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!

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

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

Mini Trius Pot Pie
2010 Cabernet Franc
Pork Capicola Crêpe Rolls with Caramelized Onion Cheese Stuffing
2013 Riesling
Italian-inspired Paté on Crostini with Fall Fruit Chutney
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)


$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….



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

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

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

Chorizo, charred red onion & eggplant
2012 Chardonnay
Leek soup shooter
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
2008 Grape Brain Riesling
Traditional Chinese dumplings
2013 Trius Riesling
Jerk pork sausage
2010 Dean’s List Pinot Noir
Smoked salmon rillette on grilled zucchini
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
Charred asparagus salad with aged pecorino
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.


$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

Canada Day – July 1st

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.

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

Win a Niagara-on-the-Lake Getaway for 2!

Win a Niagara-on-the-Lake Getaway for Two!

Between now and January 17, 2014, you have a chance to win one of five getaways for two. All you have to do is follow us on Twitter —@TheWineLadies or @OntarioBnBs. During each contest period (for instance, the first phase of the five-phase contest is from noon, Friday, October 11 to 11 a.m., Friday, October 25), simply tweet hashtag #NiagaraBBTWLContest. Sample Tweets, which you can modify as you see fit, are:


#NiagaraBBTWLContest Enter me in @TheWineLadies contest to win a getaway for two in Beautiful Niagara @OntarioBnBs


@TheWineLadies stay in a #NiagaraBBTWLContest 5 great getaway packages @OntarioBnBs


@TheWineLadies @OntarioBnBs WIN  a getaway #NiagaraBBTWLContest @TheIceHouseWine @Hinterbrook @RiverviewWinery.


Each time you tweet (or re-tweet our Tweets) using the hash tag #NiagaraBBTWLContest, your name will be entered into our draw for a chance to win the prize. Keep entering every day for your chance to win one of five great prizes. Be sure to add @TheWineLadies @OntarioBnBs at the end of your Tweet as well so we can track it. If you don’t Tweet, you can also enter on The Wine Ladies FACEBOOK Fan page.


Below are the schedule and list of getaways:


One-night Fabulicious getaway between November 14 and 21, 2013, valued at $550, consisting of one night’s accommodation for two at the A La Gallerie B&B; dinner for two at The Epicurean; a complimentary tour of the Chocolate F/X Factory for up to six persons plus a Truffle Gift Pack and a tour for up to six persons to Hinterbrook; a wine-tasting pass for two at Riverview Cellars Winery; and a welcome bottle of 2007 Northern Ice Vidal Icewine from the Ice House Winery. Enter to win this prize between noon, Friday, October 11 and 11 a.m., Friday, October 25. Winner will be drawn at noon on Friday, October 25.



Two-nights’ getaway for two for the weekend of December 6 & 7, 2013, valued at $585, consisting of two nights’ accommodation for two at Brockamour Manor; a complimentary tour of the Chocolate F/X Factory for up to six persons plus a Truffle Gift Pack and a tour for up to six persons to Hinterbrook; a wine-tasting pass for two at Riverview Cellars Winery; and a welcome bottle of 2007 Northern Ice Vidal Icewine from the Ice House Winery. Enter to win this prize between noon, Friday, October 25 and 11 a.m., Friday, November 8. Winner will be drawn at noon on Friday, November 8.



Two-night getaway for two for the weekend of December 13 & 14, 2013, valued at $675, consisting of two nights’ accommodation for two at the Mary Street B&B; an afternoon wine tour for two with Grape Escape Wine Tours; a complimentary tour of the Chocolate F/X Factory for up to six persons plus a Truffle Gift Pack and a tour for up to six persons to Hinterbrook; a wine-tasting pass for two at Riverview Cellars Winery; and a welcome bottle of 2007 Northern Ice Vidal Icewine from the Ice House Winery. Enter to win this prize between noon, Friday, November 8 and 11 a.m., Friday, November 22. Winner will be drawn at noon on Friday, November 22.



Two-night getaway for two for the weekend of January 24 & 25, 2014 (Icewine Festival Weekend), valued at between $560 and $1,060, consisting of two nights’ accommodation for two at Carbonnel B&B; a baking lesson with wine and food tasting for up to six persons ($100/person) at Willow Cakes and Pastries; a complimentary tour of the Chocolate F/X Factory for up to six persons plus a Truffle Gift Pack and a tour for up to six persons to Hinterbrook; a wine-tasting pass for two Riverview Cellars Winery; and a gift pack featuring two bottles of wine from Coyote’s Run Estate Winery. Enter to win this prize between noon, Friday, November 22 and 11 a.m., Friday, December 6. Winner will be drawn at noon on Friday, December 6.



Two-night getaway for two any time in February 2014 (Days of Wine and Chocolate), valued at $650, consisting of two nghts’ accommodation for two at Girasole B&B; two entrées at The Old Firehall Restaurant in St. David’s; a complimentary tour of the Chocolate F/X Factory for up to six persons plus a Truffle Gift Pack and a tour for up to six persons to Hinterbrook; a wine-tasting pass for two and a gift pack featuring two bottles of wine from Riverview Cellars Winery. Enter to win this prize between noon, Friday, January 3, 2014, and 11 a.m., Friday, January 17, 2014. Winner will be drawn at noon on Friday, January 17, 2014.


Rules & Regulations

All prizes may not be sold, have no cash value, and must be accepted as awarded or will be considered null and void. Any request for a refund will not be considered. Any participating sponsor reserves the right to offer a comparable trip in the event of an Act of God, or other unforeseen circumstances. Dates will not be extended.


The prize winner and companion are solely responsible for all costs not expressly described herein. If travel documents are required as in the case of Americans, it is the sole responsibility of the prize winner and companion to obtain all necessary travel documentation including passports prior to making any travel arrangements.


This contest is open to all legal residents of Canada who have attained the age of 21, except members of the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association and sponsoring or affiliated companies and persons with whom they are domiciled. The odds of winning depend on the total number of entries received. Contest void where prohibited.


Posted by the Niagara-on-the-Lake Bed & Breakfast Association


Enjoy Niagara Fresh Fruit in Brockamour’s Breakfasts!



It’s strawberry season in Niagara-on-the-Lake!   Strawberries made their sweet & delicious debut in June and will continue their show well into July.  Cherries are just showing up at roadside vendors around the Niagara region.  We bought our first sweet cherries today at our favourite vendor, Quiet Acres.  Also available were garlic scapes, rhubarb, currants, and of course, strawberries!  Other great fruits that will be available in July are:  apricots, blackberries, blueberries, gooseberries, peaches (we love peaches), and raspberries. 

If you are a vegetable lover, July brings beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, garlic, peas, spinach & zucchini.  There isn’t much that doesn’t grow here in Niagara!  At Brockamour Manor we try to incorporate as much of the fresh, yummy produce as we can into our breakfasts.  Every day during the growing season you will find at least one (and usually several) of the local Niagara fruits or vegetables. 

In Niagara-on-the-Lake we love a festival and what better to celebrate than Niagara fruit:

Annual Cherry Festival – Saturday, July 6th – fresh cherries, jam, pies & more at St. Mark’s Church, 41 Byron Street – 905-468-3123

Peach Celebration – Saturday, August 10th – Celebrate the peach harvest on the main street (Queen Street) with entertainment, peaches, peach desserts and drinks.

Peach Festival – Sunday, August 11th – Enjoy all things peach and a day of activities at St. Vincent de Paul Church grounds.  Noon – 5 pm.  905-468-7272.

Annual Niagara Wine Festival – Saturday, September 14th – Sunday, September 29th – Celebrate Niagara’s most famous fruit – the Grape! – wine tasting, tours, seminars, concerts, cuisine 905-688-0212