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

Holiday Hours

Still in need of the perfect wine for Christmas Dinner?  We’re here to help!
Our Holiday Hours for the remainder of the year:

Friday, 12/23:  10am-6pm
Saturday, 12/24, Christmas Eve:  10am-4pm
Sunday, 12/25, Christmas Day: CLOSED
Monday, 12/26: 12p-4pm

Friday, 12/30: 10am-6pm
Saturday, 12/31, New Year’s Eve: 10am-4pm
Sunday, 1/1, New Year’s Day:  CLOSED
Monday, 1/2: 12p-4pm

Open weekday hours by appointment only – please call us to schedule: 716-731-3316

Have a beautiful holiday, from our family to yours!

Trivia Night

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Join us after the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to celebrate the New Year with our first event of 2017!

Sunday, January 8th we’re hosting our first (of many to come) after-hours Trivia Night!  For just $5/person, bring your friends and compete as individuals or a team to win great prizes!
Trivia categories will include: entertainment, history, sports, wine knowledge, and themed questions for the month!

You’ll want to arrive early to register your team – questions start promptly at 6:15pm!

Wine tasting is included during the game – and the featured wines for the evening will be available in a deeply discounted bundle… (There’s a reason we have to wait until Grandpa goes away to host this party!  Trust us when we say you don’t want to miss out on the savings!)

RSVP on Facebook to save the date – and share the event with your friends!

Book Club Reads: 2017

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After the holiday season, Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery’s Book Club will resume meeting on January 22, 2017!  Meetings are free and open to the public – all are welcome to attend!  Join us on the fourth Sunday of each month at 6:00p.m. to enjoy discussion on that month’s read over a glass of your favorite local wine!

Readings for the first three meetings, as follows:
-January 22: “The Widow Clicquot” by Tilar J. Mazzeo
-February 26: “The Zookeeper’s Wife” by Diane Ackerman
-March 26: “Dinner at Mr. Jefferson’s” by Charles A. Cerami

Available now in the tasting room: used copies of the first 3 books on our reading list for 2017!  $5 each, while supplies last!

It’s Mervelous: A Talk Show Murder Mystery

Talk Show Host Griffen Mervelous is thrilled to be on a new network. The new show introduces a variety of guests. His sidekick, Sullivan Edwards has come along for the ride. . . . but has ended up taking on the starring roll in his own MURDER!

hallowine-bannerThis weekend, travel among 17 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 both days of the event, and includes 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 – cost of tastings is 4 wines for $5, and can be purchased with cash only.

Share with your party ahead of time!
We will be pouring from a **Limited Wine List** for the event!
Options include:
Dry Wines:  Riesling, 2012 Pinot Noir, Generation, Platinum
Sweet Wines:  Semi Sweet Riesling, Niagara Green, Hennepin Pink, Hennepin Red

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 22, 1995 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, 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.

As they have in the past, ON SATURDAY, 10/22, 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