Sip and Soup Sundays!


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!


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!


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


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


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

It’s Harvest Season!

Happy Harvest, Long Cliff friends!  We’ve been very busy the past few days with grape picking & crushing!  I hope you’ve been following us on Facebook for daily updates, photos and videos!


Sunday we ran a Live-Stream video of our Pinot Gris press on Facebook, and posted a short video on how we manage to make a WHITE wine from that dark red Pinot Noir grape on Instagram!  We love updating you on our website, but for the most up-to-the-minute action, be sure to connect with us on social media!

And as a thank you for following us, look for our Vineyard Tour COUPON on our Facebook page!  We’re booking our last tours for the season and you don’t want to miss out!  Regularly priced tours are $20 / person and last about an hour, walking you through the entire winemaking process from grape to glass!  Appointments are required at least 24 hours in advance, and you can schedule yours by calling us at 716-731-3316!

Home Winemakers!

With the 2016 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 we have done in the past.  In addition this year, the Long Cliff Family is excited to announce that we are expanding into the sale of home winemaking supplies, including yeast, additives & equipment to better serve our good friends!

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!  Tutorials and winemaking guides are easy to find online and great to help you get started, but we’re thrilled to be developing a series of Hands-on Preparatory Winemaking Seminars to give you one-on-one support from our staff!

e-mail 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 on your own from our high quality vinifera grapes!