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Visit the Niagara Icewine Festival in January

Reif Estates Winery

Reif Estates Winery

Don’t let this winter pass you by without a visit to Ontario for the Niagara Icewine Festival. More than 30 Ontario  wineries are participating in this year’s Discovery Pass event.  Individual wineries can be visited for a $10 fee or a Discovery Pass ticket can be purchased.

The Niagara Icewine Festival began this past weekend but continues for two more weekends, January 16,17,18 and January 23,24,and 25.  More than thirty Canadian wineries are participating in the Discovery Pass event are located in Niagara-on-the-Lake or Twenty Valley.

The Discovery Pass is $40 per pass plus HST  and is good for eight winery visits.  (A designated driver’s pass is available for $30.)Without the pass each winery visit is $10.

Wineries will offer Icewines, wines and cuisine. For example, Colaneri Estate Winery will  pair an apple crisp dessert with a Riesling Icewine. Their Vidal Late Harvest wine will be paired with a light sponge cake. Hinterbrook Estate Winery visitors will experience the Cabernet Franc Icewine paired with maple oat crusted egg-free Icewine crème brûlée.

Visitors to Inniskillin  will have the opportunity to enjoy Ontario pork ramen with miso crispy shallot and peanuts with with their Vidal Icewine.

Vegetarians will want to stop by Kacaba Vineyards Winery for a Gewürztraminer Icewine or Reserve Riesling paired with grilled panini with brie, arugula, apple and pear topped with a drizzle of Icewine and honey.

Be sure to check out the entire schedule Discovery Pass experiences online.

Wine Trail Traveler has visited Ontario several times and numerous articles and photos are available online.

Inniskillin in Ontario

Inniskillin in Ontario



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