July 25th and July 26th in the Village of Lewiston
Niagara County, NY – The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating their 7th annual Niagara USA Wine Festival event at Lewiston’s Academy Park. This year’s festival takes place Saturday, July 25th from Noon to 7 PM and Sunday, July 26th from Noon to 6 PM. This year’s lineup features offerings from 17 wineries, at least 20 vendors, and several feature presentations including panel discussions live music, demonstrations and even an interactive game show complete with prizes. The wineries and vendors include:
|810 Meadworks||(716) Clubhouse Food Truck|
|A Gust of Sun Winery||Barker Chocolate Box|
|Arrowhead Spring Vineyards||Becker Farms|
|BlackBird Cider Works||Burning Asphalt Sauces|
|Chateau Niagara Winery||Casa Antica|
|Eveningside Vineyards||Cream & Sugar Cafe|
|Flight of Five Winery||Donna Eickes (Lockport, NY Caterer)|
|Freedom Run Winery||D’Avolio Olive Olis|
|Mayer’s Lake Ontario Winery||Designated Drivers of WNY|
|Leonard Oakes Estate Winery||Gourmet Gift Land Dip Mixers|
|Long Cliff Vineyards & Winery||American Collectibles Lolita Wine Glasses|
|Midnight Run Wine Cellars||LynOaken Farms|
|Niagara Landing Wine Cellars||Mommy-O Design|
|Schulze Vineyards & Winery||Nando’s Italian Pizelles|
|The Winery at Marjim Manor||Seas the Day Seafood Truck|
|Victorianbourg Wine Estate||The Bavarian Nut Company|
|Vizcarra Vineyards||The Great Foodini Food Truck|
|The House of Olives|
|Yancey’s Fancy NY State Artisan Cheeses|
|Sheraton at the Falls Hotel in Niagara Falls will also be in attendance with a giveaway and prizes.|
Live music and wine education seminars are free and open to all festival attendees for both days. The Festival Events Schedule includes the following features under the Main Tent:
|2:00 PM||Panel Discussion: “Unique Drinks – From Hard Cider to Mead”||2:00 PM||Talk & Demonstration by Nando’s Pizelle’s|
|3:00 PM||Panel Discussion: “Wine for Dessert?”||3:00 PM||Cooking Demonstration by Niagara County Community College|
|4:00 PM||Test Your Knowledge! A wine game show with prizes||4:00 PM||Live Music|
|5:00 PM||Live Music by the Red Wine Effect|
Pre-sale tickets are available online for $25 (plus applicable sales tax) until Friday, July 24th at 9 PM EST. Event tickets can also be purchased at the event for $30, plus applicable sales tax.Advance ticket sales include $5 worth of coupons valid towards the purchase of wine at the festival. Participants can also receive a free 6 bottle reusable wine tote with each 6 bottle purchase made at the festival (while supplies last, retail value $5).
All event tickets include the tasting of 3 wines at each of the participating wineries at the event and a commemorative tasting glass, while supplies last. Tickets are valid for both festival daysand a wine pick-up service is available to patrons to keep hands free while enjoying the festival. Wine purchases will not be held overnight.
Many local vendors will be on hand offering culinary delights and refreshments for festival-goers to purchase, as food items are not included in the festival ticket price.
Designated drivers and festival participants under the age of 21 are admitted free of charge, and parking for the festival is free in the Village of Lewiston. A full list of participating wineries, vendors and schedule of events may be found at www.NiagaraUSAWineFestival.com and in the complimentary brochure available to participants at the event entrance.