Niagara Ice Wine Festival

Niagara On The Lake is featuring their annual Niagara Ice Wine Festival during 3 weekends in January.  Let's check out the Icewine Village which is open from 11am-5pm.  Also, we can grab lunch somewhere. 

Admission is free to this event with a charge per tasting.  There is also a $40 Discovery Pass available if you're interested in visiting wineries.

Note: Either a NY State enhanced drivers license or Passport is required to enter Canada!

Note: Dress for the weather since this event is outside!

The group went to this once before and noted that it's a little pricey so please be prepared.   Also, Niagara on the Lake is a great place to walk around even if you don't drink.  There are many local shops, ice sculptures, etc.

Car pool anyone?


More details on the festival:

Niagara-on-the-Lake’s historic Queen Street transforms into a winter wonderland as the town comes together to play their part in wine country’s annual Icewine celebration. Set to the soundtrack of Canadian Jazz, the Icewine will flow as the 28 Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake pour liquid gold.

The renowned Signature Kitchen Chefs will tempt your palate with Icewine-inspired culinary creations. Admire the sparkling ice sculptures and when it is time to warm up, pop into one of Queen Street’s cozy shops. Admission is free.  The village closes at 5pm.


 

Join or login to comment.

  • Jill

    Seriously, I NEED to look up instructions for this camera online. The ISO was set at 6500 which = crappy pics :)

    January 19, 2014

    • Rob

      Unacceptable!! Good event to practice.

      January 19, 2014

  • Rob

    Niagara on the Lake was great! Let's go back in a few months when we don't need to wear 25 layers of clothes. It's amazingly close but we hardly ever visit.

    2 · January 19, 2014

  • James D.

    After a bit chilly start, the festival with our was a lot of fun. I have never tasted Ice Wine and I can see why so many people like it.

    January 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had fun; lunch was great; dessert was great; found I wine I liked so much I brought a bottle back; enjoyed the group.

    1 · January 18, 2014

  • James D.

    Well I'm here, not far from the hut. I am the only truck is parked a few hundred feet from the stop sign.

    January 18, 2014

  • Rob

    Let's meet in Delaware Park at 1130 am by the little hut at the corner of Meadow and Nottingtham. Take Parkside and then turn on Jewett towards the Zoo and then a quick right to meadow drive. Meadow Drive is one way. Park and look for the little hut. Or look for Jim's big truck. We will leave at 11:45. A lot of the festival is outside so dress in layers - this isn't Florida.

    Bring your passport since we're going into Canada. Make sure to offer your driver a few bucks for gas.
    This is a holiday weekend here and there so plan for traffic accordingly

    Email me if you need my phone #.

    1 · January 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looking forward to a fun day; 19' is definitely long-underwear weather! I need to pick up something I left at the casino the other night (not just my money was left there!) and if we can't stop for a few minutes for me to run in, I'll have to drive by myself. Either way is ok so just let me know.

      January 18, 2014

    • James D.

      I didn't wash my truck sorry

      January 18, 2014

  • Rob

    Hi crew. Why don't we meet at 1130 in Delaware park and carpool from there? We can take the peace bridge over to Canada and then it shows about a 45 min drive to Niagara on the lake. We can get lunch in Niagara on the lake and the walk around queen st and have a sample. If anybody wants to just meet us there let us know.

    2 · January 15, 2014

    • James D.

      Now, if you find "Jabba the Hutt", you've entered the Star Wars zone, and that means you have to drink more wine!!!! Just a little jocularity for my excitement in going. :-)

      January 16, 2014

    • James D.

      (Well, gee whiz, golly, what tough crowd, no one like the last comment.) Ok perhaps we could do karaoke in my truck an the way too. Or Rob doing Sabres commentary!

      2 · January 17, 2014

  • Debby K

    Jill and all others...I will be able to meet up with you at 11:30 in Delaware Park.

    2 · January 16, 2014

  • James D.

    I believe Rob has a plan of us meeting in the city such as Delaware park and leaving caravan style from there.

    1 · January 15, 2014

    • James D.

      But Jill, Queen Street our destination. Rob will post were we will meet up to caravan over to canada. And actually I am feeling Lonnie already!

      January 15, 2014

    • Jill

      Funny Jim :) Just wondering if the wineries set up will be able to take cards or if its a cash deal? I have some Loonie so I'm good.

      January 15, 2014

  • Debby K

    Okay..I decided I am going to this and would like to carpool. I live on the border 0f Elma/Marilla but I could drive out to my daughters house in Lakeview or elsewhere. Jim, I could ride with you if you are still open to that. I will plan on stopping in at Karoke Fri.

    January 15, 2014

  • Christopher

    Sorry, but have to cancel

    January 14, 2014

  • Jill

    I'm up for carpooling. My car's good on fuel but as a warning my shifting may make you carsick :)

    2 · January 13, 2014

    • Jill

      P.S. If anyone wants a street address for their GPS I have one to Greaves Jams that will get you there. 55 Queen St, Niagara on the Lake, Ontario Canada L0S 1J0

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • Rob

    Who wants to carpool to this? I know Jim and Kathy mentioned they are interested in car pooling. Otherwise we can just meet in Niagara on the Lake. I was thinking that we could eat lunch at one of their restaurants and then walk around to check out the vendors and try a couple of samples. I'm a little worried about finding each other if we drive separately since our phones are expensive to use in Canada but I can come up with a plan if needed.

    1 · January 13, 2014

    • paulette

      Open to carpooling

      1 · January 13, 2014

  • paulette

    I'd like to carpool; coming from Southtowns so could meet downtown,etc Buffalo. Not planning to attend pm Tralf

    January 13, 2014

  • Debby K

    Jim, I may go to this but want to think about it for a day or two to figure out what else I have going on this weekend. I am going to the Tralf for sure, also. Will call for my ticket tomorrow. My daughter lives in Lakeview which I believe is out your way so I could plan on going to Ice wine festival with you. I will let you know if I decide to go for sure.

    January 13, 2014

  • Jill

    I've been there with Meetup a couple times before . Prepared with your map it's not difficult to find & you'll see signs as you get closer.

    January 12, 2014

  • James D.

    I mentioned to Rob, I am going to this and the Tralf and I offer to drive. I don't know my way around and a navigator would be helpful.

    January 12, 2014

  • Annette

    Sorry Rob I will not be able to attend.

    January 8, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd be interested in car pooling; riding or driving...

    January 8, 2014

6 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Imagine having a community behind you

Get started Learn more
Rafaël

We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

Rafaël, started French Conversation Group

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy