With winter being the coldest it’s ever been, we’re MORE than ready to start looking forward to warmer temperatures… Around here, Pruning is the first sign of spring! The growing season is upon us!!
Our 3rd Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast will be held August 8, 2015!
We have already received calls and emails asking if we’ll be holding the event again this August and the answer is YES! Tickets are not yet on sale, but be sure to mark the date down, and subscribe to our blog or RSVP on Facebook to get up to the minute details as we secure food vendors and entertainment!
This is by far, our biggest party of the year, and we couldn’t continue to put this event on each summer if it wasn’t for the overwhelming support and applause we get from our guests each year!
Suggestions on how to improve the event for our 3rd go around? (3rd time’s the charm, right?) WE WANT TO HEAR THEM! What would make 2015’s Corn Roast EXTRA SPECIAL? Email Danielle: longcliffwinery@gmail(dot)com!
Hope to see you there!
Other Upcoming Events:
April 1st – Book Club Meeting! Get the details HERE!
April 17-19: Taste of the Trail, Niagara Wine Trail’s Annual Food and Wine Event! Purchase tickets from NiagaraWineTrail.org
April 19th: SPECIAL EVENT – Steeped par-TEA, Tea Tasting Bar, 5:30pm – RSVP ON FACEBOOK
May 1st – Book Club Meeting! Get the details HERE!
Attention Book Club Fans:
Due to a scheduling conflict… (AKA, The Super Bowl), there will be no February Book Club Meeting this Sunday.
Our next meeting will be March 1st at 6:00pm, to discuss Accidental Connoisseur by Lawrence Osborne!
As always, all are invited to attend! Our book club meets on the first of the month at 6PM, right in Long Cliff’s Tasting Room!
(If anyone feels extremely compelled to discuss February’s book, we can talk about both during the March Meeting!)
See you next month, stay warm and enjoy the game!
What Long Cliff Wine are YOU taking to your Super Bowl party? Share pictures with us on our Facebook page for 15% off on your next visit!
January brings us a new year, and new hours, as we transition into winter hours for the remainder of the season, into the spring. Our tasting room will now be open Friday & Saturday from 10am-6pm, and Sunday from 12pm-6pm. Weekday tastings are available by appointment only.
We hope you’re as excited to see what 2015 brings to Long Cliff as we are! We’re excited to launch our new release of Pinot Magic in the coming weeks, and looking forward to a change in the tasting room… we’re thinking a new paint job is in order! Agreed? Share your ideas with us on Facebook!
Is your New Year’s Resolution to read more? Join our book club! It’s free, and we meet once a month at 6pm, right in Long Cliff’s tasting room! Check out the following list to start the year:
- February 1, 6:00pm – Don’t Touch my Wine (A Novel) – Sherita Bolden
- March 1, 6:00pm – Accidental Connoisseur – Lawrence Osborne
- April 1, 6:00pm – A Tale of Two Valleys – Alan Deutschman
- May 1, 6:00pm – Death of a Wine Merchant – David Dickinson
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!
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!
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
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 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!
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 (;
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!
…I do hope you plan on joining us! Mark your calendars: August 8, 2015. We’re gonna need a bigger tent!
-d. <3 xo.
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!