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


Elizabeth Maute
Niagara Wine Trail Coordinator