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Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival June 2019

Save two weekends in June for the Niagara Homegrown Festival.

67th Annual Niagara Grape & Wine Festival

Plan to visit the 67th Annual Niagara Wine & Grape Festival in September.

Niagara Homegrown Wine Festival in June!

Save these June dates for the Niagara Wine Festival.

Niagara Wine Festival in late September

Niagara Wine Festival in late September features many of the Niagara wineries.

Niagara Ice Wine Festival 2012

Every year I say, “Next year I’ll attend an Ice Wine Festival.” Unfortunately, I can’t tolerate the cold so it’s always easy to say I’ll do it next year. I do think about the workers who need to go out to pick the frozen grapes, perhaps brushing away snow in the middle of the night. […]

Summer in the Home Vineyard

This year in our tiny vineyard (10 vines) we lost our Dornfelder grapes to the ravages of heat, insects, and birds. Yes, we sprayed using the same Bordeaux mix we successfully used last year but between the heat, insects, and birds we didn’t stand a chance this year. However, a few steps away the Niagara […]

16th Niagara Icewine Festival in Canada

It’s Icewine time! While January may bring a sense of unrest and boredom, think about a trip to Canada for the annual Niagara Icewine Festival from January 14-30, 2011. In Canada, the restrictions for producing Icewine are controlled by the Vintner’s Quality Alliance. The temperature falls below minus 8 degrees C for a sustained time. […]

Backyard Niagara for Regional Wine Week

When Kathy and I started Wine Trail Traveler LLC we thought that it would be a good idea to increase our wine education. In addition to a WSET class, we decided to plant a couple of vines in our back yard. Four years later we had our first harvest. Actually there would have been a […]

Romance in the Vineyard

Why are vineyards romantic? I can certainly understand that wine is probably the most romantic beverage/food. But why are vineyards chosen as a sight for proposals, wedding pictures and anniversaries? In this photo, Kevin Sullivan and Brittany Powers pose a few weeks prior to their August wedding. The backdrop is Niagara grapes that were transplanted […]

American Grape Varieties

I just finished reading an excellent article suggested by the website Drinklocalwine.com. The article Indigenous American Grape Varieties, A Primer by David Mark Brown is available on Plate Press. The author begins with the question, “Can American Vitis species produce wines that compare with those made from vinifera on a global stage?” In this article, […]


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