Niagara Wineries in the Winter
Have You Ever Experienced Our 100+ Niagara Wineries in the Winter?
It always just feels like exploring Niagara Wineries in the summertime is the right thing to do, but have you ever experienced one of the 100+ Niagara Wineries in the Winter? There are 68 days left of Winter, which means there are lots of days for tasting. We all seem to get into this state of hibernation in the Winter, but there are so many exciting things to do in Niagara during the Winter, with Niagara winery touring and tasting being just one of them (and might we add a delicious one).
Here's just a taste of all the great events happening at the Niagara Wineries this Winter:
Niagara Icewine Festival - if you haven't been before, this is a great way to celebrate Winter in Wine Country. When you purchase the discovery pass you can experience eight food and wine pairings from your choice of over 35+ wineries (yes, 35 wineries). Check out our recent blog for all of the Niagara Icewine Festival details.
Valentine's Day Cooking Class - how about creating a little heat in the kitchen with your loved one with a cooking class for Valentine's Day? This event will get you out of the house and the kitchen :) Winter at the Farm - Warm up with this delicious dinner at the farm. From January - May - enjoy 1 appetizer, 1 main and 1 dessert for $35
13th Street Winery
Food and Wine Seminar - Start the year off right with some healthy eating cooking lessons paired with wine of course (life is about balance - right?) Paint and Sip - Can you think of a better way to make the best of the Winter blahs?
Wayne Gretzky Estates
This winery needs no introduction and it has quickly become a local favourite. In true Canadian form, Wayne Gretzky Estates offers a great selection of wine and Canadian Whisky. The Great Canadian Whisky Tour - offered daily from 11:30am The Great Canadian Winery Tour - offered daily from 11:00am The Whisky Bartender: Cocktails 101 - offered daily at 1pm and 3pm The Wine and Whisky After Dark Tour - Fridays and Saturdays until March 31st The Great Canadian Winter Celebration - take part in one of Wayne's favourite activites...skating on his backyard rink at the winery while enjoying food and drinks at the outdoor Whisky Bar- January 20th - Noon - 10pm
Ultimate 10Below Icewine Lounge Experience - This might be the coolest thing you do this year! 10Below is an igloo-like Icewine Lounge where you and yoru friends can sample two signature series icewines and learn how to make an icewine martini, all while wearing a parka. Bet you can't say this is something you do every day? Vino and Cocoa - Interactive Pairing Experience Wine + Chocolate = happiness for everybody. You'll love this ever-so-popular winery experience and learn all about the perfect wine and chocolate pairings.
Tasting Stars - the Sparkling Experience - get ready to explore everything sparkling. Begin your experience with a tour at Ontario's 2015 Winery of the Year with a stroll through the vineyard before descending into their underground sparkling cellar for a tasting - offered various times throughout the day until March 31st.
We've talked a lot about the delicious Niagara Wineries, but we can't forget all the great Craft Breweries in Niagara too.
Niagara Oast House Breweries - great beer is just down the road, past the old oak, in the big red barn. You can't miss it!! Every Friday night, live music, food and beer from 5pm - 12am Ice Breakers Comedy Festival - they'll bring the beer and the laughs. The living legend himself, Kenny Robinson hosts a high energy evening featuring Aisha Brown, Marito Lopez and headliner Jean Paul - January 25th - 8pm - 11pm Silversmith - you have to experience the energy and rustic charm of this old church that dates back to the 1890s, plus the beer is pretty darn good too. There is ongoing live entertainment weekly, $5 pint specials on Thursdays and often line-ups out the door (which tells you this place is the spot). The Exchange Brewery - a premium brewery with a tasting room and exceptional beer, located in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake's Old Town heritage District. This Brewery has a lot of events going on throughout the Winter that are sure to lift your spirits. Paint Night at the Brewery - January 18th, Feb. 6th, March 13th Red Roof Retreat Fundraiser - Have a pint for a great cause. $1 from every draft and beer flight goes towards the Red Roof Retreat - January 20th Culinary Pop-Up from your Farm Gate - January 27th, Feb. 10th, March 17th Humour and Hops - Feb. 9th Sour Tour & Tasting -Feb. 10th The Woodshed Orchestra - Feb. 10th Bend & Brew - Feb. 11th These are just a few of our favs. Check out all of the other happening Niagara Wineries and Craft Breweries in Niagara. I'm sure all of these tasting events are making you thirsty. What are you waiting for? Book your little getaway to Niagara and include us, because you'll need a place to catch your zzz's (after all a day of sipping and savouring can be exhausting). Check out our One Night Romance Package Special offer, from $119 per night which includes: accommodations, breakfast buffet for two, dinner voucher, wine and beer tasting vouchers, a bottle of wine and keepsake glasses (yes we are seeing a trend), chocolates and more. Please drink responsibly and don't drive and drive.