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Muskoka Wine Festival set to uncork culinary delights, fine wines

The festival, 'an experience that captures the essence of Muskoka living,' is being held near Port Severn on June 22
The second Muskoka Wine Festival will take centre stage on June 22 in Port Severn.

Summer in Muskoka just got even more exciting as the Muskoka Wine Festival returns for its second year, promising an unforgettable celebration of wine, food, and good vibes amidst the picturesque beauty of Ontario's cottage country.

Set against the backdrop of the deep blue waters and pine-lined shores near Port Severn, the Muskoka Wine Festival invites wine enthusiasts and summer revellers to indulge in an afternoon of culinary delights and world-class wines.

Hosted by Allison Vidug, the passionate cottager and founder of AT THE LAKE, a premier gourmet grocery, beverage, and events company, the festival promises an immersive experience like no other. From artisanal wine samples to meet-and-greets with renowned winemakers, guests will have the opportunity to explore a diverse array of wines while soaking in the scenic charm of Muskoka.

"We're thrilled to bring back the Muskoka Wine Festival for its second year," said Allison Vidug. "This event is a celebration of everything we love about summer – from the vibrant flavours of wine to the camaraderie shared amidst the pines. It's an experience that captures the essence of Muskoka living."

Here is what attendees will experience with a ticket to the Muskoka Wine Festival:

  • An immersive afternoon in Muskoka
  • An abundance of artisanal wine samples 
  • Meet the people behind the wines
  • On-site vendors and option to place orders for cottage delivery 
  • The best cheese and charcuteries sourced from The Cheese Boutique
  • A fresh oyster bar, with freshly shucked oysters and all the accompaniments
  • Parking by car or boat

Here is a sampling of wine vendors that attendees can experience:

  • Nicholas Pearce Wines – boutique, handcrafted, high value wines delivered to your door 
  • Know its hidden gems and off the beaten path style, Katy Moore Wines was started with the intent to bring in wines from smaller production wineries made from regions and or grapes that don’t typically receive a lot of media attention
  • Maenade Wine Co. – The Maenades were wild, wine drinking women who followed Dionysis the Greek God of Wine.  This company has a free spirit and an unapologetic approach to making wine the way it wants, with a lot of dancing and singing along the way

What: Muskoka Wine Festival
Where: At The Lake, just north of Port Severn off Highway 400
When: June 22, 2024 – Timeslots include 1-3 p.m., 2-4 p.m., 4-6 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased here