Days of Wine & Chocolate
FEBRUARY 2, 2018 TO FEBRUARY 4, 2018
FEBRUARY 9, 2018 TO FEBRUARY 11, 2018
FEBRUARY 16, 2018 TO FEBRUARY 18, 2018
FEBRUARY 23, 2018 TO FEBRUARY 25, 2018
WEEKENDS IN FEBRUARY FROM 11AM TO 5PM
Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing. Visit our wineries and taste over 20 VQA wines matched with chocolate-infused dishes – from classically sweet flavour combinations to unexpected surprises. A romantic celebration for two or a great reason for a girls’ getaway weekend!
If you are travelling with a group of 8 or more guests, please have your group organizer call ahead to the wineries you plan to visit with your approximate arrival time so that we can plan to serve you better and make your experience an enjoyable one.
The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake encourage the responsible consumption of alcohol. Please note that your pass is valid every weekend in February, so you can come back and enjoy a few wineries every weekend rather than trying to fit them in all in one day. Winery staff reserve the right to refuse serving guests who are intoxicated or who clearly demonstrate they are over a reasonable limit.
PURCHASE TOURING PASS
Click here to print a list of 2018 participating wineries. Wine and food pairings are also listed below.
Touring passes are $45 per person (taxes and fees not included). Passes are valid for any of the four event weekends.
DESIGNATED DRIVER TOURING PASS
Valid for food offerings and non-alcoholic drinks only; limit one designated driver touring pass per purchase. Designated Driver passes are $25 (taxes and fees not included). Passes are valid for any of the four event weekends.
The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake encourage you to tour and taste responsibly. Please designate a driver who is not drinking and purchase one of our new Designated Driver Touring Passes (see Purchase Tickets for more details), or book with one of our local transportation partners. Click here for more information.
To experience all of our wineries, you’ll need more than one day. Why not book an overnight stay at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s fine hotels, inns or B&Bs? Click here or call Tourism Niagara-on-the-Lake at 905-468-1950 for details.
DINE IN CANADA’S #1 FOOD AND WINE DESTINATION
2018 Days of Wine & Chocolate Pairings
2016 Vidal Icewine (W, O) paired with mango-white Stilton drizzled with white chocolate or 2016 Cabernet Franc Icewine (W, O) paired with a cherry topped Brie covered in dark chocolate.
NV Brut Sparkling, Mèthode Traditionelle (W,O,L) paired with bread pudding with white chocolate drizzle. (V)
2016 Luminous Red (W, O) paired with chocolate-covered smoked bacon drizzled with white chocolate, lightly dusted with sea salt and cracked black pepper. (GF)
2015 Crown Land Red, VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake (W, O) paired with a Tide & Vine creation: red wine fudge brownie topped with maple candied bacon.
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon (W,O) paired with black dates pastry with walnut and chocolate.
2014 Reserve Merlot (W,O) paired with dark chocolate chili with white chocolate sour cream and green onions (GF).
2016 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir (W,O) paired with smoked chicken and chocolate cheddar panini with mushrooms and preserved cherries.
2014 Merlot Forte (W,O) paired with Tuscan chocolate panna cotta.
2013 Pinot Noir Reserve (W, O) paired with Ghirardelli dark chocolate rye cookies with a dusting of Maldon salt snow, created by Casa Mia Ristorante.
2013 Chardonnay Brickyard (W, O) with white chocolate covered salted pretzel with caramel drizzle.
2015 FRESH Perspectives Satin Red (W, O, L) paired with a dark chocolate cheesecake. (V)
2015 Gold Series Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with a chocolate truffle, with layers of dark chocolate-Cabernet Sauvignon infused ganache and jelly. (V, GF)
2016 Tom Thomson Algonquin Red (W,O) paired with dark chocolate & red wine housemade beef salami with elderberry jam and Evelyn’s cracker.
2016 Lakeshore Red (W, O) paired with gluten-free chocolate cake with crunchy nut bits and drizzled with caramel sauce. (V, GF)
2015 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc (W, O) paried with dark cherry, juniper & rosemary guanaja chocolate truffle (V).
2015 Select Late Harvest Vidal (W, O, L), paired with a double chocolate macaroon (V).
2014 Bella Terra Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with our delectable spiced cocoa rubbed pork back ribs with a rich and smooth chocolate infused BBQ sauce.
2014 Chardonnay Reserve (W, O) paired with Harvest Barn lobster bisque topped with white chocolate shavings.
2016 Sand and Gravel Cabernet Franc paired with winter spiced chili brownies (V).
2015 Chardonnay (W, O) paired with roasted parsnip and white chocolate soup.
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O) paired with Tuscan styled pulled pork on a chocolate cayenne crostini, chocolate cabernet balsamic drizzle.
2015 Big Ideas Cab Franc (W,O) paired with Cabernet Franc infused chili brownie or Cabernet Franc infused cherry ganache brownie.
2013 Stratus ‘Weather Report’ Red (W, O) paired with cocoa crostini with chocolate ricotta and charred radicchio.
2014 Premium Merlot (W, O) paired with a Savoury Chocolate Trio: mushroom with chocolate sauce; cocoa & spice dusted pork; and, dark chocolate dipped potato chip. (GF)