Visa Infinite cardholders to enjoy exclusive winery experiences in Ontario Wine Country this summer

Lucky diners sip and savour the tastes under the stars at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, a participant in this year’s long-table dinner on August 20. (CNW Group/Wine Council of Ontario)

Exclusive Dinner in the Production Alley at Stratus Vineyard with Chef David Hawksworth, and Master Sommelier John Szabo (CNW Group/Wine Council of Ontario)

Guests gather around as Chef Jamie Kennedy barbeques for the farm-to-table dinner at Pleasant Valley Farm (CNW Group/Wine Council of Ontario)

NIAGARA, ON, June 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Back by popular demand, Wine Country Ontario and Visa Canada have collaborated for another year to offer cardholders wine country experiences that will exceed the ordinary. Designed to take visitors beyond the tasting room and into the world of winemakers, chefs and memorable dining experiences, this program offers exclusive access to special benefits, including complimentary tastings, one-of-a-kind winery experiences and discounts at more than 30 wineries in Ontario.

Each of the participating wineries has developed benefits that are exclusive to cardholders and offer behind-the-scenes access to the wineries. Benefits can include behind-the-cellar-door in-depth vineyard and winery tours, private tastings led by winemakers, barrel room and vintage tastings, food and wine pairings, cooking class discounts and more.

"This year's Visa Infinite Wine Country Series is by far the most exciting one yet," says Hillary Dawson, President of the Wine Council of Ontario for 'Wine Country Ontario'. "It not only showcases the best-in-show of Ontario wine country – its natural beauty, stunning wineries and world-class wines and cuisine - it also offers visitors unparalleled access to one-of-a-kind experiences they won't find anywhere else. We can't wait for cardholders to discover their local wine growing region."

In addition to taking advantage of fabulous perks, Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders are invited to participate in a series of long-table dinners at some of the most picturesque winery estates. Each uniquely crafted evening will feature seasonal menus prepared by Canada's most revered chefs, along with exclusive tastings and other memorable activities. And, for those looking for a getaway, the program offers a winery-focused culinary weekend in Prince Edward County.

For full details on participating wineries and long-table dinners, click here .

Cardholders wishing to book the experiences are encouraged to call 1-888-711-9399 or visit www.visainfinite.ca. For more information about Wine Country Ontario, visit www.winecountryontario.ca.

SOURCE Wine Country Ontario

Image with caption: "Lucky diners sip and savour the tastes under the stars at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, a participant in this year’s long-table dinner on August 20. (CNW Group/Wine Council of Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140610_C1643_PHOTO_EN_3577.jpg

Image with caption: "Exclusive Dinner in the Production Alley at Stratus Vineyard with Chef David Hawksworth, and Master Sommelier John Szabo (CNW Group/Wine Council of Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140610_C1643_PHOTO_EN_3578.jpg

Image with caption: "Guests gather around as Chef Jamie Kennedy barbeques for the farm-to-table dinner at Pleasant Valley Farm (CNW Group/Wine Council of Ontario)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140610_C1643_PHOTO_EN_3579.jpg



For further information: Media contact: Magdalena Kaiser-Smit, Director of Public Relations - Marketing & Tourism, Wine Council of Ontario for "Wine Country Ontario", www.winecountryontario.ca, Twitter @winecountryont, Cell: 905-246-1922 (best number), 905-562-8070 ext. 228, Magdalena@winesofontario.org