The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival includes a variety of Icewine-inspired events offered by the members of the WNOTL and Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurants. The flagship event of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival is the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village on Saturday, January 22 and Sunday, January 23, 2011 from 11 am to 5 pm on Queen Street in the centre of the Heritage District. The event pairs Icewines from the 25 WNOTL with Canadian Jazz music and Icewine-infused delicacies from Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurants. On the evening of Saturday, January 22, 2010, from 9 pm to 11 pm, wine country’s hottest Icewine “Mixologists” will compete in the Icewine Cocktail Competition. The best part of this event is that guests get the opportunity to sample innovative Icewine cocktails.
In addition, the Heritage District of Niagara-on-the-Lake will be the site of Icewine Legends (offered the weekends of January 15/16, 22/23, 29/30, 2011), a tasting series lead by Niagara-on-the-Lake’s founding and upcoming Icewinemakers; Icewine & A Movie (offered Saturday, January 15, 2011), a celebration of Icewine and 50 Years of the Shaw Festival and Goodies for Grownups (offered Saturday, January 29, 2011), an Icewine and dessert reception hosted by celebrity Chef Anna Olson.
Each day of the festival the WNOTL welcomes guests to taste the richness of the region and experience the 25 distinct member wineries: Cattail Creek, Château des Charmes, Coyote’s Run, Hillebrand, Ice House, Inniskillin, Jackson Triggs, Joseph’s, Konzelmann, Lailey, Maleta, Marynissen, Niagara College, Palatine Hills, Peller Estates, Pillitteri, PondView, Ravine, Reif, Riverview, Southbrook, Stonechurch, Stratus, Strewn and Sunnybrook Farm.