Niagara-on-the-Lake is well known for their abundance of stellar wineries, each with their own charms. With so many great choices, it makes it difficult to narrow down your visits. This is where Taste the Season comes into play. With the purchase of a tasting pass, you will be able to visit 27 different wineries and experience a premium food and wine pairing at each. The event begins on the November 7 – 9 weekend and will run every subsequent weekend in November. Don’t worry if you’re the designated driver though, there is an option for a food and non-alcoholic pairing at each of the wineries too!
Here are some of the pairings to keep an eye open for:
PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY
2012 Cabernet Merlot
Spiral of Beef on Infused Quinoa enhanced with Raspberry Preserve and Merlot Wine Reduction.
CATTAIL CREEK ESTATE WINERY
2010 Estate Series Pinot Noir
Mixed Wild Mushroom Risotto drizzled with handcrafted Rosemary Oil and topped with Shaved Parmesan.
PELLER ESTATES WINERY
2012 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc
Carmelized Onion Pulled Pork with Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Compote on a Peppercorn and Shallot Focaccia.
DIAMOND ESTATES – THE WINERY
2013 EastDell Estates Black Label Barrel Aged Chardonnay
Creamy Autumn Potato and Sweet Leek Bisque, Made with Full Country Cream and Aged White Cheddar.
RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
2012 Ravine Chardonnay
Chicken and Biscuits: Farm Chicken Stew with Foraged Mushrooms, Autumn Vegetables and Ravine Puff Pastry Biscuits.
REIF ESTATE WINERY
2009 ‘Back Vintage’ Riesling Icewine
Jalapeno Pepper Flatbread topped with Niagara Pear, Brie and Icewine Apricot Glaze.
KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
Slow Cooked Black Angus Alberta Beef topped with PEI Lobster.
NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY
2012 Dean’s List Prodigy Icewine
Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Chocolate Crust and Ginger Cream.