The Niagara Wine Trail is bringing back its annual Wine Festival after a two-year pandemic hiatus. The two-day event takes place in Lewiston’s Academy Park, Saturday, July 23, from noon to 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 24, from noon to 5 p.m.
Tickets are on sale now at www.NiagaraWineTrail.org, for $35 presale per person, or $40 at the door. Designated drivers and non-drinking participants are welcomed at no charge.
“We are happy to bring back our festival once again,” said Shane Gustafson, wine trail president and owner of A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard in Ransomville. “This is a great way to showcase our participating wineries all in one place.”
Each festival ticket includes three tastes of wine from each of the participating wineries, and a keepsake wine glass (while supplies last). Tickets are available for both days. Food or transportation is not included in the ticket price.
DJ P Nasty will provide music throughout the festival. Participants can enter to win prizes throughout the two days (must be present to win).
Participating wineries include:
√ 810 Meadworks
√ A Gust of Sun Winery & Vineyard
√ Bella Rose Winery & Vineyard
√ Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
√ Mayer’s Lake Ontario
√ Schulze Vineyards & Winery
√ Schwenk Wine Cellars
√ Victorianbourg Wine Estate
√ Vizcarra Vineyards
√ The Winery at Marjim Manor
Other vendors include American Glassware, 3 Sister’s Garlic, The Bavarian Nut Company, Becker Farms, Buffalo Artisan Food Traders, Dragonfly Jams & Jellies, The House of Olives, Kissed by the Sun Spice Company, Lux Vita, Partyka & Sons Farms, the Rolling Cannoli, and Seas the Day Food Truck.
Complimentary bottled water will be provided by Principal Securities. Wine bottles will be available for purchase. Anyone purchasing six bottles of wine will receive a complimentary wine tote featuring the Niagara Wine Trail’s new logo.
For more information or to purchase tickets to this and other wine trail experiences, visit www.NiagaraWineTrail.org. More information can also be found on the Niagara Wine Trail’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
The Niagara Wine Trail celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2022. The organization comprises 14 member wineries, situated between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario, stretching through Niagara, Orleans and Monroe counties. Each winery on the trail offers a diverse selection of traditional vinifera style, native, late harvest and ice wines, as well as unique styles such as award-winning fruit wines, meads and ciders. Its mission is to “work together to enhance the wine industry in the region through an array of intimate, authentic and charming guest experiences.”