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Taste the Season November 2021

Celebrate the season’s bounty

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in November

Enjoy Four Holiday-Inspired Food and Wine Experiences from Over Twenty Wineries.

TASTE THE SEASON PREMIUM TASTING TICKETS

Guests will be able to purchase a ONE DAY PASS ($75 plus tax and service fees) for a Friday, Saturday or Sunday in November and will have access to reserve FOUR WINERY TASTINGS on selected day to visit from over 20 partner wineries who will offer exclusive on-site winery experiences. Individual winery tasting experiences must be booked in advance at set times of 11:00am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm and 3:30pm each day based on availability. COVID-19 precautions and proof of vaccination are required all locations.

PLEASE NOTE- Due to Covid-19 pandemic health and safety protocols, we have changed the format of this event from previous years to ensure that our guests have longer tastings experiences at fewer properties with more food and wine offerings. This way we can ensure that our tastings are exclusive, reserved and safe.

Taste the Season exclusive one day passports are available on our website, October 15, 2021.

A link to reserve your tastings times will be sent with your confirmation email.

Your passport includes 4 guaranteed tastings; your choice of tasting is not guaranteed. Be sure to reserve tastings early to avoid disappointment. Descriptions of all avaliable tastings are listed below.

Château des Charmes
Old Vines Premium Tasting

This wine experience exclusively highlights wines made with grapes from our oldest vineyard blocks, sourced from our various vineyards in order to combine the best flavour profiles of each site. Each wine has been carefully paired with 3 locally sourced fair so you are able to truly taste what Niagara and Ontario has to offer.

Ferox by Fabian Reis
Taste the Season Experience 

Enjoy the 2018 Ferox White paired with local Incoho Restaurant’s sourdough cracker with Atlantic smoked salmon garnished with lemon curd, alongside their Ontario lamb tart topped with a chive crumble paired with the 2019 Ferox Red. 

Inniskillin
Bountiful Table

Celebrate the bounty of our Montague Vineyard through a wine and food journey. Join us for an unforgettable experience of pairing seasonal ingredients with our single-vineyard wines. 

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
Fall love with Tourtiere

At Jackson-Triggs, autumn is all about renewal - celebrate this glorious season by coming together at Jackson-Triggs, and try our homestyle tourtiere paired with the Grand Reserve Riesling.

Lakeview Wine Company
Have a Grand time kicking off the holiday season !

Overlooking our cellar floor, enjoy a braised short rib with crispy onions simmered slowly in our Lakeview Cellars Grand Reserve Red Wine. This rich and beautiful red wine has notes of lightly peppered black fruits, black cherry and oak with an elegant touch of vanilla. A brilliant tri-blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.

Konzelmann Estate Winery
Gnocchi Dokie

Enjoy pillowy soft gnocchi in a creamy alfredo sauce made by Casa Mia Ristorante, perfectly paired with our 2020 Chardonnay Reserve. 

Marynissen Estates Winery
Heritage Holiday Dinner Party

Experience every step of this years dinner party, one pairing at a time. From a Sparkling wine greeting, Rosé and crostini appetizer, Red wine with your main course, through to Icewine & dessert - these small bite pairings will inspire all your holiday planning this year!

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery
The Perfect Match

Wine and Cheese have always gone together, while Chocolate has also made its own place on the plate. Why choose when you can sample all three together. Come try three of our special small batch craft wines paired with three distinct Canadian cheeses and delicious chocolates. This will put you in the right mood for the season to come.

Palatine Hills Estate
Taste the Turkey

Hot turkey sandwich on artisan bread with barbecue pulled pork, mozzarella cheese, saracha and harvest apple coleslaw, paired with our ‘people’s choice’ 2018 Lakeshore Red

Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant
Peller's Holiday Food and Wine Pairing

Celebrate the holiday season at Peller with the perfect food and wine pairing. Enjoy a sample of our Private Reserve Meritage paired with a Pulled Beef short rib, Barley and Baby Root Vegetable Stew with Bacon, Cheddar and Pumpkin Seed Crumble.

Pillitteri Estates Winery
Tomato Bisque with Cabernet Franc

Try our Tomato Bisque Soup paired with our Carretto Cabernet Franc.  The soup is prepared by BarrelHead’s in-house chef,to bring out the subtle peppery notes of the Cabernet Franc while creating a hearty, flavourful aroma. The Cabernet Franc is medium bodied, barrel aged, with notes of cherry, blackberry, plum, coffee, cracked pepper and a slight smokey finish.

Queenston Mile Vineyard
Oysters & Bubbles: A Sparkling Event

Join Chef Cam for an informal tasting of Oysters & Bubbles.  There are few food and wine pairings that are more divine!  Enjoy a selection of 3 award-winning sparkling wines paired with 3 fresh shucked East Coast oysters.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
Beef Brisket and Barrel 81

Taste our premium red wine blend Barrel 81 perfectly paired with a smoked beef brisket sandwich. Barrel 81 is our unique red blend of 57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Franc, and 9% Malbec aged in French oak barrel for 12 months.

Trius Winery and Restaurant
Distinctly Decadent by Trius

Warm up on a cool Autumn day with our new VQA Trius Distinction 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon paired perfectly with Executive Chef Frank Dodd’s mouthwatering chocolate brownie, topped with toasted marshmallow

Wayne Gretzky Estates
Turkey Day the Gretzky Way

One of our favourite parts about the holidays is the excuse to indulge in festive foods so we’re serving up a twist on the holiday classic. Join us at Wayne Gretzky Estates for a sample of our Whisky Oak Aged Chardonnay paired perfectly with a personal sized turkey pie from Chef Maurice Desharnais.

Reif Estate Winery
Comfort Classics at Reif Estate

This simmering sample of Chili you’re about to enjoy is a one cup wonder with fresh ingredients, slow cooked beef, sautéed onions, beans and carrots in a rich tomato sauce with Cabernet Sauvignon and Southwest Spices.  Paired with Reif Winery’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.  

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
Ravine Fall Favourites

Join us at the farm for a tasting of two of our favourite Estate bottled wines with festive fall pairings. We are pairing our 2018 Reserve Chardonnay with a locally made autumn chutney on 5 Brothers cheese and our 2019 Nancy’s Block Cabernet Franc with a dark chocolate and cranberry compote treat!

Strewn Winery
A Perfect Holiday Match

There’s more than one wine to match a Puff Pastry Tart with Caramelized Onions, Balderson White Cheddar and toasted walnut garnish! It’s perfect for the holidays and pairs beautifully with our traditional method sparkling Muselet, dry, round Premium Pinot Grigio and rich, fruit forward Premium Merlot. 

Joseph’s Estate Winery
Holiday Inspired Pork Rib Pairing

Our delicious, fully cooked pork back ribs have a light rub paired well with 2020 Pinot Grigio and 2019 Skin Fermented Pinot Gris. Inspired by the boldness in our orange wine with roasted dishes.