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Days of Wine & Chocolate - Weekends in February Vehicle Wine Tours

Days of Wine & Chocolate - Weekends in February

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!
  • 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

 

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES

2017 Vidal Icewine (W, O, L) paired with a white chocolate crêpe filled with honey, ricotta and apricot. (V)

COYOTE'S RUN ESTATE WINERY

2016 Estate Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with Bacon Crazy's large pretzel bathed in dark chocolate and encrusted with bacon and sea salt.

THE HARE WINE CO.

2017 Crown Land Red (W) paired with slow roasted coffee and herb crusted beef loin with Cabernet chocolate jus.

HINTERBROOK ESTATE WINERY

2015 Cabernet Franc Icewine (W, O) paired with classic tiramisu sprinkled with cocoa powder.

INNISKILLIN WINES

2016 Reserve Merlot (W, O) paired with cocoa smoked chicken wings. 

JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY

2016 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir (W, O) paired with a chocolate bacon brownie.

JOSEPH'S ESTATE WINES

2016 Proprietor's Reserve Merlot (W, O) paired with a chocolate brownie mousse shot.

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY

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!

LAILEY VINEYARD

2014 Riesling Dry Late Harvest (W) paired with chocolate-coated coconut brittle.

THE LAKEVIEW WINE CO.

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)

MARYNISSEN ESTATES WINERY

2015 Gold Series Merlot (W, O) paired with a decadent dark chocolate espresso bar.

NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY

2017 Balance Cabernet Franc (W, O) paired with a milk chocolate espresso brownie from our very own Benchmark Restaurant.

PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY

2012 Vidal Icewine (W,O) paired with a locally crafted triple chocolate & gluten free cookie. (V, GF)

PELLER ESTATES WINERY

2016 Private Reserve Meritage (W, O) paired with chocolate Cabernet rice pudding with fresh Mascarpone and icewine cotton candy.

PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY

25th Anniversary 2013 Cabernet Select Late Harvest (W, O) paired with a dark chocolate espresso cookie. (V)

PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY

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.

QUEENSTON MILE VINEYARD

2017 Pinot Noir Rosé (W, O) paired with deconstructed raspberry chocolate Pavlova. (V, GF)

RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY

2017 Chardonnay Musqué (W, O) paired with with fresh popcorn, nuts, chocolate, and spice.

REIF ESTATE WINERY

2017 River Road Cabernet (W, O) paired with a mini chocolate chicken taco.

RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY

2016 Select Late Harvest Vidal (W, O) paired with a Nutella cannoli. (V)

SMALL TALK VINEYARDS

2015 Classical Cab Franc (W, O) paired with a dark chocolate pecan butter tart.

SOUTHBROOK VINEYARDS

Canadian Framboise made with 100% Royal Organic Raspberries (W, O, L) paired with a Willow Cakes & Pastry framboise truffle.

STRATUS VINEYARDS

2016 Stratus Late Harvest Red (W) paired with Triple Trouble - a SOMA, Cheese Boutique, honey trio.

STREWN WINERY

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.

TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND

2017 Trius Cabernet Sauvignon (W, O, L) paired with chocolate beignets with icewine chocolate sauce.

WAYNE GRETZKY ESTATES WINERY & DISTILLERY

2015 Wayne Gretzky Estate Series Chardonnay (W, O) paired with a mini white chocolate, caramel and sea salt muffin.

Pickup/Booking Options

$154.00
Pick-up from Any Niagara Falls Hotel, White Oaks Resort or Hilton Garden Inn



$139.00
Pick-up in Niagara on the Lake "Old Town"



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