Three spectacular wineries, exclusive tastings, private Barrel Cellar tasting and luncheon plus a Chocolate truffle workshop, Icewine Slushies and more!
Join us Sunday, February 24th, 2013, Niagara-on-the-Lake
RECEIVE $15.00 in The Wine Ladies $ GIFT CERTIFICATE to spend on The Wine Ladies Online store.
A special gift bag filled to the brim with lots of goodies too.
Explore the decadently sweet and savoury art of wine and chocolate pairing. Visit 3 spectacular Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries, personally selected by The Wine Ladies and taste a selection of stunning VQA wines paired with chocolate-infused dishes – from classically sweet flavour combinations to unexpected surprises. For chocolate lovers and foodies a like, a perfect day for a romantic celebration for two, group of friends or a girls’ getaway!
Everything for your day is included in our pricing from first class transportation, to exclusive tastings, a spectacular lunch in the Barrel Room of Jackson Triggs Estate Winery with VQA wines, led by celebrity wine maker Marco Piccoli and Executive Chef Tim Mackiddie. Chocolate workshop to be led by David Levy, Founder of Chocolate Tales, infuse an decorate your truffle to your heart’s content! While riding back in style and sipping on sparkling wine, unveil your loot bag filled to the brim with goodies, and pay attention, you may hear your name called as a winner of one of the fabulous multiple prizes!
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Meet Jackson-Triggs winemaker Marco Piccoli
Fresh baked goodies and coffee from Whole Foods Oakville will await you as you board, and set off for a spectacular wine and culinary adventure!
So grab a few friends or your partner and make this year’s Valentine’s Day extra special!
Sunday February 24th – 9:45am-7pm
Two convenient pick-ups
9:45am Departing from Yorkdale Mall (Milestone’s entrance) and returning at 7:00pm
10:30am Departing from Whole Foods (HSBC side) and returning at 6:00pm
Be greeted by a glass or two of JT Sparkling wine, upon arrival. Then meet celebrity wine maker Marco Piccoli who will take you on a winery tour and then lead you through an exclusive seated tasting in the stunning barrel cellar.
Following the tasting, Executive Chef Tim Mackiddie will share a few words on his inspiration behind the spectacular lunch menu we are all about to enjoy, all recipes reflecting the theme of wine and chocolate. Tasted wines will served throughout the lunch.
Though Pondview Estate Winery itself is new, the Puglisi family has been growing grapes since the 1970s. As a testament to the quality and craftsmanship put into each bottle of wine, Luciano (Lou), was crowned 2008 Grape King, a Ministry of Agriculture award for the finest vineyard operator in Ontario. Meet the 2008 Grape King and enjoy a personalized tasting to include a range of award winning VQA wines, including one spectacular wine and chocolate inspired pairing!
Meet the winemaker Jamie Macfarlane and his partner and fellow proprietor Karen. Specializing in icewine, often referred to as Canada’s “liquid gold” Jamie and Karen’s boutique winery was recently featured on Dragon’s Den, showcasing their specialties which include their ever popular Vidal Icewine Slushie. Simply divine, we’ll enjoy this unique and delicious cocktail paired with a dark chocolate, cherry, almond and ginger treat. Other tastings will include icewine cocktails with a nod to Valentine’s Day with red raspberry, pomegranate and possibly even rose petals making an appearance.
The Ice House is the perfect spot to toast a special occasion, and bid adieu to a completely wonderful day of adventure for our palates!
Jackson Triggs Estate Winery Luncheon Menu*
Cauliflower and white chocolate “cappuccino” | Truffle creme | Valrhona coco
Pinot vinaigrette | Dark chocolate caramel hazel nuts | Nosy goat
Beef cheeks braised in red wine and cocoa nib | Ontario root vegetables | Candied garlic | Fine herbs
Milk chocolate custard tart | Grapefruit