Friday, November 30, 2007

Lewiston Christmas Walk Features Niagra Wines

Published: November 29, 2007 07:32 pm
LEWISTON: Christmas Walk keeps village lively
Lewiston officials look to replicate event’s success throughout holiday season
By Dan Miner/
Niagara Gazette

VILLAGE OF LEWISTON — Popular for its events in the summer and fall, officials in Lewiston are hoping this weekend’s 40th annual Lewiston Christmas Walk makes the village an attraction for all seasons....

A 7-foot ice bar will be located in front of the Village Vineyard Wine Boutique on Center Street, according to a release from the chamber. It will feature complimentary wine tasting from the wineries along the Niagara Wine Trail.

As it expands, the wine trail has been featured more prominently in village events recently.

“Not just locally but nationwide people are really interested in agro-tourism and wineries,” Hays-Mies said.

Oscar Vizcarra, president of the wine trail and also owner of Becker Farms and Vizcarra Vineyard in Gasport, said the village is ripe for increasing the wine trail’s visibility.

“We want to make sure we support these kinds of events, because the exposure creates new markets for us,” Vizcarra said. “We certainly can’t lose in promoting ourselves.”

The Christmas Walk also coincides with the wine trail’s Holiday Happening event, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday. People can stop at each winery on the trail and collect a commemorative wine glass and ornament at each winery.

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