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All You Need is Cheese

Snow crunching under your boots. Savory smells sneaking out to tempt you. The sweet taste of liquid gold sipped from a glass made of freshly carved ice. The Niagara Icewine Festival will engage all of your senses in a celebration of all things Icewine.

And all things cuisine. One of the best cuisine options at the Niagara Icewine Festival is the cheese presentations.

During the three weekends of Icewine experiences; Deborah Levy from Dairy Farmers of Canada will present six unique Niagara wine and artisanal cheese seminars. Working closely with each winery; Deborah will present cheese selections that truly complement the various winemakers’ style and of course incredible Canadian Icewines.

Fondue à Trois
Saturday, January 12, 2013 • 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Vineland Estates Winery, Vineland

Fondue is not as complicated as many fear. With help from our friends at F.X. Pichet Fromagerie, leading cheese educator Debbie Levy will be creating an easy fondue in less than ten minutes. The fondue will then be customized three ways to pair with our St. Urban Riesling (plain), Gewürztraminer (mushrooms and onion) and Icewine (honey and coconut milk). You will discover and taste that fondue is fun and flexible!

Sweet & Sinful Wine & Cheese Pairings
Saturday, January 12, 2013 • 3-5 p.m.
Riverview Cellars Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Share an enlightening pairing experience with Riverview’s winemaker, Angela Kasimos as she presents a flight of award-winning white and red Icewines including our 2009 Riesling Icewine and 2010 Cabernet Franc. Taste these sinful Icewines paired with specially selected fine cheeses.

It’s Great Chemistry
Saturday, January 19, 2013 • 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Marynissen Estates Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Great chemistry is key to successful winemaking and cheese pairings. Join winemaker Jeff Hundertmark and Debbie Levy for perfect pairings featuring a sneak peek of new Solstice releases along with specially resurrected Icewine from the Marynissen Library.

The Icewine & Cheese Experience
Saturday, January 19, 2013 • 3-5 p.m.
Reif Estate Winery, Niagara-on-the-Lake

Join us for an afternoon of decadent Icewines paired with incredible Canadian cheeses. Enjoy Icewines produced from some of our oldest vines and taste the terroir of our vineyards.

The Good, the Bad & the Awesome
Saturday, January 26, 2013 • 11 a.m. -1 p.m.
Malivoire Wine, Beamsville

Join us ringside at Malivoire for the wine – cheese showdown. Our triple tag team of Riesling Icewine, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir goes three rounds with a masked trio from the Dairy Farmers of Canada. Learn (and taste!) what scores, what misses and why.

Fun with Fromage
Saturday, January 26, 2013 • 3–5 p.m.
Flat Rock Cellars, Jordan

Our winemaker Jay Johnston loves his cheese and wines. Jay would love you to come share this cheesy passion with him. Join this fromage junkie for an exclusive seminar exploring the fun of selecting cheese and wine for your next party – or perhaps simply for your next Sunday afternoon in front of the fireplace.

The cheese seminars are only the tip of the iceberg. The Icewine Festival Discovery Pass is your key to three weekends of wine and culinary adventures at wineries across Niagara.

Discovery Pass holders can enjoy eight experiences per pass. The PC black label collection has been infused in many winery culinary offerings and sampling opportunities will be available at select Discovery Pass wineries. These samples will be available free of charge.

There is no finer way to experience the bounty of winter than traveling along the Wine Route, sipping and savoring the best in local Icewine, table wines and cuisine.

Experiences are $10 each without a Discovery Pass, unless otherwise stated.

Available at the following participating wineries along the Wine Route.

To order passes call 905-688-0212 or visit

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