Where to Live, Work, Play, Invest and Retire...Naturally in Niagara®

Naturally in Niagara


Savouring The Days of Wine and Chocolate in NOTL

By on 1
Days-of-Wine-and-Chocolate

Days of Wine and Chocolate are upon us with twenty-eight participating wineries offering unique and undeniably decadent chocolate and wine pairings to passport holders. Wine touring is always a divine way to spend a weekend, but with the promise of indulgence at each stop, this is a particularly good time to head over to wine country.

The beauty of this experience is the unique element offered by each winery you visit. Many will be pouring from their Icewine portfolios, but others will infuse their Icewine component in the food pairing, or will create an unexpected savoury dish using chocolate to pair well with, we’re just guessing, some Cabernet Franc or Shiraz maybe?

This event runs each weekend in February from 11:00am to 5:00pm, so there’s plenty of time to determine your itinerary! To purchase your passports please visit the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake website – they’re available online for $35 per person (plus HST). Another major bonus is the Designated Driver’s Touring Pass, new for 2013! Indulge in food pairings and a non-alcoholic beverage at each destination, for $25 per person (plus HST).

For your convenience, we have listed below the pairing options available for your 2013 Days of Wine and Chocolate experience:

(Click each winery to find their Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake profile) 

BETWEEN THE LINES
2011 Rosé
White Chocolate Macdamia Mousse
  NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY
2011 College Rosé
Crème Brûlée Mousse

 

CATTAIL CREEK ESTATE WINERY
2008 Select Late Harvest Meritage
Lindt Dark Chocolate Cheesecake

 

  PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY
2011 Lakeshore
Orange Milk Chocolate Mousse

 

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
2009 Cabernet Franc, Estate Bottled
Bitter Chocolate Paté with Pecan Crunch

 

  PELLER ESTATES WINERY
Andrew Peller Signature Series Ice Cuvée
Candied Bacon and Chocolate Sponge Toffee

 

COLANERI ESTATE WINERY
2008 Virtuoso Pinot Noir
Mocha Semifreddo Drizzled with Chocolate
  PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY
2011 Vidal Icewine
Chocolate Caramel Indulgence Cupcake

 

COYOTE’S RUN ESTATE WINERY
2011 Five Mile White
White Chocolate Dipped Lemon Shortbread Cookie

 

  PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY
2011 Select Late Harvest Vidal
Banana Chocolate Tart

 

DIAMOND ESTATES
2010 Lakeview Cellars Cabernet Merlot Reserve
Dark Chocolate Cup

 

  RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
2011 Cabernet Franc
Chocolate Pecan Tart

 

HINTERBROOK WINERY
2010 Merlot
Café Royale

 

  REIF ESTATE WINERY
“The Magician” 2011 Pinot Shiraz
Chocolate Chili Corn

 

THE ICE HOUSE WINERY
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Series Northern Ice
N’Ice Decadence – fruit enrobed in dark chocolate laced with ginger and Northern Ice Cabernet Sauvignon

 

  RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY
2011 Rosso Cabernet Merlot
Chocolate Chili Brownies

 

INNISKILLIN WINES
2008 Vidal Icewine
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls

 

  SMALL TALK VINEYARDS
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Tarts

 

JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY
2010 Reserve Series Merlot
Mixed Dried Fruit and Anise Cookie

 

  SOUTHBROOK VINEYARDS
2007 Matchmakers Cabernet Merlot Shiraz
“ChocoLoco Chicken Mole”

 

JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINES
2009 Cabernet Franc
Milk Chocolate Toblerone Cheesecake

 

  STRATUS VINEYARDS
2011 Wildass Red
Double Fudge Cherry Cake

 

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
Fresco Secco Sparkling Riesling
Opera Slice

 

  STREWN WINERY
2010 Gewürztraminer Terroir
Nacho Topped with Black Bean, Tomatillo and Spicy Dark Chocolate Mole

 

LAILEY VINEYARD
2011 Cabernet Merlot
Chocolate Surprise
  SUNNYBROOK FARM ESTATE WINERY
Pear Blossom Wine
Triple Chocolate Biscotti with Pistachios

 

MARYNISSEN ESTATES WINERY
2007 Merlot
Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownie
  TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND
Trius Brut Rosé
Caramel Chocolate Pop Crunch

The Author

Allie Hughes is the wine and culinary contributor to Naturally in Niagara, feasting on the decadent experience that is life in this region. With a fine wine sensibility honed at the International Sommelier Guild, Allie is taking the journey of Niagara by the glass with you with each new taste. Allie is also the creative mind behind the marketing of the Canadian Food and Wine Institute, and owner of Hughes & Co., a boutique social strategy firm.

Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


In Niagara® Inc. makes every effort to ensure that the information published on its website is accurate and up-to-date. The information contained on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be treated as a substitute for such advice. The website contains links which are not under the control of and are not maintained by In Niagara® Inc. and gives no warranty or representation as to the accuracy, completeness or fitness for the purpose of the websites referenced by external link. Read the DISCLAIMER.