Twenty Valley's Winter WineFest

  • Food & Wine
  • Oysters by Zooma Caters at Westcott Winery
  • Restaurant at Inn on the Twenty
  • Restaurant at Inn on the Twenty
  • Restaurant at Inn on the Twenty
  • Restaurant at Inn on the Twenty

Food and drink lovers descend on the annual Winter WineFest. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this FREE ADMISSION event, is held over the weekend of January 11-13, 2019 is sure to delight. It showcases some of the best VQA wines from celebrated winemakers and gastronomic pleasures from local culinary talent. The festival attracts more than 8,000 visitors and continues to build on the success of the first year’s lineup which showcased more than 20 wine and restaurant vendors.

Highlights of the upcoming festival include demonstrations from the Grape Growers of Ontario featuring their 8 Below Series; the chef inspired Sparkling Dinner and Icewine Brunch hosted by celebrity Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, owners of Calgary’s charbar and CHARCUT Roast House; and fantastic Canadian artists rounding out three days of live musical entertainment. Headliners for the 10th anniversary include Winter WineFest alumnus Ashley MacIsaac, kicking off the event on Friday night and Whitehorse, closing the festival on Sunday afternoon. Coleman Hell is welcomed to the Winter WineFest stage for his first time on Saturday night.  

The Winter WineFest is a FREE event! However, we do have some Featured ticketed events such as the Sparkling Dinner and Icewine Brunch, The Dillon's After Party, Bench Brewing After Party and the Chef Challenge! To purchase your tickets to any of these unique experiences, click below!

 

Follow this link for a printable program!

The10th Annual Winter WineFest: January 11th to 13th, 2019 | Main Street, Jordan Village 

FRIDAY'S PROGRAM: 

SATURDAY'S PROGRAM: 

  • 12:00 PM - Grape Grower's of Ontario '8 Below Series' in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent**
  • 1:00 PM - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring Spencer MacKenzie
  • 1:00 PM - Unity Bracelet Workshop by BeadQueen Design in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent**
  • 2:00 PM - Jordan Village Fashion show, brought to you by the Boutiques of  Jordan Village
  • 2:30 PM - Grape Grower's of Ontario '8 Below Series' in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent**
  • 3:00 PM - Scott Labs Barrel Rolling Competition
  • 3:00 PM - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring The Associates
  • 3:30 PM - Niagara Nature Tours Children's Workshop in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent (FREE)
  • 4:00 PM - Community Care Chef Challenge sponsored by Niagara Peninsula Energy  - limited tickets available
  • 4:30 PM -  Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring - Vintage Flight
  • 4:30 PM - Maple Cheese-Board Making Workshop in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent**
  • 5:15 PM - Community Care Chef Challenge WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT on the Main Stage
  • 5:30 PM - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring - Fake Shark
  • 6:30 PM - Dillon's Small Batch Distillers Cocktail Workshop in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent** 
  • 6:30 PM - Meridian's Sparkling Dinner featuring Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jacksonlimited tickets available
  • 7:30 PM - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring -Coleman Hell
  • 9:30 PM - 12:00 AM The Bench Brewing Co.  Afterparty FUNK-tion featuring DJ Donna Lovejoy in the Cave Spring Cellar - limited tickets available 
  • 10:00 PM - Event Closes

SUNDAY'S PROGRAM:

  • 10:30 AM - Icewine Brunch featuring Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson  - limited tickets available
  • 11:00 AM -  Niagara Nature Tours Twenty Valley Stroll  (FREE)
  • 12:00 PM - Grape Grower's of Ontario '8 Below Series' in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent**
  • 12:00 PM -Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring- Riley Michaels
  • 1:00 PM - Littlefoot Farms drop spindle workshop in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent**
  • 2:00 PM - Jordan Village Fashion show, brought to you by the Boutiques of  Jordan Village
  • 2:30 PM - Grape Grower's of Ontario '8 Below Series' in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent**
  • 3:00 PM - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring Megan Bonnell
  • 3:30 PM - Niagara Nature Tours Children's Workshop in the A1 Label Courtyard Event Tent (FREE)
  • 4:00 PM - Grimsby Peach Kings Puck Shoot Out! (Sign up at Guest Services by 3:00 PM) 
  • 4:30 PM - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring - Whitehorse
  • 6:00 PM Event Closes

** Token fees apply.

Tips for a memorable Winter WineFest 

Where does Winter WineFest take place?

Jordan Village,  3836 Main Street | GPS: 43.149314, -79.369877
Directions: Toronto or Niagara Bound QEW exit 55, Jordan (Jordan Road). South on Jordan Road towards Niagara Escarpment, away from the lake. Right (west) on Fourth Avenue. Look for the signs for FREE PARKING at the Jordan Arena/Lions Park. Or continue left on Nineteenth Street and look for the signs for FREE PARKING at the Jordan Fire Hall. Shuttles will be available to take you to the Festival site in the heart of Jordan Village. You can also drop people off on Nineteenth Street.

Or QEW exit 57, Vineland (Victoria Avenue). South on Victoria Avenue towards Niagara Escarpment, away from the lake, to the stoplight at Regional Road 81/King Street. Left (east) on Regional Road 81/King Street through the valley. Left (north) on Nineteenth Street and look for the signs for FREE PARKING at the Jordan Fire Hall. You can drop people off on Nineteenth Street or continue on to Fourth Avenue and turn right (east). Look for the signs for FREE PARKING at the Jordan Arena/Lions Park.  Shuttles will be available to take you to the Festival site in the heart of Jordan Village.

Winter WineFest Outdoor Tips:

  • Dress warm – winter jacket, boots, and gloves are a must! 
  • Cozy fire pits and warming stations will help keep you toasty warm, we want you to enjoy winter! Being outdoors is what makes it so Canadian!
  • Admission to the Street Festival is complimentary; tokens can be purchased for wine and food. To save time, you can pre-purchase tokens and event tickets. (Tickets available now!)
  • Share your Winter WineFest celebrations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use the hashtags: #WinterWineFest, #IcewineFest, #uncoverTwentyValley We will be running contests so make sure to follow us on Social Media!
  • *Ticketed events are 19+ due to service of alcohol.  The Wine & Culinary Village is FREE admission for all ages to enjoy live entertainment and activities! 
  • Smile! Photographers will be on-site all weekend.  Twenty Valley Tourism and Winter WineFest have hired professional photographers for the 2019 event. Photos and videos may be used in press releases, marketing materials and in social media. Please be aware that by attending this event you consent to your image being used. 

2018 Highlights: Check out the 2018 Winter WineFest Photo Gallery here. Thank you to Carole and Roy Timm Photography for capturing our fabulous event!

Media Sponsors:

                 

  • Wine and Culinary Village

    Jordan Village
    The Wine and Culinary Village is an entertaining way to explore the local tastes of Twenty Valley. Admission to the Winter WineFest is FREE to enjoy the LIVE ENTERTAINMENT all weekend long. Token packages to be used at the vendors are available for pre-purchase or at the event.
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  • Annual Competition

    Wine & Culinary Village
    In addition to seasonal celebrations is our healthy competitions! Chef Challenge takes place Saturday afternoon, along with the Barrel Competition and Sunday, guests have the opportunity to take home the Icewine Cup in the Icepuck shootout!
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  • Cellar After Parties

    Cave Spring Cellar, Jordan Village
    Sneak away to one of two exclusive private underground cellar parties hosted by Dillon's Small Batch Distillers and Bench Brewing Company in the Wine Cellar of Cave Spring. Limited tickets are available for these events.
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  • Sparkling Dinner with Celebrity Chef

    3836 Main Street, Jordan
    Celebrity Chef will inspire and create the four-course menu for this beautiful evening! Join us in the stunning Windows Room On the Twenty, each course will be perfectly paired with Sweet, Sparkling and Sensational Wines from Twenty Valley
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  • Icewine Brunch with Celebrity Chef

    3836 Main Street, Jordan
    Celebrity Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson will inspire and create the three-course menu that will awaken your senses! Join us in the stunning Windows Room On the Twenty, each course will be perfectly paired with Sweet, Sparkling and Sensational Wines from Twenty Valley.
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  • Live Entertainment

    Village Main Stage, Jordan Village
    Niagara's most stylish wine destination. This is one alluring fashion show you do not want to miss. His and hers designer clothing and accessories from the boutiques of Jordan Village modeled by some of Niagara's top winemakers and notable guests.
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  • Courtyard Event Tent

    Twenty Valley Event Tent, Jordan Village
    Explore the entire Icewine process from growing the fruit to picking the frozen berries and pressing them in into the sweet nectar that produces the Twenty Valley Region world-famous Icewines. One of the most iconic wine that can be paired beautifully with your favourite savoury or sweet dishes.
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  • Become a Volunteer

    Valuable donation of time and skills for events like the Winter WineFest would not be possible without the help of valued volunteers. If you are interested in getting involved in this years 10th Anniversary Celebration please contact us at info@twentyvalley.ca
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Thank You to Our Generous Winter WineFest 2019 Sponsors

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  • Carruthers
  • FCC

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