Ice Wine Festival – January 2015

Canada is one of the few countries in the world that has the varying climate be able to produce Icewine.  The Niagara Region has been making Icewine since 1984 and has perfected the art of Icewine production…. If you have not been lucky enough to try it yet then the Niagara Icewine Festival 2015 is the perfect chance!

With over 30 wineries to choose from, each of them pairing a selection of their delicious Icewines with a specially created food.  The experience combines culinary excellence with the delectable dessert that is Icewine itself!

Grape Escape Wine Tours  provide a “Designated Driver” service so you can fully enjoy all of the amazing, award winning Icewines available to sample without the worry of having to find your way between wineries, and so you can try as many wines as you like!  Let the friendly and knowledgable guides escort you on your day to ensure you get the most from your trip to Niagara on the Lake.

GRAPE ESCAPE WINE TOURS offers transportation between 11am and 5pm on the days of the event and all transportation services include pick-up & drop-off from BROCKAMOUR MANOR.

Each “Discovery Pass” gives the holder 8 sample vouchers to visits 8 different wineries for the Icewine & Food Pairings.  We can purchase the Discovery Pass for you or if you already have it you can just book the transportation.

Pricing;

$69 + Tax per person     – Transportation Only

$109 + Tax per person   – Transportation & Icewine Discovery Pass

Dates of Event : January 9th – 11th, 16th – 18th, 23rd – 25th

Call us at 1-905-468-5527 to book  or email info@brockamour.com for more information

Canada Day – July 1st

Canada Day

HAPPPPPPPPPY CANADA DAY!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Come celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George with special events planned throughout the day. Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast put on by the Friends of Fort George in Simcoe Park. Watch as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps leads a giant birthday cake decorated by Willows Cakes & Pastries down Queen Street to Simcoe Park.

Admission at Fort George is free on Canada Day! Join in for music, muskets and artillery demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, music and fireworks in the evening!
Canada Day Schedule

8:00 am – Friends of Fort George Pancake Breakfast in Simcoe Park
12:00 pm – Rotary Club of NOTL BBQ lunch in Simcoe Park
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Kindred playing in the bandshell in Simcoe Park
3:00 pm – Giant Cakewalk Parade downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake
6:00 pm – Friends of Fort George BBQ dinner inside Fort George
6:30 pm – Evening programs begin at Fort George
10:00 pm – Fireworks at Fort George

Call 905-468-6621 (Friends of Fort George ) for more information.

Sip & Sizzle – New Wine Event – May 2014

Sip & Sizzle – May 2014!

Spring is finally here and BBQ season is almost upon us!

Why not join us on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in May for the BRAND NEW event here in Niagara on the Lake..

“Sip & Sizzle”

Each of the 26 participating wineries will pair a unique, gourmet grill inspired food with one of their amazing VQA wines!

To make sure you can enjoy all of the amazing food & wine that is offered thoughout this event Grape Escape Wine Tours are an official “Designated Driver” partner!

Transportation services include;

  • Return Transportation from Brockamour Manor in Niagara on the Lake
  • Grape Escape Tour Guide with you thorugh-out the day
  • Planned route to your requested wineries to ensure you get to as many as you can!
  • Additional tastings at any of their partner wineries (subject to availability on the day)

Pricing;

$59 + Tax per person (Niagara on the Lake pick up locations) Price is for transportation only

$10 per person discount on these prices on Fridays & Sundays!!

We can also purchase your “Sip & Sizzle” Touring Passes and bring them out with your Tour Guide to save you the trouble! The Touring Passes are $43 + Tax per person.  Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like us to purchase them for you!

Take a look through the delicious pairings for 2014 below….

 

BETWEEN THE LINES
2013 Rosé
Grilled Pork Encrusted with Herbes de Provence on a Crostini

PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY
2012 Gamay Noir Rosé
Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork with Grilled Tortilla and Garlic Aioli

CATTAIL CREEK ESTATE WINERY
2011 Estate Series Chardonnay Musqué
Grilled Stuffed Apricots

PELLER ESTATES WINERY
2012 Private Reserve Gamay Noir
Vine Smoked Lake Perch Wrapped in Wild Boar Bacon

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled
Cabernet Sauvignon Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with a Sour Cherry Marmalade
 

PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY
2012 Pinot Grigio
Grilled Pineapple Served with Gelato di Carlotta’s Coconut Gelato

COYOTE’S RUN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Cabernet Merlot
Mesquite Grilled Chicken Chipotle Antojito with an Avocado Drizzle
 

PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY
2012 Cabernet Franc Rosé
Chili Spiced Beef Skewer on Toasted Quinoa, Cilantro & Sunflower Seed Salad with Cranberry and Buttermilk Dressing

DIAMOND ESTATES – THE WINERY
2013 FRESH Moscato
Honey Glazed Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewer
 

RANCOURT WINERY
2009 Noble Rouge
Beef Slider topped with Red Wine Honey Mustard and a Fresh Vegetable Relish

HINTERBROOK ESTATE WINERY
2013 Rosé
Smoked Balsamic Mennonite Sausage topped with Crisped Parmesan Asparagus Spears

RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
2011 Sand and Gravel Cabernet Franc
Charcoal Grilled Lamb Spiedini

 INNISKILLIN WINES
2012 Niagara Estate Meritage
“Market Grill” Ontario Pork Slider, Smoked Poblano Relish, Black Cumin Slaw

REIF ESTATE WINERY
2012 “The Empress” Chardonnay
PEI Blue Mussels, ‘Grilled and Chilled’ with Dill, Garlic and Shallots
 

JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY
2012 Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Grilled Salmon Tataki, Charred Mushroom Ponzu, Puffed Rice, Cucumber

RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY
2012 Merlot
12-Hour Smoked Pulled Pork on Brioche     

 

JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINES
2009 VQA Chenin Blanc
Grilled Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart

SMALL TALK VINEYARDS
2012 Faux Pas
Pizza on the Grill, Chef’s Choice, Vegan Option.

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Shiraz
Ontario Venison & Pancetta Slider finished with Caramelized Onions
 

SOUTHBROOK VINEYARDS
2012 Cabernet Franc Rosé
Cabernet Franc Smoked Flank Steak, Grilled Marc’s Mushrooms, Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

LAILEY VINEYARD
2011 Chardonnay
Grilled Pork Belly with Wild Leek and Local Honey

STRATUS VINEYARDS
Tollgate Fumé Blanc 
Grilled Asparagus with Olive Oil and Monforte Feta Cheese

MARYNISSEN ESTATES WINERY
2013 Riesling
Grilled Sea Scallop Skewer with Grapefruit and Vanilla Gastrique
 

STREWN WINERY
2012 Gewurztraminer Terroir 
Grilled Vegetable Trio: Smoky, Blackened, Spicy

NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY
2009 Dean’s List Pinot Noir
Balsamic Marinated Grilled Ontario Asparagus Wrapped with House Cured Maple Bacon

TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND
2012 Trius Riesling
Pork Pastrami Sausage with Riesling Sauerkraut

Call us now to reserve your accommodation & wine tour!

905-468-5527

Brockamour Manor (circa 1809)