Niagara Grape & Wine Festival Presses On
From a fun new approach for the beloved Grape & Wine Parade to a new initiative that will bring the festivities of Montebello Park to your own backyard and creative new ways to enjoy and explore Niagara’s wineries, the 2020 vintage of the Niagara Grape and Wine Festival will provide wine lovers with a fresh, safe way to experience the Festival’s most popular events and activities!
Fall Festival Programming
September 11 - 27, 2020 | 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Experience Niagara’s beauty in a fresh, safe way with the Grape & Wine Discovery Pass! From the Twenty Valley to Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara’s world-renowned wine region is ripe for exploration. Classic cool-climate grapes such as Riesling, Chardonnay, Gamay Noir, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Franc flourish here, but our region now boasts over 46 thriving varietals across 13,600 acres. Plan your wine adventure with a wine festival Discovery Pass and enjoy carefully curated wine pairings with world-class seasonal cuisine from Niagara’s talented chefs.
Centre Stage Saturdays
September 19 & 26 | 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Bring the festivities of Montebello Park to your own backyard! Concerts from headline bands will be live-streamed online on Saturday, September 19 and Saturday, September 26, featuring 6 Ontario bands that will perform the opening acts after winning our new #CentreStageSaturdays contest. Niagara wineries will create Grape & Wine packs that will include a selection of wine and themed goodies to help bring the fun of the festival to your own backyard.
September 26, 2020
This year’s Meridian Porch Parade invites Niagara residents to bring the fun to their front door on Saturday, September 26t! Register online and the Niagara Grape & Wine Porch Parade team will visit to capture the fun on film and judge your efforts for a range of friendly contest categories. The festivities will be captured on film and shared live to allow the whole region to enjoy seeing everyone’s Grape & Wine spirit.
Canada's Largest Wine Festival Series
Spring Sparkles Festival
Let's add a bit of sparkle to our days! The Spring Sparkles Festival is designed with fizz and fun in mind! Most importantly, it's a reminder that VQA Sparkling is NOT just for special occasions.
The Homegrown Wine Festival is being replaced this year with a new twist! Introducing the Festival Guide to Summer! This digital event celebrates the growers, winemakers, culinary partners, and lifestyle that goes along with Canada's largest wine region.
Grape & Wine Festival
Canada's largest wine festival happens every September across the entire Niagara region! Celebrate harvest in a fresh, safe way with a fun new approach to the Grape & Wine Parade, plan your wine adventure with a wine festival Discovery Pass at over 20 participating wineries, and bring the festivities of Montebello Park to your own backyard.
Canada’s coolest wine festival happens in January across the Niagara Region! Celebrate Icewine and all things VQA at our Annual Gala. Choose your wine adventure with a Discovery Pass and enjoy carefully curated wine pairings at participating wineries. Plus, join us for the Snow Globe Soiree.