What makes the Niagara New Vintage Wine Festival one of, it not THE best wine event of the season in the Niagara Region?
The great thing about this question is-- there isn't one answer. The multitude of variety, pairings and events, as seen below, make up this amazing festival.
And what’s a trip to the Niagara region without a visit to the picturesque wineries located here and savouring the local award-winning wines?
For two weekends during the summer month of June, wine lovers can head to the Niagara New Vintage Festival held across the beautiful wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. Hit the wine trail at over 40 participating wineries. These wine and food pairings can be enjoyed over the weekends of June 11, 12, 18 & 19, 2016.
2015 New Vintage Tailgate Party, June 18th
If you wish to party at the festival, the TD Tailgate Party is a unique celebration of the natural bounty of the Niagara region. The party has all the ingredients to make it a smash hit starting with the location–the Buis Family Vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
The lovely settings of the vineyard will play host to celebrated winemakers who share their stories, as well as top chefs who will whip up delectable dishes fresh from these farms. As the evening progresses, you can enjoy these wonderful pairings as you mingle with the crowd along with your family and friends. Sway to the country tunes of Evermile as you enjoy the best of the New Vintage at the vineyard.
Shuttle services are provided from designated pick-up locations, so all you need to do is dress up in casual attire and vineyard appropriate footwear, and get ready to party! Tickets are priced at $85, all-inclusive of food and wine, and party time is from 6 to 10 p.m.
New Vintage Discovery Pass
One of the best ways to enjoy this festival would be to purchase a New Vintage Discovery Pass. The 8 tickets on each pass enables visitors to enjoy wine and food pairings at any 8 of the participating wineries. You can use it on any weekend of the festival and they need not be used up in one day. You can even share them with others if you wish to. Designated drivers need not fret, because they can have 8 mocktail and food pairings with the New Vintage Festival Driver's Discovery Pass.
New Vintage Wine Tour
Magnificent Tours of Niagara hosts a luxury bus tour of Festival on all four dates (June 11,12,18,19), visiting some of the Niagara Region’s best wineries. The tour begins at 11am and lasts approximately 6 hours, visiting the following wineries:
Tours cost only $99 Canadian, which represents a terrific value for those looking to fully enjoy the Festival without having to worry about driving.
For more information on the Tour visit: Magnificent Tours of Niagara New Vintage Wine Tour
All of these options make the Niagara New Vintages Festival an amazing event that any wine enthusiast best not miss.