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About this event

Get ready for the Coolest Festival in Canada! The Niagara Icewine Festival welcomes visitors to snow-covered vineyards over the course of 3 different Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in January of 2022. Tickets are on sale now for either the Discovery Pass (Icewine and culinary pairings) or the Driver’s Pass (non-alcoholic cocktail and culinary pairings). Each Discovery Pass entitles you to six curated pairings. Choose from 29 beautiful winery location wineries across Niagara, each presenting something special.

Single weekend passes are on sale now:

      • January 14-16, 2022
      • January 21-23, 2022
      • January 28-30, 2022
**Please note the Discovery Passes and Driver’s Passes purchased must match the reservation dates for attending the wineries.

FAQ

What is the difference between the Discovery Pass and the Driver’s Pass?
The Discovery Pass includes a VQA Icewine tasting with the culinary pairing. The Driver’s Pass includes a non-alcoholic cocktail with the culinary pairing.

Are we able to share passes?
Yes! Simply present as many tasting tickets as needed at the winery if you’d like to share your pass. Only one lanyard is required per group.

Which wineries are participating this year, and are reservations required?
Reservations are required at some wineries; others will welcome walk-up guests (although it is recommended that you book in advance).

By reserving in advance, you will also receive an itinerary and the ability to add your tasting reservations to your calendar.

Please visit the winery listings to reserve a time by clicking the link in your purchase confirmation email.

Do I have to do all 6 of my wineries in one day?
No, each pass is valid for a weekend, which includes the corresponding Friday Saturday and Sunday.

Are there any age restrictions?
Guests must be 19 years of age or older to participate in the Discovery Pass. Please drink responsibly. Children are welcome to participate in the Driver’s Pass, provided they are accompanied at all times by an adult.

How do I get a copy of my ticket(s)?
Tickets will be mailed until 2 weeks prior to your event start date. After that point they will be available via Will Call at the Niagara Grape & Wine Festival office:

8 Church Street
St. Catharines, ON L2R 3B3
Starting January 4: Tuesday – Saturday; 10am – 4pm

What is the Refund/ Cancellation Policy?
Tickets are final sale. Refunds will only be issued for extraordinary circumstances. If tickets have been mailed, they must be returned to the Festival office prior to refunds being issued. Registration fees are not refundable. Event is rain/snow or shine – refunds will not be issued for weather.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email us at gabby@niagarawinefestival.com.

Are there any additional fees for processing registrations?
Yes, transaction and credit card processing fees are added to each ticket.

What are the COVID-19 and Health and Safety Protocols?
In accordance with current Ontario laws, all participants must be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination upon arriving at all the wineries. Participants must also wear face coverings/masks while attending the wineries. This policy is subject to change based on guidelines and local ordinances as the event approaches. COVID safety protocols are in place. By purchasing ticket(s) you acknowledge that you are in compliance with current provincial mandates.

What happens if the event is cancelled due to COVID-19?
If that occurs, Niagara Grape & Wine will refund ticket fees. Registration fees are not eligible for refund.

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