November 2019
• Friday Night Dinner Series/Mexican Fiesta – Nov. 8. Join us Fridays for one of the most anticipated event series of the season. Friday Night Dinner Series explores the culinary wonders of the world, treating guests to a dining experience like no other. There is no need to book a flight when you can experience amazing cultures and exciting dinner themes right here in Niagara. 905.563.9463 and book your experience with us soon, as seats fill up fast!. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville.
• Go Big or Go Home – Pre Release Taste & Buy – Saturday, Nov. 9 – Sunday, Nov. 10. Did someone say magnums? Join us tasting as we unleash the beast…we mean the BEST of our 2016 Reserve Red portfolio. With one of Ontario’s most highly acclaimed red vintages, we could not resist bottling a few secret magnums for our favourite freeks and wine geeks! Guest starring Winemaker Rob Power and Chef Ross Midgley. Tasting includes mouth-watering, tannin-worthy culinary samples provided by Chef Ross Midgley. $25 General Admission* – Noon-5 pm. Creekside Wine, 2170 Fourth Ave., Jordan,. Phone 905-562-5493.
• Holiday Cooking Demonstration – Nov. 13 @ 6-7 p.m.. It’s that time of year to indulge in some culinary pleasures! Sip and relax as you watch a gourmet holiday cooking demonstration by 13th Street’s Chef Josh Berry. Sommelier Corinne Maund will teach you how to put the magic touch on your holiday entertaining with the perfect wine pairings. Enjoy tasting all the wine and food pairings with your fellow guests. 13th Street Winery, 1776 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines. Phone 905-984-8463.
• Lips and Sips – Sunday, Nov. 17, 1-3 p.m. When wine matures it changes as do we. Our complexion is definitely not the same as when we were young. During this Lips & Sips class Beauty For All will be covering must know tips and tricks for skincare and skin makeup! Know how to look and feel flawless, with a focus on combating dry skin and choosing makeup for your skin type. All makeup techniques will be demonstrated including how to match and apply your own skin makeup using foundation, corrector, concealer and powder! We will compliment the pairing of makeup techniques and changing complexions with wine and cheese pairings. Both will be revealing! Be feeling like your best self! This fun event will be held in The Carriage House at Vineland Estates Winery, 3620 Moyer Road, Vineland. Phone 1 888 846 3526.
• Fabulicious at The Winery Restaurant – Nov. 18-24. Join us at The Winery Restaurant at Peller Estates for the annual fall Fabulicious dining event from Monday, November 18 to Sunday, November 24. This is an incredible opportunity to dine at some of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s finest restaurants with special menus at amazing prices. Join us for a 2-course lunch for $25 or 3-course dinner for $45 (exclusive of beverages, taxes and gratuities). To make your reservation go to OpenTable.com or call 1.800.582.5812 x2. Peller Estates, 290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.
• Stargazing Nights – November 22 2019, 7 PM. Experience Great Wine, Great food, Great views and great Fun! Members of Royal Astronomical Society of Canada: Niagara Centre will be taking over our telescope and providing our guests with a once in a lifetime experience.Live Music inside loft from 7p.m. to 10p.m.Telescope viewing from Dark till 11p.m. Each Couple will receive a choice of a bottle of wine upon arrival in the retail store, chosen by us monthly, red and white, proceed out to deck or winery loft where you will have live entertainment.Our culinary team will be offering Slow Roasted Beef on Wick, Kettle chips, our famous mustards and pickles. as well as some other surprises from our culinary team.$69 per couple plus tax, includes one bottle of wine, food buffet, live entertainment, cigar of the month and special night only tastings. Gratuity not included. Calamus Winery, 3100 Glen Rd., Jordan, ON. Phone 905-562-9303.
• Holiday Cellarbration – Saturday, November 23rd 2019, 12:00 – 3:00. Cost $25.00 per person. Holiday shopping might not seem synonymous with tasting wine, enjoying hors d’oeuvres and swapping stories with winemakers. Here at Cave Spring, we’re making this necessary task much more enjoyable. Come taste with the folks behind the wines and cross off those wine lovers on your holiday gift list not to mention stocking up your own cellar for the season. Please email us at wineshop@cavespring.ca to secure your spot. Cave Spring Cellars, 1B – 3836 Main Street, Jordan, On.Phone 905-562-3581
• Fireside Fare – Friday, Nov. 29, 6-8 pm evening class. Ross Midgley, executive chef, The Deck, Creekside Estate Winery. Rainy, dark November begs for an evening beside a crackling fire with a great meal and glass of wine in hand. Chef Ross delivers with a comforting menu. Cost $95 +HST. The Good Earth Food & Wine Co., 4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville. Phone 905-563-6333.
• Smithville Santa Claus Parade – Nov. 30 – 2 p.m. – starting at Smithville arena. The Smithville Santa Claus Parade will live on thanks to Kim Fisher, who has taken up the legacy of her late father, Dave Willis, who served as the parade committee’s president for decades.This year’s parade has been set for Saturday, Nov. 30 this year and all parade goers have been asked to wear red and green in Willis’ memory.

December 2019
• Holiday Open House – Saturday, Nov. 30, Sunday, Dec. 1, 11 am-5 pm. Join us to celebrate the beginning of the Holiday season! Sample new wine releases, shop for the perfect gifts at our mini pop up market, and enjoy delectable culinary treats. Foreign Affair Winery, 4890 Victoria Ave. N., Vineland Station. Phone 905-562-9898.
• 30th Annual Candlelight Stroll – Friday, Dec. 6, 6:30 pm. A guided stroll winding through the historical town, accompanied by local choirs and seasonal entertainment. Info at 905-468-1950. www.niagaraonthelake.com.The stroll begins at the Old Courthouse building located at 26 Queen Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake. There is plenty of parking available at Fort George for that evening. It is easily accessible from the Niagara Parkway at 51 Queens Parade. There will be a complimentary shuttle running from 4:30-9:30 pm from Fort George to the Court House or it is just a six-minute walk to the Court House for the start of the stroll. You can also purchase your candles at The Visitors Centre found in the centre of the parking lot. Food donations for Newark Neighbours can also be left at this location.
• Holiday Open House – Dec. 7 @ 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Celebrate the holidays at 13th Street Winery! Stock up on wine for the holidays! Lots of great gift ideas. Complimentary wine tasting and holiday treats.13th Street Winery, 1776 Fourth Ave., St. Catharines. Phone 905-984-8463.
• Festive Flourish – Saturday, Dec. 7, Noon-2 pm. Justin Downes, chef instructor, The Good Earth Cooking School. With Christmas around the corner, Justin shares some inspired dishes to add a festive flourish to your holiday gathering. Cost $95 +HST. The Good Earth Food & Wine Co., 4556 Lincoln Ave., Beamsville. Phone 905-563-6333.
• Grimsby Santa Claus Parade – Dec. 7. starting at 5:15 p.m. Don’t miss this annual event! This year’s theme is Hometown Christmas. The parade will once again start off in front of Town Hall and travel down Livingston Ave./Main St. to Ontario St. For further route details and road closure information please visit our website at www.grimsbyparade.ca
• The Five Elves Yuletide Tour – Dec. 7-8, Saturday and Sunday: 11 am-4 pm. Join us for our holiday open house as we celebrate the season with our neighbours – Malivore Wine Company, Vineland Estates Winery, GreenLane Estate Winery, and Ridgepoint Winery. Each winery will have their own special events on all weekend – back vintage tastings, food pairings, cocktail ideas, or sleigh rides. Tickets: $25 (incl. HST) Tickets allow access to a special experience at all five participating wineries, including a wine tasting, and tasty nibble paired to the wine sample. There will be lots of holiday entertaining ideas on offer, as well as unique tastings. Ticket fees will be donated to a favourite local charity. In 2018, we supported The Village of Hope in Vineland and The Red Roof Retreat in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
• A Toast To The Season, 2019 Kacaba Holiday Open House – Dec. 7-8. Come celebrate with the team at Kacaba Vineyards as we offer a special toast to the holidays. It’s the perfect way to get your Christmas shopping done! Enjoy Kacaba’s fine wine tastings paired with festive food provided by Zooma Caters. Be sure to stock up on all of your favourite Kacaba wine and accessories for Christmas. We ask that ALL groups looking to attend the 2019 Holiday Open House RSVP to either bookings@kacaba.com or 905.562.5625 by Nov. 30. Kacaba Vineyards Winery 3550 King St. Vineland. Phone 905-562-5625
• Puddicombe Polar Express – Dec. 8 & 15. Take part in a 2-hour special event. With live music, a story while sipping on hot chocolate and nibbling on a cookie. Snuggle up on Little Pudd’s wintery train ride, create a Christmas craft and letter to Santa in our Pullman train car. Finish your trip with four Food & Wine/Cider pairing (adults only) while the children visit with Santa & Mrs. Claus for a family photo. Limited space in each time slot, so book your tickets now. Puddicombe Farm & Estate Winery, 1468 Hwy. 8, Winona. Phone 905-643-1015.
• An Evening with Jeremy Fisher – Thursday, Dec. 12. Enjoy an evening at Redstone Winery getting to know Jeremy Fisher! Doors open 6 pm, dinner 6:30 pm, welcome & music 7:30 pm. Ticket Includes a three-course dinner. All beverages are additional. Seats are assigned at the time of purchase. We encourage you to “buy on map” so that you may choose your seat. Seats and tables cannot be moved or combined. Seating is limited and you can book your seats by calling 905.563.9463. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville.
• Friday Night Dinner Series/Home for the Holidays – December 13, 2019. Join us Fridays for one of the most anticipated event series of the season. Friday Night Dinner Series explores the culinary wonders of the world, treating guests to a dining experience like no other. There is no need to book a flight when you can experience amazing cultures and exciting dinner themes right here in Niagara, 905-563-9463. and book your experience with us soon, as seats fill up fast!. Redstone Winery, 4245 King St., Beamsville.
• Christmas Afternoon Tea – Dec. 15. Join us for a special Christmas afternoon tea. Finger sandwiches, English style scones, and sweet treats await, and of course tea from England. Starts at 3:30 pm. London Born Wine Company, 3749 Walker Rd, Beamsville. Phone 905-563-7256.
• New Year’s Eve at Trius Winery – Dec. 21. Join us for a delicious three-course New Year’s Eve Prix Fix Menu at the Trius Winery Restaurant. Savour a three-course dinner in our dining room with your favourite people, complete with a glass of bubbly on arrival. Choose from executive chef Frank Dodd’s locally-inspired dishes for each course, paired with our award-winning wines. $95 pp, price exclusive of additional beverages, taxes and gratuity. Reservations open on Nov.1 at Noon. Trius Winery & Restaurant, 1249 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, On. Phone 905-468-4678.

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