Besides the Falls, the Niagara Region is probably most well known for its wine. Niagara wine is ranked the #1 spot for the Food & Wine Destination in Canada and is a close-knit circle of 27 wineries located within Niagara-on-the-Lake, a beautiful picturesque drive down the Niagara Parkway from the Niagara Falls. June 15th, 2013 marked the beginning of the Niagara wine festival festivities with the New Vintage Wine Festival and continues throughout next weekend on Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd.
About the Niagara New Vintage Wine 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 New Vintage Wine Festival “Tailgate Party” happens on Saturday, June 22nd from 5:30-9:30 at:
Niagara’s celebrated winemakers will tell their Cool Climate Story and local chefs will present the bounty from their own backyard. Country star Tim Hicks will preform the night’s entertainment. You will be provided with wine and culinary tastings and evening entertainment for $85 + HST and can purchase the tickets by clicking here. There is no parking available on site, however there is a free shuttle provided by Niagara Classic Transport beginning at 5:15 pm at “Mike Weir Estate Winery” at 4041 Locust Lane in Beamsville, Ontario OR “Beamsville Lions Community Park” at 5162 Fly Rd. in Beamsville.
Here is a clip from Canada’s own Tim Hicks performing his song “Get By”:
Consider purchasing a “Discovery Pass” for $40 + HST which allows you access to eight Niagara wine experiences with removable vouchers for any participating wineries of your choice! New this year, 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 can no longer purchase your Discovery Passes online, however there is plenty of stock left at any of these wineries listed that you click here.
Stay at the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill Niagara Falls Hotel and in addition to heading to Niagara-on-the-Lake just a short drive away to taste Niagara wine, you will also be provided with many more different types of packages to experience all that Niagara has to offer from attractions in the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, to the Greg Frewin Magic Show and even a Niagara Helicopter ride at considerable discounts with the Build-A-Package campaign…with some discounts at 70% off that only the Comfort Inn Clifton Hill provides with this unique Niagara Falls package deal! They even offer a Niagara Wine Country Tour if you can’t get enough of the delectable Niagara wine this region provides!
The Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival is also looking for volunteers, so if you are a student with a passion for Niagara wine and providing a helping hand, please contact Pam Seabrook, Coordinator of Volunteers for more information or if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or (905) 688-0212 ex. 119. A free tshirt and meal will be provided to you. For the times and dates of volunteer assistance click here.
Visit the New Vintage Wine Festival on Twitter @NiagaraWineFest or Facebook @ www.facebook.com/NiagaraWineFestivals
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