Hallowine – October

October 20-21, 2018

Hours: Saturday 10am-5pm,
Sunday 12pm-5pm

Price: $30/person
Online tickets ONLY*
NO at the door sales for this event.


Purchase Tickets

No tickets will be sold at the door for this event – Send us an email if you need help.

*We highly recommend groups purchasing tickets online in advance UNDER ONE ORDER. 

**Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, A Gust of Sun Winery (Ransomville & Spencerport), Black Willow Winery, and Midnight Run Wine Cellars will NOT be participating in this event, but will be open regular hours.

FOOD will be available at the following wineries:

  • Niagara Landing Wine Cellars:
    • Sea’s the Day Seafood food truck
    • Center Street Smokehouse food truck from Batavia.
    • Vantel Pearls (vendor)
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor:
    • Fat Bob’s food truck
  • Salamaca Estate Winery
    • Food trucks on site both days
  • Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms
    • Chicken BBQ dinner, new Brewpub Food Service window, Dog House.
    • Homemade Pies and Fudge offered in the Farm Market. Donuts and Cider Barn will be open.
    • Haunted Hayrides, Pumpkin Fiesta & Becker Mountain, Pony rides, Goat races.
    • Signature Cocktail Bar with featured drinks from Black Button Distillery.
HOW TO HALLOWINE – A must read!

Questions? Need Help? E-mail us!

All wineries will be open for regular tastings during Hallowine. Click here for a map and hours.

Our annual murder mystery is a 1920’s Oscars Theme!

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 wine prizes (you do not need to visit each winery to submit your guess). 

Participating Wineries, Your First Clue, & Mystery Synopsis/Answer Listed Below ∨ 

Tickets are valid for both days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines at each participating winery, a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery, and clues to solve the mystery.

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.

*BlackBird Cider Works: Advanced reservation directly with the cidery for parties of 15 or more guests is required. BlackBird Cider Works will not be accepting reservations the day of the event. Groups that arrive without a confirmed reservation will be turned away.

* The Winery at Marjim Manor: does not accept any limos or buses after 4 PM. Please time your arrival appropriately.

* Schwenk Wine Cellars will accept no groups over 12 people after 4 PM unless prearranged with the winery before the day of the event.

It is May, 1929 and the first Oscar Awards have been held. Author Fitzgerald Scott was fuming about what Director Custer Beaton did with his epic novel Just North of Olcott. He was shocked when it won for best picture. As he threw one of his famous temper tantrums, Scott was escorted out of the theater. The ballroom was set up so as each star was introduced, a set of curtains whisked open. Imagine everyone’s shock when the curtains opened and Fitzgerald Scott’s body fell forward. Who did the dastardly deed?

  • Director Custer Beaton: He took a serious novel and turned it into a Jazz Age Review.
  • Actor Barry Johnmore: Best known for playing detective Sam Shovel. He fancies himself quite the detective.
  • Actress Gillian Lish: America’s Darling – and thinks all men love her.
  • Hotelier Statler Hilton: Like all rich men, he thinks he runs the world. Now he wants to conquer film making.
  • Screenwriter Lewis Sinclair: Has a book of her own she believes would make a better movie. (That is a pen name – only men get published after all. Real name is Louise Sinclair.
  • Band Leader (and score creator) Lord Bellington: From a hotel gig to most sought after composer. Not bad for a young man.
  • Journalist/Gossip Columnist Zelda Zoppler: She always seems to have the inside scoop.
  • Actress Sharlene S Haplin: She has a thing for FitzGerald Scott or is it Barry Johnmore. She won the best actress Oscar.
  • Emcee Rudy Valentine: When not singing love songs, her introductions aren’t bad.
  • Please start at the winery you selected when purchasing your ticket(s).
  • Participating wineries each have a suspect for you to interview. Please select the wineries that will allow you to meet each suspect once.
  • Each suspect can give you information and clues. They can answer questions. As you collect the clues, you will be able to solve the murder.
  • When you have solved the murder, fill in the back of your Hallowine ticket and leave it at the last winery you visit. That will allow you to be eligible for prizes. At the next wine trail meeting, we will put the correct answers in a hat and draw out the winners.
  • Each winner will receive gift certificates for a bottle of wine from one of the participating wineries.
  • Dressing in costume to fit the theme is encouraged! You can take pictures and post them on Social Media with #UncorkNWT.
  • 810 Meadworks
    • Band Leader Lord Belllington
  • Blackbird Cider Works *(see group reservation policy)
    • Gossip Columnist Zelda Zoppler
  • Chateau Niagara Winery
    • Director Custer Beaton
  • Freedom Run Winery
    • Actor Barry Johnmore
  • Honeymoon Trail Winery
    • Actress Sharlene Shaplin
  • Lake Ontario Winery
    • Hotelier Statler Hilton
  • Leonard Oakes Estate Winery 
    • Gossip Columnist Zelda Zoppler
  • Liten Buffel
    • Director Custer Beaton
  • Long Cliff Vineyards & Winery 
    • Actress Gilllian Lish
  • Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
    • Rudi Valentine
  • Salamaca Estate Winery
    • Hotelier Statler HIlton
  • Schulze Vineyards & Winery
    • Actress Gilllian Lish
  • Schwenks Wine Cellars *(see group policy above)
    • Band Leader Lord Belllington
  • Spring Lake Winery
    • Actress Sharlene Shaplin
  • The Winery at Marjim Manor *(see group policy above)
    • Screenwriter Lewis Sinclair
  • Victorianbourg Wine Estate
    • Actor Barry Johnmore
  • Vizcarra Vineyards
    • Rudi Valentine

Will be posted after the event