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Icewine Festival FAQ’s

Niagara Icewine Gala

The Niagara Icewine Gala takes place Friday, January 11th in the Grand Halls at the Fallsview Casino Resort 6380 Fallsview Blvd. Niagara Falls, Ontario.

For further info for getting there, parking and border crossing information please visit:

Ontario’s most luxurious wine and culinary event, the Niagara Icewine Gala starts at 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Tickets are available for purchase online through

Ticket processing is easy through EZtix and once you complete your ticket transaction you can print your own ticket or keep the digital ticket on your smartphone. Your ticket will be scanned upon entry to the Gala.

The Icewine Gala is a formal attire event. Black tie or suits and evening wear are best choices.

Icewine Discovery Passes

Tickets are available to purchase online. Ticket processing is easy through EZtix and once you complete your ticket transaction you can print your own ticket or keep the digital ticket on your smartphone.

Each ticket has eight virtual tickets that are scanned at each participating winery you visit and enjoy a wine and culinary pairing. Once a ticket is scanned it takes one virtual ticket off of your supply.

View participating wineries

The Discovery Pass Winery Experiences take place
Jan 11-13, 18-20 & 25-27
11:00am – 5:00pm
***please check listings to confirm winery hours and dates of participation

Each participating winery offers a fabulous pairing of their own Icewine or VQA wine paired with a culinary creation from Niagara’s bounty perfectly complimenting the libations. For full listings please visit: http://www.niagarawinefestival.com/discovery-pass-listings
Remember these are sip and sample sizes and perfect individual portions.

The Discovery Pass Winery Experiences are a self-guided tour – how do I plan my experience?
The Discovery Pass wineries are located throughout the Niagara Region and there are numerous ways to plan your experience:
Check out the listings and participating wineries - http://www.niagarawinefestival.com/discovery-pass-listings
Visit the Wine Country Ontario Wine Route Planner - http://winecountryontario.ca/wine-route-planner
Visit participating winery websites - http://www.niagarawinefestival.com/wineries

The Driver’s Discovery Pass is a pass created for designated drivers and for those who want to enjoy the culinary side of the experience without the wine. Each Driver’s Pass offers eight experiences per pass to indulge in the mouth-watering creations as they enjoy the wintery Wine Route.

Discovery Passes are very flexible and can be used any time during the Icewine Festival dates at any participating winery
Passes can be shared, used over numerous dates and you can use more than one ticket at each winery.

Please note that the Discovery Pass program is for visiting participating wineries only. The Discovery Pass is not part of any other programming and cannot be used at any of the weekend events taking place on the streets of Twenty Valley, Niagara-on-the-Lake or the Niagara Falls Icewine event.

If you are travelling as a group over 6 it is recommended to contact the wineries in advance so they are prepared for groups. You can find contact information for participating wineries. Information is also available in our Festival Guide.

We strongly encourage purchasing your Discovery Passes in advance of your visit. It is a very busy season and wineries have a limited supply of Passes and there is no guarantee that Passes will be available for sale when you arrive. To avoid wait times and disappointment, should the winery be out of Passes, it is recommended to have your Discovery Passes in advance- they can be purchased online 24 hours at http://niagarawinefestival.com/tickets


Events taking place during the Niagara Icewine Festival