wine celebration lasts 2 weeks!
Welcome and raise a glass! Your first stop should be the glasses and token booth to get all the important gear. You will need to buy your commemorative "All You Need is Cheese" wine glass for all your tasting experiences. You may also want to stock up on tokens upon arrival as each wine and food station accepts tokens only. Tokens are $3.25 each and include HST.
Token Booths accept major credit cards for purchases over $5.00, debit card (no fee at token booth) and cash. ATM is available in the park with applicable service charge.
All entertainment can be found on the WestJet stage. There are first aid and washrooms sign marked throughout the park.
There will be volunteers throughout the park to assist with your inquiries. Look for the purple shirts and ask for help!
The Niagara Wine Festival makes it their goal to be kinder to the environment so we encourage recycling and use of the correct waste bins.
• Commemorative Glass – one token
• Standard Wine – 2 ounce tasting one token, 4 ounce tasting two tokens
• Premium Wine – 4 ounce tasting three tokens
• Bottle, ten tokens
• Premium Bottle, 15 tokens
• Food items are one, two or three tokens
Social Responsibility Practices:
• Anyone over the age of 19 must wear a wristband in order to be served wine
It is a violation of Alcohol Gaming Commission of Ontario’ liquor laws to bring alcoholic beverages inside Montebello park. Our event staff and security is committed to enforcing the liquor laws and alcoholic beverages brought inside the park will be confiscated.
All guests, regardless of age, will be asked to show ID when purchasing alcoholic beverages and will be provided a wristband. Wristbands must be visible when purchasing wine tasting and winery staff have the ability to ask for ID if they suspect someone wearing a wristband in not of legal drinking age
The NGWF staff reserves the right to deny admission and/or alcohol to anyone that is intoxicated or poses a hazard to public safety.
Providing alcohol to minors, and possession of alcohol by minors is a violation of the province’s liquor laws. Guests furnishing alcohol to minors and minors in possession of alcohol will be removed from the park
Anyone that appears to be under the influence of drugs or excessive alcohol will not be permitted into the park
NEW: Bottle service will stop at 7:00 pm each night and wine will be served by the glass only after that time.
Last Call will be 10:15 sharp each evening and token booths will close at that time as well
Central Taxi will provide a Get Home Safe Program with taxi stands available at the Lake Street exit
2013 Park Hours
• Fridays, September 20 and 27 - 5pm-10:30pm
• Saturdays, September 21 and 28 - 11am-10:30pm
• Sundays, September 22 and 29 - noon-8pm
Tour the Wine Route with Discovery Passes!
September 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 & 29 | $40 per pass (plus HST)
Welcome to Niagara's wine country! Award-winning wineries invite you to celebrate, taste and experience our Niagara Harvest celebrations. At participating wineries you will have access to exclusive wine tasting experiences including food and wine pairings, educational seminars and more. If you are a fan of the vine, September is the perfect time to visit wine country.
The Discovery Pass includes eight winery experiences.
NEW THIS YEAR! The designated driver can indulge in eight mocktail and culinary pairings for only $30 with the Driver's Discovery Pass.