Things to Do in Niagara Falls Canada: Annual Harvest BBQ

The Annual Harvest BBQ at Reif Estate Winery is a great event to attend to usher in a Man at Harvest BBQNiagara Falls fall season. Foodies and wine lovers can delight in amazing food and wine made from authentic Niagara Falls region ingredients, in a picturesque setting unlike any other in the world.

Reif Estate Winery is regarded as one of the top Niagara wineries for its gorgeous, elegant environment, with breathtaking vineyards and world-class service. The winery has been in business since 1983, spanning 125 acres of vineyards along the Niagara River.

At the Annual Harvest BBQ, visitors can eat a scrumptious in-season meal paired with some of Reif Estate Winery’s top selections. If you’re looking for things to do in Niagara Falls Canada in September, add this event to your list.

Annual Harvest BBQ at Reif Estate Winery Details

When: Friday, September 13, 2019, from 7-10 p.m.

Where: Reif Estate Winery, 15608 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, L0S 1J0

Cost: $65 per person, plus taxes and gratuity; Reifstyle wine club members get 25% off

Contact: 905-468-7738,

Harvest BBQ?

Meat grilling on the BBQIf you like fine food and fine wines, the Annual Harvest BBQ is for you. The event lasts around three hours, with a family-style dinner that encourages guests to linger, converse with loved ones and make new friends around the table. Seating is assigned, and groups can be accommodated to sit together. The event is meant to be a casual, friendly, enjoyable time for all who come.

The dinner takes place in Reif Estate Winery’s elegant back cellar. If the weather is nice, the cellar’s door will be lifted for indoor-outdoor ambiance to enjoy with dinner.

Before and after eating, guests can wander around the grounds as they enjoy a glass of wine. Live entertainment lasts throughout the event, and is typically easy listening live acoustic music those with a wide range of musical tastes will enjoy.

What’s on the Annual Harvest BBQ Menu?

Fall kicks off in September, so expect hearty and seasonal fare that will get palates excited for the changing of the seasons. The meal will feature locally grown ingredients from the Niagara Falls region.

The Annual Harvest BBQ menu will have selections including:

  • Grilled bratwurst
  • German potato salad
  • Fresh baked bread
  • Apple strudel

Guests will be able to pair their meal with one of the winery’s famed wines. Try a selection of wines including the River Road Gewurztraminer Riesling 2018, a crisp and refreshing wine with notes of fresh citrus and lychee; and a Cabernet Merlot 2018, with flavours of plum, mulberry and raspberry.

Reif Estate Winery serves VQA wines, which stands for the Vintners Quality Alliance. The VQA distinction means each wine is guaranteed to have the high quality and authenticity of origin for Canadian wines in Ontario. Reif Estate Winery wines are made with grapes grown on site for truly local selections.

Make a Day of It at Reif Estate Winery

There are so many Niagara wineries to choose from, that you can head to Reif Estate Winery earlier in the day before the Annual Harvest BBQ and visit others before going back for dinner.

The Reif Estate Winery is a Niagara Falls winery that serves ice wine, a unique wine made in Niagara Falls when grapes are still frozen on the vine. The resulting wine is sweet and strong, a tasty dessert wine selection that has a flavour unique to the region.

Reif Estate Winery has a sensory garden, where you can see the flavours, aromas and colours associated with the wines produced in the region. There are also local charcuterie and artisan cheese plates available for purchase, as well as light bites from the winery’s outdoor kitchen.

You could also head to Reif Estate Winery earlier for a public or private tour and tasting, including wine and chocolate, wine and cheese, and red wine and charcuterie tasting options. You can see the winery during the day before going back at night for dinner.

If You Love Wine, Niagara Falls Is the Perfect Place for Tastings

The Niagara Falls region is home to dozens of beautiful Niagara wineries, each with their own special story and wine flavours. Head to Niagara Falls for fun events like the Annual Harvest BBQ at Reif Estate Winery. You could spend days or weeks visiting all the wineries and trying the very best wine Niagara Falls has to offer, including ice wine.

Book a stay at one of the best Niagara Falls Hotels for a welcoming place to stay on your Niagara Falls trips. Hotel concierge can help with transportation for all your wine tasting needs. You can also check out our Niagara Falls winery packages, which includes a room, dining deals and a stop to Reif Estate Winery and many more along the way.