In anticipation of the Niagara Wine Trail Taste of the Trail event in April, for the month of March various wineries along the trail be hosting “Sips and Soups Sundays.” 
Each Sunday, March 6th, 13th and 20th, participating wineries will pair a soup with a featured wine, cider or mead.
The list of participating wineries and their soup pairing for March 6, 2016:
• The Winery at Marjim Manor:
Broccoli and Cheese soup, paired with Jewel in the Crown or 50
Windows wines


• Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards:
Prime Rib Pinot, featuring and paired with 2012 Pinot Noir
Cream of Broccoli Soup, paired with 2012 Pinot Gris Reserve
Spicy Chicken Gumbo, paired with 2012 Semi-Sweet Riesling

All soups provided by Garlocks Restaurant in Lockport, NY. For $5 guests can taste all 3 soups and their perfectly paired accompaniment. PLUS – On Sundays in March mix & match these highlighted wines to create your own 3-Pack & enjoy $10 off your total purchase price!

• Schulze Vineyards & Winery:
Vidal Ice Wine Butternut Squash Soup from Cream, Sugar Cafe, Lockport NY. The buttery flavor of the soup is enhanced by the Vidal Ice Wines rich apricot, melon and raw honey nuances. Suggested pairing Vidal Blanc semi dry.

• Spring Lake Winery:
Serving Nana’s homemade chicken noodle soup paired with Riesling.

• Honeymoon Trail Winery:
Chili paired with our dry red Full Moon and sweet red Chillin Concord.

• Flight of Five Winery:
Crockpot Potato Soup paired with Lock 68 or Canawler Chardonnay (recipe from our newsletter!)

• Lake Ontario Winery
Smokey Apple Cheddar Soup.

• Victorianbourg
Victorianbourg will be serving a Breton-style Venison, Pepper and Corn Cream Chowder, paired with 2014 Pinot Noir.

• Black Willow Winery
Butternut Squash Bisque with a drizzle of Black Willow Toasted Sesame oil and parmesan croutons paired with Black Willow Chardonnay, Trilogy White, Riesling or Classic Diamond

• Freedom Run Winery
Freedom Run Tomato Basil Soup, slow simmered tomato soup with the subtle, smoky spice of chipotle pepper. Paired with Conspiracy Red, or Conspiracy White. Soup will also be available for sale accompanied by a grilled cheese quesadilla wedge.

• Midnight Run Wine Cellars
Creamy baked potato cheddar soup, garnished with scallions. Complimentary samples, and available for sale by the cup.

• A Gust of Sun Winery
A surprise pairing! Stop by either location (Ransomville or Spencerport) to find out what soup we have in store for this weekend!

•Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms
Ginger Coconut Carrot Bisque paired with our Riesling 2014.

•Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Beef stew with Frontenac.

A sample of the winery’s chosen soup is included with their tasting fee, which usually ranges from $2-$5.
March’s theme will be promoted using the hashtag #SipsandSoups. The trail encourages customers to use the hashtag in posts to share their own favorite “Sips and Soups” throughout the month.
Tastings on Sundays are from Noon – 5pm. Reservations are recommended for groups of 6 or more. Soup samples are available in limited supply, so patrons are encouraged to come early.
Additional information on the wineries of the trail and a map of locations may be found at
Elizabeth Maute
Niagara Wine Trail Coordinator