NIAGARA, ON, Dec. 23, 2015 /CNW/ - January is one of Wine Country Ontario's most exciting times of the year. Locals and visitors from all over the world have begun to anticipate the start of Niagara's Icewine Festival. While the harvest date of Icewine changes every year, the time for its biggest celebration is always the same, taking place over three weeks in January, right in the heart of Niagara's wine growing region.
The Icewine Festival, a one-of-a-kind celebration, is a time when consumers have the best opportunity to discover and enjoy a wine that is quintessentially Canadian. During this magical time, wine enthusiasts, cocktail fans, foodies and music lovers alike will have a hard time choosing from a spectacular collection of Icewine events reflecting the authentic and local flavours of Ontario.
Festivities begin on January 15th with the annual Xerox Icewine Gala at the Fallsview Casino Resort and the Sparkle and Ice Diamond Gala in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Outdoor celebrations take place at the street festivals in both Twenty Valley's Jordan Village from January 15th – 17th and Niagara-on-the-Lake from January 23th – 24th. New this year, look for the Sparkle and Ice Concert on January 16th and the White on Ice Dinner on the 28th. Enjoy the beauty and natural wonder of Niagara Falls while you experience Icewine at the transformed Scotiabank Convention Centre and Icewine Village.
Visitors can also purchase a Discovery Pass, where they can choose from dozens of incredible wineries and culinary experiences along the Wine Route. Along with a variety of Icewines, visitors will also have the opportunity to taste Ontario's exceptional sparkling wines and world renowned VQA red and white wines.
For full details on all Icewine Festival events, download the following press releases and event summaries for January 2016: Niagara Icewine Festival Release, Niagara Icewine Festival Brochure, Niagara-on-the-Lake Icewine Festival Release, and Twenty Valley Winter WineFest Release.
You can also visit The Niagara Wine Festival website, Niagara-on-the-Lake website, Twenty Valley Winter WineFest website, The Niagara Wine Festival Niagara Falls website, and Wine Country Ontario website .
For information on Icewine facts visit the Wine Country Ontario media centre for the Story on Icewine www.winecountryontario.ca/media-centre/about-icewine.
"The Icewine Festival in Niagara is one of Wine Country Ontario's signature celebrations. During this magical time, our wine region welcomes thousands of wine-loving visitors to celebrate something that is quintessentially Canadian", Sylvia Augaitis, Executive Director of Marketing at the Wine Marketing Association of Ontario.
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.
SOURCE Wine Marketing Association of Ontario
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For further information: Media contact: Wine Marketing Association of Ontario, Magdalena Kaiser, Director of Public Relations - Marketing & Tourism, (905) 684-8070 ext. 228; cell: (905) 246-1922, [email protected]