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New this year, Carnivore, Ottawa’s own Seed to Sausage brings its delicious artisan meats–and the company’s fascinating story–to the table. Grab your charcuterie board and sample eight award-winning deli-style and smoked meats. Everything is individually made by hand.


The Cheese Vault was a Festival favourite last year and returns this year, with Maître Fromager Afrim Pristine unlocking the secrets of cheese and allowing you to sample up to two dozen unique varieties from four different countries. Feeling indulgent? You could sample over a pound of cheese on your visit to the vault!


We can say with certainty that you love chocolate. Because let’s be honest, who doesn’t? That’s why this year’s Festival will feature Choco-CHIC –the ultimate chocolate experience thanks to everyone’s favourite local chocolate maker, Rochef Chocolatier. A six foot chocolate fountain, fondues, pairings, 24 flavour truffle bar, a bark bar and more…It’s Choco-CHIC! Let the mouth-watering goodness begin!


Come swirl, sniff and sip wines from around the globe and here at home on the Festival’s Tasting Floor. Looking for more? Purchase Tasting Alley tickets to sample The Small Winemakers Collection (SWC) – over 70 international wines produced by small winemakers and family-owned wineries who make remarkable wines. Hear captivating stories from eight international winemakers – flying in from around the world to meet you. Enjoy gourmet food stations as part of the experience.

Including Luigi Cappellini, Owner, Castello di Verrazzano featured here.


Craft beer has truly come into its own, with scores of small breweries winning fans and making a splash. This year the Tasting Floor welcomes craft brewers offering samples of their signature brews along with unique small batch seasonal offerings. Come meet the brewers and hear the stories of their beers and brewing operations.


If you’re in the spirit for spirits, you’ve come to the right place! Take to the Tasting Floor and sample some of the best from craft distillers and makers from around the world. Whisky, scotch, vodka, liqueurs and more, all with unique tastes and stories.

Stories Of The Festival

Read about the people whose passion for Wine and Food make the Ottawa Festival a success.


Tasting Floor Day Pass

Sample some of best Regional, National and International Wines, Beers, Spirits and Foods. Discover flavours you’ve never savoured and meet and learn from the makers and people behind them.

Tasting Alley

Elevate your Festival experience! This year’s Tasting Alley will feature The Small Winemakers Collection (SWC) – over 70 international wines produced by small winemakers and family-owned wineries who make remarkable wines with captivating stories. Always a sell out, we’ve added an additional time this year: Saturday 1:00pm to 3:00pm!

Saturday All Access Pass

All Access Pass for Saturday is back! A total VIP experience: arrive anytime, come and go as you please, access to the Main Tasting Floor is included, as well as a “lockdown” in The Cheese Vault from 4:30pm-5:30pm. From 10pm- 1pm, stay for Après – A Masterclass in FUN!

Arrive After 5

This premium event ticket allows you to arrive any time after 5:30 on Saturday November 4, 2017 and VIP entry to the Tasting Floor – Immediate access. Included in your Arrive After Five ticket is admission to the all new Après– A Masterclass in FUN! 10:00pm – 1:00am. RSVP required.

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