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The Tradition Continues…

What a week it’s been! When asked last week what exactly our Old Fashioned Corn Roast is, I described it as our last big celebration before we become completely consumed with work during our busy Autumn Harvest season. And oh boy, I surely wasn’t kidding- we have been very busy bees this week, but I found a spare minute this afternoon and still wanted to take a chance to thank everyone who came out to visit us last Saturday!

Our 2nd Annual Corn Roast was bigger and better than last year- and even more successful!  And none of it would have been possible without our amazingly supportive friends and customers.  We couldn’t have been happier with our response from our guests!  It certainly seemed that everyone had a good time, and the addition of our bonfire was a major hit!  People lingered chatting and laughing well into the evening.  From my family to yours, thank you, a thousand times, thank you.

And of course, the wine service was not the only highlight of the evening… We can’t forget the wonderful food, as always, and service provided by Frank and Rachel of Dispenza’s Meat Market and Slaughterhouse!  Thank goodness for their willingness to jump on board with us again this year- we look forward to their partnership in this lasting tradition.  And though I wasn’t able to sneak out of the tasting room for much of her performance, I have heard rave reviews of Savannah King’s performance during the dinner.  I was able to pick up one of her CD’s however and have enjoyed it in the car this past week (;

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again – I could not work with (or for) a better team of people.  My girls in the tasting room are more than just staff, they are some of my nearest and dearest friends.  It is because of their hard work and constant reassurance that we were able to pull this off successfully for the second year in a row.  I know I’m speaking not just for myself, but for my dad and grandfather as well, when I say these girls are what keeps our tasting room running (and the wine flowing!).  Thank you ladies, for all that you do.  (and a big thank you to Ashley’s Dad Michael, who let me share his awesome photos of the evening with all of you!)

Again, to everyone who came out for the celebration from far and wide this year, please know how much we appreciate your kindness and support!  We look forward to seeing you again for our 3rd Annual Corn Roast!

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…I do hope you plan on joining us!  Mark your calendars: August 8, 2015.  We’re gonna need a bigger tent!

-d. <3 xo.

Everything Old is New Again

The first signs of verasion (the changing of color in the grapes) have started appearing in the vineyard, just in time for our 2nd Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!  In kicking off another great harvest year, we are now launching the first major stage of our website redesign!  There will be a few more tweaks in the coming days, but we thought you might be excited to see the new look!  Please, leave us a comment below to let us know what you think!

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Time is Running Out!

We are now only **TEN** Days away from our Second Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast! I can feel the excitement in the air! Have you marked your calendars? August 9th at 6:00pm! I hope you’ve got the date saved!!

The tents and tables have been reserved, catering by Dispenza’s Meat Market has been squared away, and local artist Savannah King has been booked as your entertainment for the evening!!

We *do* still have tickets available!! Online ticketing can be purchased up until the night before the event at our presale rate! Get yours for $25 now: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-fashioned-corn-roast-tickets-12011718373?aff=WordPressBlog

We will have limited quantities available at the door for $30 – but why wait? Presale orders will be entered in a drawing for a Free Vineyard Tour and Barrel Tasting, plus souvenir wine glasses!! Don’t miss out, you’ve gotta be in it to win it!

Questions? Call Danielle in the tasting room! (716) 731-3316
See you on the 9th!

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Niagara Wine Trail to Hold 6th Annual Wine & Culinary Festival

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June 24, 2014

Niagara County, NY – On July 26th and 27th the Niagara Wine Trail will hold their 6th annual Wine & Culinary Festival in Academy Park, located in the heart of the Village of Lewiston on Center Street. The wine festival has previously drawn thousands of wine lovers over the last five years to Lewiston seeking to enjoy wines from the Niagara Wine Trail USA wineries, and cuisine from local restaurants and vendors.

The Wine & Culinary Festival runs Saturday from 12pm – 7pm and Sunday from 12pm – 6pm. The opportunity to purchase bottles of wine and cider from the wineries will be available, along with a convenient wine pick-up service, which allows attendees to make purchases and pick them up as they exist the festival so their hands are free to taste and enjoy the culinary delights. Previous festivals have featured both…

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It’s Time!!

Tickets are live for our 2nd Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!

We have officially partnered with Dispenza’s Meat Market & Slaughterhouse again this year!! We’re so thankful to have them on board once again.  As those of you who were able to join us for last year’s fun already know, Frank & Rachel did a phenomenal job taking care of the food for us, and no one left with an empty belly!!  We’re looking forward to another successful night!

While we are still in the process of locking down a band, details will be available as soon as we have them, on our Facebook page!  Be sure to “like” us!  (and if you, or someone you know is part of a band and would like to come out and play that night, contact Danielle in the tasting room! longcliffwinery@gmail.com)

In the meantime, be sure to buy your tickets and reserve your spot at the event…  You won’t want to miss this! Get your tickets here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/old-fashioned-corn-roast-tickets-12011718373#

Vineyard Tour & Barrel Tasting

Have you visited us on Facebook lately?!
We’re running a special offer for our Facebook fans for $10 Vineyard Tours and Barrel Tastings this summer- visit Facebook to “claim your offer” and then call us at the Tasting Room during regular hours to schedule your appointment!  (716) 731-3316

Tours are about an hour in length.  Please dress for the weather, and wear comfortable walking shoes- the vineyard can get muddy and heels aren’t your best bet!

Last year’s tours were a huge hit, if you didn’t have an opportunity to check one out (or you did & you loved it!) now’s your chance – availability is first come, first serve, now through August 31st!   Please bring printed Facebook offer with you on the day of your appointment!  And don’t forget to “share” so your friends can join in on the fun, too!

LCW Monthly Book Club – 2014 Reading List

Did you know Long Cliff plays host to a monthly book club?  Join us for a Free evening of wine tasting & literary discussion each month!
Check out our upcoming reading list:

  • JULY Meeting, 7/1 @ 6:00pm – Dandelion Wine, Ray Bradbury
  • AUGUST Meeting, 8/9 @ 5:00pm – Summer in a Glass, Evan Dawson – (*) NOTE: our 2nd annual corn roast will follow immediately after the meeting!!  RSVP on Facebook for more details, tickets will be available for sale July 1!
  • SEPTEMBER Meeting, 9/2 @ 6:00pm – The Vineyard, Barbara Delinsky
    • OCTOBER Meeting, 10/1 @ 6:00pm – The Harvest Gypsies, John Steinbeck
    • NOVEMBER Meeting, 11/1 @ 6:00pm – The Dark Vineyard, a Mystery on the French Countryside, Martin Walker
    • DECEMBER Meeting, 12/6 @ 6:00pm @ Woodcock Brothers Brewery – Christmas Beer, Don Russell

    Book Club is Free to all, must be 21+ to drink!!  We’d love to have you join us at an upcoming meeting!  See you at the next one?

    e-mail Danielle with questions: longcliffwinery@gmail.com 

    Save the Date!

    Part barbecue.  Part bonfire.  Part Harvest Festival.

    You guessed it- we’re getting all the details into place for our 2nd Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!
    This year’s festivities will take place on Saturday, August 9th, with tickets available JULY 1st!

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    Please join us to relive our biggest event of the year!  We hope to bring even more fun, laughter and memories!

    Mark your calendars, and stay tuned for more details as they’re released!!

    See you August 9th!

    NEW Summer Hours!

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    Starting today, June 1, our tasting room is open DAILY from 12pm-6pm (and Saturdays 10am-6pm!)
    To celebrate, we’re featuring a Daily Deal each day this week! Be sure to plan your visit accordingly!

    Monday 6/2 – 25% off 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
    Tuesday 6/3 – 30% off 2010 Riesling and 2010 Riesling Dry (we only have THREE bottles of the Dry Left!)
    Wednesday 6/4 – FREE Wine Tasting and Free Souvenir Glass!  (one per person)
    Thursday 6/5 – 30% off 2011 Pinot Noir

    Friday 6/6 - We will be closing EARLY to celebrate Don (Grandpa) and Shelley’s Marriage!! Stop in from 12pm-4pm for 30% off ALL wine Purchases!

    Stop out and keep us company in the Tasting Room this week (: