Get a Discovery Pass to Enjoy Niagara Icewine Festival

Ice wine grapes
Ice wine grapes from Niagara Region

The Niagara Icewine Festival returns to Niagara Region during the month of January. Niagara Falls, Ontario will host the icewine festival from January 23 to 25, 2015. Celebrate Ontario’s world-renowned icewine, gourmet cuisine and live entertainment at indoor and outdoor events at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

Enjoy award-winning wines, icewines and sparkling wines from more than 15 of Niagara’s best wineries at the festival. Be sure to check out the outdoor winter wonderland, which will feature fire pits, icewine marshmallows, ice sculptures and icewine bars. Inside the Scotiabank Convention Centre, you’ll be able to sample dishes created by 12 of Niagara’s top restaurants and pair them with seasonal vintages.

Ice wine grapes
Ice wine grapes from Niagara Region

The best way to experience the festival is to purchase the Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass for $40 plus HST, which lets you enjoy eight wine experiences over three weekends at Niagara wineries. Designated drivers can also indulge in the culinary offerings with a Driver’s Discovery Pass. Experiences are $10 each without a Discovery Pass, unless otherwise stated. The Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass Program takes place January 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 & 25, 2015.

Discovery Passes are now available at participating wineries, Grimsby Gateway Tourist Information, Ontario Tourism Centre at Stanley Avenue, Niagara Falls, Ontario Travel Information Centre on York Road, and Niagara-on-the-Lake Tourism office in the Old Court House. Passes are no longer available for purchase online or by phone.

Celebrate Icewine at the Sheraton on the Falls with Jamie Kennedy

Enjoy dinner with Jamie Kennedy on Friday, January 16, 2015 at 6:30 p.m. at Windows at Sheraton on the Falls. Dinner is $125 per person plus taxes and gratuities; hotel packages $169 per person plus taxes and gratuities.

Musical entertainment during the Niagara Icewine Festival includes:

Friday, January 23, 2015, from 6-11 p.m. – Jonesy;
Saturday, January 24, 2015, from 2-11 p.m. – Sandy Vine & the Midnights in the afternoon and the Madhatters in the evening;
Sunday, January 25, 2015 from noon to 5 p.m. – Flatbroke.

Connect with the Niagara Icewine Festival on Twitter @niagarawinefest or on Facebook.