Wine this delicious deserves its own festival

Germany produces some of the finest wines worldwide – that’s something to celebrate!

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Win a Long Weekend in Germany!

With luxury Rimowa luggage to travel in style…wunderbar!

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Wine this delicious deserves its own festival

Germany produces some of the finest wines worldwide – that’s something to celebrate!

Learn More

Win a Long Weekend in Germany!

With luxury Rimowa luggage to travel in style…wunderbar!

Learn More

Discover the Germany you didn’t know…

plus, you could win a long weekend in Germany!

Despite what a lot of people think, Germany isn’t all about beer. They’re pretty darn good at wine too. So head to the LCBO during Aprilfest and discover seven of their finest bottles.

April is a time to celebrate Spring and German wines! Warmer weather brings friends and family together to share meals, wine and camaraderie. Aprilfest celebrates the many styles of German wines – from dry and crisp to off-dry and fruity –  and are a perfect match for all types of cuisine. Browse our website to find a selection of German wines available at LCBO along with food pairings for your next Aprilfest gathering.

The other great part of Aprilfest is that you could win a Long Weekend in Germany! With luxury Rimowa luggage to travel in style…Wunderbar! Enjoy a dramatic wine and culinary adventure in awe-inspiring Germany! This extraordinary trip includes a visit to historic Heidelberg, offering an unparalleled choice of culture and entertainment, hearty yet heavenly cuisine, and a picturesque setting. An unforgettable river cruise day trip to the Rhine Valley is included and finishes with a wine tasting and shopping stop at Rudesheim.

This long weekend adventure includes:

• Accommodation for two
• Four nights in Heidelberg with breakfast daily
• Return economy class airfare from Toronto to Frankfurt
• Round trip standard class rail from Frankfurt to Heidelberg
• One day Rhine River cruise with lunch and wine tasting
• One fabulous RIMOWA Salsa Air Carry-on in navy blue

Discover the Germany you didn’t know…

plus, you could win a long weekend in Germany!

Despite what a lot of people think, Germany isn’t all about beer. They’re pretty darn good at wine too. So head to the LCBO during Aprilfest and discover seven of their finest bottles.

April is a time to celebrate Spring and German wines! Warmer weather brings friends and family together to share meals, wine and camaraderie. Aprilfest celebrates the many styles of German wines – from dry and crisp to off-dry and fruity –  and are a perfect match for all types of cuisine. Browse our website to find a selection of German wines available at LCBO along with food pairings for your next Aprilfest gathering.

The other great part of Aprilfest is that you could win a Long Weekend in Germany! With luxury Rimowa luggage to travel in style…Wunderbar! Enjoy a dramatic wine and culinary adventure in awe-inspiring Germany! This extraordinary trip includes a visit to historic Heidelberg, offering an unparalleled choice of culture and entertainment, hearty yet heavenly cuisine, and a picturesque setting. An unforgettable river cruise day trip to the Rhine Valley is included and finishes with a wine tasting and shopping stop at Rudesheim.

This long weekend adventure includes:

• Accommodation for two
• Four nights in Heidelberg with breakfast daily
• Return economy class airfare from Toronto to Frankfurt
• Round trip standard class rail from Frankfurt to Heidelberg
• One day Rhine River cruise with lunch and wine tasting
• One fabulous RIMOWA Salsa Air Carry-on in navy blue

Click here to discover the featured wines of Aprilfest

APRILFEST FUN FACTS

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Contest Rules

CONTEST RULES

Enter the “Wines of Germany Aprilfest ” Contest 2017

Contest Period Contest starts on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends on May 7th, 2017, at 11:59 pm (EST).

 

How to participate

Contestants must complete an electronic form on www.aprilfest.ca

Internet entries are limited to one entry per day, per person, per civic address, per telephone number and per e-mail address for the entire duration of the contest. Multiple entries do not increase chances of winning

Participation on website only. Printed or copied forms received by conventional mail will not be accepted.

 

Description and awarding of prizes

One (1) prize, including a trip for 2 to Germany.

The total maximum value of the prize is $5,000 CAD including taxes.

The winner will be designated by random draw at 3pm EST, May 7th, 2017, at Andros Communications offices, 2 St. Clair Ave. East, Suite 800, Toronto, M4T 2T5 Ontario. Winners will be advised by telephone at the latest five days after the draw. The winner will receive his/her prize by email. If Wines of Germany is unable to contact a winner within fourteen days, another entry will be drawn.

Winner must be one of the travelers. All travelers must have a Canadian passport valid for 6 months following the return to Canada.

 

General rules

No purchase necessary. Contest starts on Friday April 7th, 2017 at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends on May 7th, 2017, at 11:59 pm (EST).

Open to legal residents of Ontario, 19 years and older, except employees of Wines of Germany, LCBO, AGCO, cooperating prize suppliers, if any, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, interactive and similar agencies, and the immediate families and household members of each. To win, the contestant must have filled out the entry coupon online at www.aprilfest.ca and correctly answer unaided a time-limited, arithmetic skill testing question administered by telephone at a pre-determined mutually convenient time. Approximate Grand Prize retail value is five thousand Canadian dollars ($5,000 CAD). The odds of winning a Prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest period.

NO PRODUCT PURCHASE NECESSARY.

This contest conforms to the applicable provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

The competition will be held under the regulations as set out, which may be modified by Wines of Germany. The procedures followed in this promotion, as established to the best of our knowledge, in these regulations may not be changed or be the object of a counter proposal except in conformance with the provisions stipulated by the law or these presents.

The prize must be accepted as defined in the section DESCRIPTION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES. It cannot be exchanged, is not transferable and has no right of financial substitution. The decision of Wines of Germany is final with no right of appeal of the operations associated with the promotion or the awarding of prizes. The winner undertakes to respect the contest’s eligibility criteria as well as all its rules. The act of taking part in the competition confirms that the winner has received and understood the regulations as set out.

All incomplete or irregular entry forms and those that do not conform to the regulations may be declared null and void by Wines of Germany. Wines of Germany assumes no responsibility for the electronic entry forms.

 

LCBO Rules

The winner will be required to sign a document in a form acceptable to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”) releasing the LCBO, its directors, officers, employees and agents from all liability of any kind in connection with the contest, or occurring as a result of the prize being awarded;

To be eligible to win, the entrant must not be an employee or a member of the immediate family of, or domiciled with an employee of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”), an employee of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) or of any licensees authorized by AGCO, or of the independent contest organization; The prize must be accepted on an “as is” basis and that there is no substitution of prizes.

The LCBO and AGCO are not connected to this contest in any manner whatsoever and are not liable in any way for any matter related to this contest

The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws. By entering the contest, entrants agree to abide by the contest rules and decisions of the independent contest organization which are final.

 

Contest Details

 DESCRIPTION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES

ENTER THE ‘WINES OF GERMANY APRILFEST CONTEST PRIZE TRIP DETAILS

Long weekend in Germany

4 nights in Heidelberg for 2

Retail Value: CAD 5,000.00 per personal including taxes and service charges

Trip includes:

  • Roundtrip Economy Airfare from Toronto to Frankfurt for 2 Adults
  • 3 star hotel in Heidelberg for 4 nights with breakfast daily included
  • Roundtrip Standard class train from Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg
  • One day Rhine River Cruise Tour with lunch and wine tasting

Not included:

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transportation to and from Toronto Pearson Airport

The Rhine River Cruise Tour

An unforgettable full day trip to the Rhine Valley – an area which UNESCO counts to the World Heritage of Mankind. Come and see the river, the little villages and vineyards, mighty medieval castles (more than anywhere else in the world) and the famous Loreley Rock. Enjoy a gorgeous view from Niederwald Monument and a cable car ride (optional) from the top of the hills in summertime. Lunch, in a beautiful restaurant at the riverside, is included as well as a wonderful boat trip on the Rhine steamer alongside the famous river panorama up to St. Goarshausen. Wine tasting and a shopping stop at Rudesheim/Drosselgasse is also included in this tour.

Duration of Rhine River Cruise Tour: 7 hours 45 mins

Includes

Transportation by coach, lunch, cruise and wine tasting

Please note:

PLEASE NOTE THAT VOUCHERS ARE COMPULSORY. PLEASE NOTE THAT AUDIO COMMENTRAY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED as headphones are subject to availability. In winter and early spring time no regular cruise lines are operating on the river and boat charters will be organized. However, depending on availability and/or water levels the boat ride may be substituted with a visit to a castle in some cases. An optional ride on a ropeway to the river will be offered during this tour (not available between November and March). If you are interested, a fee of EUR 5.00 per person has to be paid on the spot. If you are not interested you will be transported by coach. If you require a hotel pick up or drop off at a hotel within the city centre you will be charged EUR 10.00 per person per way. The fee needs to be paid on the spot.

Passports and Visas:

All Passengers are responsible for securing proper documentation prior to joining the tour. Passports are required and must be valid for six months following the return to Canada; in addition travellers are advised to check with local consulates for full details regarding Visa requirements. Please note securing a valid visa for entry is sole responsibility of the traveller.

Travel blackout dates may apply. While all efforts will be made to follow the above itinerary, hotels and flights are subject to availability at time of booking and we reserve the right to substitute tours, flights and hotels to comparable ones if required.

 

All travel must be completed on the prize trip by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on May 7th, 2018.

CHANGES BY YOU:

If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed your prize trip booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee of $50.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.

TIME REMAINING TO ENTER THE CONTEST

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Contest Rules

CONTEST RULES

Enter the “Wines of Germany Aprilfest ” Contest 2017

Contest Period Contest starts on Friday, April 7th, 2017 at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends on May 7th, 2017, at 11:59 pm (EST).

 

How to participate

Contestants must complete an electronic form on www.aprilfest.ca

Internet entries are limited to one entry per day, per person, per civic address, per telephone number and per e-mail address for the entire duration of the contest. Multiple entries do not increase chances of winning

Participation on website only. Printed or copied forms received by conventional mail will not be accepted.

 

Description and awarding of prizes

One (1) prize, including a trip for 2 to Germany.

The total maximum value of the prize is $5,000 CAD including taxes.

The winner will be designated by random draw at 3pm EST, May 7th, 2017, at Andros Communications offices, 2 St. Clair Ave. East, Suite 800, Toronto, M4T 2T5 Ontario. Winners will be advised by telephone at the latest five days after the draw. The winner will receive his/her prize by email. If Wines of Germany is unable to contact a winner within fourteen days, another entry will be drawn.

Winner must be one of the travelers. All travelers must have a Canadian passport valid for 6 months following the return to Canada.

 

General rules

No purchase necessary. Contest starts on Friday April 7th, 2017 at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) and ends on May 7th, 2017, at 11:59 pm (EST).

Open to legal residents of Ontario, 19 years and older, except employees of Wines of Germany, LCBO, AGCO, cooperating prize suppliers, if any, and their affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising, promotion, interactive and similar agencies, and the immediate families and household members of each. To win, the contestant must have filled out the entry coupon online at www.aprilfest.ca and correctly answer unaided a time-limited, arithmetic skill testing question administered by telephone at a pre-determined mutually convenient time. Approximate Grand Prize retail value is five thousand Canadian dollars ($5,000 CAD). The odds of winning a Prize will depend upon the total number of eligible entries received during the Contest period.

NO PRODUCT PURCHASE NECESSARY.

This contest conforms to the applicable provincial and municipal laws and regulations.

The competition will be held under the regulations as set out, which may be modified by Wines of Germany. The procedures followed in this promotion, as established to the best of our knowledge, in these regulations may not be changed or be the object of a counter proposal except in conformance with the provisions stipulated by the law or these presents.

The prize must be accepted as defined in the section DESCRIPTION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES. It cannot be exchanged, is not transferable and has no right of financial substitution. The decision of Wines of Germany is final with no right of appeal of the operations associated with the promotion or the awarding of prizes. The winner undertakes to respect the contest’s eligibility criteria as well as all its rules. The act of taking part in the competition confirms that the winner has received and understood the regulations as set out.

All incomplete or irregular entry forms and those that do not conform to the regulations may be declared null and void by Wines of Germany. Wines of Germany assumes no responsibility for the electronic entry forms.

 

LCBO Rules

The winner will be required to sign a document in a form acceptable to the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”) releasing the LCBO, its directors, officers, employees and agents from all liability of any kind in connection with the contest, or occurring as a result of the prize being awarded;

To be eligible to win, the entrant must not be an employee or a member of the immediate family of, or domiciled with an employee of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (“LCBO”), an employee of the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (“AGCO”) or of any licensees authorized by AGCO, or of the independent contest organization; The prize must be accepted on an “as is” basis and that there is no substitution of prizes.

The LCBO and AGCO are not connected to this contest in any manner whatsoever and are not liable in any way for any matter related to this contest

The contest is subject to all applicable federal, provincial, and municipal laws. By entering the contest, entrants agree to abide by the contest rules and decisions of the independent contest organization which are final.

 

Contest Details

 DESCRIPTION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES

ENTER THE ‘WINES OF GERMANY APRILFEST CONTEST PRIZE TRIP DETAILS

Long weekend in Germany

4 nights in Heidelberg for 2

Retail Value: CAD 5,000.00 per personal including taxes and service charges

Trip includes:

  • Roundtrip Economy Airfare from Toronto to Frankfurt for 2 Adults
  • 3 star hotel in Heidelberg for 4 nights with breakfast daily included
  • Roundtrip Standard class train from Frankfurt Airport to Heidelberg
  • One day Rhine River Cruise Tour with lunch and wine tasting

Not included:

  • Meals not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Optional tours
  • Travel Insurance
  • Transportation to and from Toronto Pearson Airport

The Rhine River Cruise Tour

An unforgettable full day trip to the Rhine Valley – an area which UNESCO counts to the World Heritage of Mankind. Come and see the river, the little villages and vineyards, mighty medieval castles (more than anywhere else in the world) and the famous Loreley Rock. Enjoy a gorgeous view from Niederwald Monument and a cable car ride (optional) from the top of the hills in summertime. Lunch, in a beautiful restaurant at the riverside, is included as well as a wonderful boat trip on the Rhine steamer alongside the famous river panorama up to St. Goarshausen. Wine tasting and a shopping stop at Rudesheim/Drosselgasse is also included in this tour.

Duration of Rhine River Cruise Tour: 7 hours 45 mins

Includes

Transportation by coach, lunch, cruise and wine tasting

Please note:

PLEASE NOTE THAT VOUCHERS ARE COMPULSORY. PLEASE NOTE THAT AUDIO COMMENTRAY CANNOT BE GUARANTEED as headphones are subject to availability. In winter and early spring time no regular cruise lines are operating on the river and boat charters will be organized. However, depending on availability and/or water levels the boat ride may be substituted with a visit to a castle in some cases. An optional ride on a ropeway to the river will be offered during this tour (not available between November and March). If you are interested, a fee of EUR 5.00 per person has to be paid on the spot. If you are not interested you will be transported by coach. If you require a hotel pick up or drop off at a hotel within the city centre you will be charged EUR 10.00 per person per way. The fee needs to be paid on the spot.

Passports and Visas:

All Passengers are responsible for securing proper documentation prior to joining the tour. Passports are required and must be valid for six months following the return to Canada; in addition travellers are advised to check with local consulates for full details regarding Visa requirements. Please note securing a valid visa for entry is sole responsibility of the traveller.

Travel blackout dates may apply. While all efforts will be made to follow the above itinerary, hotels and flights are subject to availability at time of booking and we reserve the right to substitute tours, flights and hotels to comparable ones if required.

 

All travel must be completed on the prize trip by 11:59 PM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on May 7th, 2018.

CHANGES BY YOU:

If you request any changes to your travel arrangements once we have confirmed your prize trip booking, all out of pocket charges, including charges imposed by our suppliers, will be payable by you, plus an amendment fee of $50.00 per revision per booking. If after the commencement of your tour you request any changes to your travel arrangements, we will do our best to implement them, but we cannot guarantee that it will be possible. In the event of such change(s) being made, you will be liable for any cancellation charges that may be levied for the previously booked service and for any costs incurred by us and our suppliers in attempting to secure any revised arrangements. Any name changes must be provided to us in writing and are subject to any airline fees or penalties.

Enter To Win A Long Weekend In Germany

Enter To Win A Long Weekend In Germany