Raise a glass and say goodbye summer, and hello fall. The first day of fall is less than a month away. Wait, when did that happen?
We love Buffalo summers, but we also loooooooooove fall in Buffalo. We’re all about those red and orange leaves (as long as they stay on the trees, raking is the worst), seasonal brews and cocktails, and the start of football season.
Kickoff the harvest season the right way this year– on the Niagara Wine Trail. Because one thing about wine tours… they actually get better in the fall. Picture the vineyards, plus colorful leaves, flannel shirts and booties. Oh and you don’t end up a sticky mess thanks to the perfect 60 degree weather. We’re *all* about it.
This year’s Harvest Festival is on September 23 & 24, and trust us when we say, you’ll want to be there if you enjoy wine/wine tours/day trips with your friends at all.
How it Works
At the Harvest Festival, you choose your own wine adventure. Your $22 ticket is valid for both days of the event and includes a tasting of 3 wines with a sample of a harvest-themed dish at each of your choice of 10 participating wineries. FYI: that’s 2 bucks a winery – MATH! But wait, there’s more. You get to keep a commemorative wine glass from your starting winery.
- 810 Meadworks
- A Gust of Sun Winery (Ransomville & Spencerport locations)
- Arrowhead Spring Vineyards
- BlackBird Cider Works
- Black Willow Winery
- Chateau Niagara Winery
- Flight of Five Winery
- Freedom Run Winery
- Honeymoon Trail Winery
- Lake Ontario Winery
- Leonard Oakes Estate Winery
- Long Cliff Winery & Vineyards
- Midnight Run Wine Cellars
- Niagara Landing Wine Cellars
- Salamaca Estate Winery
- Schulze Vineyards & Winery
- Schwenk Wine Cellars
- Spring Lake Winery
- The Winery at Marjim Manor
- Victorianbourg Wine Estate
- Vizcarra Vineyards
The way we see it it’s always wine o’clock, and we’re happier when someone’s pouring. Let’s face it wine is like duct tape, it fixes everything.
If you haven’t checked exploring the Niagara Wine Trail off your bucket list yet, do it now. Keep in mind, transportation is not provided, so get a DD, rent a bus, or plan to Uber or Lyft. Pro-tip: designated drivers and nondrinker attendees are welcome at the wineries at no charge.
Next step, get those tickets. This event could sell out fast, and the FOMO will be very very real come September 23 & 24.
Niagara Harvest Festival
When: September 23 & 24
Hours: Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Price: $22/person advance online through September 21 at 9 p.m. or $27/person at wineries during event. Price includes tax.