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 soup pairing for March 20, 2016: 

The Winery at Marjim Manor: 

  • Broccoli and cheese soup with Jewel in the Crown or 50 Windows.

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 RieslingAll 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: 

  • Pumpkin Port wine soup by Cream and Sugar Cafe. Pairing wines: Chardonnay reserve (dry), Vidal Blanc (semi dry) and Catawba (sweet).

Spring Lake Winery: 

  • Nana’s homemade chicken noodle soup paired with Riesling.

Honeymoon Trail Winery: 

  • Chicken Dumpling soup with Chardonnay.

Flight of Five Winery: 

  • Nacho Grande Soup.

Lake Ontario Winery: 

  • Smokey Apple Cheddar Soup.

Victorianbourg Wine Estate: 

  • Breton-style Venison, Pepper and Corn Cream Chowder, paired with 2014 Pinot Noir.

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery:

  • Steampunk Cider with Root Vegetable Soup.

A Gust of Sun Winery Ransomville:

  • A surprise paring from Pig Kings BBQ. Join us for a pairing of fresh, local ingredients that’ll be delicious!

Vizcarra Vineyards:

  • House made French Onion soup with our Pinto Noir!

Black Willow Winery: 

  • Lobster Bisque paired with Trilogy White (Dry), Riesling (Semi) or Classic Diamond (Sweet).


New Soup pairings may be added to the line up during the week!

Use the hashtag #SipsandSoups to share your own favorite “Sips and Soups” throughout the month.

A sample of the winery’s chosen soup is included with their tasting fee, which usually ranges from $2-$5. 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