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WEEKENDS IN MAY FROM 11AM TO 5PM

What could be better than a spring weekend afternoon with a few friends, a barbecue, and fine wine? Well how about if we do the hosting?

Join us in Niagara-on-the-Lake every weekend in May and experience a unique grilled food item perfectly paired with a premium VQA wine at over 20 wineries. It’s fun, relaxing, and a great way to discover the wines of Niagara-on-the-Lake and get some inspiration for your summer grilling menu. See you at our place!

PURCHASE YOUR TOUR PASS

Click here to print a list of 2019 participating wineries and tasting details. [2020 PAIRINGS PDF COMING SOON]

This $55 (taxes and fees not included) touring pass entitles you, the holder, to one VQA wine tasting and food pairing at each of our member wineries and is valid May 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31 – 11am to 5pm.

If travelling with a group of 8 or more guests, please have your group organizer call ahead a minimum of 48 hours in advance to wineries you plan to visit to discuss appropriate timing.

Transportation is not included but can be arranged with one of our official transportation partners.

DESIGNATED DRIVER TOURING PASS

The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake encourage you to tour and taste responsibly. Please designate a driver who is not drinking and purchase one of our Designated Driver Touring Passes for $30 (taxes and fees not included). This touring pass is valid for food offerings and non-alcoholic drinks only; limit one designated driver touring pass per purchase.

2020 SIP & SIZZLE PAIRINGS

Please be aware that food pairings may contain peanuts and/or other tree nuts. Dietary restrictions/Food Allergens: V = Vegetarian / Ve = Vegan / GF = Gluten free / DF = Dairy-Free. To help you find these wines after your trip to wine country, we’ve included this legend indicating where they can be purchased: L = LCBO / W = Winery / O = Online / G = Grocery stores

Château des Charmes

2018 Atelier White, Estate Grown & Bottled (W, O, L) paired with grilled peach and ricotta strudel. (V)

Ferox by Fabian Reis

2018 FEROX WHITE (W, O) paired with toasted sesame tuna nigiri with wasabi ginger glaze. (GF)

Hare Wine Co.

2018 Crown Land White (Gewürztraminer & Riesling) (W) paired with slow roasted Ontario pork belly and Raclette grilled cheese topped with Ancho chili aioli.
*(V) (Ve) options available

Inniskillin

2016 Reserve Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with Icewine BLT. (GF, DF)
*(Ve) option available

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery

2018 Grand Reserve White Meritage (W, O) paired with Kettle chips and dill pickle goat cheese dip. (GF, V)
*DF option available

Joseph’s Estate Winery

2018 Riesling (W, O) paired with smoked Albondigas meatballs with a spiced Stout BBQ Cantina Sauce.

Konzelmann Estate Winery

2018 Lakefront Series Pinot Grigio (W, O) paired with a slow braised pulled pork slider with homemade coleslaw on a mini brioche bun prepared by Bricks & Barley.

Lailey Winery

2013 Chardonnay Barrel Ferment (W, O) paired with smoked gouda and creamy potato soup.

Lakeview Wine Company

20 Bees 2017 Riesling (W, O, G) paired with a spicy grilled chicken Thai salad.

Marynissen Estates Winery

2018 Riesling (W, O) paired with Moroccan chicken soup with chickpeas, dried fruit and jasmine rice and a grilled crostini.
*(GF) (V) (Ve) options available

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery

2018 Tom Thomson White Canoe (W, O) paired with lime orzo salad with cilantro, black beans, corn, peppers and green onions. (Ve)
*Optional Barbacoa Beef topping available

Palatine Hills Estate

2016 Riesling (W, O) paired with bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers with a lime crema. (GF)

Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant

2017 Peller Estates Private Reserve Sauvignon Blanc (W, O) paired perfectly with Chef Parsons’ cedar plank salmon with pickled mushroom & barley salad.

Pillitteri Estates Winery

2018 Racina Rosé (W, O) paired with a grilled melon, prosciutto, mozzarella and basil skewer with a balsamic drizzle. (GF)

PondView Estate Winery

2018 “Blockbuster” Cab Merlot (W, O) paired with our Chef’s mouthwatering fall of the bone smoky BBQ ribs.

Queenston Mile Vineyard

2016 Mile Red (W, O) paired with BBQ pulled pork and grain salad with Chef Rossco’s blueberry barbecue sauce.

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

2018 Sand & Gravel Chardonnay (W, O) paired with a foragers mushroom tartlet. (V)

Reif Estate Winery

2016 Chardonnay Reserve (W, O) paired with ‘Tide and Vine’ signature smoked salmon paté on house-made crostini with dill crème fraîche.
*(V) (GF) options available

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery

2017 Bianco Riesling Gewurztraminer (W, O) paired with grilled shrimp and pineapple skewers.

Small Talk Vineyards

2017 “Faux Pas” Riesling/Sauvignon Blanc (W, O) paired with vegetarian Empanada. (V)

Southbrook Organic Vineyards

2018 Triomphe Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with Linc Farm Sausage with roasted peppers and Southbrook Preserve Mustard.

Strewn Winery

2018 Pinot Blanc Premium (W) paired with grilled BLT pizza Naan Bread topped with smokey tomato mayo, crumbled bacon & chopped romaine lettuce.

Trius Winery and Restaurant

2018 Trius Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O, L) paired with Chef Frank Dodd’s grilled lamb burger with Cabernet onion jam.

Wayne Gretzky Estates

2018 Wayne Gretzky Estates No.99 Baco Noir (W, O, L) paired with Chef Dodd’s Smoked BBQ Pulled Pork on a Pretzel Bun with Sweet Pickle.