Ice Wine Festival
A Celebration of All Things Ice Wine
Saturday, January 27
Join us as we celebrate our annual Ice Wine harvest with a day of Ice Wine festivities!
Chateau Chantal Ice Wine Festival
Building on 30+ years of ice wine-making and hospitality expertise, Chateau Chantal hosts its annual Ice Wine Festival on the final Saturday in January.
Known as the “Nectar of the Gods,” Ice wine is made from grapes frozen on the vine. Harvested during temperatures between 15 to 18 degrees F, the grapes are pressed while still frozen. The wine is known for its incredible natural sweetness and fruitiness, with all the delicate characteristics of a fine Riesling wine. Decadent apricot, toasted caramel, and baked apple drench your palate with balanced sweetness in this stunning dessert wine. As a testament to the winery’s quality winemaking, Chateau Chantal was chosen among nine American Ice Wines to represent our nation at a Canadian state dinner at the White House in 2016.
In celebration of this remarkable wine, festival events will range from family-friendly snowman building and ice sculptures to outdoor fire pits with roasted treats. The winery’s walking trail will be open for snowshoeing or skiing. Bring your own snow gear to experience winter in the vineyard. The festival will culminate with a multi-course Ice Wine education dinner on Saturday, including a tour of the cellar and winemaking process. Samples of multiple Ice Wines and pairings will be on hand all weekend.
Schedule of events:
11 AM – 5 PM: Our Tasting Room will be open to the public for wine and ice wine tasting – including an ice sculpture luge! Enjoy our indoor fireplaces, outdoor firepits, S’mores-making kits, and spiked hot cocoa all day!
Ice Wine Festival Activities
• Ice Wine vineyard tour at 1 PM (dress warm)
• Earn special wine discounts by testing your snowball accuracy, with our winemaker as the target!
• Ice wine production and cellar tour at 3 PM (indoors)
• Outdoor fire pits and s’more kits
• Explore the Founder’s Trail (bring your snowshoes)
Fire & Ice Wine Dinner – Saturday, January 27, 6 PM
Enjoy a unique, multi-course dinner prepared in-house by Executive Chef, Chris Mushall, expertly paired with a selection of Chateau Chantal Ice Wines. – BOOK NOW