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Wrapped Up in the Valley

The Twenty Valley Tourism Association (TVTA) is pleased to announce that passports for the eighth annual Wrapped Up in the Valley are now on sale. Join us for exceptional wine and food pairings at up to 24 of the area's premium wineries. Wrapped Up in the Valley showcases VQA wines paired with gourmet appetizers at 24 of the Twenty Valley's wineries. Passport holders choose a weekend in November 1& 2, 7 & 8, or 14 & 15 and may explore the Valley between 11am and 5 pm.

As an added bonus, assemble your own Wrapped Up Cookbook by collecting the wine and food pairing on recipe cards at each stop along the way. A single weekend passport is $40.00 per person (+ HST) and may be purchased online at www.twentyvalley.ca or by phone at 905-562-3636 and at select participating wineries.

Each passport also allows you to enjoy a free Christmas arrangement workshop at the Watering Can Flower Market (Saturdays only). Enjoy a latte and a delectable treat from their new mouth watering pastry shop while unleashing your inner floral designer.

The TVTA is once again partnering with Cherry Lane to provide signature cherry non-alcoholic mocktails at each winery and is happy to offer Designated Driver passports for $30.00 (+ HST). Again this year guests can also travel the Wrapped Up route with buses provided by DanNel Transportation on Saturdays for $49.00 per person, per day, taxes included. For reservations contact Brian at 905-934-1124.

Check out our other transportation partner's offers as well.

Can't take a whole weekend off? Our Sunday passport is the answer! It entitles you to attend Wrapped Up for all three Sundays. Take your Sunday passport to 13 th Street Winery & the Watering Can on Saturday and they will honour your Sunday passport.

"Wrapped Up in the Valley is the TVTA's official kickoff to the holiday season" said TVTA Executive Director JD Pachereva. "The Wrapped Up passport is a great opportunity to get to know your local wineries, discover new favourite local wines along the way and stock up on some incredible VQA wines in time for the holidays."

Our local chefs and culinary partners have created the following sumptuous dishes; Twisted Shepherd's Pie, Roasted Harvest Pumpkin Bisque with Garlic Crostini garnish, Cabernet Merlot Braised Beef Empanadas with Icewine Caramelized Onions and Dark Orange Chocolate Truffles.

For a complete listing of the Wrapped Up food and wine pairings at each winery and details on special offers please visit http://www.20valley.ca/news/62/wrapped_up_in_the_valley_2014

Participating wineries include: 13th Street Winery, Angels Gate Winery, Calamus Estate Winery, Cave Spring Cellars, Creekside Estate Winery, De Sousa Wine Cellars, Di Profio Wines Ltd., Flat Rock Cellars, Good Earth Food and Wine Co., GreenLane Estate Winery, Harbour Estates Winery, Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Hernder Estate Wines, Kacaba Vineyard and Winery, megalomaniac John Howard Cellars of Distinction, Mike Weir Wines, Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery, Rockway Vineyards, Rosewood Estates Winery and Meadery, Stoney Ridge Estates Winery, Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery, Tawse Winery, Vieni Estates Wine & Spirits and Vineland Estates Winery.

The Twenty Valley is home to 38 wineries, based in the heart of Niagara's Wine Country. The valley spans from West St. Catharines to Grimsby. Twenty Valley hosts wine themed events year round including; "Wrapped Up In The Valley", "Get Fresh In The Valley" and "Winter WineFest."

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