5th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!

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Join us August 12th for our 5th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!
Part barbecue, part bonfire, part harvest festival – celebrate the season with dinner and wine tasting under the stars!

Tickets include: 3 tastes of wine, 1 glass of wine, and dinner!

This year’s brand new menu is being catered by BW’s Barbecue out of Blasdell, NY & will again include Unlimited Roasted Corn, PLUS: 1/4 Chicken Dinner – AND – BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders! YUM!! (Additional sides include a chef salad and baby buttered spud potatos!)

All Pre-Sale tickets are available for $20 / person now through 8/6/17 – or until we sell out!
At this time, we can not guarantee at-the-door ticket sales!

Get the date on your calendar, and click here to purchase tickets now!

Prices above do not include online ticketing fees & tax. To save on ticketing fees, please stop in the tasting room to purchase your tickets!
Must be 21+ to attend. All ticket sales final.

Wine & Cheese Summertime Pairing!

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Looking for something to do this weekend?!  Kick-start June sampling wine & cheese pairings along the Niagara Wine Trail, USA!  Tickets are still available and include a tasting of 3 wines & a cheese sample at 10 participating wineries of your choice!  Long Cliff is excited to showcase our Autumn Select dessert wine (newly returning to our shelves after a brief sell-out last Fall), paired with Yancey’s Fancy New York’s Artisan Cheese Strawberry Chardonnay Cheddar!  See for yourself why this light pairing makes the perfect treat for after supper, out on the patio on a warm night!  You’ll definitely want to share this one with your guests all summer long!

Please remember tickets do not include transportation.  As always, a valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and non-drinking attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge.  Groups of 10 or more are asked to make a reservation at Long Cliff in advance!  You can confirm your tasting time via e-mail to longcliffwinery@gmail.com


Curious what else is happening at the winery this Summer?

–June 25: Book Club Meeting – “The Dinner” by Herman Koch
–July 23: Book Club Meeting – “The Hills of Chianti” by Piero Antinori
–July 29 & 30: Niagara USA Wine Festival!
–August 12: 5th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!  Tickets now Available

We’re currently organizing a relaxed Evening with the Winemakers – join us to learn a little bit more about what we have planned for the future of our vineyard & winery, ask any questions you’ve ever had about wine making (or wine tasting!), and socialize with our team & some of our best customers!
Sound like an event for you?  Please take just a moment of your time to answer this 3 question survey to help us with scheduling!

Champagne Baby!

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Fresh, charming, and wholly irresistible, Champagne Baby turns a familiar tale on its head: Instead of yet another American seeking the French secret to good living, a Frenchwoman finds her purpose – much to her surprise- in America…  Part coming-of-age memoir, part travelogue: sprinkled throughout with regional maps and wine recommendations.

There’s still time to read our May Book Club pick, Champage Baby by Laure Dugas before our next meeting Sunday, May 28th!  As always, our meetings are free to the public (must be 21+ with valid ID to sample wine)- and while we recommend you finish the book before then, it’s never required!

Upcoming Meetings & Titles:
-May 28: “Champagne Baby” by Laure Dugas
-June 25: “The Dinner” by Herman Koch
-July 23: “The Hills of Chianti” by Piero Antinori

In search of Part-Time Associates!

We are looking for motivated, out-going and passionate individuals who like to talk with and meet new people, share interests and recommendations about our local tourism industry or hometown sports teams and LOVE to taste wine & compare wines side-by-side… but we are NOT hiring wine TASTERS!
Position is part-time, but availability on Saturdays from 10am-6pm and Sundays from 12pm-6pm now through October is a MUST.

— While you will not necessarily be scheduled every weekend, availability will be REQUIRED:
July 29 & 30 from 10a-6p
August 12 from 10a-9p

Duties:
-Provide a friendly atmosphere and outstanding customer service to all visitors and assist with wine tastings and educating customers (one-on-one as well as in large groups) on general wine knowledge
-Assist in maintaining the cleanliness & appearance of the tasting room including: bleaching the bar, breaking down cardboard, mopping floors, garbage removal, etc., in addition to cleaning restrooms
-Ability to operate computer equipment and software necessary for retail operations
-Ability to carry 30+ pounds required to stock inventory (wine and gift items).
-Participate in scheduled staff meetings & training sessions.
-Provide general knowledge of the Niagara Wine Trail area.
-Assist with labeling of new wine stock

Qualifications:
-Must be at least 21 years of age
-Must be able to work weekends and holidays
-Must be able to lift 30-40 lb case goods frequently & able to stand, walk, bend for extended periods of time
-Positive attitude, *good conversational skills* and must enjoy working with public
-Experience with wine desirable**, but willingness to learn about wine is essential!

Application Process:
-Qualified applicants should submit their resume via e-mail to longcliffwinery@gmail.com
-Include potential start date (we’re looking for associates to start training immediately!)
-Include Availability

April Showers…

Bring May flowers!  Join us for our next Trivia Night, happening Thursday, May 11th at 6pm!

This month’s theme: May Bouquets – and we’re not talking about the aroma on your glass of wine! One question in each round will highlight flowers, blossoms and plants! Brush up on your springtime horticulture facts!

TRIVIA NIGHT

Challenge your friends for bragging rights – plus a voucher for Free Wine Tasting for up to 20 of your closest friends!  The game is free to play – tastings during the game are just $5 per person.

Trivia Categories include:
–Entertainment
–History
–Sports
–Wine Knowledge
–Themed Questions each month!

You’ll want to arrive early to register your team, questions start promptly at 6:15pm!
RSVP on Facebook to save the date – and share the event with your friends!

April Book Club

Need something to read over Spring Break?  Pick up a copy of our April Book Club pick and join us for wine & conversation with new friends on Sunday, April 23rd at 6pm!

In April we’re reading The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

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Publisher’s Summary: In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless people perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

**Read the book with us before it hits the big screen – Coming to a Theater near you April 14th!

Our meetings always take place the 4th Sunday of the month & are free to the public! (must be 21+ with valid ID to sample wine)

Upcoming Meetings & Titles:
-April 23: “The Lost City of Z” by David Grann
-May 28: “Champagne Baby” by Laure Dugas
-June 25: “The Dinner” by Herman Koch
-July 23: “The Hills of Chianti” by Piero Antinori

Pardon my French…

Save the date for something sweet!  April 29-30 we’re pairing our Alsatian-Style wines with French Macarons!  You don’t want to miss out on this incredibly decadent treat!

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Tastings are $5 / person and include your choice of 3 wine & macaron pairings!

Participants in the Niagara Wine Trail’s “Taste of the Trail” will be able to choose three complimentary tastes of wine and two macarons upon presentation of their event ticket.  (A third macaron can be added to the tasting for $1 / person).  In addition, you’ll be able to visit ten other wineries along the trail for more food and wine pairings!  Please visit niagarawinetrail.org for the complete list, and to purchase advance tickets for just $25!

Sip and Soup Sundays!

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Sip & Soup Sundays on the Niagara Wine Trail USA are back for 2017 by popular demand!

Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery, Inc. is partnering with Garlocks Restaurant in Lockport again this year to bring you a Trio of Soups to sample right here at the winery on 3/5, 3/12, 3/19 & 3/26!

They’ll be serving up Prime Rib Vegetable with our 2012 Pinot Noir, Cream of Asparagus Soup with our crisp 2012 Pinot Gris, and Danielle’s personal favorite pairing – Spicy Cajun Gumbo with Long Cliff’s Semi Sweet Riesling!

Come try the flight (3 soups, 3 wines) for just $5!

Joining us for Wino Wars: Trivia Night or our LCW Book Club: March Meeting?! They’re both on Sundays so be sure to stop by early for the pairing! Garlock’s will also have bowls of soup available for purchase before the after hours event starts!

February Book Club Meeting

There’s still time to read our February Book Club pick if you haven’t gotten to it yet! (& even if you don’t finish the whole thing, you’re welcome to join us for the meeting!)

This month we’ll be discussing The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story.  

Publisher’s Summary: The Zookeeper’s Wife is a strange, but historically true story of WWII. It reveals the extraordinary efforts of Jan and Antonina Zabinski, Christian zookeepers horrified by Nazi racism, who capitalized on the Nazis’ obsession with pureblood animals in order to save over 300 doomed people by hiding them in the bombed-out cages at the Warsaw Zoo. A tale of people, animals, and subversive acts of compassion.

**Read the book with us before it hits the big screen – Coming to a Theater near you March 31st!  All attendees at our February meeting will be entered in a drawing to win a $10 cinema gift card!

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Our meetings always take place the 4th Sunday of the month & are free to the public! (must be 21+ with valid ID to sample wine)

Upcoming Meetings & Titles:
-February 26: “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman
-March 26: “Dinner at Mr. Jefferson’s” by Charles A. Cerami
-April 23: “The Lost City of Z” by James Gray
-May 28: “Champagne Baby” by Laure Dugas

Upcoming Events

Looking for something to do to beat the Winter Blues?  Join us at one of our Upcoming Events!

January 22 @ 6pmBook Club – Reading: The Widow Clicquot

February 11-12 and 18-19 – Annual Be Mine with Wine on the Niagara Wine Trail USA!
Tickets are valid for all four days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and a sample of chocolate at your choice of 10 participating wineries, plus a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.  Get your tickets now!

February 16 @ 6:30pm Love Stinks, Let’s Drink!
Ladies night with LuLaRoe.  Join us for the Ultimate Girl’s Night Out: sip on wine while you shop the collection of dresses, tops, skirts, kimonos, and of course… those buttery soft leggings!

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February 26 @ 6pmBook Club – Reading: The Zookeeper’s Wife

Sunday’s in March – Sip & Soup Wine Tasting on the Niagara Wine Trail is returning for 2017 – stay tuned for more details!

March 5 @ 6pmTrivia Night!
Bring your friends and compete as individuals or a team! Categories will include: entertainment, history, sports, wine knowledge, and themed questions for the month!

March 26 @6pmBook Club – Reading: Dinner at Mr. Jefferson’s