NIAGARA, ON, Aug. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Wine Country Ontario has teamed up with Visa Infinite to create a unique wine touring program for cardholders. Special benefits include complimentary tastings, exclusive winery experiences, discounts and more at 26 Ontario wineries. The program also features two winery dinners with award winning chefs at Niagara wineries Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery and Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery.
The unique experience of visiting Wine Country Ontario allows consumers to enjoy warm hospitality while soaking in beautiful landscapes, stunning architecture and intriguing galleries and shops along quiet roads in Ontario's backyard. The new Visa Infinite program gives cardholders the special benefit of an insider's look where they can enjoy: behind the cellar door in-depth vineyard tours, library wine tastings, private tastings led by winemakers, access to limited large format bottles, exclusive barrel room tastings and special discounts.
"Ontario wines are recognized internationally for their quality and taste. More and more visitors are discovering Ontario's great wine region - the Visa Infinite Wine Country Experiences program is another great way for consumers to experience what local has to offer," said Ed Madronich, Chair of the Wine Council of Ontario, the organization promoting Wine Country Ontario.
Participating Ontario wineries include:
|13th Street Winery||Angel's Gate|
|Cave Spring Cellars||Chateau des Charmes|
|Closson Chase||Creekside Estate Winery|
|Flat Rock Cellars||Good Earth Vineyard & Winery|
|Henry of Pelham||Hidden Bench Vineyards and Winery|
|Huff Estates Winery||Inniskillin Niagara|
|Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery||Malivoire Wine Company|
|Niagara College Teaching Winery||Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard|
|Peller Estates||Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery|
|Rosehall Run||Southbrook Vineyards|
|Stratus Vineyards||Tawse Winery|
|Thirty Bench||Trius Winery at Hillebrand|
| Vineland The Grange of Prince Edward
Vineyards and Estate Winery
The new Wine Country Ontario Visa Infinite Experience program kicks-off with two unique dinners where cardholders will enjoy memorable evenings of wine and culinary pairings.
On August 11, 2012 prepare to be thrilled as an incredibly eclectic and undeniably innovative ensemble of Toronto's finest chefs, known as The Group of Seven Chefs, create a special wine country experience at Canada's beautiful and iconic Jackson-Triggs Estate. This unprecedented experience features combined culinary talents of The Group of Seven Chefs: Cowbell's Mark Cutrara, The Tempered Chef Bertrand Alepee, Beast's Scott Vivian, Marc Dufour, Gwalio's Nick Liu, Murray Street's Steve Mitton, Teddy Corrado and Jackson-Triggs own chef Tim Mackiddie. The very special multi-course meal will be complemented by a selection of over a dozen of Ontario's finest wines, hand-picked by top sommeliers to match the food. Guests will recieve a premium gift. $200 per person call 1-888-711-9399 or www.visainfinite.ca
On August 31, 2012 experience Masters & Proteges, an exceptional collaboration of the finest farm-to-table chefs. Host Paul Harber, Chef Proprietor of Ravine Vineyard and Restaurant, has assembled a group of renowned master chefs; Michael Stadtlander of Haisai Restaurant & Bakery and Eigensinn Farm; Frank Dodd, Chef of Hillebrand Estates Winery; Nathan Young, Chef de Cuisine at Ravine Vineyard; Brian Steele of The Old Prune in Stradford; and Ryan Crawford of Niagara's Stone Road Grille. Together they will create an unprecedented gastronomic extravaganza paired with local Ontario wines. $225 per person call 1-888-711-9399 or www.visainfinite.ca.
Integrated Digital Media Group (IDMG) is Visa Infinite's culinary marketing agency who designed produced the Visa Infinite Wine Country Experiences program. For more information on Wine Country Ontario visit www.winecountryontario.ca.
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 promotes Ontario's vintners and the unique qualities of our authentic, 100% VQA wines.
SOURCE: Wine Country Ontario
For further information:
Director of Public Relations - Marketing & Tourism
Wine Council of Ontario for "Wine Country Ontario"
905-562-8070 ext. 228