Taste the Season is Niagara-on-the-Lake's must-do event in November! Celebrate the season’s bounty with locally inspired VQA wine and food pairings at each of our member wineries.
This $45 (plus HST) touring pass entitles you, the holder, to one VQA wine tasting and food pairing at each of our member wineries and is valid November 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, and 25-27 – 11am to 5pm.
This $25 (plus HST) touring pass is valid for food offerings and non-alcoholic drinks only; limit one designated driver touring pass per purchase.2016 Taste the Season Pairings
Rindergulasch, Spätzle and Rotkohl – rich beef goulash, buttery noodles and wine braised red cabbage paired with Red Barn Cabernet Franc.PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY
Home-style cooked meatball and sea salt pizzelle with Napoletana sauce and balsamic glaze paired with 2012 Cabernet Merlot.PELLER ESTATES WINERY
Yorkshire Valley Chicken Pot Pies: braised chicken, tender vegetables, flaky crust and a Chardonnay cream sauce (vegetarian and gluten-free options available) paired with 2015 Private Reserve Chardonnay.CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
Braised short rib wellington with green peppercorn aioli paired with 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Grown & Bottled.PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY
French Vidalia onion soup with thyme, Cognac croutons and 5 Brothers Gouda (gluten-free option available) paired with 2012 Viognier.PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY
Braised lamb and sweet potato Shepherd’s Pie (vegetarian and gluten-free options available) paired with 2013 Bella Terra Cabernet Franc.DIAMOND ESTATES - THE WINERY
Roasted garlic potato chowder with parmesan flatbread paired with 2014 McMichael Chardonnay.RANCOURT WINERY
Oven-roasted pulled chicken taco grilled with Harvest Barn’s Peach Chipotle Sauce topped with a creamy slaw paired with 2015 Bon Bon Blanc.HINTERBROOK ESTATE WINERY
Braised beef rosemary risotto paired with 2013 Nomad Cabernet Franc.RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
Classic harvest stew of Redcoat braised beef and seasonal Niagara vegetables, topped with a flaky cheddar biscuit (gluten-free option available) paired with 2013 Sand & Gravel Redcoat.INNISKILLIN WINES
East coast clam chowder (gluten-free option available) paired with Vidal Icewine.REIF ESTATE WINERY
Ruth Anne’s Sugar Plum Christmas Cookie (vegetarian option available) paired with 2015 Baco Noir.JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY
Grilled chicken and poblano burrito (gluten-free and dairy-free options available) paired with Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc.RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY
Creamy broccoli seafood soup with Italian corn bread paired with 2013 Angelina’s Reserve Gewürztraminer.JOSEPH'S ESTATE WINES
Anglo-Indian chicken curry with pears and golden raisins in a coconut milk sauce paired with 2014 Chardonnay Musqué.SMALL TALK VINEYARDS
Creamy herbed mushroom pie, topped with savory crumble and garnished with fennel (vegetarian option available) paired with 2013 “Faux Pas” Chardonnay.KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
Baked Woolwich goat cheese and sweet basil tart with field tomato marmalade by “Escabèche” Restaurant at the Prince of Wales Hotel paired with 2015 Konzelmann Sauvignon Blanc Reserve.LAILEY VINEYARDS
Spiced pumpkin cookie topped with cream cheese frosting paired with Dry Late Harvest Riesling.STRATUS VINEYARDS
Pâte de Champagne with green peppercorn and “Whitty Farms” blackberries paired with 2013 Kabang Red.STREWN WINERY
Seasonal Sampler Trio: Balderson double-smoked cheddar; turkey & cranberry sausage; sweet potato & maple purée in phyllo cup (vegetarian and gluten-free options available) paired with 2013 Strewn Merlot.NIAGARA COLLEGE TRAINING WINERY
Red wine braised stew paired with 2011 Dean’s List Meritage.TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND
White bean and parsnip soup; applewood-smoked chicken paired with 2015 Trius Chardonnay.THE HARE WINE CO.
Buttery, sweet roasted carrot soup topped with fresh coriander (vegetarian and gluten-free options available) paired with 2015 Crown Land White (Riesling/Gewürztraminer).TWO SISTERS VINEYARDS
Rabbit ragú on a parmesan polenta square paired with 2012 Eleventh Post, Niagara River VQA.