Days of Wine & Chocolate Touring Passes now on sale
The 25 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake (WNOTL) are warming up winter during the Days of Wine & Chocolate touring pass event. The Days of Wine & Chocolate matches 25 VQA (Vintners Quality Alliance) wines with decadent chocolate pairings. The event takes place each weekend in February (5/6, 12/13, 19/20, 26/27) from 11 am to 5 pm.
This touring pass is the ideal holiday gift for the wine enthusiast in your life. It is also the perfect excuse to whisk your honey away on a romantic weekend or get all the ladies together for some "girl-time."
Each of the WNOTL has been assigned a gourmet chocolate pairing and their winemakers tasked with finding the perfect wine pairing. Guests can expect classic pairings, like Late Harvest Vidal alongside White Chocolate Cranberry at Lailey Vineyard, and unexpected surprises, including Blackberry Fruit Wine matched with Dark Chocolate Chili at Southbrook Vineyards. For a full listing of featured VQA wine and chocolate pairings, visit www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com.
Committed to using local suppliers for touring pass events, the WNOTL are again working with Niagara-on-the-Lake pastry Chef Catherine O'Donnell of Willow Cakes & Pastries. O'Donnell is making more than 50,000 chocolates during the month.
Touring passes are $30 per person plus tax and can be purchased at any of the participating wineries, online at www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com, or by calling the Niagara-on-the-Lake Chamber of Commerce at 905-468-1950.
Every day the WNOTL welcome guests to Wine Country to savour the richness of the region and to experience the 25 distinct wineries, each with its own personality reflected in the wines they craft. The members of WNOTL are Cattail Creek, Château des Charmes, Coyote's Run, Hillebrand, Ice House, Inniskillin, Jackson Triggs, Joseph's, Konzelmann, Lailey, Maleta, Marynissen, Niagara College, Palatine Hills, Peller Estates, Pillitteri, PondView, Ravine, Reif, Riverview, Southbrook, Stonechurch, Stratus, Strewn and Sunnybrook Farm. Visit www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com or the WNOTL Facebook page for more information. Follow the WNOTL on Twitter @NiagaraWine.
Willow Cakes & Pastries is located at 42 Mary Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, and is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm. Visit www.willowcakes.ca or call 905-468-2745 for more information.