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Winter Wonderland 2022/23

The snow is flying and we're still pouring - for you!

Our 3rd annual Winter Wonderland is back! It's time for Ice Ice Baby!

Every weekend between December 10th to February 2023, come and enjoy the an amazing Winter Wonderland experience inside our transformed barrel room. Last year we sold out on most weekends so book now as to not miss out on this wonderful winter event.

Each weekend, we offer 3 intimate tasting experience times:
11am, 1pm, and 3pm.

As with years past, we have teamed up with Chef Chris from Vintage Hotels to create this year's tasting menu and Chef has come through once again!

This year, we are mixing it up and

Chilly and Garlic Cured Jumbo Shrimp
Sumac & Sea Salt Rubbed Beef Satay with Winter Truffle Aioli
Backed Brie and Cranberry Compote Tart

$90 per couple including a complimentary bottle of the
2019 Hare Sparkling Rosé

Twilight Jazz & Blues Series – Mark Eisenmann Trio

Monday, November 21st
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Jazz composers meets Tin Pan Alley! Mark is back with us to send us off into the winter season! Enjoy some classic jazz along with Neil Swanson on Bass, and Terry Clarke on drums, as they welcome us into the most wonderful time of the year!

Mark Eisenman on Piano
Mark Eisenman has performed with numerous eminent Canadian and U.S. jazz artists including the following: Art Farmer, Lew Tabackin, Barney Kessell, Ed Bickert, Rob McConnell, Guido Basso and Pat LaBarbera. As leader, Mark can contract musical ‘guests’ such as horn players and vocalists. Mark’s network of talent is constantly expanding with his teaching and accompanying work. He is also available for solo piano cocktail parties and other events. 

Neil Swainson on Bass
Neil Swainson was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada on November 15, 1955. He began working with Paul Horn in 1975, and played in his band for two years. Neil also backed up such musicians as Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, and Sonny Stitt. 

Terry Clarke on Drums
Terry Clarke was born in 1944, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He began displaying rhythmic aptitude at a very early age, and was just 12 years old when he began studying formally with noted drum teacher and author, Jim Blackley, Blackley was, and remains, a primary figure in Clarke’s continuing development as a musician.

The Hare Wine Co. is offering some delicious menu items to accompany your wine and jazz experience. A small cheese and charcuterie board for $20 + HST, as well as your choice of a 12-inch pizza for $22 + HST (Smoked duck, Pepperoni or Margarita.) Order in advance when you buy your tickets.

Twilight Jazz & Blues Series – Genevieve Marentette Quartet

Monday, December 5th
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Gigi is a unique song interpreter who will be curating songs from many eras and styles. From the 30s til the 80s, from the blues to Brazil and of course a little bit of seasonal music to get us into the holiday spirit!

Genevieve “Gigi” Marentette on Vocals
Genevieve (Gigi) Marentette has established herself as one of Toronto’s most recognizable and illustrious vocalists. “She has always had the type of voice and stage presence that mesmerizes an audience and is simply one of Canada’s finest singers.” Says Jaymz B. 

 

George Koller on Bass

Bassist, Composer and Producer George Koller has accumulated hundreds of wildly diverse performing and recording credits in his expansive musical career. A prolific composer and producer, yet recognized primarily as a bass player, George plays a variety of instruments, notably Indian stringed Instruments. 

 

Michael Shand on Piano

Over 30 years of performance worldwide has earned Michael Shand his place in the upper echelon of keyboardists in all of Canada. Despite, in just four years, having achieved a grade 9 Royal Conservatory of Music classical piano certification, his musicality has been deeply rooted in jazz, having been immersed in it since birth in the home. 


Ben Wittman on Drums

Percussionist, composer and producer Ben Wittman was raised in the creative and adventuresome atmosphere of Bennington College, Vermont during the ’60s and ’70s. He attended college at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston where he received a Bachelor in Jazz Performance. 

The Hare Wine Co. is offering some delicious menu items to accompany your wine and jazz experience. A small cheese and charcuterie board for $20 + HST, as well as your choice of a 12-inch pizza for $22 + HST (Smoked duck, Pepperoni or Margarita.) Order in advance when you buy your tickets.

Twilight Jazz & Blues Series – Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas

Monday, December 19th
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Enjoy the Music of a Charlie Brown Christmas with an intimate live jazz experience in the heart of wine country.  This show features Duncan Wilson on piano, Tyler Wagleron on the upright bass,  Adam Bowman on drums and special surprise guests.

Adam Bowman on Drums

Drummer and percussionist, Adam Bowman, has been a mainstay in both the Canadian and international music scenes for more than two decades. As a touring musician, Adam has been heard on stages across five continents with artists such as Juno-award winners Kellylee Evans and Carlos Morgan, Canadian independent music trail blazer Ember Swift, improvising guru VINX and country-folk songstress Dawn Langstroth, among many others.

Duncan Wilson on Piano

Duncan Wilson (b. 2002) is a Toronto-based pianist rooted in the bebop tradition. Born and raised in Orillia, Ontario, Duncan currently studies jazz performance at the University of Toronto. His teachers have included Chris Donnelly, Mike Murley, and Kelly Jefferson. 

Tyler Wagler on Upright Bass

For well over a decade Tyler Wagler has been an in-demand sideman in Canadian folk, roots, and reggae music.  He has been busy playing guitar and bass with artists such as The Human RightsDavid SeredaRaven Meets Lion, and many more. 

The Hare Wine Co. is offering some delicious menu items to accompany your wine and jazz experience. A small cheese and charcuterie board for $20 + HST, as well as your choice of a 12-inch pizza for $22 + HST (Smoked duck, Pepperoni or Margarita.) Order in advance when you buy your tickets.

Book Your Niagara-on-the-Lake Wine Package Today

Enjoy a selection of Niagara wines and artisan charcuterie lunch with The Hare Wine Co. by booking a one-on-one or large group reservation today. Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect destination for romantic getaways and groups looking to escape the 9-5 or the bustling city of Toronto for a weekend. Give us a call or reserve your tasting package online.

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Winery Hours:
Daily: Open 10am–5pm
December 25 – Closed
Location
The Hare Wine Co.
769 Niagara Stone Road,
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

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