Begin your Discovery Pass 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 20 participating wineries across Twenty Valley and Niagara-on-the-Lake over two weekends!

Discovery Pass Map

Twenty Valley

  • 1. 13th Street Winery
  • 2. Alvento Winery
  • 3. Calamus tate Winery
  • 4. Creekside Estate Winery
  • 5. Di Profio Estate Winery
  • 6. Flat Rock Cellars
  • 7. The Good Earth
  • 8. Hernder Estate Wines
  • 9. Ridge Road Estate Winery
  • 10. Rockway Vineyards

Niagara-On-The-Lake

  • 11. De Simone Vineyards
  • 12. Konzelmann Estate Winery
  • 13. Lakeview Wine Co.
  • 14. Marynissen Estates
  • 15. Niagara College Teaching Winery
  • 16. Peller Estates Winery
  • 17. Pillitteri Estates Winery
  • 18. Reif Estate Winery
  • 19. Trius Winery
  • 20. Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery
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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.

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13th Street Winery

1776 Fourth Avenue

St. Catharines

905-984-8463

13thstreetwinery.com


Discover our Expression of Wine, Food and Art!

Denninger’s apple Riesling sausage, made with Expression Riesling served with curry aioli and Riesling Icewine caramelized onions on a brioche bun. Vegetarian option - Vegetarian sausage

Featured Wine(s)

2019 Expression Riesling

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Alvento Winery logo

Alvento Winery

3048 Second Avenue

Vineland Station

905-562-1212

alvento.ca


Vino Al Vento!

Our refreshing and aromatic, semi-effervescent white wine - the West Wind - is paired with a crispy tofu shell stuffed with savory lotus root and rice, alongside a fresh garden salad from Ma Chinese Cuisine. (vegan)

Featured Wine(s)

West Wind 2019

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Calamus Estate Winery logo

Calamus Estate Winery

3100 Glen Road

Jordan

(905) 562-9303

calamuswines.com


Wellington and Waterfalls

We look forward to serving you in the 100-year-old barn, on the deck, or overlooking the vineyard and waterfall while you enjoy our Balls Falls Red paired with Beef Wellington topped off with Gouda Cheese. (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine(s)

Balls Falls Red

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Creekside Estate Winery logo

Creekside Estate Winery

2170 Fourth Avenue

Jordan

905-562-0035

creeksidewine.com


Save A Horse, Ride A Tractor!

Enjoy Chef’s pulled chicken mini slider with Niagara fruit BBQ sauce paired with our 2019 Red Tractor Cabernet Merlot. Snap a photo riding our old Massey Harris Tractor!

Featured Wine(s)

2019 Red Tractor Cabernet Merlot

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De Simone Vineyards logo

De Simone Vineyards

865 Niagara Stone Rd

Niagara-on-the-Lake

(905) 684-1547

desimonevineyards.com


Cabernet Porchetta

Mom's famous open-faced, root beer pulled pork served on a biscuit topped with corn relish and lemon garlic mayo, garnished with parsley. This family favourite will be paired with our Award Winning 2018 Cabernet Franc for a flavour you wouldn't believe is possible (vegetarian option available). Vegetarian option: Root beer carrot "pulled pork" served on a biscuit topped with corn relish and lemon garlic mayo, garnished with parsley.

Featured Wine(s)

2018 Cabernet Franc

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Di Profio Estate Wines logo

Di Profio Estate Wines

4055 Nineteenth Street

Jordan

(905) 562-7080


Wine & Dine Amongst the Vines

Enjoy our 2018 Kitchen Zinc paired with a crispy Baja shrimp taco topped with a fresh local peach salsa amongst the vines. This Sauvignon Blanc blend has everything but ‘the kitchen sink’ in it, including Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat, Gewurztraminer and Chardonnay. (vegetarian option available) Vegetarian option – Roasted Cauliflower topped with fresh local peach salsa.

Featured Wine(s)

2018 Kitchen Zinc

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Flat Rock Cellars logo

Flat Rock Cellars

2727 Seventh Avenue

Jordan

905-562-8994

flatrockcellars.com


Twisted Wine & Sunshine

Flat Rock Cellars has paired our most popular wine, Twisted, with a vegetarian samosa from Regional Variety & Gas Bar. This is a family-owned business (just like ours) is a hidden gem in the Bench region and the samosas are made fresh everyday. This gregarious, aromatic, fruit-driven wine plays perfectly with the slight spice of the samosa and will surely dazzle your palate. (vegetarian)

Featured Wine(s)

2018 Twisted

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Hernder Estate Wines logo

Hernder Estate Wines

1607 Eighth Avenue Louth

St. Catharines

905-684-3300

hernder.com


Cab Franc wants to know "Where's the Beef"

Where's the Beef is back at Hernder's! Slowly cooked roast beef simmering in the finest au jus will be waiting for you to be put on a brioche bun with a slice of dill pickle on the side. Paired with our 2016 Cab Franc.

Featured Wine(s)

2016 Cab Franc

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Konzelmann Estate Winery logo

Konzelmann Estate Winery

1096 Lakeshore Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-935-2866

konzelmann.ca


Dip, Dip, Hooray!

Nothing goes better with a chip than a delicious dip! Enjoy a spicy and creamy buffalo chicken dip from The Grist Craft Kitchen and Brewery served with tortilla chips and pita triangles. Pairs perfectly with our 2018 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest to balance the heat and cool you down!

Featured Wine(s)

2018 Gewurztraminer Late Harvest

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Lakeview Wine Co. logo

Lakeview Wine Co.

1067 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-685-5673

lakeviewwineco.com


Roll Into Harvest with Lakeview Wine Co.

Join us at Lakeview Wine Co. for a refreshing and crisp experience. Try our award-winning Lakeview Cellars 2019 Kerner paired with a delicious fresh vegetable spring roll. (vegetarian)

Featured Wine(s)

Lakeview Cellars 2019 Kerner (red wine option available)

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Marynissen Estates

1208 Concession 1 Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-7270

marynissen.com


A Charming Thyme

Enjoy sipping on our 2019 Charmed, an aromatic sparkling wine, paired with a delightful savoury roasted onion and sour cherry tart finished with rosemary and thyme. (vegetarian)

Featured Wine(s)

2019 Heritage Collection Charmed

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Niagara College Teaching Winery logo

Niagara College Teaching Winery

135 Taylor Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-641-2252 ext. 4070

niagaracollegewine.ca


A Taste of Canada

Enjoy a truly Canadian experience with a pairing of our Tom Thomson Red and White with a traditional Canadian treat: mini tortiere.

Featured Wine(s)

2019 Tom Thomson Red and 2018 Tom Thomson White

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Peller Estates Winery & Restaurant

290 John Street East

Niagara-on-the-Lake

+1 888-673-5537

peller.com


Duck into Peller

Lentil and squash salad with duck confit and harvest vegetables. (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine(s)

Andrew Peller Signature Series Sauvignon Blanc

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Pillitteri Estates Winery logo

Pillitteri Estates Winery

1696 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-3147

pillitteri.com


Team Canada Tasting

Enjoy an Antipasto boat, prepared by BarrelHead Wine Pizza Patio at Pillitteri Estates Winery, paired with a glass of wine from our Team Canada Wine Collection.

Featured Wine(s)

2018 Team Canada Red or 2018 Team Canada White

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Reif Estate Winery logo

Reif Estate Winery

15608 Niagara Parkway

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-9463

reifwinery.com


The Guilty Pair

Reif Estate Winery pairs their 2020 Sauvignon Blanc with The Guilty Burgers infamous Jerk Pulled Pork Sliders with red cabbage, pineapple salsa and a garlic house sauce. 

Featured Wine(s)

2020 Sauvignon Blanc

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Ridge Road Estate Winery logo

Ridge Road Estate Winery

1205 Ridge Road

Stoney Creek

(289) 649-0353

ridgeroadwinery.ca


Flat on your Baco

Braised steak and potatoes simmered in a Baco Noir gravy wrapped up in a delicate flaky pie crust, paired with our big, full bodied 2020 Baco Noir. (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine(s)

Featured wine (including vintage): 2020 Baco Noir

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Rockway Vineyards logo

Rockway Vineyards

3290 Ninth Street

St. Catharines

905-641-5771

rockway.net


Beef Byaldi Tart

Braised Short rib, roasted red pepper sauce, zucchini and eggplant confit. (vegetarian option available)

Featured Wine(s)

2018 Cabernet Shiraz

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The Good Earth logo

The Good Earth

4556 Lincoln Avenue

Beamsville

(905) 563-6333

goodearthfoodandwine.com


Root Vegetable Terrine with Goat Cheese and Spicy Honey

Layers of roasted local root vegetables from Good Earth Farm with creamy goat cheese and a drizzle of Buzz Hot Honey paired with our 2017 Viognier. (vegetarian)

Featured Wine(s)

Viognier 2017

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Trius Winery & Restaurant logo

Trius Winery & Restaurant

1249 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

+1 800-582-8412

triuswines.com


Chili'n with Baco

6oz. spicy beef chili with sour cream, jalapeno peppers, Thornloe Cheddar and scallions. Vegetarian option - vegetable chili with white beans and chick peas

Featured Wine(s)

2020 Distinction Baco Noir

Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery photo
Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery logo

Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery

1219 Niagara Stone Road

Niagara-on-the-Lake

905-468-0099

gretzkyestateswines.com


Fall'n for falafel

Crispy Falafel topped with white wine crema, charred local corn, pineapple and red onion & jalapeno salsa (vegetarian, gluten free, vegan option available)

Featured Wine(s)

2018 Estate White

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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 20 participating wineries across Niagara-on-the-Lake and Twenty Valley (Niagara West).

  1. Purchase your Discovery Pass online now or at any of the 20 participating wineries. Your Eventbrite ticket acts only as a receipt and is not a valid ticket.
  2. GETTING YOUR PASSES - Discovery 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). Each pass includes six tear-off tasting tickets.
  3. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR DISCOVERY PASS PRIOR TO VISITING ANY WINERIES - Winery staff cannot welcome Discovery Passholders without their pass in hand. 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.
  4. TASTING EXPERIENCE RESERVATIONS ARE RECOMMENDED - It is highly recommended that you reserve your tasting experience in advance (some wineries have limited space due to COVID-19 restrictions). 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.

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.

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!

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 September 18 & 19 or September 25 & 26. 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 doriana@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 2021 Fall 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).

Are vaccine passports required?

The wineries follow the Province and Region’s guidelines regarding the passport. The Discovery Pass tasting areas are outside, however, if it is raining OR if you'd like to do additional tastings indoors you will require a vaccine passport after September 22.

What if it rains?

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

Can I bring a group?

Each winery will determine the safest way to accommodate groups within COVID public health guidelines. Please note that wineries cannot guarantee that groups larger than 6 will be seated together.