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The Joy of Icewine

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Niagara may have been hit with ice and snow earlier than we’re used to, but these freezing temperatures have been a huge help in the production of icewine. January is fast approaching and with it, brings three incredible icewine experiences!

Twenty Valley Winter WineFest (January 11 & 12, 2014)

Enjoy a sweet, sparkling and sensational winter weekend on the streets of the Jordan Village. Twenty Valley Winter WineFest features red, white, sparkling wines and Icewines from over 30 premium area wineries.

Food Network stars, Chef Danny Smiles and Chef Chuck Hughes spice up the festival with daily cooking demos and Canadian recording artists Hollerado and Treble Charger take us into the night with a set of free concerts. Indulge in our delicious food offerings from local restaurants and enjoy daily fashion shows and winemakers’ challenges.

A can’t miss activity of the festival is the Steam Whistle After Party, held in the barrel cellar of the Historic Cave Spring Cellars the After Party features live music, appetizers and beer from Steam Whistle and wine from Cave Spring Cellars.

Sunday morning join us for Chuck Hughes’ Icewine Brunch in the Windows Room of On the Twenty Restaurant. Treat your self to a three course brunch featuring an Icewine inspired menu created by host and chef, Chuck Hughes. Limited tickets are available.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival (January 18 & 19, 2014)

Engage all of your senses at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival. It’s a celebration of all things Icewine. With the range of community events as well as winery and restaurant events taking place over the entire month, you may have to make a return trip!

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into an unforgettable winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual celebration of Icewine. The Icewine will flow as the 27 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake pour Canada’s liquid gold and the renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with savoury and sweet Icewine-inspired culinary creations. When it’s time to warm up your toes pop into one of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Landmark Shops. Admission to Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Icewine Village is free.

Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Passes (January 10-12, 17-19, 24-26, 2014)

Tour the wintry wine route this January and enjoy eight award-winning wines and food pairings throughout the three weekends of the Niagara Icewine Festival.

The Author

Marc DeLisio is the Director of Marketing and Technology at Naturally in Niagara. Marc loves Niagara, and is striving to make it an even better place to Live, Work, Play, Invest and Retire!

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