Oct 2, 3 4, 2015 at the Create Your Own Economy event at the Toronto Congress Centre,  Two Time Award time award winning author Maria Rekrut will have her book launch for  ‘Double Your Income Using Strategic Marketing.”
The Double award winning Author will receive the award from Raymond Aaron, a New York Times best selling author.
You can order your copy at:


Exciting events all weekend long with Niagara Parks!
Join us at the Victoria Park stage for a special opening night concert and fireworks display, marking the 125th Anniversary of Queen Victoria Park. The Mantini Sisters will kick off the 2013 Coca Cola Concert Series.
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free concert by the Mantini Sisters and fireworks display Victoria Park Stage [Map]
We’re rededicating Queen Victoria Park. Grab some free cake and then check out the new photo exhibit in the Victoria Park Gift Shop. Later, look to the skies for the Niagara Glen Star Gazing Event!
11:00 a.m. – Noon Queen Victoria Park Rededication Queen Victoria Place [Map]
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Spring in the Niagara Glen Tour – Free Guided Hike Niagara Glen [Map]
1:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Niagara Glen Star Gazing Event Niagara Glen [Map]
We’ve got more fireworks and a free concert by Second Heaven. Come early and take a stroll through the Floral Showhouse for the Hydrangea Show, on now.
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free concert by Second Heaven and fireworks display Victoria Park Stage [Map]
Happy Victoria Day! Don’t miss a special holiday fireworks display and concert by The Madhatters at the Victoria Park Stage. Want prime fireworks seating? Edgewaters Restaurant boasts unbeatable views on the patio. Reserve a table online or call 905.356.2217.
8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Free concert by The Madhatters and fireworks display Victoria Park Stage [Map]

Niagara on the Lake – Wine and Herbs all Month Long

Cheese Quiche

The perfect spring dish for our Estate Riesling!

See Recipe Below
Wine of the Month!


Heavenly!  This wine is crafted with 40% botrytized fruit. It is a beautiful demonstration of racy acidity balanced with moderate sweetness, minerality and lower alcohol.  This medium bodied Riesling shows vibrant fruit aromas and flavours, excellent balance and a crisp, lasting finish.

Amazing with summer salads or on it’s own.


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Ravine Vineyard’s Chef Proprietor Paul Harber is excited to announce that Nathan Young will be joining him in the kitchen beginning Tuesday, May 1, 2012. With the addition of Chef Young Ravine looks to elevate an already celebrated food program that was ranked by WineAccess Magazine as one of the, “World’s 20 Best Winery Restaurants,” in 2011.

 Chef Young’s interest in food began at a young age when he used to watch his mother and grandmothers cook. Before settling in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Chef Young’s career began at Walper Terrace Hotel in Kitchener, ON. He also received detail-oriented culinary instruction from European Chefs at Langdon Hall in Cambridge, ON. Considered by many to be Canada’s premier Relais Chateaux property. Drawn to the discipline, Chef Young went to Europe working with Chef Michael Caines, a two star Michelin Chef at Gidleigh Park Hotel in Devon, England. Chef Young returned to Toronto’s Canoe Restaurant under the leadership of Chef Anthony Walsh before setting up roots in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. Nathan joined Ravine in 2012.

“Cooking is an art. The lessons taught to me over the years, and my own passion will be reflecting onto the canvas that is Ravine.”

– Chef Nathan Young.


Wine & Herb Weekends
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in May 2012


Kick-off the sunny season with Niagara-on-the-Lake’s casual spring celebration of great wine and fresh herbs!  Spend a weekend exploring our neighbourhood of wineries and enjoy different herb-themed food pairing matched to a premium VQA wine selected to highlight the flavour and aroma of the herb.

If you are travelling with a group of 10 or more guests, please call ahead to the wineries you plan to visit with your approximate arrival time, so that we may serve you better and make your experience an enjoyable one!


Mother’s Day at the Farm
We have been celebrating Mothers at the farm for 5 generations.  Join us this Mother’s Day and make RAVINE VINEYARD your new tradition.

Chef Young has created seasonally inspired menus Mother is sure to love.

Lunch – Sold Out!
Limited Dinner reservations available.
Call today             905.262.8463       ex. 34 or click!



Kick off your summer at this year's ultimate Backyard Bash. Food Truck Eats pulls
into town for the May long weekend and is parking in our backyard. 

16 Food Trucks from Canada and the United States are coming together to deliver the
most daring, tasty and innovative street food available. 16 wines from Peller
Estates favourite vintages will be poured at this weekend event. 

Buy Tickets Now online or call 1-888-673-5537            

Sunday, May 20th / 12 pm - 6 pm
Monday, May 21st /12 pm - 5 pm
$15.00 per person

Food Truck Eats & Sleeps - Niagara Cottage Rental is offering special pricing for an
overnight package that includes accommodation, tickets to Food Truck Eats at Peller
Estates and transportation to and from the event. Book now at or call them at 1-866-226-4730.

Earth Day in the Vineyard

Earth Day in the Vineyard
Where: Southbrook Vineyards, 581 Niagara Stone Road, RR4, Niagara On The Lake, Ontario, Canada, 
Dates: 2012 Apr 21 to 2012 Apr 25

Ontario Wine Society Halton Chapter presents Earth Day in the Vineyard

Saturday April 21, 2012

Southbrook Vineyards

581 Niagara Stone Road, RR4 Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, L0S 1J0

12:00 Noon Members $55, Non-members $65

(Includes: lunch, vineyard tour and tasting)


What better way to celebrate Earth day than to spend an afternoon in the vineyard. Southbrook Vineyard’s is Ontario’s pioneer of organic and biodynamic viticultural practices. In 2008 they were awarded the Gold level of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for their winery building, the first award of its kind to any winery in Canada.

Join us for a fabulous afternoon as we wander the vineyard and learn how herbal teas and lunar energy play a part in the biodynamic process. As we leave the vineyard we will head into the winery for an opportunity to taste the impact of the unique viticultural methods. Once our tour is complete we will enjoy a delectable lunch prepared with local ingredients paired with Southbrook’s finest wines. If you wish to stay overnight  in Niagara on the Lake call 905-980-0346 or 1-866-226-4730 for reservations.

A Night to Remember – Irish Harp Pub to host Titanic-Themed Dinner

A night to remember in Niagara on the Lake, Ontario, Canada

Irish Harp Pub to host Titanic-themed dinner

A night to remember. Trevor Smyth, owner of The Irish Harp Pub in Niagara-on-the-Lake, will be honouring the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic with a special dinner event on April 12, 2012.
Get out your boarding passes, the Irish Harp is taking people on a journey back in time for a night to remember.

On April 10, 1912, the RMS Titanic, dubbed the ‘unsinkable ship,’ set sail from Southampton, England, with a final destination of New York City, N.Y. Operated by White Star Line, at the time of her maiden voyage she was the largest ship afloat, carrying 2,224 passengers, including some of the wealthiest people in the world.

However, five days after its departure the ‘unsinkable’ ship collided with an iceberg in the North Atlantic and did what no one thought possible: it sank. More than 1,500 people died in what many call one of the deadliest maritime disasters in history.

Over the years the legend of Titanic and her story have lived on through movies, literature, and song. For many, including Trevor Smyth owner of The Irish Harp Pub in Niagara-on-the-Lake, the mystery surrounding the ship has proven to be a lifelong fascination.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s first and last journey. To mark the occasion, Smyth is hosting a Titanic-themed dinner event, “A Night to Remember.”

His King Street pub will be transformed into the luxurious surroundings of the first-class dining hall, with replica dishes and table linens, servers dressed in period costume, and the exact 10-course menu that was served on the ship the night before it sank. Courses include lamb in mint sauce, roast duckling, Lyonnaise chicken, filet mignon Lili, roasted squab and cress and more. Smyth said they turned to the Titanic Historical Society for help understanding some of the outdated menu items, like vegetable marrow farci and punch romaine.

“We wanted to make it as authentic as possible,” said Smyth, who admits he’s had a lifelong fascination with the Titanic.

Growing up in Ireland, Smyth said he was always intrigued by the stories about the ship built in Belfast at Harland & Wolff, the world’s biggest shipyard at the time.

“I was always reading books and doing research on the Titanic,” he said, adding he was drawn to the many myths surrounding the ship and also the unanswered questions.

“Why were there not enough lifeboats, how did so many people die, why didn’t any of the other boats in the area get there quicker?” he rambled off, listing some of the questions that haunt people interested in the ship’s legend.

Some of those questions, he said, experts will attempt to answer during the question-and-answer portion of the night. Music will be provided by a string ensemble playing selections that would have been heard aboard the ship. There will also be rare footage of the Titanic’s departure, and memorabilia including letters from survivors and replica items.

Smyth will be dressing up as the ship’s captain, Edward John Smith, and the Irish Harp managers will be dressed as the ship’s officers.

Space will be limited for the event, with only 50 spots available. Smyth said seats are filling up fast and many of the guests have already indicated that they too will be coming dressed in costume. While it’s not a requirement, Smyth does encourage attendees to wear formal dress.

In lieu of tickets, guests will be given a reproduction of the White Star Line boarding pass that would have been used to board the Titanic.

“It’s going to be a great evening,” said Smyth.

The April 12 event kicks off at 7 p.m. The cost is $90 per person for the 10-course meal and evening activities.

The Irish Harp is located at 245 King St. in Niagara-on-the-Lake. To reserve a spot for “A Night to Remember” call 905-468-4443 .

If you’re looking for accommodations call 905-980-0346 or 1-866-226-4730 .


Niagara Historical Museum – Bicentennial of the War of 1812

For a list of Exhibitions, Programs and Events at the Niagara Historical Museum: visit: or call
905-468-3912 to get more information.

Feb 1- Dec 31, 2012 Exhibition on display re: Niagara on the Eve of War of 1812

1812 Lectures Series – 3rd Thursday of each month from March-September 2012

June, July and August 2012 – Petticoats, Boots and Muskets – 1812 Walking tour ad theatrical performance from Thursday-Sunday.

The events being hosted at the Niagara Historical Museum is a perfect opportunity for history buffs to get a first hand view of life in Niagara on the Lake on the eve of the War of 1812!!

Don’t miss out on the once in a lifetime opportunity.

Maria Rekrut – a personal invitation


I am personally inviting anyone who wants to get away from their hectic everyday life to come to and enjoy a relaxing time in  Niagara on the Lake.

It’s wonderful to walk through Niagara on the Lake and be enveloped and surrounded by our beautiful historic buildings.  You can enjoy Niagara while sitting in one of our charming outdoor cafes enjoying a cappuccino or a glass of Niagara wine watching the world go by.

For the cyclists and walkers,  you can cycle and walk safely throughout the town of Niagara,  there are delightful surprises awaiting you as you cycle on the Niagara Parkway.

You can stop and purchase fresh fruit on the bicycle route and then go for lunch at the wineries.  You can finish off your day by  taking an afternoon swim in Lake Ontario.  Niagara on the Lake is the “Prettiest Town in Canada” and was the First Capital of Canada. This year, in 2012, Niagara is celebrating 200 years of peace between Canada and the United States.  Every weekend there are many special events that you can participate in.

Come and stay in Niagara, enjoy the many activities being offered, de-stress, recharge and prepare to go back to your normal life.

Warmest Regards,

Maria Rekrut