Four Niagara Spring Wine Festivals Worth Spending the Night For
Do you need something to look forward to this spring to get you through the last blast of this long, cold winter? Niagara’s got you covered. Spring is a great time to get out and explore Niagara wine country and these fun festivals and events make it really easy to pack a whole lot of fun into a day of tasting and touring. Pair one of these great events with a carload of friends, a fantastic vacation rental (we can help with that) and a designated driver to ferry you about and kick off sipping season in style.
Cuvée En Route
March 23 – 25
During the Cuvée En Route touring program participating wineries will roll out the red carpet to feature special tasting flights embodying the best of Ontario wines. Passport holders have the exclusive opportunity to shop featured Cuvée wines direct from the wineries. Learn more.
Dig Our Roots
April 7, 8
Explore the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake as they open their doors and offer one-of-kind experiences that showcase their wines, winemakers and terroir. From barrel samplings to tasting menu dinners and hayrides in the vineyard, there is something for everyone on this weekend filled with fun.
Get Fresh in Twenty Valley
April 21/22, 28/29
This self-guided wine tour of up to 21 wineries offers visitors a taste of five of Niagara’s wine sub-regions: the Beamsville Bench, Twenty Mile Bench, Short Hills Bench, Lincoln Lakeshore and Creek Shores. The weekend passport is just $44.25 and includes up to 12 wine tastings paired with spring dishes from some of Niagara’s top chefs. You’ll also get a recipe card at each stop. Learn more.
Sip & Sizzle
Weekends in May
If you love the grill as much as you love the grapes, you won’t want to miss Sip & Sizzle. Visit over 20 wineries in Niagara-on-the-Lake and enjoy wine paired with something delicious from the barbecue for just $45. Learn more.
Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival
June 16, 17, 23, 24
In addition to a Discovery Pass touring program that offers food and wine pairings at wineries throughout Niagara, this festival’s signature event will be the TD Tailgate Party on June 23rd. Join over 30 Niagara wineries at 13th Street Winery for an amazing night featuring VQA wines, fresh produce and farm-to-table favourites and fabulous live entertainment.