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Winery Events

November 2018

Friday Night Dinner Series/Southern BBQ – November 2. So many of the classic culinary hot spots culture’s revolve around sharing time together around the family table with fabulous food and wines. In order to truly (temporarily) transport you, we thought that we would bump up the social aspect of the evening. Dinner guests will dine family-style at communal tables where they will share not only great food and wines with their neighbours but also great conversations. The cost is $55 per guest + wine, taxes and gratuities. Seating is Limited and you can book your seats by calling 905.563.9463. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON.

Hernder’s 24th Annual Craft Show – Friday, November 2nd, 3rd & 4th from 10:00 – 5:00 each day.Two floors of quality handmade crafters, light fare and wine tasting. Ramp to the second level for walkers and strollers. In lieu of admission, Help a Local Family This Christmas. Donations or Non-Perishable Foods will be accepted for Community Care. Hernder Estate Wines, 1607 Eighth Avenue Louth, St. Catharines, On. Ph 905-684-3300.

Fabulicious at Peller Estates Winery Restaurant – November 8 – 15, 2018. This is one of the most anticipated dining events in Niagara-on-the-Lake. This 8 day culinary adventure is offered by several Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurants and features prix fixe 2-course lunch and 3-course dinner menus at deliciously discounted prices. Chef Parsons has created an incredible lunch and dinner menu at The Winery Restaurant priced at $25 and $45 respectively (wine, taxes and gratuities are extra).To make your reservation go to OpenTable.com or call 1.800.582.5812 x 2. Peller Estates, 290 John Street East, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON.

Cooking Class: Fireside Supper – November 9 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm $95. With Ross Midgley, Executive Che, Ravine Vineyard Winery Restaurant. Rainy, dark November gegs for an evening beside a crackling fire with a great meal and glass of w2ine in had. Enjoy an evening with one of our most popular guest chefs. The Good Earth Cooking School is celebrating 20 years this October, if you haven’t experienced a class yet, there’s no time like the present! The Good Earth Food & Wine Co., 4556 Lincoln Avenue, Beamsville, ON. Phone 905-563-6333.

Niagara on the Lake Foodie Tour – Friday, November 9th 2018 1:30 PM. Originally the settlement of Butlersburg, the beautiful town of Niagara on the Lake is filled with old world charm and new world cuisine. Enjoy a picturesque 3-3.5 hour walk along the streets of Old Town. This tour focuses on both history and culture while introducing you to fantastic flavours of local food. The walk is a flat 3-4 km loop. We will finish within a block of where we start. Vegetarian option is available with advance request. Contact Us 26 Queen St, Lower level, tourism@niagaraonthelake.com. Ph 905)-468-1950

Small Lots, Small Bites -The Wine & Food Pairing Experience. November 10. Soak in the sweeping vineyard views from Thirty Bench’s cozy, seated tasting room to savour our award-winning wines perfectly paired with delectable bites. This experience showcases four wine and food pairings to entice your senses. A structured tasting showcases what our Winemaker Emma Garner strives for with each wine, and you’ll learn the rules of wine and food pairing (and why sometimes you should break the rules!). $35 per person, plus taxes. $25 for Wine Club Members (membership cards to be presented upon arrival). Available on Saturdays at 12pm & 2pm; Sundays at 2pm. Thirty Bench Wine Makers, 4281 Mountainview Road, Beamsville, On. Ph. 905-563-1698.

Roast Dinner @ London Born Wine Co – Join us for an English style Sunday roast, complete with all the fixings. And yes, there will be Yorkshire’s! Start: 2018-11-11 03:00 pm, End: 2018-11-11 05:00 pmLondon Born Wine Company, 3749 Walker Rd, Beamsville, ON. Phone 905-563-7256

The Hare Workshop Series: Christmas Wreath – November 15, 2018. For this workshop, we’re partnering with Van Noort Florists to help you create your very own “Natures Beauty” Christmas Wreath. Decorate your 16″ grapevine wreath with greenery, pine cones and berry accents. Everything you need to create your one-of-a-kind wreath will be provided to you. Sip on a glass of our Jack Rabbit White, Rose or Red as you enjoy this creative, hands-on event amongst friends! Workshop will begin at 6:30pm. Tickets are $60 +HST. Call 905-684-4994 ext. 203 to reserve your seat today. The Hare Wine Co.769 Niagara Stone Rd Niagara-on-the-Lake

Christmas at the Vineyard – November 17. Join us for the 4th Annual Handmade Christmas Market at our new venue – Rockway Vineyards. Shop from over 35 handmade artisans & enjoy a glass of Rockway Vineyards wine as you shop from local talent. Something for everyone on your list! We will also have raffle prizes, you receive one free ticket with entry, extra raffle tickets can be purchased as well! Free admission!! Rockway Vineyards, 3290 Ninth St., St. Catharines, ON. Phone 905-641-1030

December Wine Club Preview Tasting – Members Only – November 18. Enjoy some tasty nibbles and mingle with other members as winemakers Paul Pender and Rene Van Ede showcase the selections for the December Wine Club shipment.This Wine Club Exclusive event will take place in Cellar 3 at Tawse Winery on Sunday, November 18th. Sessions will be held at 11am, 1pm & 3pm. Reservations can be made by emailing Angela at a.vallee@tawsewinery.ca. This is a members only exclusive event and is limited to 2 people per membership. Tawse Winery, 3955 Cherry Avenue, Vineland, On. Ph 905-562-9500

Mallard Cottage Pop-Up Dinner. Thursday November 19th, 2018. The Restaurant at Redstone is thrilled to be a pop-up stop for Chef Todd Perrin as he sets out on his Mallard Cottage Road Trip. Named one of En Route Magazine’s Best New Restaurants 2014, Chef Perrin is renowned for his inspired approach to bringing comfort food into the fine dining realm. Chefs Sider and Perrin have collaborated on an amazing family-style menu featuring regional East Coast fare as well as seasonal ingredients from the bounty of Niagara. The cost per guest for this 3-course feast including a glass of Sparkling wine on arrival is $70 + wine, taxes and gratuities. Tickets for this event are extremely limited and will sell out quickly. To reserve your space at the table call Emily at 1.905.563.WINE ext. 201. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON. Phone 905-563-9463.

Smithville Christmas Parade – The 28th Annual Christmas in the Village Santa Claus Parade will take place on Saturday, November 24th beginning at 2:00 pm. This year’s theme is “Christmas Songs”. Once again this year, we are asking community businesses to sponsor a band. If you sponsor a band, a banner promoting your business will be carried in front of the sponsored band. Stay tuned for more information about Parade Day Activites. If you would like more information about an entry in the parade or about sponsoring a band, please contact Parade Chair Dave Willis at 905-957-7577.

Ontario Vs. Burgundy Debate – You Be The Judge! – Who says that exceptional Chardonnay and Pinot Noir can only come from Burgundy? Join Winemaker Paul Pender in this on-going debate as he leads you through a blind tasting of 4 Ontario wines against 4 from Burgundy. Learn about the winemaking philosophy at Tawse and Redstone while enjoying a 4 course meal with wine pairings.The debate takes place at The Restaurant at Redstone on Friday November 25, 2016. Sparkling wine and canapes will be served at 6pm followed by a four course dinner with wine pairings (1 Ontario and 1 Burgundy wine per course) at 7pm. Space is Limited! The cost of this exclusive dinner is $139 plus taxes and gratuities per person. Tickets can be purchased by calling Andy at 905-563-9463, ext. 201. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON. Phone 905-563-9463.

Christmas in the Village – November 23, 2018. Come join us for Christmas in Jordan Village. Shop, sip, dine, stay. A quite and relaxed atmosphere all throughout the village. An escape form hustle and bustle. 3836 Main Street, Jordan, Ontario.

Fireside Friday Dinner Series! – Starting the first Friday after Thanksgiving, this year we will have a different chef every month. Just to whet your taste buds, here’s ho we have for November. Ricky & Olivia with their City Goes to the Country Series. You can start RSVP’ing and reserve your seats now. The cost is $50 + HST for food (3 courses or more depending on what the chef decides) and wine by the glass. Email victoria@westcottvineyards.com to book your seats. Westcott Vineyards, 3180 17th St., Jordan, ON

December 2018

Grimsby Santa Claus Parade – December 1st starting at 5:15. Don’t miss this annual event! This year’s theme is Christmas in Toyland. 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

2nd Annual Handmade Christmas Craft Show at the Legion – Saturday, December 1st 2018 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Legion will be holding their 2nd Annual Handmade Christmas Craft Show at the Legion Branch on 410 King St. Niagara on the Lake. No entry cost. 25 vendors, Raffle table & Bake Sale. Unfortunately, this event is non-wheel chair accessible. 410 King Street, Niagara-on-the-Lake. (905) 468-2353 / legion124@gmail.com

Save The Dates! – December 1 & 2, 2018. As a Club Member you and up to five guests are invited to join us Saturday, December 1 for a day filled with wine and culinary experiences created to showcase our exciting portfolio and estate. This is a great time to immerse yourself in our culture by connecting with our Winemaking teams. Also save the date for our Holiday Open House on Sunday, December 2nd. Get a head start on your holiday wine shopping and join us for some tastings. Thirty Bench Winery, 4281, Mountainview Road, Beamsville, On. Ph 905-563-1698.

Friday Night Dinner Series/Italian – December 7th. So many of the classic culinary hot spots culture’s revolve around sharing time together around the family table with fabulous food and wines. In order to truly (temporarily) transport you, we thought that we would bump up the social aspect of the evening. Dinner guests will dine family-style at communal tables where they will share not only great food and wines with their neighbours but also great conversations. The cost is $55 per guest + wine, taxes and gratuities. Seating is Limited and you can book your seats by calling 905.563.9463. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON.

Foreign Affair Winery Holiday Open House – December 8 & 9. Save the date on your 2018 calendar! We are putting the finishing touches on this event and will update all the details soon. Stay connected with us to receive information on our events via email. Foreign Affair Winery, 4890 Victoria Ave. N., Vineland Station, ON. Phone 905-562-9898

Afternoon Tea – Join us for a special Christmas afternoon tea. Finger sandwiches, English style scones, and sweet treats await.Start: 2018-12-16 02:30 pm End: 2018-12-16 04:30 pm. London Born Wine Company, 3749 Walker Rd, Beamsville, ON. Phone 905-563-7256.

Foreign Affair Winery Holiday Open House – December 8 & 9. Save these dates on your 2018 calendar! We are putting the finishing touches on this event and will update all the details soon. Stay connected with us to receive information on our events via email. http://foreignaffairwinery.com/news/events/. The Foreign Affair Winery, 4890 Victoria Ave N., Vineland Station, On. Ph 905-562-9898

Multi-Date Events

Winter Festival of Lights – Come and enjoy Canada’s foremost illumination festival – the Ontario Power Generation Winter Festival of Lights in Niagara Falls – as they capture the magic of the holiday season from November 3, 2018 to January 31, 2019. Experience Niagara Falls at it’s transformed into a palette of breathtaking coulours with millions of sparkling lights and illuminated displays located within the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland. Do not miss the laser light show. Opening ceremonies in Niagra Parks, Queen Victoria Park on November 3.

Wrapped Up In The Valley – This November, we’re offering you more than just pumpkin spice. The Twenty Valley Tourism Association is pleased to announce that more than 20 wineries have joined together to create yet another unforgettable fall experience. Come celebrate with us as Niagara kicks off this holiday season with Wrapped Up in the Valley, November 12th and 13th, 19th and 20th, 26th and 27th. Choose a weekend to enjoy a culinary treat paired alongside a premium wine, each winery will present you with a unique pairing carefully crafted to complement the noteworthy flavours of Niagara. Mark off the wineries you’ve visited along the way on the passport map — but don’t forget to collect the recipe cards at each stop as you create your own cookbook. From the top of the escarpment on the Beamsville bench, through to the winding roads in St. Catharines, come and taste the best of what the Twenty Valley has to offer. Wrapped Up in the Valley Passports are valid for one tasting at each of the participating wineries, limit to 12 wineries per day. The 2018 Participating Wineries – Angels Gate Winery • Calamus Estate Winery  • Cave Spring Cellars • Creekside Estate • Di Profio Estate Wines • Fielding Estate Winery • Flat Rock Cellars • The Foreign Affair Winery • Greenlane Estate Winery • The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. • Harbour Estates Winery • Henry of Pelham • Hernder Estate Winery • Kacaba Vineyards Winery • London Born Wine Co. • Redstone Winery • Rockway Vineyards • Stoney Ridge Estate Winery • Sue-Ann Staff Winery • Tawse Winery • Vieni Estates  • Vineland Estates Winery.

Christmas & Holiday Season Celebrations – Sat, Dec 1, 2018 11:00 AM Sun, Dec 23, 2018 6:00 PM. The Mia Cara Vineyard is a special place in the winter. Cool breezes and snowy nights are offset by delicious food and the warmth of artisan wines. Please contact us as soon as possible to reserve your special event or private party. Our Executive Chef, Kevin Mitchell, and Retail Manager, Barb Todd, will work with you to ensure your time among the vines becomes a Holiday Tradition. Contact us for more information. Di Profio Estate Wines, 4055 Nineteenth Street, Jordan Station, ON. Phone 905-562-7080

The Creek is Calling Wine Tasting, Daily, Year Round – Get comfortable, sit down and settle in for an irreverent wine tasting experience. Learn everything you need to know about our 20 year history of winemaking at Creekside, including our Syrah and Sauvingnon Blanc speciatly. It is the personal touches that make this wine experience special. $10 per person, reservations not required. Creekside Wine, 2170 Fourth Ave., Jordan, ON. Phone 905-562-5493

Friends and Neighbours Night – October 3, 2018 – May 24, 2019 , 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday evenings 5 to 8 pm. Bring your friends, family or even your coworkers to The Restaurant at Redstone for some great food and drink.Each week we are serving stone oven pizzas from $13. Chef Sider also creates a weekly feature showcasing the seasonal bounty of Niagara. Wash down your snacks with an ice cold pint, cider or glass of tap wine for $6 extra. This is a popular weekly event so reservations are highly recommended. Redstone Winery, 4245 King Street, Beamsville ON. Ph 905.563.9463.

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