For the second year in a row, I’ve attended the Niagara Falls Ice Wine Tour and once again, it did not disappoint! This year we revisited Niagara-on-the-Lake and explored Twenty Valley (St. Catherine’s - Lincoln - Jordan area), hitting up a total of nine wineries in one day. Talk about satisfying your sweet tooth! If you love sweet wines and food, this Ice Wine Festival is definitely for you!
If planning your own ice wine tour, I highly recommend downloading the festival guide to review each winery’s food and wine pairings. Then, once you’ve chosen your favourites, plan the most efficient route to hit each one. My stepmom, Ann, has done a stellar job using Wine County Ontario’s area map and modifying it to include each winery’s offering for the last two years (see below). We end up marking on it #1 through __ to plan our route. The festival seriously needs something like this!
And if you plan on stopping in at several wineries, you can pick up the Discovery Pass for $40 + HST, which gives you eight tickets for tastings (only $5 each compared to $10 each if paying individually). The pass can be used at Niagara-on-the-Lake and Twenty Valley wineries.
Our Stops in Niagara-on-the-Lake (Repeat Visits)
Our Stops in Twenty Valley (New Explorations)
Another year of discovery with a few new stops on the way, and our pockets a little lighter… I hope this review helps you plan your ice wine route! Looking forward to next year!
I’m working my way through life in Canada and traveling when I can afford to explore beyond the border. Sharing my tips, trips, opinions and rants on life and travel in the meantime.