Taste the Season

What better way to spend a November weekend thaN sampling delicious VQA Wine & Food pairings all day long!

Taste the Season is one of our favorite events of the year, not only for the great food pairings and amazing wines on offer but also for the beautiful Fall colors on the trees!

We are currently selling out fast for the Saturdays in November, but why not miss the crowds and come and join us on a Friday or Sunday (the event is on every Fri, Sat & Sun in November!) and spend more time enjoying the scenery and wines available without those line-ups!

Grape Escape Wine Tours can provide  transportation for $69 + Tax per person per day (if you have your own passes already)

If you would like us to purchase the passes for you then the total price is $117 + Tax per person which gets you Transport and Tastings!

See below for all of the tantalizing pairings for 2015!

BETWEEN THE LINES
2013 Meritage Reserve
Beef Goulash with Buttery Spätzle and Braised Red Cabbage
PELLER ESTATES WINERY
2013 Private Reserve Gamay Noir
Spiced Butternut Squash & Goat Cheese Flatbread with Smoked Forest Mushrooms, Roasted Chestnuts and Sage Pesto
CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
Brut Sparkling Wine, Méthode Traditionelle
Spiced Pumpkin Pie
PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY
2012 Merlot
Sweet Potato and Pork Sausage Ravioli in a Charred Corn Broth with Seedling Salad
COYOTE’S RUN ESTATE WINERY
2013 Five Mile Red
Peach Wood smoked Pork Loin layered on a Crostino and garnished with Caramelized Red Onion Jam
PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
Mini Beef Wellington with a Berry and Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Reduction
DIAMOND ESTATES – THE WINERY
1914 Valour (2013 Vintage)
Bolognese Meatball in Sauce
RANCOURT WINERY
2012 Noble Rouge
Oven-baked Ribs with Harvest Barn Vidalia Onion Barbeque Sauce
HINTERBROOK ESTATE WINERY
2014 Franc Blanc
Smoked Bacon and Potato Corn Chowder
 RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
2012 Sand & Gravel Redcoat
Harvest Beef Bourguignon with Cheesy Puff Pastry
INNISKILLIN WINES
Oak Aged Vidal Icewine
Hubbard Squash Biscuit, Icewine Bacon, Smoked “Casey Blue” Cheese
 REIF ESTATE WINERY
2013 Chardonnay
‘Tide and Vine’ Lobster Pumpkin Bisque
JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY
Reserve Cabernet Franc/Cabernet Sauvignon
Ontario Beef and Barley Soup, Niagara Root Vegetables, Norfolk Mushrooms
RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY
2013 Rosso Cabernet Merlot

Smoked Canadian Beef Brisket Slider with Horseradish Aioli
JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINES
2011 Chenin Blanc
Goat Cheese Canapé in Crispy Cup
SOUTHBROOK VINEYARDS
Framboise
Duck Rillettes and Berry Compote
KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Riesling
Authentic Thai Chicken and Coconut Soup
 STRATUS VINEYARDS
2013 Stratus Mosaic
Wood-oven baked Tarte Flambée – Alsatian Bacon and Onion Pizza
LAILEY VINEYARD
2013 Syrah
Pork Terrine with Blueberry and Black Pepper Compote
 STREWN WINERY
2013 Gewurztraminer Terroir
Seasonal Sampler Trio – Mini Sausage Roll, Microgreens with OLiv Chili Balsamic, Aged Canadian Cheddar
MALETA ESTATE WINERY
2006 Cabernet Merlot
Moroccan Lamb Tagine & Couscous
TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND
2014 Trius Cabernet Sauvignon

Mini Trius Pot Pie
NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY
2010 Cabernet Franc
Pork Capicola Crêpe Rolls with Caramelized Onion Cheese Stuffing
TWO SISTERS VINEYARDS
2013 Riesling
Italian-inspired Paté on Crostini with Fall Fruit Chutney
PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY
2014 Pinot Gris
Trio of Ontario Goat Cheese Truffles (Lavender Lemon, Chocolate Chili, andToasted Pistachio) served with Thin Crisps
 

 

Niagara-on-the-Lake Bike Rentals

Looking for Bicycle Rentals in Niagara on the Lake….  Look no further!!

Grape Escape Wine Tours is pleased to announce a brand new location at

494 MIssissagua Street, Niagara on the Lake, L0S 1J0.

As well as offering Fully Guided Bicycle Tours, Grape Escape also has a huge selection of bicycles available to rent……  Maybe you would like to explore the region at your own pace, or possibly are looking to cycle your way along the spectacular Niagara Parkway to Niagara Falls, taking in the multitude of sights along the way.

They are happy to provide you with maps, directions and all the guidance you need to ensure you have a fun filled day.

Free parking at this location!

bicycle rentals rates

  • $15 + Tax per half day (up to 3 hours)
  • $25 + Tax per full day

All rates include premium Fuji Bicycles, Helmets, Handle Bar Bags, Bottle Cages & Maps!

 

Sip & Sizzle – Weekends in May

Each of the 25 participating Niagara-on-the-Lake wineries will pair a unique, gourmet grill inspired food with one of their amazing VQA wines!

To make sure you can enjoy all of the amazing food & wine that is offered thoughout this event  Grape Escape Wine Tours are an official “Designated Driver” partner!

Transportation services include;

  • Return Transportation from Brockamour Manor.
  • Grape Escape Tour Guide with you thorughout the day
  • Planned route to your requested wineries to ensure you get to as many as you can!
  • Additional tastings at any of our partner wineries (subject to availability on the day)

Pricing;

$69 + Tax per person (Transportation Only – You can purchase your own passes)

$115 + Tax per person (Transportation & Discovery Pass)

$10 per person discount on these prices on Fridays & Sundays!!

Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like us to purchase the Discovery Passes for you!

Take a look through the delicious pairings for 2015 below….

 

2015 SIP & SIZZLE PAIRINGS

Please be aware that food pairings may contain peanuts and/or other tree nuts.

BETWEEN THE LINES
2012 Pinot Noir
Smoke, spice & sweet: Spicy grilled pork in a toasted hand tortilla topped with a sweet, tropical fruit salad
PELLER ESTATES WINERY
2012 Private Reserve Meritage
BBQ smoked beef brisket with roasted garlic & horseradish aioli on a grilled tortilla
CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
2014 Rose Cuvee d’Andree, Estate Bottled
Thai chicken summer roll 
PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY
2012 Gewurztraminer
Grilled sweet & spicy chicken wings
COYOTE’S RUN ESTATE WINERY
2013 Five Mile White
Fresh Ontario peach wood-smoked pork skewer with a creamy yoghurt & cucumber dip
PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY
2012 PondView Unoaked Chardonnay
Chilled beef brisket salad with julienne of cucumbers, carrots & radish on Belgian endive with a creamy Chardonnay dressing
DIAMOND ESTATES – THE WINERY
Hat Trick White
Sambal chicken skewer 
RANCOURT WINERY
2012 Riesling
Ginger chili lime sausage grilled with peach BBQ sauce & served with slaw
HINTERBROOK ESTATE WINERY
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Prosciutto-wrapped lime chicken skewer with a medley of Mediterranean vegetables & goat cheese
RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
2012 Ravine 
Gewurztraminer
Ravine BBQ: Grilled chicken with spicy house-made harissa
INNISKILLIN WINES
2012 Reserve Shiraz-Cabernet
Charcoal-grilled King Oyster mushrooms with smoked Ontario cheddar, Canadian pine & juniper
REIF ESTATE WINERY
2013 Gamay Cabernet

Charred tomato & melon gazpacho shooter topped with sheep’s feta
JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY
2013 Reserve Meritage
Miso-grilled Ontario beef ribs with scallion & ginger “salsa”
RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY
2013 Baco Noir
Peach wood-smoked chorizo sausage with triple cream brie 
JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINES
2012 Cabernet Franc
Bison slider on a homemade brioche bun
SOUTHBROOK VINEYARDS
Whimsy Anniversary
Meatballs in saffron-almond sauce      
KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Barrel Aged Merlot
Baby back ribs with ice wine and Forty Creek Whiskey infused BBQ sauce. Accompanied by Niagara maple baked beans
STRATUS VINEYARDS
2012 Kalabang Red

Chorizo, charred red onion & eggplant
LAILEY VINEYARD
2012 Chardonnay
Leek soup shooter
STREWN WINERY
2014 Strewn Cabernet Rose
Sampler trio: Melon with Cask 18 balsamic drizzle; Flatbread with goat cheese, ‘Champagne’ grapes, OLiV rosemary EVO oil; Pea & mint mash
MALETA ESTATE WINERY
2008 Grape Brain Riesling
Traditional Chinese dumplings
TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND
2013 Trius Riesling
Jerk pork sausage
NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY
2010 Dean’s List Pinot Noir
Smoked salmon rillette on grilled zucchini
TWO SISTERS WINERY
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Charred asparagus salad with aged pecorino
PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY
2012 Riesling 
Bacon on maple ice cream

Shaw Sunday Savings – May & June 2015

You Never Can TellThe Shaw Festival has arranged a special ticket promotion for select Sunday evening performances in May and June 2015.

If you book through Brockamour Manor you will receive Sunday evening tickets for 20% off the already reduced Sunday evening price for a total savings of 40 – 50%.

Tickets are subject to HST (13%) and a booking fee of $8.50 per order.

Reservations for tickets can be made at the same time you book your accommodations online or you can call us at 905-468-5527.

Tickets are available for the following shows:

 

 

Date Time Performance Theatre Blue Gold Platinum
May 3 8:00 PM Lady from the Sea Courthouse $44.00 $52.00 $60.00
May 10 8:00 PM You Never Can Tell Royal George $44.00 $52.00 $60.00
May 24 8:00 PM You Never Can Tell Royal George $44.00 $52.00 $60.00
May 31 8:00 PM You Never Can Tell Royal George $44.00 $52.00 $60.00
Jun 7 8:00 PM Lady from the Sea Courthouse $44.00 $52.00 $60.00
Jun 14 8:00 PM You Never Can Tell Royal George $44.00 $52.00 $60.00
Jun 14 8:00 PM Lady from the Sea Courthouse $44.00 $52.00 $60.00
Jun 21 8:00 PM Pygmalion Festival $44.00 $52.00 $60.00
Jun 21 8:00 PM  Peter and the Starcatcher Royal George $52.00 $60.00 $68.00
 Jun 28 8:00 PM You Never Can Tell Royal George $44.00 $52.00 $60.00
Jun 28 8:00 PM Lady from the Sea Courthouse $44.00 $52.00 $60.00

 

Ice Wine Festival – January 2015

Canada is one of the few countries in the world that has the varying climate be able to produce Icewine.  The Niagara Region has been making Icewine since 1984 and has perfected the art of Icewine production…. If you have not been lucky enough to try it yet then the Niagara Icewine Festival 2015 is the perfect chance!

With over 30 wineries to choose from, each of them pairing a selection of their delicious Icewines with a specially created food.  The experience combines culinary excellence with the delectable dessert that is Icewine itself!

Grape Escape Wine Tours  provide a “Designated Driver” service so you can fully enjoy all of the amazing, award winning Icewines available to sample without the worry of having to find your way between wineries, and so you can try as many wines as you like!  Let the friendly and knowledgable guides escort you on your day to ensure you get the most from your trip to Niagara on the Lake.

GRAPE ESCAPE WINE TOURS offers transportation between 11am and 5pm on the days of the event and all transportation services include pick-up & drop-off from BROCKAMOUR MANOR.

Each “Discovery Pass” gives the holder 8 sample vouchers to visits 8 different wineries for the Icewine & Food Pairings.  We can purchase the Discovery Pass for you or if you already have it you can just book the transportation.

Pricing;

$69 + Tax per person     – Transportation Only

$109 + Tax per person   – Transportation & Icewine Discovery Pass

Dates of Event : January 9th – 11th, 16th – 18th, 23rd – 25th

Call us at 1-905-468-5527 to book  or email info@brockamour.com for more information

OLiV Pig Roast at Hinterbrook Winery

 

OLIV PRESENTS – WHAT COULD BE BETTER?
PIG ROAST AND PINOT NOIR
AT HINTERBROOK WINERY

FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
5:00 – 8:30 p.m.

The OLiV Chef’s are creating another fabulous OLiV in the Garden night at Hinterbrook Winery. OLiV Head Chef Rob Webster and his team have selected some of our fine Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar to create a tantalizing flavour to perfectly pair with Hinterbrook’s excellent Pinot Noir. In celebration, Hinterbrook will be offering its Pinot Noir by the glass at a reduced cost of $7.00 for this occasion only.
Invite your friends, family, guests or just come out yourself for some fine food and wine in the garden. And, there is no extra charge for the stimulating conversation! What a great way to end the week. We look forward to seeing you there.
Menu includes:
Pulled Pork on a Bun with side salad… (pairs with Hinterbrook Pinot Noir) – $10.00 + HST
Hinterbrook Pinot Noir by the glass – Special Roast Price – $7.00 + HST

Canada Day – July 1st

Canada Day

HAPPPPPPPPPY CANADA DAY!!!!!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Come celebrate Canada Day in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Fort George with special events planned throughout the day. Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast put on by the Friends of Fort George in Simcoe Park. Watch as the 41st Regiment Fife and Drum Corps leads a giant birthday cake decorated by Willows Cakes & Pastries down Queen Street to Simcoe Park.

Admission at Fort George is free on Canada Day! Join in for music, muskets and artillery demonstrations throughout the afternoon. Enjoy a BBQ dinner, music and fireworks in the evening!
Canada Day Schedule

8:00 am – Friends of Fort George Pancake Breakfast in Simcoe Park
12:00 pm – Rotary Club of NOTL BBQ lunch in Simcoe Park
1:00 pm to 3:30 pm – Kindred playing in the bandshell in Simcoe Park
3:00 pm – Giant Cakewalk Parade downtown Niagara-on-the-Lake
6:00 pm – Friends of Fort George BBQ dinner inside Fort George
6:30 pm – Evening programs begin at Fort George
10:00 pm – Fireworks at Fort George

Call 905-468-6621 (Friends of Fort George ) for more information.

Tapas & Wine – The Perfect Pair

Hinterbrook Winery…. Tapas in the Garden… Perfect!

In Niagara-on-the-Lake this weekend?  Why not stop by Hinterbrook Winery between 5PM and 8PM to sample amazing VQA wines paired perfectly with delicious food prepared by OLiV!

The night of Friday, July 13th begins at Hinterbrook Winery with OLiV preparing delicious Tapas dishes which will pair great with the stunning wines from Hinterbrook Winery…. There will also be entertainment which is sure to make a perfect evening!

Normally it’s known as Food Truck Fridays, however OLiV is up for the challenge to prove they don’t need wheels to provide delicious food!  See below for the menu selection that will be available and be sure to stop by… we know we will!

Prosciutto Wrapped Jalapeno Bombs $7.95

Prosciutto wrapped Jalapeno Peppers stuffed with OLiV Fig Balsamic Goats Cheese.

Served with a Jalapeno & Fig Aioli on a Nest of Young Greens.

Fabulous Favoloza Caprese Salad $8.95

Fresh Red & Yellow Vine Tomatoes paired with Fresh Bocconcini Cheese,

OLiV Favoloza EVO Oil & OLiV Black Walnut Balsamic.

Lobster Cakes with Zesty Lemon Aioli $9.95

Lobster Cakes made from Real East Coast Lobster pan-fried in OLiV Butter EVO Oil to

golden brown. Served with a Zesty Lemon Balsamic Aioli on a Baby Arugula Salad.

Smokey Blue Cheese Steak Sandwich $11.95

Thinly Sliced Steak marinated with OLiV Garlic EVO Oil & OLiV Smoked Balsamic sautéed with

OLiV Espresso Balsamic roasted Mushrooms & Onions topped with English Stilton Blue Cheese.

Honey & Sesame Ginger Pulled Chicken Ciabatta $12.95

Tender White Meat Chicken Breast slow cooked with OLiV Honey Ginger & Sesame Ginger White Balsamic. Served on a Ciabatta Bun with Brie Cheese & Caramelized Fig Balsamic Sweet Onions.

Vegetarian Option: Choose Grilled Vegetables (Eggplant, Zucchini, Peppers) instead of Chicken.

 Lemon Cream Torte $7.95

Fresh Lemon Cream filled Sponge Cake

Served with OLiV Raspberry Balsamic & Blueberry Coulis.

Balsamic Blast $2.75

Choose Flat or Sparkling Water to pair with any of OLiV’s White Balsamics

This is a delightfully refreshing summertime drink!

Market at the Village

Will you be visiting Niagara on the Lake this year??

If so, why not head down to the “Market at the Village” to sample great local food, wine, beer, and entertainment!

The “Market at the Village” SuperMarket kicked off in style this week on May 21st and will continue each and every Wednesday evening right throughout the Spring & Summer.  The market opens at 4.30pm and continues through until dusk each week.

The market features over 20 food vendors, artisans & farmers all with delicious foods & fresh produce to purchase and sample.  The night would also not be complete without live entertainment featured on a weekly basis, along with representation from local wineries and breweries to quench your thirst on those soon to be warm and sunny evenings!

As well as the SupperMarket on Wednesday evenings, there is also a Farmers Market every Saturday morning between 8am and 1pm.  At the Farmers Market you can find local farmers, bakeries, jams & jellies, pickles, ice-cream, farm-to-table lunches, along with gourmet tea & coffee.

The “Market at the Village” is a great way to spend a Wednesday evening, or a Saturday morning sampling the best niagara has to offer!

Always something exciting going on in Wine Country!

Coming soon at Pillitteri Estates Winery…..

“Pop-Up Patio Series”

Each & Every Friday throughout June, July & August 2014!

Why not head across to Pillitteri Estates Winery on a Friday in June, July & August where you will find local Chefs serving up their summer specialities between 11.30am and 3.30pm!  Of course there will be amazing VQA wines to pair with the delicious food that is prepared!

Chefs include….

  • Chef Jason Dobbie of Niagara’s Finest Inns
  • Chef Colin Goodine from The Chop House Burger Bar & Gooddine Catering
  • The Tide & Vine
  • El Gastronomo Vagabundo
  • The Stone Road Grille (Rest To Go Go on the Patio)

 

Don’t Miss It!!

For more details including the complete schedule of Chefs check out the following link…. http://www.pillitteri.com/events/

1696 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara on the Lake, L0S 1J0

Telephone    905-468-3147

email       winery@pillitteri.com