Nature meets wine

The geography of the Niagara Escarpment and surrounding area have a unique climate that is one of the warmest in New York State due to proximity to the Great Lakes and the Escarpment itself, which traps warm air currents from Lake Ontario. The dolomitic limestone soil of the Escarpment and the gravel silts near the lakeshore, along with a moderate climate, are ideal for growing grapes and a wide variety of fruit. The Niagara Escarpment was officially recognized as an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2005 and the larger "Greater Niagara" region is one of the fasting growing wine regions in the state.

Niagara Escarpment and Greater Niagara Region

SPECIALTIES
Juice and wine grapes.
18,000
Acres within Official Area
883
Acres of Vineyard
6+11*
Bonded Wineries
*General Vicinity
Growing Season
205 days
Grape Production
4,648 tons
Moderating Influences
Niagara Escarpment, Lake Ontario, sloping land, well-drained soils.
Leading Varieties
Traditionally Native and French-American varietals with European varietals coming on.
09 May

Wine Trail Blossoms

Shared by Jenn Cooper 01/28/2014
Celebrate spring and the blossoming of the Niagara Wine Trail! This year we are celebrating our 12th anniversary with a special flower gift. Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and wine charm at each winery, and a commemorative wine glass and charm holder from your starting winery.

Price: $40/person or $70/couple advance online* Limited Tickets!
716-873-7199 x 107

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13 June

Wine and Cheese

Shared by Jenn Cooper 01/28/2014
Taste Yancey’s Fancy NYS Artisan cheese at each winery paired perfectly with a wine during Father’s Day weekend! Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and cheese sample at each winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

Price: $30/advance online; $35/at the door
716-873-7199 x 107

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19 September

Harvest Fest Around the Niagara Wine Trail

Shared by Jenn Cooper 01/28/2014
Celebrate harvest season with wine and food pairing! Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and sample of harvest-themed cuisine at each participating winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

Price: $30/advance online; $35/at the door
716-873-7199 x 107

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