The Niagara wine tasting trail has gained a great deal of popularity in recent years in part because the member wineries sponsor a variety of events throughout the year to celebrate wine in all its amber and golden glory. It doesn’t hurt that the Niagara Wine Trail also lies along one of the most scenic driving regions in the United States and is right next to attractions like Niagara Falls and the Niagara casino region. At the east side of the wine trail you are only hours from many New York budget hotels at otel.com and an easy day trip from NYC. At the west side you are only a short drive to the beautiful international city of Toronto with historic sites like the CN Tower & Maple Leaf Gardens.
Niagara wine tours can take an afternoon or last all day depending upon how much time you want to spend at each of the seven major wineries along the trail. Do you want to visit the vineyards and learn more about their wine-making processor just taste a few vintages and buy some wine?
What makes Niagara wine tasting special, however, is the many ways that the vineyards and wineries turn wine tasting into a celebration. Here’s just a sampling of the many events the wineries get together and sponsor each year:
April Wines & Dines A food & wine pairing weekend that features wonderful cuisine and signature wines at each stop. You’ll receive copies of all the recipes you taste along the route. Bring an appetite!
June Wine&Cheese This is one of the Niagara Wine Tours’most popular months, so be sure to make plans in advance. What’s more perfect than a wine and cheese tasting? Each winery along the Niagara Wine Trail matches theirwines with specialty cheeses that enhance the flavors of the wines and suggest options for your ownwine & cheese parties at home.
July Cool Whites, Hot Nights Every year in July, when the sun is hottest and everyone wants some relief, Niagara wine tasting turns its attention to chilled white wines. One weekend in July they cool in some great Jazz music in the evenings and it becomes a festival atmosphere.
September Harvest Fest Fresh produce, autumn activities, arts & crafts and fine wines. There’s not much more to say about the annual Niagara wine tasting and harvest fest weekend in September ’ what more could there be in the New England area that you could want?
October Hallowine Murder Mystery This is the most fun you’ll have at a wine tasting anywhere. Begin with a commemorative glass and a mystery to solve, then collect clues while taking one of the many Niagara wine tours. At the end, see if you can figure out “whodunit”for a prize!
These are just some of the events that you’ll find on Niagara wine tours. The region has made a name for itself by hosting a special event every month throughout the year, so be sure to check and see what’s going on when you’re visiting. Chances are there’s something special. Niagara wine tasting isn’t just about the wineries’ it’s about the events!