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.
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.
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!
This Sunday, treat Mom to a wine tasting adventure along the Niagara Wine Trail, USA!
Stop in for a tasting at Long Cliff, and Mom will receive a complimentary taste of our newly re-released Sparkling Wine, Bright Stars!
In addition, she’ll get a tulip to add to her #uncorkNWT bouquet, as she travels winery to winery collecting more pre-cut flowers!
Participating Wineries to help you shower Mom with flowers include:
Additional wineries may be added in the days leading up to Mother’s Day! Check back here for the complete list!
No tickets required for this fun tasting excursion! Applicable tasting fees may apply at each individual winery.
Been meaning to get in on the monthly fun that is Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery’s Book Club?! Copies of our next title are now available in the tasting room – though you can feel free to pick up your own from your local library, Amazon, or even listen on Audible!
This month we’re reading “Where’d You Go, Bernadette?” by Maria Semple! Our next meeting for book discussion is happening May 27th at 6pm.
Not in our Book Club yet?
We meet the 4th Sunday of every month to discuss great books over great bottles of wine! No cost to join, simply read the selection in advance to participate!
Every other month our title is about the wine & food industry. Enrich your mind (and sometimes your palate!) while learning something new with us. In the off months, we choose a fun bestselling book coming soon to film – so there’s always something for everyone!
Save this page to keep track of all our 2018 Spring/Summer Meetings & Titles, or RSVP on Facebook:
May 27 – “Where’d You Go, Bernadette” by Maria Semple
June 24 – “Sweetbitter” by Stephanie Danler
July 22 – “Sharp Objects” by Gillian Flynn
August 26 – “In Vino Duplicitas” by Peter Hellman
Have a suggestion for our Fall reading list? Leave it in the comments below!
…And while you’re marking up your calendar – don’t forget to save the date for our 6th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast happening August 11th! Tickets are now available both online and in the Tasting Room (save on ticketing fees by purchasing in store.)
$25 / person includes dinner, wine tasting and a glass of wine!
4 pack of tickets available until 7/11/18 only – just $85!
Ready to get out of the house and usher in Spring?! Join us for wine & food pairings next weekend along the Niagara Wine Trail, USA!?
Stop by Long Cliff Vineyard & Winery, Inc. April 14 & 15 to sample your choice of Dry or Semi Sweet Riesling with a scrumptious Carrot Cake Petit Four!
These hand-decorated cakelets combine layers of carrot cake—carrots, pineapple and nuts—and cream cheese filling, and are covered in Swiss creme! The perfect Springtime treat!
Tickets for the event include a wine and food pairing, as well as two additional wine-only samples, at select wineries each weekend. Guests also receive a commemorative wine glass at their starting winery.
While the event is 2 weekends long, Long Cliff is only joining in on the fun during the first weekend. When you purchase your tickets, be sure to note the dates your ticket is valid for – you can choose from weekend one, weekend two, or both! Purchase now to take advantage of the special presale rate before the start of the event: https://niagarawinetrail.org/taste-trail/
You’re invited to the biggest party of the year!
Join us August 11th for our 6th Annual Old Fashioned Corn Roast!
Part barbecue, part bonfire, part harvest festival – celebrate the season with dinner and wine tasting until the stars come out!
Tickets include: 3 tastes of wine, 1 glass of wine, and dinner!
After receiving rave reviews last year, this year’s menu is again being catered by BW’s Barbecue out of Blasdell, NY & will include 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 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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!?
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!
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!
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!
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!
A 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!
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!