Niagara Wine Trail-Share the Bounty
Friday 11th Nov, 2016 → Sunday 13th Nov, 2016
Niagara Wine Trail USA3301 Braley Road Ransomville, NY
The wine trail fundraising event to benefit food banks, food pantries and charities. Each winery accepts either a monetary donation or a non-perishable donation in exchange for tastings this weekend.
The wine trail does not provide transportation. A valid photo ID with proof of age is required to participate in wine tasting. Please have your ID ready upon arrival. Designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge.
Participating wineries (Sponsored Charities and Tasting Fees may be subject to change):
810 Meadworks: All tasting fees will be donated to Hospice of Orleans. Or, donate one non-perishable, non-expired food item in exchange for one taste of mead. Food items will be donated to Calvary Cupboard Food Pantry in Medina (specific needs include pasta, jelly, cereal, canned vegetables).
* * Will open at Noon on Saturday, 11/12A Gust of Sun Winery: A portion of our tasting fees will be donated to the WNY Heroes organization. Or, donate one non-perishable, non-expired food item in exchange for one taste of wine. Food items will be donated to a local food bank.ArrowheadSpring Vineyards: All tasting fees will be donated to Meals on WheelsBlackBird Cider Works: Donating a portion of our tasting fees to Asha Sanctuary of Newfane, and accepting non-perishable food items for the Newfane Food Pantry (3 items for 4 samples).Black Willow Winery: Tasting fees will benefit the Asha animal sanctuary. We will also be collecting donation items for them.Chateau Niagara Winery: Donating tasting fees to “Big, Big Table” in Buffalo. A community Café, not for profit enterprise where people pay what they can afford. Their motto is “Everybody eats. Everybody gives. Everybody matters….”
* Any canned goods will be donated to The Salvation Army in Lockport.Eveningside Vineyards: Tasting fees will benefit Response to Love Center in Buffalo.Flight of Five Winery: Tasting fees donated to St. John’s Outreach in Lockport or, donate one non-perishable, non-expired food item in exchange for one taste of wine.Freedom Run Winery: Tasting fees will benefit Lockport Meals on Wheels.Honeymoon Trail Winery: Donating tasting fees to Niagara Hospice. Lake Ontario Winery: Tasting fees will be donated to Crohns and Colitis Foundation.Leonard Oakes Estate Winery: Tasting fees will benefit Food Link.Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards: Collecting canned goods or cash donations towards turkeys for the Food Pantry / Care Givers Ministry at Immaculate Conception Church of Ransomville. Also accepting donations of bags of dog food towards Mario’s Pet Food Pantry. Guests will receive one free taste for each can (up to four per guest) and 4 free tastes for each bag of dog food. All donation items must have an expiration date of 2017 or later.Midnight Run Wine Cellars: Tasting fees will be donated to Lakeview Animal Sanctuary located in Sanborn, NY.Niagara Landing Wine Cellars: A dollar of every tasting will be donated to a young breast cancer patient; a Chinese auction will be held from Nov 11 to Dec 11 with proceeds going to the benefit as well. Collecting non-perishable items for a local family in need, and PB & J jars for the peanut butter and jelly drive.
Salamaca Estate Winery: Please inquire with winerySchulze Vineyards & Winery: Donations will be to the Newfane Community Food Pantry as follows: $3.00 or 4 or more nonperishable items for 4 tastes.Schwenk Wine Cellars: All tasting fees will be donated to Kendall Community Food CupboardSpring Lake Winery: Proceeds from tastings will go to Roswell Park for the Leukemia Division.The Winery at Marjim Manor: Trade (1) one taste per jar of Peanut Butter or Jelly for the PB & J food drive. All cash donations will be used to purchase peanut butter and jelly for the food drive.Victorianbourg Wine Estate: For each non-perishable food item donated your tasting fee will be reduced by $1 (regular tasting fee is $3, so 3 or more food items donated will earn a free tasting). All items donated will benefit the Wilson Community Food Pantry at St. Brendan-on-the-Lake Church, Wilson NY.Vizcarra Vineyards: Tasting fees donated to the Gasport Zion Lutheran Church food bank.