Taste the Season

Post from November 12, 2015

WHAT BETTER WAY TO SPEND A NOVEMBER WEEKEND THAN SAMPLING DELICIOUS VQA WINE & FOOD PAIRINGS ALL DAY LONG!

Taste the Season is one of our favorite events of the year, not only for the great food pairings and amazing wines on offer but also for the beautiful Fall colors on the trees!

We are currently selling out fast for the Saturdays in November, but why not miss the crowds and come and join us on a Friday or Sunday (the event is on every Fri, Sat & Sun in November!) and spend more time enjoying the scenery and wines available without those line-ups!

Grape Escape Wine Tours can providetransportation for $69 + Tax per person per day (if you have your own passes already)

If you would like us to purchase the passes for you then the total price is $117 + Tax per person which gets you Transport and Tastings!

See below for all of the tantalizing pairings for 2015!

BETWEEN THE LINES
2013 Meritage Reserve Beef Goulash with Buttery Spätzle and Braised Red Cabbage

PELLER ESTATES WINERY
2013 Private Reserve Gamay Noir Spiced Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Flatbread with Smoked Forest Mushrooms, Roasted Chestnuts and Sage Pesto

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
Brut Sparkling Wine, Méthode Traditionelle Spiced Pumpkin Pie

PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY
2012 Merlot Sweet Potato and Pork Sausage Ravioli in a Charred Corn Broth with Seedling Salad

COYOTE’S RUN ESTATE WINERY
2013 Five Mile Red Peach Wood smoked Pork Loin layered on a Crostino and garnished with Caramelized Red Onion Jam

DIAMOND ESTATES – THE WINERY
1914 Valour (2013 Vintage) Bolognese Meatball in Sauce

RANCOURT WINERY
2012 Noble Rouge oven-baked Ribs with Harvest  Barn Vidalia Onion Barbeque Sauce

HINTERBROOK ESTATE WINERY
2014 Franc Blanc Smoked Bacon and Potato Corn Chowder

RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
2012 Sand & Gravel Redcoat Harvest Beef Bourguignon with Cheesy Puff Pastry

INNISKILLIN WINES
Oak Aged Vidal Icewine Hubbard Squash Biscuit, Icewine Bacon, Smoked “Casey Blue” Cheese

REIF ESTATE WINERY
2013 Chardonnay ‘Tide and Vine’ Lobster Pumpkin Bisque

JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY
Reserve Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon Ontario Beef and Barley Soup, Niagara Root Vegetables, Norfolk Mushrooms

RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY
2013 Rosso Cabernet Merlot Smoked Canadian Beef Brisket Slider with Horseradish Aioli

JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINES
2011 Chenin Blanc Goat Cheese Canapé in Crispy Cup

SOUTHBROOK VINEYARDS
Framboise Duck Rillettes and Berry Compote

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Riesling Authentic Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup

STRATUS VINEYARDS
2013 Stratus Mosaic Wood-oven baked Tarte Flambée – Alsatian Bacon and Onion Pizza

LAILEY VINEYARD
2013 Syrah Pork Terrine with Blueberry and Black Pepper Compote

STREWN WINERY
2013 Gewurztraminer Terroir Seasonal Sampler Trio – Mini Sausage Roll, Microgreens with OLiv Chili Balsamic, Aged Canadian Cheddar

MALETA ESTATE WINERY
2006 Cabernet Merlot Moroccan Lamb Tagine & Couscous

TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND
2014 Trius Cabernet Sauvignon
Mini Trius Pot Pie

NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY
2010 Cabernet Franc Pork Capicola Crêpe Rolls with Caramelized Onion Cheese Stuffing

TWO SISTERS VINEYARDS
2013 Riesling Italian-inspired Paté on Crostini with Fall Fruit Chutney

PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY
2014 Pinot Gris Trio of Ontario Goat Cheese Truffles (Lavender Lemon, Chocolate Chili, andToasted Pistachio) served with Thin Crisps