Harvest Season is Here!

It’s officially harvest season on the DeMaison farm and we’re up to our knees in grapes and fresh juice around here!

We picked our first grapes of the year, our 2019 Leon Millot, on August 29th – and those grapes are already fermenting away to become that rich, sweet, delicious Leon Nouveau everyone is so excited for!

“Save the Date” to taste the Harvest!

Our 3rd Annual Nouveau Night is scheduled for Thursday, November 21, when we’ll release this brand new wine, in the same year it was harvested!

Inspired by the tradition of Beaujolais Day in France, this fun & festive event is a private bottling and release party where each guest will personally bottle and hand label their very own 2019 Leon Nouveau straight from the tank! Just $18 / person – reservations are required. Wine tasting and light hors d’oeuvres will be provided

Attention Home Winemakers:

We have small lots of grapes & juice from our Niagara Escarpment Estate Farm available for home vintners, as well as home winemaking supplies including yeast, additives & equipment.
Contact us at longcliffwinery@gmail.com for more information on getting started, or to place your order!

Other Upcoming Events:

  • September 21 & 22: Niagara Wine Trail’s Annual Harvest Festival
  • September 22: Free monthly Book Club Meeting!
    Reading: “Still Alice” by Lisa Genova
  • October 27: Free monthly Book Club Meeting!
    Reading “The Last Thing He Wanted” by Joan Didion
  • November 21: 3rd Annual Nouveau Night! $18 / person – reservations required – includes wine tasting, light hors d’eourves, and a bottle of wine to go!
  • November 24: Free monthly Book Club Meeting!
    Reading “Maine” by J. Courtney Sullivan

Home Winemakers!

With Harvest Season fast approaching, we are pleased to offer small lots of grapes & juice from our Niagara Escarpment Estate Farm to our local home vintners- as well as home winemaking supplies including yeast, additives & equipment.

Considering producing your own small batch of homemade wine?  
Nothing is more satisfying than popping the cork on a bottle of your own wine for dinner guests!  
Watch for details on our Hands-on Winemaking Seminars to give you one-on-one support from our staff this season! Cost and dates to be announced – please inquire with danielle at longcliffwinery@gmail.com for more information and to reserve your spot!

We’re excited to work with you this year & can’t wait to see what great wines you can create from our high quality vinifera grapes!

Something New & BLUE

It’s become tradition around here to release new wines & vintages at our Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast, and I think many of our return guests each year will tell you sampling the new releases is one of their favorite surprises about attending the event – and boy do we have some great surprises in store this year!

In addition to dinner & wine tasting, this year’s attendees will be the first to taste 3 FOUR New Releases:

  • Hennepin Red – it’s BACK! Semi-Sweet Red blend w/ a hint of wild cherry
  • Blauer Himmel – our signature semi-dry red blend that’s lovingly known around here as “The Angel Wine,” with notes of cinnamon & clove
  • COBALT – a fan favorite sweet red returning to our wine menus just in time for mulling wine this fall!
  • And the highly anticipated mystery wine in the BLUE bottles! Any guesses what it might be?!

Interested in joining us? Online ticket sales have ended, but we still have a few tickets available, (less than 20!) and we’re planning to sell out again this year! The remaining seats are first come, first serve!
Give Danielle a call in the tasting room today or tomorrow (open noon-6pm) to reserve your spot!
(716) 731-3316 – payment required to secure your space!

Tickets are just $30 / person and include: 3 tastes of wine, 1 glass of wine, and dinner!
Catering provided by BW’s Barbecue includes 1/4 Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, Chef Salad, Buttered Potatoes and All-You-Can-Eat Roasted Corn!

Wine Wagon Express!

Last year Grandpa Don acquired an old Railway Express Agency Wagon and spent the better part of five months remodeling it from the wheels up! He had custom cabinetry built, and put in 400 man hours installing, sanding, staining, & polishing, while being sure to maintain the integrity of the original structure, all with the vision of pulling Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery’s Estate “Wine Wagon Express” to area Farmer’s Markets and events!

At the turn of the last century, these wagons served as baggage carts, pulling up alongside trains as they arrived into the station and offloading the express packages for delivery into town. The UPS of it’s time, the Railway Express Agency was known as the premier mode of shipping across country in a world before Amazon Prime. Having grown up with a father who worked for the railroad, Don has always had a particular nostalgia for trains and train memorabilia, and when he first saw this wagon, (although the only working & salvageable parts on it were the wheels,) he knew he had to have it for the winery.

“It’s unique! I’m a railroad nut & I said ‘Wow! It’s got potential!’ It’s very special for me, personally.”

There’s still plenty of chances to catch Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery’s signature Wine Wagon Express” this Season!
Mark your Calendar for the Following Dates:

8/3 – “Meet in the Center” Clarence Center Market
8/10 – Long Cliff’s 7th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!
8/17 – Elmwood Village Farmer’s Market
8/24 – “Meet in the Center” Clarence Center Market
8/31- “Meet in the Center” Clarence Center Market
9/7 – “Meet in the Center” Clarence Center Market
9/14 – Elmwood Village Farmer’s Market
9/21 – Elmwood Village Farmer’s Market
9/28 – “Meet in the Center” Clarence Center Market
10/5 – Elmwood Village Farmer’s Market
10/12 – “Meet in the Center” Clarence Center Market


Special Offer EXTENDED

Tickets are still available for this year’s Old Fashioned Corn Roast – and in honor of the youngest member of our Farm Family’s very 1st Birthday, we’re extending our Special Presale Rate on a pack of 4 tickets!

Through July 20th only, get your tickets for just $25 / person when you purchase in a group of 4!

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Tickets include Dinner from BW’s BBQ (pulled pork slider, 1/4 chicken, potatoes, salad and unlimited roasted corn!) plus wine tasting and a glass of wine!

It’s one of our favorite events of the year, and we’re looking to sell out again before August!  Make sure you stop into the winery soon to pick up your tickets and save your table!

The Fine Print:
This is a 21+ event and will proceed rain or stars. Photo ID will be required.
Tickets available only while supplies last & no refunds will be available.
Individual tickets available for just $30 / person
The event may be recorded for future visual and audio promotions – by entering the grounds you consent to have your image and voice used in these recordings.
*Prices include Niagara County Sales Tax.
To save on ticketing fees, please stop in the tasting room to purchase your tickets!

Old Fashioned Corn Roast 2019

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Old Fashioned Corn Roast, happening Saturday August 10, 2019!

For just $30 / person, ticket-holders receive 3 tastes of wine, 1 glass of wine, and dinner catered by BW’s Barbecue to include: 1/4 Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, Chef Salad, Buttered Potatoes and All-You-Can-Eat Roasted Corn!

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Ready to buy your tickets?
Purchase before July 1st and take advantage of these great Early Bird Promos:

1.) Four Pack Bundle! Includes 4 tickets to the Old Fashioned Corn Roast at a discounted rate – $100 Total

2.) Double the Fun Promo – Purchase early and add on your November Nouveau Night 2019 Ticket to save up to 15%  –  available for $45 / person or $160 for a group of 4 guests! (That’s only $40 per person!)

RSVP for the event on Facebook, and purchase tickets NOW online or in store!

The Fine Print:
This is a 21+ event and will proceed rain or stars. Photo ID will be required. Tickets available only while supplies last & no refunds will be available.
The event may be recorded for future visual and audio promotions – by entering the grounds you consent to have your image and voice used in these recordings.
*Prices include Niagara County Sales Tax.
To save on ticketing fees, please stop in the tasting room to purchase your tickets!

Double the Fun!

Joining us at our Old Fashioned Corn Roast this August?

Double your fun and save 5% on tickets when you purchase together with your Nouveau Night 2019 Tickets!  (or 15% per person when purchased in a 4-pack!)  Special offer available through July 1st only!

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Inspired by the tradition of Beaujolais Day in France, this fun & festive event is a private bottling and release party to celebrate our local harvest & upcoming 2019 Vintage!

Each guest has the opportunity to personally bottle & hand label their very own 2019 Leon Nouveau straight from the tank, (with opportunities for photos) included in their $18 cover charge.  Wine tasting & light hors d’oeuvres will be provided.

Get your tickets for both events online or in the tasting room now!

RSVP on Facebook:
August 10, 2019 – Old Fashioned Corn Roast
November 21, 2019 – Nouveau Night

Tickets Just Released!

Join us August 10th for our 7th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!
We’re counting down to Harvest Season with one last hurrah – dinner and wine tasting until the stars come out!

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Ticketholders receive 3 tastes of wine, 1 glass of wine, and dinner catered by BW’s Barbecue to include 1/4 Chicken, BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders, Chef Salad, Buttered Potatoes and All-You-Can-Eat Roasted Corn!

Pre-Sale tickets are available for $30* / person now through 8/7/19 – or until we sell out!

4 PACK SPECIAL: For a limited time, purchase your group’s tickets for just $100!*
But act fast! This group rate is ONLY available through July 1st!
Order early! No refunds available.

RSVP for the event on Facebook, and purchase tickets NOW online or in store!

The Fine Print:
This is a 21+ event and will proceed rain or stars. Photo ID will be required. Tickets available only while supplies last & no refunds will be available.
The event may be recorded for future visual and audio promotions – by entering the grounds you consent to have your image and voice used in these recordings.
*Prices include Niagara County Sales Tax.
To save on ticketing fees, please stop in the tasting room to purchase your tickets!

April Book Club

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Looking for something fun to do this summer? Grab a copy of our latest book club pick and join us at our next meeting!

At our April 28th Meeting, we’ll be discussing:
The Aftermath
By: Rhidian Brook

There’s no cost to join in and no commitment to attend every month! Complimentary wine tasting is included, but we ask that you come prepared to join in on the conversation!

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


Other Upcoming Meetings:
May 26th, 6PM – Reading “The Lost Vintage” by Ann Mah
June 23rd, 6PM – Reading “The Breakthrough” by Joyce Smith


EASTER HOURS:

April 19, 12p-6p
April 20, 10a-6p
April 21, Easter Sunday, CLOSED

 

Love the Wine You’re With

Looking for a unique experience this Valentine’s Day?  Treat your sweetheart to wine & dessert pairings along the Niagara Wine Trail, USA!

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Long Cliff will be featuring Decadent Baklava Morsels, layered with finely chopped walnuts & drenched in honey, paired with our champagne-style sparkling wine, Bright Stars. The perfect treat for a romantic weekend!

Tickets allow you to visit each of our participating Niagara Wine Trail wineries for just $22/person (on sale through 2/7/19) & are valid for 2 weekends: February 9-10 & 16-17.  At each winery you’ll receive one dessert & wine pairing, (plus two additional wine samples), and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.

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