Sip & Sizzle – New Wine Event – May 2014

Sip & Sizzle – May 2014!

Spring is finally here and BBQ season is almost upon us!

Why not join us on Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in May for the BRAND NEW event here in Niagara on the Lake..

“Sip & Sizzle”

Each of the 26 participating 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 in Niagara on the Lake
  • Grape Escape Tour Guide with you thorugh-out the day
  • Planned route to your requested wineries to ensure you get to as many as you can!
  • Additional tastings at any of their partner wineries (subject to availability on the day)

Pricing;

$59 + Tax per person (Niagara on the Lake pick up locations) Price is for transportation only

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

We can also purchase your “Sip & Sizzle” Touring Passes and bring them out with your Tour Guide to save you the trouble! The Touring Passes are $43 + Tax per person.  Please let us know at the time of booking if you would like us to purchase them for you!

Take a look through the delicious pairings for 2014 below….

 

BETWEEN THE LINES
2013 Rosé
Grilled Pork Encrusted with Herbes de Provence on a Crostini

PALATINE HILLS ESTATE WINERY
2012 Gamay Noir Rosé
Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork with Grilled Tortilla and Garlic Aioli

CATTAIL CREEK ESTATE WINERY
2011 Estate Series Chardonnay Musqué
Grilled Stuffed Apricots

PELLER ESTATES WINERY
2012 Private Reserve Gamay Noir
Vine Smoked Lake Perch Wrapped in Wild Boar Bacon

CHÂTEAU DES CHARMES
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled
Cabernet Sauvignon Marinated Grilled Flank Steak with a Sour Cherry Marmalade
 

PILLITTERI ESTATES WINERY
2012 Pinot Grigio
Grilled Pineapple Served with Gelato di Carlotta’s Coconut Gelato

COYOTE’S RUN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Cabernet Merlot
Mesquite Grilled Chicken Chipotle Antojito with an Avocado Drizzle
 

PONDVIEW ESTATE WINERY
2012 Cabernet Franc Rosé
Chili Spiced Beef Skewer on Toasted Quinoa, Cilantro & Sunflower Seed Salad with Cranberry and Buttermilk Dressing

DIAMOND ESTATES – THE WINERY
2013 FRESH Moscato
Honey Glazed Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewer
 

RANCOURT WINERY
2009 Noble Rouge
Beef Slider topped with Red Wine Honey Mustard and a Fresh Vegetable Relish

HINTERBROOK ESTATE WINERY
2013 Rosé
Smoked Balsamic Mennonite Sausage topped with Crisped Parmesan Asparagus Spears

RAVINE VINEYARD ESTATE WINERY
2011 Sand and Gravel Cabernet Franc
Charcoal Grilled Lamb Spiedini

 INNISKILLIN WINES
2012 Niagara Estate Meritage
“Market Grill” Ontario Pork Slider, Smoked Poblano Relish, Black Cumin Slaw

REIF ESTATE WINERY
2012 “The Empress” Chardonnay
PEI Blue Mussels, ‘Grilled and Chilled’ with Dill, Garlic and Shallots
 

JACKSON-TRIGGS NIAGARA ESTATE WINERY
2012 Grand Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
Grilled Salmon Tataki, Charred Mushroom Ponzu, Puffed Rice, Cucumber

RIVERVIEW CELLARS ESTATE WINERY
2012 Merlot
12-Hour Smoked Pulled Pork on Brioche     

 

JOSEPH’S ESTATE WINES
2009 VQA Chenin Blanc
Grilled Tomato and Goat Cheese Tart

SMALL TALK VINEYARDS
2012 Faux Pas
Pizza on the Grill, Chef’s Choice, Vegan Option.

KONZELMANN ESTATE WINERY
2012 Shiraz
Ontario Venison & Pancetta Slider finished with Caramelized Onions
 

SOUTHBROOK VINEYARDS
2012 Cabernet Franc Rosé
Cabernet Franc Smoked Flank Steak, Grilled Marc’s Mushrooms, Charred Tomato Vinaigrette

LAILEY VINEYARD
2011 Chardonnay
Grilled Pork Belly with Wild Leek and Local Honey

STRATUS VINEYARDS
Tollgate Fumé Blanc 
Grilled Asparagus with Olive Oil and Monforte Feta Cheese

MARYNISSEN ESTATES WINERY
2013 Riesling
Grilled Sea Scallop Skewer with Grapefruit and Vanilla Gastrique
 

STREWN WINERY
2012 Gewurztraminer Terroir 
Grilled Vegetable Trio: Smoky, Blackened, Spicy

NIAGARA COLLEGE TEACHING WINERY
2009 Dean’s List Pinot Noir
Balsamic Marinated Grilled Ontario Asparagus Wrapped with House Cured Maple Bacon

TRIUS WINERY AT HILLEBRAND
2012 Trius Riesling
Pork Pastrami Sausage with Riesling Sauerkraut

Call us now to reserve your accommodation & wine tour!

905-468-5527

Brockamour Manor (circa 1809)

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