Niagara Icewine Festival
Friday, January 14, to Sunday, January 23, 2005
For ten days in January, the Niagara region is transformed into a wintry
wonderland, celebrating one of Canada's most cherished products,
From gala evenings, ornate ice bars and Icewine dinners, to roasting
chestnuts, late night Icewine grape picking and carriage rides along Niagara's
famed wine route, the 10th edition of the Niagara Icewine Festival offers
plenty for every taste.
Join us as we celebrate the release of Ontario's award-winning Icewines
at the following featured Niagara Icewine Festival events:
The Chubb Insurance Niagara Icewine Touring
Along Niagara's Wine Route, January 1523, 2005, $20 Cdn.
Enjoy nine days of celebration along Niagara's famous wine route with
the Chubb Insurance Niagara Icewine Touring Passport featuring special
tours, tastings and winery events focusing on Icewine. The C$20 Passports
are good for complimentary and discounted events at all participating
wineries. For complete winery passport event details, please visit www.niagarawinefestival.com
or call the Festival Office.
Weekend One: Winter in Wine Country
The 10th Annual Xerox "Images of Winter"
Sheraton on the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls, Ontario, on Friday, January
14, 2005, from 8 pm to 11 pm, $150 Cdn.
This spectacular evening showcases wines from more than 35 of Ontario's
premier wineries and features Canada's largest tasting of internationally
acclaimed Icewines and other premium wines from the 2003 Vintage of Excellence.
Tickets are reasonably priced at $150 Cdn. per person.
The Niagara Icewine Bar presented by Twenty
Saturday and Sunday, January 15 & 16, 12 noon to 5 pm, free admission
On each weekend of the Niagara Icewine Festival, an Icewine Bar will be
constructed in two different unique locations in Niagara. This 18-foot
decorative block of ice will be the cornerstone of the outdoor Icewine
activities, which will include ice carving demonstrations, carriage rides,
Niagara cuisine and entertainment, as well as over 20 wineries pouring
their highly acclaimed Icewines. On the first weekend, January 15 and
16, the Icewine Bar is welcomed by Main Street in Jordan, a quaint village
nestled in West Niagara at the foot of the escarpment. Jordan is home
to some of the most highly regarded wineries in Ontario. Food, wine and
great Niagara hospitality from noon to 5 pm, free admission.
Weekend Two: The Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine
presented by Chubb Insurance Company of Canada
The 3rd annual Chubb Insurance Tastes
of Ontario' Icewine Dinner
Presented at the Queen's Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, on
Friday, January 21, from 7 pm to 10 pm, $175 Cdn.
Ontario's award-winning winemakers present an exclusive complement of
wines paired with exceptional Niagara cuisine, presented by the chefs
of the Vintage Inns. Guests are expertly guided by the winemakers and
chefs themselves through a delicate seven-course repast, an experience
which can only be equaled by the surroundings. Tickets are priced at $175
Cdn. per person.
The Chubb Insurance Icewine Bar and Café
Saturday and Sunday, January 22 & 23, 12 noon to 5 pm, free admission
On the second weekend of the Niagara Icewine Festival, the Chubb Icewine
Bar and Café will be constructed in Niagara-on-the-Lake. These
decorative blocks of ice will be the cornerstone of the outdoor Icewine
activities, which will include ice carving demonstrations, Niagara cuisine
and entertainment, as well as over 20 wineries pouring their highly acclaimed
Icewines. Historic Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake will be the host
and will be partially closed off to traffic to allow visitors to stroll
through the shops of downtown while they enjoy the festivities. Food,
wine and great Niagara hospitality from noon to 5 pm, free admission.
For tickets, further information and complete Niagara Icewine Passport
Events, please visit www.niagarawinefestival.com
or call the Festival Office at 905-688-0212.