The Niagara Icewine Festival is back!

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It’s back! The Annual Niagara Icewine Festival kicks off  for three weekends in January (The 11th-13th, 18th-20nd & 25th-27th), where you’ll have the opportunity to taste a Canadian specialty made from grapes left to freeze naturally on the vine. The Niagara Region produces some of the world’s finest ice-wine, so don’t miss your chance to sample Niagara’s best at this years Icewine Festival!

Niagara is pleased to invite everyone to raise a glass of one of Canada’s most cherished wine product. Visitors from far and wide will make the Niagara Region their winter getaway this year while participating in a number of amazing wine and culinary events.

What does it taste like?

Icewine is an ultra-rich flavoured wine, boasting rich aromas and flavours of ripe tropical fruits, made from the intense liquid of naturally frozen grapes. All varieties are sweet, making it a “dessert” wine.  Icewine was traditionally rooted in Austria and Germany (locally known as “eiswein“); however, Canada has got the current claim to ice wine-making fame, with the majority of the market’s ice wine offerings coming from Ontario and BC. The wines are chilled and are perfectly paired with rich flavoured food (such as aged blue cheese). Add a splash of icewine to sparkling wine or cocktails to step up the flavour.

About the Niagara Icewine Festival:

Once again, the Niagara Icewine Festival will feature the Discovery Pass. From $45 you will be able to tour the wintry wine route and enjoy eight award-winning wines and food pairings throughout all three weekends of the Niagara Icewine Festival.

To ensure that all designated drivers are having a good time as well, the Festival is offering the Driver’s Discovery Pass. Enjoy eight non-alcoholic winery experiences throughout the Festival for just $35.

Click here for a list of all the Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries and Twenty Valley wineries featured during this event.

Kick-off the Niagara Icewine Festival!

There is no better way to celebrate the arrival of the Festival with a gala!

The Niagara Icewine Nothern Lights Gala
Friday, January 11th, 2019
7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

This evening showcases wines from 35 Niagara wineries, and features Canada’s largest tasting of internationally acclaimed VQA Icewines and table wines. Combined with the best of Niagara cuisine prepared by Niagara Casino’s top chefs as well as entertainment, this is an unforgettable evening!

Experience Canada’s largest tasting of internationally acclaimed VQA wines for $190+HST.

Buy your Niagara Icewine Nothern Lights Gala tickets here.

*Formal Attire Only*



discounts available for individual tickets only – packages not included



The beginning of the Niagara Icewine Festival runs alongside another popular Niagara Falls festival – the Ontario Power Generation’s Winter Festival of Lights!

The Winter Festival of Lights runs until January 31st, 2019 and is within easy access to the Fallsview Casino, where The Niagara Icewine Nothern Lights Gala is being held and is spread out along the Niagara Parkway, the Fallsview District, and Clifton Hill — where all the family fun magic happens! There is no better time to experience Winter in the Niagara Region!

Click here for a list of Niagara Falls Hotels to choose from.

For more information on the Niagara Icewine Festival please visit them online at

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