Niagara wine

By Monica Kosior

Canada’s sesquicentennial is fast approaching, how do you plan on celebrating in Niagara wine country?

With so many Canada Day celebrations happening in Niagara we decided to break it down for our readers to choose the best options for them and their family/friends.

Whether you’re opening a bottle of Canadian wine/beer/cider/spirit and enjoying at home or making your way to your favourite winery we hope you have a great Canada Day. The countdown is on! Show your True North pride by supporting Canadians, but, however you decide to celebrate, save a glass and slice of cake for me!

Happy Birthday Canada!

Niagara-on-the-Lake Canada Day Events

Coyote’s Run Winery

Coyote’s Run will be hosting its 4th annual Food Trucks in the Vineyard event. Featuring the Smokin’ Buddha food truck, live music from Taylor Hulley and Band on a Couch and wine by glass. They promise tons of #FunAtTheRun.

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Date: July 1 from 12 pm to 6 pm
Location: Coyote’s Run Winery
Cost: Free admission! Food truck and Wine by the glass will be available to purchase

PondView Estate Winery

Walking tours, Bella Terra premium tastings in the barrel cellar and Canadian Wine Slushies will be served up at PondView to celebrate Canada Day. Relax on the wrap around patio and enjoy the long weekend. No reservations required.

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Date: July 1 from 12 pm to 5 pm
Location: Pondview Estate Winery
Cost: $9-$10 per person

Ravine Vineyard

Ontario wine

Ravine is known for some of the best fireworks shows on Canada Day in Niagara. Coincidentally they are also celebrating their own 150th birthday of the Lowrey Farm, where Ravine is located. This year’s 150th celebration will stop nothing short of spectacular. Food, friends, family and great wine. What else do you need?

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Date: July 1 from 5 pm to 12 am
Location: Ravine Vineyard
Cost: TBD

Niagara Escarpment/Twenty Valley
Canada Day Events

13th Street Winery

Burgers and 13th Street’s original Burger Blend. Enjoy your Canada day while in-house Chef Alex does all the cooking! Purchase 6 burgers over the course of the summer “Burger Days” at 13th Street and earn two free glasses of Burger Blend wine — now that’s a proper loyalty program.

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Dates: July 1 and July 2 from 11 am to 3 pm
Location: 13th Street Winery
Cost: Free admission, burgers and wine by the glass available for purchase

Aure Wines

Canada Day Charity BBQ at Aure includes a casual afternoon with the Hoare family. They will be serving up hamburgers and hot dogs alongside wine by the glass and Canada Day Wine Sangria. BBQ proceeds will be donated to the Tree of Life Foundation for Animals charity. Bring along your dogs and kids for a family filled day!

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Date: July 1 from 11 am to 4 pm
Location: Aure Wines
Cost: Free admission, wine by the glass and Sangria available for purchase

Calamus Estate Vineyard

Stargaze with the crew at Calamus. After 8 pm enjoy a glass of Canadian made wine while looking up at the Canadian sky, Jupiter and the Moon may also be visible! Did I mention? There will be birthday cake too.

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Dates: July 1 and July 2 at 8 pm ~
Location: Calamus Vineyard
Cost: Free admission!

Featherstone Estate Winery

Joy & Bubbles! Celebrate both Canada’s birthday and winemaker David Johnson’s birthday at Featherstone with samples of their sparkling wines, 2012 Cuvée Joy and 2014 Cuvée Joy Rosé. This is your only opportunity to try the wines in the tasting room. Sip, enjoy and stay a while on The Veranda, pizza will be available for purchase!

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Date: July 1/2/3 from 12 pm to 4 pm
Location: Featherstone Estate Winery
Cost: TBD

Foreign Affair Winery

Celebrate summer, celebrate Canada. Foreign Affair is releasing and sampling (for free) their new 2015 Apologetic Red and appassimento wines. Locally made butter tarts will also be served. More details will be emailed to mailing list members, join here

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Dates: July 1/2/3
Location: Foreign Affair Winery
Cost: Free admission!

Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

A special Canadian inspired menu plus a live concert from Mike Lynch for a real “barn dance”. Enjoy Canadian cheeses, Alberta steaks and beaver tails for dessert. Sounds like a great menu, eh? Reservations are required for the dinner, call 905.563.6333 to reserve.

If you are enjoying the dinner the live concert ticket is included in your dinner. For guests looking to purchase just the live concert ticket they are available here

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Date: July 1 from 7 pm to 11 pm
Location: The Good Earth
Cost: $20 (plus taxes) for the concert, $60 (plus taxes, beverages, grats) for the dinner

GreenLane Estate Vineyard

Poutine and Wine Eh? Some say the greatest invention in Canada was the combination of fries, cheese curds and hot gravy. I completely agree. Enjoy fresh made poutine and cheers with a glass of GreenLane wine. Reservations are recommended contact 905-562-7207 or here to reserve.

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Date: July 1 from 12 pm 5 pm
Location: GreenLane Estate Vineyard
Price: $12 (plus taxes) per person

Henry Of Pelham

Back to Baco invites all Baco Noir lovers to enjoy HoP’s back vintages paired with fresh strawberries rolled in black pepper. Sip and stay for a bite at The Coach House Café.

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Dates: July 1/2/3 from 10 am to 6 pm
Location: Henry Of Pelham
Cost: Free!

Kacaba Vineyard

Kacaba’s new 2016 Rebecca’s Rosé will be paired with the “Heat Is On” catering’s Pan-Seared Trout with Bacon and Cranberry Succotash. Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary with good food and even better wine.

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Dates: July 1/2/3
Location: Kacaba Vineyards
Cost: $10 per person or free for Founders Club Members, larger groups please RSVP here or call 905-562-5625

Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery

Zooma Farm House Grill will be serving up gourmet grilled cheeses and burgers along side some Fancy Farm Girl wines. No reservations are required, stop by and say hi to Brix the dog and the Sue-Ann team!

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Dates: July 1 and July 2 from 12 pm to 4 pm
Location: Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
Cost: $5-$13 per dish, admission is free!

Westcott Vineyards

Bring your dogs, your kids and your friends to celebrate family and Canada Day! Enjoy this little piece of paradise in Niagara while playing lawn games (giant jenga, bocci), drink Westcott wine by the glass alongside food prepared by Niagara’s Bolete. No reservations required.

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Date: July 1 from 11 am to 6 pm
Location: Westcott Vineyards
Cost: Free admission! Wine by the glass and food available for purchase.