Choose 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.
Make the Most of Your Discovery Pass
Whether you’re a seasoned Discovery Pass professional or a first-timer, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your tour in Niagara.
Do your research!
Over 30 wineries have created special wine and culinary experiences that celebrate the harvest. Take a read through this guide and take a peek at the participating wineries, and mark your favourites.
Plan your route.
Your Discovery Pass is valid for all nine days, so use the Discovery Pass map to plan a route that leaves you plenty of time to relax and enjoy your experience. Better yet, plan one day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and another in Twenty Valley to get a full taste of Niagara.
Experience the wineries.
After you’ve sipped and savoured the Discovery Pass pairings, give yourself some time to experience the distinct features of each winery. Spend some time sampling new releases at the tasting bar, take in the crisp fall weather on a stroll through the vineyards, or snap some pictures of you and your friends enjoying your Discovery Pass in the vines!
Variety of fun.
Whether you plan your route based on your favourite varietal, stick to wineries you’ve never explored, or search out the best wine and culinary pairing, there are plenty of ways to experience Niagara with your Discovery Pass.
Eight experiences not enough?
No problem! All wineries have Discovery Passes for sale, so you can purchase another and split it with a friend.
Bring home your favourites.
You’re going to love several of the wines that you taste as you make your way through your Discovery Pass, so pick up an empty case from a participating winery and store your purchased wine easily in your vehicle.
How much does it cost?
Discovery Pass tickets are $45 +HST each and include 8 wine and food pairings at participating wineries. Driver's Discovery Pass tickets are $35 +HST and include 8 culinary pairings with a non-alcoholic beverage at participating wineries.
Which dates & times are Discovery Pass tickets valid for?
Your Discovery Pass ticket is valid from 11am-5pm on March 21-22 & 28-29. So if you’re finding it difficult to reach all eight wineries in one day, there’s no need to worry as you have five other days available to you!
Where can I buy Discovery Pass tickets?
You can purchase your tickets online or at any participating winery. Also available at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce, and at Ontario Tourism Centres.
Can I share my Discovery Pass?
Each Discovery Pass is loaded with 8 scans - that's 8 food and wine pairings total. This means that you can split the Discovery Pass by bringing along a friend, and enjoy 4 pairings each.
Are there options for people with dietary restrictions?
Most wineries have a vegetarian option. Review the Wine & Food pairings in this guide or online.
Is there anything else to see at the wineries?
Absolutely! As each winery has its own unique features and tours there is always plenty to do and see while you’re visiting on your Discovery Pass. We’ve included a suggestion for each winery to get you started! *Winery experiences may have an additional cost.
What if I need help with my e-ticket?
Our friends at EZ Tix are available 24-7 to lend a hand. Their number is conveniently included on your e-ticket, or in your confirmation email.
Can I bring a group?
Of course! Many of the wineries do not require reservations. However, be sure to check each listing to ensure if a reservation is required for larger groups.