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Souper Sundays! – March 2018

Niagara County, NY – For the month of March various wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail USA will be hosting “Souper Sundays.” 

Each Sunday, March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, participating wineries will pair a soup with a featured wine, cider or mead.

A sample of the winery’s chosen soup is included with their tasting fee, unless otherwise specified. No tickets will be sold for this event.

Use the hashtag #SouperSunday and share your favorite pairing 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.

March 4th Pairings & Wineries:

• A Gust of Sun Winery Ransomville: Beef Bourginon Stew paired with Trismegistus (a dry, red, blend of Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, and Merlot). Quarts are available to purchase for $10, or enjoy dinner for $19 each or $33 for two (dinner includes a bowl of stew served over homemade mash potatoes with fresh focaccia bread and a glass of Trismegistus). Ashley’s Culinary Creations will be onsite offering delicious soups prepared specifically to go with this week’s featured wine.
• A Gust of Sun Winery Spencerport: Beef Stew paired with Trismegistus (a dry, red, blend of Cab Franc, Cab Sauv, and Merlot).
• Chateau Niagara Winery: Moroccan Beef Soup and Saperavi Wine.
• Honeymoon Trail Winery: Our Chillin Chili made with Honeymoon Trail Chillin Concord.
• Lake Ontario Winery: Tuscan Artichoke & Tomato Paired with Pirates Pieces of Eight wine.
• Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
• Midnight Run Wine Cellars
• Spring Lake Winery
• Victorianbourg Wine Estate: Experience a taste of Mexico with our Aztec Onion And Lime Soup With Blue Corn Dumplings paired with either our Chardonnay or Tropi. The crisp melon and pair notes of the Chardonnay perfect complement the earth and citrusy notes of the soup. For those who prefer their wine sweet. Tropi’s effervescence and tropical notes pair perfectly with the flavors of the Soup!
• Vizcarra Vineyards: French Onion paired with Traminette. Homemade soup also available by the cup $3.00 and bowl $5.00.
• Winery at Marjim Manor: Broccoli Cheddar soup with Jewel in the Crown.

March 11th Pairings & Wineries:

• A Gust of Sun Winery Ransomville: Chicken Tortilla Soup paired with Three Westies White (a dry, white, blend of Riesling, Cayuga White, Traminette, and Niagara). Ashley’s Culinary Creations will be onsite offering delicious soups prepared specifically to go with this week’s featured wine.
• A Gust of Sun Winery Spencerport: Chicken Tortilla Soup paired with Three Westies White (a dry, white, blend of Riesling, Cayuga White, Traminette, and Niagara).
• Black Willow Winery
• Chateau Niagara Winery: Hungarian Mushroom Soup and Bulls Blood Wine.
• Freedom Run Winery: Savory Sausage and Cheese paired with Riesling.
• Honeymoon Trail Winery: Chicken & Dumpling paired with our Honeymoon Spice White & Diamond wine.
• Lake Ontario Winery
• Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
• Midnight Run Wine Cellars: Loaded Potato Soup.
• Schulze Vineyards & Winery: Sweet and Spicy Chili. Starts out sweet and then delivers a spicy kick! Addictively delicious!
• Spring Lake Winery: Chili.
• Victorianbourg Wine Estate: Experience a taste of Mexico with our Aztec Onion And Lime Soup With Blue Corn Dumplings paired with either our Chardonnay or Tropi. The crisp melon and pair notes of the Chardonnay perfect complement the earth and citrusy notes of the soup. For those who prefer their wine sweet. Tropi’s effervescence and tropical notes pair perfectly with the flavors of the Soup!
• Vizcarra Vineyards: Chili paired with Vizcarra Red. Homemade soup also available by the cup $3.00 and bowl $5.00.
• Winery at Marjim Manor: Chili with Spring Lake Steuben.

March 18th Pairings & Wineries:

• A Gust of Sun Winery Ransomville: Mushroom and Rice paired with Pinot Noir. Ashley’s Culinary Creations will be onsite offering delicious soups prepared specifically to go with this week’s featured wine.
• A Gust of Sun Winery Spencerport: Mushroom and Rice paired with Pinot Noir.
• Black Willow Winery
• Chateau Niagara Winery: Dublin Coddle and Pinot Noir Wine.
• Honeymoon Trail Winery: Our Chili paired with Honeymoon Trail Full Moon Cabernet Blend.
• Lake Ontario Winery
• Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
• Liten Buffel: Tom Yum soup.
• Midnight Run Wine Cellars: Taco Soup.
• Schulze Vineyards & Winery: Butternut Squash Soup with Apple.
• Spring Lake Winery: Chili.
• Victorianbourg Wine Estate: Experience a taste of Mexico with our Aztec Onion And Lime Soup With Blue Corn Dumplings paired with either our Chardonnay or Tropi. The crisp melon and pair notes of the Chardonnay perfect complement the earth and citrusy notes of the soup. For those who prefer their wine sweet. Tropi’s effervescence and tropical notes pair perfectly with the flavors of the Soup!
• Vizcarra Vineyards: Harvest Mushroom paired with Pinot Gris. Homemade soup also available by the cup $3.00 and bowl $5.00.
• Winery at Marjim Manor: Chicken Soup with Lady in the Window.

March 25th Pairings & Wineries:

• A Gust of Sun Winery Ransomville: Creamy Corn Chowder paired with Chardonnay. Ashley’s Culinary Creations will be onsite offering delicious soups prepared specifically to go with this week’s featured wine.
• A Gust of Sun Winery Spencerport: Creamy Chicken and Dumpling paired with Chardonnay.
• Black Willow Winery
• Chateau Niagara Winery: Sausage and Riesling Cheese Soup paired with Riesling Wine.
• Freedom Run Winery: Creamy Parmesan Chicken and Mushroom paired with Conspiracy White.
• Honeymoon Trail Winery: Chicken Noodle Soup paired with Honeymoon Trail Pink Diamond.
• Lake Ontario Winery
• Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
• Liten Buffel: Tom Yum soup.
• Midnight Run Wine Cellars: Coconut Curry Chicken Soup.
• Spring Lake Winery: Chili.
• Victorianbourg Wine Estate: Experience a taste of Mexico with our Aztec Onion And Lime Soup With Blue Corn Dumplings paired with either our Chardonnay or Tropi. The crisp melon and pair notes of the Chardonnay perfect complement the earth and citrusy notes of the soup. For those who prefer their wine sweet. Tropi’s effervescence and tropical notes pair perfectly with the flavors of the Soup!
• Vizcarra Vineyards: Gazpacho paired with Chardonnay. Homemade soup also available by the cup $3.00 and bowl $5.00.
• Winery at Marjim Manor: Creamy Potato with Thursday Afternoon at 3.

Additional information on the wineries of the trail and a map of locations may be found at http://www.niagarawinetrail.org.

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Annual Celebration of Wine & Chocolate

Niagara County, NY – Your heart will be satisfied with the Niagara Wine Trail USA’s Be Mine with Wine event, February 10-11 and 17-18, 2018. Guests can tempt their taste buds at 10 wineries with confectionary delights, decadent chocolate, and savory treats over two weekends – the perfect Valentine’s Day escape!

“We all know February is the month of love,” says Cate Banks, Executive Director of the wine trail, “our annual ‘Be Mine with Wine’ weekends are the perfect setting for all wine lovers. Join us and taste for yourself – love is in the air – and in every sip!”

Event tickets are valid all four days of the event which takes place Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM and Sunday Noon – 5 PM. The self-guided wine pairing event begins at the first location of your choice where each guest will receive their tasting ticket and a keepsake wine glass from that starting winery. Each ticket includes 3 tastes of wine and the delicacy sample pairing at the ticket holders’ choice of 10 different participating wineries along the wine trail.

The wineries have teamed up with local chocolatiers, bake shops and caterers for the event. From decadent truffles to candied barks, from chocolate fondue to spicy and savory chocolate samples alike, delicious wine pairings await visitors along the Niagara Wine Trail.

Tickets and additional information, including a detailed list of pairings and participating wineries, may be found at www.niagarawinetrail.org.

Guests can save $5 by purchasing tickets in advance for $22 per person at the Niagara Wine Trail website until 9 PM on Thursday, February 8th. Tickets will be available to purchase directly at the wineries during the days of the event for $27 each.

A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. A complete list of featured pairings may be found on the trail’s website events page. Please note that the ticket prices do not include transportation.

The trail strongly recommends advance ticket purchases at the website, and encourages groups to purchase tickets in a single transaction to ensure each participant has the same starting winery. Groups traveling by bus or limousine must call and make reservations with each winery on their itinerary in advance of the event.

Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge.

###Media Contact:
Elizabeth Maute, Media Director
lizrose@niagarawinetrail.org

“Sips and Soups” Sundays in March 2017

Niagara County, NY – 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 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th, participating wineries will pair a soup with a featured wine, cider or mead.

A sample of the winery’s chosen soup is included with their tasting fee, unless otherwise specified. No tickets will be sold for this event.

Use the hashtag #SipsandSoups and share your favorite pairing 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.

March 5th Pairings & Wineries:

• Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards:
Soups from Garlocks Restaurant in Lockport:
Prime Rib Vegetable with 2012 Pinot Noir, Cream of Asparagus Soup with crisp 2012 Pinot Gris, and Danielle’s personal favorite pairing – Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Long Cliff’s Semi Sweet Riesling!
Come try the flight (3 soups, 3 wines) for just $5!

• Victorianbourg Wine Estate
Breton-style Venison, Pepper and Corn Cream Chowder: A true treat to the taste buds, this soup is an excellent pairing with our Pinot Noir.
Indulge in the hearty flavor of our Breton-style Venison, Pepper and Corn Cream Chowder soup. Our estate grown Pinot Noir’s smooth, fruity and alluring bouquet makes it ideal for food pairing and perfect for sipping.

• Midnight Run Wine Cellars
Loaded Potato Soup  paired with Sweet or Dry Niagara. Complimentary samples, and available for sale by the cup.

• Flight of Five Winery
Corn Chowder

• The Winery at Marjim Manor
Gumbo paired with Sophia’s Sunrise or Spring Lake Steuben

• Schulze Vineyards & Winery
Minestrone soup paired with Cabernet Franc Reserve.

• A Gust of Sun Winery (Ransomville & Spencerport locations)
Beef Barley Soup paired with Fedora Red

• Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
Coconut Curry Pumpkin soup paired with our Chardonnay

• Chateau Niagara Winery
Hungarian Mushroom Soup with Hungarian Style Wine-Bulls Blood.

• Lake Ontario Winery
Gumbo & shrimp and corn chowder paired with Lake Ontario Vidal Blanc

• Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
Hot Pepper wine chili paired with Rosebud Red or Merlot

• Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Herbed Carrot Soup paired with 2013 Grüner Veltliner

• Spring Lake Winery
Chicken Soup paired with our wines

• Honeymoon Trail Winery
Chicken chowder paired with Spiced white wine

March 12th Pairings & Wineries:

• Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards:
Soups from Garlocks Restaurant in Lockport:
Prime Rib Vegetable with 2012 Pinot Noir, Cream of Asparagus Soup with crisp 2012 Pinot Gris, and Danielle’s personal favorite pairing – Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Long Cliff’s Semi Sweet Riesling!
Come try the flight (3 soups, 3 wines) for just $5!

• Midnight Run Wine Cellars
Italian Pasta Soup & french bread paired with Red Storm. Complimentary samples, and available for sale by the cup.

• Flight of Five Winery
Spinach Artichoke Pesto Soup

• The Winery at Marjim Manor
Chicken Soup paired with Starlight or 100 Windows

• A Gust of Sun Winery (Ransomville & Spencerport locations)
Lemon Chicken Soup paired with DR

• Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
Tom Yum Soup Paired with our Estate Riesling

• Chateau Niagara Winery
Italian Sausage and Potato Soup with 2Amoré Wine

• Lake Ontario Winery
Turkey Sausage & Kale Soup paired with Lake Ontario Chardonnay

• Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Potato Chorizo Soup paired with 2012 Reserve Syrah

• Honeymoon Trail Winery
Beef Spaetzle paired with Full Moon & Coyote

• Schulze Vineyards & Winery
Potato bacon soup paired with Vidal Blanc

March 19th Pairings & Wineries:

• Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards:
Soups from Garlocks Restaurant in Lockport:
Prime Rib Vegetable with 2012 Pinot Noir, Cream of Asparagus Soup with crisp 2012 Pinot Gris, and Danielle’s personal favorite pairing – Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Long Cliff’s Semi Sweet Riesling!
Come try the flight (3 soups, 3 wines) for just $5!

• Midnight Run Wine Cellars
Savory Chicken Corn Chowder & fancy croutons paired with White Storm. Complimentary samples, and available for sale by the cup.

• Flight of Five
Cheddar Potato

• The Winery at Marjim Manor
Broccoli Cheese Paired with Cat’s Meow or Thursday Afternoon at 3

• A Gust of Sun Winery (Ransomville & Spencerport locations)
Taco Soup paired with Lake Mariner

• Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
Creamy Tomato Bisque with our Arrowhead Red

• Chateau Niagara Winery
Artichoke Soup with Riesling

• Lake Ontario Winery
Lobster Bisque paired with Mayer’s 1835 Hard Cider

• Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
Hot Pepper wine chili paired with Rosebud White or Semi-Sweet Riesling

• Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Cauliflower Bisque paired with 2015 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

• Honeymoon Trail Winery
Delicious Chillin’ Chili made with our Chillin’ Concord paired with our wines

• Schulze Vineyards & Winery
Creamy Chicken Corn Chowder paired with either Dry White Blend Aurelia or Semi Dry White Vidal Blanc

March 26th Pairings & Wineries:

• Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards:
Soups from Garlocks Restaurant in Lockport:
Prime Rib Vegetable with 2012 Pinot Noir, Cream of Asparagus Soup with crisp 2012 Pinot Gris, and Danielle’s personal favorite pairing – Spicy Chicken Gumbo with Long Cliff’s Semi Sweet Riesling!
Come try the flight (3 soups, 3 wines) for just $5!

• Midnight Run Wine Cellars
Mexican Taco Soup & Tortilla paired with Baco Noir. Complimentary samples, and available for sale by the cup.

• Flight of Five Winery
Minestrone Soup

• A Gust of Sun Winery (Ransomville & Spencerport locations)
Chicken pot pie soup paired with Chardonnay

• Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
Mushroom Bisque paired with our Rose

• Chateau Niagara Winery
Stuffed Pepper Soup with Gerwürztraminer

• Lake Ontario Winery
Loaded Potato paired with Lake Ontario Estate Red

• Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
Mushroom Bisque paired with 2013 Meritage

• Honeymoon Trail Winery
Delicious Chillin’ Chili made with our Chillin’ Concord paired with our wines

• Schulze Vineyards & Winery
Roasted Red Pepper & Smoked Gouda Bisque paired with Old Barn Red

• Spring Lake Winery
Chicken Soup paired with our wines

Additional information on the wineries of the trail and a map of locations may be found at http://www.niagarawinetrail.org.

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Celebrate the Harvest and Local Pride!

Niagara County, NY – The Niagara Wine Trail is celebrating the fall harvest season and all things local with their annual Harvest Festival. Taking place this weekend, September 24th & 25th, participants can taste a different harvest-themed food sample paired perfectly with a wine at each of the 20 participating wineries. Hours for the event are Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm.
Event tickets for the weekend are $22 per person in advance online through Thursday, September 22nd. Tickets will be available for $27 per person at the wineries during the event. Each event ticket is valid for both days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines with a sample of a harvest-themed dish at each of your choice of 10 participating wineries, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.
Event attendees are welcome to visit different wineries each day in any order they choose. As a reminder, ticket prices do not include transportation. Guests touring by bus or limo, regardless of size, should call the wineries in advance to make an appointment to alleviate congestion during this popular event. A valid photo ID with proof of age is also required to participate in wine tasting. For more information, wine events along the trail, and to purchase tickets, visit the Niagara Wine Trail online at www.NiagaraWineTrail.org.

Sips and Dips! Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Each Sunday in August, (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th) participating wineries will pair a light dip-able snack with a featured wine, mead or cider.

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 28th, 2016:
Flight of Five Winery
Cucumber Feta Dip

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
To be announced!

The Winery at Marjim Manor
Two bread spreads; Cabernet Sauvignon with Cherry spread and White Wine Bruschetta.

Spring Lake Winery
Nana’s Biscotti dipped in chocolate, suggested pairing is Cabernet.

A Gust of Sun Winery – Ransomville
A dip mix by Tastefully Simple: Garlic Garlic served with beer bread or pretzels. Each week a different flavor with a suggested pairing. Dips available for purchase.

Freedom Run Winery & Vineyards
Sweet Hot Pepper Relish/Cream Cheese dip paired with Catawba and 2013 Estate Meritage.

Victorianbourg Wine Estate
Indulge your plate with a scrumptious white wine sun-dried tomato basil dip paired with our unique and delicious Traminettes (one dry and one semi-sweet). Our dry Special Selection Traminette is a crisp white bursting with notes of apple, citrus, and spice with a slightly floral aroma. Our semi-sweet Traminette has strong notes of spice, honey, apricot, orange, and melons. Two truly decadent wine.

Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyards
Honey Apple Pecan DipNew pairings added to the line up all week long!

Honeymoon Trail Winery
Bruschetta paired with Cabernet and Honeymoon Sweet

 

Tastings on Sundays are from 12pm – 5pm. Calling ahead to wineries is recommended for groups of 6 or more. Samples each weekend are available in limited supply, so come early!

 

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