Icewine Celebrations and Sensations
January is one of Wine Country Ontario's most exciting times of the year.
Locals and visitors from all over the world have begun to anticipate the start of Niagara’s Icewine Festival. While the harvest date of Icewine changes every year, the time for its biggest celebration is always the same, taking place over three weeks in January, right in the heart of Niagara’s wine growing region.
The Icewine Festival, a one-of-a-kind celebration, is a time when consumers have the best opportunity to discover and enjoy a wine that is quintessentially Canadian. During this magical time, wine enthusiasts, cocktail fans, foodies and music lovers alike will have a hard time choosing from a spectacular collection of Icewine events reflecting the authentic and local flavours of Ontario.
Festivities begin on January 15th with the annual Xerox Icewine Gala at the Fallsview Casino Resort and the Sparkle and Ice Diamond Gala in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Outdoor celebrations take place at the street festivals in both Twenty Valley’s Jordan Village fromJanuary 15th – 17th and Niagara-on-the-Lake from January 23th – 24th. New this year, look for the Sparkle and Ice Concert onJanuary 16th and the White on Ice Dinner on the 28th. Enjoy the beauty and natural wonder of Niagara Falls while you experience Icewine at the transformed Scotiabank Convention Centre and Icewine Village.
Visitors can also purchase a Discovery Pass, where they can choose from dozens of incredible wineries and culinary experiences along the Wine Route. Along with a variety of Icewines, visitors will also have the opportunity to taste Ontario’s exceptional sparkling wines and world renowned VQA red and white wines.