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A Grape Escape

Despite countless drives through Niagara-on-the-Lake’s vineyards on my way to work every day, I never fully grasped the beauty of the Niagara Region until experiencing it on a bike. On May 8, Grape Escape Wine Tours graciously invited all staff from partnering wineries on a day-long bike tour of NOTL. What started as a cool, … Continue reading

Life (and Wine) Happens on a Bike

Well, it’s finally here – spring! My favorite time of year–when the days are long again, and when I can start doing my favorite thing again…cycling! I, fortunately (or unfortunately–depending on how you look at it) live about 25km or so from Riverview Cellars. Therefore, when spring rolls around and I get back on my … Continue reading

DIY Mini Wine Glass Planter

Love wine? Have a bunch of old wine glasses lying around that are no longer fit for drinking from? Don’t recycle those old & chipped wine glasses. Instead, use them to add a little green to your day. Plants, especially indoor ones, can clean the air more efficiently than an air purifier. So show your love of … Continue reading

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day like the Irish

St. Patrick’s Day is my favourite day of the year. For me, the day stands on the same pedestal as Christmas. That’s because…yes, you guessed it – I’m Irish. On St. Paddy’s Day, everyone wants to be Irish. Sure, wearing green and drinking cheap, dyed green beer gets many people into the spirit. But why … Continue reading

Staff tasting of the 2011 Angelina’s Reserve Chardonnay

On February 28, Riverview Winemaker Angela Kasimos came into the winery smiling from ear to ear. In her hands were two golden-coloured samples of the Angelina’s Reserve Chardonnay 2011, fresh from the barrel. Riverview’s staff tastings are special occasions. We excitedly gather around the bar and gently swirl our samples, studying the characteristics of a … Continue reading

Escape the Winter Blues with a Key Lime Pie Pairing!

This to-die-for, “Cracked Shell” Key Lime Pie recipe is made by Riverview sales associate, Karly Lyons. Every staff member’s sweet tooth depends on Karly to bring us her homemade goodies every week. For this recipe, she had the help of her friend, Stephanie Rose of Sugarplum Desserts. If you like what you see, and you … Continue reading

New Grape on the Block

The 2011 harvest had already started when Mike (General Manager) and I decided Riverview would adopt another grape variety. During mid-September, a Niagara-on-the-Lake vineyard owner had mentioned he was selling a small quantity of Malbec. Mike’s  business sense could not let this trendy grape variety go to another winery. Three weeks later, we were in … Continue reading

Welcome to The Riverview Blog!

The Riverview Cellars team is comprised of people from all walks of life with many stories to tell. The Riverview Blog is the perfect medium to share these stories with you. Our blog will feature a post from a different Riverview staff member each week. While you get to know the team on a more … Continue reading

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