A January Salute to Icewine in Niagara-on-the-Lake

It’s January. And that can mean only one thing here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The Icewine Festival is coming to town! So start planning you trip today as bed and breakfasts in Niagara-on-the-Lake book up fast at this time.


Festivities abound

From grape harvesting and pressing to the Gala and ice wine festivities, there’s much to experience from January 16 January 25. Here’s a glimpse at what’s in store for 2015:

• Friday, January 16: Sparkle and Ice Gala

• Saturday and Sunday, January 17 & 18: Icewine Village in the Heritage District

• Thursday, January 22: The new White on Ice dinner presented by Signature Kitchens begins at 7 p.m.

• Thursday and Friday, January 22 & 23: Live ice carving demonstrations at the Icewine Village

• Friday, January 23: Soups On at the Icewine Village from 4 to 7 p.m.

• Saturday and Sunday, January 24 & 25: Shop, sip, sample and savour your way through the Icewine Village in the Heritage District.

Wine glasses at the Icewine festival

Enjoy fine vintage wines from Niagara-on-the-Lake at the Icewine Festival.


Indoor recreation

If you find it a bit chilly outside, you can always plan to take an indoor break from all the activity and attend a movie hosted by the Shaw Festival Film Series at the Festival Theatre at 3 p.m. on Saturday. On January 17, Love is Strange starring John Lithgow, Alfred Molina and Maria Tomei is considered one of the best movies of 2014, and on January 24, St. Vincent stars Bill Murray and Melissa McCarthy join forces to keep you entertained. If you enjoy documentaries, check out Fed Up on Friday, January 16 or Particle Fever on Friday, January 23 at 6 p.m. Single tickets are $12 including tax and can be purchased in advance or same day at the Shaw Festival Box Office.

And why not plan to enjoy a bite before the Saturday films? Gathering Niagara’s Lunchmarket at the Shaw Festival Theatre features excellent fare at reasonable prices from local food trucks and vendors. Be early though as food can sell out fast!


A tribute to Inniskillin

The Hollywood Reporter has issued a Top 10 list of best foreign beverages to enjoy as you watch the Golden Globe Awards this weekend. Vidal Icewine by Inniskillin is No. 3 on the list. Way to go guys!

Happy New Year to all!


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Posted by Donna S. Vieira on behalf of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association