March 2020

Opening for the Season at Featherstone Estate Winery – March 6, 2020. Come and visit us at the winery to taste and buy Featherstone wines. Featherstone Estate Winery, 3678 Victoria Avenue, Vineland, ON. Tel:(905) 562-1949

International Women’s Day Vineyard Retreat – Sunday March 8th, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Where creativity, self-care, nature, nourishment and fun come together. Join Sharlene Styles and Cave Spring in celebration of International Women’s Day. Delve into self-care, creativity, great food, stimulating conversation, amazing wine and some peaceful relaxation. The day will start at the newly built Cave Spring Vineyard event and tasting rooms on the Beamsville Bench. Settle into a relaxing and gentle yoga class. Next, you’re back indoors to enjoy a spectacular catered lunch by ‘Fit To Eat’ catering, paired with a glass of your favourite Cave Spring wine. And now for the creativity. Get settled and inspired to release your creative juices by making your very own piece of art using alcohol paint. Talented artist Debra Z will guide you through the class, taking you through every step of the process. Cost: $149.00 +hst. Cave Spring Cellars, 1B – 3836 Main Street, Jordan, On. Phone 905-562-3581

Redstone Presents An Evening With Emm Gryner – March 13 @ 6:00 Pm – 9:00 PmDue to the incredible response to our Summer Concert Series, we’ve got four special Winter dates for you! Held inside our beautiful restaurant, these intimate shows include a 3 course meal and practically private show with some of Canada’s best and brightest musicians. 6:00pm Doors, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30pm Welcome & Music. $79+HST Per Person. Ticket Includes a three-course dinner. All beverages are additional. Tickets can only be purchased through Eventbrite. 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 at the table by calling 905.563.9463. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON.

French Farm House Fare Cooking Class – March 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Cost $95. Sarah Appleton, Chef Instructor, Chef de Partie, Langdon Hall Country House Hotel. A self professed lover of French cuisine, Sarah shares some of her favourite farm house dishes. Good Earth Food and Wine Co., 4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville, ON. Phone 905.563.6333

Redstone Book Club, The Unhoneymooners – March 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm. We have to admit, one of our favourite pairings has to be a glass of wine and a good book! Join us for our monthly Book Club, where we pick the perfect wine to accompany a great read. With the cold and snowy weather lately, we’ve been dreaming of a warm and sunny day, toes in the sand, and a good beach-read in our hands. This month we live out our summer vacation fantasies with ‘The Unhoneymooners’ by Christina Lauren, paired with our crisp and refreshing Viognier! $10/person for a glass of wine + the illusion of a tropical getaway plus the opportunity to take advantage of Industry Night at the restaurant! For more information or to reserve your spot, please contact info@redstonewines.ca. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON.

The Next Generation Leahy “Escarpment Series” – March 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm. As with all forces of nature, the music and energy created by The Next Generation Leahy simply cannot be contained. All 18 years and younger, the siblings are accomplished multi-instrumentalists whose live performances are filled with the high-energy, infectious Celtic based music associated with their Leahy heritage. Fiddle, cello, French accordion, singing, piano and French-Canadian step-dancing all find a voice on stage. Partridge Hall, 250 St Paul St, St. Catharines, ON. Vineland Estates Winery Ltd., 3620 Moyer Road, Vineland, On. Phone 905-562-7088.

Spring Sparkles Festival 2020 – March 21/22, March 28/29th, 2020. Join us this March during the Spring Sparkles program to experience the newest wine in the Kacaba Portfolio, the Effervescence Sparkling. The culinary stylings of Zooma Caters will be featured once more to Celebrate this new release. Chef Steve is bringing his sophisticated sweet potato pancake with ricotta creme, crispy leeks and basil oil to pair with the newly released libation. Kacaba Vineyards Winery 3550 King St. Vineland, On. Phone 905-562-5625

Winemaker’s Dinner Saturday, March 28th, 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm. Reserve your seat at this intimate food and wine pairing event. Our Winemaker, Barclay Robinson, will be guiding guests through a vertical tasting of multiple vintages of our Cabernet Sauvignon wines, paired with an exquisite multi-course meal prepared by Chef Sheila Polingga from On the Twenty Restaurant. Guests of this event will enjoy exclusive access to limited library-vintage wines. $150 / $125 Member Price (+taxes). Barrel Cellar. The Foreign Affair Winery, 4890 Victoria Ave. N. Vineland Station, ON. Phone 905-562-9898.

Rockstar Red Carpet Tasting – Flat Rock Cellars In The Winemakers Boots. Barrel & Tank Samples. Saturday, March 28. March’s Rockstar Red Carpet Tasting puts you in the boots of our Winemakers. This one-of-a-kind experience brings you down into the belly of our winery, where the 2019 vintage is slowly developing. You’ll taste Pinot Noir and Chardonnay directly from barrel and Riesling fresh from the tank. Be among the first to analyze, but more importantly enjoy, the virtues of the last harvest before the wines make their way into bottle. Flat Rock Cellars, 2727 Seventh Avenue, Jordan, ON. Phone 905.562.8994.

Boardroom Blinds – Saturday March 28, 2020. How well do you know your Creekside wines? Play our favourite wine game and blind taste through a decade of Creekside. Is it red or white? Did Rob age it in Yoko or Selena? Was it from our Backyard or Queenston Road Vineyard? Winner takes home bragging rights and some pretty cool taste experiences. Reservations@creeksidewine.com. Creekside Wines, 2170 Fourth Ave., Jordan, ON

 

April 2020

Friday Night Dinner Series, “The DACH Dinner”. German/Swiss/Austrian Theme. April 3rd, 2020. 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. Call 905.563.9463 and book your experience with us soon, as seats fill up fast! Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON.

All Your Eggs In One Basket of Quiche – Sat, Apr 4, 2020 – Sun, Apr 26, 2020, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. “All Your Eggs in One Basket of Quiche’ is offered weekends only in April. We’re pairing a Bacon and Egg Quiche with Double Cream Brie with our Reserve Cabernet Franc Rosé! Delish! $10 per person.Free for Wine Club members and a guest (two people total, per membership). No reservation necessary. Food and wine pairings subject to change. Inniskillin , 1499 Line 3, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Phone (905) 468-2187

Simple Pleasures Cooking ClassApril 11 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm $95. Collin Goodine, Executive Chef & Owner, Gooddine Catering. No stranger to the Niagara culinary scene, we are delighted to welcome Colin as he showcases his classic and approachable style of cooking. Good Earth Food and Wine Co., 4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville, ON. Phone 905.563.6333

Oyster & Sparkling Seminar with Tide & Vine – April 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Save the Date….With over a 150 varieties of oysters there is much to learn about when it comes to these beloved molluscs. Join us at Tawse Winery as we pair up with Tide & Vine Oyster House to learn the difference between a few of these varieties. Learn how to shuck like a pro and how to eat these delacasies of the ocean from the experts. Each oyster will be perfectaly paired with Tawse Sparkling wines. Tawse Winery, 3955 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, On. Phone 905-562-9500.

Easter Sunday Brunch – at The Casablanca Hotel! Easter Brunch Buffet in the Grand Ballroom, Sunday, April 12, 2020, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (Last reservation at 3 pm) $27.95/adult, $13.95/child (3-10 yrs) + tax and automatic 18% gratuity. This Easter Brunch features all your Breakfast and Lunch favourites! The Casablanca Hotel, 4 Windward Dr., Grimsby On. Phone (905) 309-7171

Get Fresh in Twenty ValleyApril 18/19 & April 24/25, 2020. Get Fresh in the Valley is a self-guided wine tour of up to 20 wineries in Niagara’s Twenty Valley wine country. It’s one of the most brilliant ways to learn about and stock up on our VQA wines. Our wineries are spread across 5 sub-appellations that produce some of Canada’s most highly acclaimed wines: Beamsville Bench, Twenty Mile Bench, Short Hills Bench, Lincoln Lakeshore, and Creek Shores. This is such a great event to showcase the new vintage and aromatic wines paired with fresh spring flavours. Get Fresh is the perfect way to kick off the spring entertainment season and stock up on some incredible wines. This year Get Fresh is going green. Instead of our printed recipe books, all Passport holders will receive a downloadable PDF prior to the event! For tickets – https://www.eztix.co/ezbook/passports/en/1079790.

An Evening At Redstone Winery Getting To Know Stephen Fearing – April 24, 2020, 6:30 PM. Doors at 6:00 PM, 6:30pm Dinner, 7:30pm Welcome & Music. 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 at the table by calling 905.563.9463. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON.

Cuvee En-Route 2020 – One Weekend Only – April 25/26. Tasting Theme: Food & Wine Pairing. Shatter the typical Cuvée winery experience with Kacaba Vineyards Winery and Zooma Caters. Thrill the palate with Kacaba’s fresh and lively Reserve Riesling paired with chef Steve’s Confit of Wild Salmon on Cucumber Salad with Horseradish Crème. A titillating Cuvée event pairing not to be missed (Saturday and Sunday only). Kacaba Vineyards Winery 3550 King St. Vineland, On. Phone 905-562-5625

For the Love of Bubbles! – Sat., Apr. 25, 11:00 a.m. – Sun., Apr. 26, 5:00 p.m. Sparkling wine popularity has seen a huge increase over the last few years here in Niagara. At Tawse Winery, we thought it would be an interesting topic for Pinot Noir lovers to learn more about. Visit us at our Disgorging Line* as our winemakers Rene Van Ede and Devin Campbell walk you through the Sparkling Wine process. We will taste different levels of sugar in our “Spark Trials” and compare the differences between our Blanc de Noirs and Pinot Noir Rose Spark! If you’re lucky there may even be a Sabering demonstration! *This event will take place at our Warehouse located at 2540 South Service Road, Jordan Station – NOT at the winery. Tawse Winery, 3955 Cherry Ave., Vineland, ON. Phone 905-562-9500

Multi-Date Events

Fancy Farm Girl Bachelorette Party Package – Getting married? Celebrate your hen party in style with the Fancy Farm Girl Bachelorette Party Package! You and your gals will enjoy an exclusive tasting in the Fancy Farm Girl’s Dining Room, tasting 3 wines while learning to be a wine expert. Everyone goes home with a swag bagplus lots of fabulous memories of a great tasting. Perfect for groups from 6 to 21 people. Must be pre-booked and paid in full at least 3 days in advance. Limited availability. Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery 3210 Staff Avenue, Jordan, ON. Phone 905-562-1719

Fireside Weekends – February – April, Saturdays. Enjoy a glass of wine, cider or hot chocolate around the campfire while roasting hotdogs and creating yummy gooey smores. Feel free to take a walk through orchards and vineyards or take part in a wine tasting while you are here. Pre-Registrations Recommended. Puddicombe Farm & Estate Winery, 1468 #8 Highway, Winona, Hamilton, On. Phone: 905-643-1015

Surf & Turf is Back – Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays in March. Our Surf & Turf Feature includes a perfectly prepared Grilled Beef Tenderloin with a 4 oz. Butter braised lobster tail, buttermilk mashed potato, seasonal vegetables, warm butter and a red wine reductions. $34.99. The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge, 5600 King St. W., Beamsville, ON. PH 905-563-0900 ext 35.

Cheese & Meat Pairing – For the meat lover’s in your group revel in the Cheese & Meat Pairing. One of GL’s knowledgeable guides will lead your guests in a tasting of four wines, explaining the basics of food and wine pairing, while providing a little history about our winery. Approx. 35 – 45 minutes in length.Welsh Cheddar paired with GL’s Betrayed series Guts & Glory, Brie & Crabapple jelly paired with GL’s 2013 Unoaked Chardonnay, Prosciutto paired with GL’s 2015 Cabernet Franc. A spicy N’duja pâté paired with GL’s 2015 Late Harvest Riesling. GreenLane Estate Winery, 3751 King Street, Vineland, On. Phone 905.562.7207

The Wine & Cheese Experience – Expand your wine & food pairing knowledge with a flight of four wines thoughtfully paired with four artisanal cheeses. This experience will be led by one of our wine experts who will guide you through each pairing to share why the wine and cheese complement each other perfectly. On top of gaining a deeper understanding of our wines, you will also learn the basic rules of wine & cheese pairings so that you can consistently create exquisite pairings for your friends and family at home.The cost is $25 per person and includes a tasting of four wines, four artisanal cheeses and crostini. This also includes a $5 voucher to use on your wine purchases following the experience. This experience is subject to availability and we require a minimum of two days notice.experience is subject to availability. We strongly recommend you book in advance as space is limited. Fielding Wines, 4020 Locust Lane, Beamsville, ON. Ph 905-563-0668.

Chef Meets Grape! – Every Saturday at 3pm. Niagara’s newest wine and food experience. A taste journey celebrating local food and Creekside wine. Hosted by Chef Ross Midgely, this tasting experience gives you an up close and personal session with one of Niagara’s pioneers of wine country cuisine.  A little bit cooking class and a little bit wine tasting. A whole lot of fun and a great way to explore Niagara’s wine country. Enjoy small bites paired with small-batch wines and discover your inner Creek Freek. Reservations Required. reservations@creeksidewine.com. Creekside Estate Winery, 2170 Fourth Ave, Jordan, On. Phone 905.562.0035

Fireside Friday Dinner Series – Meet new friends and old, enjoy incredible food prepared over the fire and sip on award winning wines in our cozy tasting room. Fireside Fridays feature visiting chefs who cook over the fire and in our 200 year old Mennonite barn converted into a winery. Guests enjoy three courses and are seated around harvest tables that seat up to 10 guests. Fireside Fridays start the first Friday after Canadian Thanksgiving through until end of March 2019. They cost $50/person plus HST and gratuity and wine is additional. To reserve, simply email victoria@westcottvineyards.com with the date and number in your party and she will take a credit card to confirm your seats. The doors open at 6pm and dinner is served to the whole room at 7pm. Westcott Vineyards, 3180 Seventeenth St., Jordan, On. Ph 905-562-7517.

Soup-er Weekends! – We have partnered up with Wine Country Barbecue for Soup-er Weekends! Join us every weekend through the winter months for soups, stews, and chili. Sit outside by the fire with a hot bowl of soup and mulled wine every Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 pm. S’mores kits and non-alcoholic beverages available!Stoney Ridge Estate Winery, 3201 King Street, Vineland, On, Phone 905-562-1324

Sip & Nibble Wine Experience – This wine experience is distinctly feet-up. Lounge, relax with friends and sample the very best of Ontario VQA wines. Indulge in minimal intervention, vegan wines paired with Chef’s favourite cheese and charcuterie. Whether you’re looking to chat with like-minded wine folk, buy wine, spy on the winemaking team, chat up Chef or just spend some time with friends.  Creekside welcomes you. $40 includes sharing platter and 2 glasses of award-winning wine (5 oz). Available daily. Reservations Recommended. Creekside Wine, 2170 Fourth Ave., Jordan, ON. Phone 905-562-5493

 

 

 

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