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.
Photo - A sampling of the local products to be featured during an Afternoon of Wine and Maple are on display at the Grape Discovery Center.