VINELAND STATION, Ont. — Niagara’s Icewine Festival is returning with a full calendar of events planned over three weekends in January. The 2023 Icewine Festival will have new wine and culinary experiences across the Niagara Peninsula.
New this year, the Cool as Ice Gala will kick off festivities at the Niagara Parks Power Station venue on January 14. Guests will have the opportunity to explore an array of VQA Icewine, table wine and cocktails, paired with culinary selections from some of Niagara’s most talented chefs.
The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival begins its two weekends of celebrations on January 20 with the Sparkle & Ice Gala at the Courthouse Grand Hall. Additionally, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village will take place on Queen Street on January 21, 22, 28 and 29. The Niagara Icewine Cocktail Competition will take place on the evening of January 28 at the Courthouse Grand Hall.
“Niagara celebrates Icewine like nowhere else in the world. The Niagara Icewine Festival is a magical time to visit wine country Ontario and offers wine lovers a taste of something that is authentically Canadian,” says Sylvia Augaitis, executive director of Marketing for the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario. “Ontario wine country street festivals and galas are an invitation to uncover the many ways to enjoy Ontario VQA Icewine – from VQA Icewine cocktails to spicy, sweet and savoury VQA Icewine food experiences.”
The Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass returns with programming on Fridays to Sundays, Jan. 13 to 29, 2023. Consumers can choose up to six VQA Ontario Icewine and food pairings per weekend pass and select from a list of 28 wineries across the Niagara Peninsula.