niagara-wine-trail.JPGNiagara County, N.Y. - On July 30th and 31st the Niagara Wine Trail will hold the third annual Wine & Culinary Festival at Artpark. The wine festival has brought hundreds of people over the past two years to the picturesque setting of Artpark in Lewiston, NY to enjoy wine tasting from the wineries of the Niagara Wine Trail, local cuisine and live music. This year's wine festival will include wine tasting and cuisine from local restaurants on Saturday from 12pm-8pm and Sunday from 12pm-6pm. Live music will be featured all weekend including a preview of the Historic Lewiston Jazz Festival on Sunday, bands from Music is Art on Saturday and Artpark's Rock Camp featuring young musicians on Saturday. Free presentations from the Tops Cooking School, along with other educational wine seminars, are planned for both days. The Plein Air Painters from the Buffalo Society of Artists will be painting along the grounds of Artpark Saturday and Sunday as well. Festival tickets include a wine tasting one-day pass and a keepsake wine glass. Tickets do not include food and must be purchased separately. Tickets the day of the festival are $25 each. There is no charge for designated drivers or attendees that do not want to participate in the wine tasting. Reservations for discounted tickets are available online for Saturday until 5pm July 29th and for Sunday until 5pm July 20th for $20 each. Participating wineries, restaurants and vendors at this time include: Chateau Niagara Winery, Black Willow Winery, Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, Arrowhead Spring Vineyards, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, Winery at Marjim Manor, Schulze Vineyards & Winery, Vizcarra Vineyards, Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Freedom Run Winery, Honeymoon Trail Winery, Wilson House Restaurant, Brickyard Pub & BBQ, Bisco's Salsa, Humble House Gardens, Barker Chocolate Box, D'avolio Olive Oil, Tops Cooking School, Sweet Sixteen Cafe, Burning Asphalt Sauces, Holy Crepe, Becker Farms, LynOaken Farms, and Roasted Corn on the Cob. A complete list may be found on the Niagara Wine Trail's website. For more information or to purchase tickets go to and or call 716-778-7888


For more information contact: Kathy Baker, Wine & Culinary Festival Chair / Phone: 716-778-7888 Elizabeth Maute, Wine Trail Marketing Coordinator, Spokesperson / Phone: 716-812-4866 E-mail: Niagara Wine Trail USA on Facebook; @niagwinetrail on Twitter