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Niagara-on-the-Lake

Icewine Festival 2024

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The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival is a premier winter event celebrating our region's renowned Icewine. Set against the picturesque backdrop of beautiful and historic Queen Street, the festival offers a unique and immersive experience for visitors. Visitors have the opportunity to sample a diverse array of exceptional Icewines  expertly created in the heart of Niagara by 18 local wineries. For more information of the wineries joining us this festival click here. Visitors can indulge in culinary delights and cocktails that complement the distinct flavours of this cherished Canadian specialty wine.  Capture enchanting moments in the picturesque setting with various Instagrammable moments throughout the festival. The festival features live entertainment, ice sculptures, and cooking and mixology demonstrations , creating a festive atmosphere that highlights the rich cultural and culinary offerings of Niagara-on-the-Lake during the winter season.  


New this year: we’ve gone cashless & tokenless. Pay for your samples with tap!

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OUR SPONSORS

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KICK-OFF WEEKEND AT THE OUTLET COLLECTION

Sponsored by Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Saturday, January 13th: 11am to 6pm

Sunday, January 14th: 12pm to 6pm

300 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Come and join us at one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's top shopping spots in the upcoming year.

Enjoy our outdoor Icewine Bar under the tent, where you can indulge in Niagara-on-the-Lake's renowned 'liquid gold' from more than 18 wineries. Immerse yourself in the ambiance with live music by DJ Marinko and relax in lounge seating by crackling fire pits.

 

Experience the delightful

outdoor coziness while relishing one of Niagara-on-the-Lake's most exquisite offerings.

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ICEWINE VILLAGE

Sponsored by Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake

Saturday, January 20th: 11am to 6pm

Sunday, January 21st: 12pm to 6pm

Saturday, January 27th: 11am to 6pm

Sunday, January 28th: 12pm to 6pm

The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival takes place over two wintry weekends in January. The gorgeous Heritage District sets the stage for a magical experience. The Icewine Village becomes a historical winter wonderland with delicious Icewine from over 18 local wineries and delectable food pairings from world-renowned restaurants. The Icewine Festival will be held outdoors on Queen Street.


There will be free admission to the Icewine Village and this year we are going cashless/tokenless! You'll be able to tap at the restaurant and wineries of your choice.

 

There will be an outdoor stage with live music entertainment, guest speakers on the history of Niagara Icewine, and cooking and mixology demonstrations to highlight the diversity of Icewine.

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VIP LOUNGE EXPERIENCE

Sponsored by Spirit in Niagara Distillery

Saturday, January 20th: 11am to 6pm

Sunday, January 21st: 12pm to 6pm

Saturday, January 27th: 11am to 6pm

Sunday, January 28th: 12pm to 6pm

$100 per ticket + HST (per day)

Indulge in VIP luxury at our Icewine Festival Village, sponsored by Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, in the Heritage District with an exclusive VIP Lounge experience priced at $100 plus HST per ticket. Your ticket grants you entry to a private tent conveniently located just across from the stage, featuring cozy fire pits, Muskoka chairs, and an Icewine cocktail bar generously sponsored by Spirit In Niagara. Immerse yourself in the ambiance with a complimentary signature cocktail.

As a VIP guest, you'll have the opportunity to unwind by the warmth of the fire while enjoying an exquisite Icewine tasting flight of three varieties, expertly paired with a delectable charcuterie box by Cheese Secrets in Niagara-on-the-Lake. To enhance your comfort, each VIP attendee will also receive a complimentary toque and blanket.

Elevate your Icewine Festival experience with our VIP Lounge, where luxury meets the enchantment of winter festivities. Please click the button below to purchase your tickets.

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SPARKLE AND ICE CELEBRATION

Sponsored by Scotia Wealth Management

Friday, January 26th at 8pm

Located in the Old Court House Building

26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake

$95.00 per ticket plus HST

If you've ever pondered the versatility of Icewine beyond its delightful sips, this event is your gateway.

Witness local wineries and restaurants engage in a spirited competition to craft mixologist-approved

Icewine cocktails vying for this year's coveted trophy. Your vote determines the champion, announced

on the night of the event. These cocktails embody the creative passion of Niagara-on-the-Lake's spirits

intertwined with the essence of Icewine. Enjoy live entertainment, capture moments at the photo booth,

and witness a dazzling firework display while toasting with Icewine for an unforgettable memory.

 

Included with your ticket purchase are three cocktails, with additional purchases available. Delight in a delectable, hand-crafted menu thoughtfully paired with the flavours of Icewine, complemented by wine sampling from our exclusive wine sponsor, the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Please click the button below to purchase your tickets.

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ICEWINE FESTIVAL MERCHANDISE

Click button below to view our Icewine Festival toques, blankets and bundle packages available.

*All physical items that are purchased will not be shipped out. They will be available for pick up only at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce office at 26 Queen Street.

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List of Wineries

Bella Terra Vineyards
Byland Estates Winery
Chateau des Charmes Estate Winery
De Simone Vineyards
Inniskillin Estate Winery
Ironwood Cider House
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estates Winery
Konzelmann Estate Winery
Lakeview Wine Co.

Marynissen Estates
Niagara College Teaching Winery
Palatine Hills Estate Winery
Peller Estates Winery
Pillitteri Estates Winery
Queenston Mile Vineyard
Reif Estate Winery
Riverview Cellars Winery
Trius Winery
Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery 

For more information on the wineries listed from Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake, visit: www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com

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Did you Know?

Icewine Edition

Niagara-on-the-Lake produces 90% of Canada's Icewine and produces 80% of Icewine internationally.

 

Icewine production started in the 1980s in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Icewine became Canada's 'Liquid Gold'.

Red Icewines are made from Cabernet Franc and Merlot grapes, while Vidal is the most popular white grape varietal for Canadian Icewine.

Grapes for Icewine must only be harvested when they are frozen naturally and the temperature must be -8 C (20°F) or below.

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