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Sips and Dips! Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Each Sunday in August, (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th) participating wineries will pair a light dip-able snack with a featured wine, mead or cider.

Bite-size portions of a participating winery’s chosen appetizer or dessert is included with their tasting fee, or as a separate add-on for that particular day. Tasting fees and pairings will vary in price per winery.

Pairings for August 28th, 2016:
Flight of Five Winery
Cucumber Feta Dip

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
To be announced!

The Winery at Marjim Manor
Two bread spreads; Cabernet Sauvignon with Cherry spread and White Wine Bruschetta.

Spring Lake Winery
Nana’s Biscotti dipped in chocolate, suggested pairing is Cabernet.

A Gust of Sun Winery – Ransomville
A dip mix by Tastefully Simple: Garlic Garlic served with beer bread or pretzels. Each week a different flavor with a suggested pairing. Dips available for purchase.

Freedom Run Winery & Vineyards
Sweet Hot Pepper Relish/Cream Cheese dip paired with Catawba and 2013 Estate Meritage.

Victorianbourg Wine Estate
Indulge your plate with a scrumptious white wine sun-dried tomato basil dip paired with our unique and delicious Traminettes (one dry and one semi-sweet). Our dry Special Selection Traminette is a crisp white bursting with notes of apple, citrus, and spice with a slightly floral aroma. Our semi-sweet Traminette has strong notes of spice, honey, apricot, orange, and melons. Two truly decadent wine.

Schulze Vineyards & Winery
Creamy Mexican Corn Dip

Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards
Honey Apple Pecan DipNew pairings added to the line up all week long!

Honeymoon Trail Winery
To be announced!

 

Tastings on Sundays are from 12pm – 5pm. Calling ahead to wineries is recommended for groups of 6 or more. Samples each weekend are available in limited supply, so come early!

 

Sips and Dips! August 21st, 2016

Each Sunday in August, (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th) participating wineries will pair a light dip-able snack with a featured wine, mead or cider.

Bite-size portions of a participating winery’s chosen appetizer or dessert is included with their tasting fee, or as a separate add-on for that particular day. Tasting fees and pairings will vary in price per winery.

Pairings for August 21st, 2016:

Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards
Garden Medley Dip

Flight of Five Winery
Cannoli Dip with Lock 71

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
Chocolate fountain with fresh fruit – goes well with several sweet or dry wines!

The Winery at Marjim Manor
Two bread spreads; Cabernet Sauvignon with Cherry spread and White Wine Bruschetta.

Spring Lake Winery
Nana’s Biscotti dipped in chocolate, suggested pairing is Cabernet.

A Gust of Sun Winery – Ransomville
Try a different dip mix by Tastefully Simple: Dill Pickle Dip served with beer bread or pretzels. Each week a different flavor with a suggested pairing. Dips available for purchase.

Freedom Run Winery & Vineyards
Sweet Hot Pepper Relish/Cream Cheese dip paired with Catawba and 2013 Estate Meritage.

Victorianbourg Wine Estate
Indulge your plate with a scrumptious white wine sun-dried tomato basil dip paired with our unique and delicious Traminettes (one dry and one semi-sweet). Our dry Special Selection Traminette is a crisp white bursting with notes of apple, citrus, and spice with a slightly floral aroma. Our semi-sweet Traminette has strong notes of spice, honey, apricot, orange, and melons. Two truly decadent wine.

Schulze Vineyards & Winery
Creamy Mexican Corn Dip

Honeymoon Trail Winery
Vegetable dip paired with Full Moon and Pink Diamond wines

 

New pairings added to the line up all week long!

Tastings on Sundays are from 12pm – 5pm. Calling ahead to wineries is recommended for groups of 6 or more. Samples each weekend are available in limited supply, so come early!

 

Sips and Dips! August 14th, 2016

Each Sunday in August, (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th) participating wineries will pair a light dip-able snack with a featured wine, mead or cider.

Bite-size portions of a participating winery’s chosen appetizer or dessert is included with their tasting fee, or as a separate add-on for that particular day. Tasting fees and pairings will vary in price per winery.

Pairings for August 14th, 2016:

Flight of Five Winery
BLT Dip with Lock 67 or 70

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
Chocolate fountain with fresh fruit – goes well with several sweet or dry wines!

The Winery at Marjim Manor
Two bread spreads; Cabernet Sauvignon with Cherry spread and White Wine Bruschetta.

Spring Lake Winery
Nana’s Biscotti dipped in chocolate, suggested pairing is our Cabernet.

A Gust of Sun Winery – Ransomville
Try a different dip mix by Tastefully Simple: Zesty Honey BBQ served with beer bread or pretzels. Each week a different flavor with a suggested pairing. Dips available for purchase.

Freedom Run Winery
Sweet Hot Pepper Relish/Cream Cheese dip paired with Catawba and 2013 Estate Meritage.

Victorianbourg Wine Estate
Indulge your plate with a scrumptious white wine sun-dried tomato basil dip paired with our unique and delicious Traminettes (one dry and one semi-sweet). Our dry Special Selection Traminette is a crisp white bursting with notes of apple, citrus, and spice with a slightly floral aroma. Our semi-sweet Traminette has strong notes of spice, honey, apricot, orange, and melons. Two truly decadent wine.

Schulze Vineyards & Winery
Creamy Mexican Corn Dip

Honeymoon Trail Winery
A light and fluffy fruit dip paired with White Lace Riesling blend and Chocolate Cherry wine.

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Creamy Spinach Party Dip with 2011 Reserve Chardonnay. Stop by the bakery and gift shop for samples.

 

New pairings added to the line up all week long!

Tastings on Sundays are from 12pm – 5pm. Calling ahead to wineries is recommended for groups of 6 or more. Samples each weekend are available in limited supply, so come early!

 

Sips and Dips each Sunday in August

Niagara County, NY – Sundays in August wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail will participate in “Sips and Dips” – a summer-time take on the popular wine and snack pairings the wine trail have been promoting this year.

Each Sunday in August, the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, participating wineries will pair a light dip-able snack with a featured wine, mead or cider.

The samples will work similar to the way they did this past March and in May for the respective “Sips and Soups” and “May Munchies” Sunday pairings. Bite-size portions of a participating winery’s chosen appetizer or dessert is included with their tasting fee, or as a separate add-on for that particular day. Tasting fees and pairings will vary in price per winery.

Pairings for August 7th, 2016:

Flight of Five Winery: Herbed Yogurt Dip paired with Locktender

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars: Soft Pretzel Bites and Cheese Dip, suggested pairings: Sweet Concord/Rosebud White/ Pilots Choice/ Riesling-Chardonnay

The Winery at Marjim Manor: Two bread spreads; Cabernet Sauvignon with Cherry spread and White Wine Bruschetta.

A Gust of Sun Winery (Ransomville Location): Try a different dip mix by Tastefully Simple each week with a suggested pairing.

Spring Lake Winery: Nana’s Biscotti dipped in chocolate, suggested pairing is our Cabernet.

A complete list of wineries participating each week and their pairing will be posted on the trail’s website, in the weekly newsletter, and on social media using the hashtag #SipsandDips.

Tastings on Sundays are from 12pm – 5pm. Reservations are recommended for groups of 6 or more. Samples each weekend are available in limited supply, so patrons are encouraged to come early.

Additional information on the wineries of the Niagara Wine Trail USA and a map of locations may be found at http://www.niagarawinetrail.org.

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Contact:
Elizabeth Maute
Niagara Wine Trail Coordinator
e-mail: lizrose@niagarawinetrail.org

A Locavore’s Delight

Featured Winery:
Chateau Niagara Winery
Smell that?
No, it’s not wine – it’s herbs!
Sage, Thyme, Lavender, Oregano, and Savory to be exact 
You might notice walking through the property at Chateau Niagara there is more than just vines growing this year. Instead of fruit, you’ll find some rows of plants that are sure to be an accompaniment to your meal besides wine.
The field of herbs you’ll find is a new project started by owners, Jim and Kathy Baker, who are just as passionate about their food and they are about their wine.
The Lavender, shown above being harvested, is used for both its flower and scent as well as a culinary spice.
Herbs de Niagara 
 
Soon you will be able to purchase the special herbs at the winery, a blend being called Herbs de Niagara, that is sure to bring excellent flavor to your dishes.
A Locavore experience to be paired with Chateau Niagara wines!
And now, back to the wine. . . 
Besides new herbs, the winery is showing progress in their newly planted Cabernet Franc. The dry summer is great for established vines, but these young ones need to be watered closely.
The winery is also only one of three growers of the “Saperavi” grape in NY State.
New clusters (shown directly below the Cabernet Franc planting photo), show a lot of promise. The grape is a Georgian variety they will be harvesting this year. Look for this new grape to show up in the tasting room soon!
 

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