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The Event


June 2 & 3, 2018 ~ 12:00pm – 5:00pm


Buy your 2018 Graze the Bench tickets now! Purchase here.

Important Note to GRAZERS:

Tickets purchased through a Graze winery MUST be picked up at that winery prior to or on the day of the event. Tickets purchased online at before May 1st will be mailed to you. Tickets purchased after May 1st are available for pick up at guest services during the event.

St. John School: 5684 King St, Beamsville, ON L0R 1B0 (next door to Peninsula Ridge Winery). Please note that limo and bus parking is not available at the wineries.


Graze the Bench has quickly become one of the most popular events in wine country. This cluster of boutique VQA wineries offer not only some of the most celebrated wines in Ontario, but unforgettable vistas of rolling vineyards and Lake Ontario. In partnership with a collection of Niagara’s best chefs and live bands, this is a wine event that will become a perennial date on your calendar.

Graze the Bench is not your traditional passport program… we promote more of a “laze and graze” approach.

So, your VIP Pass includes:
~entry to the private “grazing” area at each winery – which comes to life with an amazing live band at each venue
~ a commemorative Graze the Bench glass – for 2018 receive a crystal Riedel glass!
~your first 5 oz. glass of wine
~ your first delicious dish
Additional glasses of wine and small plates of food can be purchased for $8 (incl. HST) at all venues – these aren’t sample sizes, these are kick-back and enjoy the party portions.

Check out the Graze the Bench rules here.


– VIP Passes purchased prior to May 1st will be mailed to the purchaser (E-tickets for these clients will not be valid during event weekend)



Angels Gate Winery

Sip: Gamay Noir · Sussreserve Riesling,
Savour: Smokin’ Buddha presents:
~Thai Cashew Chicken (Can be made vegetarian)
~ Spicy Korean Short Ribs
Groove: Tuxedo Bluegrass

Fielding Estate Winery

Sip: Traditional Method Sparkling Rosé · 2016 Estate Bottled Riesling · 2016 Cabernet Franc
Savour: Dobro Jesti presents:
~ Pork Schnitzel or Breaded Portobello Mushroom on multigrain Bavarian rye bread topped with arugula, radicchio and crispy romaine with garlic dill aioli
~ Fried Risotto Balls with Goat Cheese served on a bed of marinara sauce
Groove: Vinyl Flux

Hidden Bench Vineyard & Winery

Sip: 2015 Estate Riesling · 2015 Estate Pinot Noir · 2013 Bistro Red
Savour: Chef Victor Barry of Piano Piano presents:
~ Cavatelli
Rapini, N’duja, Lemon, Parmigiano
Vegetarian option available
Groove: Soul Jam

The Organized Crime Winery

Sip: 2017 Pinot Gris · 2016 Break-in Pinot Noir · 2010 The Download
Savour: Backhouse Restaurant presents:
~Vineyard Pork Slider
Upper Canada heritage cheddar | pancetta | black garlic aioli | lettuce | b&b pickles | wood fired sourdough brioche

~Wood Fired Mushroom Slider
Upper Canada niagara gold cheese | black garlic aioli | lettuce | b&b pickles | wood fired sourdough brioche
Groove: InfraRed Band

Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery

Sip: 2017 Wismer Sauvignon Blanc · 2016 Reserve Meritage · 2016 Beal Vineyards Cabernet Rosé
Savour: The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge presents:
~ Grilled Scallop and Roast Pork Belly, Sweet Potato Tart, and Baco Blueberry Reduction
Groove: Broken Cadence

Rosewood Estate Winery

Sip: 2017 Pinot Rosé · 2016 Locked & Loaded Red · Mead Blanc
Savour: Chefs Patrick Engel and Mike McColl present:
~ Crispy Deep Fried Pork Belly Po' Boy with crunchy carrot & celery slaw, blue cheese smear, and Off-The-Hizzy sauce
*gluten free & vegetarian options available
Groove: TiannaH and Jazz with a Twist

Thirty Bench

Sip: 2016 Winemaker’s Riesling · 2016 Small Lot Rose · 2016 Winemaker’s Double Noir
Savour: Tide & Vine Oyster Co. presents:
~ Fresh Oyster Bar
~ Surf and Turf Burger: Grass Fed, hormone-free Niagara Beef Patty topped with Wild Gulf Shrimp, House Chipotle Aioli, Lettuce and Tomato
~ Veggie Option: Grilled veggie sliders with fresh basil & aged Canadian cheddar
Groove: Michael Wainwright


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