The Icewine Festival in Pictures – Part 1

I had such a good time at the Icewine Festival this year. What will I do with myself now that it is over?

It was such a great way to beat the January blues. I still have lots of pictures to share, so today I am letting the photos tell most of the story.

Beautiful Ravine Vineyard

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Ravine’s food pairing was a delicious stew. There were parsnips in it. Ken (my picky eater, as you may remember from this post) will not eat parsnips. Ever. But he LOVED this stew. See all the new things Niagara is opening us up to?

The next pairing, at Jackson-Triggs, was wonderful as well – Cabernet Franc Icewine with chicken mole enchiladas, queso blanco and Ontario hot house rhubarb. We picked up the recipe for this one, as Ken wants to make it at home. Honestly friends, I am still in shock (but oh-so-thrilled) at his awakening foodie-ness.

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The next day, we wandered down to the Icewine Village, which was set up on Queen Street for two weekends this year (January 17-18 and January 24-25)

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Doesn’t this gorgeous puppy look like he is having fun? I wonder what he thinks of Icewine.

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What a wonderful way to enjoy Niagara-on-the-Lake in winter – surrounded by the picturesque buildings of historic Queen Street, sipping Icewine and sampling some delicious food. You really can’t get much better than that.

One more round of Icewine pics coming tomorrow, from our journeys through Vineland.

Then, it’s back to Icewine-Festival-less reality.