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.
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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17 October

Hallowine Around the Niagara Wine Trail

Shared by Jenn Cooper 01/28/2014
Our annual murder mystery. Come as yourself or in costume! Collect clues and interview a different suspect character at each participating winery to solve the murder mystery. Submit your guess at your last winery. Correct guesses will be entered in a drawing to win prizes (you do not need to visit each winery to submit your guess). Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and clues at each winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting Read More
07 November

Share the Bounty Around the Niagara Wine Trail

Shared by Jenn Cooper 01/28/2014
The Niagara Wine Trail's annual charitable event to benefit our local food banks, food pantries and charities.

Price: Each winery will have different charges for tastings.

716-873-7199 x 107
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