Cuvee, as a quick refresher, is a French term for wine – usually referring to a specific blend. It’s also the name given to a spectacular wine & culinary event held in Niagara Falls. The Cuvee Weekend has been an annual occasion for close to thirty years, celebrating the excellence of local winemaking and Ontario’s vibrant wine and food culture.
Biggest Cuvée Grand Tasting Event in History
Hosted by Brock University’s Cool Climate Oenology and Viticulture Institute, the weekend has always been a Niagara Region tradition, with 2016 expected to be the biggest Cuvee in history. The Grand Tasting is the anchor event, taking place at the Scotiabank Convention Centre. As a state-of-the-art facility and Niagara’s largest entertainment venue, expect a major sensory experience.
Scotiabank Convention Centre Wine Experience
In 2015 the Grand Tasting featured fifty-two winemakers from all around Ontario, presenting their favourite and most prestigious wines. Additionally, an elite selection of culinary partners operated live cooking stations as a showcase and to serve samplers to guests. The Apres Cuvee after-party will continue the experience until midnight, with more of a focus on icewines and local craft beer (and let’s not forget the dance floor!).
The weekend in 2016 will span from Friday 4 March until Sunday 6 March. The Grand Tasting and after-party shall be the Friday night – bookings are essential for these events, but full weekend tickets are available to cover everything at once.
As a celebration of Niagara’s winemaking pedigree and foodie culture, the events of the Cuvee Weekend are both fun and prestigious. Anyone in town in mid-spring and has a taste for good wine should do their best to make their way out to The Grand Tasting.
Save $45 on Admission to Cuvée Grand Tasting
The Marriott Fallsview Hotel & Spa is the exclusive hotel partner of the event. Guests at our hotel save $45 on admission to the event. We’re also within two minutes walking distance of the event, and offer the best hotel view of Niagara Falls– Guaranteed