Niagara This Week
This weekend, the Old Town heritage district of Niagara-on-the-Lake will be transformed into an Icewine Village.
Queen Street will become a winter wonderland with ice sculptures, icewine-inspired culinary treats from the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake and icewine samples poured by the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Admission is free, food and wine samples can be purchased with tokens available for sale on the street.
The village will be open Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.
On Saturday night, mixologists will be shaking and stirring icewine inspired drinks for the Flash and Panache: Icewine Cocktail Competition. The competition runs from 9-11 p.m. on Queen Street. Admission is free.
Those looking to continue the icewine experience by participating in the tasting series Get Schooled in Cool, featuring Canada’s icewine insiders as the hosts. The in-depth tasting of at least four icewines is held at one of the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake and takes place at 1 p.m. on Jan. 19, 20, 26 and 27.
The following weekend, Jan. 26 and 27, people are invited to Shop, Sip, Sample and Savour the heritage district of NOTL. From noon to 5 p.m. the Landmark Shops of Niagara-on-the-Lake will host an Insider’s event with Canadian jazz music, food pairings and more for $30 per person.
“In January, the entire town of Niagara-on-the-Lake comes together and celebrates Canada’s Icewine heritage,” said Jansin Ozkur, Chair of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival Committee.
For details on the Icewine Festival events in Niagara-on-the-Lake visit www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com.