Corks & Forks will be a wine experience like no other in Ontario. This weekend long festival is for everyone who enjoys wines. We invite you to spend the weekend in Kingston to discover the world of wine as you learn from winemakers & wine industry notables from around the world as well as across Canada.
The weekend will be jam packed with wine & food events, panel tastings & seminars, a luncheon with some of Kingston’s top chefs, winemaker dinners hosted at restaurants throughout the city punctuated with the signature “Discover the Wine World” International Tasting Hall on Friday & Saturday evenings.
The Vintner’s Brunch will be the grand finale event that will treat you to a brunch like no other – every dish will be eloquently paired with a wine showcased at the event. There will even be chance to cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award given to the best food & wine pairing.
Book a getaway & stay the weekend in Kingston
There is so much to do at Corks & Forks that you will want to take it all in. Stay at any of Kingston’s hotels to enjoy the festival to its fullest & when reserving your room, ask for the special festival packages & room rates for the weekend.
Festival schedule at a glance…
-FRIDAY APRIL 12-
10am to 5pm
There are special events & seminars exclusively for people working in the hotel, restaurant & hospitality trade. Contact Savvy Company on firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) for access to the TRADE ONLY ticketing site.
Discover the Wine World
6 to 8:30pm
The wine world arrives in Kingston! With a tasting glass in hand, meet the winemakers & sample wines of all kinds. A delicious discovery awaits.
Grand Opening SPECIAL: $70 for 2 tickets
Kick off the festival with a wine-loving friend or make it a great date night out. For just $70, two people can enjoy sipping & sampling 100+ wines from around the world in this grand hall tasting event. Every ticket includes all samples, a wine tasting glasses for each person & HST. This special expires April 7th. (regular price $80 per person)
BEST DEAL: Discover the Wine World Pass: $99 for 2 passes for 2 nights
Make a weekend of it! Discover the Wine World to its fullest with this festival pass with access to both Friday AND Saturday evenings for just an additional $10 more per person over a regular one day pass.
Hosted at various restaurants in Kingston, your delicious multi-course meal will be paired with wines from a featured winery. The winemaker will join you for the evening to explain the backstory about each wine.
These winemaker dinner events are currently being finalized. You can be the first to know when tickets go on sale, by emailing us on email@example.com
-SATURDAY APRIL 13-
Wine Seminars & Tastings
10am to 5:30pm
The day will be jammed packed with tasting panels & seminars lead by renowned wine writers & notable wine industry personalities. Join one or several ‘wine classes’ to learn from the winemakers about their wines. Homework has never tasted this good!
Lunch with Winemakers
12 to 1:30pm
Travel around the wine world over a gourmet lunch made by some of Kingston’s chefs. Enjoy a tasting tour as you meet winemakers & sample their wines while learning about their vineyards & how they craft their fine wines. Leave your passport at home…grab a ticket to this delicious lunch instead.
Discover the Wine World
6 to 8:30pm
The wine world lands in Kingston. With a tasting glass in hand, meet the winemakers & sample wines of all kinds. A delicious discovery awaits!
PROMO: Buy a Ticket & Bring a Friend for FREE: $80
For only $80, two people can enjoy sipping & sampling 100+ wines from around the world in this grand hall tasting event. Each ticket includes all samples, a wine tasting glasses for each person & HST. This promo expires April 7th. (regular ticket $80 per person)
Hosted at various restaurants in Kingston, your multi-course meal will be paired with wines from a featured winery. The winemaker will join you for the evening to share the backstory about each wine.
These winemaker dinner events are currently being finalized. To be the first to know when tickets go on sale, email firstname.lastname@example.org
-SUNDAY APRIL 14-
10am to 2 pm
Brunch like you have never tasted before! Each dish will be paired with a specific wine from around the world. At each station, visit the chef & featured winemaker who will share the secrets of their pairings…then you can vote on your favorites for the People’s Choice Award. A live band will get you dancing to burn off all of the calories!
This is a fundraising event with proceeds of the Silent Auction to be donated to Kingston’s University Hospital Foundation.
Where will all the events take place?
Throughout the city of Kingston! Residence Inn by Marriott Waterfront & Delta Hotel Kingston Waterfront will be the hubs for the festival with satellite events at AquaTerra, Bayview Farm Restaurant & other restaurants…soon to be announced.
More interesting events to be announced!
This is just the beginning with more events being finalized. Email email@example.com to be notified when new events are announced & tickets go on sale.
Advance Tickets ONLY
Tickets are ONLY available in advance by purchasing on this site. If at any time you need assistance with purchasing online, call the Savvy Team on 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926)
Photo credits: Neon Lilth Photography & Vancouver International Wine Festival