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For Autumn Cheer, Go West (from ClubWest Magazine)

Wine Wednesday with Live Music. Aug. 27 &  Sept. 3-17. Stoney Ridge Estate Winery The Ultimate Wine and Cheese Experience can be enjoyed from 6-8 pmin the Rose Arbour for a glass of wine and enjoy a selection of cheese courtesy of the Cheese Cellar while listening to some live music. Wine by the glass (5oz) sold at the bar, $5. Come wine and unWINEd with us on Wednesdays, make some new friends or meet some old ones at the ridge.

Sept. 6-7, 47th Annual Grimbsy Festival of Art 2014 – Blessed Trinity Catholic Secondary School, 145 Livingston Ave., Grimsby. Cost: Adults: $7, Children (16 and under) Free. $2-off coupon available at:

The Grimsby Festival of Art is a juried show, which guarantees a high calibre of talented exhibitors, attracting over 120 fine artists and artisans. An annual attendance of 3000 collectors and art lovers viewing great art and jewellery is complemented with a relaxed environment that encourages artist and guest interactions, while also enjoying the entertainment and refreshments and our beautiful Town of Grimsby.

Thirty Bench No. 30 Pre-Harvest Lunch with The Good Earth. Sept. 7 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm. Join us for a wine and food pairing event during the most exciting time of the year – just before we’re ready to pick our ripe and juicy grapes from the vines. The day begins at our winery with a structured tasting of our wines, led by winemaker Emma Garner. The tasting is followed by a picturesque trip below the bench for an al fresco lunch at The Good Earth Food & Wine Company. Treat your senses to the fresh flavours of The Good Earth’s culinary delights and handcrafted wines while you enjoy the beautiful backdrop of wine country; $65 per person, exclusive of taxes and gratuities.

Sept. 12 – Handmade Market 13th Street Winery, 3983 13th Street St Catharines. We are pleased to once again host the Fall Handmade Market. The Handmade Market is an artisan market experience featuring products created and promoted by local artisans as well as delectable food and wine. A travelling boutique experience, the HandMade Market seeks to promote the arts and offer a local shopping alternative in an upscale atmosphere. Shop. Sip. Savour.

Sept. 12 & 21 –  2014 Flame Broiled Fridays with the Creekside Burger Bar Creekside Estate Winery, 2170 4th Ave. Jordan Station. Cost: $35/person includes all food and a glass of delightful Creekside wine or a frosty pint from a featured craft Brewer. We’re firing up the grill this summer! Visit us at the winery for a casual, relaxed time on the deck. Chef J. Mark Hand is serving a jaw-dropping all-you-can-eat burger slider buffet: Beef, Lamb and Turkey Burgers hot off the grill with an amazing assortment of home-made toppings. The burger bar has all the fixings and delicious sides including Chef’s nearly world famous pomme frites tossed in café Paris aioli. Live entertainment featuring local musicians will also be on tap for the evening.

Sept 13th – Calamus Estate Winery Fallstock. Reserve Sept 13 for our annual harvest party with free live music!

Sept. 13 2014 – TASTE of the Harvest, Mike Weir Winery 4041 Locust Lane

Beamsville. Treat your taste buds from 7-11 pm during Hospice Niagara’s 4th Annual TASTE of The Harvest event held at the award winning Mike Weir Winery. This year’s Taste event will kick off the Niagara Wine Festival, one of Niagara’s most anticipated wine festivals of the year! Unleash your inner foodie and call 905-984-8766 ext. 230 to reserve your ticket today.  Tickets can also be ordered by e-mailing:
or faxing it to 905-984-8242.

Sept. 13, 6-9 pm, Good Earth Event: La Vendemmia. Joins us for a Good Earth take on an Italian Grape Harvest menu. In Italy, everyone would join in to help harvest the grapes of friends and family. In typical Italian style, the event culminated in a magnificent feast of many courses, flavours and textures… and lots of wine! Prix Fixe $45 for 3 courses. Reserve your table today! 905.563.6333.

Niagara Wine Festival – Sept. 13-28Don’t miss this annual event celebrating Ontario’s award-winning wineries and vineyards. From wine and culinary to family entertainment and a showcase of incredible entertainment there is something for everyone. Sept. 13, 11 am-5 pmSept. 27, 11 am-5 pm.

Cave Spring Wine Shop Saturdays. Sept. 13, 20 & Oct. 18, 2:30-4 pm.  Making Scents of Wine. Cost: $35/pp; reservations required. This fun and educational experience at Cave Spring is an interactive workshop that helps increase your knowledge and enjoyment of the complexities of wine through sensory exploration. What we call tasting always involves a combination of touch, taste and smell: the feel and temperature of the food in the mouth and the aromas reaching the nose. These, too, contribute to the perception of flavor. And wine is no exception! Take home a pocket book wine tasting journal as a token of your experience. Telephone:905-562-3581 Ext. 302.

Sept. 13-14, 20-21 & 27-28, 2014 Kacaba Vineyards Winery Cab, Duck, Goose a Foodie Experience. Kacaba brings Chef Ryan Shapiro of Vineland’s About Thyme Bistro out of retirement for this limited time engagement. We’re pleased to feature Chef Ryan’s legendary Duck Confit Poutine perfectly paired with Kacaba’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. Savour fresh cut fries topped with Duck Confit, aged cheddar and house-made foie gras sauce. Only $10 or free with a Discovery Pass.

Sept. 13-28, 11 am-5 pm,  Fielding Estates Winery Charcuterie with a View, 4020 Locust Lane. Sept. 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 & 28. Back by popular demand! Join us for a taste of harvest as we release our 2013 Gamay perfectly paired with a selection of artisan cured meats, cheese and baguette. Best enjoyed on our lake-view deck or borrow a blanket and enjoy it picnic style! Discovery Passes are available from the Niagara Wine Festival or any participating winery. $10 without a Discovery Pass.  See more at:

The Pinot Affair – Oct. 18-19. Ten Wineries….all crushing on one deliciously seductive grape! $40, plus HST. Are you ready for a love affair with Niagara’s most sultry and sexy wine? Visit us Oct. 18th & 19th for intimate tastings, lusty food, wine pairings and more.  Learn first-hand from those who make the wine why they only have eyes for Pinot Noir.  For more information, visit:

Sept. 20, Pick, Stomp & Taste Flat Rock Cellars. Join Ed and the Flat Rock Cellars Crew and stomp your way through our 2014 vintage. Hand-pick grapes from our 80-acre vineyard then jump into a barrel and stomp around. Feel the juice of premium grapes beginning the magical transformation into some of our finest wine between your toes! Then enjoy the fruits of your labour with a unique tasting of some of our 2013 wines and the newly pressed 2014 grape juice. Time: 11 am-2 pm, $25/pp.

Vinemount Velo. Sept. 21 & 28 & Oct. 5.  Cycle your way through five wineries and five delicious courses atop the Niagara Escarpment in Lincoln. Registration and Warm-up 10 a.m. at Aure Wines. Where: Aure Wines, Calamus Wines, DeSousa Winery, Sue-Ann Staff Winery, Vieni Wines. Over 75 km of cycling. Who/What: A progressive lunch cycle tour with the wineries of the Vinemount Ridge. Intermediate and advanced tours available. $95/pp with bikes.

Nov. 5, 6:30-9:30 pm Fielding Estates Winery Sip and Sparkle Ladies Night, 4020 Locust Lane. Your ticket includes:

a welcome glass of sangria or Rosé; delicious light fare; $25 voucher towards the purchase of wine. Join us as we sip and shop the night away with local vendors offering handmade jewellery, gourmet treats and more! A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit Go Girls! programs in Niagara.EARLY BIRD PRICING – $30 before Oct. 15. $40 regular price. $30 with Wine Club. Tickets are available by visiting or calling the winery at 905.563.0668.- See more at:

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