All the Fixings

Thanksgiving is here again, and we want to know – what wine are YOU having for Thanksgiving dinner?
Still need help deciding?  The NTCC just posted an extensive blog article yesterday highlighting favorite Thanksgiving selections from the Niagara Wine Trail!  Check it out to finalize your menu’s wine list!

Opening a bottle of Long Cliff wine tomorrow?  Share pictures with us on our Facebook Page!

And don’t forget to join us Friday, November 28, for our 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Day!  Stop in after your Black Friday Shopping to join us in a free group gift wrapping session, and enjoy complimentary breakfast & wine tasting while we’re at it!  Don’t forget to RSVP on Facebook!

Customer Appreciation Day!

It’s that time of year again!!

We know the holidays can be a stressful time… This year, after you finish your Black Friday Shopping, join us to relax and “wrap up” your morning, from 8am to 12pm!

November 29th is Customer Appreciation Day at Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery!!

As a Thank You to our customers, we’re setting up a free gift wrapping station, complete with tables, paper, scissors and tape. (BYOR – Bring your own ribbons!)  Join us for complimentary breakfast and coffee… plus some wine tasting, too!!

—>  AND, just like last year. we’re offering you some Black Friday savings too!
From 8am-12pm ONLY, all wines are 15% off per bottle -OR- 30% off per case!

We will be closed Thanksgiving Day so our staff can be with their families, but we will be open for wine tasting during regular business hours for the remainder of the weekend.

Don’t Miss out!  Mark your calendar and save the date:
Our 2nd Ever Customer Appreciation Day Special is happening November 28th from 8a-12pm ONLY!  You don’t want to miss this!

The Madd Hatter Murder!

As they each admired their new hats, they toasted the success of Millie’s new creations with all kinds of special teas. After the third “Clean Cup” seat exchange, Millie took a sip of her tea, coughed and slumped over in her seat. To the shock of those present, Millie was dead…  Who murdered famous milliner Millie Nerton? Come down the rabbit hole to solve this murder mystery! 

This weekend, travel among 13 participating wineries on the Niagara Wine Trail to collect clues & solve the annual murder mystery during the most popular weekend of the year: HALLO-WINE!

Tickets are STILL AVAILABLE ONLINE, and are PRE-SALE ONLY this year!  There will be NO tickets sold at the door!!  Please be sure to get your tickets in advance!  Each ticket is valid for all THREE DAYS of the event, and include 3 tastes of wine at each participating winery, a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery, and information to solve the crime.

To accommodate the number of people we will see through our tasting room doors this special weekend, you will notice some slight changes to our tasting policies:

In addition to our tasting room, we will have an outdoor bar, pouring an identical tasting list to the list inside. Before visiting either of the bars guests will have to stop at our “ticket booth” to check in with their event ticket and I.D., or purchase individual tastings if they are not participating in the event.

Share with your party ahead of time!!  We will be pouring from a **Limited Wine List** for the event!  Options include:
Dry Whites:  2011 Sauvignon Blanc, 2011 Pinot Gris, 2011 Dry Riesling
Dry Reds:  2012 Pinot Noir, 2012 Lemberger, **NEW RELEASE** Generation
Sweet White:  2011 Semi Sweet Riesling, 2011 Sweet Pinot Gris, Niagara Green

All guests participating in the event are asked to use the glass from their starting winery for their entire trip on the wine trail. If you forget your glass, or are just stopping in for a regular tasting, we will be serving from plastic cups.
Don’t worry- the tasting glasses with our logo will be back behind the bar after Sunday!

PLEASE NOTE:  It is New York State Law that you must be 21 or older to be served alcohol.  Date of birth MUST be prior to October 16, 1993 to participate in this event.  All guests WILL need to present government I.D. at the door, -OR- before leaving their bus if they are part of a large group, and have their hand stamped by staff, regardless of the number of wineries they have already visited.  Groups with guests under the legal age will have their entire party escorted off the premises.

When you participate in Hallowine, we’re offering a huge discount on wine purchases!  When you buy 3 or more bottles this weekend you will earn 30% off your total!  Discount does include wines not featured on the tasting list for the weekend!

ON SATURDAY, 10/18, Pizza Amore food truck will be on site serving up some of their amazing wood fire pizza!! Order your personal pizza as soon as you arrive, and it will be ready for pickup by the time you finish your tasting! (Perfect for eating on the go during the ride to your next stop on the trail!

We look forward to another successful Hallowine weekend!  Please remember to have fun and be safe!  See you soon!!

-The DeMaison Family

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Where’s Long Cliff?!

What a busy, busy month it’s been around here!  Harvest is nearly over, and pumpkins made it out to the front for sale this weekend!  But October isn’t slowing down any!  In addition to being open in the tasting room seven days a week, we’ll also be out and about with several offsite tastings this month!  Here’s where you can find us, as well as some upcoming special offers:

October 4th & 5th  –  Niagara County Apple Festival at the Kenan Center in Lockport!  Check out the Facebook Event for more details!

October 10th  –  unLIMBited Wine Tasting Event at UB Center for the Arts –  Tickets are $35 presale, online.

October 11th  –  Cambria Corn Maze (5274 Junction Road, 2-6pm)
Premier Wine & Spirits (FREE Tasting, Maple Road location, 4-7pm)

October 15th  –  30% off our Pinot Magic!  Stop into the Tasting Room to take advantage of this deal!

October 17-19th  –  Niagara Wine Trail’s Annual “Hallo-Wine” Weekend!  Join us for a Murder Mystery along the wine trail!
Tickets are $30 per person Online ONLY* and are valid all 3 days!  Includes a tasting of 3 wines at each participating winery, a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery, and clues to solve the mystery!  Additionally, Long Cliff will be hosting a vendor bazaar on Saturday of Hallo-Wine!

October 29th  –  30% off all wines in The Hennepin Collection!  Stop into the Tasting Room to take advantage of this deal!

October 30th  –  Cocktails in Character at the Hotel Lafayette 6:00-8:30pm – purchase tickets in advance!

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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

Originally posted on Niagara Wine Trail USA: Blog:

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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!