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January 11 - January 13
Food and drink lovers descend on the annual Winter WineFest. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, this event, held over the weekend of January 11-13, is sure to delight. It showcases some of the best VQA wines from celebrated winemakers and gastronomic pleasures from local culinary talent. The festival attracts more than 8,000 visitors and continues to build on the success of the first year’s lineup which showcased more than 20 wine and restaurant vendors.
Highlights of the 2019 festival include demonstrations from the Grape Growers of Ontario featuring their 8 Below Series; the chef inspired Sparkling Dinner and Icewine Brunch hosted by celebrity Chefs Connie DeSousa and John Jackson, owners of Calgary’s Charcut Roast House and CHARCUT Roast House; and fantastic Canadian artists rounding out three days of live musical entertainment. Headliners for the 10th anniversary include Winter WineFest alumni Ashley MacIsaac, kicking off the event on Friday night and Whitehorse, closing the festival on Sunday afternoon. Coleman Hell is welcomed to the Winter WineFest stage for his first time on Saturday night.