Cuvée en Route

There are 2 ways you can enjoy Cuvée en Route!

  1. BUY your Cuvee Grand Tasting ticket and Cuvée en Route is included!
  2. BUY your Cuvée en Route ticket separately to enjoy the en Route passport program on its own!

Your Cuvée en Route e-ticket allows you to visit any of the following Cuvée en Route wineries and dining partners.  Please watch when the wineries are open and plan your weekend with us!  The following is subject to change.

Cuvée en Route Wineries

13th Street Winery
1776 Fourth Ave, St. Catharines, 905-984-8463
13thstreetwinery.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; and Saturday, March 30
TIME:  12pm to 4pm
THEME:  Easter Celebration Flight
Enjoy a flight of three wines, perfect for your Easter celebrations!  Taste our Cuvée Rosé NV, June’s Riesling 2021, and Gamay 2022. Three wines that will pair perfectly with traditional Easter meals. Each wine has been paired with a small bite to accentuate the flavours in each wine.

180 Estate Winery
4055 19th Street, Jordan Station, 905-562-7080
180wines.ca
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
THEME:  Winemaker’s Selection
Winemaker Ramsey Khairallah’s personal wine selections will be featured with delicious pairings made by our chef at 180 Bistro.  The 2021 Gewurztraminer, boasting flavors of exotic tropical fruits, is paired with a delightful cold shrimp skewer drizzled with a lemon sriracha sauce to give it a spicy kick. The 2020 Meritage Reserve with its elegant blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot is paired with a delicious bacon wrapped sirloin tip with a light mesquite BBQ glaze from 180 Bistro.

Alvento Winery
3048 SECOND AVE, VINELAND STATION, 905-562-1212
alvento.ca
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  12-5 PM
THEME:  Winemaker’s Selection
2019 Astral, Red blend from Marquette & Baco Noir
2021 Barrel-Aged Chardonnay
2021 Flora, Dry Charmat method Sparkling from Marquette & Vidal
2007, 2008, 2012 Nebbiolo

BACHELDER
Beamsville, ON, 905-932-3942
bachelderniagara.com
Thanks for your interest in coming to taste with us at our cellars – lovingly called the “Bat Cave” – in Beamsville, Ontario. You will find our approach is a little different. We are a small family winery. We don’t have a “Tasting Room,” or even a retail space. So that’s the good news and the bad news. It’s good news because it means that visits here are more intimate. The bad news is that our hours are limited. But when we do get to meet you, our small team of keen wine lovers will be eager to lead you on an exploration of Niagara terroir. Call to set up your tasting experience. Your host will present four wines from a menu of wines that are currently available for purchase. The maximum number of guests is six. All tasters must be at least 19 years of age. Please allow a total of an hour for your tasting including the opportunity to purchase.

Calamus Estate Winery
3100 Glen Road, Jordan Station, 905-562-9303
calamuswines.com
OPEN:  Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
THEME:  Winemaker’s Selection
2020 Meritage Reserve – Gold Award Winner at the All Canadian Wine Championships.  Flavour: Aromas of red currant, blackberry, and black cherry. Full body, rich mouthfeel and a lengthy finish are framed with flavour of vanilla, spice, and licorice. Food Pairing: Pair with braised beef, lamb, and game. Wild mushroom risotto and grilled beef. Alcohol: 13.1%
Retail price: $35.95″

Flat Rock Cellars
2727 Seventh Avenue, Jordan, 905-562-8994
flatrockcellars.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
THEME:  Past & Present
En Route participants will be greeted with a complimentary sample of our 2021 Traditional Method Sparkling wine ‘Riddled’. Our featured flight of 4 wines will include 2020 Gravity Pinot Noir and 2020 Rusty Shed Chardonnay poured alongside their predecessors from the stunning 2015 Vintage.

Icellars Estate Winery
615 Concession 5 Rd, Niagara-on-the-lake, 289-479-5969
icellars.ca
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; and Saturday, March 30
TIME:  11:30-4 pm
THEME:   Winemaker’s Selection
A sample of 2017 Chardonnay and 2019 Cabernet Franc

Inniskillin Winery
1499 Line 3 Niagara-On-The-Lake, 905-468-2187
inniskillin.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  12-4 pm
THEME: Glassware matters Icewine Tasting
Explore the captivating history of our flagship wine, Icewine, and delve deeper into the art of Icewine production. Engage your senses in a unique and interactive tasting experience where you’ll put your nose and taste buds to the test. Sample our Classics Icewine Riesling Icewine, Vidal Icewine and Cabernet Franc Icewine using different stemware, allowing you to fully appreciate the nuances and complexities of each. Join us for this enjoyable and informative journey into the world of Icewine.

Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery
2145 Niagara Stone Rd, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-6173
jacksontriggswinery.com
OPEN: Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
THEME:  Winemaker’s Favourites
Our winemaker has hand-selected our Brut, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc as three leaders in our portfolio for you to experience. These wines each exemplify what Jackson-Triggs is about. The Brut being a traditional method sparkling that overdelivers and is simply something our Winemaking team is proud of. The Sauvignon Blanc is a product of the artistry and attention to detail that goes into making aromatic wines in Niagara, and our Pinot Noir is a gem that features bold flavours that bring the Niagara Terroir to life while showing reserve and delicacy throughout. Join us for a tasting through some of Niagara’s finest table wines that are accompanied with our fresh, day-of prepped, Chef features.

Kacaba Vineyards Winery
3550 King St, Vineland, 905-562-5625
kacaba.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
THEME:  Syrah Story: Kacaba Vineyards 2020 Syrah Horizontal Flight
Make a stop at Kacaba Vineyards and Winery during the Cuvée en Route and experience a horizontal flight of four estate-grown Syrah wines from the iconic 2020 vintage. Soak in a story of one of the oldest plantings of Syrah vines in the country, taste through three highly anticipated unreleased wines crafted from individual estate-grown blocks of Syrah and finish off your tasting flight with our winemaker’s favourite 2020 Signature Series Reserve Syrah! Taste with the guidance of our knowledgeable staff, we would love to welcome you to Kacaba Vineyards!
Featured wines:

  • 2020 Silver Bridge Syrah
  • 2020 Terraced Vineyard Syrah
  • 2020 Proprietor’s Block Syrah
  • 2020 Signature Series Reserve Syrah

Kern & Co. Winery
Special Location: Archives Wine & Spirit Merchants, 39 James Street St. Catharines
kerncowine.ca
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; and Saturday, March 30
TIME:  11-10 pm
THEME: Winemaker’s Selection
Visit Archives Wine & Spirit Merchants at 39 James St. in St. Catharines to taste a flight of 3 vineyard specific wines from Kern & Co.

  • Hanck Vineyard Fume Blanc 2018
  • Willms Vineyard Gamay 2020
  • King Street Cabernet Franc 2018

KEW Vineyards
4696 King St, Beamsville, 905-563-1539
kewvineyards.com
OPEN:  Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  12-5 pm
THEME:  Sparkling Vertical
Kew specializes in traditional method sparkling and would like to share some verticals with you.  Enjoy a tasting of 2016 Blanc de Blanc, 2017 Blanc de Blanc, 2017 Rosalie, 2018 Rosalie.

Konzelmann Estate Winery
1096 Lakeshore Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-935-2866
konzelmann.ca
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
THEME: This Way Chardon-yay
Enjoy a flight of three chardonnays of various styles to compare and contrast the effect that oak and aging has on this versatile varietal. Your flight includes our 2023 Chardonnay Unoaked, 2022 Chardonnay Barrel Aged and our 2020 Chardonnay Family Reserve.

Lailey Winery
15940 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-8188
laileywines.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
THEME:  Winemaker’s “Best of Lailey Vineyard” Flight
Enjoy the “best of Lailey vineyard” with a flight of three wines from our Niagara River sub-appellation. Our low yield, super premium grapes grown from old vines of the Lailey vineyard allow these delicious and crowd pleasing wines made by our winemaker Ann Sperling (2022 Sparkling Rosé, 2022 Riesling, 2021 Red (a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec!).

Leaning Post Wines
1491 Highway 8, Stoney Creek, 905-643-9795
leaningpostwines.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  10-5 pm
THEME:  Chardonnay or Pinot Noir Horizontal
Dive deep into the unique terroirs that we produce at Leaning Post.  Let our staff take you on a terroir journey through the lens of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.  Sample EITHER 4 unique Chardonnays from unique sub appellations with a focus on single vineyards OR 4 unique Pinot Noirs from unique sub appellations with a focus on single vineyards.

London Born Wine Co.
4000 Cherry Avenue, Beamsville, 905-563-7256
londonbornwines.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-6 pm
THEME:  11-6 pm
Enjoy a flight to London through a unique selection of wines and our newly released beer.
This Cuvée En Route flight includes our 2020 Siegerrebbe, our NV Docklands Marechal Foch and a refreshing sample of our newly released Limey Lager beer.

Malivoire Wine Co.
4260 King Street, Lincoln, 905-563-9253
malivoire.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; and Saturday, March 30
TIME:  10-5 pm
THEME:  Vertical Magnums of Gamay
Enjoy a rare, back-vintage flight of Courtney Gamay, poured from age-worthy magnums up to the current vintage. The iconic Courtney block of the Malivoire Estate Vineyard is consistently recognized for its outstanding depth and ageable character. This experience is guaranteed to make an impression.
List of wines for tasting:
2018 Courtney Gamay, magnum
2019 Courtney Gamay, magnum
2020 Courtney Gamay, magnum
2021 Courtney Gamay, current vintage, 750 ml

Marynissen Estates
1208 Concession 1 Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-7270
marynissen.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
THEME:  Winemaker’s Selections

  • 2020 Icon Blanc De Blanc
  • 2020 Icon Meritage

Smoked Pulled Pork Sliders

Pillitteri Estates Winery
1696 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-3147
pillitteri.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
THEME:  Team Canada
A selection of three wines, including our Team Canada Red, Team Canada White, and Team Canada Vidal Icewine, paired with a chocolate and cheese snack plate.  This snack place includes a selection of 2 different cheeses, breadsticks and chocolate covered almonds to enhance and complement the selection of wines.  This pairing will highlight the popularity of Niagara wine blending and feature our popular Team Canada Wine Collection in support of the Canadian Olympic Team.  The purchase of every Team Canada wine directly supports the Canadian Olympic Foundation and our athletes as they prepare to complete in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery
1366 York Road, St Davids, 905-262-8463
ravinevineyard.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 PM
THEME:  Cabernet Franc Vertical
Come and taste the different ways Niagara’s best known grape varietal can be made. Explore the Cabernet Franc grape by tasting a vertical flight of our 2020 Sand & Gravel Cabernet Franc, 2021 Ravine Cabernet Franc, 2020 Nancy’s Block Cabernet Franc and 2020 Lonna’s Block Cabernet Franc.

Riverview Cellars Estate Winery
15376 Niagara River Parkway, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-262-0636
riverviewcellars.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  10-5 pm
THEME:  Riesling in 4 styles
Explore the versatility of our estate Riesling with a selection of 4 wines:

  • 2022 Astra Sparkling Riesling
  • 2020 Riesling
  • 2020 Bianco – Riesling Gewurztraminer
  • 2019 Riesling Icewine

Rosewood Estates Winery
4352 Mountainview Road, Lincoln, 905-563-4383
rosewoodwine.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 PM
THEME:  Library Tasting of Cuvée wines
We will feature a selection of library Rieslings and Cabernet Franc wines to complement the Cuvée Grand Tasting winemaker wines. During the winter, we serve a locally inspired cheeseboard featuring our wildflower honey.

The Foreign Affair Winery
4890 Victoria Ave North, Vineland, 905-562-9898
foreignaffairwinery.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-4 pm
THEME:  Winemaker’s Selection Feature Flight
Join us for a featured flight chosen by our winemaker, René van Ede. This flight will feature: 2022 Chardonnay, 2022 Gamay, 2022 Malbec, & 2020 Ripasso Cabernet Sauvignon.

Wending Home Estate Vineyards & Winery
3576 9th Street, St. Catharines, 365-880-5136
wendinghome.ca
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11 a.m. AND 2:00 p.m. 8 reserved places per time.
THEME:  Society vs Singularity (or Blending vs. Individual Varieties)
The singularity of a single varietal wine is a common experience for the modern wine consumer, but we know that historically, blending varieties grown in the same locale is time honoured for many wine regions.  We’ll explore the advantages and limitations for each method – while keeping it focused on our own vineyard plantings.  Some interesting a rare plantings of Ehrenfelser, Auxerrois, and Dornfelder will be tasted alongside the more entrenched Niagara varieties – AND the blends that result when creativity and commitment combine. Asian inspired food options will tie the final bow on our offering to you.

Westcott Vineyards
3180 Seventeenth, Jordan Station, 905-562-7517
westcottvineyards.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-4 pm
THEME:  Sparkling Flight
For the Cuvée En Route weekend (March 29th to 31st), Westcott has put together an incredible tasting flight designed to showcase the winery’s commitment to creating world-class sparkling wine that is an expression of terroir and winemaking technique. Each of these sparkling wines has been crafted in a singular way using different varietals. Together, they present an approach to sparkling wine that is classic but uniquely Westcott.

2022 Violette Sparkling Brut – a crisp, fresh sparkling made in the Charmat method. The perfect light aperitif with notes of honey crisp apple, pear, lemon drop and citrus. Blended from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Meunier.

2020 Brilliant Rosé – made in the traditional Champagne method from 100% Pinot Noir.  Skin soaked for two hours, twelve months on lees, hand riddled.  This wine is developing beautifully, showing rich notes of raspberry jam, watermelon and ripe cherry, and a hint of toasty warmth.

NV Brilliant Blanc de Noirs – the latest offering – a small-batch sparkling made in the traditional Champagne method.  Double wild-fermented with no skin contact, five years on the lees and hand riddled before being disgorged with no dosage.  The result is a sensuous sparkling wine with a soft golden colour and a rush of fine bubbles.  Showing notes of créme brûlée, brioche, a hint of mocha and a bit of golden apple.

 

Cuvée en Route Dining

180 Bistro
4055 19th Street, Jordan Station, 905-562-7080
180wines.ca
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
Come visit 180 Bistro after your tasting – We’re Open for service.

Barrel Head Wine Pizza Patio at Pillitteri Estates Winery
1696 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, 905-468-3147
pillitteri.com
OPEN:  Friday, March 29; Saturday, March 30; and Sunday, March 31
TIME:  11-5 pm
Enjoy our Wood Fired Artisanal Pizza and gourmet salads in a casual and fun dining environment at Pillitteri Estates Winery. For Cuvée weekend only we are extending our local’s discount of 15% off food purchases to all Cuvée Passport holders.

Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide (map) to help you to plan your route.  Please note that the Wine Country Ontario Travel Guide includes ALL wineries, please check the list of participating Cuvée en Route wineries to confirm your route.

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