VINELAND STATION, Ont. — Celebrating its 24th year, the Niagara Icewine Festival will kick off this month and feature a wide variety of wine, culinary pairings and other events.
The Icewine celebrations begin January 11 with the Niagara Icewine Festival Northern Lights Gala at the Fallsview Casino Resort. Guests will enjoy VQA Icewine and table wines from 35 Niagara Peninsula wineries, as well as food pairings crafted by Fallsview Resort chefs.
“What better way to celebrate one of Canada’s most cherished products — Ontario VQA Icewine — than with a month-long festival that is quintessentially Canadian,” says Sylvia Augaitis, executive director of Marketing for the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario. “From the Northern Lights Icewine Gala, to the outdoor street festivals in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Jordan, to exploring wine and culinary pairings along the Wine Route, the Niagara Icewine Festival is truly a remarkable celebration of all things Ontario VQA Icewine.”
The Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass also begins on January 11 and runs Friday to Sunday until January 27. The program will give guests the opportunity to choose eight wine and culinary pairings from a list of more than 40 VQA wineries along Wine Country Ontario’s Wine Route.
Outdoor street celebrations start the same weekend, beginning with Twenty Valley’s Winter WineFest in Jordan Village from January 11 to 13, followed by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival from January 18 to 20 and 25 to 27.
Additionally, chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson will head up the ‘Sparkling Dinner’ and the ‘Icewine Brunch’ as part of Twenty Valley’s Winter WineFest festivities.
Full details on all 2019 Icewine Festival events are available here.