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Weekends in November

Celebrate the season’s bounty

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in November

Taste the Season 2022 Dates and Times of Tastings

Weekend One- November 4-6, 2022

Weekend Two- November 11-13, 2022

Weekend Three- November 18-20, 2022

Weekend Four- November 25-27, 2022

Join us this November for our Taste the Season touring pass program! We are excited to be able to invite you to visit and taste at 15+ winery properties over four weekends in November. 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 15 + 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 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.)

Taste the season passports are available on our website on October 4, 2022, and numbers are limited, so they will sell out. Reservations will close at 6 am the day before event date. We also have designated driver passes available at a discounted rate.

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.

Click here to purchase a Couples Passport

Click here to purchase an Individual Passport

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Château des Charmes
Un-FIG-gettable Fall Pairing

Figs are sticky and sweet, but Pinot Noir’s acidity puts that sweetness in check. Adding goat cheese accentuates the wine’s fruity flavors, while simultaneously having a creamy mouth feel to balance out the tartness. Laying all of the ingredients on a bed of Château des Charmes Cabernet Wine Jelly makes this a fall pairing to be remember.

De Simone Vineyards
An East Coast Tradition

Newfoundland & Fries

Crispy french fries covered with our special holiday stuffing, and rich gravy. The intensity of this dish will match the intensity of our new Determination Baco Noir. A taste of the East Coast right here in Niagara!

French Onion Soup!

Enjoy French Onion Soup with a Porcini Rosemary Crouton paired with our 2020 Reserve Pinot Noir.

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate

Enjoy a Grilled Citrus Coriander Chicken and Poblano Quesadilla paired with our 2021 Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc.

Konzelmann Estate Winery
It doesn’t get Cheddar than this!

Enjoy crispy three-cheese portobello mushroom croquettes paired with our new release 2020 Shiraz Barrel Aged.

Lailey Winery
Go wild at Lailey!

Enjoy a hearty winter vegetable chowder garnished with (or without) wild smoked salmon alongside our single vineyard wild fermented chardonnay.

Lakeview Wine Company
Let’s Be Franc

Nonna Knows Best! Eastdell Black Label Cabernet Franc with Nonna’s Chicken Cacciatore Stew

Let Chef Burse warm your heart and soul with this Italian-influenced food and wine pairing. Featuring our Cabernet Franc paired with Nonna’s Chicken Cacciatore Ragout recipe. Savoury chicken with green & red bell peppers in a hearty tomato sauce, paired beautifully with the bell pepper notes of this spicy Cabernet Franc.

Marynissen Estates Winery
Prestigious Pinot Noir

Enjoy Budapest Bakery’s savoury Sun-dried Tomato Hungarian Chimney Cake paired with our show stopping 2020 Heritage Collection Pinot Noir!

Niagara College Teaching Winery & Brewery
Smoke and Barrel

This fall we are going all in with smoke and spice. Our featured wine 2020 Gastronomy Series Shiraz is at the peak of savoury deliciousness, this ‘made-for-food-pairings’ wine is paired with specially created “Smoke and Barrel’s Wine Country Barbecue Smoked Pit Beans topped with candied bacon and a toasted crostino. Vegetarian option available!

Palatine Hills Estate
Pretty Pinot Plus Personal Pot Pies Pairing!

Our 2021 Lakeshore Pinot Grigio paired with a holiday comfort food staple, pot pie that you do not have to share!

Peller Estates Winery and Restaurant
Chardonnay All the Way

Enjoy Executive Chef Jason Parsons’ smoked tomato and roasted butternut squash soup with black truffle Chantilly cream, white chocolate and cranberry biscotti. Paired perfectly with our Peller Estates Private Reserve Chardonnay 2021, a medium to full-bodied, slightly right Chardonnay with balancing acidity.

Pillitteri Estates Winery
Butternut Miss This One!

Limited Edition Andre De Grasse red wine made in partnership with the Andre De Grasse Family Foundation.  Paired with a sweet and spicy maple butternut squash bisque created by Barrelhead sous-chef Gabe Cusack. This Fall inspired bisque is garnished with pumpkin seeds, pecans and almond milk. It is vegan, dairy and gluten free. 

Queenston Mile Vineyard
Pinot Noir with Chef Josh’s Smoky Pork Tacos

Join us as Chef Josh creates his famous Pork Tacos paired with our 2019 Proud Pour Pinot Noir. Smoky Pork Tacos topped with a crunchy Mexican slaw and roasted salsa on a corn tortilla. Vegetarians welcome! Our refried beans are AH-mazing, and the perfect pairing to our barrel-aged Pinot Noir.

Reif Estate Winery
Santa Klaus’s Chili

Cozy up at Reif Estate with a comfort classic! Taste the season with last year’s fan-favourite; a cup of savory, simmering bratwurst chili from Diner 29 and Chef David House, paired with our elegant Shiraz! Showcasing true varietal characteristics, our Shiraz is lighter in body and style, but brings excellent complexity to the palate.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
Rosso with Texas style Beef Tacos

Come taste our newly released Rosso 2021 red wine blend paired with Texas style beef tacos. Spice up your life with tender beef strips on a soft tortilla shell.     

Trius Winery and Restaurant
Pumpkin Spice & Everything Noir

Visit the most instagrammable winery and taste our new Trius Reserve Pinot Noir 2019 with soft drying tannins and balancing acidity. Enjoy it alongside Executive Chef Frank Dodd’s creamed maple butternut squash soup with pumpkin spiced sour cream, candied pumpkin seeds and pumpkin oil – ‘tis the season!

Wayne Gretzky Estates
Red, Red Wine

Stop by to enjoy a bite from Executive Chef Maurice Desharnais and a tasting of one of our favourite reds. Showcasing Swedish meatballs with a delicious homemade red wine BBQ sauce alongside our Whisky Oak Aged Red Wine 2020, a medium to full-bodied mouth-feel with soft yet drying tannins and bold, fruit-forward flavours ranked Best of Class – Double Gold – 98 points.