Icewine Taste & Learn Experience for Two or Four at The Ice House Winery (50% Off)

Niagara on the Lake/Queenston

274 Ratings

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In a Nutshell

Tasting and lesson on Icewines, wines made from grapes that are harvested and pressed while still frozen

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Reservation required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Valid only for option purchased. Limit 1 per visit, unless combining Groups. Must be 19 or older. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose Between Two Options

  • C$12 for an Icewine taste and learn experience for two (C$24 value)
  • C$24 for an Icewine taste and learn experience for four (C$48 value)

Each experience includes:

  • Three Icewine samples per person
  • Three food pairings per person
  • Two N’icewine slushies per person
  • Lesson on the art of blending Icewine

The Ice House Winery

Though most people may picture winemakers among sunny coastal knolls, Jamie Macfarlane can often be found staying up late each December, waiting for the thermometer to hit -8 degrees Celsius. It's at that point—frigid, quiet, dark—that Jamie knows his Vidal grapes are ready for harvest. Left to freeze, thaw, and freeze again, the grapes have already matured throughout the season, allowing the robust notes of pear, peach, cherry, plum, fig, and honey to develop under the outer layer of stone-cold skin.

Once the mercury hits -8 degrees, Jamie and his team head out to the vines to handpick the grapes while they're still frozen. They rush them to the winery, press them through the night, and transfer the concentrated must to the fermenting tanks before the sun rises and demands its keg of morning coffee. The Ice House Winery grows Vidal, Cabernet, and Riesling varietals. In the tasting bar at The Ice House Winery, visitors can peer at these batches-in-progress as they lean on a rough-cut support beam or barrel table, listening to Jamie spin yarns about the days when his grapes were still young and in diapers.

Customer Reviews

274 Ratings

it was a great experience, staff very friendly and welcoming
Wafaa K. · November 21, 2016
Wonderful and generous tasting and terrific hostess in Ellyn! Be aware that you will likely spend to take home a bottle or two of their wonderful offerings.
Rob M. · June 11, 2016
The wine slushies were sooo good!! Staff was very friendly. Beautiful building surrounded by gorgeous scenery. I would definitely come back here, highly recommended!!
Kellie S. · June 5, 2016
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    Niagara on the Lake/Queenston

    14778 Niagara Pkwy.

    Niagara on the Lake, ON L2N 5K1


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