Niagara Icewine Takes Centre Stage
Niagara Icewine Festival
January 19 to 28, 2007
Niagara Grape and Wine Festival is hosting a spectacular show with world-renowned Ontario Icewine taking centre stage at the 12th Niagara Icewine Festival. The opening act is the annual Xerox "Images of Winter" Gala Evening and Silent Auction. Situated in the Penthouse Dining Room of the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, over 30 Ontario wineries will be on hand pouring over 100 of their award winning Icewines, making it Canada's largest public Icewine tasting. Placed conspicuously between the wineries, a dozen food stations offer the finest in Canadian cuisine. With the breathtaking view of the partially frozen Niagara Falls as its backdrop, its no wonder these $150 tickets are a holiday favourite.
Weekend one continues with a spectacular Icebar carved from a 7000 lb. block of ice. The Twenty Valley Icebar is 18 feet long, engraved with ornate scenes of Canadiana, and is placed right in the centre of Main Street in Jordan Station. The main street is closed for Icewine tasting from over 20 wineries, ice carving demonstrations, food and entertainment.
New to the Niagara Icewine Festival is an Ice Art Exhibit by famed Canadian artist Gordon Halloran. Featured at the 2006 Olympics in Turin with an incredible living art show entitled "Pitture Sotto Zero," Gordan Halloran returns to the region he once called home with an exclusive Ice Art Exhibit on display at Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Take the show on the road as Niagara's famous wine route is prepared to welcome visitors from around the globe for an expanded ten days of tours, tastings, seminars, samplings, food pairings and a few surprises, all placing Icewine in the spotlight. A Winery Touring Passport enables the holder access to exclusive offers and complimentary events, January 1928, 2007, at 30 participating wineries, only $30 CDN. per passport.
Niagara-on-the-lake is the setting for weekend two, with another Icebar placed downtown and more great tastings and entertainment.
An encore presentation, the "Icewine Classic Weekend" is an incredible Icewine experience for only $695.00 CDN. Guests who purchase the Classic Weekend Pass get a "behind the scenes" look at Niagara's culinary and winery industries with exclusive galas, winemaker's dinner and educational seminars. Accommodation for two nights at Prince of Wales Hotel, one of Vintage Hotels' Niagara luxurious resort hotels, is included with purchase of the "Classic Weekend," as is all transportation to the culinary and winery seminars around the Niagara Region. The winemaker's dinner on Saturday night is a Classic favourite. Celebrity Chefs from around the world tempt weekend visitors with their culinary creations, paired perfectly with Ontario's acclaimed Icewines. Experience the best that Niagara has to offer.
For complete Niagara Icewine Festival and Icewine Classic information, or to book your tickets, please visit www.niagarawinefestival.com. Or call the Festival Office at (905) 688-0212.