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The Niagara Blog:     Yes, spring is here in Niagara - with the Get Fresh in the Valley Winery Passport Program!

Spring in the Valley

I don't know about you, but I have had it with this winter's climate that persists even as the Maple Leafs decline in nature each fall and in their sport's seasonal end. Twenty Valley Wineries to the rescue!

They celebrate the return of spring this April with the Get Fresh in the Valley winery passport program, inviting you to be the first to taste spring fresh wines released with their youthful nuances and flavours. It's like watching a newborn colt frolic about in front of his proud parents!

The event helps to kick off a new season and also assists one to make easier decisions on wine needs for the spring and summer, a spring awakening for both the winery and passport holder as Twenty Valley President and winemaker Sue-Ann Staff explains, "Twenty Valley wineries are looking forward to showcasing a wine that has been cooped up in their tanks or warehouses for the winter and like us, craves the release of spring." Amen!

A total of 24 wines will be showcased, each paired with a spring inspired dish and with purchase of a passport you are entitled to try each one. The wineries have joined forces with local executive chefs to craft the dishes featured in Get Fresh, and each of these recipes is a part of the Get Fresh in the Valley Spring Cookbook. Passport holders will build this cookbook by collecting a recipe card at each stop along the Get Fresh route. The cookbook features a total of 24 recipes each complete with a wine pairing. For a complete listing of the Get Fresh food and wine pairings and for details on accommodations and transportation packages visit twentyvalley.ca.

Get Fresh takes place on the weekends of April 5&6, 12&13 and 26&27 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Passports are $40.00(+HST) and are valid for one taste-filled weekend.

Passports include a wine and food pairing at each participating winery, a Get Fresh in the Valley Cookbook and a free workshop (Saturdays only) at the Watering Can Flower Market in Vineland.

Other passports include a Designated Driver passport for $30.00(+HST) and a Sunday Only Passport at $40.00 (+HST). Passports can be purchased through the Twenty Valley Tourism office at 905-562-3636, online at twentyvalley.ca or at select participating wineries.

Participating wineries include: 13th Street Winery, Angels Gate Estate Winery, Calamus Estate Winery, Cave Spring Cellars, Creekside Estate Winery, De Sousa Wine Cellars, Di Profio Wines, Flat Rock Cellars, GreenLane Estate Winery, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Harbour Estates Winery, Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Hernder Estate Wines, Kacaba Vineyards and Winery, Malivoire Wine Company, megalomaniac: John Howard Cellars of Distinction, Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery, Rosewood Estates Winery, Rockway Vineyards, Stoney Ridge Estate Winery, Sue-Ann Staff Winery, Tawse Winery, Vieni Wines & Spirits and Vineland Estates Winery.

For Further Information Contact:
Sue-Ann Staff - President, Twenty Valley Tourism Association
Owner and Winemaker at Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery
Winemaker at megalomaniac - John Howard Cellars of Distinction
staff@staffwines.com or 905-562-1719
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Niagara Winery Name Address City Phone
13th Street Winery 1776 Fourth Avenue St. Catharines 905-984-8463
20 Bees 1067 Niagara Stone Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-641-1042
Alvento Winery 3048 2nd Ave. Vineland 905-562-1212
Angels Gate Winery 4260 Mountainview Beamsville 905-563-3942
Birchwood Estate Wines 4679 Cherry Ave. Vineland 905-562-8463
Calamus Estate Winery 3100 Glen Road Jordan 905-562-9303
Caroline Cellars 1029 Line 2 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-8814
Cattail Creek Estate Winery R.R. #4, 1156 Concession 6 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-988-9463
Cave Spring Cellars 3836 Main St. Jordan 905-562-3581
Chateau Des Charmes Wines 1025 York Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-262-4219
Cornerstone Estate Winery 4390 Tufford Rd. Beamsville 905-563-6758
Coyote's Run Estate Winery 485 Concession 5 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-682-8310
Creekside Estate Winery 2170 4th Ave. Vineland 905-562-0035
Crispino Wines & Crispino Estate Winery 4890 Victoria Ave. Vineland 905-562-9898
Crown Bench Estates Winery 3850 Aberdeen Rd. Beamsville 905-563-3959
Daniel Lenko Estate Winery 4246 King St. Beamsville 905-563-7756
De Sousa Wine Cellars 3753 Quarry Rd. Beamsville 905-563-7269
Di Profio Wines 4055 Nineteenth St. Jordan Station 905.562.7080
EastDell Estates Winery 4041 Locust Lane Beamsville 905-563-9463
Featherstone Winery & Vineyard 3678 Victoria Ave. Vineland 905-562-1949
Ferndale Vineyards 3026 8th Ave. Jordan 905-562-3494
Fielding Estate Winery 4020 Locust Lane Beamsville 905-563-0668
Flat Rock Cellars 2727 Seventh Ave. Jordan 905-562-8994
Foreign Affair Winery (The) 4890 Victoria Avenue North Vineland Station 905-562-9898
Frogpond Farm Organic Winery 1385 Larkin Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-1079
Good Earth Food and Wine Co 4556 Lincoln Avenue Beamsville 905-563-6333
Greenlane Estate Winery 4679 Cherry Avenue Beamsville 905-562-7207
Harbour Estates Winery 4362 Jordan Rd. Vineland 905-562-6279
Harvest Estate Wines 1179 Fourth Avenue St. Catharines 905-682-0080
Henry of Pelham Winery 1469 Pelham Rd. St. Catharines 905-684-8423
Hernder Estate Wines 1607 Eighth Ave. St. Catharines 905-684-3300
Hidden Bench Vineyards & Winery 4152 Locust Lane Beamsville 905-563-8700
Hillebrand Estates Winery 1249 Niagara Stone Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-7123
Ice House (The) 14778 Niagara Parkway Road Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-262-6161
Inniskillin Wines 1499 Line 3 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-2187
Jackson-Triggs Niagara Estate Winery 2145 Niagara Stone Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-4637
Joseph's Estate Wines 1811 Niagara Stone Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-1259
Kacaba Vineyards 3550 King St. Jordan Station 905-562-5625
Kittling Ridge Estate Wines & Spirits 297 South Service Road Grimsby 905-945-9225
Konzelmann 1098 Lakeshore Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-935-2866
Lailey Vineyard Wines 15940 Niagara River Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-0503
Lakeview Cellars Estate Winery 4037 Cherry Ave. Vineland 905-562-5685
Legends Estates Winery 4888 Ontario St. North Beamsville 905-563-6500
Magnotta Winery 4701 Ontario St. Beamsville 905-563-5313
Maleta Winery 450 Queenston Rd., R.R. 4 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-685-8486
Malivoire Wine Co. 4260 King St. Beamsville 905-563-9253
Marynissen Estates Winery 1208 Line One Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-7270
Megalomaniac (John Howard Cellars of Distinction) 3930 Cherry Avenue Vineland 905-562-5155
Mike Weir Estate Winery Limited 963 Queenston Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-684-1483
Mountain Road Wine Company 4016 Mountain Rd. Beamsville 905-563-0745
Niagara College Teaching Winery 135 Taylor Road Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-641-2252 x 4070
Organized Crime Winery (The) 4043 Mountainview Road Beamsville 905-563-9802
Palatine Hills Estate 911 Lakeshore Rd., R.R. 3 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-646-9617
Peller Estates Winery 290 John Street East, R.R. #1 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-4678
Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery 5600 King St. Beamsville 905-563-0900
Pillitteri Estates Winery 1696 Niagara Stone Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-3147
PondView Estate Winery 925 Line 2 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-0777
Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery 1366 York Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-262-8463
Reif Estate Winery 15608 Niagara River Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-7738
Ridgepoint Wines 3900 Cherry Ave. Vineland 905-562-8853
Riverview Cellars Estate Winery 15376 Niagara Parkway Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-262-0636
Rockway Glen Estate Winery Inc. 3290 Ninth St. St. Catharines 905-641-5771
Rosewood Estates Winery & Meadery 4352 Mountainview Road Beamsville 905-563-4383
Royal DeMaria Wines 4551 Cherry Ave. Vineland 905-562-6767
Southbrook Vineyards 581 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-641-2548
Stonechurch Vineyards Inc. 1270 Irvine Rd., R.R. 5 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-935-3535
Stoney Ridge Estate Winery 3201 King St. Vineland 905-562-1324
Stratus Vineyards 2059 Niagara Stone Road Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-1806
Strewn Winery 1339 Lakeshore Road RR 3 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-1229
Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery 3210 Staff Avenue Jordan 905-562-1719
Sunnybrook Farm Estate Winery 1425 Lakeshore Rd. Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-1122
Tawse Winery 3944 Cherry Ave. Vineland 905-562-9500
Thirty Bench Wines 4281 Mountainview Beamsville 905-563-1698
Thomas & Vaughan Estate Winery 4245 King St. Beamsville 905-563-7737
Vieni Estates Wine & Spirits 4553 Fly Rd Beamsville 905-563-6521
Vignoble Rancourt Winery 1829 Concession 4 Niagara-on-the-Lake 905-468-2882
Vincor Canada 4887 Dorchester Road Niagara Falls 905-358-7141
Vineland Estates Winery 3620 Moyer Road Vineland 905-562-7088
Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery 3751 King St. Vineland 905-562-4945

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