Wine Society
Saturday 25th Feb, 2017 → Saturday 9th Dec, 2017

Victorianbourg Wine Estate
4402 East Lake Road Wilson, NY
Time: Saturday 6pm
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Saturday, Feb 25th
Saturday, Apr 29th
Saturday, Jun 24th
Saturday, Aug 26th
Saturday, Oct 28th
Saturday, Dec 9th

Victorianbourg’s Wine Society!

Expand your knowledge, share your passion, and develop your wine sensory skills by participating in Victorianbourg’s Wine Society!

About our Wine Society

Our wine society is an opportunity for individuals with various levels of wine knowledge to come together to learn, enjoy, and discuss wine in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. The society hosts bi-monthly meetings that consist of a seminar on a wine topic, wine tasting, and discussion period. By joining the society and attending meetings you will get hands-on experience that will have you actively participating in wine-making in our production facility, wine growing in our vineyards, and wine tasting in the tasting room. These experiences will give you an insider’s insight into the world of wine and expand your knowledge beyond the boundaries of a traditional tasting room visit or winery tour.

Each meeting will consist of three parts:

1. Seminars

* Society meetings will begin with a seminar on a designated wine topic. The society’s wine seminars break away from the lecture room format and get you actively involved in the topic that you are learning. For example during our Growing Wine meeting in June you will be out in the vineyard participating in some of the activities involved in growing wine!

2. Wine Tasting

* For the wine tasting portion of the class a variety of wines will be chosen for you to taste and evaluate. During this time there will be a group discussion on each wine where individuals can share their personal evaluations.

3. Discussion Period

* Discussion periods are for members to relax with a glass of wine and either chat amongst themselves, chat with Victorianbourg’s wine maker or marketing coordinator, or ask further questions about wine.

2017’s Meeting Topics, Dates, and Times

Feb. 25th – Tasting and Evaluating Wine

*In this meeting we will discuss how to taste and evaluate wine beyond the standard look, swirl, sniff, and sip. This in depth look at how to evaluate wine will have you analyzing a variety of Victorianbourg wines and evaluating them based on a set of evaluation criteria. *

— meeting start time 6 pm

Apr. 29th – Food and Wine Pairing

*In this meeting we will discuss how to pair wines with food. During the seminar you will taste a variety of foods matched up with Victorianbourg wines, and experience how components like acidity, salt, sugar, etc. impact the way you perceive a wine.*

— meeting start time 6 pm

Jun. 24th – Growing Wine

*We will be out in the vineyard for this meeting! Learn and see how we grow our wine here at Victorianbourg. Get your hands dirty by learning and doing some of the vineyard vine tending. As they say: “great wine is grown not made”.*

–meeting start time 6 pm

Aug. 26th – Making Wine from Vine to Cellar

*This meeting will be held in the production facility where you will get to learn, see, and participate in the wine making process. Learn how white, red, and rose wines are made, and the different techniques used.*

–meeting start time 6 pm

Oct. 28th – Making Wine from Cellar to Bottle

*We will go through the remaining steps that are required to get the wine from tank and barrel into the bottle. In this seminar you will get the chance to taste some of the wines currently in barrel and tank to see how they taste, and compare them to the final bottled wine.*

–meeting start time 6 pm

Dec. 9th – Wine Regions of the World

*Learn about some of the different wine regions in the world. How they produce wine, the grapes they grow, and the style of wines they produce. Taste wines from other regions and see how they compare and contrast to wines grown here in Niagara.*

–meeting start time 6 pm


-$15 per meeting

-$36 for 3 meeting package

-$60 for 6 meeting package

–Wine ‘N’ Roses club members $10 per meeting

*pricing covers tasting, a glass of wine enjoyed during discussion period, and meeting attendance

*to get the meetings package discount, package must be purchased in advance


Reserve your spot at a meeting, or purchase a meeting package by contacting the winery via phone 716-751-6576, email, or when you stop by Victorianbourg’s tasting room.

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