As we go into the fourth month of winter, March can get a little depressing. But thankfully there are lots of fun events happening throughout Ontario wine country to make March more enjoyable. It’s also the last month to really enjoy those truly Canadian winter wine experiences! Hope to see you out and about in wine country this month!
Join Henry of Pelham on March 2nd for their 5th annual cook-off event where restaurants will go head-to-head with their best gumbo recipes paired with wine from the underground barrel cellar.
On March 8, join the Drake Devonshire in celebrating the female chefs, sommeliers, beer babes, visionaries and game-changers in the Prince Edward County community for a one-night-only International Women’s Day celebration. Mix and mingle with local food and drink stations with all proceeds going to Reaching for Rainbows, an after-school program for vulnerable, at-risk girls in Prince Edward County.
Learn how to enjoy one of the world’s favourite snacks with your favourite wine on March 16th at 13th Street Winery. Their wine experts have paired gourmet and classic chip flavours with 13th Street wine.
Join Rosewood Winery and Fox & Ams Designs on March 17th for a glass of wine and DIY Pallet Plaque workshop. All materials provided, including wine to get your creative juices flowing!
The Cuvée weekend wine experience is happening March 22-24. With the Cuvée en Route Passport you can explore the Niagara wine route all weekend, tasting special selected Cuvée wines at each winery. The Grand Tasting event takes place on Saturday evening at the Scotiabank Convention Centre followed by the Après Cuvée Party that will keep the celebration going!
On March 23rd experience the tastes, colors, viscosity and general differences of Cooper’s Hawk Chardonnay. Five different Chardonnay styles will be expertly paired with a delicious compliment or contrast.
Explore the world of sensory evaluation of wine on March 24th and learn to identify the flavors and aromas in your glass and start tasting like a semi-pro!
On March 30th the Oxley Estate Winery is hosting a maple-themed dinner with proceeds going towards the Essex Region Conservation Foundation for cultural heritage to protect and restore the John R. Park Homestead.
On the weekend March 30-31 visit Prince Edward County for a maple experience including sugarbushes, pancake breakfasts with fresh maple syrup, taffy on snow, s’mores, petting zoos, BBQ sausages, lumberjack show, artisan vendors, wineries and more. Wineries, breweries and distilleries will also be hosting special dinners featuring maple-inspired menus and pairings that bring out the sweet!
Get a truly unique Canadian experience this winter at Georgian Hills Vineyards daily throughout March. Take a trek through the vineyards with a knowledgeable guide, then step inside the Georgian Hills winery for a wine and cheese pairing, and finish off the experience with a visit to Thornbury Village Cider House for a flight of cider inside their cozy tasting room.