12 Experiences You Need To Try In Canada If You're Obsessed With Wine

From ice bars to rosé picnics, you gotta try them all!
Staff Writer
12 Wine Festivals In Canada You Need To Try If You're Obsessed With Vino

Calling all wine lovers! Do you love sipping on a glass of rosé, chardonnay, or merlot? There are so many extraordinary experiences and wine festivals in Canada that you need to try if you're obsessed with this popular drink. It doesn't matter if you're the "wine expert" everyone consults before picking the perfect bottle, or if you don't know the difference between pinot noir and pinot grigio. These events are perfect for everyone.

Across the country, there are countless wine festivals, events, and unique tours, all of which look like so much fun. For a truly Canadian experience, you could bundle up in an ice bar and drink a glass of sweet icewine.

Meanwhile, if you can't get enough of chilled rosé, you need to sign up for the Trius Tour. This super Instagrammable experience makes learning about wine fun. You'll also get to drink some wine, of course, and take cute photos against all the amazing backdrops.

Another event you can't miss is the Rosé Picnic that happens every year in Toronto. At this gathering, you can enjoy a dreamy picnic as you sip on rosé with thousands of other rosé-loving guests.

Here are 12 experiences you need to try in Canada if you're obsessed with wine.

The Trius Tour

Price: $39 per person

Address: 1249 Niagara Stone Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: On this tour, you'll get to enjoy a glass of rosé, and there are tons of Instagrammable photo opportunities involving a cork swing, or a rose-covered wall.

Vancouver International Wine Festival

Price: From $85 per person

When: February 22 - March 1, 2020

Address: 1055 Canada Pl., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: There will be over 1400 types of wines at this event.

Nova Scotia Icewine Festival

Price: $40 per person

When: February 14-23, 2020

Address: Lightfoot & Wolfville Winery, 11143 Evangeline Trail, Wolfville, NS

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to enjoy delicious wines from Nova Scotia.

Niagara Icewine Festival

Price: $45

When: January 10-26, 2020

Address: Multiple locations in Niagara, ON

Why You Need To Go: Your discovery pass includes eight glasses of wine from participating wineries.

Winnipeg Wine Festival

Price: TBA

When: April 26 - May 2, 2020

Address: TBA

Why You Need To Go: This festival will feature incredible wines from Argentina in 2020.

Outstanding In Their Fields

Price: From $80 (prices for 2020 might change)

When: Fall 2020

Address: 110 Laurier Ave. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: In addition to all the amazing local wine you'll be able to enjoy, there will be a delicious cheese bar, too.

Okanagan Wine Festivals

Price: TBA

When: Winter Festival TBA

Address: Multiple locations in BC

Why You Need To Go: You'll have a fantastic time sampling some of the best wines in Canada.

Twenty Valley Winter WineFest

Price: Free admission

When: January 10-12, 2020

Address: Jordan Village, 3836 Main St., Jordan, ON

Why You Need To Go: Dress warmly, sip some delicious wine, and enjoy the free concerts.

Rocky Mountain Wine & Food Festival

Price: From $22 (prices for 2020 might change)

When: Fall 2020

Address: Calgary and Edmonton

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to sample all sorts of delicious wines and food at this festival.

Peller Icewine Lounge

Price: $35 per person

Address: 290 John St. E., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: On Peller Estates' Greatest Winery Tour, you'll get to visit the frosty 10Below Icewine Lounge.

La Grande Dégustation de Montréal

Price: From $15 (prices for 2020 might change)

When: Fall 2020

Address: 800 de la Gauchetière St. W., Montreal, QC

Why You Need To Go: This is a massive wine festival with more than 13,000 types of wines from 200 producers.

The Rosé Picnic

Price: From $30 (prices for 2020 might change)

When: July 11, 2020

Address: Stanley Barracks at Hotel X, 111 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Dress in pink and join this riveting rosé-themed picnic in Toronto.

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Stephanie White
Staff Writer