Visa Infinite and Wine Country Ontario Expand 2015 Program

32 Ontario wineries offer cardholders special experiences featuring VQA wines of Ontario

NIAGARA, ON, June 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Wine Country Ontario and Visa Canada have come together to offer Visa Infinite cardholders unique opportunities that are bound to excite all types of travelers.  The 2015 Wine Country Series features the finest flavours, pairings and Canadian wine country experiences. Each of over 32 participating wineries have developed benefits that may 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.

"Wine Country Ontario is thrilled with the 2015 Visa Infinite Wine Country Series," says Magdalena Kaiser, Director of PR for the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario. "This year, wineries from Lake Erie North Shore, the Niagara Peninsula and Prince Edward County have come together within this exciting program to showcase the magic of our own province's wine country and our delicious and food-friendly local VQA wines."

Participating wineries offering exclusive benefits for cardholders include:

13th Street Winery 

Cattail Creek Estate Winery                   

Cave Spring Cellars

Colio Estate Wines

Coyote's Run 

Creekside Estate Winery                                   

Good Earth Food & Wines Co. 

Fielding Estate Winery

Flat Rock Cellars 

Henry of Pelham

Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery 

Inniskillin Niagara

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery 

Malivoire Wine Company                                   

Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard 

Pearl Morissette Estate Winery                          

Pelee Island Winery 

Peller Estates                                                   

Pillitteri Estates Winery 

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery                          

Red Stone Winery 

Reif Estate Winery                                

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery 

Rosewood Estates Winery

Strewn Winery 

Tawse Winery   

The Grange of Prince Edward 

The Old Third Vineyard


Vineyards & Estate Winery

The Ice House Winery   

Thirty Bench Wine Makers 

Trius Winery at Hillebrand          

Vineland Estate Winery 


In addition to taking advantage of marvelous perks, Visa Infinite and Visa Infinite Privilege cardholders are invited to participate in a series of dinners at some of the most picturesque winery estates. These events will feature the finest flavours, pairings and Canadian wine country experiences.

Each of these events has been hand-crafted to offer guests the ultimate VIP experiencewith seasonal menus prepared by Canada's most sought after chefs, along with wines from some of Ontario's top wineries. And, for those looking for a getaway, the program offers a winery-focused culinary weekend in the Niagara Peninsula.

Events include:

  • Jamie Kennedy with Tobey Nemeth and Michael Caballo of Edulis and Albert Ponzo of Le Sélect at the Old Third Winery: July 4 [SOLD OUT]
  • The Ultimate i4C Experience with Winemaker J-L Groux, Chef Stephen Treadwell and Wine Spectator's Matt Kramer: July 18
  • Women and Wines: A Collaborative Wine Dinner with Top Women Chefs at The Good Earth Vineyard and Winery: August 8
  • Wines of Niagara Gourmet Weekend Escape: September 18 to 20

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. Consumers are encouraged to share their experiences on social media referencing hasthag #visadining.

The Wine Marketing Association of Ontario is dedicated to promoting the VQA wines of Ontario - both the vintners and the unique qualities of our authentic VQA wines that are made exclusively from 100% Ontario-grown grapes. Wine Country Ontario is dedicated to promoting Ontario's wine-growing regions - from the wines and wineries themselves to the complete experience of each destination: local cuisine, year-round activities and warm hospitality. Wine Country Ontario is a brand trademark of the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario.

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  • For full details on the events, please click here.

SOURCE Wine Country Ontario

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PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2015/06/17/20150617_C4057_PDF_EN_18188.pdf

For further information: Media contact: Magdalena Kaiser, Director of Public Relations - Marketing & Tourism, Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, Wine Country Ontario, office: 905-562-8070 ext. 228, cell: 905-246-1922 (Best number), Email: magdalena@wmao.ca

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