Celebrate one of Canada's best tasting and most cherished products, Ontario Ice Wine. Usually in January/February after Niagara has succumbed to the "Polar Punch" (by law in Canada -8 degrees C or 17 degrees F) and the Vineyards have become a wintry wonderland, cold temperatures naturally hard freeze selected grapes, while still in the vineyards, on the vines. Niagara, the biggest ice wine producer in the world typical makes many varietals, the most common being Vidal and Cabernet Franc. Pillitteri Estates Winery in Niagara-on-the-Lake is the biggest single producer in the world, and they manufacture an Icewine from Shiraz (Syrah) and Semillion. While it is often too cold to run this tour in winter while the wine is being made, we certainly can run it the rest of the year. Join this private, custom Icewine Tasting and Vineyard Excursion. There will be plenty to do, see, taste and enjoy when you travel the Niagara Ice Wine Trail. You will be picked up at the front door of your Residence, Hotel, B&B or Airbnb in Niagara falls/Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada or Buffalo /Niagara Falls, New York USA in a comfortable casually upscale, private vehicle and whisked away to Ice Wine Country. You will visit up to seven wineries and vineyards who specialize in Ontario Ice Wines. We sell adventures and would love to build a custom experience for you, that is just for you and all about you. Icewines are very sweet, and you may wish to mix in other wineries, breweries, small batch distilleries and/or cider makers into your package along with a trip to Chocolate FX should you so wish it. You can tell us where you wish to go, or we can build you a custom itinerary based on your preferences. Our tours/tastings create memories that last, that you can fondly look back on, until you come again. Your guide will take plenty of photos to memorialize your day.
Your guide will drop you off at the front door of every venue or as close as possible to where the action is. Visit the wineries and tasting bars and take a tour around the properties.
While this tour certainly makes time to stop for lunch or refreshments anywhere you wish, this is not included in the price. Most wineries charge for tasting samples of their products. Tastings at the wineries are not covered in the Tour Pricing. The pricing does however include all taxes.