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While you’re waiting to Graze the Bench, February is the time to LOVE THE BENCH!

 

Celebrate with us February 13, 14, 15, 20 & 21:

There are so many reasons to love winter on The Beamsville Bench. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the premium VQA wines and Icewines produced in this special part of Ontario’s Wine Country…especially when your hosts add fun, Join us select weekends in February and visit wineries of The Beamsville Bench to experience how wonderful winter can be.

THIRTY BENCH WINEMAKERS:  Snowshoeing in the Vineyards
11:30am or 1:30pm
Join us for a truly unique, Canadian experience this winter and snowshoe through our Riesling vineyards! A local Snowshoe expert will teach you tips and best trekking methods while our wine consultant guides you through samples of Thirty Bench wines amongst the snow covered vines. Afterwards, enjoy a warm cup of soup from The Good Earth, while sitting outside by the fire.
$30 per guest, exclusive of taxes. Includes snowshoes, guided trek, wine tastings, and a Thirty Bench souvenir GoVino glass to take home, as well as a warm cup of soup* from The Good Earth.
This event is limited to only 36 guests per session so reserve your snowshoes today!
*Soup is Vegan and gluten free.
**If mother nature fails to blanket our vineyards with snow, the event will still proceed as a hike through the vineyards. Please provide 48 hours’ notice to cancel your reservation for a full refund. Also, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time.

ANGELS GATE WINERY:  Snakes & Ladders & Boards & Snacks
Beat the February doldrums and kick it old school with Boards & Snacks at Angels Gate. A variety of board games, winemaker Philip Dowell’s award-winning méthode champenoise sparkling wine by the glass, and our house-made Hipster Popcorn, all in our beautiful lounge space. No reservations, first come first serve. Just come, grab a table, a game, a glass and a whole lotta fun!
Cost: Wines by the glass $7-$9 + HST, Hipster Popcorn free with wine purchase.
Hours: 12-5 each day
Questions? Call 905-563-3942 or e-mail kara@angelsgatewinery.com

ROSEWOOD ESTATE WINERY: Meadlicious
Enjoy custom-flavoured chocolate individually paired with Rosewood Meads. Our beekeeper, William, will be hosting bee talks at 12pm and 3pm across both weekends. Meads & Mulled mead will also be available by the glass. A relaxing seating area will be setup in either Rosewoods barrel or tank room where both the pairings and talks will occur.
$5 for first 2 mead & chocolate pairings
$10 for premium flight of meads including ambrosia & chocolate.
Bee talks are complimentary.
Reservations are not required.

FIELDING ESTATE WINERY:
Love Is Blind…
$5/per person
Visit the wine lodge to test your taste buds with our Blind Wine Tasting. Served in our blacked out wine glasses it’s a true test to see how well you know your varietals. This will include 4 wines and you can choose from all white or red or a combination.  Guess them all correctly and we will waive the fee AND take $5 off of your purchase!
Feel the Warmth @ FEW
Join us outside for our first ever Fielding Firepit!  Warm yourself outside beside our fire with Mulled Fireside Red or our favorite signature cocktail – The Icewine Sparkler – a combination of Sparkling Rosé and Riesling Icewine.  To complete your experience we will have our Muskoka chairs around the fire, because no visit to Fielding is complete without them (even if it is February!).  Mulled wine $5/glass. Icewine Sparkler $10/glass.
Add a cheese sampler plate to any of our experiences for just $5.

PENINSULA RIDGE ESTATE WINERY: A Heavenly Match – Chocolate and Wine
Sample three heavenly chocolates paired with the winemaker’s selections.
No reservation required – cost for the tasting of three wines matched to three chocolates is $8.00. Also available February 27 & 28

HIDDEN BENCH VINEYARDS AND WINERY: Fireside Raclette
Not available February 15
Raclette is a French word meaning ‘to scrape’.  Imagine yourself and your Valentine warming up by our romantic fireplace with a glass of wine and our very Canadian version of Raclette. We are using only Canadian ingredients including Upper Canada Cheese with Yukon Gold potatoes and double smoked Canadian pork loin for only $12.00 per person.
This type of meal started back when the herders in the Alps moved the cows through the mountains. They would take large wheels of Raclette cheese with them. While sitting around the campfire, the cheese would melt. They would scrape off the melted cheese and spread it over bread.
We will be offering a range of wines by the glass these weekends in February only for Love the Bench and you can decide for yourself which is the most decadent pairing…you may need to try a few to make your decision and, if that’s the case, our talented tasting team is on hand to help.

MIKE WEIR WINERY: Weir Winter Wine Bar
Revel in the beauty of Winter on the BENCH! Pull-up a stool, raise a glass & take in the incredible panoramic view of our rolling vineyards and Lake Ontario, all while enjoying a signature small- plate designed specifically for the season. These scrumptious small-plates will range from savoury to sweet, also, warm your bones next to a cozy fire-pit with one of our Peanut Butter-Cup S’Mores.
 Cost: $10.00, Includes wine of your choice, small-plate or S’More.
Hours: 11-5:00pm
No Reservations Necessary, Advance notice for Groups of 10 or more are recommended.

Phone: 905-563-1919 or email  grayson@mikeweirwine.com