March Break is coming. Plans need to be made. What to do with the adults and the kids?
Usually, around this time of year, my husband and I convince the grandparents that they would like to spend an overnight with their grandkids. And then, to celebrate our birthdays (my husband and I are a day apart, right in the middle of March), and to beat the winter blahs, we head off to Niagara Falls where we take in a wine tour and some wine sampling among other adult pleasures.
This year, however, we decided to forego our annual trip. Not sure why. Something about being too busy to get away or wanting to be with the kids but still do something adult. I really don’t remember why we didn’t plan a trip.
But then I saw this media release, and now I’m thinking we can have our cake and eat it too!
Don’t limit your March Break options when visiting Niagara
BEAMSVILLE, Ont. — March Break, a time when the schools are shut down and the kids are restless.
There is plenty for families to see and do in the Niagara Peninsula over the March Break, from the attractions of Niagara Falls to the beauty of the nature trails. But just because the kids are in tow, it shouldn’t stop parents from popping into a winery to sample some of Ontario’s finest VQA wines.
“The March Break is a great time to be together with your family, to take in some sights, have some fun and create some lasting memories,” says Heidi Fielding, Hospitality Manager at Fielding Estate Winery. “A day spent in the Niagara area doesn’t have to be limited to certain stops or attractions, even with your kids along for the day.”
During the March Break, Fielding will be donating all of the proceeds from its wine tasting bar to the Go Girls! program of the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lincoln (which represents Lincoln, Grimsby and West Lincoln). Go Girls! is a group mentoring program for young ladies aged 12 to 14, focusing on promoting a healthy lifestyle that includes physical activity, good nutrition and strong self-esteem.
To keep the little ones entertained while mom and dad browse the wine store at the Fielding Lodge, a craft table will be set up where kids can build their own crowns to match this year’s Grape King, Curtis Fielding.
“We want parents to feel comfortable bringing their kids into the winery,” says Heidi, herself a mother of two young boys. “Parents are more relaxed when their kids are engaged in a kid-friendly activity. March Break is a time when families will be out heading to attractions geared towards their children, and we want to be able to welcome them to the Wine Lodge while on their travels.”
To reserve a spot, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the winery at 905-563-0668. Crowns cost $3 each. A tasting flight at the wine bar supporting the Go Girls! program is $5.
About Fielding Estate Winery
Fielding Estate Winery is a unique, award-winning winery with an inviting atmosphere located on Niagara’s Beamsville Bench. Fielding’s Muskoka-inspired wine lodge nestled at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment offers stunning views across the winery’s vineyard to Lake Ontario and Toronto’s skyline. This vista is the dominating feature as you sample of some of Ontario’s finest VQA wines, made from grape varieties that perform best in Niagara’s unique microclimate vineyards — Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay for whites, and Pinot Noir and Merlot for reds. With three gold medals, Fielding was the most decorated winery at the 24th annual Cuvée Awards in March 2012 and General Manager Curtis Fielding was named 2012 Grape King recognizing viticulture excellence.