A summer visit to Niagara Falls isn’t complete without a visit to wine country in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and there are plenty of unique festivals and events happening throughout the summer that will connect you with the best wine experiences that Niagara has to offer.
Sip & Sizzle
Running from May 5-28, the Sip & Sizzle winery event in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be offering guests a unique summer wine experience with over 20 wineries serving up delicious grilled food with specially selected VQA wine pairings. You can expect pairings like Inniskillin Wines’ 2013 Reserve Shiraz Cabernet served with a grilled chicken taco, and Chateau des Charmes’ 2016 Sauvignon Blanc paired with a grilled prawn, shoot, and sprout salad, and many more.
You can experience a guided Sip & Sizzle aboard a luxury tour bus with Magnificent Tours of Niagara, Niagara’s largest tour company:
Savour the Sights
Jackson-Triggs Winery will be hosting their Savour the Sights event on May 13 and June 3, featuring five courses of remarkable cuisine and fine wine served in beautiful locations throughout the winery grounds.
Decked Out at Creekside Estate Winery
Visit Creekside Estate Winery on June 2 for their Decked Out event which will feature wine, food, and live music along with special early access to June’s Creek Freek shipment. The winery’s covered deck offers expansive views of the winery’s vineyards and this evening will be the perfect chance to experience it in style.
Graze the Bench
Over 8 Niagara wineries will be participating in this year’s Graze the Bench event, taking place from June 3-4. These wineries will be pouring their favourite vintages, both old and new, and serving them alongside delicious culinary dishes. There will also be live music to enjoy and lively atmospheres, making for a wonderful weekend event for wine lovers and foodies.
Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival
This year’s Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival will be taking place from June 7-8 in Niagara-on-the-Lake and is a great place to celebrate the start of summer with friends. Participating wineries include:
- 13th Street Winery
- Colaneri Estate Winery
- Creekside Estate Winery
- Fielding Estate Winery
- Inniskillin Wines
and more. The festival will allow guests to experience amazing seasonal wines and features special events like the TD Tailgate Party where over 35 Niagara wineries will be serving up incredible food and wine pairings.