Until Our Next wine Festival

Discovery Pass

June 16 & 17 and 23 & 24, 2018


The Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival is two spectacular weekends of enlightened wine, food and vineyard experiences. A celebration of the start of summer and the world-renowned Niagara wines comes to life with the Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival.

The Homegrown Festival Discovery Pass program returns June 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 2018. Discovery Passes are sold at $45 plus HST each and contain eight experience vouchers valued at $10 each, redeemable at participating wineries. Discovery Passes can be used on all event dates listed above.

The Driver's Discovery Pass is specially priced at $35 plus HST each and contains eight Culinary experiences redeemable at participating wineries.

Discovery Pass 101

Whether you’re a seasoned Discovery Pass professional or a first-timer, here are some tips to help you get the most out of your tour in Niagara.

  1. Do your research! 40 wineries have created special wine and culinary experiences that celebrate the season. Click here to download your guide and mark your favourites!
  2. Plan your route. Your Discovery Pass is valid for all 4 days, so use the Discovery Pass Map to plan a route that leaves you plenty of time to visit vineyards and taste additional wines while you travel. Better yet, plan one day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and another in Twenty Valley to get a full taste of Niagara.
  3. Variety of fun. For veteran DP’ers, try to plan your route based on your favourite varietal. It’s a fun way to discover some new wineries.
  4. Eight experiences not enough? No problem! All wineries have Discovery Passes for sale, so you can purchase another and split it with a friend.
  5. Track your path. Use the new “My Discovery Pass Tour” form to record your favourite experiences so you look for those wines throughout the rest of the year.