Twenty Valley's Winter WineFest

  • Food & Wine
  • Oysters by Zooma Caters at Westcott Winery
  • 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 event, held over the weekend of January 11-13, 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 2019 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 Charcut Roast House and CHARCUT Roast House; and fantastic Canadian artists rounding out three days of live musical entertainment. Headliners for the 10th anniversary include Winter WineFest alumni 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.  

Save the Date for our 10th Annual Winter WineFest: January 11th to 13th, 2019 | Main Street, Jordan Village 

FRIDAY'S PROGRAM: 

  • 5:30 PM - Opening Kick Off - Special Guests
  • 6:15 PM - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring Peter Katz
  • 7:30 PM - Live Entertainment on the Main Stage featuring Ashley MacIsaac
  • 9:30 PM - Dillon's Distillers After Party in the Cave Spring Cellar

SATURDAY'S PROGRAM: (Times TBC)

  • 12:00 PM - Live Entertainment
  • 12:30 PM - Chef's Black Box Challenge with host Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson
  • 1:15 PM - Live Entertainment
  • 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'
  • 3:00 PM - Grape Grower's of Ontario '8 Below Series'
  • 3:00 PM - Live Entertainment
  • 3:30 PM - Twenty Valley's Barrel Rolling Competition
  • 4:00 PM - Live Entertainment 
  • 4:30 PM - Chef's Black Box Challenge finals and tasting (proceeds from sample go to Community Care of West Niagara)
  • 5:15 PM - Live Entertainment - Fake Shark
  • 6:30 PM - Sparkling Dinner featuring Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson
  • 7:30 PM - Coleman Hell on the Main Stage
  • 9:30 PM - The Bench Brewing Co.  After Party in the Cave Spring Cellar 

SUNDAY'S PROGRAM:

  • 10:30 AM - Icewine Brunch featuring Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson  - limited tickets available
  • 12:00 PM - Live Entertainment - Riley Michaels
  • 1:30 PM - Grape Grower's of Ontario '8 Below Series' 
  • 2:00 PM - Jordan Village Fashion show, brought to you by the Jordan Village Merchants
  • 3:00 PM - Live Entertainment - Megan Bonnell
  • 3:30 PM - Grape Grower's of Ontario '8 Below Series' 
  • 4:00 PM - Peach Kings Icewine Puck Shoot Out! Sign up at 3:00 PM 

Tips to for your enjoyable and memorable Winter WineFest #IcewineFest

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 help you keep toasty; 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 samples. To save time, click here to pre-purchase tokens and event tickets.
  • Share your Winter WineFest celebrations on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and use the hashtags: #WinterWineFest, #IcewineFest, #uncoverTwentyValley
  • *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.

 

2018 Highlights: Check out the 2017 Winter WineFest Photo Gallery here. Thank you to Carole and Roy Timm Photography for capturing our fabulous event!

Media Sponsors:

                 

  • 8 Below Series

    3836 Main Street, Jordan
    Come explore the entire Icewine process from growing the fruit to picking the frozen berries and pressing them in into the sweet nectar that produces our 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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  • After Parties

    3836 Main Street, Jordan
    When the street winds down, the party is just beginning in the Cave Spring Cellar! Join us Friday, January 11th for the Dillon's Distillers Cellar Speakeasy featuring live entertainment. Dance the night away, or warm up in our prohibition lounge. Our After Parties are the ultimate winter after party in one of the coolest spaces in Twenty Valley.
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  • Fashion Show

    3836 Main Street, Jordan
    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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  • Icewine Brunch with Celebrity Chef

    3836 Main Street, Jordan
    Food Network Celebrity Chef 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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  • Outdoor Activities

    3836 Main Street, Jordan
    Barrels, Hockey Shoot out and More.... In addition to the stunning village and its magical atmosphere, the celebration of all things Icewine and Winter collide.
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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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  • Volunteer Information

    Thank you very much for your interest in a valuable donation of time and skills for the 2018 Winter WineFest in Jordan, Ontario. Each year we welcome approximately 10,000 attendees. An event of this size would not be possible without the help of our valued volunteers.
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  • Wine and Culinary Village

    3836 Main Street, Jordan
    The Wine & Culinary Village: Admission is free - Come enjoy the Icewine Celebrations, sample delicious wines from more than 20 of Twenty Valley's premium wineries, sample craft Wine, Beer and artisanal cocktails and savour yummy bites from our top culinary talent!
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Thank You to Our Generous Winter WineFest Sponsors

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