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Spending the remainder of summer in Niagara

Summer is coming to an end, but it’s not over yet! This season is the perfect time to be in Niagara. Crops are aplenty, events are in full-swing, and the sun is shining.

Here are some great ways to spend the rest of summer in Niagara:

Enjoying Niagara’s Bounty

We’re in the heart of peach season, and you’ll be able to find an endless supply of these beauties at the many Farmers Markets and roadside stands throughout the region. Corn and plums are also in season too!

Catching Rays at the Beach

Niagara has a number of gorgeous, white sand beaches on the shores of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. Visiting one of these beaches will feel like you’re on a tropical vacation, right here in your own backyard!

Enjoy a Day in the Vines

Stop by one of Niagara’s many wineries and breweries to cool off with a drink on the patio. See the grapes growing just before harvest season.

Play Tourist

Niagara is busy this time of year, with tourists from all over the world come to visit. With good reason - it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world! There’s no shame in visiting some of the popular tourist spots in the region - they’re famous for a reason!

The Fashion Show with Shannon Passero

We're so excited to be a part of The Fashion Show by Shannon Passero on September 11 at the St. Catharines Market Square in support of Community Care of St. Catharines and Thorold. We are celebrating their 100 years of continuous care in our community with 100 fashions.

Your ticket will include a fireside chat with Jeanne Beker, a runway show featuring clothing from The Post Office, local wine, beer and food stations, and a swag bag.

Get your tickets now!
https://bit.ly/2KEM8Zq

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Rosé Fest at Westcott

Rosé lovers from near and far joined us at Westcott Vineyards on June 8, National Rosé Day!

Visitors sipped on Westcott’s Delphine Rosé, Pinot Noir Rosé and hand-crafted mocktails while snacking on tacos, nachos, popcorn and roasted meat sandwiches from Ricky + Olivia.

And everyone stopped for a few photos on our swing on the way in!

Everyone stuck to the pink dress code, in true Rosé style!

Even the sunset was celebrating Rosé Day.

It was the perfect evening to celebrate all that is pink!





Graze the Bench 2019

During the weekend of June 1st and 2nd, 4000 wine and food lovers descended upon the Beamsville Bench for a weekend of Grazing.

7 of the Beamsville Bench wineries hosted Grazers as they came to try favourite wines, alongside food from some of Niagara’s favourite chefs, and great music.

It was a beautiful weekend in the vines, and we couldn’t have asked for better weather. We couldn’t have done it without our awesome volunteers, the amazing wineries, and our excellent sponsors.

Cheers to Graze the Bench, we’ll see you next year!

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Chardonnay Day - May 23, 2019

Chardonnay Day is almost here! It marks the beginning of the i4C season.

To kick it off, the International Cool Climate Celebration is hosting a virtual tasting on their social media accounts. They are also hosting a fun contest throughout the day, so make sure to keep you eye on the @coolchardonnay Instagram account for more details.

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The 9th annual International Cool Climate Chardonnay Celebration will be held at various venues featuring unique signature events highlighting the world’s coolest grape here in Niagara. There are still tickets available here. Cheers to Chardonnay Day!

Love the Bench

Every June we Graze the Bench, in February we Love the Bench.

The Beamsville Bench wineries feature special offerings over two weekends in February for you to come discover the beauty of the Bench in the winter. This year, wine lovers visited the Bench February 8 & 9 and 16-18 to partake in exclusive experiences.

At Peninsula Ridge, folks enjoyed delicious soups that were perfect for the cold, February weather. They featured a Chipotle Chicken Chowder paired with their 2015 Beal Vineyard Chardonnay and Black Bean soup paired with their 2016 McNally Vineyard Pinot Noir.

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Hidden Bench was featuring their classic Fireside Raclette that featured Upper Canada Cheese Company’s Niagara Gold with Yukon Potatoes, Double-smoked Canadian Pork Loin, and Cornichons paired with a glass of their 2017 Estate Riesling or 2013 Bistro Red.

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Angels Gate was showed off Sparkle and Ice with small bites created by Chef Judi, including Brie on a Crostini with Caramelized Pear, Butter Chicken, and a Cranberry Stilton Gourmet Biscuit that paired perfectly with their Archangel Chardonnay, Shine, and Snow Angel Riesling Icewine.

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While visiting Fielding you were able to indulge in oysters from Tide & Vine, and enjoy a glass of their wines that pairs with the oysters.

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At Rosewood, guests were able to Mix it Up! at an exclusive cocktail making class featuring the versatility of their Estate Mead and other local ingredients.

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Thirty Bench was offering their version of Table D’Hôte featuring a Forest Mushroom and Goat Cheese Tartelette, a Beef Bourguignon Slider, and a Mini Tropical Panna Cotta paired with their 2016 Small Lot Chardonnay, 2016 Winemaker’s Red, and 2016 Late Harvest.

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If you visited any of the Bench wineries during Love the Bench, please fill out this feedback survey.

Tickets for Graze the Bench 2019 go on sale March 1 at 9am at grazethebench.com