Hi All! Here's the link to the 2018 Icewine Festive Website: Icewine Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada. The majority of those who are interested/able to come voted for the weekend of January 12-14/15. Discovery Passes are $45 Canadian this year. We buy them at the first winery we go to on Sat. morning.
Here is a link to the wineries and their offerings: Icewine Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
We can showcase Buffalo foods on Friday, January 12th, if people are able to arrive at a decent hour. Or, we could order local pizza and wings and then, have one of ddeuddeg's cheesecakes and do an Icewine warmup at our house. Icewining on Saturday followed by Bubbly and Sushi for dinner on Saturday evening and whatever on Sunday. We have plenty of new breweries and distilleries that are making their presences felt in Buffalo. We could check out some of them on Sunday or go play in the snow--wanna try out Ice Biking on the former site of the Erie Canal? Then, travel home/recoup on Monday or whatever works for you!
Possible lodging options:
Staybridge Suites on Slade Ave in West Seneca
is about 2.2 miles from our house.
The Hampton Inn Buffalo Southseems to have some decent rates, too. It's just down the block from The Staybridge Suites.
The Comfort Inn Hotel on Dingens Streetseems to have some decent rates, too. PolarBear has stayed here. Nothing fancy, but not too far away.
The Best Western Plus Inn of Lackawanna
is a little farther, by about 2 minutes (in the opposite direction). PolarBear, justplainjulie and wkdpanda have stayed here. So have we. It is a good place and close by.
Friday evening carousing:
Bubbly & Sushi at Seabar:
COST: TBD, but likely around $50, with no corkage. (We will need to buy a couple of bottles from Seabar)(Don't forget: Bring 1 bottle per couple to share at dinner! )
Maybes: (In general)
4. chipgreen's +1
6. ajrod's +1