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Just minutes from Niagara Falls and Buffalo, the Niagara Wine Trail USA is regarded as a new up-and-coming region, but the art and science of grape growing and winemaking has been in our area for many years. There are records of a winery that was open during the 19th century, and one of our current member wineries produces fruit on vineyards that are over one hundred years old.

The Niagara Wine Trail, USA is situated between the Niagara Escarpment and Lake Ontario. This geography has created a unique micro-climate, suitable for the production of the grapes that we use to create our fine wines. The character of our local soils, from the dolomitic limestone soils of the Escarpment to the gravel silts near the lakeshore, and our moderate climate ideal for growing a wide variety of fruit, including vinifera grapes such as Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Merlot.

The components of fruit that we enjoy are the aromas and the flavours. These are from chemicals in the fruit called fruit esters. The fruit esters are long chain polymers and they take time to build. The longer the growing season, the more the fruit builds the fruit esters and the better the fruit smells and tastes. That is why the length of growing season is important to both the fresh fruit and wine industry.

Above description is courtesy of the Niagara Wine Trail’s website.

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Niagara Wine Trail would like to give a big thanks to everyone who came to the wineries Nov. 9-11 and supported our "Share the Bounty" event. We raised over $8,200 and donated over 1,100 food items to local charities!

Eveningside Vineyards - raised $767.00 for Response to Love Charity of Buffalo.  

The Winery at Marjim Manor - raised $200.00 and about 300 canned goods for the Barker Food Pantry.  

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery - raised over $320.00 for Foodlink of Rochester NY during the event. The winery continued to accept donations throughout the week.  

Schulze Vineyards & Winery - raised $697.00 and 190 food items for the Newfane Community Food Pantry.  

A Gust of Sun Winery - raised $1,420.00 for WNY Heroes and collected over 100 food items for their local food pantry.  

Niagara Landing Wine Cellars - raised $1,167.00 and about 250 food items for St. John Outreach in Lockport, NY.  

Victorianbourg Wine Estate - collected $378.00 and 133 food items for the Wilson Community Food Bank.  

Freedom Run Winery - raised $1,556.00 and 46 food items for Meals on Wheels of Lockport, NY.   

Vizcarra Vineyards - donated funds and canned goods to the Lockport Salvation Army food pantry.  

Midnight Run Wine Cellars - donated $325.00 to the Hunters Hope Foundation.  

Chateau Niagara Winery - raised $172.00 and 95 food items for the Food Bank of WNY.

Spring Lake Winery - raised $170.00 for the Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo. 

Black Willow Winery - raised $328.00 for Save A Pet of Niagara County, NY. 

Long Cliff Winery - donated $477.00 and 80 canned goods for the Sister Mary Loretto Community Soup Kitchen of Lockport. 

Honeymoon Trail Winery - raised $1,250.00 for the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

Arrowhead Spring Vineyards - donated $658.00 for the Lockport Salvation Army food pantry, and is the wine sponsor for the Roswell Park 2012 All Star Night.

Make sure you to check out Georgette Vachon’s great pictures from the Hallowine event.

Celebrate National Dairy Month with Dad’s favorite wine & with cheese this weekend! Tickets are valid for all three days of the event and include a tasting of 3 wines and cheese sample at each participating winery, and a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.