Taste of Jazz Wine Tour story on niagarabuzz.ca

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LIVE LOVE JAZZ! NIAGARA FESTIVAL GEARS UP FOR SUMMER WITH TOUR… CHECK OUT PICS!


 

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Gearing up for the incredible TD Niagara Jazz Festival coming July 23-26, niagarabuzz.ca tagged along for a “Pre-Event” Taste of Wine Jazz Tour  that combined food, wine and of course the smooth sounds of jazz in the lovely outdoors…

We started things off at 13th Street Winery where we met our lovely host Juliet (Executive Director of the Niagara Jazz Festival and Mandi)

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The crowd mingled outside the grounds of 13th Street Winery, cozying up to the cool wine barrel tables and enjoying the picture perfect weather…

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Views from the patio…

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Music filled the air while we mingled….here’s Peter Shea in action….

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Then it was off to enjoy some of the fare ….. this Cuvée 13 Rosé was a favourite with its hints of grapefruit and gorgeous red colour…

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Book Club Members Carole, Carole-Anne, Teri, Anne, and Susanne enjoyed the day as a group… (By the way their book club is called Afterwords which we thought was a GREAT  name)…

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After a while we headed to the backyard grounds of 13th Street amongst the lush greenery where there was more wine and food tasting and a brief educational chat …

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Andrew, the owner and chef from soon-to-be-opening St. Catharines restaurant Bolete chatted to the group and treated us to scrumptious food as well….(we were especially WOWED by the pastries made from scratch…yummm)…

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And then it was off to the bus where we were shuttled to lovely Jordan Village…

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We checked out great antiques, art and happened upon a little studio off the beaten path (Parlamaine Studio) that had some really unique pieces…

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And then it was back to the bus to Creekside Estate Winery where our tour continued…

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We went into the cellar to see first hand where the wine is kept.  It was dark and cool and beautiful inside…

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We loved the chandeliers…(and the wine tasting of course)…

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Coming back outside to the daylight,  we soaked in the sunshine on the Creekside Patio and dug into tasty snacks and beverages…

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More wonderful jazz from Bob, Jim and Doug entertained us while we sat.  From Stevie Wonder to the Wizard of Oz soundtrack….they had everyone’s musical tastes covered nicely…(we LOVED the sax)!

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A view of the beautiful vineyards from the patio at Creekside…

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Back to the gift shop to grab some goodies for home…

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And then it was back to the bus and home after a busy but wonderful day all in anticipation of the TD Niagara Jazz Festival which you can find more information and tickets at: www.niagarajazzfestival.comTo receive similar content “Like” us on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/niagarabuzz.ca


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PHOTOGRAPHERS: DAN BROWN / COSMO CONDINA / BILL BEARD