Now there are two ways to experience the love affair. The Enthusiast pass and The Connoisseur pass.

 

The Enthusiast allows you to visit all 10 wineries with the flexibility to drop in at your convenience, no appointment necessary. Sample specially selected Pinot Noirs with a tasty food sample at each destination. This pass is for April 26th-28th, 2019!

The Connoisseur pass gives you access to themed, in-depth tasting seminars led by Proprietors, Winemakers or others driving the local Pinot movement, and drop-in access to the wineries you do not have a seminar with. Experiences range from back-vintage to future-vintage wine tastings, with a specially-selected culinary sample.  Choose your ideal seminar package below and purchase your route in advance. Seminars passes are for April 26th-28th, 2019!

 

Cave Spring Cellars

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Connoisseur Pass

The Big O2 Niagara’s geology and climate provide the basic ingredients for growing Pinot Noir that reveals the nuances of the grape, the terroir, and the vintage. But another of nature’s elements – one that is not visible to the human eye and yet remains critical to the crafting of a great Pinot – is oxygen. While the effect of oxygen on this demanding and sensitive variety can set apart a wine from the rest of the pack, it can very easily be a detriment to a wine’s quality. So, what’s the secret to the right amount of oxygen when it comes to Pinot Noir? Come find out… in an interactive tasting with Cave Spring Oenologist & Viticulturalist, Gabriel Demarco!

Enthusiast Pass

Details coming soon!

Coyote’s Run

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Connoisseur Pass

Come and take a journey from the juice to the wine! Explore how fermentation changes the raw product into the wine we all love. You will taste our 2018 Red Paw and Black Paw juiced beside the 2018 fermented wines. Come and discover through our winemaker, Taylor Hulley, how to take that pure Pinot Noir juice and craft it into our beautiful Red Paw and Black Paw Pinot Noirs!

Enthusiast Pass

Details coming soon!

Domaine Queylus

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Connoisseur Pass

What difference does a vineyard make? Come in and taste the difference between our Mountainview Estate vineyard in the Lincoln Lakeshore sub-appellation and our Neudorf Estate Vineyard on the Jordan Bench. We will pull barrel samples to compare and discuss the difference in slope, soil and place, and how these vineyards work together to make our Burgundian style Pinot Noir.

Enthusiast Pass

Join us to experience a vertical tasting of our award winning 2013, 2014, and 2015 Reserve Pinot Noirs in our tasting room. See how much of a difference the weather makes!

Flat Rock Cellars

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Connoisseur Pass

Details coming soon!

Enthusiast Pass

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Henry of Pelham

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Connoisseur Pass

Henry of Pelham Pinot Noir, 30 years in the making! Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery was established with our first vintage in 1988. Let us take you on a journey from some of our earliest vintages of Pinot Noir to recent harvests. The unique characteristics of each vineyard are transported directly to the palate of the wine taster with Pinot Noir better than with any other grape, and our wines are a wonderful example of what our corner of the world can do with this touchstone variety. 

Enthusiast Pass

The Enthusiast pass offers the flexibility to drop in at your convenience, no appointment necessary. Visit us in our wine store to experience this tantalizing grape!

Hidden Bench

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Connoisseur Pass

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Enthusiast Pass

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Malivoire Wine

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Connoisseur Pass

Earth Bound & Steely Reflection Explore the differences and similarities developed through cement ferment of Pinot Noir vs fermented in stainless steel. We like to call this approach to Pinot Noir as “moving forward with retro- reflection”.
Shiraz Mottiar, Winemaker of the Year (2017 OWA), will lead this engaging and casual discovery of blending art & science. Time spent with Shiraz is just as enjoyable as it is educational – you are sure to come away with a greater appreciation for this glorious grape variety, especially as you taste with equally reflective culinary creations.

Enthusiast Pass

With this flexible drop-in opportunity, you will have the benefit of exploring this fermentation-vessel adventure, led by our knowledgeable team.

Rosehall Run @ Rosewood Winery

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Connoisseur Pass

“They” say that “every rose has its thorn”, “all that glitters isn’t gold”. Known as the heartbreak grape, Pinot Noir is one of the most coveted and beloved varietals in Ontario, but it’s hard to talk about love without talking about the hard times too. This rose certainly has its share of thorns.

This Spring, join Rosehall Run Vineyards and Rosewood Estate Winery in Niagara as we explore this beloved and heartbreaking varietal. We will explore what makes Prince Edward County and Niagara Pinot Noirs different and interesting respectively. Winemakers Dan Sullivan and Ryan Corrigan will compare hot and cold vintages, reveal some of their Pinot Noir growing and making secrets and reflect on what albums they were listening to in the cellar way back when.

Enthusiast Pass

Details coming soon!

 

Tawse Winery

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Connoisseur Pass

Does Size Matter? – The appeal of the Pinot Noir Magnum. Pinot Noir is one of the oldest grapes varieties in existence so why not put it into a magnum to help it age a bit longer? Join our winemakers as they explore Pinot Noir in both Standard Bottles and Magnums and see for yourself if you can taste the difference. Learn from our experts the appeal and the benefits of Pinot Noir in magnums.

Enthusiast Pass

Try our flagship Pinot Noir from both a standard bottle and a magnum, can you taste the difference?