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

Juice and wine grapes.
Acres within Official Area
Acres of Vineyard
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.
27 May

Friday Night Happy Hour

Shared by Teresa Knapp 04/20/2016
May 27th- Friday Night Happy Hour 6-9pm
Live Music with Adam’s Acoustic Project!  Come into the winery for specials on wine, hard cider, and wine slushy.  Kitchen will be open for food orders.  No cover Charge Read More
04 June

Craft Sale at Midnight Run Wine Cellars

Shared by Teresa Knapp 04/20/2016
June 4-5th - Craft Sale at the Winery

Come in during the Niagara Wine and Cheese event and visit our local crafters. Read More
14 June

Taste and Paint

Shared by Teresa Knapp 12/03/2015
Taste and Paint 7 PM, $40/person Create a work of art in 2 hours. Teacher
Terri Seddon guides you through blending colors, brush techniques and other
skills. Read More
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