who have been instrumental in establishing Niagara-on-the-Lake as a premium wine region.

Mark your calendars as DIG OUR ROOTS, the annual celebration of the Niagara-on-the-Lake appellation, is set to return in 2021 on April 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25. Guests will purchase a ONE DAY PASS that will give guests access to reserve FOUR EXPERIENCES from our 20 partner wineries. Tastings will take place at 11:00am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm. Dig Our Roots Passport experiences must be booked in advance, and COVID-19 precautions are in place at all locations. Passports at $75 each (plus taxes and service fees) 


Your Dig Our Roots Passport includes experiences at four (4) wineries of your choice. A limited number of spaces are available for each time slot at each winery – book early to avoid disappointment. Please see below for all our offerings. 

Château des Charmes
St. David’s Bench Classics

Our winemaker, Amélie Boury has selected three wines solely grown on the St. David’s Bench sub-appellation for their unique characteristics and ability to thrive in this terroir. Explore a sparkling, white and red wine with three complimenting gourmet and locally sourced snacks, which will truly show how special St. David’s Bench really is.

Ferox by Fabian Reis
Sauvignon Blanc Vertical Tasting 

Showcasing Fabian’s favourite varietal and signature wine- Sauvignon Blanc. We are bringing out the 2016 vintage from the library, alongside the released 2017 and 2019 vintages. All from the same appellation - Four Mile Creek. Learn more about the appellation and the different vineyard sites, the terroir, and the vineyard and winemaking methods make each wine individual.

Inniskillin Single Vineyard Experience

Taste our award-winning Montague Vineyard wines and learn about our founders’ vision. The experience includes three tastings: the three Montague vineyard wines representing the pinnacle of grape growing and winemaking at Inniskillin paired with our estate chef’s culinary delights.

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
Pop with Jackson Triggs

Come in and experience the POP, FIZZ, CLINK of Niagara! Our savvy wine associates will guide you through a tasting of our award winning sparkling wines each paired with a specialty popcorn. Brut (parmesan popcorn), Sparkling Merlot (BBQ popcorn) , Sparkling Moscato (sweet and salty popcorn)

Joseph’s Estate Winery
White Wines VS Orange Wines

Our winemaking team will take you through the process and history of producing skin fermented white wines - Orange wine. You will sample two varietal Orange Wines, Riesling and Pinot Grigio which only release in limited channels, and compare them to the regularly fermented Riesling and Pinot Grigio. All of the grapes are grown in our Joseph’s vineyard. 

Konzelmann Estate Winery
DOME SWEET DOME / Tasting flight of three terroir driven Rieslings

Join us in our brand new lakefront Vineyard Dome for a structured tasting of our signature varietal, Riesling. A senior wine consultant will guide you through the versatility and complexity of this German grape which makes its home in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Guests will enjoy a flight of three terroir driven Rieslings from our library paired with artisanal cheese.

Lakeview Wine Company
Tastes of Terroir, Niagara Grown

Our wine experts will guide you through a flight of three unique VQA wines paired with local dishes featuring all Niagara grown fruits. Featuring our Lakeview Cellars Kerner paired with Peach Caprese Salad, our Serenity Pinot Noir Rosé paired with Strawberry Bruschetta and our Lakeview Cellars Malbec paired with chocolate cherry cheesecake.

Marynissen Estates Winery
Your Land, Your Wine Tasting 

We Welcome you to Marynissen Estates where our history is deeply rooted in the small batch wines we produce. Enjoy 4 samples of wine each with its own qualities that tell, in part, the story of Marynissen both, where we are from and where we are going. This tasting will take place in our private Platinum Room.

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery

Niagara College Teaching Winery is home to All Canadian Wine Championship’s Sparkling Wine of the Year 2020 as well as a Double Gold winner. Come sample the four deliciously distinct Traditional Method sparkling wines including - Blanc de Blanc, Brut, Riesling and Rosé. These bubbles will be paired with a special gourmet comfort food plate!

Palatine Hills Estate
Ahead by a Decade at Palatine Hills

Beginning with our ten year on lees Traditional Method Sparkling and finishing with a comparison of our 2017 Wild & Free Cabernet Franc with our 2012 Reserve Cabernet Franc (from our winery library), we will take guests through over a decade of wines all made from grapes lovingly cultivated on our single 100 acre vineyard on NOTL’s Lakeshore.

Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant
Signature Series Vertical Tasting

Enjoy a vertical flight of our Andrew Peller Signature Series Riesling and Merlot wines. Our wine expert will guide you through a tasting of 1 back vintage and 1 current vintage of each varietal. You’ll explore the nuances of the appellation these grapes were grown in and identify the differences between the vintages. You’ll also receive a food item with each wine.

Pillitteri Estates Winery

Taste through a selection of our flagship grape, Cabernet Franc. In this tasting enjoy a selection of Cabernet Franc wines from our vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake. You will taste the difference in wine styles from one singular grape.  Learn about the different techniques of winemaking to produce different styles of this one grape.

Queenston Mile Vineyard
The Secrets of St. David’s

Uncover the secrets of the St. David’s Bench sub-appellation.  Early warming in spring, a gentle sloping bench and deep rich clay soils promise mature, refined wines. Includes horizontal tasting of our 2017 vintage including 90+ Point Pinot Noir Rosé, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
Versatile Rieslings | Wine & Cheesing Tasting Experience

Enjoy our featured pairings that include 3 estate bottled Riesling wines and 3 artisanal chesses. Taste our 2019 Patricia’s Block Riesling paired with 5 Brothers Gouda,  2019 Small Batch Riesling paired with Manchego and lastly for this special tasting we have pulled out of our cellars the Ravine 2016 BA (botrytis affected) Riesling to pair with a soft Chaumes cheese.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
Get Cab Savvy

We invite you to our upstairs bar for this seated flight of our small-batch Cabernet Sauvignon reserve wines. The wines featured will be our 2015, 2016, and 2017 Salvatore’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon along with our 2019 River series Cabernet Sauvignon. Taste through these 4 award-winning wines perfectly paired with local artisanal cheeses, breads and charcuterie

Strewn Winery

In your seated tasting at the Terroir Bar, you will explore “terroir” through the 2017 Distinctive Small Lot Cabernet Sauvignons Sandy Block and Clay Block, and the 2017 Premium Cabernet Sauvignon, made with grapes from both block

Trius Winery and Restaurant
Iconic Trius Red Vertical Tasting

Trius Red became the first Canadian wine vintage to be recognized as the Best Red Wine in the World and has continued to raise the bar for Canadian winemaking excellence and winery experiences ever since. Join us for a vertical tasting of our Iconic Trius Red where you’ll taste the 2015, 2016 and 2017 vintages and finish with a tasting of the 2011 Vidal Icewine.

Wayne Gretzky Estates
All About Icewine

Join us in the Barrel Cellar! Our team will guide you through a tasting of our Signature Series Vidal and Cabernet Franc Icewines. You’ll learn about how Icewine is produced and gain an understanding around the influence of oak in this unique product grown in the Niagara Peninsula. We’ll also provide a food item made by Executive Chef Maurice Desharnais.