The 23rd Niagara Icewine Festival runs three weekends in Janurary: from Friday, January 12 to Sunday, January 28, 2018.
Experience the Niagara region in January like no other time of year: the region becomes a winter carnival of feast and flavor in an ode to our famous Ontario Icewine.
The Icewine Gala at the Fallsview Casino Resort
The 23rd Niagara Icewine Festival kicks off with style on Jan 12 with an elegant Icewine Gala held at the Fallsview Casino Resort, Niagara Falls. The Gala will feature masterpieces paired with wine by our top Fallsview Casino Resort Chefs and over 100 VQA Icewines and table wines from over 35 award winning wineries. Be sure to pre-book for discounted early bird rates!
Twenty Valley Artisan Craft and Culinary Experience
Continue to enjoy for the next three weekends incredible winter outdoor activities and shopping all along Niagara's acclaimed Wine Route as you travel and enjoy wine and local food pairings throughout the festival. Experience life and bubbly to the brim with the Discovery Pass program. Enjoy the Twenty Valley artisan craft and culinary offerings, admission is FREE of charge.
By evening enjoy a Speakeasy by Dillons on the 12th, a free outdoor concert by the Cowboy Junkies on the 13th, an underground after party at Cave Spring Cellars, and an Icewine Brunch with Food Network Celebrity Chef Susur Lee on the 14th.
N-O-T-L Sparkle and Ice Gala and Icewine Village
The next weekend, on the 19th, head to Niagara on the Lake for the Sparkle and Ice Gala in the beautiful grand hall in the Courthouse featuring live entertainment, fireworks, and a celebratory toast. Walk among dazzling ice sculptures through the N-O-T-L IceWine Village from the 20th until the 22nd of January. Warm setting is provided to experience the phenomenal tastings of our 26 wineries and icewine inspired culinary delights.
On Jan 20th, also be sure to head to Queen Street, downtown Niagara Falls, for Flash and Panache: an amazing outdoor dinner with music and dancing (in heated shelter!).
Finally, from Jan 26 to 27, enjoy The Niagara Falls Icewine Festival held at the Scotiabank Convention Center. 10 of Niagara's top chefs have masterfully paired icewine with local food creations to tempt the taste buds. Make winter sparkle by dancing away to the lively entertainment, or take a more leisurely pace by strolling through ice sculptures in this winter wonderland.
The fun continues from the 27 to the 28th in downtown Niagara Falls with Shop Sip and Savor as you enjoy shopping in heritage buildings while you eat and drink to your heart's delight local wines, as well as local craft beer and cider.
For more information, see the Niagara Icewine Festival Website: www.niagarawinefestival.com