Make Life Sizzle!

May 2023

Sip and savour gourmet food and wine tastings at 16 Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries!

Sip & Sizzle 2022 dates:

Weekend One - May 6-8, 2022

Weekend Two - May 13-15, 2022

Weekend Three - May 20-22, 2022 (does not include Victoria Day Monday)

Weekend Four - May 27-29, 2022

We welcome you back to ALL our wineries! This season's Sip & Sizzle tasting pass, we are excited to be able to invite you to visit and taste at all 16 of our properties over four weekends in May.  To maintain capacity control and minimize crowds and wait times, you may visit a maximum of eight wineries for tastings in one day.

And a new option: Guests may choose from an Individual Tasting Pass ($75 plus tax and service fee) or a Couple’s Pass ($75 plus tax and service fee). Again, these passes give you access to all 16 properties with a maximum of eight winery tastings in one day. In other words, both passes are for a maximum of 16 tastings. A couple tasting at eight wineries in one day would use one Couple’s Pass completely. An individual would need at least two days to visit all 16 wineries. But whether Individual or Couple, you can also spread your visits out over the four three-day weekends and just visit two or three wineries at a time.

Tastings will be available from 11:00am to 5:00pm. When purchasing your passes, you will indicate the wineries you wish to visit and on what date. (You are no longer required to book a specific time for your visit.)

Sip & Sizzle passports are available on our website now, and numbers are limited, so they will sell out. Reservations will close at 6 am the day before event date.

You will reserve your winery selection when you purchase your passports, and these will be confirmed by email afterwards. Descriptions of all available tastings are listed below.

* 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.

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Château des Charmes
Portobello Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Sliders

Explore the light yet lively, terroir-driven and earthly flavours in our 2018 Pinot Noir, Cuvée Michèle. We have paired it with a balsamic and Dijon mustard marinated Portobello Mushroom Slider topped with sweet, caramelized onions. These rustic flavours and textures are a match in BBQ heaven! This pairing is Vegetarian friendly!

De Simone Vineyards
Sizzling Italian Sausage

It’s BBQ season! Enjoy a snack sized, gourmet grilled Sizzling Italian Sausage! Served on a soft, freshly made parker bun. Topped with a delicious, specialty spicy mayo and paired with our famous 2019 Riesling! A combination that will get your tastebuds in gear for summer!
Vegetarian option is available.

Late Autumn Riesling & Crab Cake

Enjoy our Late Autumn Riesling perfectly paired with a savoury crab cake with sriracha aioli. The pairing will sure ignite your taste buds.

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate
Don’t be crabby, there’s cake!

Enjoy a savoury crab cake with remoulade sauce, paired perfectly with our Grand Reserve Gewurztraminer. This pairing is sure to get you into brighter spirits.

Konzelmann Estate Winery
Son Of A Brisket

Enjoy a Smoked Barbecue Beef Brisket slider along with Old Fashioned Kettle Chips paired with our 2020 Merlot Barrel Aged Reserve.

Lakeview Wine Company
So Hot in Herre!

Grilled mango-siracha glazed chicken skewers paired with 2020 Lakeview Viognier.

Marynissen Estates Winery
My Big Fat Greek Pairing

Sip on our 2020 Rosé paired with home made Falafel & Hummus from our friends at Gyros On The Lake!

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery
Wine and Pork!

At Niagara College Teaching Winery, we will treat you with two excellent wines - our white wine option is Deans List Chardonnay while the red is Balance Merlot. These delicious wines are paired with an equally delicious food pairing - Mini Yorkshire pudding topped with barbecue pulled pork

Palatine Hills Estate
Why'd the chicken cross the road?" 

To get to the 1812 Red, of course! Mini chicken corn dog with Beer Cheese sauce paired with staff favourite 2018 Cabernet Merlot blend. This duo screams ‘Hello!’ to Patio Season and the start to Taking it Outside.

Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant
Yes Way Rosé

Visit Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant and enjoy the incredible vineyard views from our picture-perfect back lawn while you sip on a sample of our Peller Estates Private Reserve Rosé paired with Chef Parsons’ smoked ham hock terrine with grape mustard, pickled onions, and endive salad

Pillitteri Estates Winery
Seared Local Ontario Steak

Enjoy seared Ontario strip loin steak slices cooked medium, seasoned and topped with a chimichurri sauce.  Prepared by Chef Michael Zappitelli of BarrelHead at Pillitteri.  Paired with our intensely flavourful, full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon red wine.

Queenston Mile Vineyard
Grilled & Chilled

Grilled and chilled garlic shrimp served on toasted baguette with homemade bruschetta paired with 2018 Mile High Sparkling.

Reif Estate Winery
Spring to Sausage!

Reif’s popular pairing is a gourmet bite of sausage with 10 year aged cheddar and Reif’s signature mustard, with a classic chardonnay which offers aromas and flavours of apple, pear, citrus as well as vanilla notes. A mouth-watering experience!

Trius Winery and Restaurant
Rosé All Day

Join us at Trius Winery & Restaurant where fine VQA wines have been crafted from premium grapes for over 40 years. You’ll enjoy a sample of our Trius Rosé paired perfectly with Chef Frank Dodd’s confit duck wing with truffle and honey and a spring cabbage slaw creation.

Wayne Gretzky Estates
Memphis Meet Baco

Stop by The Great One’s backyard for Memphis-style smoked chicken wings with our Wayne Gretzky Estates Founders Series Baco Noir. While you’re onsite, be sure to pop over to our Beer Garden or Whisky Bar Patio and let the good times roll

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
Sizzling Sausage and Bianco 

Come taste our most popular white wine Bianco Riesling Gewurztraminer. We paired it with grilled sausage, Brie, topped with an artisanal wine jelly layered on a baguette.