May 30 2019
Kick the Dirt ad with grower picture

KICK THE DIRT…is not your average winery tour.

Many wine events are held in wineries, or tasting rooms, amidst gorgeous décor and lovely music. But, have you ever experienced a wine tasting while walking through the vineyard, and seeing the grapes up close? Heard the music that the wind makes, rustling against the leaves? Met the grape grower who planted the vines, and nurtured them for the last 20+ years? Or tasted the wine actually made from grapes grown in THAT very vineyard?

Well, this is your chance!

Kick off your fancy shoes (but do wear some comfy ones!), relax, and travel to a premium vineyard in Niagara-on-the-Lake and meet the grower who grows the wines you love! Seeing grape growing up close, learning about what makes each vineyard unique, and tasting the wine made from those grapes with the winemaker who crafted it.

You will be immersed into the grape and wine industry from beginning to end, starting with a coach ride through wine country with Grape King royalty.  The title of Grape King is an honour indeed, considering that the winner is selected each year based on viticulture excellence.

You will visit a premium vineyard: the Seeger family whose Chardonnay and Riesling grapes are the oldest planting of those varieties in Niagara-on-the-Lake! Then travel to Inniskillin to meet their winemaker, Bruce Nicholson who turns Seeger grapes into award-winning table and ice wines. Did we mention that this vineyard will make the perfect backdrop for your next Instagram photo?

Along with tasting the wines made from grapes grown right on that property, and meeting the winemaker from Inniskillin, you will also enjoy gourmet food pairings prepared by local chefs that are designed to pair perfectly with the terroir of the vineyard-specific wines! Sounds like the perfect way to spend an afternoon!

Beautiful views, great stories, and wine and food to go along with it all … do you have your ticket yet?  This is a great addition to your i4C weekend, or maybe this is the only event that you attend.

Join Us! Saturday, July 20, 2019

Pickup and drop off at Niagara College, NOTL campus.

12:30PM sharp   The KICK THE DIRT shuttle will depart from the main parking lot at Niagara College, 135 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake

4:30PM                Return to Niagara College main parking lot

Kick off your fancy shoes and come dressed to kick the dirt with a grape grower who grows the wines you love!

Your ticket includes a guided bus tour, a visit at one of Niagara’s premier vineyards, a tour of Inniskillin with a wine and food pairing at each location, ending with a tour along the Niagara Wine Route.

Tickets available, click here!