Friday, July 21 07:30AM – 5:00PM

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

White Oaks Conference Resort and Spa

$150.00 + More info

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 3:30PM – 5:00PM

MAIN EVENT: Industry Networking Session

White Oaks Resort

$35.00 + More info

A meet-and-greet event for international winemakers and media and Ontario wine-industry guests, with a selection of up to 60 Chardonnays and sparkling wines poured by their makers in a collegial setting. Included with School of Cool tickets; additional tickets available for $35.00 + HST

Friday, July 21 7:00PM – 11:00PM

MAIN EVENT: SOLD OUT! Flights of Chardonnay

Niagara District Airport

$49.50 + More info

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.

Saturday, July 22 6:00PM – 11:30PM

MAIN EVENT: Cool Chardonnay World Tour Tasting & Dinner

Ridley College, St. Catharines, Ontario

$150.00 + More info

The signature event of the i4C weekend, the Cool Chardonnay World Tour showcases the world’s best Chardonnay and Ontario’s best cuisine. The evening begins with the Grand Tasting – the only public tasting event that showcases all of the wines of the i4C. Taste your way through the realm of Cool Climate Chardonnays  – from […]

Sunday, July 23 11:00AM – 2:30PM

MAIN EVENT: Brunch on the Bench at Redstone

Redstone Winery

$90.00 + More info

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.

Sunday, July 23 11:00AM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: SOLD OUT! Moveable Feast Brunch

Ravine Vineyard

$75.00 + More info

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 1:00PM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: SOLD OUT! Grand Cru Experience – Weekend Package

Niagara College NOTL Campus

SOLD OUT + More info

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!

Sunday, July 23 1:00PM – 2:00PM

MAIN EVENT: SOLD OUT! Grand Cru Experience – Weekend Pass (Hilton Garden Inn)

Hilton Garden Inn, Niagara on the Lake

SOLD OUT + More info

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!


Saturday, July 22 10:00AM – 11:30AM

SOLD OUT: “Cork Dork” Vineyard Tour & Tasting: Focus on Chardonnay

Westcott Vineyards


Cork Dork def\n: This is a person who talks about wine very seriously. They use adjectives such as “sexy”, “attractive”, “complicated”, “tempermental” and “promising” to describe wine. Cork Dork Tour & Tasting def\n: A small group of wine lovers taking a hike through the vineyards with Grant and Garett Westcott followed by a special tasting […]

Saturday, July 22 10:30AM – 3:00PM

SOLD OUT! Nomads Luncheon

Wismer Family Farm

$135.00 (all inclusive) + More info

Shells, Chardonnay and Game Birds in the Wismer Tractor Shed On Saturday July 22nd at 10:30am, join Norman Hardie, Thomas Bachelder, Mackenzie Brisbois (Trail Estate) and Jean-Benoit Deslauriers (Benjamin Bridge) for an afternoon feast at the Wismer family farm cooked by superstars John Bil (Honest Weight) and Charlotte Langley (Scout Canning). This is a true […]

Saturday, July 22 10:30AM – 2:30PM

House of Chards at Trius

Trius Winery at Hillebrand

Join us at Trius Winery during i4c weekend for the House of Chards tasting & dining event. We will be welcoming international ‘delegates’ Artesa (Napa, California) and Mer Soleil (Santa Lucia Highlands, California). Starting the celebration off with a Trius Brut sparkling reception, mingle with our international guests, along with Trius Winemaker.   Each winery will […]

Saturday, July 22 10:30AM – 2:30PM

Taste of Terroir at Peller Estates

Peller Estates Winery

$110.00 + More info

Join us at Peller Estates this i4C weekend to learn about and taste your way through three unique international cool climate regions with our winemaking team as well as international guests from Hahn Family Winery (Napa, California), Chamisal Vineyards (Edna Valley, California) and La Maison de Vigneron (Jura, France).   Mingle with fellow aficionados as […]

Saturday, July 22 11:00AM – 3:00PM

SOLD OUT! Organic Wine Allies at Southbrook Vineyards

Southbrook Vineyards

$40.00 (12 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info

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 […]

Saturday, July 22 11:30AM – 3:30PM

Everything You Wanted to Know About Barrels

Tawse Winery

$25.00 (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 12:00AM – 2:00PM

Special Chardonnay Themed Lunch with Bolete at Westcott Vineyards

Westcott Vineyards

$150.00 (40 TICKETS AVAILABLE) + More info

Join Westcott Vineyards & a surprise visiting guest in celebrating all things Cool Climate Chardonnay with a specially themed lunch created by Executive Chef Andrew McLeod of Bolete Restaurant. With only 40 seats under the Bodouin Tent, this event is sure to sell out very quickly. Wine Club Members get access to the first tickets […]

Saturday, July 22 1:00PM – 3:00PM

CHIL-ON (in the cellar)

Cave Spring Cellars

$45.00 (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 […]

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