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Appellation Discovery Tasting

Celebrate Niagara-on-the-Lake's decades of winemaking history and our exciting new event, Dig Our Roots. Twenty-one wineries from Niagara-on-the-Lake are ready to show you what makes Niagara-on-the-Lake so special.

Join us in the heart of Old Town for an unforgettable discovery tasting at the NOTL Museum. Upon entrance, participants gain full access to try an incredible selection of over forty premium VQA wines at the various stations throughout the museum alongside live music and light food fare. Tickets to this event are $90.00 (plus tax and service fee)

 Saturday October 14, 2023, 1pm-4pm *Performing Artist Josh Edwards

Saturday October 14, 2023, 6pm-9pm * Performing Artist Caitlin Mille

Location: NOTL Museum, 43 Castlereagh St, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

Tickets are non-refundable.

This is a 19+ event.

*****Our Wineries are also Celebrating Dig Our Roots at their own properties this weekend. Please see below for details of on-site events and  tastings!*****



Niagara-on-the-Lake is home to some of the oldest and most established wine producing vineyards in Canada. Our wineries have been growing and producing world-class wines from vinifera varietals for more than four decades. The efforts of pioneer winemakers in this region were instrumental in propelling Canada onto the world’s wine stage and positioning Niagara-on-the-Lake as a premium wine growing region.

The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are renowned for making wines that fully express the grape varietal and vineyard they come from, and it’s a fascinating adventure to see how these factors can change the wine. Visit our wineries today and learn the stories of their sub-appellations and their wines and all that goes into making them so special!

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery
Dig Our Pinot

$$30 pp + HST

Date: Saturday, October 14th Time: 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm

Join our award-winning winemaker, Allison Findlay to learn old world winemaking techniques with our Underground Pinot Gris. We will go through the entire winemaking process of a truly natural wine. Following with an explanation and tasting of how we make Pinot Gris today. Both wines have been expertly paired with nibbles by Savoia Hors D’Oeuvres.

Reif Estate Winery
Dig our Roots


This intimate seated tasting showcases four great wines for Reif Estate Winery is home to some of the country’s oldest vineyard blocks!

Experience includes:
2021 Chenin Blanc paired with Gunn’s Hill Five Brother’s Cheese
Chardonnay Kiln Dried paired with Crisps, cream cheese and Smoked Salmon
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve paired with Donini Intense Dark Chocolate.
Award winning Vidal Icewine (best in the world!) paired with ....ice-cream!

Pillitteri Estates Winery
Dig into Diavolo


October 14th, all day feature from 12-8pm at BarrelHead

Dig into our roots with two classic Diavolo pizzas & a bottle of our Carretto Cabernet Franc for $40!
Dine in special only, while supplies last.

Konzelmann Estate Winery
Rooted in Tradition


Saturday October 14th 11am and 3pm

Join us at Konzelmann for the launch of our 2020 Meritage, a wine honouring our late founder Herbert Konzelmann. Winery Tour, an educational and engaging barrel tasting and blending session. Guests will also enjoy locally sourced charcuterie to compliment the experience.

Queenston Mile Vineyard
Bubbles & Bites

$50+tax/pp. Wine Club members $25+tax/pp.

Enjoy a flight of Sparling wines from ancient styles to modern Charmat. Taste through our flight of 4 Sparkling wines while you explore the history of sparkling wine production, discover the differences between Traditional Method and our popular Mile High Charmat, while you taste your way through our Chef Josh’s favourite Sparkling pairings.

Lakeview Wine Company
Rooted in Mindfulness

$30+tax/pp. Wine Club Members $10+tax/pp.

Enjoy a 3-wine portfolio tasting featuring our signature Mindful Line of Low Alcohol & Low Sugar Wines perfectly paired with Vegan Nibbles prepared by our very own Chef Josh. Hosted in our Barrel Cellar and led by our estate team this tasting is sure to be treat for your wellbeing and your palette.

Château des Charmes
The Back Vintage Experience

October 13th, 14th, and 15th. (Limited Availability) $65/person

Alongside our winemaking team we have carefully curated this unique, once in a lifetime pairing experience that will bring you back up to 20+ years, deep into our rich history. You will experience wines that have stood the test of time for a true showcase of the best our Vineyards have given us. Each wine has been expertly paired with a Canadian cheese.

Winemaker's Retrospective Masterclass

Discover Inniskillin’s craftwork with an intimate tasting experience in our Barrel Cellar. Estate Winemaker, Nicholas Gizuk, will guide you through a curated selection of current releases, including our flagship wine, Icewine, and two exclusive back vintage wines. Nick will share insights into the typical growing season, cellaring, and more.