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THE NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE

EFFECT volume #13 • www.niagaraonthelake.com

Celebrating 22 years of the ‘Original Icewine Festival’

A Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce & Visitor & Convention Bureau e-publication


What’s Inside… Welcome to Niagara-on-the-Lake. . . . . . . . . . . pages 4 - 5 Upcoming Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 6 & 7 The Original Icewine Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 8 & 9 Sparkle & Ice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 11 White On Ice Dinner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 13 Winery Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 14 Shop, Sip, Sample & Savour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 15 2017 Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass Pairings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pages 16 & 17 Fabulicious 2017. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 18 Culinary Capital of Canada. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 19 Landmark Shops. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 20 2017 Signature Events. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . page 21 Weddings, Conferences & Learning Experiences. Page 22 Trip Planning Assistance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Page 23

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A Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce & Visitor & Convention Bureau E-publication 26 Queen Street, Lower Level, Niagara-on-the-Lake • 905.468.1950

E-mail: tourism@niagaraonthelake.com The Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber web: www.niagaraonthelake.com of Commerce & Visitor & Convention Bureau twitter: niagaraonlake graciously acknowledges Tourism Partnership of facebook: Niagara for its support towards the www.facebook.com/niagaraonthelaketourism 2017 Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival.


Welcome to Niag THERE’S A PLACE FOR EVERYONE Showcasing hundreds of accommodations for you to choose from, Niagara-on-the-Lake always has a place for you. Steeped in history, our idyllic town is located on the southern shores of Lake Ontario where the Niagara River ends its journey into this famous Great Lake.

OUR HIDDEN TREASURES For shoppers with more refined tastes, whether it be culinary, fashion or art, the shops of Niagara-on-the-Lake offer hidden treasures you may not find anywhere else. From everyday needs to once-in-a-lifetime special gifts, the merchants here will certainly have something for every taste, decor and lifestyle. It has become the selected destination for many travellers from around the world. The local owners ensure the highest level of quality amongst local B&Bs, Vacation homes, and Hotels & Inns.


gara-on-the-Lake Against the backdrop of a historical town with an over 200 year-old heritage, Niagara-on-the-Lake is an intimate gem of a destination. Designated as a national historic site of Canada in 2003, the majority of its buildings are constructed in the British Classical tradition and speak to the conservation movement in Canada, highlighting the restoration and renovation of their heritage character. Today, tourism plays a major role in its economy in part due to the works presented at the Shaw Festival’s three theatres (The Festival, Royal George and Court House) considered one of the best in the English-speaking world. Also known as the ‘Culinary Capital of Canada’, its many restaurants, mild climate and rich soil, (which is excellent for fruit production) makes it a major viticultural region. Adding to this are dozens of nearby wineries showcasing their finest wine, including those that make the largest volumes of internationally-showcased icewine.


Upcoming Events in N Ring in the New Year!

Skating at Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Outdoor Rink Daily until March. Located near the Agora at Fort George National Historic Site This outdoor rink is the coolest place to be from now until March. Containing five chillers, it is guaranteed the ice stays frozen up to 15˚ C. Skate rentals available, plus concession stand will be open for drinks and treats. Parks Canada and Vintage Hotels will be hosting special events throughout the season.

First Night New Year’s Eve 2016

December 31 | 11:00 pm - 12:30 am | Queen Street You are invited to ring in Canada’s 150th Birthday with a free, family-friendly street party at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Clock Tower. Live music by the Berger Blake Goold trio, sparklers and Canada 150 flags for all! Special appearances by town crier, piper and Lord Mayor Pat Darte.

New Year’s Day Levee

January 1 | 3 pm | Navy Hall The New Year’s Levee is a tradition dating back to the beginning of government, where citizens would renew their allegiance to the Crown. In modern times, we commemorate this tradition and invite all residents and visitors to gather on the first day of the New Year. Official toasts, presented at 4:00 pm by local dignitaries, followed by a ceremonial gun salute by Fort George staff and a music presentation by the Fort George Fife and Drum Corps. Complimentary light refreshments available. Call 905-468-6621 or visit www.friendsoffortgeorge.ca

Winter Wonderland Food Tour Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from January to March Winter in Niagara-on-the-Lake can be magical. Bundle up and join Niagara Culinary Tours for a perfect blend of history, culture and of course culinary delights! Visit the some hidden gems in the heart of Old Towne Niagara-on-the-Lake. The tour is a 2 km stroll at a leisurely pace. Eat, Walk and embrace your inner foodie! For tickets and more information: http://www.niagaraculinarytours.com/tour/details/winter-wonderland-food-tour Shaw Festival Film Series Film: Saturdays Now until Feb 18 Documentary: Fridays from Jan 6 - Feb 17 Begins Dec. 3 at 3 pm for feature films (runs to Feb. 18) and Jan 6 at 6:00 pm for documentaries (runs to Feb 12). All at the Festival Theatre. Advance and same day tickets available at the Shaw Festival Box Office: 905-468-2172 or 1-800-5117429. www.shawfest.com/event/filmseries Bravo Niagara! Presents Divine Brown Saturday, January 14th • 8:30 pm •Peller Estates Winery Bravo Niagara! Presents Divine Brown Bravo Niagara! kicks off the Bravo Winter! series with a launch party in the Peller Barrel Cellar featuring Canada’s Queen of R&B, JUNO winning vocalist Divine Brown plus 80 Empire and more! For tickets and more info, visit www.bravoniagara.org


Niagara-on-the-Lake Sparkle & Ice Diamond Gala Friday, January 20, 2017 • 8 to 11 pm Courthouse Grand Hall • Tickets $95 (+ HST) In its fourth year, the Sparkle and Ice Diamond Gala is in celebration of the Original Icewine Festival. Join us for an evening of celebration with Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewinemakers and their VQA wines paired with Icewine-inspired tastings from the Signature Kitchen Chefs set amongst the backdrop of the beautifully historic Grand Hall in the Courthouse. This year will see the addition of sparkling wines. Live entertainment and an exciting draw to win a Diamond makes this an evening to remember. Purchase your tickets here. Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village Outdoors in the Icewine Village, Heritage District January 21: 11 am – 5 pm & January 22: Noon – 5 pm Free Admission (samples by purchase of tokens) Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into a winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual Icewine celebration. Established 22 years ago in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Festival delivers a warm winter setting for the 26 Wineries to pour liquid gold. The renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with Icewine inspired culinary creations. Admire the sparkling ice sculptures and when it’s time to warm up, pop into one of the Heritage District’s welcoming Landmark Shops. For more event details and tickets, visit www.originalicewinefestival.com and www.niagaraonthelake.com Flash and Panache: Icewine Cocktail Competition Saturday, January 21, 2017 • 9 -11 pm The Icewine Village in the Heritage District takes on a whole new energy once the lights are dimmed from 9 to 11 pm on Saturday evening. Come out and experience the amazing Icewine cocktails created by the Signature Kitchen Chefs of Niagara-on-the-Lake. And it’s a Niagara-on-the-Lake competition, so you know the bar will be high. An event not to be missed, music, interesting cocktails and culinary accompaniments from the Signature Kitchen Chefs. Bravo Niagara! Presents Molly Johnson Saturday, January 21st • 8 pm Bravo Niagara! Presents Molly Johnson January 21, 2017 Bravo Niagara! presents an intimate performance by Canadian jazz icon, JUNO winning singer Molly Johnson as part of the Bravo Winter! series. For tickets and more info, visit www.bravoniagara.org

4th Annual Icebreakers’ Comedy Festival Thursday, Jan. 26 to Saturday, Jan. 28 Held in local venues throughout the town, this comedy festival features quality performers, with a final gala performance on Saturday night. Full listings of performers, locations and times will be posted at www.niagaraonthelake.com Phone 905-468-1950. White on Ice Dinner Outdoors on Queen Street in the Heritage District Friday, January 27, 2017 • 7-10 pm • $100/person (+HST) The celebration of 22 years of the Original Icewine Festival continues with an amazing outdoor dinner on Queen Street in the Heritage District. Enjoyed in the comfort of a heated tent, delicious VQA wines from local wineries and mouthwatering cuisine from the Signature Kitchen Chefs are served. This is a night to remember that includes live musical entertainment and dancing under the Winter sky! Phone 905-468-1950 for more information or Order your tickets here. Bravo Niagara! An Intimate Look at Oscar Peterson Friday, Jan 27 •7:30 pm • Shaw Festival Studio Theatre Bravo Niagara! presents an “Intimate Look at Oscar Peterson” as part of the Bravo Winter! series. This event will celebrate the music of jazz piano legend Oscar Peterson, including a Q&A with special guests, Oscar’s wife and daughter, Kelly and Céline Peterson followed by a performance by JUNO winning pianist Robi Botos, a protégé of Oscar Peterson, and bassist Dave Young, OC, a member of the Oscar Peterson Trio for three decades. This event will take place following the 6pm documentary screening of Oscar Peterson: Keeping the Groove Alive at the Shaw Festival Film Series. For tickets and more info, visit www.bravoniagara.org Shop, Sip, Sample and Savour Saturday, January 28: 11 am - 5 pm Sunday, January 29: Noon -5 pm. Held outdoors on Queen St in the heart of the Heritage District, a chance to combine several favourite Niagara-on-the-Lake experiences all at once! Wine, culinary and shopping. Step inside the diverse settings of the Landmark Shops in the Heritage District to indulge in some retail therapy. Outside the shops, enjoy Icewine and VQA table wines poured by local wineries, beer and cider from the local brewers all accompanied with culinary samples from the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake. More event listings at www.niagaraonthelake.com


The Original Icewine Fe


estival: January 21 & 22 Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village Queen Street

Outdoors in the Icewine Village, Heritage District January 21, 2017: 11 am – 5 pm January 22, 2017: Noon – 5 pm Free Admission (samples by purchase of tokens) The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival will engage all of your senses during this celebration of all things Icewine. Whether you are a wine enthusiast or a cocktail fan, a foodie or a music lover; there’s sure to be an event that speaks to your passion while offering an unforgettable Icewine experience. Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into a winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual Icewine celebration. Established 22 years ago in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the Festival delivers a warm winter setting for the 26 Wineries to pour liquid gold. The renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with Icewine inspired culinary creations. Admire the sparkling ice sculptures and when it’s time to warm up, pop into one of the Heritage District’s welcoming Landmark Shops. For more event details and tickets, visit www.originalicewinefestival.com. and www.niagaraonthelake.com

Flash and Panache: Icewine Cocktail Competition

Saturday, January 21, 2017 • 9 -11 pm The Icewine Village in the Heritage District takes on a whole new energy once the lights are dimmed from 9 to 11 pm on Saturday evening. Come out and experience the amazing Icewine cocktails created by the Signature Kitchen Chefs of Niagara-on-the-Lake. And it’s a Niagara-on-the-Lake competition, so you know the bar will be high. An event not to be missed, music, interesting cocktails and culinary accompaniments from the Signature Kitchen Chefs.


Escape Great March

Escape the winter blahs, with a refreshing getaway to Niagara-on-the-Lake. Your getaway includes overnight accommodations, dinner for 2 from our special Feature Menu plus tasting passes for 2 to Oast House Brewery, Château des Charmes Winery and Chocolate FX.

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This getaway is a decadent delight! Stay overnight in one of our luxurious guestrooms, share a chocolate tasting platter and chocolate martinis together. We’ll also treat you to a wine and chocolate pairing at Château des Charmes Winery.

Too delicious to pass up!Book your stay today. CALL OR BOOK ONLINE TODAY WITH PROMO CODE: LOVECHOC Available from February 1 - 28, 2017 (excluding February 11 & 18, 2017).

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Sparkle & Ice Diamond Gala Friday, January 20, 2017 8 to 11 pm Courthouse Grand Hall Tickets $95 (+ HST) In its fourth year, the Sparkle and Ice Diamond Gala is in celebration of the Original Icewine Festival. Join us for an evening of celebration with Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewinemakers and their VQA wines paired with Icewine-inspired tastings from the Signature Kitchen Chefs set amongst the backdrop of the beautifully historic Grand Hall in the Courthouse. This year will see the addition of sparkling wines. Live entertainment and an exciting draw to win a Diamond makes this an evening to remember.

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White on Ice Dinner Outdoors on Queen Street in the Heritage District Friday, January 27, 2017 • 7-10 pm • $100/person (+HST) If you love dining outdoors at our White Effect Dinner and Shades of Summer Peach Harvest Dinner then you are in for another unique outdoor culinary and wine experience. The celebration of 22 years of the Original Icewine Festival continues with an amazing outdoor dinner on Queen Street in the Heritage District. Enjoyed in the comfort of a heated tent, delicious VQA wines from local wineries and mouthwatering cuisine from the Signature Kitchen Chefs are served. This is a night to remember that includes live musical entertainment and dancing under the Winter sky! Don’t let the cold and snowy weather bring discourage you! It all adds to a refreshing winter experience like no other.

Order your tickets here.


Winery Events Living the Sweet Reifstyle January 13-15, 20-22 & 27-29 11 am to 4 pm daily

Join us for our annual pig roast! Savour our signature Vidal Icewine produced from our oldest vineyard blocks paired with Spit Roasted Porketta with apple Icewine sauce. No reservations required. $10 without Niagara Wine Festival Discovery Pass. Complimentary to Gold Reifstyle wine club members.

The Icewine Experience at Reif Sensory Wine Bar Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January1 1 to 4 pm daily

Taste a flight of four Icewines paired with local culinary delights at our chic Sensory Wine Bar. Reservations not required but strongly recommended. $30 per person. 25% off for Gold Reifstyle wine club members. Email tours@ reifwinery.com or call 905-468-WINE (9463)

Icewine Maker’s Dinner at Peller Saturday, January 21st 2017 7:00 pm

Hosted by Winemaker Katie Dickieson and Winery Chef and CityLine personality Jason Parsons, begin the evening with an Icewine martini reception and an exquisite dinner set in one of our elegant dining venues. Celebrate all things Icewine with a 4-course menu that has been infused and inspired by winter’s finest gift, complemented by Peller VQA wines with each course. After dinner, bundle up and head outside to toast Icewine marshmallows over an open fire. $140.00 plus tax and gratuity. www.peller.com More event listings at www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com

Peller’s Intense Icewine Experience Lunch Saturday January 21 • 9 am - 3 pm

Have you ever wanted to experience a winemaker’s perspective on Icewine harvest? Join Katie as she hosts the coolest experience in wine country! You’ll start your day at a premium Icewine facility with local grower, Falk Farms, and go on a behind-the-scenes tour of their family’s stateof-the-art Icewine production. After you get the first-hand growing perspective, you’ll make your way to Peller Estates for a sparkling reception and tour of the world’s first 10˚Below Icewine Lounge, where the chilly -10˚C Icewine climate is replicated in the most beautiful way. You’ll warm up with a hearty 3-course lunch created by Winery Chef Jason Parsons, complemented by our award-winning VQA wines. It doesn’t get any cooler than this! $95.00 plus tax and gratuities. www.peller.com

Reif Estate Winery Icewinemaker’s Dinner Saturday January 28th, 2017 •6:30 pm

Klaus W. Reif will join you for our annual Icewinemaker’s dinner. An unforgettable evening of an incredible Icewine inspired menu created by Chef Robin Howe of Wine Country Catering paired with Klaus’ favourite VQA wines. $125.00 per person plus taxes and gratuity. 25% off for Gold Reifstyle wine club members. Call 905-468-WINE or email wine@reifwinery.com to book.

Days of Wine and Chocolate Weekends in February

Celebrate the beauty of winter and romance of Valentine’s Day in Historic Niagara-on-the-Lake as you explore pairings of two of your favourite indulgences – wine and chocolate. For more information visit www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com.


Saturday, January 28, 2017: 11 am to 5 pm Sunday, January 29, 2017: Noon -5 pm Held outdoors on Queen St in the heart of the Heritage District, a chance to combine several favourite Niagara-on-the-Lake experiences all at once! Wine, culinary and shopping. Step inside the diverse settings of the Landmark Shops in the Heritage District to indulge in some retail therapy.

Queen Street Heritage District • Cider • Icewine • Beer • Table Wines • Shopping • Culinary Samples

Outside the shops, enjoy Icewine and VQA table wines poured by local wineries, beer and cider from the local brewers all accompanied with culinary samples from the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake. *Kindly Note: Tokens required for glass, beverage and culinary samples


2017 Niagara Icewine D Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass January 13 to 15, January 20 to 22 January 27 to 29

Discovery Pass | $40+HST Driver’s Discovery Pass | $30+HST The Niagara Icewine Festival Discovery Pass is your key to three weekends of wine and culinary adventures at wineries across Niagara. Discovery Pass holders can enjoy eight experiences per pass indulging in wine and culinary pairings at each winery crafted specifically to celebrate the season. There is no finer way to experience the bounty of winter than travelling the wine route, sipping and savouring the best in local Icewine, table wines and cuisine. Experiences are $10 each without a Discovery Pass unless otherwise stated. Designated drivers can revel in the wintery delights on the Wine Route with an alcohol free Discovery Pass indulging in the culinary offering’s at participating wineries with the Niagara Wine Festival Driver’s Discovery Pass. Each Discovery Pass has 8 tickets allowing for 8 opportunities for a wine tasting and culinary pairing at any of the participating wineries. You can use them in any way you see fit. You can share them with others or use them for yourself. There are no restrictions with how you use them. Enjoy responsibly! Discovery Passes are redeemable Friday - Sunday each weekend of the Niagara Icewine Festival and do not have to be used in one day. Discovery Passes can be purchased online or at the Niagaraon-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau. This self–guided tour is amazing ride through Niagara Wine Country. Please Note: Discovery Passes are for use at participating wineries for this program only. They are not accepted at other events taking place during the Niagara Icewine Festival including the events at Twenty Valley Winter Winefest, Niagaraon-the-Lake street celebrations or the at the Scotiabank Centre in Niagara Falls.

Château des Charmes: A Harvest of Land & Sea 1025 York Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-262-4219 ext. 238 | chateaudescharmes.com We are proud to showcase Canada’s bounty with this pairing of our 2015 Vidal Icewine and Late Harvest Cured Salmon Wellington with Dried Apricot and Chili Preserve from our culinary partners at Queen’s Landing. $10 without a Discovery Pass. Colaneri Estate Winery: Opposites Attract 348 Concession 6 Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-682-2100 | colaneriwines.com Your taste buds will be captivated with how our Chardonnay Recioto cozies up to homemade Stracciatella Soup. Then discover the chemistry between our Vidal Icewine paired with a slice of a premium cured Soppressatta. The attractions are surprisingly undeniable! $10 without a Discovery Pass. Coyote’s Run Winery: Winter Fun at the Run 485 Concession 5 Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake 05-682-8310 | coyotesrunwinery.com Join us at Coyote’s Run for a heartwarming Curried Pumpkin soup paired with our 2015 Select Late Harvest Pinot Gris. For those who prefer vegetarian fare, we will be serving a 5 year old cheddar topped with caramelized onion and maple confit. $10 without a Discovery Pass. Diamond Estates - The Winery: Great Balls of Cheese! 31067 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-685-5673 | diamondestates.ca Join us at the winery for a sample of our Lakeview Gewurztraminer Icewine paired with a Panko breaded Mac & Cheese Ball with Sriracha ketchup courtesy of The Heat is On Catering. $10 without a Discovery Pass. The Hare Wine Co.: A Sticky Situation! 769 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-684-4994 | theharewineco.com Come celebrate Icewine harvest at The Hare Wine Co. Our award-winning 2014 Vidal Icewine is perfectly paired with a delicious Sticky Toffee Pudding prepared by Ello Gov’na. This gooey toffee cake is smothered in a treacle sauce and topped with an Icewine Chantilly. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

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Peller Estates Winery: Cabernet, All the Way! 290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake 1-888-673-5537 ext. 2 | peller.com Winery Chef and CityLine personality Jason Parsons is putting a twist on his famous Icewine Marshmallows. Enjoy a glass of award-winning and world renowned Cabernet Franc Icewine while you roast a delicious Cabernet Franc Icewine Marshmallow over an open fire. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

Reif Estate Winery: Living the Sweet Reifstyle... 15608 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-WINE (9463) | reifwinery.com Join us for our annual pig roast! Savour our signature Vidal Icewine produced from our oldest vineyard blocks paired with Spit Roasted Porketta with apple Icewine sauce. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

Rancourt Winery: Spice and Ice 1829 Concession 4 Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-2882 | rancourtwinery.com Dare your taste buds to a sweet and savoury pairing featuring our Harvest Barn Wicked Thai Chicken Soup with our deliciously unique Gewürztraminer Icewine. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

Trius Winery: Icewine By Fire 1249 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake 1-800-582-8412 ext. 2 | triuswines.com Kickback fireside at the 2015 Ontario Winery of the Year and enjoy our outdoor winter ambience while you “chill” by the fire with Chef Dodd’s delectable Pastrami Beef Sausage with Icewine Onion Jam paired with our perfectly sweet Trius Vidal Icewine. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery: Chocolate Falls on Niagara Pillitteri Estates Winery: 15376 Niagara Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake Braised Duck Grilled Cheese and Icewine 905-262-0636 | riverviewcellars.com 1696 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake Fondue fan? Enjoy our award winning Cabernet 905-468-3147 | pillitteri.com Franc Icewine while savouring fresh fruit and Enjoy a decadent Grilled Cheese stuffed with housemade cinnamon-cranberry biscotti, all Braised Duck, Bartlett pear and Cambazola cheese dipped in a fountain of Belgian chocolate. Discover with an Onion and Icewine infused jam. Paired the event thousands have raved about! $10 with our award winning, barrel aged Reserve Vidal without a Discovery Pass. Icewine. $10 without a Discovery Pass. Strewn Winery: It’s a Classic: Strewn Cabernet Pondview Estate Winery: Opposites Attract Franc Icewine & Dark Chocolate Tartlet 925 Line 2, Niagara-on-the-Lake 1339 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-0777 | pondviewwinery.com 905-468-1229 | strewnwinery.com Pick your pleasure, rich and decadent or sweet Strewn’s 2011 Cabernet Franc Icewine, has ripe and savoury. Delight your taste buds with two red berry aromas interplaying on a sweet and different tastes paired with our award-winning well-balanced palate. It is matched with a dark Icewines. Please enjoy Icewine shooters or Icewine Chocolate Ganache and a touch of raspberryinfused hot chocolate afterward at the tasting bar - balsamic, all in a tartlet created by pastry chef at extra charges apply. $10 without a Discovery Pass. OLIV Restaurant. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

Ravine Vineyard Farmyard Red & Bleu 1366 York Road, St. Davids 905-262-8463 | ravinevineyard.com This January, celebrate sweet & savoury! Try our 2014 Cabernet Franc Icewine alongside Chef Ross’ Confit Duck Tartlets with Bleu Bénédictin from Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, Quebec - the perfect way to bring a little warmth of spirit to the cold of winter. $10 without a Discovery Pass.

www.niagarawinefestival.com for more Information and to purchase passes. Passes also available at the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau.


Fabulicious: A Gastronomical Delight FEBRUARY 23 - MARCH 2, 2017 Come and experience the culinary artists of the Signature Kitchen collection as they shine during Fabulicious. A delightfully-tasty food event, Fabulicious happens twice yearly – late February to early March and again in mid-November. This event is a veritable feast for connoisseurs of all things culinary. Thoughtfully-crafted by each chef, the rich variety of menu options allows everyone to celebrate the joys of local, seasonal artisan cuisine. Offering terrific value with Prix-Fixe 3-Course Menus consisting of an appetizer, main course and dessert, Fabulicious is a great opportunity to sample culinary delights from 15 local fine-dining establishments. Lunch: $25. Dinner: $39. For menus, reservations and information on participating restaurants, call 905-468-1950, or visit www.signaturekitchensofniagaraonthelake.com


Niagara-on-the-Lake: Canada’s #1 Food and Wine Destination – Tripadvisor.com Nowhere in Canada will one find such gastronomic delights as in Niagara-on-theLake! From the abundance of local produce and world-class wineries to the many renowned restaurants, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a veritable feast for connoisseurs of all things culinary. And with that in mind, 15 of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s dining establishments have joined together to create Signature Kitchens, a culinary group celebrating the joys of local, seasonal and artisanal cuisine. Each group member has demonstrated a commitment to excellence through the use of high-quality local ingredients, a focus on outstanding VQA wines, and the delivery of professional service.

Participating Restaurants Bistro Six-One 61-63 Queen St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-2532 Cannery at the Pillar and Post 48 John St W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-2123 Escabéche at Prince of Wales 6 Picton St . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-3246 Ginger Restaurant 390 Mary Street. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-3871 HobNob Restaurant & Wine Bar 209 Queen St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-4588 LIV at White Oaks 253 Taylor Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-688-2550 Niagara’s Finest Thai 88 Picton St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-1244 Peller Estates 290 John St W. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-4678 Ravine Vineyard Restaurant 1366 York Rd, St. Davids. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-262-8463 Restaurant Oban Inn 160 Front St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-2165 Riverbend Inn Restaurant Enter from John Street W 16104 Niagara River Pkwy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-8866 The Epicurean 84 Queen St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-3408 Tiara at Queen’s Landing 155 Byron St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-2195 Trius Restaurant 1249 Niagara Stone Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-7123 Zees Grill at Shaw Club 92 Picton St. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 905-468-5715


The Landmark Shops of Niagara-on-the-Lake invite visitors to browse their unique selection of treasures.

For shoppers with more refined tastes, whether it be culinary, fashion or art, the shops of Niagara-on-the-Lake offer hidden treasures you may not find anywhere else. From everyday needs to once-in-a lifetime special gifts, the merchants here will certainly have something for every taste, décor and lifestyle.

Participating Shops: BeauChapeau Hat Shop 42 Queen Street

King Street Gallery 153 King Street

Plusio’s Gifts 23 Queen Street

Canaysia Gifts 188 Victoria St

Kurtz Culinary Creations 38-40 Queen Street

Presents 59A Queen Street

Cecile’s Home & Gift 113 Queen Street

Lochcarron of Scotland 183 Victoria St

Rocky Mountain Chocolate 70 Queen Street

Cheese Secrets 38 Market Street

Maison Apothecare 27B Queen Street

Serendipity 106C Queen Street

Frankie Sez 79 Queen Street

Maple Leaf Fudge 114 Queen Street

Simpson’s Apothecary 233 King Street

Godel Gifts 92 Queen Street

Natasha Bradley Home Limited 126 Queen Street

Ten Thousand Villages 46 Queen Street

Greaves Jams and Marmalades 55 Queen Street

Niagara-on-the-Lake Jewellers and Precious Metal Studio 38 Market Street

The Haunted Shop 126 Queen Street

HALLEY’S Fashion for Men 57 Queen Street

Old Niagara Book Shop 223 Regent Street

Hendrik’s Valu-Mart 130 Queen Street

OLIV Tasting Room 122 Queen Street

The Scottish Loft 13 Queen Street Valle Verde 55 Queen Street Wine Country Vintners 27 Queen Street

www.landmarkshopsofniagaraonthelake.com


Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Signature Events

It’s not too early to plan upcoming visits 2017 Events

Over the years, Niagara-on-the-Lake has become a well-known hub for its Signature Events, attracting Sparkle & Ice Diamond Gala, 8 pm. . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Jan 20 not only local residents, but also guests from Ontario Niagara-on-the-Lake Saturday, Jan 21 to and around the world. Icewine Village. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sunday, Jan 22 The Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce Queen Street White on Ice Dinner, 7-10 pm. . . . Friday, Jan 27 Shop, Sip, Sample & Savour. . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, Jan 28 and prides itself on organizing world-class, memorable Sunday, Jan 29 events that keep people returning regularly, whether Fabulicious. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Feb 23 to March 2 it be enhancing existing events or creating new, in- 2017 White Effect Dinner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thursday, June 15 Peach Festival. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Saturday, Aug 12 novative social experiences. Shades of Summer Peach Harvest Dinner. . . . . Sunday, Aug 13

Our Signature Kitchens, wineries and event hosting Fall Fabulicious. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nov 9 to 16 sites are strategically co-ordinated to provide partici- Candlelight Stroll. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Dec 1 Rotary House Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Dec 1 & Saturday, Dec 2 pants an experience that is unique to the Niagaraon-the-Lake area. Local history, culture, art, music, To participate or for more information, phone 905-468-1950, culinary and wine are all intertwined to set a special www.niagaraonthelake.com or theme for each event. E-mail: chamberevents@niagaraonthelake.com


Weddings, Conferences & Learning Experiences Niagara-on-the-Lake is known for its natural beauty, history, heritage, culture and wonderful ambiance in any season. With a multitude of options to host your next conference, Niagara-on-the-Lake offers you an unconventional selection of four and five-star hotels and inns, conference resorts and spas, as well as wineries to tempt your fancy. From large groups to small intimate settings, there’s a location to suit everyone. Because we do have such a rich history and heritage including museums, forts and parks, the experience of learning takes on a new life here. You can always be in a restful setting where learning will have historical significance. With an excellent selection of accommodations, talented musicians and caterers, creative photographers and florists in the area, all of the necessary elements to plan that perfect day exist right here. Have your wedding here to experience the Niagara-on-the-Lake Effect that will last a lifetime. For weddings, conferences or learning experiences, Niagara-on-the-Lake has it all for you. Visit www.niagaraonthelake.com or call the Chamber of Commerce at 905-468-1950 and let us help plan your next special event.


Let us help you plan your next trip For all your queries, accommodation booking and event ticketing needs, we are your information source. The Chamber of Commerce Welcome Centre is staffed with trained professionals who can assist you in making the most of your visiting experience in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Contact us as you plan your visit. We can book your stay at Chamber-certified Accommodations, assist you in ordering special event tickets and provide ideas on what to see and do in the area. We can also help guide you towards your destination beyond Niagara-on-the-Lake. Once you arrive, stop by and visit us, as we have a variety of brochures on area attractions, plus current information on events and accommodation availability.

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May 15 to Oct 15: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Oct. 16 to May 14: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Please note: Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25, Boxing Day, Dec. 26 & New Year’s Day, Jan. 1

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