It’s Time For Icewine

By / Wine + Drinks / January 4th, 2012 / 1

Every year, for the month of January, Wine Country Ontario celebrates one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. Niagara’s annual Icewine Festival, unique in the wine world, is a time when consumers have the best opportunities to discover and enjoy the delicious and luscious sensations of Icewine while taking part in Icewine-inspired experiences.

While Icewine can and should be enjoyed any time of the year, January is a special time when the Niagara region turns into a wintry wonderland, a magical place like no other. Wine enthusiasts, cocktail fans, foodies and music lovers alike can choose from a collection of Icewine related events reflecting the authentic and local flavours of Ontario.

Events will be hosted throughout the Niagara region and at the outdoor street festivals in the towns of Niagara-on-the-Lake and Jordan Village where visitors can warm up to cozy open fires, admire sparkling ice sculptures and enjoy live entertainment. Activities include an annual Icewine Gala, casual and formal culinary experiences, food and cocktail competitions, an outdoor concert and action-packed winemaker challenges. Guests can also purchase a Discovery Pass, where visitors can choose from over 30 incredible wine and culinary experiences along the Wine Route. And while Icewine is the focus of this annual celebration, visitors also have the opportunity to taste festive sparkling wines and sensational VQA red and white wines.

“There is no doubt that the Icewine Festival is one of Wine Country Ontario’s signature celebrations. A visit to Niagara during this magical time is something that is not only unique to Ontario but is quintessentially Canadian,” says Ed Madronich, proprietor of Flat Rock Cellars and Chair of the Wine Council of Ontario.

For full details on all Icewine Festival events go to www.niagaraicewinefestival.com.

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