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Friday, April 19, 2013

Twenty Valley Wineries offer a Wine Lovers Cookbook in addition to this year’s Get Fresh in the Valley Passport program

Vineland, ON – The wineries of the Twenty Valley have joined forces with local executive chefs to craft spring inspired recipes for the Get Fresh in the Valley Spring Cookbook.

 The cookbook is a special addition to the traditional passport program which invites wine lovers to sip new vintage and aromatic wines paired with spring inspired dishes at 24 wineries spanning from St. Catharines to Beamsville.

Passport holders will collect a recipe card at each stop along the Get Fresh route to complete the Get Fresh in the Valley Spring Cookbook.

Contributing chefs include: Justin Downes of Vineland Estates Restaurant, Frank Romano of On the Twenty Restaurant, Erik Peacock of Wellington Court, Pierre Bourget of The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge and of Michael Pasto of the Good Earth Food and Wine Co.

Sue-Ann Staff, President of the Twenty Valley Tourism Association and Winemaker at both Sue-Ann Staff Estate Winery and Megalomaniac – John Howard Cellars of Distinction recommends Get Fresh as, “the perfect opportunity for wine lovers to taste a portfolio of new vintage wines recently released by the wineries of the Twenty Valley and to learn about the great pairing ideas featured in the complimentary cookbook.”

Get Fresh takes place on the weekends of April 20&21, 27&28 and May 4&5, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Passports are $40.00(+HST) if purchased before April 1, 2013 and are $42.50(+HST) after April 1, 2013 and are valid for one taste-filled weekend.

Passports include a wine and food pairing at each participating winery, a Get Fresh in the Valley Cookbook and a free workshop (Saturdays only) at the Watering Can Flower Market in Vineland. Designated Driver passports are $30.00(+HST) and include a Cherry Lane Frozen Fruits signature cherry non-alcoholic mocktail and a food pairing at each winery.

Passports can be purchased through the Twenty Valley Tourism office at 905-562-3636 or online at twentyvalley.ca. Passports can also be purchased at the participating wineries. New for this year, passports can now be purchased through Tourism Niagara at the Gateway Information Centre in Grimsby, Ontario.

For a complete listing of the Get Fresh food and wine pairings and for details on accommodations and transportation packages visit twentyvalley.ca

Participating wineries include: 13th Street Winery, Angels Gate Estate Winery, Aure Wines, Calamus Estate Winery, Cave Spring Cellars, Creekside Estate Winery, De Sousa Wine Cellars, Di Profio Wines, Flat Rock Cellars, GreenLane Estate Winery, The Good Earth Food and Wine Co., Harbour Estates Winery, Henry of Pelham Family Estate Winery, Hernder Wines, Kacaba Vineyards and Winery, megalomaniac: John Howard Cellars of Distinction, Peninsula Ridge Estates Winery, Rosewood Estates Winery, Rockway Vineyards, Stoney Ridge Estate Winery, Sue-Ann Staff Winery, Tawse Winery, Thirty Bench Wine Makers and Vineland Estates Winery.

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Information: www.20valley.ca;(905) 562-3636

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