For the month of May various wineries along the trail be hosting “May Munchies” each Sunday.
Participating wineries will pair a light snack with a featured wine, cider or mead.
The list of participating wineries and snack pairing for May 15, 2016:
The Winery at Marjim Manor
Marjim Macaroni Salad: A summer favorite with a Marjim Twist. Pairs with Lord of the Manor or 100 Windows.
Lake Ontario Winery
Belgium style waffle with chocolate and strawberries, paired with Lake Ridge Barrel Aged red wines.
Victorianbourg Wine Estate
Spanakopita (a Greek savory dish of cheeses, scallions, spinach flavored with olive oil, lemon juice, and assorted spices, all wrapped in a crispy filo dough), paired with our two delightful and intensely flavorful Traminette wines: Off-Dry Traminette Special Selection (for dry wine drinkers), and Semi-Sweet Traminette (for those who prefer sweeter wines).
Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery, Inc.
5 samples to choose 3 (three) pairings of wine & pretzel crisps from for $4. Options include:
– Original Pretzel Crisps & Hennepin Platinum (Dry Rose wine) – Unique blend makes a tart & crisp dry wine option for a refreshing summer party drink.
– Garlic Parmesan & 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve – Crisp, elegant and fresh! Grassy aromatics. Bright palate filled with tropical notes & refreshing acidity.
– Everything Flavor paired w/ 2012 Pinot Noir – Finished in American oak, the aging process in this barrel brings out bold vanilla notes, making the red fruit flavors feel sweeter.
– Salted Caramel & NV Semi Sweet Riesling (Palate friendly!) – The low acidity yields a silky soft wine with crisp stone fruit flavors. Candied apricots & peach jelly.
– Dark Chocolate & 2013 Lemberger Reserve (New Release!) – Buttered toast on the nose gives way to a rich palate of raspberry jam!
Black and white cookies with our new Semi-Dry Riesling.
Salamaca Estate Winery
Snack on homemade trail mix – pairs with any of our wines. A different flavor each week!
Spring Lake Winery
Zucchini Patties with sour cream topping, paired with Riesling. $8 tasting fee, comes with food tasting and wine tastes.
Flight of Five Winery
Spicy Citrus Popcorn paired with Lock 68 or Lock 69.
Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Autumn Pumpkin dip with apple slices paired with Eloquince.
Freedom Run Winery & Vineyards
Hot Pepper Relish with crackers paired with our Catawba wine, included in our $5 tasting fee.
Black Willow Winery
A tasty treat of Black Willow Garlic Ultra Premium Olive Oil Parmesan popcorn with toasted almonds. Yum!
BlackBird Cider Works
Semi-Sweet Organic Oak Barrel Aged Cider paired with Roasted Garlic Trisquit Snack Crackers.
Schulze Vineyards & Winery
Handcrafted olive hummus with cut up vegetables and pita chips paired with our (Dry) Old Barn Red. Subtle tannins in this wine build to a lingering finish of mocha and spice. Bright aromatics of raspberry and rich vanilla finish off this rustic and hearty blend.
Honeymoon Trail Winery
Bacon cheddar squares with dip, paired with our wines
A Gust of Sun Ransomville
We will have Nando’s Italian Pizzelles and Pickle Anne every Sunday with samples of their delicious munchies. Find your favorite munchies and our staff will assist you in picking the perfect pairing to meet your taste.
Vizcarra Vineyards at Becker Farms
Spicy sweet popcorn
Schwenk Wine Cellars
Tortilla Chips and Salsa
Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
Veggie and fruit tray
New pairings added to the line up during the week!
Use the hashtag #MayMunchies to share your favorite snacks as you taste along the trail.
A sample of the winery’s chosen pairing is included with their tasting, fees may vary. Tastings on Sundays are from Noon – 5pm. Reservations are recommended for groups of 6 or more. 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 http://www.niagarawinetrail.org.
Niagara Wine Trail Coordinator