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Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival: June 14th – June 22nd

Besides the Falls, the Niagara Region is probably most well-known for its wine. The region and its Niagara wine featured, is ranked in the #1 spot for the Food & Wine Destination in Canada, which makes up a close-knit circle of wineries located within Niagara-on-the-Lake. June 14th, 2014 marks the beginning of the Niagara wine festival festivities with the Niagara New Vintage Festival and continues throughout the following weekend on Saturday, June 21st and Sunday, June 22nd.

 About the Niagara New Vintage Festival

Niagara wine goes through cycles of growth and rebirth and this festival celebrates that within its 14,800 acres of Niagara’s vineyards that are rich in soil and unique to the climate. The 5th Installment of the New Vintage Festival “Tailgate Party” happens on Saturday, June 21st from 5:30-9:30pm at the Wiens Family Vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Wes Wiens represents the legacy of the Niagara wine growing family and invites guests to join his family in their vineyard for this special night.

“My family and I would like to welcome everyone out to the 19th Annual New Vintage Festival on June 21st. Come and join us in our vineyard for this fun event as we serve food and wine, tailgate style throughout our vineyards”, said Wes Wiens, 2013 Grape King.

Eight incredible chefs will serve up mouth-watering creations using the freshest local ingredients with an eye on culinary trends. The Dairy Farmers of Canada will be on hand to present a selection of cheeses that are unique and delicious.

The Tailgate Party is presented by TD, which will feature 35 of Niagara’s favourite wineries and a showcase of their latest releases and wines. Evermile will provide live music with a New Country feel and the Message in a Bottle auction will offer lots of chances to win great prizes.

“We’re proud once again to partner with the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival to sponsor the TD Tailgate Party,” says Coby Hawkins, District Vice President, TD Canada Trust. “At TD we are constantly striving to do our part to strengthen the communities where we do business, and one of the ways we do this is by supporting great community events like this one.”

Tailgate party tickets are $85 (plus HST), and you may order online at or by calling the Festival office at 905-688-0212.

Please note: There is no parking allowed on site, so there will be a shuttle bus provided. You may check out the shuttle bus map by clicking here.

 Purchase a Discovery Pass!

On June 14, 15, 21, & 22 from 11:00am – 5:00pm, consider purchasing a “Discovery Pass” for $40 + HST which allows you access to eight Niagara wine experiences with removable vouchers for any of the participating wineries of your choice (click here for the list of wineries). If you are the “Designated Driver” you can still be a part of all the excitement by indulging in eight mocktail and culinary pairings with the “Driver’s Discovery Pass”!

You may purchase your Discovery Passes by calling 905.688.0212 x112 or at the first winery on your route.

Hotel Accommodations

If you stay at the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill, you will be provided with an opportunity to discover other amazing attractions that Niagara has to offer, in addition to heading to Niagara-on-the-Lake to taste our region’s best Niagara wine. You will also be provided with many more different options at considerable savings, in order to experience a visit that features more of Niagara’s best! From the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, to the Greg Frewin Magic Show, and even a Niagara Helicopter ride, the Build-A-Package contains many options, with some discounts at up to 70% off! They even offer a Niagara Wine Country Tour if you can’t get enough of our delectable Niagara wine.

For more information on The Niagara New Vintage Festival visit them at



If you are a fan of the vine, these are the weekends to visit wine country!

Christine on Niagara Wine

Christine Lynn





Instagram: @cliftonhillfun

— clynn

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