Niagara Wine Region
Ontario Canada

The Niagara Wine Festival is three weekends of enlightened wine, food and vineyard experiences. A celebration of the harvest and world renowned Niagara wines comes to life with the Niagara Wine Festival.

The Discovery Pass program will be back during the three weekends ( Saturday and Sunday- 11a-5p) of the Festival - September 10-11, 17-18, 24-25 2016.

Participating Niagara on the Lake Wineries include these favourites and more:

Chateau des Charmes- "A Fresh and Hearty Harvest"

Mini Pork and dried cranberry Shepherd's Pie paired a gold medal award winning Château des Charmes Cuvée d'Andrée Rosé 2015.

Inniskillin Wines- "Something Spicy & Sweet"

General Tso Chicken with crispy shallots is the perfect match to the Inniskillin Reserve Riesling.

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery- "Coastal Classic Twist"

A Coastal Classic with an Ontario twist. Pacific Snapper ceviche, Niagara Apple Slaw paired with their Grand Reserve Riesling.

Konzelmann Estate Winery- "New World Duo"

Succulent New Zealand Lamb Chop lightly brushed with a fine Basil Pesto grilled to perfection, perfectly paired with the locals' favourite- Lakefront Series Konzelmann Shiraz

Peller Estates Winery- "Muscat & Melon"

Infused mellon with micro basil sprouts paired with Peller Estates 2015 Private Reserve Muscat.

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery- "How Do You Like Them Apples?"

House made Roasted Corn, Chorizo Sausage and Tarragon tartlet paired with their New Release 2015 Sand & Gravel Chardonnay.

Reif Estate Winery- "Germany vs Italy"

A taste of a traditional German Harvest BBQ with an Italian twist and regional flare. Reif's 2014 Riesling is paired with la ocal Italian-style sausage.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery- "Patio Pinot & Eggplant Parmigiana"

Enjoy eggplant parmigiana on a freshly baked foccacia paired with the newly released 2015 Pinot Grigio.

Trius Winery at Hillebrand- "Trius Burger Bar"

Back by popular demand, Trius Mini Burgers paired with Trius Cabernet Franc 2014.

Participating Twenty Valley Area Wineries include these favourites and more:

13th Street Winery- "Gamay Gone Wild"

Wild mushroom and local country sausage pasta salad with a truffle oil vinaigrette and shaved aged Gouda served with Gamay Noir

Creekside Estate Winery- "Hot Diggity Dog"

House smoked mini Hot Dogs with a selection of homemade condiments, paired with a 2013 Estate Syrah- the ideal mix of of spice, smoke and attitude all in one glass.

Fielding Estate Winery- " Fielding Braised Beef on the Bench"

Enjoy "Rock Pike Red" braised beef paired with a choice of 2013 Rock Pike Red or 2012 White Conception.

Magnotta Winery- " Fresh And Flavourful"

Enjoy a fresh Caprese salad paired perfectly with Magnotta's 2015 Pinot Noir Rosé Equus VQA and 2014 Pinot Gris Special Reserve VQA

Malivoire Wine- "Fine Fare with a Rustic Flare"

Savour succulent Beef Carpaccio on Crostini with Malivoire's Old Vines Foch.

Megalomaniac Winery- "Sips & Sliders"

Hot off the BBQ sliders and dark Bravado Cabernet Sauvignon andspicy FRANK Cabernet Franc.

Rockway Vineyards- "Nothing Beets our Pairing"

Tantalizing Beet Gnocchi paired with 2012 White Assemblage.

Vineland Estates Winery- " Saucy Pork Seasonal Bridge"

A crispy wonton topped with Bourbon BBQ pulled pork and crème fresh perfectly paired with "Castaway Rosé "

For Full Details, Tickets or Any Further Inquiries Refer to Host Website Above


Niagara Wine Festival Discovery Pass
Ages 19 and up
Niagara Wine Festival Driver Discovery Pass
All ages
Individual Pairings at the Wineries
All ages

Prices are subject to change without notice.


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Jonathan Gentry

The music is way too loud. Many people are quite drunk. There is little if any of niagara's best wine, and not much of a family atmosphere. A genuine disappointment.
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Donna Sherbok

I'm a Niagara Falls resident and took some family from out-of-town to the wine festival at Montebello park on Saturday. I was so disappointed with it. I was shocked that it cost $13.00 for a 4 oz. glass of wine but that first I had to buy a glass for $3.25 bringing one glass of wine to $16.25. That was totally unaffordable for me and I.m sorry to say I left without even getting to enjoy a glass. That evening we went to a fine Niagara Falls restaurant with a view of the Falls and had a lovely glass of Niagara VQA wine for $9.00. (in a free wine glass). Also I seen many people walking around drinking out of the bottle sharing it among 3 or 4 people (probably saving the glass fee) it looked horrible. Well I won't be back, and would never recommend to any of my friends or family. signed Donna Sherbok
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Bring back the GRAPE and wine festival,it's turned into a money grab and less about the community
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Too expensive and too commercialized. Use to be an event to look forward to.
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You guys are ridiculous making it a $40 entry and my 23 girlfriends had planned to attend and when we got there were asked to pay a$40 entry fee each. Some of us came from Oakville and Burlington. What a joke. We went and spent our money else where. So sad. Never again.
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This is way over priced. I would never bring my family. It costs $25.99 for 2 day passes at wonderland compared to that you are just GREEDY!!!!
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I attended the original Grape and Wine Festival for almost 50 years...starting with my childhood and then taking my own children.I enjoyed the upscale wine events at the wineries as well but It was always fun knowing you would run into old friends, neighbour's and school mates at the parade or the park or at an Event in the Tent... And for those who had moved away over time...well, you could count on them to come home for that week of events to celebrate our small town fun. However, after attending 2 years under the new Wine Festival...i stopped going to any of it...the week no longer has that family, community has been disappointing and I will not be carrying on the tradition with my grandchildren. Sad but true!
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The admission fee is ridiculous!Bring back the Grape and Wine as it was! A family event!!!!!! Not commercialized and a money grab that it has turned into.
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