By Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs, both certified “Good Food Fighters

Niagara on the Lake Wine Country, Ontario, Canada

As more and more people gear up to visit Wine Country and look for culinary experiences, we are frequently asked-

What’s cooking at the wineries this year? The answer is simple—-lots!!

Estate Chef David Penny moves into his third season heading up the Culinary Team at Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs. Chef Penny continues to carve out a strong presence with our guests, the media and within the Hospitality industry. He was recently selected for the prestigious Thirty Under Thirty Award from the Ontario Hostelry Institute.

This year’s culinary experiences continue to profile his signature style of “fresh and flavourful” with local ingredients, some coming directly from the Jackson Triggs Market Garden and Inniskillin Farm Garden.   Our food offerings allow for great food sampling while tasting wines throughout wine country. 

The warm weather has finally arrived and with that brings this year’s features.


These popular  food samplings are available to enjoy either inside or outdoors at both Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs, seasonally inspired  to mix and match with a glass of wine.

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC -$5.00, $10.00 & $20.00 food items with a $5.00 glass of wine, with suggested wine pairings.

Weekends in May; then Friday, Saturday and Sunday after May 24th; June 1st till the end of September!


Small Plates Inniskillin Spring 2011

Enjoy in Founders’ Hall or outside on The Piazza!

Cauliflower Soup, Niagara Gold, Cold Pressed Canola Oil-$5.00

Chefs Suggested Pairing: 2008 Montague Vineyard Chardonnay, Winemaker’s Series

Inniskillin Cobb Salad, Romaine Heart, Olives

Icewine Bacon,24 Hr Tomato 

Red Wine Poached Egg-$5.00

Chefs Suggested Pairing: 2009 Viognier, Winemaker’s Series

Charcuterie Board, Local Cheeses, Niagara Cured Meats-$15.00

Artisan Bread, Housemade Preserve

Chefs Suggested Pairing: 2007 Two Vineyard Merlot Winemaker’s Series

Flatbread Pizza, Pingue Cacciatore, Chevre , Honey Mushroom, White Truffle Oil, Arugula-$10.00

Chefs Suggested Pairing: 2008 Montague Vineyard Pinot Noir Winemaker’s Series

Chef’s Selection Daily Grilled Item-$10.00

Seasonally inspired Dessert Feature-$5.00

Try one of our Icewines!

Small Plates Jackson Triggs Spring 2011

Try with either Jackson Triggs or Le Clos Jordanne VQA wines.

Le Clos Jordanne wines available for tasting and purchasing at Jackson Triggs.

Enjoy in The Tasting Gallery or outside on The Vineyard Patio!

St. Davids Pepper Bisque, Woolwich Dairy Chevre-$5.00

Chefs Suggested Pairing: 2009 Silver Series Sauvignon Blanc

Grilled Asparagus Salad, Aged Parmesan, First Pressed Soybean Oil-$5.00

Chefs Suggested Pairing: 2009 White Meritage

Daily Seafood Feature-$20.00

Chilled Seafood Platter, Fresh Shucked Oysters, Classic Garnish

Grilled Prawn with Icewine Cocktail Sauce

Chefs Suggested Pairing: 2006 ENTOURAGE Silver or Gold Series

Charcuterie Board-$15.00

 Local Cheeses, Niagara Cured Meats, Artisan Bread, Housemade Preserve

Chefs Suggested Pairing: 2008 Gold Series Red Meritage

JT Grilled Cheese, Niagara Gold | Caramelized Onions, Tomato Chutney-$10.00

Chefs Suggested Pairing: 2008 Le Clos Jordanne Village Reserve Pinot Noir

Seasonally inspired Dessert Feature-$5.00

Try one of our Icewines!

Jackson Triggs’ Culinary Experiences

Savour the Sights-$145.00 plus tax and gratuity; reservations required.

Enjoy a locally inspired dinner that offers you wine and food at different parts of the winery. Book soon or miss out on this unique and very popular dining experience.

 Sept. 17th, Oct. 29th, Nov. 12th, Dec. 10th

JULY- Cooking in the Vineyard-Two seasonally inspired dishes demonstrated by our Chef with two wine sample pairings. $10.00; Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 2:00 PM during the month of July.

AUGUST-Terroir Treasure Hunt-An Exploration of Wine and Culinary-Journey throughout the winery to four stops, each having a wine and food experience. $20.00 per person for complete experience or variables of $5.00 per stop; every Thursday and Friday in August.

Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre Concert Series featuringtalented Canadian artists expands to 15 performances for the  Summer of 2011. Book on-line at



Our 11th Jackson Triggs Amphitheatre Concert Series  offers  a relaxed way to enjoy wine country at its best—experiencing  top Canadian performers while savouring Niagara’s outstanding wine and local fare.

Two pre-ordered options are available while purchasing tickets. Vegetarian option is available.

All performances begin at 8:00 pm.

  1. 1.       Barrel Cellar Dinner-$85.00 plus tax and gratuity (food and wine included).

Our popular four- course locally sourced menu paired with VQA wines in the underground barrel cellar.

  1. 2.       Picnic Boxes: Three selections. Wine available for purchase by the glass.

Vintners Picnic”- $15.00 plus tax (food prices only).

Tomato Salad with Fresh Mozzarella and Basil; Crudite with White Bean Hummus; Cured Meats, Canadian Cheeses, Artisan Bread with Housemade Preserves

  “Winemakers Picnic”-$25.00 plus tax (food prices only).

Grilled Striploin, Acini di Pepe &  St. Davids Vegetables;  Haricot  Vert Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette; Red Wine Potato Salad;  Crudite with White Bean Hummus and  Artisan Breads

“Canadian Cheese Selection”: $10.00 plus tax (food prices only). Chef’s selection of three Canadian cheeses with Artisan Breads and Housemade Preserves.

Lighter a la carte fare with wine available for purchase by the glass.

  1. The Tasting Gallery- $5.00, $10.00 and $20.00 The lighter fare ‘SMALL PLATES” menu  consist of sandwich, soup, salad and cheese & charcuterie.
  2. 2.       Under the Hospitality Marquee:-$2.50-$10.00

Starting at 6:30 pm enjoy delicious concession snacks ranging from gourmet popcorn, Artisan Cheeses to house made pretzels and gourmet roasted nuts.






WAVE the flag!  SIP Canadian Wine! EAT Canadian cuisine!  WATCH fireworks on Canada Day!
RELAX in a Muskoka chair!  ENJOY Wine Country!

The Piazza will be a sea of Canadian flags, picnic tables with red umbrellas, BBQing and Muskoka chairs. Guests can look out at the scenic vineyards while enjoying Canadian cuisine from various vendors showcasing food from across the country and sipping Inniskillin VQA wine. Niagara Estate Chef David Penny will be featuring culinary delights!

Summer SOULstice-Wine, music and food for the soul on The Piazza ! June 18th-21st daily 11:00 am-5:00 pm.

$10.00 SOULstice sampler-BBQ sausage & two summer salads; Wine $5:00 per glass.

Ongoing joint activities at Inniskillin and Jackson Triggs.

The chefs will continue to create unique food items for Festival Pass

Programs which feature food and wine pairings throughout the year:


January- Niagara “Icewine Festival” (January 13th-29th 2012)

*February-Niagara on the Lake Wineries “Days of Wine and Chocolate”

* May- Niagara on the Lake Wineries “Wine & Herb”

June– Niagara “New Vintage Festival” (June 18th-26th)

September-Niagara “Wine Festival” (Sept. 16th-25th)

*November-Niagara on the Lake WineriesTaste the Season”

*Niagara on the Lake Wineries’ events run every weekend of the designated month.

A multitude of entertaining options are available for privately booked

functions and events–interactive dinners like The Great Canadian Kitchen Party (Inniskillin) or The Savour the Sights or Explore Your Senses (Jackson Triggs) along with  Chef demonstrations and food and wine pairing events.

Off site appearances will allow our Chefs to participate at major wine shows, fundraisers and LCBO demonstrations.

Visit our websites to hear more about Golfing in the Vineyard at Jackson Triggs (June 16th-30th 11:00 am-5:00 pm) and Patience is a Virtue-Icewine Experience at Inniskillin (August noon to 5:00 pm daily)!

Join us daily for tours, tasting and shopping.

Retail Hours—10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Daily
Tasting Bar Hours—10:00 am – 6:00 pm – Daily; except Sunday 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
Inniskillin Public Tours—Every Hour 10:30 am – 4:30 pm – Daily

Retail Hours—10:00 am – 6:30 pm – Daily
Tasting Bar Hours—10:00 am – 6:30 pm – Daily; except Sunday 11:00 am – 6:30 pm
Public Tours—Every Hour 10:30 am – 5:30 pm – Daily

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