Greeting from Nina
I'm thrilled to let you know that Wine Explorers will be participating with ShortTrips.ca in their Wine & Chocolate Deluxe Bus Tour to Niagara-On-The-Lake.
I will be accompanying you on the trip and look forward to sharing the history of wines of the Niagara Region and of course of my love of wine with all you. I hope you will be able to join me and I look forward to seeing you on May 11th.
$120 per person, all taxes and tips included.
We have 4 pickup locations in the Toronto area.
Departure & Return Times
We leave at approximately 8:00 AM. Actual pickup times vary by stop and will be sent out in the final email to all registered attendees, 2 days before the trip.
We return to Toronto at approximately 9:00 PM.
Travelling With Children
Sorry but this trip is restricted to adults 19 and older.
Do you enjoy any of the following?
Wine, Icewine, Wine tastings, Chocolate, Day-trips, Elegant Dinners or Niagara-On-The-Lake ? If so, this is going to be an awesome day for you because we get to do ALL of the above. Join us for our exciting upscale day-trip to Niagara-On-The-Lake.
Our first stop will be Caroline Cellars Winery. We will get a private sit down wine & food pairing of 4 wines and savoury hors d'oevres made especially for wine pairing. Experts will present information on the best way of pairing wine with food and chocolate
Village of Niagara-On-The-Lake
After our wine tasting session, we will now proceed to drop you off on Queen Street, the main street in the village of Niagara-On-The-Lake.
You will have about 2 hours of free time to have some lunch and explore the quaint shops and cafes.
The Ice House Winery
The Ice House Winery holds a unique position in the wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake. It is the only winery that exclusively makes Icewine.
The Ice House is the proud recipient of 3 Internationally Famous Monde Selection Grand Gold Medals and in 2010, the winery's Icewine was selected as Canada’s Premium Gift for the celebration at the Golden Globes Oh Canada event.
We will be trying 3 ice wines -- a white, a red and an ice wine slushie. A slushie you ask? Yes, a visit to The Ice House Winery is never complete without a Northern Ice N’Icewine Slushie, which is exactly what it sounds like, a refreshing, yet sweet and delicious chilled treat.
Chocolate Factory Tour & Shopping
Do you like chocolates? Well, are you in for a treat!
We are now going to visit Chocolate F/X in their brand new chocolate factory in the lovely hamlet of St. David's.
Here, you will get a tour of their plant from the viewing gallery and lots of free samples to try. And of course an opporutnity to shop for chocolate and candy confections in their extensive store.
And finally we end up at our last stop, our dinner in a very elegant restaurant with a vibrant atmosphere and cuisine inspired by Tuscan cooking.
We will be dining family style with large platters placed in the centre of each table, just like Mama does it back home in Italy. Help yourself!
Our menu this evening is very extensive and has 7 courses! Just wait till you try the crab dumplings, they're awesome!
Options will be available for vegetarian and gluten-free diets.
After we finish our meal amidst lots of laughter and conversation and mirth and merriment, we alas have to board our bus and head back to Toronto. Is it just me or do some of you also feel a slight pang of regret when a great day trip comes to an end?