Winter Hours

winter hours

December is here & Winter Hours have gone into effect at Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery!  We are now open just three days a week – although we still have weekday availability for private tours & tastings.

Tasting fees are 4 wines for $5.
No appointment necessary for groups of 8 or less, come on in!

Please note: Buses and limos are not 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.  –  Gift Certificates toward 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:
December 1, 2, 8 & 9 – 
Holiday Happening on the Niagara Wine Trail, USA
January 27 @ 6pm – 
FREE Book Club Meeting!  Discussing “Wine. All the Time.” by Marissa Ross
February 9-10 & 16-17 – Be Mine with Wine, Niagara Wine Trail USA event
February 24 – FREE Book Club Meeting!  Discussing “Little Fires Everywhere” by Celeste Ng

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

Thankful, Blessed & Wine Obsessed!

It’s our 7th Anniversary, and this year we’ve got so much to be thankful for!  As our family uses this month to reflect on how much we’ve learned, changed and grown in the last seven years, we want to thank you for all of your support & invite you to celebrate with us all November long! 

Check out these exciting events, specials and savings to join in the fun:

♥  Anniversary Special: Enjoy 11.11% off all wine purchases all month when you post a picture on social media tagging or checking in at “Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery” & using hashtag #UncorkNWT

♥  Share the Bounty! November 10 & 11, pay it forward with us as we donate to the Caregiver’s Ministry Food Bank of Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville.

Trade in one non-expired canned good for one taste of wine! Max 4 cans per guest.

Trade in one bag of non-expired dog food for 4 tastes of wine! Max 1 bag per guest.

  2nd Annual Nouveau Night – November 15, 2018, 5-8PM
Join us when we release the first wine from this year’s harvest!
Bottle and hand label your very own 2018 Leon Nouveau! Every guest will take home the exact bottle they tapped straight from the tank (with opportunities for photos).  Wine tasting and light refreshments provided.  Tickets available now – $15 / person – call 716-731-3316

Book Club – 11/25 @ 6pm
Our Book Club meets the 4th Sunday of the month at 6pm to discuss great books over great bottles of wine! No membership costs – simply read the book in advance to join in on the discussion.
For our November 25th meeting we’re reading: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
No December meeting – we will reconvene January 27th to discuss “Wine. All the Time.” by Marissa Ross

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4th Generation joins the farm!  This year we have one more blessing to be thankful for. Photo Credits: Erin Townsend Photography

 

 

 

Space Still Available!

Space is still available (but going fast!) for our 2nd Annual Nouveau Night happening Thursday, November 15th! Inspired by the tradition of Beaujolais Day in France, this fun & festive event is a celebration of our local harvest & our upcoming 2018 Vintage!IMG_1102

Your $15 cover charge includes the cost of your very own bottle of 2018 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 winemakers.)

Call us at 716-731-3316 to make your reservation!  We require payment in advance to provide a head count. Space is limited!


Upcoming Winery Events:

  • Oct. 28 – Book Club Meeting @ 6pm, discussing “The Juice” by Jay McInerney
  • Nov. 10 & 11 – Share the Bounty on the Niagara Wine Trail – Long Cliff Winery will be collecting canned goods or cash donations towards turkeys in exchange for wine tasting for the Food Pantry / Care Givers Ministry at Immaculate Conception Church of Ransomville. 1 can = 1 Taste (Limit 3 cans.)
  • Nov. 15 – Nouveau Night – reservations required, $15 / person
  • Nov. 25 – Book Club Meeting @ 6pm, discussing “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
  • December 1 – Start of NEW Winter Hours!
  • January 27 – Book Club Meeting @ 6pm, discussing “Wine. All the Time.” by Marissa Ross
  • February 24 – Book Club Meeting @ 6pm, discussing “The Children Act” by Ian McEwan
  • March 24 -Book Club Meeting @ 6pm, discussing “Tasting the Past” by Kevin Begos

Riesling & Pumpkin Chili

Do you have your tickets for the Niagara Wine Trail USA‘s annual Harvest Fest weekend yet?

Advance tickets are still available for just $22 / person and includes a tasting of 3 wines with a sample of a harvest themed dish at your choice of 10 participating wineries- that’s 30 wine samples and 10 food pairings!
PLUS receive a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery!

Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery, Inc. is serving up a hearty Vegetarian Pumpkin Chili paired with your choice of Riesling (we have Dry, Semi Sweet & Sweet to choose from!)

All bottles of Riesling will be 15% off when you purchase 3 or more during the event, plus our Savory Pumpkin Spice Chili Starter Seasoning will be available for purchase for you to replicate the dish (or give it your own twist!) at home!

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Check out the full menu, choose your ten wineries, & purchase tickets here: https://bit.ly/2MPTA7Q

Make us your last stop on Sunday, 9/23 & stick around for our September Book Club Meeting!  We’re discussing “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett!  Meetings are free and open to the public.  Wine tasting included.  Must be 21+

The Angel Wine

The best things in life are always worth the wait… After much anticipation, Long Cliff Winery’s signature semi-dry red blend, Blauer Himmel, is back again!

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With notes of cherry, clove and anise, after just one sip you’ll know why it’s name means “Blue Heaven.”

But as you may remember, Blauer Himmel is extra special to the Long Cliff family for more than just its unique taste.  It is a tribute to our sweet “Grandma Judy” who stood beside us as the vineyard was planted & supported Don’s dream of opening his own winery.  Grandpa designed this wine especially for her. He purposely set out to craft a pizza/pasta wine made primarily from the “blue grape,” (Blaufrankisch) because it was her favorite color, and hid her name in grape vines across the top of our classic label design.  Look closely and you’ll even spy a halo and angel wings in each of the four corners.

Our first wine to ever sell out (not once but twice!), having it return to the shelf just in time for our lucky 7th Anniversary feels like the perfect reminder that we’ve always got a guardian angel watching over this little #farmfamily.

Nouveau Night 2018

Raise a glass to our 2018 growing season and celebrate Autumn’s bounty with us at our 2nd Annual Nouveau Night! Our most talked about event of 2017 is back again – Join us Thursday, November 15th for the official bottling & release of the first wine from this year’s Harvest.

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Our Winemaker’s Reception begins at 5:00pm.  Wine tasting & light hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and your $15 cover charge includes the cost of your very own bottle of 2018 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 winemakers.

Please call us at 716-731-3316 to make reservations. We require payment in advance to provide a head count. Space is limited!


Upcoming Fall Events:

  • Sept. 15th – Visit our Wine Wagon Express at the Elmwood Village Farmer’s Market!
  • Sept. 22 & 23 – Wine and Food pairing during Harvest Festival on the Niagara Wine Trail USA
  • Sept. 23 – Book Club Meeting @ 6pm, discussing “Bel Canto” by Ann Patchett
  • Oct. 20 & 21 – Murder Mystery Weekend! Niagara Wine Trail’s Annual Hallowine Event!
  • Oct. 28 – Book Club Meeting @ 6pm, discussing “The Juice” by Jay McInerney
  • Nov. 15 – Nouveau Night – reservations required, $15 / person
  • Nov. 25 – Book Club Meeting @ 6pm, discussing “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hannah
  • December 1 – Start of NEW Winter Hours!

Corn Roast Tickets – Still Available!

We’re officially in the final days to purchase your tickets to our 6th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast! And this year we REALLY have a lot to celebrate!

Enjoy the sunset with us as we prepare for our upcoming harvest, toast to the newest addition to the Long Cliff family – Danielle’s sweet baby boy and the 4th generation of the DeMaison vineyard was just welcomed home to the farm this month – and cheers to (Grandpa!) Kevin’s 50th Birthday!

For just $25 / person, enjoy 3 tastes of wine, 1 glass of wine, and dinner catered by BW’s Barbecue which includes unlimited roasted corn, both a 1/4 Chicken Dinner AND a pulled pork sandwich, chef salad and spud potatoes!

Get your tickets before August 8th – we will not be selling at the door this year – either online or in the tasting room (where you can save on online ticketing fees!)

Click HERE for online tickets!  See you August 11th!

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The Countdown is On!

Summer is here & the countdown is on to Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery’s 6th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!

This is our biggest party of the year – and we want you to be there!  Tickets are available both online and in our tasting room, and include 3 tastes of wine, a glass of wine, and your meal!

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Part barbecue, part bonfire, part harvest festival – celebrate the season with dinner and wine tasting until the stars come out!

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

All Pre-Sale tickets are available for $25* / person now through August 8, 2018 – or until we sell out!

SPECIAL OFFER this year: Grab your friends and purchase your tickets together!

4 pack of tickets available for just $85!*
This discounted group ticket offer is ONLY available through July 11th! Order early!

*prices above include Niagara County taxes. Subject to ticketing fees if purchasing online.
PLEASE NOTE: We will NOT have tickets available at the door this year!
Danielle is going out on Maternity Leave & will be tending to that sweet baby instead of negotiating last minute ticket sales 😉

Click Here to Order Tickets online Now!
To save on ticketing fees, please stop in the tasting room to purchase your tickets!
RSVP on Facebook to Save the Date!

Summer Hours 2018

Summer Sale X3

Summer Hours are in effect at Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery!  We are now open daily for wine tastings – but still require reservations for groups & vineyard tours!

Tasting fees are 4 wines for $5.
No appointment necessary for groups of 8 or less, come on in!
Please note: Buses and limos are not accepted without a reservation. Contact us during business hours to schedule: (716) 731-3316
While we welcome large groups with prior arrangements, 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 available by reservation for $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.
Appointments are required 24 hours in advance for all private tours.  Please call us at (716) 731-3316

Upcoming Events at the Winery:
June 2nd & 3rd – 
Wine & Cheese Pairing on the Niagara Wine Trail, USA
6/24 @ 6pm – 
FREE Book Club Meeting!  Reading Sweetbitter By Stephanie Danler
7/22 @ 6pm – FREE Book Club Meeting!  Reading Sharp Objects By Gillian Flynn
August 11 – 6th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!  Tickets available NOW, online or in the tasting room!

Now through July 11th, save on Corn Roast Tickets when you purchase a pack of 4!
Tickets include 3 tastes of wine, 1 glass of wine, and dinner catered by BW’s BBQ: pulled pork sandwich, 1/4 chicken, potatoes, chef salad & unlimited roasted corn!
$25 per person, or $85 for a group of 4!

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: Spiced Dijon Salmon

Without fail, every time someone stops in looking for a wine to pair with dinner for their upcoming event or party, Grandpa sends them out the door with a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc & a copy of his “famous Salmon recipe.” Regardless of your preparation however, it’s truly a classic combination that works almost every time.

Pairing our 2012 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc with #HelloFresh’s Spiced Dijon Salmon this week was no exception to the rule!

Though it might not be Grandpa’s take on the dish, we couldn’t get enough of these Turkish spiced filets (including cumin, garlic, and chili), topped with a creamy mustard sauce & plated on a bed of couscous- a whole grain traditionally served with fish in the Mediterranean due to its similarly tender nature.

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In terms of wine, our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Reserve is created in the Sancerre style, leaning towards the earthy tendencies of the grape. Acid-driven in nature, it really stands up nicely with the little kick of tang in the Dijon cream sauce, while the overall savoriness compliments the accompanying couscous.

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Want to sample it for yourself? You can find the recipe for this easy & light Spring dish here: https://bit.ly/2KMpD48

Then stop by the winery to #uncorkNWT & receive 20% off a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc when you show us this post before 6/1/18! (While you’re here, plan to pick up your tickets to our 6th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast! Our 4 Pack Deal for $85 is still available until the middle of July!)

Interested in trying HelloFresh’s subscription service?  Select your choice of meals from 15 recipes per 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

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