Well, the third annual Albion Sip & Stroll Through History Wine Walk is in the history books! The Albion Merchants Association – Lisa Stratton, owner of the Hazy Jade Gift Shop, Sarah Brigham, owner SnL Sweet Escapes, and their team – did an amazing job, yet again, on this wonderful event – BRAVO to all who were involved in the organization of the event and all who participated in their shops – and THANKS to all the local wineries who came out to offer tastings of their amazing wines and local farmers who offered their fresh produce!
Here are the photos from the day:
Each year, the commemorative glass is etched with a different Albion historical landmark. This year, the glasses were etched with the Albion First United Methodist Church building. The AFUMC congregation was so pleased that our old church building was selected for this honor! 🙂
I provided the write up about the church etched on the glasses.
The weather threaten, but didn’t put a damper on the event! It was sticky hot, but there was a good breeze and the rain quit in time for the start of the event and held off until just about the end (nice compromise between the rain we so desperately need and not ruining a great local event)!
Registration table at the Hoag Library – wine walkers picked up their glasses and maps and got their hands stamped by Carolyn Ricker and her son, Colby.
You may purchase glasses from all three years – see Lisa Stratton at the Hazy Jade Gift Shop!
VIP ticket holders were treated to delicious appetizers at the Hoag Library – catered by Breeze Inn Again of Point Breeze.
The tables in the VIP room were beautifully decorated with a wine theme and gorgeous flowers!
The first stop was the Pullman Universalist Church hosting Autumn Moon Winery from Bergen, NY:
The next stop was at U-Need-O-Burrito restaurant, who hosted Lake Ontario Winery & Vineyard from Hilton, NY:
Next up was the United Way in the old Swan Library Building – their winery was Flight of Five Winery from Lockport, NY:
Walkers then moved on to The Hazy Jade Gift Shop, who hosted Salamaca Estate Winery on Hindsburg Rd in Albion, NY:
A couple doors down the street at Shay’s Shamrock, walkers got to enjoy wine infused ice cream from Lake Effect Ice Cream from Lockport, NY (unfortunately, I didn’t get any photos from this stop)!
Arnold’s Auto Parts hosted The Winery at Marjim Manor from Appleton, NY:
Xpress Fitness & Tanning hosted Victorianbourg Wine Estate from Wilson, NY:
Chateau Niagara Winery from Newfane, NY was represented at the Uptown Browsery:
Knight’s Pride Woodworking and MMIM hosted 810 Meadworks from Medina, NY:
Jeremiah Knight, owner of Knight’s Pride, has several handmade wine related items in his shop, including wine racks and this candle holder rack.
The next stop was Morrison Realty where walkers tasted wines from Leonard Oakes Estate Winery from Medina, NY:
Krantz Furniture hosted Schwenk Wine Cellars from Kent, NY:
At Tease & Distinct Vinyl & More, A Gust of Sun Winery from Spencerport was sharing some of their signature wines:
And, last but not least, The Downtown Browsery poured wines from Freedom Run Winery in Niagara Falls, NY:
Another feature of the Wine Walk was a Farmer’s Market with several local farms represented:
I usually purchase at least one (sometimes more) new wines for my wine rack – something I haven’t had before, but liked when I tried it during this event. This year was no exception:
Center is my commemorative wine glass.
The wine on the right – Blackberry Blues – is a lovely blackberry and blueberry wine I purchased at the wine walk from Lake Ontario Winery & Vineyard from Hilton, NY – YUM!!!
The wine on the left was NOT purchased at the wine walk, but was one I actually received earlier today – it was a gift from my nephew and niece – they got it while vacationing in Conesus Lake from the Deer Run Winery there.
Sooooooo……that is that! Another wonderful event sponsored by the Albion Merchants Association. I can not wait until next year’s event……as was with the first three, I fully intend to purchase ticket # 1……see you there!