The Grape Discovery Center announces an afternoon celebration of wine, maple and local flavors on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 1-5 pm. The event showcases local specialty wines as well as maple infused wines and treats. An assortment of cheese presented by artisan cheese maker Reverie Creamery, pulled pork sandwiches from Ivory Wind Acres in Stockton, made with Maple Mandarin Mesquite BBQ sauce, and REACH organic chocolate snacks will be offered along with wine tastings by wineries in Lake Erie Wine Country.
In addition to food and beverage pairings, local experts will be on hand to guide visitors through the history and exhibits and offer insights into the vineyard in spring. Music will be provided singer-songwriter Kev Rowe whose work can be heard on Pandora, Spotify, and iTunes. He is currently launching a new album, From Maggie’s Farm. The $25 ticket includes wine and food tastings. Beverages by the glass will be available for additional purchase, and all maple products sold in the gift shop will be discounted 20% for the day.
An Afternoon of Wine and Maple is the third in a series of special events at the Grape Discovery Center presenting Lake Erie regional wine and craft beverages in a seasonal context. Support for the event is provided by a grant through Empire State Development Corporation and Taste NY, Governor Andrew Cuomo’s initiative to promote the quality, diversity and economic impact of New York’s food and beverage industries.
The Grape Discovery Center is open year round and located in the heart of the Lake Erie Grape Region at 8305 West Main Rd (NYS Route 20) in Westfield. Reservations are required and can be made at www.grapediscoverycenter.com or by calling 716-326-2003.