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Niagara Grape and Wine Festival
Choose from three annual 'Wine Country' celebrations of Niagara's internationally acclaimed grape and wine industry; January's Icewine Festival, June's New Vintage Festival and September's Niagara Wine Festival. From Twenty Valley to Niagara-on-the-Lake our calendar of events will keep you coming back and exploring Niagara. Visit www.niagarawinefestival.com for details.
Visa Infinite Welcomes you to Wine Country
Once again Visa Infinite rasies the bar with a new collection of experiences that prompt to delight, enchant and amaze with the launch of the new Visa Infinite Wine Country Experiences program. Visa Infinite has collaborated with Wine Country Ontario to give cardholders access to special benefits at over 25 wineries, including complimentary tastings, exclusive winery experiences, discounts and more. Visit www.visainfinite.ca for details and benefits.
Planning your visit to wine country. To make your planning easier, look for the Book Now button on winery pages to book your tour, tasting or event. The easy-to-use booking tool is a great way to plan you trip. For all Ontario wineries particpating, visit www.vinovisit.com.
It’s true that “good things grow in Ontario.” But did you know that Foodland Ontario also offers info on when our homegrown foods are in peak season—and what to make when you get them? Check out www.foodland.gov.on.ca/english for recipes, facts, news and a handy “Availability Guide,” which lets you know when fruits and vegetables are at their peak.
goLocal at the LCBO
Ontario wines rule at LCBO’s goLocal microsite: You’ll find wine information, recipes, videos, blogs, contests and more at www.lcbogolocal.com.
Grape Growers of Ontario
See how Ontario grapes get growing for a chance to win a great Ontario Grape Weekend! Each week, from July 9-August 3, we'll be featuring one of Ontario's grape growers - ally ou have to do is watch the videos, email us your answers, and you'll be entered for a chance to win. It's going to be grape! Visit www.facebook.com/grapegrowersofontario
Looking for a farmers’ market in your area? A U-pick? A local fair? Find it at www.harvestontario.com.
iYellow Wine Club
Winery tours, tutored tastings, parties and classes—all devoted to the love of wine. Check it out at www.iyellowwineclub.com. Membership is free!
Ontario Wine Society
Can’t make it to wine country? The Ontario Wine Society—with chapters in Toronto, Niagara, Halton, Windsor, Essex/Pelee Island and Prince Edward County—brings tastings to your neck of the woods. Find out when and where at www.ontariowinesociety.com.
Regional wine associations
Most of our growing regions have great information on their areas, such as feature stories on wineries, news and full event listings. See them here:
Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake: www.wineriesofniagaraonthelake.com
Twenty Valley Tourism Association: www.twentyvalley.ca
Essex Pelee Island Coast (Lake Erie North Shore & Pelee Island): www.epicwineries.com
Prince Edward County Taste Trail: www.tastetrail.ca
Seriously Cool Chardonnay
A group of wineries dedicated to raising the profile of cool-climate Canadian Chardonnay. Seriously cool, indeed. Find them at www.coolchardonnay.ca.
Spotlight Toronto is an online content hub dedicated to food, wine, events and culture. It’s a great place to find out where to go and what to do in Ontario. Visit at www.spotlighttoronto.com.
The source for information about Ontario’s appellation system—and lots more! Visit them at www.vqaontario.ca.
www.winealign.com answers the question: "What wine do I buy?". WineAlign is a fast-growing community that combines thousands of reviews from top critics to help you find the best wine at any price at the LCBO.
wineSplash.ca is an easy to navigate, fun way to shop for outstanding, award-winning, sometimes hard-to-find gems from Ontario wineries. Shop online or join on of our wineSplash.ca wine clubs, to enjoy new releases, limited productions, every day wines, reserve wines, suggested selections and expert tasted wines, delivered right to you door, no hassles, no problem. www.winesplash.ca or firstname.lastname@example.org