Spring Book Club

We know what it’s like when Cabin Fever sets in over WNY! If you’ve been thinking about giving our book club a try, Spring is the time! Get out of the house, make some new friends, and drink some great wine!

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Our free book club always meets on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6:00PM. Wine tasting is included, and guests receive 25% off bottle purchases during the evening.  We just ask that you read the book in advance to join in on the conversation!

This is a free social gathering, all are welcome to attend – but guests must be 21+ to drink.

-UPCOMING MEETINGS-
February 25: Delancey, By Molly Wizenberg
March 25: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, By Mary Ann Shaffer & Annie Barrows
April 22: When the Rivers Ran Red, By Vivienne Sasnowski
May 27: Where’d You Go, Bernadette, By Maria Semple

RSVP on Facebook to Save the Date!  And follow our page for more news, updates & events!

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Be Mine with Wine

Have you made your plans for Valentine’s Day yet?! Why not spend the weekend with your sweetheart sampling wine & dessert pairings along the Niagara Wine Trail, USA!?

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Long Cliff is showcasing our fine dessert wine, Autumn Select, made from Pinot Gris grapes hand selected for optimum ripeness.  We’re pairing this honey-flavored rich treat with a Lemon Pound Cake – just the right amount of tart & zest to balance out the abundance of sweetness in the wine.

Tickets allow you to visit ten participating wineries for just $22/person (on sale through 2/8/18) & are valid for 2 weekends: February 10-11 & 17-18.  At each winery you’ll receive one dessert & wine pairing, (plus two additional wine samples), and a commemorative wine glass at your starting winery.

During the event, ticket prices increase to $27/person. Don’t delay – reserve your ticket at our discounted pricing here!

Now Hiring!

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Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery, Inc. is NOW HIRING part-time staff (5-6 shifts / month) to perform wine tastings in our Sanborn tasting room, share history of the winery & Niagara Wine Trail with guests, and represent our brand at offsite events.
 
Applicants must be 21+, able to lift 30 pound case goods, and be available to work on Saturdays and Sundays.
Experience in customer service is preferred, and wine knowledge is a definite plus.
 
Interested in joining our team? Stop in for a walk-in Interview Saturday, January 13th from 3-5pm. Please bring 2 copies of your resume, including 3-4 references.
 
Contact Danielle with any questions: longcliffwinery@gmail.com

Winter Hours

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Winter hours are in effect at Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery!  We are now open just four days a week – although we still have weekday availability for private tours & tastings.

Now through Christmas, buy any 4 bottles, get 10% off your purchase!
Limited number of Bright Stars, Sparkling Wine still available for your holiday celebrations!  Stop in today or call to set aside your bottles!

Holiday Hours:
Christmas Eve … 12p-3p
Christmas Day … Closed
New Year’s Eve … 12p-3p
New Year’s Day … 12p-4p

Tasting fees are 4 wines for $5.
No appointment necessary for groups of 8 or less, come on in!
Please note: Buses and limos will no longer be accepted without a reservation.  Contact us during business hours to schedule: (716) 731-3316
We do not accept “party buses.”  Groups that are drinking on the bus may be turned away, (by NYS law outside alcohol is not permitted on our property), and intoxicated guests will be refused service.
On the day of your arrival, please ask your driver to step inside first to register your group before unloading the bus.  Come prepared with your photo I.D., and leave all food, beverages and party decor safely inside your mode of transportation.

Vineyard & Cellar tours are $20 / person.
Includes a 30 minute walking tour of the vineyard & grounds followed by 30 minutes in our cellar and production facilities.  During this unique experience our staff guides you through the winemaking process from grape to glass, and shares some samples of young wines still in barrel, as well as the finished products behind our bar.  –  we might be biased, but we think our tours make great gifts for the wine lover on your list!
Appointments are required 24 hours in advance for all private tours.  Please call us at (716) 731-3316

Upcoming Events at the Winery:
All weekends in December –
Holiday Happening on the Niagara Wine Trail, USA
January 28 @ 6pm –
FREE Book Club Meeting!  Reading Annihilation By Jeff Vandermeer
February 10-11 & 17-18 – Be Mine with Wine, Niagara Wine Trail USA event
February 25 – FREE Book Club Meeting!  Reading Delancey by Molly Wizenberg

Be sure you’re following us on Facebook & Instagram for the latest notifications on future happenings at Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery!

What’s for Dinner Tonight: Roasted Chicken & Cranberry Stuffing

I don’t know about you, but this colder weather definitely has us thinking about comfort foods, like this Roasted Chicken & Cranberry Stuffing recipe from HelloFresh! 🍗

IMG_0624A well-prepared roast makes the meat fall-off-the-bone tender without compromising any of the intensity in flavor. We recommend pairing it with richer white wine- like our Pinot Magic!

Our unique blanc de Noirs is light & brisk enough to handle the crispy chicken skin but still has that full body mouth feel (true to it’s red Pinot Noir character profile) to round out the dish and compliment the Cranberry stuffing! Refreshing, balanced and satisfying, it’s perfect for shorter days and chillier nights!

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You can find the recipe for this hearty Autumn dish here:  http://bit.ly/2lJiskz

Interested in trying HelloFresh subscription service?  Select your choice of meals from 15 recipes for week, and receive all the fresh, quality ingredients you need delivered straight to your door!  Use our referral code for $40 off your first delivery: https://share.hellofresh.com/x/9gnUtL

Then stop by the winery to #uncorkNWT & receive 20% off a bottle of #PinotMagic when you show us this post before 11/17/17!  (Yes, that means you can redeem this offer during our Nouveau Night – tickets still available!)

& of course – be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for weekly wine & food pairings!

The Busiest Weekend of the Year…

As it has been in the past, with over 3000 ticket holders out on the trail, this #Hallowine Weekend was the busiest of the year!

A special thank you to our auxiliary staff for stepping in and giving us a hand this weekend (and thank you to my normal crew, for guiding these new friendly faces).

Thank you to all the respectful and courteous guests who came through our doors over the course of two days – everyone was out to have a good time and (mostly) everyone was on their best behavior. Thank you for treating our winery like our home (because it is!) and for your understanding that we can’t always control the behavior of others- but we try to keep them from ruining the experience for you and your guests.

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To those who have been to #LongCliffWinery before, thank you for your continued support. We appreciate your business, you really do keep this small #farmfamily running!

For those who visited us for the first time- welcome! I hope you found a new wine you loved, and I hope to see you again soon (maybe on a less busy weekend so we have time to chat!)

For now, we would like to ask that you take a moment out of your day to share a review of the winery on Yelp, and help us improve our ratings!

Until next time, may you never be short on love, laughter, and good wine!
Cheers!
-The DeMaison Family

Nouveau Night

The DeMaison Family invites you to raise a glass to our 2017 growing season and celebrate Autumn’s bounty!  Join us Thursday, November 16th for Nouveau Night, when we release the first wine from this year’s Harvest.

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This brand new wine is made from the first grapes of the season, Leon Millot handpicked by our team September 2, 2017.  Light-bodied by nature, it’s exultantly fruity due to the short fermentation period.

At it’s heart, however, this young red is about so much more than just how it tastes!  In the traditional style of French “Nouveau” wines, it’s about community coming together, cheering on our local farmers, and enjoying the literal fruits of their labor!   Intended to be consumed within the first year of bottling, Leon Nouveau makes a great reason to celebrate another year in the vineyard and a bottle on the table at holiday meals gives everyone a chance to reflect on the year we had!

At our first ever Nouveau Night, we invite you to take part in Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery history!

Our Winemaker’s Reception begins at 5:00pm, when Don & Kevin finally get to relax from harvest & gather for conversation around the fire pit. Pizza and wings will be provided, and your $15 cover charge includes the cost of your very own bottle of 2017 Leon Nouveau – which you’ll get the personal opportunity to bottle & hand label yourself, straight from the tank.  Every guest will take home the exact bottle they bottled (with opportunities for photos) and the chance to have the label autographed by our winemaker.

Please call us at 716-731-3316 to make reservations. We ask for payment in advance to provide a head count.

October Book Club!

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Just after midnight, the famous Orient Express is stopped in its tracks by a snowdrift. By morning, the millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett lies dead in his compartment, stabbed a dozen times, his door locked from the inside. One of his fellow passengers must be the murderer.

Isolated by the storm, detective Hercule Poirot must find the killer among a dozen of the dead man’s enemies, before the murderer decides to strike again . . .

Our book club always meets on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6:00PM, to discuss great books over a bottle of wine!  We recommend reading the book in advance to join in on the conversation.  This is a free social gathering, all are welcome to attend – but guests must be 21+ to drink.

This Month’s Meeting is October 22 at 6:00pm!  RSVP on Facebook to Save the Date!

-OTHER MEETINGS-
LCW Book Club: November Meeting – Cork Dork, by Bianca Bosker
No meeting in December – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!
LCW BOOK CLUB: JANUARY MEETING – Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer

Harvest Festival

Harvest Season is upon us – and what better way to celebrate than with wine and food pairings at the member wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail, USA?!

Long Cliff is showcasing two perfect reds for Autumn – our dry 2013 Lemberger Reserve- rich with rosewood and raspberry notes, and our sweeter Hennepin Red, famous for it’s bright candy apple coloring and spicy cinnamon finish!  Choose between these wines to pair with our taste of the season: Pumpkin Spice Cream Puffs!

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Tickets allow you to visit ten participating wineries for just $22/person (on sale through Thursday, 9/22) & are valid for both Saturday and Sunday.  At each winery you’ll receive one harvest themed wine & food pairing, (plus two additional wine samples), and a commemorative wine glass at your starting winery.

During the event, ticket prices increase to $27/person. Don’t delay – reserve your ticket at our discounted pricing here!

Shadows in the Vineyard

Join us September 24th at our regularly scheduled book club meeting for discussion of Shadows in the Vineyard: The True Story of the Plot to Poison the World’s Greatest Wine.  This true story account takes us “deep into a captivating world full of fascinating characters, small-town French politics, an unforgettable narrative, and a local culture defined by the twinned veins of excess and vitality and the deep reverent attention to the land that runs through it.”

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In January 2010, Aubert de Villaine, the famed proprietor of the Domaine de la Romanée-Conti, the tiny, storied vineyard that produces the most expensive, exquisite wines in the world, received an anonymous note threatening the destruction of his priceless vines by poison-a crime that in the world of high-end wine is akin to murder-unless he paid a one million euro ransom…

Our book club always meets on the 4th Sunday of each month at 6:00PM, to discuss great books over a bottle of wine!  We recommend reading the book in advance to join in on the conversation.  This is a free social gathering, all are welcome to attend – but guests must be 21+ to drink.  RSVP on Facebook to Save the Date!

-OTHER MEETINGS-
LCW Book Club: October Meeting – Murder on the Orient Express, by Agatha Christie
LCW Book Club: November Meeting – Cork Dork, by Bianca Bosker