ONTARIO (WIVB) — The Niagara Icewine Festival is when wineries all across the Niagara region in Canada celebrate one of Canada’s most cherished products, and it all kicks off tonight. It starts at the Fallsview Casino Resort grand hall, where the Xerox Gala celebrates the start of the festival, but the spirit lies in all the beautiful local wineries.
“This is the most beautiful time of the year, the snow is a beautiful backdrop.” explains Kimberly Hundertmark, the Executive Director of Niagara Grape and Wine Festival. “We have the Falls obviously, you’ve got the icon itself beside the icewine of course. The wineries are all doing just incredible wine and food pairings.
At Peller Estates for example, you can enjoy the grown-up version of a classic kid snack. Made on site, icewine-infused marshmallows are perfect for roasting over one of their fire-pits.
You can also take a tour of the winery which would bring you to their 10-below room, made entirely out of ice kept at 10 degrees Celsius below zero, and enjoy some of their own icewine. As tempting as it might be, just don’t lick the walls.