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The 2017 Niagara Icewine Festival: How Wine Lovers Enjoy the Winter

Your Guide to The 2017 Niagara Icewine Festival

The winter can start to feel dull and cold once the holiday cheer is over. But in Niagara, we know the fun is just beginning because it’s now officially icewine season!

For three weekends this January, you can enjoy icewine tasting at the best wineries in Niagara. The festival runs from January 13th to 29th at participating Niagara wineries and locations.

At Duliban Insurance Brokers, we love supporting our communities in Niagara and Haldimand. Our local insurance brokers live right in your community, so they are always attending events and showing their support for Niagara wineries and businesses.

There are tons of events in Niagara Falls and Niagara-on-the-Lake to do and see, so we’ve put it all together in a handy timeline for you.

Here’s your guide for what’s happening and where at the 2017 Niagara Icewine Festival. Don’t miss a thing with this timeline!

The 2017 Discovery Pass

The Discovery Pass is valid for the weekends of January 13th to 15th, 20th to 22nd, and 27th to 29th at all participating Niagara wineries.

For $40, purchase a Discovery Pass that gets you access to 8 different wine and culinary pairing experiences. A Driver’s Discovery Pass, for those designated drivers, is available for $30, which gets you access to the food options.

The 8 experiences are good for any of the festival weekends, so you don’t have to use them all at once!

Click here for a full list of participating wineries.

The Xerox Icewine Gala: “Sugar & Spice…Everything Ice”

This event takes place on January 13th, 2017, at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls. Tickets are $185, and it runs from 7pm to 10pm.

Step inside one of Niagara’s most luxurious and elegant annual events. Sip icewine, sparkling wine, and table wine provided by 30 of the best wineries in Niagara while you admire the ice sculptures and beautiful decor.

An incredible culinary selection is provided by Niagara’s best chefs to complete the night. These dishes are hand-selected, crafted with artisan ingredients, and served to gourmet perfection.

Formal attire is mandatory!

Sparkle and Ice Concert with Dominic Mancuso Group

On January 16th, in the Grand Hall of the Niagara-on-the-Lake historic Courthouse, you can take in this sensational concert.

Juno award winner Dominic Mancuso performs for you while you enjoy icewine dessert pairings and VQA wine selections.

Tickets for the concert are $75.

Sparkle and Ice Diamond Gala

On January 20th from 8pm to 11pm, step inside the historic courthouse in Niagara-on-the-Lake for an evening of elegance. Tickets are $95.

You’ll enjoy icewine as soon as you enter the doors. Live entertainment will also take place.

An icewine-inspired menu will be served, prepared by Niagara-on-the-Lake’s signature chefs. VQA pairings from Niagara wineries are offered with your dinner, and then after dinner there will be an icewine toast. You get your own personal glass for this.

Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Village

The Icewine Village runs January 21st from 11am to 5pm, and January 22nd from 12pm to 5pm. It’s free admission, and you can purchase tokens for food and wine samples.

Vendors from a variety of Niagara wineries bring their best icewines to line Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Each wine vendor is paired with a local food vendor, offering excellent cuisine selections.

If you get tired of wine, the local boutique shops will be open for browsing.

Icewine Cocktail Competition

This takes place on January 21 from 9pm to 11pm in the Icewine Village in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Admission is free.

This exciting competition puts Niagara-on-the-Lake’s local mixologists to the test as they compete to create the best icewine-inspired cocktail. You’ll also get a chance to view last year’s winning recipes.

You will be able to sample each cocktail and vote for a winner. Only one recipe can win, but you can try them all!

White on Ice Dinner

This outdoor dinner takes place on January 27th at 7pm to 10pm in the Icewine Village on Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Tickets are $100, which also cover your food and wine.

Enjoy a delicious dinner under the stars created by the local signature chefs. A local VQA wine pairing will accompany your meal.

Don’t worry about the cold. You’ll be in a heated tent, so you’ll be as comfortable as possible. Finish your night off with dancing and live music.

The Scotiabank Centre Event

January 27th to 29th at the Scotiabank Centre.

This event will be open Friday, January 27th from 7pm to 1pm, Saturday, January 28th from 2pm to 5pm and 7pm to 10pm, and Sunday, January 29th from 12pm to 5pm.

Tickets to this event are $65. Early bird tickets can also be purchased from now until December 26, 2016, and they are $39.

Your ticket will get you 3 hours of samples from Niagara wineries, as well as a commemorative glass. Food tokens are $3.25 each, and are good for all food vendors.

As you make your way through the Scotiabank Centre, you will be able to sample from 20 different Niagara wineries. Each is paired with a food dish that will be prepared by one of Niagara’s top chefs.

Live entertainment will be available indoors. Outside, you can scroll through a Winter Wonderland complete with light displays and ice sculptures.

Shop, Sip, Sample, and Savour Event

From 11am to 5pm on January 28th and 29th, you can enjoy this event in Niagara-on-the-Lake’s Icewine Village on Queen Street.

Combine retail, food sampling, and wine tasting in Niagara’s quaint town. Browse through the unique stores, sampling local Niagara wineries and tasting local culinary options in between.

Duliban Insurance Brokers: Hometown Brokers, Community Pride

At Duliban Insurance Brokers, all of our staff love attending community events in Haldimand and Niagara.

You might just run into one of our local insurance brokers at the Icewine Festival! If you do, please don’t hesitate to come and say hello!

Duliban works with 20 different insurance companies to provide the best possible premiums, with the most extensive coverage, at the price you need. We would be happy to have our partners compete for your business because we work for YOU.

If you need car, home, commercial, or farm insurance, get a free quote now. Get in touch with us online, at one of our offices, or give us a call at 1-855-DULIBAN.

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