Donna Lailey (Music Niagara Board Member) and PondView’s Director of Sales stand over site where the concert tent is now located.
After almost fifty years of growing grapes and making celebrated wine at Lailey Vineyards, Donna Lailey has a new passion — bringing wine and music together at the annual Music Niagara Festival. As a member of Music Niagara’s Board of Directors, Donna has been quietly nurturing the relationship between local wineries and the Festival.
Each year Donna calls on old wine industry friends, searching for ways her two passions can support each other. She wants to make sure we represent the quality of the music and the quality of the wines that come from this soil.
Donna refers to her reception at the wineries “amazing”. She praises PondView, Konzelmann and Chateau de Charmes, among the supporting wineries. In 2020, the At Home series will be filmed at PondView Estate Winery and Chateau des Charmes.
We are thrilled that we can bring wine and music together this summer!
PondView Estate Winery:
Nestled amongst the sprawling vineyards of the prestigious Four Mile Creek sub-appellation, PondView Estate Winery sits on a 50-acre grape farm that has been tended to by the Puglisi family since 1974.
The family-owned winery is headed by Luciano (Lou) Puglisi who draws on grape-growing knowledge and experience that has been handed down from one generation to the next. As you sip any one of PondView’s wines, you are tasting three generations of grape growing and winemaking experience.