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.

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:

PRIZE #1:

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.

 

PRIZE #2:

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.

 

PRIZE #3:

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.

 

PRIZE #4:

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.

 

PRIZE #5:

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!

 

strawberry

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