Harvest Begins - best time in wine country is right now!Back to Archive
Our international harvest crew has arrived and it’s ‘go time’. Come and join in!
There simply is no more exciting time to visit the winery then fall. This is what it’s all about – a full 12 months of an immense amount of work comes down to a micro-window of time when the grapes reach their absolute peak for the season. Our Winemaker gave the nod this morning and the crew has jumped into action – I’m watching the beautiful chardonnay grapes stream into the winery destined to become a 2010 Flat Rock Sparkling.
We want you to experience this with us, the nervous excitement is contagious!
Here’s how you can participate:
This Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun): The winery will be a buzz with the sweet aromas of fermenting chardonnay in the air. It’s our ‘Get Twisted’ weekend - and we want to twist up your taste buds with a pairing exercise that goes way past cheese and chocolate. Ever wonder what goes best with popcorn? Wasabi peas? All-dressed chips? We're just twisted enough to ask and find out around here. More details here.
$15 per person to participate.
Next Weekend (Sept 11 & 12): Harvest picks up…and this event will let you boast to friends, “Oh yeah, I made that Flat Rock Chardonnay” (note: just make sure Ross isn’t in earshot). Always a sell out session - this workshop will have you rolling up your pants and making wine the old fashioned way: stomping. Get in our barrels and stomp out a little fresh juice...and of course you have to taste the fruit of your labours! We'll compare the fresh juice to a finished version of the wine from a previous vintage. More details here.
$25 per person to participate.
September 18, 19 & 25, 26: Harvest will be in full swing…the country air will be heavy with the scent of ripe grapes and the pace of action at the winery fierce. The entire Niagara region will join in on the harvest celebration with the Niagara Wine Festival.
At Flat Rock, we’ll be giving thanks to Mother Nature the best way we know now – incredible wine & food. El Gastronomo Vagabundo will put their scrumptious spin on street food yet again. Enjoy our 2008 Seriously Twisted with a spring onion pancake, Asian slaw, homegrown herbs, and tangy nuoc mam dipping sauce. Take in the sights and smells of harvest from the Green Roof patio overlooking our vineyards. More details here.
Niagara Wine Festival Passport – 1 token. $10 per person to participate, without Passport.
Every Weekend (Fri, Sat, Sun, Labour Day)
Weekend Winery Dining
Don’t forget that Flat Rock now offers the coolest winery dining experience in the region. El Gastronomo Vagabundo is the first gourmet mobile food truck of its kind in Canada. Spurred by the mobile street food movement in LA and New York, El Gastró takes globally-inspired street food and kicks it up a couple of notches on the food chain! Every weekend on the Green Roof Patio. More details here.
Friday: 3pm - 7pm (open late!)
Saturday, Sundayâ€¨: 11am - 6pm
Labour Day: 11am - 6pm
For more information on any of these events, or to make reservations, give Tiffany a call at 1 (905) 562-8994 x 21.