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The Niagara Wine Festival is three weekends of enlightened wine, food and vineyard experiences. A celebration of the harvest and world renowned Niagara wines come to life with the Niagara Wine Festival.

Discovery Pass Experiences

The Discovery Pass is a self-guided passport program that will take place over three weekends, September 10-11, 17-18, and 24-25. A Discovery Pass is $40+HST or $30+HST for a Driver’s Discovery Pass. The Discovery Pass contains eight vouchers to be redeemed for a fresh local food sample paired with amazing VQA wine at any of the participating wineries:

  • 13th Street Winery
  • Between the Lines
  • Chateau des Charmes
  • Colaneri Estate Winery
  • Creekside Estate Winery
  • Diamond Estate Winery
  • Featherstone Estate Winery
  • Fielding Estate Winery
  • Flat Rock Cellars
  • GreenLane Estate Winery
  • Hernder Estate Wines
  • Hinterbrook Winery
  • Inniskillin Wines
  • Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
  • Kacaba Vineyards Winery
  • Konzelmann Estate Winery
  • Legends Estate Winery
  • Magnotta Winery
  • Malivoire Wine
  • Megalomaniac
  • Mike Weir Wine
  • Peller Estates Winery
  • Pilliterri Estates Winery
  • Pancourt Winery
  • Ravine Vineyard
  • Red Stone Winery
  • Reif Estate Winery
  • Ridgepoint Wines
  • Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
  • Rockway Vineyards
  • Stoney Ridge Estate Winery
  • Strewn Winery
  • Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
  • Tawse Winery
  • The Good Earth Food & Wine Co.
  • Trius Winery
  • Vieni Estates
  • Vineland Estates Winery

The Montebello Park Experience

The hub of the Niagara Wine Festival is Montebello Park. Local chefs will provide regional cuisine for 1-3 tokens per portion, while VQA wines can be purchased by the sample or glass. Admission to the park is free, and festival tokens can be purchased for $3.25 each. The park is also home to the Centre Stage and will host multiple musical acts including The Caverners, Brad Battle and Jonesy.

Dates & Times:

Friday September 16         5:00PM-10:15PM

Saturday September 17    11:00AM-10:15PM

Sunday September 18      12:00PM-7:45PM

Friday September 23         5:00PM-10:15PM

Saturday September 24    11:00AM-10:15PM

Sunday September 25      12:00PM-7:45PM

Pied Piper Parade 

The Pied Piper Parade leaves from the corner of Lake and Queen Street at 11:00AM on Saturday September 17. This years theme is ‘Home Grown in Niagara’. Registration is at 10:00AM and prizes are awarded to the best themed costumes.

65th Annual Meridian Grande Parade

More than 70,000 spectators are welcome to head downtown St. Catharines at 11:00AM on Saturday September 24 to witness the Grande Parade. It will host marching bands, drum corps, community groups, majorettes, floats and amazing performances. Non-perishable food donations will be accepted during the parade for the Community Care Annual Harvest Drive.

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