Taste the Season

November 4, 2016 to November 6, 2016
November 11, 2016 to November 13, 2016
November 18, 2016 to November 20, 2016
November 25, 2016 to November 27, 2016

Between the Lines, Château des Charmes, and more

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Taste the Season is Niagara-on-the-Lake’s must-do event in November! Celebrate the season’s bounty with locally inspired VQA wine and food pairings at each of our member wineries.
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Designated Driver Touring Pass: Valid for food offerings and non-alcoholic drinks only; limit one designated driver touring pass per purchase.


The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake encourage you to tour and taste responsibly. Please designate a driver who is not drinking and purchase one of our new Designated Driver Touring Passes (see Purchase Tickets for more details), or book with one of our local transportation partners. Click here for more information.


Any one of the Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake could be the perfect pairing to your Taste the Season touring experience. Click here to find a list of dining establishments.

2014 Pairings

Please be aware that food pairings may contain peanuts and/or other tree nuts.
Between the Lines

2012 Lemberger
Harvest Classic: Venison Goulash, Braised Red Cabbage with Cherries and Buttery Spatzle

Palatine Hills Estate Winery

2012 Cabernet Merlot
Spiral of Beef on Infused Quinoa enhanced with Raspberry Preserve and Merlot Wine Reduction

Cattail Creek Estate Winery

2010 Estate Series Pinot Noir
Mixed Wild Mushroom Risotto drizzled with handcrafted Rosemary Oil and topped with Shaved Parmesan

Peller Estates Winery

2012 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc
Carmelized Onion Pulled Pork with Roasted Red Pepper and Feta Compote on a Peppercorn and Shallot Focaccia

Pondview Estate Winery

2012 Bella Terra Cabernet Franc
5 Bean Chili with Pulled Pork and Ground Beef on an open-face Mini Ciabatta Bun

Diamond Estates - The Winery

2013 EastDell Estates Black Label Barrel Aged Chardonnay
Creamy Autumn Potato and Sweet Leek Bisque, Made with Full Country Cream and Aged White Cheddar

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery

2012 Ravine Chardonnay
Chicken and Biscuits: Farm Chicken Stew with Foraged Mushrooms, Autumn Vegetables and Ravine Puff Pastry Biscuits

Inniskillin Wines

2012 Vidal Icewine
Carmelized Onion Tart with Ontario Goat Cheese and Thyme

Reif Estate Winery

2009 ‘Back Vintage’ Riesling Icewine
Jalapeno Pepper Flatbread topped with Niagara Pear, Brie and Icewine Apricot Glaze

Small Talk Vineyards

2013 Riesling
Harking back to our ethnic roots – handmade Speculaas, A Dutch Cookie, with Nutmeg, Allspice, Mace and other Delectable Spices and brushed Almond Spread

Lailey Vineyards

2013 Cabernet Merlot
Rustic pork terrine with maple smoked bacon and cranberry compote

Marynissen Estates Winery

2013 Red Blend
Sundried tomato and olive tapenade on French bread

Strewn Winery

2007 Riesling (Dry) Library Release
Seasonal Trio: Harvest Vegetable Terrine, Fig, Pear & Orange Compote on Cured Meat, Aged Ontario Cheddar