Friday, July 21 07:30AM – 5:00PM

MAIN EVENT: The School of Cool – Viticultural and Winemaking Sessions


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Join 2017 Keynote Speaker Karen MacNeil and twelve international winemakers and experts as we dive into cool climate chardonnay winemaking and viticulture.

Friday, July 21 7:00PM – 11:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Flights of Chardonnay

Niagara District Airport

$49.50 (800 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Tour the world with one glass at the kick-off celebration of i4C weekend. Your “boarding pass” is your ticket to explore from over 60 Chardonnays from all corners of the globe, poured by their makers in one of the coolest venues in Niagara.

Friday, July 21 5:00PM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Grand Cru Experience – Weekend Pass (1 or 2 guests, Hilton Garden Inn)

Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara on the Lake

$645.85 | $879.15 (50 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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This weekend pass is the perfect blend of cool and comfort. Sip your way through three signature events of i4C weekend. Either day-trip it or relax for the evening at the Hilton Garden Inn. Packages for 1 or 2 guests. A 15% savings off of ticket prices!

Friday, July 21 5:00PM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Grand Cru Experience – Weekend Package (2 or 4 guests, Niagara College)

Niagara College NOTL Campus

679.15 | $1,145.80 (100 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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The ultimate i4C experience with a Chardonnay Camp feel! Sip your way through three signature events (Flights of Chardonnay, Cool Chardonnay World Tour and your choice of Brunch on the Bench or The Moveable Feast). PAckages for 2 or 4 guests. A 15% discount on tickets!

Saturday, July 22 6:00PM – 11:30PM

MAIN EVENT: Cool Chardonnay World Tour Tasting & Dinner

Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario

150 (800 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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TODAY ONLY – SAVE $25/ticket in celebration of International Chardonnay Day! Expires 23:59PST on May 25, 2017.

Sunday, July 23 11:00AM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Moveable Feast Brunch

Ravine Vineyard

$75.00 (300 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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This perennial favourite is returning to the classics. In partnership with local artisan producers, our culinary team will present a classic brunch menu highlighted by regional flavours that pair perfectly with Cool Climate Chardonnay.

Sunday, July 23 11:00AM – 2:30PM

MAIN EVENT: Brunch on the Bench at Redstone

Redstone Winery

$90.00 (200 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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New for i4C 2017, Brunch on the Bench is an elegant finale to i4C weekend. Hosted at the exquisite Redstone Winery, enjoy a 3-course plated brunch served with specially selected international Chardonnay pairings.


Thursday, May 26 11:00AM – 5:00PM

Summer of Chardonnay Passport

Wine Country Ontario

Look for a new digital version of the Summer of Chardonnay Passport, coming in April 2017  

Saturday, July 22 11:30AM – 3:30PM

Everything You Wanted to Know About Barrels

Tawse Winery

$25 (20 per session TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info

Join us in the cellar at Tawse Winery for a structured barrel tasting of single-vineyard Chardonnay. We will demonstrate the impact of barrel aging and compare and contrast the effect of cooperage, toast level and time the in barrel. We will finish off in our private tasting room with a vertical tasting of single-vineyard Chardonnay, […]

Saturday, July 22 1:00PM – 3:00PM

CHIL-ON (in the cellar)

Cave Spring Cellars

$45 (75 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info

Taste outstanding Chilean and Ontario Chardonnays as Cave Spring welcomes guest winery Maycas del Limari from Chile’s cool, maritime-influenced Limari Valley. Escape the summer heat for a very cool afternoon in Cave Spring’s century-old cellars as we delve into some of the America’s best examples of cool-climate Chardonnay. Relax and savour Chilean and locally inspired light bites […]

Sunday, July 23 11:00AM – 3:00PM

Organic Wine Allies at Southbrook Vineyards

Southbrook Vineyards

$40 (12 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info
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Meet winemakers from 4 cool climate appellations, and taste thrilling, organic Chardonnays. Emiliana Organic Vineyards [Chile], Lightfoot & Wolfville Vineyards [Nova Scotia], Sperling Vineyards [Okanagan Valley, BC] will join Southbrook for a casual, intimate tasting. Each winery will offer 2 selections, and guests will enjoy a platter of Chardonnay-friendly food. Two sessions will be running […]

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