Besides the Falls, the Niagara Region is probably most well-known for its wine. The region and its Niagara wine featured, is ranked in the #1 spot for the Food & Wine Destination in Canada, which makes up a close-knit circle of wineries located within Niagara-on-the-Lake. Saturday, June 13th, 2015 marks the beginning of the Niagara New Vintage Festival, and continues throughout the following weekend until Sunday, June 21st.
About the Niagara New Vintage Festival
Niagara wine goes through cycles of growth and rebirth and this festival celebrates that within its 14,800 acres of Niagara’s vineyards that are rich in soil and unique to the climate. The 6th Installment of the New Vintage Festival “Tailgate Party” happens on Saturday, June 20th from 6:00 – 10:00 pm in the vineyards of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It features over 40 wineries and 10 culinary experts that will present the best of Niagara wine, and farm-to-table delights.
On property will be New Country entertainment by Evermile.
This all-inclusive event ticket includes all hospitality, and the shuttle service to the event location. There is no parking at the event location in order to respect the vineyard and surrounding environment.
Early bird Tailgate party tickets are $80 until June 1st, 2015 (plus HST), and you may order online here.
Purchase a Discovery Pass!
On June 13, 14, 20, & 21st, consider purchasing a “Discovery Pass” for $40 + HST which allows you access to eight Niagara wine experiences with removable vouchers for any of the participating wineries of your choice (click here for the list of wineries). If you are the “Designated Driver” you can still be a part of all the excitement by indulging in eight mocktail and culinary pairings with the “Driver’s Discovery Pass”!
You may purchase your Discovery Passes online here, at the first winery on your route, or at the Ontario Travel Centres at Stanley Avenue in Niagara Falls, Ontario Travel Centres on York Road in Niagara on the Lake, or the Niagara Falls Tourism on Robinson Street, Niagara Falls.
When you stay at the Clifton Hill Niagara Falls Hotel, you will be provided with an opportunity to discover other amazing attractions that Niagara has to offer, in addition to heading to Niagara-on-the-Lake to taste our region’s best Niagara wine. You will also be provided with many more different options at considerable savings, in order to experience a visit that features more of Niagara’s best! From the Clifton Hill Fun Pass, to the Greg Frewin Magic Show, and even a Niagara Helicopter ride, the Build-A-Package contains many options, with some discounts at up to 50% off!
For more information on The Niagara New Vintage Festival visit them at www.niagarawinefestival.com.
If you are a fan of the vine, these are the weekends to visit wine country!