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Dig Our Roots – a weekend-long wine celebration returns this April

March 10, 2020

Please note that this event has now officially been cancelled due to the on-going concerns regarding the outbreak of COVID-19. An official statement from Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake reads as follows:

We have been closely monitoring developments regarding Covid-19 and in light of the most recent updates, we have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the Dig Our Roots appellation celebration, originally scheduled to take place at our member properties on April 17 to 19. We will be issuing full refunds on all previously purchased tickets. All refunds will be processed through EzTix and we appreciate your patience as this might take some time. We thank you for your understanding as we navigate our way through these unprecedented and challenging times.


The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are thrilled to announce that Dig Our Roots, the annual celebration of Ontario’s Niagara-on-the-Lake appellation, is set to return for the third year on April 17 to 19.

Over the course of the three-day weekend, more than 20 partner wineries will offer unique and immersive experiences that showcase their wines, winemakers and the Niagara-on-the-Lake terroir like never before.

Dig Our Roots will offer wine enthusiasts an exclusive opportunity to discover the rich history and unique terroir of an iconic wine growing region known for being the birthplace of modern Canadian winemaking and home to some of the oldest and most established premium wine producing vineyards in Canada.

Dig Our Roots

Wineries in the Niagara-on-the-Lake appellation have been growing and producing world-class wines from premium vinifera varieties for more than four decades. Grape growers have a deep knowledge of what grows best in different areas and winemakers understand how to treat the grapes in the winemaking process to capture the best expression of terroir in their wines.

Niagara-on-the-Lake has been identified and recognized internationally as a distinct place for grape growing. The wineries here share a climate moderated by the Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario and the Niagara River. A unique set of geographical elements create a specialty crop area where tender vinifera grapes thrive.

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This expanse of land is comprised of four unique sub-appellations – Niagara River, Niagara Lakeshore, Four Mile Creek, and St. David’s Bench – with distinct elements of terroir (geology, soil, elevation, temperature, precipitation) that result in wines of exceptional quality and surprising diversity. Wineries span across these four distinct areas and produce wines that reflect the unique terroir of their vineyards.

“The Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are so fortunate to be located in the heart of wine country, home to prime agricultural lands for grape growing.” – Andrea Kaiser, Chair of Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake.

“The vineyards and wines are a source of pride for winery members who are opening their cellars in celebration of our winemaking appellation,” continued Kaiser.

During the Dig Our Roots weekend, guests will discover what makes this place and its wines so special through exclusive winery experiences that have been carefully developed to offer an in-depth look at this appellation, terroir and the passionate winemakers who have been instrumental in positioning Niagara-on-the-Lake as a premium wine region.

The Reif Estate Winery “First Growth” experience.

Wineries are offering experiences in a variety of formats to cater to diverse preferences – from special library tastings, vertical flights of signature varietals, vineyard focused and behind the scenes experiences and much more. All experiences are individually priced and guests will book them a la carte (Click here for a full day by day breakdown).

To purchase tickets please click on the ad at the very top of this page or visit

The cellar at Ravine Vineyards


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