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On Nov. 13-14, the Niagara Wine Trail will host its annual “Share the Bounty” event. Each participating winery has selected a different charity. They will collection donation of items or donate the tasting fees to that charity. There is no ticket for this event, but people are encouraged to visit as many wineries as they wish.
The participating wineries and their charities include:
√ All tasting fees will be donated to Supportive Care of Orleans.
•A Gust of Sun Winery:
√ A portion of tasting fees will be donated to the WNY Heroes organization. Or, donate one nonperishable, nonexpired food item in exchange for one taste of wine. Food items will be donated to a local food bank.
•Black Willow Winery:
√ Tasting fees will be donated to the Kristina Bordeleau Benefit Fund (GoFundMe for mom of two little girls dealing with stage 4 cancer).
•Chateau Niagara Winery:
√ All tasting fees will be donated to the Barker Food Pantry. Canned goods will be accepted for the pantry as well.
•Honeymoon Trail Winery:
√ A portion of wine and cheese tasting fees will be donated to Challenger Sports of WNY. Challenger Sports is entirely volunteer based; each player has a physical or mental condition that limits their ability to participate in competitive sports programs. The games are modified to support all skill levels with assistance as needed.
•Lake Ontario Winery:
√ Tasting fees will be donated to Crohns and Colitis Foundation.
•Leonard Oakes Estate Winery:
√ Tasting fees will benefit Food Link.
√ All tasting fees will be donated to the Patrick Rudd Project.
•Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards:
√ Collecting canned goods or cash donations toward turkeys for the food pantry/care givers ministry at Immaculate Conception Church of Ransomville. Guests will receive one free taste for each can (up to three per guest). All donation items must have an expiration date of 2022 or later.
•Niagara Landing Wine Cellars:
√ Accepting jars of peanut butter and jelly for the PB & J food drive.
√ A portion of all monetary donations will be donated to a local charity.
•Schulze Vineyards & Winery:
√ Donations will be to the Newfane Community Food Pantry.
•Schwenk Wine Cellars:
√ All tasting fees will be donated to the Carlton Fire Co.
•The Winery at Marjim Manor:
√ Trade a tasting per jar of peanut butter or jelly for the PB & J food drive (continues to Dec. 1);
•Victorianbourg Wine Estate:
√ For each nonperishable food item donated, a tasting fee will be reduced by $1. Five or more food items brought will earn a free tasting. All items donated will benefit the Wilson Community Food Pantry at St. Brendan-on-the-Lake Church.
√ Tasting fees donated to the Gasport Zion Lutheran Church food bank.
Each winery has different tasting policies with regard to group size and reservations. More information is available at www.NiagaraWineTrail.org.