Days of Wine & Chocolate - Weekends in February Vehicle Wine Tours
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!
- 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!
- Pricing includes the "Discovery Pass" which is your ticket to the Food & Wine Pairings, you also get to keep the Discovery Pass to use at the remaining wineries on other weekends in February
FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN FEBRUARY ONLY – 11:00am – 5.00pm
** We do not include any Tour Guide gratuity in our pricing, we dont believe in prepaid gratuties and want to ensure you have a great day first! **
2019 Days of Wine & Chocolate Pairings
Dietary legend: V = Vegetarian Ve = Vegan GF = Gluten free Please be aware that all chocolate pairings may contain traces of peanuts and/or other tree nuts. Wine Purchase Legend: W = Winery O = Online L = LCBO
2017 Vidal Icewine (W, O, L) paired with a white chocolate crêpe filled with honey, ricotta and apricot. (V)
2016 Estate Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with Bacon Crazy's large pretzel bathed in dark chocolate and encrusted with bacon and sea salt.
2017 Crown Land Red (W) paired with slow roasted coffee and herb crusted beef loin with Cabernet chocolate jus.
2015 Cabernet Franc Icewine (W, O) paired with classic tiramisu sprinkled with cocoa powder.
2016 Reserve Merlot (W, O) paired with cocoa smoked chicken wings.
2016 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir (W, O) paired with a chocolate bacon brownie.
2016 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot (W, O) paired with a chocolate brownie mousse shot.
2017 30th Anniversary Merlot Shiraz Small Batch (W, O) paired with a rich and indulgent dark chocolate brownie spiked with espresso made by Casa Mia Ristorante. Brownies with a kick!
2014 Riesling Dry Late Harvest (W) paired with chocolate-coated coconut brittle.
Red wine float - 2016 FRESH Perspectives Satin Red (W, O, L) mixed with FRESH Ideas Sparkling Riesling (W, O) topped with a scoop of dark chocolate-cherry ice cream. (V)
2015 Gold Series Merlot (W, O) paired with a decadent dark chocolate espresso bar.
2017 Balance Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with a milk chocolate espresso brownie from our very own Benchmark Restaurant.
2012 Vidal Icewine (W,O) paired with a locally crafted triple chocolate & gluten free cookie. (V, GF)
2016 Private Reserve Meritage (W, O) paired with chocolate Cabernet rice pudding with fresh Mascarpone and icewine cotton candy.
25th Anniversary 2013 Cabernet Select Late Harvest (W, O) paired with a dark chocolate espresso cookie. (V)
2015 Back Vintage Re-Release Cab Merlot Reserve (W, O) paired with our delectable spiced cocoa rubbed pork back ribs with a rich and smooth chocolate infused BBQ sauce.
2017 Pinot Noir Rosé (W, O) paired with deconstructed raspberry chocolate Pavlova. (V, GF)
2017 Chardonnay Musqué (W, O) paired with with fresh popcorn, nuts, chocolate, and spice.
2017 River Road Cabernet (W, O) paired with a mini chocolate chicken taco.
2016 Select Late Harvest Vidal (W, O) paired with a Nutella cannoli. (V)
2015 Classical Cab Franc (W, O) paired with a dark chocolate pecan butter tart.
Canadian Framboise made with 100% Royal Organic Raspberries (W, O, L) paired with a Willow Cakes & Pastry framboise truffle.
2016 Stratus Late Harvest Red (W) paired with Triple Trouble - a SOMA, Cheese Boutique, honey trio.
2017 Muscat (W, O) paired with a distinctive Sampler Trio: hickory smoked ham with bold & spicy mustard, roast rhubarb on rice cracker, white chocolate truffle.
2017 Trius Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O, L) paired with chocolate beignets with icewine chocolate sauce.
2015 Wayne Gretzky Estate Series Chardonnay (W, O) paired with a mini white chocolate, caramel and sea salt muffin.