If you enjoy wine and love chocolate, head to the Days of Wine and Chocolate event in Niagara-on-the-Lake this February. An annual celebration of wine produced in Niagara’s wine country, the event is spread across the four weekends of the month.
2017 Days of Wine & Chocolate Event Dates:
- February weekends – 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26
More than 20 wineries are participating in the event and you can head there on Fridays, Saturday and Sundays throughout the month. The picturesque wineries are famous for their brand of unique VQA wines and these will be paired with delectable dishes prepared using various chocolate combinations.
Highlight event pairings for the 2017 Days of Wine & Chocolate Event are available at:
With their award-winning wines and availability in more than 74 countries, Inniskillin Winery is the world leader in icewines. They are also known for their wide range of table wines and their wines have won several international and national awards.
With your touring pass, you can indulge with a 2013 Reserve Merlot along with Montreal smoked meat sandwich, cocoa aioli
Konzelmann Estate Winery
The Konzelmann family migrated to Canada from Germany in 1984 and set up the winery afterwards. They have a huge range of different types of white, red, sparkling and dessert wines.
Enjoy a French cocoa macaron filled with Valrhona chocolate and caramel ganache prepared by Casa Mia Ristorante at the winery with your touring pass. It is paired with a 2013 Pinot Noir Reserve.
While the winery is famous for its red wines and white wines, it is also well-known as it produced the first barrel-fermented Riesling Icewine in the Niagara region.
A triple chocolate delight awaits you at the winery: pulled pork with cocoa on a tortilla chip, roast rhubarb with white chocolate shavings and Thai peanut butter ball in dark chocolate. Enjoy this treat along with a 2011 Cabernet Franc Icewine.
The winery has been producing wine for over 30 years. It is well-known for its range of wines, in fact the first icewine in Niagara-on-the-Lake was produced for Trius in 1983.
With your touring pass, you can savour a 2014 Trius Gamay Noir along with s’mores chocolate fudge.
So go ahead and celebrate food and wine during the weekends of Days of Wine and Chocolate. Head out with your family and friends, enjoy a girls’ get-together or go for a romantic outing for two.
Days of Wine & Chocolate Wine Tour
You can also select a Wine Tour of the Event. Magnificent Tours of Niagara visits 6 wineries (including all of the wineries listed above) aboard a guided luxury bus. This is the best way for a couple or group to enjoy the wine tasting, transporting to multiple wineries without having to worry about driving, directions or lines.
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