Wine Enthusiasts Ready for Niagara’s Icewine Season
Niagara will be filled with excitement as it toasts to Canada's liquid gold with glamorous galas, a wine and culinary tour across 32 wineries, a vibrant street festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and a variety of other events.
Niagara is gearing up to celebrate its annual Icewine harvest season in style, despite the cold temperatures in January. From January 12 to 28, the region will be filled with excitement as it toasts to Canada’s liquid gold with glamorous galas, a wine and culinary tour across 32 wineries, a vibrant street festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and a variety of other events.
The exciting Niagara Icewine Festival begins on Friday, January 12, with the highly anticipated return of the popular Discovery Pass Touring Program, sponsored by CAA Travel. For a single affordable price, passport holders can choose to visit three or six Niagara wineries on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays throughout January. This exclusive opportunity allows participants to indulge in delectable wine and food pairings that are truly unparalleled. To enhance the experience, a new optional shuttle service is available this year, making it even more convenient for wine enthusiasts to explore and savor the wonders of Niagara wine country during the month of January. The festival boasts 32 winery partners, each offering an extensive selection of wines including reds, whites, sparklings, Icewines, and non-alcoholic beverages. Additionally, they provide a variety of food options to cater to different dietary preferences such as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and dairy-free. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience. Get your Discovery Pass Touring Passports now.
Don’t miss the all-inclusive Cool As Ice Gala at the Niagara Parks Power Station on January 13. It’s perfect for wine enthusiasts who want to indulge in the luxurious nature of Icewine. Fallsview Casino Resort is presenting this dazzling evening event, featuring twenty-five top wineries from Niagara. They will be pouring a wide variety of fine wines, cocktails, and mocktails. Additionally, eight renowned restaurants from wine country will be showcasing their culinary skills with bold experiences. From Indian street food to an oyster bar and delectable dishes like smoked salmon, pork belly, and wood-fired mushrooms infused with Icewine, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Guests can also explore the Niagara Parks Power Station, which will offer exclusive access, live music, art installations, circus-style performances, and the unique opportunity to descend 180 feet in a glass-panelled elevator and walk a 2,200-foot-long tunnel.
Act fast to secure your spot on the guest list for the January 13 Cool As Ice Gala. Last year’s attendees were impressed by the wine, food, and entertainment at the Niagara Park Power Station, leading to brisk ticket sales for this year’s event. Don’t miss out – Cool As Ice Gala tickets are already 85% sold. Purchase your tickets now to avoid disappointment.
Niagara Wine Festival’s Executive Director, Dorian Anderson, states that in Niagara wine country, there is no concept of post-holiday hibernation. The Niagara Icewine Festival, with its 32 winery partners, three weekends of Discovery Pass touring, and an unforgettable Cool As Ice Gala, provides wine enthusiasts with numerous opportunities to immerse themselves in the thrill of the Icewine harvest.