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.
21 February

Creative Crafts

Shared by Teresa Knapp 12/03/2015
Creative Crafts    2 PM  $20/person January 17, 2016 - Learn the art of stenciling. 
February 21, 2016 - Learn the art of glass etching on wine glasses.
March 20, 2016 - Paint your own wine glasses.  
April 17, 2016 - Learn the tips and techniques to making spiral wine glass charms.
May 15, 2016 - Make a wine bottle wind chime
June 19, 2016 - Make a wine cork board
July 17, 2016 - Make a plastic canvas coaster. You choose the pattern
August 21, 2016 - Glass etching
September 11, 2016 - Make a Read More
26 February

Friday Night Happy Hour

Shared by Teresa Knapp 01/08/2016
Event:            Friday Night Happy Hour     
Location:        Midnight Run Wine Cellars
Date/Time:     Friday, 2/26/16, 7pm-9pm
Description:    Live Music with Adam's Acoustic Project, specials on Wine, Hard                        Cider and Wine Slushy – Kitchen open for Food orders
Admission:     Free
Phone:           716-751-6200
Website:        Midnightrunwines.com
E-Mail:           info@midnightrunwines.com Read More
27 February

Cooking with Wine Class!

Shared by Teresa Knapp 01/08/2016
Event:           Cooking with Wine Class!   
Location:        Midnight Run Wine Cellars
Date/Time:     Saturday, 2/27/16, 6:30pm
Description:    Cooking with wine and food pairing Dinner in the tasting room                              presale only. Purchase tickets online at                                                              www.midnightrunwines.com or call the 
                     tasting room at 716-751-6200.
Admission:     25.00
Phone:           716-751-6200
Website: Read More
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