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Days of Wine & Chocolate 2018

Days of Wine & Chocolate 2018

Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing. Let Grape Escape guide you through the Niagara on the Lake wineries to taste some amazing VQA wines matched with chocolate-infused dishes - from classically sweet flavour combinations to unexpected surprises. A romantic celebration for two or a great reason for a girls' getaway weekend!

tour includes:

  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation
  • Fun & Knowledgeable Grape Escape Tour Guide with you throughout your tour
  • Visit a number of wineries for Wine & Food Pairings, all involving chocolate! (we usually make it to 10 - 16 wineries per day)
  • Pricing includes the "Discovery Pass" which is your ticket to the Food & Wine Pairing

2018 Pairings;

 

COYOTE'S RUN ESTATE WINERY

2016 Luminous Red paired with chocolate-covered smoked bacon drizzled with white chocolate, lightly dusted with sea salt and cracked black pepper. (GF)

HINTERBROOK ESTATE WINERY

2013 Cabernet Sauvignon paired with black dates pastry with walnut and chocolate.

JACKSON TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY

2016 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir paired with smoked chicken and chocolate cheddar panini with mushrooms and preserved cherries.

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY

2013 Pinot Noir Reserve paired with Ghirardelli dark chocolate rye cookies with a dusting of Maldon salt snow, created by Casa Mia Ristorante.

THE LAKEVIEW WINE CO.

2015 FRESH Perspectives Satin Red paired with a dark chocolate cheesecake. (V)

NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY

2016 Tom Thomson Algonquin Red paired with dark chocolate & red wine housemade beef salami with elderberry jam and Evelyn's cracker.

PELLER ESTATES WINERY

2015 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc paried with dark cherry, juniper & rosemary guanaja chocolate truffle (V).

RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY

2016 Sand and Gravel Cabernet Franc paired with winter spiced chili brownies (V).

RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY

2012 Cabernet Sauvignon paired with Tuscan styled pulled pork on a chocolate cayenne crostini, chocolate cabernet balsamic drizzle.

STRATUS VINEYARDS

2013 Stratus 'Weather Report' Red paired with cocoa crostini with chocolate ricotta and charred radicchio.

TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND

2016 Trius Cabernet Sauvignon paired with spiced chocolate chili beef.

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES

NV Brut Sparkling, Mèthode Traditionelle paired with bread pudding with white chocolate drizzle. (V)

THE HARE WINE CO.

2015 Crown Land Red, VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake paired with a Tide & Vine creation: red wine fudge brownie topped with maple candied bacon.

INNISKILLIN WINES

2014 Reserve Merlot paired with dark chocolate chili with white chocolate sour cream and green onions (GF).

JOSEPH'S ESTATE WINES

2014 Merlot Forte paired with Tuscan chocolate panna cotta.

LAILEY VINEYARD

2013 Chardonnay Brickyard with white chocolate covered salted pretzel with caramel drizzle.

MARYNISSEN ESTATES WINERY

2015 Gold Series Cabernet Sauvignon paired with a chocolate truffle, with layers of dark chocolate-Cabernet Sauvignon infused ganache and jelly. (V, GF)

PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY

2016 Lakeshore Red paired with gluten-free chocolate cake with crunchy nut bits and drizzled with caramel sauce. (V, GF)

PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY

2015 Select Late Harvest Vidal paired with a double chocolate macaroon (V).

RANCOURT WINERY

2014 Chardonnay Reserve paired with Harvest Barn lobster bisque topped with white chocolate shavings.

REIF ESTATE WINERY

2015 Chardonnay paired with roasted parsnip and white chocolate soup.

SMALL TALK VINEYARDS

2015 Big Ideas Cab Franc paired with Cabernet Franc infused chili brownie or Cabernet Franc infused cherry ganache brownie.

STREWN WINERY

2014 Premium Merlot paired with a Savoury Chocolate Trio: mushroom with chocolate sauce; cocoa & spice dusted pork; and, dark chocolate dipped potato chip. (GF)

WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES WINERY & DISTILLERY

2016 Wayne Gretzky Founders Merlot paired with a dark chocolate truffle pop (V)

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