Come experience Niagara’s Icewine Village with Vintage Hotels! This annual event is a local favourite because of the opportunity to sample a variety of Icewines from local vineyards, as well as partake in fun winter activities like ice skating and chestnut roasts. A daytrip just doesn’t do it justice, so booking a stay in one of our beautiful locations in Niagara-on-the-Lake is the best way to get the most out of the festival. With Prince of Wales’s convenient location in the heart of Old Town, it’s the perfect place to relax and enjoy the festivities.
Taste Icewine: Niagara’s Liquid Gold
Often referred to as Niagara’s “liquid gold” because of its premium production process and rich flavours, Icewine is a delicious dessert wine made by concentrating the sugars in wine to create a thick, sweet beverage. It involves leaving grapes on the vine after the typical harvest season ends and into the winter, allowing them to freeze before pressing. This process deepens the flavour of the grapes, creating the classic, refreshing sweetness that Icewine is known for. Icewine is usually served chilled, and—as the name “dessert” suggests—after the evening meal. Due to our ideal climate, Canada is the world’s largest producer of Icewine, producing more than all other countries combined, and 90% of our supply is made right here in the Niagara Region.
Niagara Icewine Festival
Each year in January, Niagara-on-the-Lake hosts the Niagara Icewine Festival, where expert sommeliers and casual sippers alike converge to sample a variety of Icewines from the area’s local vineyards, enjoy great food, and participate in exciting winter activities.
Flash & Panache
If you’re already a passionate Icewine lover, you’ll want to check out the Flash & Panache event, which is the annual Icewine Cocktail Competition. The competition offers creative new ways to enjoy Icewine, alongside fun garnishes like marshmallows, cotton candy, and more.
Get Schooled in Cool
For the beginners among us, the Get Schooled in Cool program was made for you! You’ll get to sample Icewines from a variety of local wineries, allowing you to develop your taste for it and experience the sweet, delicious flavours that make Icewine so popular.
Plan an Icewine Getaway at Prince of Wales
The best of Niagara’s Icewine Festival takes place right in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, just steps away from the Prince of Wales Hotel. Our opulent Victorian manor is the perfect place to relax and take in the festivities while enjoying luxurious accommodations, fabulous fine dining, and more.
Our Icewine Lover’s Getaway Package is the ideal option for exploring Niagara wine country and sampling the spectacular Icewines of the region. You’ll enjoy a delicious charcuterie platter in our cozy lounge by the fire, complemented by a fabulous Icewine martini. After you’ve had your fill of the festivities, spend the night in one of our charming guestrooms, brimming with elegant vintage décor, and experience the difference that the royal treatment makes.
Reservations fill up quickly, so book your stay with us today and enjoy everything the Niagara Icewine Village has to offer!