Big Night - Live Auction
Stratus Vineyards is partnering with acclaimed culinary chef Mark Picone to bring you an extraordinary experience. Enjoy a signature Stratus Icewine Martini on arrival, and a mini tour/tasting before sitting down to a delectable 5-course tasting menu featuring farm fresh regional treasures prepared by the multi award winning Chef. Each course will be paired with the appropriate artisanal Stratus wine. Date to be arranged by mutual agreement. (Saturdays excluded).
You can almost breathe the fresh air imprinted in this morning watercolour view of the Moira River, near Tweed, Ontario. Painted en plein air (without photos) by celebrated professional artist, Nancy Bongard, it captures those special moments below noisy rapids of fish in the dark waters, birds in the surrounding woods.
Having painted, exhibited and travelled the world, often using a discarded pop can for a water container, Nancy also helped found our Pumphouse Arts Centre.
Value includes $75 gift certificate from Kennedy Framing, since original frame to be returned to Nancy Bongard.
“Thunderbirds” by Norval Morrisseu is a true collector’s item from the iconic Order of Canada recipient known as “The Picasso of the North”. An Aboriginal Canadian artist (1931-2007), his style is characterized by thick black outlines and bright colours that depict the legends of his people. This signed, limited edition (88/99) serigraph was printed by Grassland Graphics of Winnipeg, which made his best prints during the 70’s. Additional framing required. Reserve bid applies.
Just how well do you know this town? There are historical clues all around you, if you know where to look. Here’s a chance for 10 of you to rally in your cars and on your mark, get set…follow the clues to find the treasures. When you’ve found them all, return to the home of Brian Harrison and Daryl Novak on the Niagara Parkway for debatable judging, coveted prizes and a well deserved BBQ including 8 bottles of wine.
Date TBD by mutual agreement (book by June 15), event held prior to end Sept. 2017
Certain connoisseurs consider it outrageous to drink a young Yquem and believe that opening such a revered monumental wine before its thirteenth birthday is tantamount to a sacrilege. Château d’Yquem is a legendary wine from the Sauternes region in the southern part of the Bordeaux region known as Graves. With a life span of twenty, fifty, a hundred years or more the Yquem 1990 vintage (the only 750 ml bottle in Canada) is its fourth most expensive of the past two decades.
Nothing but the best for 4 of you…twice: 4 of you can enjoy the culinary wizardry of a farm-to-table Lunch with wine pairing at the acclaimed Treadwell Restaurant in town. Then, another or same four of you can double that pleasure another day with an exquisite lake view and farm-to-table lunch plus wine pairing at Ravine Winery. What a great way to introduce friends or out of town guests to some of our finest wines and restaurants.
Got a special squeeze? Start with 2 eScooters for the day, load up your fully equipped picnic basket, lay down your blanket, 2 chairs, a bottle of wine, 2 wine glasses, cheese, goodies from ValuMart, even a pie from The Pie Plate. Plan your picnic for July 16 and you’ll even get a musical surprise from the Gryphon Trio. More? Munch on Picards nuts while you enjoy the Wine-opoly game, and save your Village Market bucks for another day. Now that’s a NOTL outing!
Includes $20 ValuMart gift certificate, $25 from Pie Plate, $50 Market bucks & 5 wine glasses, Irish Design blanket, Wine-opoly game
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes in your favourite restaurant? Here is a Kitchen Table experience to satisfy even the most curious culinary voyeur. A Backstage Pass for 4 gives you access to celebrated Chef Parson’s kitchen for a front row seat on the action. Begin with a glass of Peller award-wining sparkling wine and canapés, share the secrets to food and wine pairing, then culminate your experience with a seasonally inspired 7-course tasting menu.
Saturday evenings only, on mutually agreed dates.
For grand baby, a $45 gift box filled with all things baby, like wash, lotions etc. For next size up, a grand $200 gift certificate from Hatley, for the whimsical motifs on clothing Hatley is so well known for. Then, for pre-teen/teen grand kids there are 8 thirty minute passes to jump for joy at Sky Zone Trampoline Park.
And finally, for the grandest OMG!!! gift of all something for grand baby to grandma and grandpa…a visit from Santa (up to Dec. 24th). No chimney required.
Ever wondered why the water hazard is right smack in the middle of where you were going to hit your ball? Now you can get the inside scoop on the secrets to designing your frustrations. Two of you can play a round of 18 holes at Royal Niagara Golf Course with Ted Baker, Royal Niagara’s Course Architect. Included are Green Fees, Golf Cart, and Lunch at the turn. Mutually agreeable date to be determined during the 2017 golfing season.
A fully escorted, relaxed day of sommelier tutored tastings and Niagara scenery, customized to your choice of wine areas…a few hidden gems and some of the regions “old guard” – it’s up to you. Your day includes transportation, sommelier/driver, great wine and at least one meal for six of you. A wonderful idea for exploring this ever expanding wine region whether you live here, or have out of town guests to impress. Weekdays are best.
Imagine the joy of spending every moment with your 8 guests without lifting a finger to shop, chop, and cook! The only thing you have to do is raise a glass of Big Head wine to your good fortune. Robin Howe will prepare a gorgeous 3- course dinner for 8 in his professional kitchen, then finish it in your home…while you’re actually getting time to spend with your guests! Okay, you may have to set the table.
Includes 4 bottles of Big Head Wine. Some date restrictions apply.
Here’s a rare opportunity for 4 of you to see Andre Laplante in person perform at one of his 2 scheduled concerts then follow it up with a person to person conversation over dinner with Atis and Bankas and Marilyn Bartlett. Save the date for dinner and an inspiring evening at July 27. As well, you’ll receive 3 Andre Laplante CD’s which you could, perhaps, have personally autographed over dinner.
Four tickets to Bernard Shaw’s Nobel Prize winning classic Saint Joan, maybe his greatest play, is also Tim Carroll’s first production as Artistic Director. It’s a whole new vision of the most remarkable teenage girl in history. Meet Tim Carroll and the celebrated Leonard Conolly over lunch in the Green Room to share their visions in a Shaw-and-tell and you’ll have a picture of what visions and visionaries can do together. Includes 2 books chosen by Leonard.