Niagara’s Annual Icewine Festival

Every year, for the month of January (14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th), Wine Country Ontario celebrates one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. Niagara’s annual Icewine Festival, unique in the wine world, is a time when consumers have the best opportunities to discover and enjoy the delicious and luscious sensations of Icewine while taking part in unforgettable Icewine-inspired experiences…

While Icewine can and should be enjoyed any time of the year, January is a special time when the Niagara region turns into a wintry wonderland, a magical place like no other. Wine enthusiasts, cocktail fans, foodies and music lovers alike can choose from a collection of Icewine related events reflecting the authentic and local flavours of Ontario.

Events will be hosted throughout the Niagara region and at the outdoor street festivals in the towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Jordan Village where visitors can warm up to cozy open fires, admire sparkling ice sculptures and enjoy live entertainment. Activities include an annual Icewine Gala, casual and formal culinary experiences, food and cocktail competitions, an outdoor concert and action-packed winemaker challenges. Guests can also purchase a Discovery Pass, where visitors can choose from over 30 incredible wine and culinary experiences along the Wine Route. And while Icewine is the focus of this annual celebration, visitors also have the opportunity to taste festive sparkling wines and sensational VQA red and white wines.

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2 thoughts on “Niagara’s Annual Icewine Festival”

  1. My husband and I visited the Niagara Icewine Festival last weekend and I would highly recommend it. It’s a great chance to sample different kinds of wines – not only icewine, but red, white and sparkling -and discover new local wineries. If you go, dress warm! The majority of the festival is outside and can get quite cold. As long as you are prepared, it’s a great day trip for couple and groups alike! If anyone is interested, we wrote about our experience at the festival here

    1. Thank you for your tips, Ashley. I will be headed there this weekend for my first ice wine festival, and will be sure to dress warmly! Its really a great opportunity to infuse some excitement into our winter.



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