The 2017 Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival in Niagara on the Lake is a little like inviting the wine god Bacchus himself to your wine festival. On the one hand, you have more than 40 classy wineries around the Niagara on the Lake, offering delectable wines and farm fresh food. On the other hand, much of this finery is served on the back of a truck’s tailgate with rock and jazz music playing in the background.
Wines and Foods Worthy of a Bacchus Ruckus…
Imagine crisp Chardonnays served with strawberry tarts as the pre-solstice sun stains the evening skies the color of red and white grapes. Or crab cakes crusted with herbs, a variety of hard cheeses, and a spicy chipotle sauce to dip it all in.
Of course, none of this would be quite as much fun if you couldn’t dig your toes into the cool grasses of the winery lawns and have leisurely conversations with vintners about this year’s wines.
Occasionally, you’ll meet a sommelier, who heads a winery whose wine recipes come from the old country – old Germany to be exact – like those wine professionals from Reif Estate Winery. Think wine in the tradition of the Rhine wines.
At other times, you’ll meet vintners from wineries like the 13th Street Winery… People who love fine wines and fine art equally.
TD Tailgate Party
Celebrate Homegrown Wines at the anchor celebration on Saturday June 17 from 6 to 10 pm. Join over 35 Niagara wineries as they uncork their season’s best wines alongside local chefs & entertainment.
Discover the New Vintage Wine Festival
Fortunately, for holders of the Discovery Pass, this solstice weekend at the lake is a great time to explore Niagara’s best wineries.
If you’re interested in going, the Discovery Pass gets you into the wine festival festivities, wine tastings & culinary adventures at local wineries from June 17 to June 18 2017.
- 3TH STREET WINERY
- CHATEAU DES CHARMES
- FIELDING ESTATE WINERY
- INNISKILLIN WINES
- JACKSON TRIGGS
- KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
- MAGNOTTA WINERY
- MALIVOIRE WINE
- MEGALOMANIAC WINERY
- PELLER ESTATES WINERY
- RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
- REIF ESTATE WINERY
- RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY
- TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND
- VINELAND ESTATES WINERY
Cost: $40 + HST
What’s included: 8 winery experiences per pass
Driver’s Discovery Pass
Cost: $30 + HST
What’s included seasonal foods and drinks (minus the alcohol)
Single Experience Pass
Plan you stay in Niagara on the Lake
Join Vintage Hotels for the festival and stay in one of our four award-winning properties featuring spas, restaurants that serve foods from the finest culinary traditions, and plenty of opportunities for relaxation. Why not make a complete weekend of it?