Niagara-on-the-Lake is not only famous for its gorgeous scenery, but also for its award-winning icewines. Locals and tourists can honour the region’s celebrated libations at the annual Niagara Icewine Festival. From January 11 to 27, 2013, wine lovers can indulge in vineyard tastings with the $40 Discovery Pass – your ticket to a medley of food and wine pairings over three consecutive January weekends. Or if you want to don your high heels and kick off the festivities with a little glamour, be sure to attend the Xerox Icewine Gala: the Ice Queen’s Ball on January 11 ($175). This chic event held in the ballroom of the Fallsview Casino Resort features live entertainment, delicious Niagara cuisine and Canada’s largest tasting of icewines from 30 individual wineries.