NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON (January 9, 2013) Three
weeks of Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival Signature Events begin
this weekend (January 12 and 13, 2013) and are expected to draw
thousands of visitors to Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Niagara-on-the-Lake
Icewine Festival began January 1, 2013 and events take place daily at
the 28 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and the Signature Kitchens of
Niagara-on-the-Lake until January 31, 2013.
“In January, the
entire town of Niagara-on-the-Lake comes together and celebrates
Canada’s Icewine heritage,” remarks Jansin Ozkur, Chair of the
Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival Committee.
Get Schooled in Cool:
Tasting with Canada’s Icewine Insiders, is a tasting series hosted by
the award-winning Icewinemakers of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Each session is
held at one of the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and includes an
in-depth tasting of at least four Icewines. The event takes place at 1
pm or 3 pm on January 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27.
The most iconic event
of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival is the Niagara-on-the-Lake
Icewine Village. On Saturday, January 19 from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday,
January 20 from 12 pm to 5 pm, historic Queen Street is transformed into
an icy winter wonderland featuring extraordinary ice sculptures. The
Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake will tempt guests’ palates
with Icewine-inspired culinary creations and the Wineries of
Niagara-on-the-Lake will pour Icewine for the thousands of visitors.
Admission is free (with a charge for samples).
Cocktails have evolved
from their “shaken or stirred” roots and Niagara-on-the-Lake
mixologists are adding Icewine into their cocktail repertoire to mix
together new flavours! The Flash & Panache: Icewine Cocktail
Competition returns for its fourth year, offering signature Icewine
cocktails for guests to taste as the judges muddle over which drink will
win top honours. Presented by Signature Kitchens of
Niagara-on-the-Lake, the event also features a variety of
Icewine-inspired dishes. The event takes place Saturday, January 19 from
9 pm to 11 pm. Admission is free (with a charge for samples).
Step out of the cold
on January 26 and 27 to Shop, Sip, Sample and Savour in the Heritage
District of Niagara-on-the-Lake. From 12 pm to 5 pm, the Landmark Shops
of Niagara-on-the-Lake welcome guests in with the sounds of live
Canadian jazz music and food pairings to accompany your Icewine
selections. An Insider’s Pass is $30 per person and includes a sample
of the previous weekend’s winning Icewine Cocktail.
For guests looking to
experience everything that the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival has
to offer, booking an Icewine Festival Getaway is a great option.
Packages start at $295 and include accommodation, dining, events and
admission to Get Schooled in Cool. For more information and to book,
visit www.niagaraonthelake.com or call 905.468.1950.
Learn more about the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival by visiting www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com or the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wineriesofniagaraonthelake.
Every day the Wineries
of Niagara-on-the-Lake welcome guests into wine country to savour the
richness of the region and to experience the 28 distinct wineries, each
with its own personality reflected in the wines they craft. The members
of Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are: Between the Lines, Cattail
Creek, Château des Charmes, Colaneri, Coyote’s Run, Diamond Estates,
Hinterbrook, Ice House, Inniskillin, Jackson Triggs, Joseph’s,
Konzelmann, Lailey, Marynissen, Niagara College, Palatine Hills, Peller
Estates, Pillitteri, PondView, Ravine, Reif, Riverview, Small Talk
Vineyards, Southbrook, Stratus, Strewn, Sunnybrook Farm and Trius
Winery. Follow the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake on Twitter @NiagaraWine.