News From the Vine: Harvest, Tours, & Tunes

Michael Canfield

Sippin’ Sundays at 21 Brix Winery

Every Sunday in August, you can taste some of the best wines being made in the Lake Erie winemaking region while listening to live music outside on the porch at 21 Brix Winery in Portland, New York. The live music runs from 1:00-4:00 pm each Sunday and there is no admission. Bring your own snacks and picnic foods to pair with winemaker, Kris Kane’s wines or choose from a variety of hot and cold offerings in the tasting room. Go to for more information and for a list of artists.


SteamPunk Festival 2017 at Leonard Oakes Estate Winery

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery’s celebration bearing the name of its flagship cider – SteamPunk Cider – is set to take place at the winery on August 26, 2017. Billed as “a festival of bizarre proportions”, the festival celebrates those involved in the art of fermentation from winemakers, brewers and chefs to inventors, artists, musicians and beyond. Enjoy live music from Walrus Junction, Anonymous WillPower and Pine Fever while enjoying food from Bad Ash BBQ, Pizza Amore and The Great Foodini. Buffalo Aerial Dance, Troupe Nissa, Pyromancy and Buffalo Savage Carnival will perform and you can enter for a chance to win a custom sand art piece of the festival’s logo. Visit the event’s page on the winery’s website for more information.

Remigio Pereira in Concert at Château des Charmes

Juno-award winning and multi-platinum singer and guitarist, Remigio Pereira, comes to Château des Charmes winery on September 10 for a one-night-only concert event. Pereira has shared the stage with Andrea Bocelli, Sting and Michael Bublé. In addition to performing for The Queen of England and The Dalai Lama, Pereira has performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Founded in 1978 by Paul Bosc, Château des Charmes in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario is a family-owned winery that produces award-winning wines through the use of sustainable practices. Tickets for the concert are on sale now. To find out more information and to buy tickets, you can visit the event’s website.

Niagara Wine Trail USA Harvest Festival

The Niagara Wine Trail USA will be celebrating its annual Harvest Festival on September 23 & 24, 2017. Participating wineries will offer unique food pairings with their wines. Advance purchase tickets are $22 and are valid on both days. Participating wineries include Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, Chateau Niagara Winery, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery and many more. Visit the event page on the Trail’s website for all the information and to buy tickets.




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