Niagara Wine Trail 2014 Events

   

All wineries participate each day of the event unless noted.

The wine trail is self-guided. Please feel free to visit as many wineries as you wish.
There is no defined “start” and “end” point to the wine trail

Important Information about events and tickets:

*Online ticket sales end the day before the event starts.
Please retain your ticket and wine glass for each day you will be attending an event.

Groups should purchase tickets together under the same order to ensure everyone in the group can begin at the same starting winery. If there are not enough tickets remaining at a starting point to accommodate your group please select a different starting winery. Questions about events and purchasing tickets should be directed to: sales@niagarawinetrail.org

Tickets may be sold at the door during the event for the at the door price ONLY IF the event does not sell out. Our wineries are ALWAYS open for regular business and tastings during wine trail events.

Wine Trail events end at 5:00 PM

To avoid overcrowding, please select your preference for a starting winery when you reserve your tickets online. The number of online tickets remaining for each starting winery will be shown at the bottom of the winery’s ticket page in the online store. You will start at your assigned winery and then proceed at your own pace in the direction most convenient for you. This helps to keep traffic flowing around the trail, and helps to minimize check-in delays.

It is illegal for wineries to serve any visibly intoxicated person and for any person to bring any outside alcoholic beverages onto our properties. Visitors who are intoxicated, disorderly or have brought outside alcoholic beverages into a winery will not be served, should not expect a refund, and may be asked to leave. We appreciate your respect for our wineries and other guests. Have fun and please drink responsibly!

• Online ticket orders are processed through PayPal (an account or credit card is not required to purchase).
• Event tickets, gifts, glasses or items associated with an event weekend must be picked up at the starting winery.
No event tickets will be shipped.
• No charge for Designated Drivers



be mine with wineFebruary 14, 15, 16, 2014: Be Mine With Wine
Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm*
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Spend the weekend with your sweetheart sampling wine paired with chocolates from a local chocolatier. Tickets valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and a chocolate sample at each winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

Tickets do not include transportation. A list of suggested companies may be found here. A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge. Price does not include tax.

Participating wineries & chocolatiers:

  • Long Cliff Winery – Wines paired with 3 specialty chocolates from "Chocolate Covered" by Jim Otis: 2011 Sweet Pinot Gris with Key Lime Pie, Blauer Himmel with Spiced Apple Pie, 2012 Reserve Pinot Noir with Milk Chocolate. Attendees will get samples of each!
  • Schulze VineyardsWines paired with a dark chocolate torte with cherry compote from Cream and Sugar Ice Cream Cafe, Lockport.
  • Spring Lake Winery"Chocolate Cabernet" Wine Ice Cream, by Mercer’s Dairy.
  • Vizcarra Vineyards "Death by Chocolate" mini cupcakes with your choice of chocolate gauche, raspberry gauche, or peanut butter, butter cream topping, made by the new pastry department at Becker Farms.
  • A Gust of Sun Winery – Wines paired with chocolate bark from Stuffed Chocolate, Amherst, NY. Choose from 8 different flavors!
  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards – Wines paired with Lindt truffles.
  • Eveningside Vineyards Alethea's Milk Chocolates paired with Pincab mulled wine.
  • Black Willow Winery – our own Black Willow Winery chocolate barks and brittles paired with one of our grape or honey wines.
  • *Honeymoon Trail Winery – Serving our Decadent Chocolate Covered Cherry wine paired with luscious cheesecake - It's Divine!
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate – Chocolate swirl cheesecake paired with our Chocolate Obsession wine.
  • Flight of Five Winery Barker Chocolate Box chocolate fountain and barks paired with 2 of our Signature Wines
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor – Chocolate hearts made by Niagara's Honeymoon Sweets, in Niagara Falls, (featured chocolatier at recent Academy awards!), paired with our wines.
  • Schwenk Wine Cellars – Wines paired with Oliver's Chocolates from Batavia, NY.
  • Niagara Landing Wine Cellars – Specialty chocolates made with our own wines, by Jacolatte, Wheatfield, NY.
  • BlackBird Cider WorksDark chocolate hearts from Fowler's, paired with Organic Oak Barrel Aged Semi-Sweet.
  • Lake Ontario Winery – Black Pearl Chocolate Truffle brownies paired with our Black Pearl wine and other reds.
  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars – Cabernet Sauvignon, infused chocolate mini cup. Sample wine directly from the chocolate cup, made by Midnight Run Wine Cellars.
  • Leonard Oakes Estate Winery – 2011 Vidal Blanc Ice Wine paired with White Chocolate shaped hearts with Lemon Zest from Della's Chocolate
  • Freedom Run WineryChocolates paired with a choice of dry or sweet red & white wines.
  • Chateau Niagara Winerypairing our new dessert wine, Kagor, with chocolate truffles in raspberry cocoa.

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards and Eveningside Vineyards will not be participating on Friday only.

*Honeymoon Trail Winery will be closing on Sunday, Feb 16 at 3:30 pm.

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taste of the trailApril 4–6 and 11–13, 2014: Taste of the Trail
Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm

Single Weekend Price: $20 advance / $25 at the door;
Two Weekends Price: $40 at the door


Experience wine & food pairing on the Niagara Wine Trail over two weekends. Taste a different sample paired perfectly with a wine at each winery. Explore half of the trail each weekend (see below).

Tickets include a tasting of 3 wines and one sample of cuisine at each winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

Tickets do not include transportation. A list of suggested companies may be found here. A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge. Price does not include tax.

April 4–6 Participating wineries and pairings (purchase tickets at wineries):

  • BlackBird Cider Works – Spent Grain Pretzels from Woodcock Brothers Brewing Company, with a gourmet mustard dip. Pretzels paired with our draft hard cider
  • Black Willow Winery – Spiedini of fresh mozzarella, basil, & tomato dressed with our very own artisan Hojiblanca olive oil and 18yr aged balsamic, accompanied with a crostini
  • Chateau Niagara Winery – Pasta sampler paired with new release Bliss wine (blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay)
  • Lake Ontario Winery – Pairing Semi Dry Riesling with (appetizer size) baguette bread topped with homemade mozzarella & drizzled with a mild olive oil and cinnamon pear balsamic vinegar
  • Leonard Oakes Estate Winery – Beef Stew made with our 2012 Cambourcin; the same wine is also the recommended pairing
  • Schulze Vineyards – Pasta salad with roasted vegetables citrus vinaigrette and asiago cheese, by Cream & Sugar Ice Cream Cafe, Lockport. Recommended pairings are Chardonnay Reserve for the dry palate, Vidal Blanc for the semi dry palate, and Niagara for the sweet palate. On Saturday, 4/5 live music at the winer with Dave Stoll (guitar and vocals) 2-5pm
  • Schwenk Wine Cellars – Chicken and rice soup made with Stone Bottom Cayuga White wine, paired with a Wine Bread made with Lighthouse White wine
  • Spring Lake Winery –Bruschetta Italiano paired with Zinfandel and White Merlot
  • Vizcarra Vineyards – Mini cupcakes paired with Becker Blue blueberry wine: Blushing peach melba mini cupcake with a vanilla bean buttercream; Peach cake, accented with black raspberry and vanilla bean, vanilla bean buttercream and cobbler garnish.
  • The Winery at Marjim ManorPizza Fondue paired with choice of dry, medium, or sweet wine: True Blue or Legacy(dry), Sophia's Sunrise (medium), Blue Beryl (sweet)

April 11–13 Participating wineries and pairings:

  • A Gust of Sun Winery – Creamy, vegetarian carrot soup, infused with Sweet Westies White wine
  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards – D’avolio olive oils will be featuring breads with artisanal olive oils, which go great with many of our red wines
  • Eveningside Vineyards – Chocolate Brownies paired with red wines
  • Flight of Five Winery – Lock 68 wine paired with Pesto Chicken Sliders (a vegetarian option will be available)
  • Freedom Run Winery – Choose a sample of one of our Bistro's flat breads paired with a wine: Sun-dried Tomato Pesto with Chardonnay; Sautéed green & Sun-dried tomato with Pinot Noir; Chicken Bacon ranch with Cabernet Franc; Buffalo Chicken with Gewurztraminer.
  • Honeymoon Trail Winery – Food samples provided by the Wine Trail Italian Bistro
  • Long Cliff Winery – Pinot Noir paired with Prime Rib Soup from Garlock's Restaurant, Lockport
  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars – Coconut curry chicken paired with Riesling
  • Niagara Landing Wine Cellars – Assorted artisan and stuffed breads with a variety of dips that pair with any of our wines
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate – A choice of either Pinot Noir or Pinot Gris, paired with Bruschetta on Crostini from Red Coach Inn, Niagara Falls
 

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wine trail blossomsMay 9, 10, 11, 2014: Wine Trail Blossoms
12th Anniversary of the Wine Trail

Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
advance tickets on sale until 5/8/14 at 9pm est. online

Price: $40/person or $70/couple advance online* - ended

Celebrate spring and the blossoming of the Niagara Wine Trail! This year we are celebrating our 12th anniversary with a special flower gift. Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and flower at each winery, a commemorative wine glass and wine carafe vase from your starting winery.

Tickets do not include transportation. A list of suggested companies may be found here. A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge. Price does not include tax.

*Couples ticket includes wine tasting and a wine glass for each person; only one carafe per couple. Flowers and carafe available while supplies last.

*We highly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance. Tickets might be sold at the door at a limited number of wineries ONLY if the event does not sell out - this is not guaranteed.

Participating wineries:

  • BlackBird Cider Works
  • Schulze Vineyards
  • A Gust of Sun Winery
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor
  • Spring Lake Winery
  • Niagara Landing
  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
  • Chateau Niagara Winery
  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars
  • Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
  • Eveningside Vineyards
  • Vizcarra Vineyards
  • Black Willow Winery
  • Freedom Run Winery
  • Honeymoon Trail Winery
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate
  • Long Cliff Winery
  • Lake Ontario Winery
  • Flight of Five Winery
  • Schwenk Wine Cellars

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wine and cheesewJune 13, 14, 15, 2014: Wine and Cheese
Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Price: $30/advance online; $35/at the door


Sponsored by: Yancey's Fancy, New York's Artisan Cheesesyancey's fancy cheese

Taste Yancey’s Fancy NYS Artisan cheese at each winery paired perfectly with a wine during Father’s Day weekend! Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and cheese sample at each winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

Tickets do not include transportation. A list of suggested companies may be found here. A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge. Price does not include tax.

Participating wineries & cheese pairings:

  • A Gust of Sun Winery - Smoked Gouda
  • Long Cliff Winery - Gouda paired with flight of Pinot Noir
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor – Fresh Killer Dill cheese paired with Peach for the Stars and Starlight wines
  • Spring Lake Winery – Pepperoni Cheddar
  • Lake Ontario Winery – Strawberry Chardonnay Cheddar
  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars – Natural Smoked Applewood Double Cream Cheddar
  • Chateau Niagara Winery – Bergonost (paired with Semi-Dry Riesling)
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate – Champagne Cheddar
  • Flight of Five Winery – Maple with Bacon Cheddar
  • BlackBird Cider Works – Roasted Garlic Cheddar
  • Schwenk Wine Cellars – Smoked Gouda with Bacon
  • Freedom Run Winery – XXX Sharp Cheddar - White
  • Leonard Oakes Estate Winery – Chipotle Cheddar
  • Black Willow Winery – XXX Sharp Cheddar - Yellow
  • Schulze Vineyards – Double Cream Cheddar pair with Siegfried (dry palette) Riesling (semi dry), and Catawba (sweet)
  • Eveningside Vineyards – Peppadew Cheddar (paired with Riesling)
  • Vizcarra Vineyards – Steakhouse Onion Cheddar
  • Honeymoon Trail Winery – Strawberry Chardonnay Cheddar
  • Niagara Landing – Horseradish & Smoked Bacon Cheddar
  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards – Natural Smoked Applewood Double Cream Cheddar


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wine festival

 



July 26 & 27, 2014 • Academy Park, Lewiston NY
Saturday 12-7pm, Sunday 12-6pm
Price: $25/advance online; $30/at the festival

Purchase Advance Tickets

For more info visit: www.niagarawineandculinaryfestival.com
Join us for our 6th annual wine and culinary festival!


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harvest festivalSeptember 19, 20, 21, 2014: Harvest Fest 
Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Price: $30/advance online; $35/at the door

Purchase Advance Tickets

Celebrate harvest season with wine and food pairing! Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and sample of harvest-themed cuisine at each participating winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

Tickets do not include transportation. A list of suggested companies may be found here. A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge. Price does not include tax.

Participating wineries:

  • BlackBird Cider Works
  • Schulze Vineyards – Cream and Sugar Ice Cream Cafe, Lockport – Grilled flatbread with Roasted Apples, Local Bacon and Goat cheese paired with: Chardonnay Reserve or Old Barn Red (Dry palate); Vidal Blanc (Semi dry palate); Thirty Mile Point Niagara (Sweet palate)
  • A Gust of Sun Winery
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor – pairing wines with Peach Cobbler (made from locally grown peaches) and serving Marjim Peach Bellinis (made with our sparkling apple and peach wines)
  • Spring Lake Winery – samples of Turkey sliders paired with wines
  • Niagara Landing
  • Chateau Niagara Winery
  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars
  • Leonard Oakes Estate Winery – Pulled pork paired with Fuji Apple wine or Steampunk Cider
  • Eveningside Vineyards
  • Vizcarra Vineyards
  • Black Willow Winery
  • Freedom Run Winery
  • Honeymoon Trail Winery
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate
  • Long Cliff Winery
  • Lake Ontario Winery
  • Flight of Five Winery
  • Schwenk Wine Cellars – pairing Traminette or One Eye'd Jack apple wines with Pumpkin Pie (made with our home-grown pumpkins)

* Arrowhead Spring Vineyards will not be participating in this event

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hallowineOctober 17, 18, 19, 2014:
Hallowine - Murder Mystery Weekend!**

Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Price: $30/advance online; $35/at the door

Purchase Advance Tickets

The Madd Hatter Murder:
Who murdered famous milliner Millie Nerton? Come down the rabbit hole to solve this murder mystery!

Our annual murder mystery. Come as yourself or in costume! Collect clues and interview a different suspect character at each participating winery** to solve the murder mystery. Submit your guess at your last winery. Correct guesses will be entered in a drawing to win prizes (you do not need to visit each winery to submit your guess).

Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and clues at each winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

Participating Wineries

** BlackBird Cider Works will NOT accept groups with over 20 people for this event without a reservation. You MUST have a prior reservation made directly with BlackBird Cider Works.

**Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, A Gust of Sun winery, Black Willow Winery, Cheateau Niagara Winery, Midnight Run Wine Cellars, Honeymoon Trail Winery and Eveningside Vineyards will NOT be participating in this event.

Tickets do not include transportation. A list of suggested companies may be found here. A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge. Price does not include tax.

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share the bountyNovember 7, 8, 9, 10, 2014: Share the Bounty
Veterans Day Weekend
Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Price: Each winery will have different charges for tastings.
Please see below for details.

There are no tickets sold for this event.

Our annual charitable event to benefit our food banks, food pantries and charities.

Does not include transportation. A list of suggested companies may be found here. A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge. Price does not include tax.

Participating wineries (donations TBS):

  • BlackBird Cider Works
  • Schulze Vineyards
  • A Gust of Sun Winery
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor
  • Spring Lake Winery
  • Niagara Landing
  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
  • Chateau Niagara Winery
  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars
  • Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
  • Eveningside Vineyards
  • Vizcarra Vineyards
  • Black Willow Winery
  • Freedom Run Winery
  • Honeymoon Trail Winery
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate
  • Long Cliff Winery
  • Lake Ontario Winery
  • Flight of Five Winery
  • Schwenk Wine Cellars
 

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holiday happeningDecember 5–7 and 12–14, 2014: Holiday Happening
Friday 12pm-5pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm
Price: $40/person or $70/couple advance online* Limited Tickets!

Purchase Advance Tickets

Our special holiday gift this year is a cork wreath basket! Collect a cork at each winery along the trail over two weekends to add to your cork wreath. Perfect for decorating this holiday season, or giving as a gift!

Tickets are valid for each day of the event, so you can spread your wine tasting out over the two weekends. Please retain your ticket and wine glass if attending multiple days. Tickets include 3 tastes of wine and a cork from each winery, and a commemorative wine glass and cork wreath from your starting winery.

Tickets do not include transportation. A list of suggested companies may be found here. A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge. Price does not include tax.

Participating wineries:

  • BlackBird Cider Works
  • Schulze Vineyards
  • A Gust of Sun Winery
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor
  • Spring Lake Winery
  • Niagara Landing
  • Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
  • Chateau Niagara Winery
  • Midnight Run Wine Cellars
  • Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
  • Eveningside Vineyards
  • Vizcarra Vineyards
  • Black Willow Winery
  • Freedom Run Winery
  • Honeymoon Trail Winery
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate
  • Long Cliff Winery
  • Lake Ontario Winery
  • Flight of Five Winery
  • Schwenk Wine Cellars

*Couples ticket includes wine tasting and a wine glass for each person; only one cork wreath per couple. Gifts available while supplies last.

*We highly recommend purchasing tickets online in advance. Tickets might be sold at the door at a limited number of wineries ONLY if the event does not sell out in advance - at the door ticket sales is not guaranteed.

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