Make Life Sizzle!

Weekends in May

Weekends in May!

Indulge in the flavors of Niagara-on-the-Lake's wine country with our Sip & Sizzle tasting pass. This self-guided tour allows you to explore Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries while enjoying delicious barbeque and grilled food inspired tastings.

Tasting Pass Details:

Price: $49.92 (Plus HST, Service Fee, Credit Card Fee) 

Includes: 8 winery tasting experiences

Additional Tastings: Guests can add more tastings to their order, but only eight winery experiences can be scheduled in one day.

Tasting Hours: 11:00am to 5:00pm

Reservations: Reservations close at 7 am the day before the event date.

Booking Process: When purchasing your passes, indicate the wineries you wish to visit and on what date. Specific times for visits are no longer required.

Availability: Passes are available on the website starting April 4, 2024, and numbers are limited, so they may sell out.

Designated Driver Passes: Available at a discounted rate of $37.47 (Plus HST,Service Fee & Credit Card fee ) this rate only includes the food offering.

*NEW 'Day of' Bookings 

Individual 'Day of" tastings can be purchased each event day, but offerings are limited and available only until 4:30pm on the day of each event. Each Individual 'Day of' tasting is $6.24 ( Plus HST, Service Fee & Credit Card Fee) It is best to pre-purchase your passports early as wineries will sell out!

Reservation Confirmation:

* if you are tasting in groups larger than eight, please call each winery BEFORE you arrive in order for them to make preparations for your group.

Your winery selections will be confirmed by email after purchasing your passports.

Note: Please ensure to check the website for any updates or changes closer to the event date.

Please see below for our 2024 Sip & Sizzle Pairings!

Bella Terra Vineyards
Tropical Sundae Sizzle: Pineapple Caramel Goodness

Gluten Free and Dairy Free

This tropical pairing is the ultimate summer sweet treat, a Grilled Pineapple Sundae paired with our Sparkling Brut! Enjoy a fresh slice of grilled pineapple topped with a scoop of vanilla icecream and finished with our house made Icewine caramel drizzle. This sundae is paired perfectly with our Sparkling Brut, enhancing its crisp refreshing bubbles and tropical notes.

Byland Estate Winery
Slow Roasted BBQ Pork Belly

Savor the exquisite harmony of flavors with our Slow Roasted BBQ Pork Belly, complemented by Ontario Pear, tangy Kimchi, and refreshing Cucumber Salad. This tantalizing dish is expertly crafted to pair flawlessly with the rich complexities of our 42-year-old vine, 18-month barrel-aged Gamay Noir 2021

Château des Charmes
Our Quiche is a "Fun-ghi"


The pairing features wonderful flavours of savoury quiche and our remarkable 2021 Pinot Noir. Our locally prepared quiche is made with grilled spinach, mushrooms, and asiago cheese. It is beautifully garnished with arugula and topped with a light Cabernet-Merlot reduction. This remarkable symphony of flavours will awaken your senses and gently melts on your palate.

De Simone Vineyards
Pull me by the roots and lather me with BBQ sauce

Prepare to indulge in a symphony of flavours with our BBQ’d pulled pork sliders, marinated in the irresistible essence of Root Beer. This delectable treat begins with tender, slow-cooked pulled pork, then broiled and lathered in a home made BBQ sauce. Pairs best with your choice of our 2020 Riesling Or 2022 Determination Baco Noir

Ferox by Fabian Reis
Tha…That's Merlot Folks!!!

Vegetarian Option

Enjoy Ferox at it’s best. Offering up Braised Pork Belly with Carnonara Foam and Merlot Pickled Shallots. Paired with our 2019 Merlot, this soft with fruity notes of cherries, plum, fig and raspberry, is a perfect way to enjoy the start of the warmer weather

Berry-licious Gamay Chicken Pop Duo

Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian Options

Experience culinary perfection with our smoked chicken lollipops drizzled in our chef’s signature BBQ berry sauce, expertly paired with a glass of our Winery Exclusive Discovery Series Gamay Noir.

Ironwood Cider House
Fuga in Italia

Inspired by the popular sparkling orange drink from Southern Italy, Aranciata Cider packs full citrus flavour with a balance of sweet and tangy notes which pairs perfectly with our savory meatballs in marinara.

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate
Basa Fish

Delight in our savoury trio: Tender Basa fish in a rich curry sauce, fluffy basmati rice, and crisp seasonal vegetables. Each element complements the other, creating a symphony of flavours.

Konzelmann Estate Winery
Caul Me Maybe

Enjoy a crispy, sizzling cauliflower wing tossed in a zesty buffalo sauce accompanied by a creamy garlic aioli paired with our 2021 Lakefront Series Pinot Blanc.  

Lakeview Wine Company
Sip, Sizzle, Shrimp & Sauv

What screams summer more than a glass of Sauvignon Blanc perfectly paired with our grilled shrimp tacos? Refreshing, bright and more than a little delicious this pairing is sure to have you dreaming of our summer days ahead.

Marynissen Estates Winery
Middle Eastern Flare

Vegan, Vegetarian, Soy free

Toasted Chickpea Cakes with a delightfully bright lemon & dill crema, paired this with our bone dry, crisp and refreshing Pinot Grigio! A springtime delight!

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery
Don't Be A Jerk!

Vegetarian & Gluten Free Option

We are packing the heat with our sizzling pairing. We are featuring a Caribbean Jerk Chicken Slider with Pineapple Scallion Salsa, Red Cabbage, and Balance Muscat Pepper Sauce. Niagara College will be serving up this mouthwatering slider with our 2020 Balance Muscat.

Palatine Hills Estate
Fritters & Apple, Oh My!

Gluten Free

Prepare to be indulged by a Ham & Cheese Fried Fritter paired with a Spiced Apple Cider Ketchup, freshly fried to engage your taste buds and complement the 2021 Wild & Free Riesling!

Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant
Strawberry Pavlova & Vidal Experience

A backyard BBQ Dessert! Our Niagara’s Bliss Pavlova made in-house, featuring succulent strawberries, and a delicate meringue, perfectly complemented by the luscious sweetness of our Vidal Late Harvest wine. Indulge in this divine pairing and savour the essence of the region’s finest ingredients harmonizing in every delightful bite and sip.

Pillitteri Estates Winery
Sunlight Fiesta

Dive into a spring fiesta! Enjoy our Sunlight White, a crisp, light, low-calorie wine, with a BBQ sauce pulled pork taco. Tangy lime sour cream, zesty salsa, local mozz, and fresh cilantro top a soft shell, creating a pairing packed with flavour.

Queenston Mile Vineyard
Crème De La Crème


Blackberry Crème Brûlée: Rich and creamy French custard, filled with fresh blackberries and finished with a caramelized sugar crust. This elegant dessert pairs perfectly with the complimentary notes of Raspberry, Ripe Cherry and Blackberry found in our Estate Bottled Pinot Noir Rosé.

Reif Estate Winery

Vegan Option

Reif’s popular pairing is a gourmet half sausage topped with your choice of our signature Reif Tarragon & Riesling Mustard, pineapple salsa, or gooey aged white cheddar, paired alongside our classic Riesling! Our Riesling offers aromas and flavours of peach, pear, apple, and lemon citrus. You’ll be sure to be licking your fingers afterwards!

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
Sizzlin’ Chicken Tikka Masala

Skip the trip to India and enjoy authentic Chicken Tikka Masala right here at Riverview! Our pairing is the perfect mix of spice and sweet. Experience the heat of Chicken Masala on a bed of Basmati rice, paired with our beautifully balanced off-dry 2020 Bianco Riesling-Gewürztraminer blend

Shiny Apple Cider, Home of Fresh Wines
Tiki Teriyaki!

Gluten Free & Vegetarian Option

Taste the islands with our grilled pineapple pico de gallo topped with Chef Drew’s signature teriyaki BBQ pork. Tropical flavours abound with this wine perfectly paired with our Fresh Moscato!

Trius Winery and Restaurant
Skewer the Flavour with Distinction

Vegetarian option

Enjoy our Antipasto Skewers expertly prepared by our Executive Chef, Frank Dodd. Take this bite-sized journey through Italian elegance while enjoying our Trius Distinction Sauvignon Blanc.

Wayne Gretzky Estates
Taste Triumph with Oak Aging

Vegetarian option

Indulge in the bold fusion of flavours with our Barrel-Aged Red Wine & Peanut Beef Satay, a gluten-free, dairy-free delight that promises to tantalize your taste buds. Paired impeccably with our Whisky Oak Aged Red 2021, making it a must-visit for an unforgettable taste adventure

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