Niagara Grape & Wine Festival

Sept11-27Fri-Sat-Sun

Experience Niagara's beauty in a fresh, safe way with the Grape & Wine Discovery Pass.

Plan your wine adventure

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. Choose 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.

New this year, reserve your Discovery Pass experiences in advance using a fast and easy new reservation system, powered by RBC. This flexible system will allow you to book as a single, couple or group, and will ensure a “front of the line” experience when you arrive!

The link to the reservation system will be emailed directly to you once you have purchased your Discovery Pass tickets. Reserving your experiences in advance will be required, and we recommend that you book your spots as soon as possible to ensure that you can visit your favourite wineries as space will be limited, all to align with updated COVID-19 restrictions.

Another new feature to the Discovery Pass program this year is self-guided virtual winery tours! Before or after your Discovery Pass experience, you can enjoy a “virtual tour” of the winery through a brand new platform. Each winery will have a QR code that links to great content including winemaker tasting notes, vineyard updates from the growers, audio storytelling and more. This is free of charge, so get outside with a glass of wine and enjoy your time in Niagara Wine Country!

Purchase Pass

Participating Wineries

Raise a glass and celebrate the harvest! Our winery partners have carefully crafted delectable wine and food pairings that showcase the best of the season. #VQAeveryday!

Pairings

13th Street Winery photo

1776 Fourth Avenue

St. Catharines

905-984-8463

13thstreetwinery.com

Discover our Expression! And Savour Chef Josh’s locally inspired Banh Mi

Discover our Expression! And Savour Chef Josh’s locally inspired Banh Mi (Vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine{s)

New Expression Series Riesling 2019 & Cab Merlot 2019

Fielding Estate Winery photo

4020 Locust Lane

Beamsville

905-563-0668

fieldingwines.com

Fielding Estate Winery

Slip into fall and sip on our refreshing 2018 Estate Bottled Riesling & our delicious 2018 Red Conception. We paired these fall favorites with a Smoked Chicken Taco, topped with chipotle aioli, black bean pico di Gallo, queso fresco & sweet potato, made by Chef Mitchell Lamb of Revelee Brunch Café. Enjoy this pairing while you take in the spectacular fall views.

Featured Wine{s)

2018 Red Conception, 2018 Estate Bottled Riesling

Flat Rock Cellars photo

2727 Seventh Avenue

Jordan

905-562-8994

flatrockcellars.com

Twisted Times Call for Twisted Wines

Sip on Flat Rock's signature white wine, Twisted! Matched perfectly to a generous slice of jalapeño and white cheddar cornbread, served with Niagara peach chutney and honey butter. Made with local ingredients by our friends at Revalee Brunch Café. (vegetarian)

Featured Wine{s)

2017 Twisted (Vegan)

Harbour Estates Winery photo

4362 Jordan Road

Jordan

905-562-6279

hewwine.com

Baco and BBQ

Dig into our fall-off-the-bone Ribs with our famous Baco Noir infused BBQ Sauce and all the fixings!

Featured Wine{s)

2018 Baco Noir (Vegan)

Hernder Estate Wines photo

1607 Eighth Avenue Louth

St. Catharines

905-684-3300

hernder.com

Get your Chard-on

Enjoy a medallion of Spinach & Brie Chicken Rollatini served on a dollop of Savory Mashed Potatoes, draped with a Velvety Hernder Chardonnay Cream Sauce. (Vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine{s)

2019 Chardonnay

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY photo

1096 Lakeshore Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-935-2866

konzelmann.ca

Slider-licious

Slow-braised, specially seasoned pulled pork sliders with housemade coleslaw on a mini brioche bun, served in our Lakefront Lounge overlooking the vineyard and Lake Ontario.

Featured Wine{s)

Lakefront Series Merlot

Lakeview Wine Co. photo

1067 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-685-5673

lakeviewwineco.com

A Little Slice of Serenity with Pizza & Pinot Noir Rosé

Join us at Lakeview Wine Co. for a little slice of Serenity! We've partnered up with local Pizzeria, N'ata Cosa Ristorante, pairing their amazing woodfired pizza slices with our Serenity Pinot Noir Rosé. (Vegetarian)

Featured Wine{s)

Serenity by Lakeview Cellars 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé (Vegan)

Marynissen Estates photo

1208 Concession 1 Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-7270

marynissen.com

From Swine to Wine with Marynissen Estates!

Marynissen is headed back to its pig barn roots! Come and try our 2019 Rosé paired with a pulled pork slider topped with ginger slaw! (Vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine{s)

2019 Rosé

Niagara College Teaching Winery photo

135 Taylor Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-641-2252 ext. 4070

niagaracollegewine.ca

Gastronomy Garden

Come enjoy our all new wine and beer garden while you sip on the award winning Gastronomy Pinot Noir paired with delicious Homemade Olive Tapenade and Mushroom Crostini with Prosciutto and fresh garden herbs. (Vegetarian and vegan options available, white wine option available)

Featured Wine{s)

2017 Les Marmitons Gastronomy Pinot Noir

Palatine Hills Estate Winery photo

911 Lakeshore Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-646-9617

palatinehillsestatewinery.com

Bacon Wrapped Heat vs. Semi-Sweet

Set your tastebuds alight with a hot and savoury Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Popper topped with Lime Crema, paired with a vibrant Estate Riesling. (Gluten Free)

Featured Wine{s)

2016 Estate Riesling (Vegan)

Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant photo

290 John Street East

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-4678

peller.com

When It Grains, We Pour

Enjoy the picturesque vineyard views and the 2019 Private Reserve Riesling at Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant when you stop by to delight in Chef Parsons’ BBQ Grain Bowl with charred broccoli, peppers, corn, toasted Farro seed and cumin cauliflower. (Vegetarian. Vegan, Gluten Free and Dairy Free alterations available)

Featured Wine{s)

Peller Estates Private Reserve Riesling 2018

Pillitteri Estates Winery photo

1696 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-3147

pillitteri.com

Team Canada Charcuterie Tray

Enjoy a savoury selection of local meats, cheeses and preserves specially selected to enjoy on our patio with your choice of either the Team Canada Red or Team Canada White, the Official Wines of the Canadian Olympic Team.

Featured Wine{s)

2018 Team Canada Red and 2018 Team Canada White

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery photo

3210 Staff Avenue

Jordan

905-562-1719

sue-annstaff.com

Fall Fair Fun Fare!

Indulge your inner child with a sophisticated take on the most classic fall fair treat, the Pogo Stick! Chef Beth, August Restaurant, wraps a house made garlic and herb mini sausage in gourmet cornbread batter. Dip this scrumptious stick in a selection of three decadent sauces determining which pairs best with our 2019 Bank Barn Baco Noir. (Vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine{s)

2019 Bank Barn Baco Noir

Thirty Bench Wine Makers photo

4281 Mountainview Road

Beamsville

905-563-1698

thirtybench.com?SID=i2ntrlcs0tocefk8tu6t9k8qg6

Here For The Right Riesling

Spend some time on the Beamsville Bench as you take in the breathtaking views of our vineyards - if you’re lucky you may even see the Toronto skyline across the lake. You’ll enjoy a Chicken Satay and Chopped Thai Salad made by our friends at Revalee Brunch Café and paired perfectly with our 2018 Winemakers Riesling. (Gluten Free, vegan option available)

Featured Wine{s)

Thirty Bench Winemakers Riesling 2018

Trius Winery & Restaurant photo

1249 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-4678

triuswines.com?SID=1h2fq5bcejff4strgcaugvnn40

Quite Franc-ly The Best Burger Around

Visit the most instagramable winery for Chef Frank Dodd’s famous Trius Ribeye Burger with Icewine Onion Jam paired with our 2019 Trius Cabernet Franc. You’ll want to snap a pic of this perfect pairing! (Vegetarian and Gluten Free alternatives available)

Featured Wine{s)

Trius Cabernet Franc 2019

Vineland Estates Winery photo

3620 Moyer Road

Vineland

905-562-7088

vineland.com

The Amazing Taste of Pink

A southern inspired chili and lime marinated shrimp on a bed of charred corn and black bean salsa, spotted with guacamole and yucca chips is paired perfectly with our new sparkling dry rosé. It’s all about the refreshing and lively flavours of pink! Highlight your harvest with this delight. (Vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine{s)

2019 Frienzy sparkling dry Rosé

Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery photo

1219 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-0099

gretzkyestateswines.com

Aw, Shucks!

Try the newest Wayne Gretzky Estates product, our 2019 Founders Sauvignon Blanc when you visit our vibrant estate. Enjoy this tasting alongside a delectable Grilled Mexican Street Corn with mayo, feta cheese, cilantro, and chili pepper. You won’t want to miss this a-maize-ing offering! (Vegetarian)

Featured Wine{s)

Wayne Gretzky Estates Founders Series Sauvignon Blanc 2019