Friday, July 15, 2022 at 12:50 p.m.
The Niagara Wine Trail is bringing back the annual wine festival after a two-year pandemic halted. The two-day event takes place at Lewiston’s Academy Park, Saturday, July 23, from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 24, from noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at www.NiagaraWineTrail.org, for $35 in advance per person, or $40 at the door. Designated drivers and participants who do not drink alcohol are welcome free of charge.
“We are excited to have our festival again,” said Shane Gustafson, president of Wine Route and owner of A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard in Ransomville. “This is a great way to showcase our participating wineries all in one place.”
Each festival ticket includes three tastings of wine from each of the participating wineries, and a souvenir glass of wine (while supplies run out). Tickets are available for both days. The ticket price does not include food or transportation.
DJ P Nasty will perform music throughout the festival. Participants can enter to win prizes over the two days (must be present to win).
Participating wineries include:
√ 810 Medworks
√ Storm from Sun Winery & Vineyard
√ Bella Rose Winery & Vineyard
^ Leonard Oaks Estate Winery
^ Lake Meyer, Ontario
√ Vineyards and Schulze Winery
√ Schwink Wine Cellars
√ Victorianburg wine ownership
√ Chrome Vizcarra
√ The Winery at Marjim Manor
Other sellers include American Glassware, 3 Sisters Garlic, Bavarian Net Company, Baker Farms, Buffalo Artisan Food Traders, Dragon Fly Jams & Gillies, House of Olives, Kessid by Sun Spice Company, Lux Vita, Partika & Sons Farms, The Rolling Cannoli, and Seas the Day Food Truck Company.
Complimentary bottled water will be provided by Principal Securities. Bottles of wine will be available for purchase. Anyone who purchases six bottles of wine will receive a free wine bag bearing the new Niagara Wine Trail logo.
For more information or to purchase tickets for this and other wine trail experiences, visit www.NiagaraWineTrail.org. More information can also be found on the Facebook and Instagram pages of the Niagara Wine Trail.
The Niagara Wine Trail celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022. The organization consists of 14 wineries, located between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, and spanning through Niagara, Orleans, and Monroe counties. Each winery on the trail offers a variety of traditional style wines, local harvest, late harvest wines and ice wines, as well as unique styles such as award-winning fruit wines, meadowsweet and cider. Its mission is to “work together to advance the region’s winemaking through a range of intimate, authentic and enchanting guest experiences”.