WINE TASTING AND WINTER FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
Wrapped up in the Valley is Twelve Valley must-do event in November! Celebrate the season’s bounty with locally inspired VQA wine and food pairings at 6 wineries (possibly more, depending on timing).
You will uncover award-winning estate wines and experience premium wine perfectly paired with a culinary treat crafted by our local chefs. Enjoy unspoiled views from the top of the Niagara escarpment, through to the scenic winding roads in Lincoln to St. Catharines.
We will drive to Niagara Falls after the wine tasting to check Winter Festival of Lights. We will drive through Dufferin Islands. Dufferin Islands is home to the Festival’s Canadian Wildlife displays including three-dimensional Moose, Deer, Polar Bears, Fox, Bison and Geese. These displays range in height from 4’ to 11’ tall and our last stop will be Cascades of Fire International Fireworks Competition. Cascades of Fire will feature 18 minute pyrotechnic shows synchronized to music. This year’s competition will feature presentations from China, Finland, Brazil, Vietnam, Italy (November 17th) with a special finale by Team Canada (November 18th).
And what wineries we are going to visit?
Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
2016 Riesling Loved by Lu | Miz Lula’s Peach State Gourmet Grilled Cheese (Niagara Style)
2015 Chardonnay/Riesling |Duck Confit and Brie Crostini
Hernder Estate Wines
2012 Reserve Caberent Franc | Mini yorkies with Beef Tenderloin and Creamy Horseradish
Henry of Pelham
2016 Estate Gamay | Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting
Calamus Estate Winery
2017 Balls Falls Red | Bacon Triple Chocolate Brownies
Cave Spring Cellars
2016 Cabernet Franc Niagara Peninsula |Mushroom Thyme Parmesan Focaccia
Di Profio Estate Wines
2014 Riesling | Double Cream Brie Lobster Gnocchi
13th Street Winery
2017 Red Palette|Roasted Chipolte Bison Chili
Harbour Estates Winery
2011 Dean's List Pinot Noir (W,O) paired with grilled zucchini, tomato and Havarti tart paired.
Flat Rock Cellar
2016 Good Kharma Chardonnay | Roasted Mushroom Tapenade with Crispy Pancetta and Caper Sauce on Crostini
Angels Gate Winery
2013 Mountainview Semillon | White Chili
The Good Earth Food and Wine Co.
2017 Pinot Grigio | Buffalo Style Confit of Duck Wings
Fielding Estate Winery
2017 Rock Pile Red |Dark Chocolate, Sea Salt and Caramel Brownie
London Born Wine Co.
2015 Southwark Chardonnay | Totally British Sarnie with Onion Marmalade
Kacaba Vineyards and Winery
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 |Yeah Baby! Open-faced Cuban-style pulled pork sandwich with zesty herb mojo sauce
Vineland Estates Winery
2017 Unoaked Chardonnay| Pork Belly Taco with Radish, Chili, Harissa emulsion with Cilantro Cress
GreenLane Estate Winery
2012 Riesling | Jalapeno Lime Chicken Wings
2013 Redstone Chardonnay | Double Smoked Bacon & Carmelized Onion Mac ‘n Cheese
This is a 1-day trip.
Where to meet?
10.00 am Dufferin Mall in front of Beer Store
10.30 am Square One in front of Chapters at the parking lot
Why travel with us?
• We travel in small groups by comfortable cars (12 seat van or minivan)
• You are our friend not just a client
• Local experience - we try to meet with local people on our trips (local guides, accommodation)
• You have freedom on our trips and you can always suggest what you want to see or where you want to eat
• Memories - we take lot of pictures on our trips and you can find them on our Facebook page at anytime
PRICE $129pp plus tax
Return transport from Toronto by 12 seat van or minivan
Wine Tasting and Food Pairing in 10 selected wineries
Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls visit