The big highlight of this annual event that celebrates everything great about Ontario VQA wineries takes place on Friday evening, March 4th.The Grand Tasting occurs between 7:30 to 10 p.m. An Après Curvee Party featuring sparkling wines, icewine, cider, and local craft beer takes place the same evening. There will be dancing to a live band.
I can remember photographing this fledgling event when it first took place in what was then called the Niagara Parks Commission Victoria Park Restaurant in 1988.
Niagara is known as one of the pre-eminent wine regions of Canada. The industry has grown in the Niagara region from 60 wineries in 2003 to currently over 150 wineries.