Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival – June 17 – 18

Raise a Glass and Celebrate the Season!

The Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival is the perfect time to celebrate the start of summer. With fresh farm flavours, and everyone heading outdoors, there is no better place than Niagara to enjoy over 14,800 acres of lush vineyards! Award-winning winemakers are eager to showcase their best as Niagara opens its cellar doors to share this Homegrown Wine Festival experience with you.

From wine route culinary pairings to vineyard celebrations, the Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival is celebrated in many ways and each includes VQA wine sure to please any palate.

Visit wine country for amazing Discovery Pass experiences (NOTE: WineAlign members receive $5 off the Discovery Pass ticket price with code WINEALIGN17) and of course the annual Tailgate Party on June 17, 2017.

TD Tailgate Party 

The annual TD Tailgate Party is the premium event celebrating the Homegrown Wine Festival in Niagara. This unique celebration of Niagara’s Homegrown assets features over 35 Niagara wineries uncorking their seasonal best alongside 10 top local chefs preparing farm-to-table favourites in the vineyard at the solstice celebration. Welcome summer with award-winning wines, delicious local foods and entertainment at this all-inclusive event unique to Niagara. Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival’s anchor celebration, the TD Tailgate Party, welcomes wine and culinary enthusiasts focusing on showcasing the bounty of Niagara where local wineries offer an exclusive preview of the newest vintages.

Date: Saturday, June 17, 2017
Time:  6:00 – 10:00pm
Location: Niagara College Teaching Winery, 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Price: Early Bird $85 until May 31st ($90 regular price)

Discovery Pass | $40+HST
If you are a fan of the vine, this is the weekend to visit wine country. The Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival Discovery Pass is your key to a weekend of wine and culinary adventures at wineries across Niagara. Discovery Pass holders can enjoy eight experiences per pass. This self-guided program is the perfect way to explore Niagara wine country! Experiences are $10 each without a Discovery Pass unless otherwise stated.

Use code WINEALIGN17 for $5 off your Discovery Pass.

Driver’s Discovery Pass | $30+HST
Designated drivers can revel in the seasonal delights on the Wine Route with an alcohol free Discovery Pass indulging in the culinary offering’s at participating wineries with the Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival Driver’s Discovery Pass.

Discovery Passes can be redeemed June 17-18 during the Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival and do not have to be used in one day.

Click here for participating Discovery Pass wineries and their listings.

New for 2017: Live in the Vines!

Delight your senses with a uniquely Niagara experience sipping and savouring Niagara VQA wines, seasonal culinary pairings and live music amongst the vines as part of the annual Discovery Pass program. Live in the Vines showcases a wide variety of musical entertainment at participating wineries to enjoy as you experience the incredible bounty of Niagara.

Click here for participating wineries and their performing artists.