Grab your pass and begin your icewine adventure today

Your Discovery Pass entitles you to 6 wine and culinary experiences designed by winemakers and chefs to celebrate the flavours of Niagara, redeemable at 29 participating wineries across Twenty Valley and Niagara-on-the-Lake over two weekends!

Reservations for Discovery Pass experiences are highly recommended, as some wineries do not accept walk-ins on event weekends. A valid Discovery Pass must be presented to participate in the tastings on event day. Your reservation link will be sent with your ticket confirmation email.

Choose your icewine adventure

From the snow-covered vineyards of Twenty Valley to the glistening grape clusters in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara’s world-renowned wine region is a wine lover’s winter wonderland. The Discovery Pass is the best way to explore VQA Icewine, with curated culinary pairings showing how to enjoy this special wine with both sweet and savoury flavours. Your Discovery Pass includes six experiences and is valid Friday-Sunday.

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Discovery Pass Map
  1. 13th Street Winery
  2. Alvento Winery
  3. Cave Spring Vineyard
  4. Creekside Estate Winery
  5. De Simone Vineyards
  6. Di Profio Estate Wines
  7. FEROX by Fabian Reis
  8. Flat Rock Cellars
  9. Harbour Estates Winery
  10. Henry of Pelham Estate Winery
  11. Inniskillin Wines
  12. Jackson-Triggs
  13. King’s Court Estate Winery
  14. Konzelmann Estate Winery
  15. Lakeview Wine Co.
  16. Malivoire Wine Company
  17. Marynissen Estates
  18. Niagara College Teaching Winery
  19. Palatine Hills Estate Winery
  20. Peller Estates Winery
  21. Pillitteri Estates Winery
  22. Redstone Winery
  23. Reif Estate Winery
  24. Ridge Road Estate Winery
  25. Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
  26. Rockway Vineyards
  27. Tawse Winery
  28. Trius Winery
  29. Wayne Gretzky Estates
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Winery Pairings

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.

13th Street Winery photo
13th Street Winery logo

13th Street Winery

Jean Pierre Colas, Winemaker

1776 Fourth Avenue

St. Catharines

13thstreetwinery.com

@13thstreetwinery


Wine Country Poutine

Late Harvest Riesling glazed and smoked short rib poutine with a creamy blue cheese sauce and crispy fried onions (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine

Late Harvest Riesling 2019

Culinary Partner

Winery Chef Josh Berry

Notes
  • *Closed Sundays
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 150
Alvento Winery photo
Alvento Winery logo

Alvento Winery

Marc Pistor, Winemaker

3048 Second Avenue

Vineland Station

alvento.ca

@alventowinery


A Riesling to Visit

Embrace the soft-creamy purple taro potato puff as its texture is wrapped in a buttery flaky crust, topped off with a mouth-watering mango sauce. This paired perfectly with our Gold medal Riesling Icewine at Decanter World Wine Awards (vegan Friendly)

Featured Wine

2019 Riesling Icewine

Culinary Partner

Ma Chinese Cuisine

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations required
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation: No
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Cave Spring Vineyard photo
Cave Spring Vineyard logo

Cave Spring Vineyard

Gabriel Demarco, Winemaker

4043 Cave Spring Road

Beamsville

cavespring.ca

@cavespringvineyard


How Sweet It Is!

Cozy up with Cave Spring and savour a delectable pairing of luscious Riesling Icewine with culinary partner Revalee’s heavenly Thai Pineapple & Shrimp Red Curry with Coconut Rice.

Featured Wine

2017 Riesling Icewine

Culinary Partner

Revalee | Mitch Lamb

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations required
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 125
Creekside Estate Winery photo
Creekside Estate Winery logo

Creekside Estate Winery

Rob Power, Winemaker

2170 Fourth Avenue

Jordan

creeksidewine.com

@creeksidewine


Chill out with Creekside!

Chill out with the Creekside Team! Sample Chef’s signature Beef Chili recipe served with a dollop of sour crème and drizzled with Creekside 2015 Vidal Icewine.

Featured Wine

2015 Vidal Icewine

Culinary Partner

Creekside Chef Josh

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations required
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation: No
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
De Simone Vineyards photo
De Simone Vineyards logo

De Simone Vineyards

Vincenzo De Simone, Winemaker

865 Niagara Stone Rd

Niagara-on-the-Lake

desimonevineyards.com

@desimonevineyards


Icewine Glazed Buffalo Chicken Slider

Where sweet meets heat, this lovely treat will sweep you off your feet! Our family favourite: Buffalo chicken slider made with delicious cream cheese, and glazed with our famous 2016 Vidal Icewine and topped with bleu cheese (optional) (vegetarian Buffalo cauliflower option available)

Featured Wine

2016 Vidal Icewine

Culinary Partner

De Simone Farmhouse | Winemaker’s Mother

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: Unlimited
Di Profio Estate Wines photo
Di Profio Estate Wines logo

Di Profio Estate Wines

Ramsey Khairallah, Winemaker

4055 Nineteenth Street

Jordan

@diprofiowines


Sweet, Savoury, and Icy!

Grab your parkas and toques and join us around the campfire to experience a sweet and savoury Vidal pairing. Indulge in a flaky puff pastry overflowing with delicious Vidal poached pear, walnuts, and blue cheese. Paired with our 2018 Late Harvest Vidal. Vegan option available.

Featured Wine

Special Select Late Harvest Vidal 2018

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 200
FEROX by Fabian Reis photo
FEROX by Fabian Reis logo

FEROX by Fabian Reis

Fabian Reis & Gianluca Alaimo Di Loro, Winemaker

1829 Concession 4 Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

ferox.ca

@feroxwines


The Dornfelder Experience

Join us for a phenomenally crafted experience featuring our unique and exceptional 2017 Dornfelder Icewine paired with a mascarpone and blue cheese 'cigar', a playful mix of sweet and savoury notes (vegetarian)

Featured Wine

2017 Dornfelder Icewine

Culinary Partner

Incoho

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Flat Rock Cellars photo
Flat Rock Cellars logo

Flat Rock Cellars

Allison Findlay, Winemaker

2727 Seventh Avenue

Jordan

flatrockcellars.com

@flatrockcellars


New Year’s Resolution: Drink More Sparkling Wine

Flat Rock Cellars has paired our fizzy favourite, Sparkling Twisted, with flavourful pakora bites - made fresh with spinach, onion, potatoes and chickpea flour. This fruit-driven wine plays perfectly with the slight spice of the pakora and will surely dazzle your palate (vegetarian, gluten-free) Featured wine: 2020 Sparkling Twisted

Featured Wine

2020 Sparkling Twisted

Culinary Partner

Regional Variety & Gas Bar

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Harbour Estates Winery photo
Harbour Estates Winery logo

Harbour Estates Winery

Ken Mowat, Winemaker

4362 Jordan Road

Jordan

hewwine.com

@harbourestateswinery


50 Ways to Leave a Sweet Tooth

We’ve thought up 50 ways to Leave a Sweet Tooth and your Discovery Pass gives you access to try 2 of our top 5 recipes! Choose from delicacies like “Iced Squash Soup” or “Deep Fried Ice cream with Icewine Reduction”, paired with our 2015 Vidal Icewine. Ask about our annual Icewine sale - up to 50% off! (vegetarian, or option available)

Featured Wine

2015 Vidal Icewine

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 150
Henry of Pelham Estate Winery photo
Henry of Pelham Estate Winery logo

Henry of Pelham Estate Winery

Lawrence Buhler, Winemaker

1469 Pelham Rd

St. Catharines

henryofpelham.com

@henryofpelham


Get Sweet & Salty at Henry of Pelham

This January, join us at Henry of Pelham winery and pair our Riesling Icewine alongside a warm, crustless bacon quiche made by local favourite Nature’s Corner.

Featured Wine

2017 Riesling Icewine

Culinary Partner

Nature’s Corner

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Inniskillin Wines photo
Inniskillin Wines logo

Inniskillin Wines

Nick Gizuk, Winemaker

1499 Line 3

Niagara-on-the-Lake

inniskillin.com

@inniskillinwines


Sparkoulet

A hearty, slow simmered stew of smoked tomatoes and white beans, simmered for hours to yield a luxurious, velvety richness and served with our award-winning Sparkling Vidal Ice Wine (vegetarian)

Featured Wine

Sparkling Vidal Icewine 2018

Culinary Partner

Dale Camroux

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation: No
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Jackson-Triggs photo
Jackson-Triggs logo

Jackson-Triggs

Levi de Loryn, Winemaker

2145 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

jacksontriggswinery.com

@jacksontriggs


Mad about Meatballs

Savour succulent Traeger-smoked meatballs prepared with housemade balsamic-apple chutney, perfectly paired with our 2018 Reserve Vidal Icewine (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine

2018 Reserve Vidal Icewine

Culinary Partner

Estate Chef Kevin King

Notes
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation: No
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
King’s Court Estate Winery photo
King’s Court Estate Winery logo

King’s Court Estate Winery

Josef Zimmermann, Winemaker

2083 Seventh Street Louth

St. Catharines

kingscourtestatewinery.ca

@kingscourt_estatewinery


Go Nuts for Icewine!

A unique and savory pairing of Gewürztraminer Icewine with the smooth, earthy, and sweet flavours of pistachio gelato. Our assortment of Icewines is unparalleled in Niagara, we look forward to charming your palate! (vegetarian; dairy-free option available)

Featured Wine

2017 Gewürztraminer Icewine

Culinary Partner

Italian Ice Cream

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Konzelmann Estate Winery photo
Konzelmann Estate Winery logo

Konzelmann Estate Winery

Eric Pearson, Winemaker

1096 Lakeshore Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

konzelmann.ca

@konzelmannwines


Lobster at the Lake

Our fan favourite is back! Enjoy a bowl of our famous lobster bisque, served with artisan breadsticks perfectly paired with our award winning 2018 Vidal Icewine.

Featured Wine

2020 Vidal Icewine

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservation + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Lakeview Wine Co. photo
Lakeview Wine Co. logo

Lakeview Wine Co.

Scott McGregor & Jessica Wallace, Winemaker

1067 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

lakeviewwineco.com

@lakeviewwineco


Feeling Soup-er!

Join us to experience a taste like no other. Enjoy our gold award winning 2019 Lakeview Cellars Vidal Icewine with a rich palate filled with honey, lychee and citrus complimented by a delectable butternut squash soup topped with crème fraiche (vegetarian)

Featured Wine

2019 Lakeview Cellars Vidal Icewine

Culinary Partner

Creekside Winery Chef Josh

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations required
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Malivoire Wine Company photo
Malivoire Wine Company logo

Malivoire Wine Company

Shiraz Mottiar, Winemaker

4260 King Street East

Beamsville

malivoire.com

@malivoire


Decadence & Dumplings in the Barrel Cellar

Sink your teeth into a succulent shrimp dumpling drizzled with a punchy chili dressing and a tangy, citrus ponzu sauce. The dumpling’s sweet heat dances delightfully with the honey and apricot tones of our decadent Riesling Icewine (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine

2019 Riesling Icewine

Culinary Partner

Wellington Court | Chef Erik Peacock

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations required
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation: No
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Marynissen Estates photo
Marynissen Estates logo

Marynissen Estates

Mitchell McCurdy, Winemaker

1208 Concession 1 Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

marynissen.com

@marynissenestates


Franc & Figs

Savoury and sweet- this can’t be beat! We’ll be serving figs with goat cheese wrapped up in pastry. These “Figs in a Blanket” will be paired with our smooth 2014 Cabernet Franc Icewine, which boasts flavours of rhubarb & deep cherry (vegetarian)

Featured Wine

2014 Cabernet Franc Icewine

Culinary Partner

Pig Out Catering

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations required
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation: No
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Niagara College Teaching Winery photo
Niagara College Teaching Winery logo

Niagara College Teaching Winery

Gavin Robertson, Winemaker

135 Taylor Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

niagaracollegewine.ca

@nctwinery


Twice the fun!

Why settle for one when you can have two? Enjoy our delicious 2018 Vidal Icewine as well as the newly released 2020 Petit Verdot while you bite into the savoury smoked duck and goat’s cheese quiche, then the rich sweetness of dark chocolate and raspberry mousse tart. Enjoy both pairings, sitting beside a lovely fire with your loved one!

Featured Wine

2018 Dean’s List Prodigy Icewine and 2020 Balance Petit Verdot

Culinary Partner

Chef Oscar Turchi | Savoia

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation: No
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Palatine Hills Estate Winery photo
Palatine Hills Estate Winery logo

Palatine Hills Estate Winery

John Neufeld Jr., Winemaker

911 Lakeshore Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

palatinehillsestatewinery.com

@palatinehillsestatewinery


Dip & Sip

Freshly made, authentic Churros, dusted with cinnamon & sugar and served with a dulce de leche dipping sauce - paired with our award winning, vintage 2012 Vidal Icewine (vegetarian)

Featured Wine

2012 Reserve Vidal Icewine

Culinary Partner

The Heat is On | James Cuttriss

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations required
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Peller Estates Winery photo
Peller Estates Winery logo

Peller Estates Winery

Katie Dickieson , Winemaker

290 John Street East

Niagara-on-the-Lake

peller.com

@pellerwines


Icewine Marshmallows

Join us fireside for an Icewine Marshmallow and a sample of our Andrew Peller Signature Series Cabernet Franc Icewine.

Featured Wine

Cabernet Franc Icewine

Culinary Partner

Peller Estates Chef Jason Parsons

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 200
Pillitteri Estates Winery photo
Pillitteri Estates Winery logo

Pillitteri Estates Winery

Alex Kolundzic, Winemaker

1696 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

pillitteri.com

@pillitteriwines


Now That’s a Spicy Meatball

Classic homemade Italian meatballs served in a house made spicy marinara sauce, topped with fresh basil and fresh grated Parmesan-Reggiano. Paired with Team Canada Vidal Icewine.

Featured Wine

2017 Team Canada Vidal Icewine

Culinary Partner

BarrelHead Bistro | Chef Michael Zappitelli

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 125
Redstone Winery photo
Redstone Winery logo

Redstone Winery

Jess Otting, Winemaker

4245 King Street

Beamsville

redstonewines.ca

@redstonewinery


Venison & Dark Chocolate Chili

Warm up with an in-house prepared bowl of Venison and Dark Chocolate Chili, topped with Juniper Crème Fraiche & Scallions and perfectly paired with our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine

Culinary Partner

Restaurant at Redstone | Chef Dave Sider

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 150
Reif Estate Winery photo
Reif Estate Winery logo

Reif Estate Winery

Roberto DiDomenico, Winemaker

15608 Niagara Parkway

Niagara-on-the-Lake

reifwinery.com

@reifestatewinery


This Little Piggy at Reif

Welcome back to Reif’s Annual Pig Roast served with Icewine apple sauce paired with 1oz Select late Harvest Vidal, and 1oz Vidal Icewine. A mouth watering Trio.

Featured Wine

2019 Vidal Ice Wine & 2018 Select Late Harvest Vidal

Culinary Partner

Pig Out Catering

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 150
Ridge Road Estate Winery photo
Ridge Road Estate Winery logo

Ridge Road Estate Winery

Sean Douglas, Winemaker

1205 Ridge Road

Stoney Creek

ridgeroadwinery.ca

@ridgeroadwinery


Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice

Sit fireside with a mug of spiced mulled wine, made with our 2020 Riesling, cinnamon, cloves, citrus, and ginger. This hot, sweet and spicy drink is a decadent pairing with the creamy French classic, crème brûlée, topped with caramelized sugar.

Featured Wine

2020 Riesling

Culinary Partner

Tara Nicholson

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 100
Riverview Cellars Estate Winery photo
Riverview Cellars Estate Winery logo

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery

Alyssa Wertsch and Nick Salvatore, Winemaker

15376 Niagara Parkway

Niagara-on-the-Lake

riverviewcellars.com

@riverviewcellars


Sliders & Icewine

Enjoy our award-winning Cabernet Franc Icewine perfectly paired with a Barbequed Beef Brisket Slider, topped with blue cheese and maple bacon onion jam (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine

Cabernet Franc Icewine 2018

Culinary Partner

In the Smoke

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 150
Rockway Vineyards photo
Rockway Vineyards logo

Rockway Vineyards

Simone Ardiel, Winemaker

3290 Ninth Street

St. Catharines

rockwaywine.ca

@rockwayvineyards


Apple Praline Icewine Donut

Experience our sinfully indulgent Apple Praline Icewine Donut, with just the right amount of sweetness and crunch, paired with our award-winning 2017 Vidal Ice Wine bringing out all the fruit this icewine has to offer (vegetarian)

Featured Wine

2017 Vidal Icewine

Culinary Partner

Matthew McDowell

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 150
Tawse Winery photo
Tawse Winery logo

Tawse Winery

Jess Otting, Winemaker

3955 Cherry Avenue

Vineland

tawsewinery.ca

@tawsewinery


Caramelized Onion & Icewine Soup

This twist on classic French Onion Soup is made with our 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine and topped with a Gruyere Crouton (vegetarian)

Featured Wine

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Icewine

Culinary Partner

Restaurant at Redstone | Chef Dave Sider

Notes
  • Indoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: Unlimited
Trius Winery photo
Trius Winery logo

Trius Winery

Craig MacDonald, Winemaker

1249 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

triuswines.com

@trius


Sweet & Smoky at Trius

Warm up with a Hearty White Bean and Smoked Ham Hock Cassoulet with Roasted Icewine Butternut Squash paired with Trius Vidal Icewine 2018 (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine

Trius Vidal Icewine 2018

Culinary Partner

Trius Winery Chef Frank Dodd

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 200
Wayne Gretzky Estates photo
Wayne Gretzky Estates logo

Wayne Gretzky Estates

Craig McDonald, Winemaker

1219 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

gretzkyestateswines.com

@gretzkyestates


Spicy Icewine Jambalaya

Join us at Wayne Gretzky Estates for a pairing of our gold medal winning Vidal Icewine with a Spicy Jambalaya pairing (vegetarian and vegan options available)

Featured Wine

2018 Signature Series Vidal Icewine

Culinary Partner

Chef Maurice Desharnais

Notes
  • Outdoor tasting
  • Reservations + Walk-ins welcome
  • Groups of 9+ welcome with reservation
  • Total guests per time slot: 200

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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.

How does the Discovery Pass Work?

Your Discovery Pass entitles you to six (6) wine and culinary pairings. You can choose from 29 participating wineries across Niagara-on-the-Lake and Twenty Valley (Niagara West).

  1. Purchase your Discovery Pass online now or at any of the participating wineries.
  2. No e-tickets - For 2022, Discovery Passes are printed passes on lanyards that you must wear during event weekend. Your pass includes six (6) tear-off tasting tickets. At each winery you will tear off a tasting ticket to redeem your wine and culinary experience.
  3. Getting your passes – Passes purchased online will be mailed to your shipping address. Passes ordered less than 10 days prior to the event start date must be picked up at the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival Office (8 Church Street, St. Catharines. From January 4, open Tues – Sat from 11:00am – 5:30pm). Participating wineries have Discovery Passes available for sale at their retail location.
  4. You must have your discovery pass prior to visiting any wineries. Winery staff cannot welcome Discovery Pass holders without their pass in hand.

Plan your route.

Your Discovery Pass is valid for the full weekend, 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.

Tasting experience reservations are recommended.

It is highly recommended that you reserve your tasting experience in advance (some wineries will only welcome guests with reservations. This new policy was designed with COVID-19 safety in mind, resulting in limited space at some wineries to allow for social distancing. You will be asked to select which day, and if you'll be tasting between 11am-2pm or 2pm-5pm (not a specific appointment time). You will also receive an emailed itinerary and option to add your tastings into your calendar.

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 a stroll through the vineyards, or snap some pictures of you and your friends enjoying your Discovery Pass in the snow-covered vines!

Six 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.

FAQ

How much does it cost?

Discovery Pass tickets are $49 +HST each and include 6 wine and food pairings at participating wineries. Driver's Discovery Pass tickets are $39 +HST and include 6 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 for the weekend you have selected – either January 14-16, 21-23 or 28-30. Wineries are open for the Discovery Pass from 11am – 5pm daily (unless noted in their description)

Where can I buy Discovery Pass tickets?

You can purchase your tickets online or at any participating winery.

Can I share my Discovery Pass?

Yes, you can! Each Discovery Pass includes 6 tasting tickets – which means 6 food and wine pairings total. You can divide them up however you'd like.

Are there options for people with dietary restrictions?

Most wineries have a vegetarian option. Review the Wine & Food pairings and look for notations of vegetarian or vegetarian options, then plan your route!

What if I never received/lost my Discovery Pass?

Please contact gabby@niagarawinefestival.com no less than 48 hours prior to the event start date. Passes lost within 48 hours of the event start date will need to be replaced at the customer's expense.

What if I need help with my e-ticket?

E-tickets are not being used during the 2022 Discovery Pass. All purchasers will receive their pass via mail or can pick up at the Festival Office (see 101 section for dates and times).

What if it rains/snows?

All participating wineries have plans for inclement weather. Please note that the Discovery Pass is a snow-or-shine, non-refundable event.

Can I bring a group?

Please review the Discovery Pass Listings to see which wineries will welcome groups of 9 or more guests. All groups will require advance reservations.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Email gabby@niagarawinefestival.com

What are the covid-19 and health and safety protocols?

In accordance with current Ontario laws, all participants must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to enter the wineries. Please carefully review the Discovery Pass listings to determine which wineries are hosting tastings indoors and note that if it is raining OR if you'd like to do additional tastings indoors you will require a vaccine passport. Participants must also wear face coverings/masks while attending the wineries. By purchasing ticket(s) you acknowledge that you are in compliance with current provincial mandates.

Are vaccine passports required?

The wineries follow the Province and Region’s guidelines regarding the vaccine passport. Any indoor activities will require proof of vaccination. Please carefully review the Discovery Pass listings to determine which wineries are hosting tastings indoors, and note that if it is raining OR if you'd like to do additional tastings indoors you will require a vaccine passport.