Celebrate Valentine’s Day!

Next month at Long Cliff, we’re featuring our 2011 Pinot Noir as each of the member wineries on the Niagara Wine Trail share their Red Wine Reflections!  This classic pinot is the ultimate red wine for Valentine’s day!
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One of the most widely planted grapes in our region, the “heart-break grape” is difficult to grow, as it’s very weather sensitive, but year-after-year the end product proves to be worth the struggle in the vineyard.  The 2011 Vintage yields an earthy aroma that gives way to a palate bursting with pecans and currant!  Ideal for pairing with chocolates and rich desserts!  
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February 13-14 & 20-21, try it at the winery loaded into delicate homemade marshmallows, hand-dipped with love in just the right amount of chocolate, during the Niagara Wine Trail’s annual “Be Mine with Wine” event!  Tickets on sale now!
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On special for February, take a bottle home for only $12.99 (regularly $18.99 plus tax).

Don’s Wild White Wine Salmon

Happy New Year!  Throughout the month of January on the Niagara Wine Trail, we’re wild about white wine- with each of our member wineries highlighting one of their favorite house whites.

Long Cliff is featuring our 2011 Sauvignon Blanc!  While the name literally translates to “Wild White,” this wine is loaded with grassy aromatics & tropical fruit notes.  The bright palate is balanced with a refreshing acidity that blends the flavors together… Crisp!  Elegant!  Fresh!

We recommend trying it with Grandpa’s famous salmon recipe.  Serve with sauteed green vegetables, briny cheeses, or a white bean casserole!

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LIMITED TIME OFFER:  In honor of “White Wine is Wonderful” month on the Niagara Wine Trail, all January, buy 2 get 1 free!  Regularly $11.99/bottle (plus tax)

February Book Club Meeting!

bread wine.pngMaking a resolution to read more in 2016?   We’d like to hold you accountable!

RSVP on Facebook to our February Book Club meeting, & join us February 7th!

This month we’re reading: Bread, Wine, Chocolate – by Simran Sethi

Meetings are FREE & open to the public!  We regularly gather on the first Sunday of every month – (taking January off due to the holiday) – and we’d love for you to stop by in 2016!  Book Club Members enjoy complimentary tastings and 10% off all wine purchases made during the entire month of any meeting they attend!

Stay tuned for our March book announcement!

as always, must be 21+ to purchase or consume alcohol.

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from the Long Cliff Family!  There’s been so many great things to celebrate this year – we’re especially excited for the release of our new sparkling wine, Bright Stars!  Available Now in the Tasting Room.

Winter Hours are Friday & Saturday, 10a-6p.  Sunday 12p-6p.  Monday 12p-4p.

Seeing Stars

Grandpa and I have been working on some new label designs for Spring wine releases. I took control of the re-launch of our Hennepin Line, and his baby this year has been the development of our new Sparkling Wine.

He doesn’t know the designers messages default to MY e-mail. So the proof for his label came across my desk this afternoon….
And can I tell you- I couldn’t stop grinning.

From the man who argues with me that he’s “just a farmer…” This is gorgeous.  You did good, Grandpa!

I can’t wait to share the final design with you all, but between now and then, here’s a sneak peek!

-d. <3 xo.

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“The Penguin Wine” – The story behind our Autumn Select!

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Have you tried our AUTUMN SELECT: Pinot Gris, yet?  Did you know one of the Humboldt penguins at our local Aquarium of Niagara actually painted the background for that label?

As part of their enrichment program at the Aquarium, trainers have the penguins walk through paint, and then onto canvas, to create colorful and singular paintings.  Inspired by the project, we selected one of the designs created by Miss. Opus, to use on our Autumn Select label released last fall, and in return donate a dollar from every bottle sold back to the Aquarium!

This June, Don & Danielle stopped by to donate a check in the amount of $143, and got a “Behind-the-Scenes” tour of the Aquarium! While we were there, we had a chance to meet Opus, as well as a “Behind-the-Scenes” tour of the facilities, where Grandpa even got brave and touched an Octopus!

October 1st we’ll be sending a donation from the last quarter, including September bottles sold… Can we beat June’s donation?!

Stop by during the Niagara Wine Trail’s Taste of the Trail this weekend, try our amazing Pumpkin Soup (made by Pig Kings BBQ from our own Farm’s Pumpkins!), and purchase a bottle of Autumn Select to help us reach that goal!

Long Cliff Winery Danielle DeMaison and Don DeMaison present AON Executive Director Gay Molnar and Opus with donation from penguin wine sales (4)

June 2015: Long Cliff Winery’s Don & Danielle DeMaison present Aquarium of Niagara’s Executive Director, Gay Molnar, with a donation check from Autumn Select sales.

October Book Club

Join us October 4th for our monthly book club meeting, right in Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery, Inc.’s Tasting Room!
We meet on the 1st SUNDAY of each month at 6:00PM, to discuss great books over a bottle of wine!
At our October Meeting, we’ll be discussing:
Spirits of the Niagara Wine Trail by Mason Winfield
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This is a free event, and all are welcome to attend (:

October 4th @ 6:00pm  – Spirits of the Niagara Wine Trail by Mason Winfield

November 1st @ 6:00pm – 97 Orchard: An Edible History of Five Immigrant Families in One New York Tenement by Jane Ziegelman

December 5th @ 6:00pm – Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist