PRESS RELEASE – January 18th 2017
The 2017 Winemaker’s Barrel Club
Join our exclusive
Winemaker’s Barrel Club today!
Looking for a unique gift or wine experience?
Enjoy the pride of ownership?
Want to stock your cellar with fine wines at significant savings?
and then taste Peninsula Ridge wines from your very own barrel!
Barrel Club members are invited to Club Appreciation Nights in the spring and post-harvest and group Barrel Tastings throughout the year.
*a $350.00 gift card on enrolment
Enrol today to avoid disappointment as the enrolment deadline for 2017 is July 31st 2017
2017 Winemaker’s Barrel Club Form
PRESS RELEASE – July 8th 2016
Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery doubles sponsorship to cover two equally good submissions
Hawkwatch scholarship winners announced
which was sponsored by Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery.
Pictured from left are John Stevens, Glenn Barnett, scholarship winner Eric Geenan, Peninsula Ridge president Norm Beal, Bruce Mackenzie and scholarship winner Zakhar Husak.
GRIMSBY — Learning about the annual hawk migration, and participating in the counting of those hawks, has paid off for two local high school students.
This year, Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch made a post-secondary scholarship available to area youth with the support of a local winery. Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery provided $500 towards the program. However, when scoring the students’ submissions, there were two winners of equal calibre, and winery owner Norm Beal offered up funding for a second scholarship. Eric Geenan and Zakhar Husak, both of Hamilton, were each granted a $500 scholarship to put towards their post secondary education.
“The committee was extremely pleased with the contribution and expertise of Eric’s and Zakhar’s work at hawkwatch,” said Bruce Mackenzie, hawkwatch director. “They doubled the number of hours required at Beamer this spring and really showed their interest in studying hawk ecology. The generous contribution from Peninsula Ridge Winery is so important to the further contribution of this citizen science project and helping out with the future of these young students of science.”
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, students had to put in a minimum of 15 volunteer hours with the annual hawk migration count, which runs from March 1 to mid May. Students also had to pen two essays — the first outlining their interest in the biology of raptors, their migration or on the cultural significance of the annual migration, the second on the information they gleaned from participating in the annual count.
“Peninsula Ridge is proud to be a contributor to such a worthy cause,” said winery owner Norm Beal. “Connecting today’s youth with our unique and local ecology is extremely important if we are to ensure long-term sustainability of our natural environment.”
This year marked the 42nd year for volunteer raptor count at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area. Each spring, volunteers are situated at the escarpment conservation area daily to count the number of birds of prey flying overhead as they make their way to their nesting habitats after spending the cold months down south. On average, 15,000 migrating raptors are spotted each year ranging from the common turkey vulture to bald eagles and American kestrels. The data is submitted to the Hawk Migration Association of North America and is used to develop policy for protecting raptor species.
For more information, visit www.niagarapeninsulahawkwatch.org.
A vintage for the hawks
Amanda Moore/Staff Photo
Pictured are winery president Norm Beal and PRH director Bruce Mackenzie.
Grimsby Lincoln News
BEAMSVILLE — Sip some premium pinot while supporting a local environmental organization.
Peninsula Ridge Estate Winery is continuing its support of the Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch with the release of its latest vintage — Falcon’s Nest. One dollar from every bottle of the 2013 pinot noir sold will be donated to organization with maintains an annual count of birds of prey during the spring months. The count serves as a biological indicator of ecosystem health and is maintained entirely by dedicated volunteers.
Earlier this year, the winery donated funds to provide scholarships to local youth for participating in the annual observation.
“Niagara Peninsula Hawkwatch is so important to the community,” said Norm Beal, winery president. “They do great work to protect raptors and other birds in the area.”
Falcon’s Nest is a single vineyard pinot noir using grapes from the McNally vineyard. The wine was aged in French oak for 24 months. The wine was released July 9 and retails for $19.95. The vintage is available exclusively at the winery, 5600 King St., Beamsville.
Every year from March to mid May volunteers with NPH are stationed daily at Beamer Memorial Conservation Area to record the number of birds of pretty flying overhead as they make their way to nesting habitats. An average of 15,000 birds are counted each year
PRESS RELEASE – January 27th 2016
The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada by OpenTable Diners
The Restaurant at Peninsula Ridge is pleased to announce that we’ve been named one of the 100 Best Restaurants in Canada based on OpenTable diner reviews! This award was determined by more than 275,000 reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners over the last year across Canada.
“We are tremendously pleased to have received this very special recognition from Open Table and our patrons. We strive every day to provide a world class customer experience and pride ourselves on our quality, service and commitment to local ingredients” said Norm Beal owner.
Thanks to all the diners who helped us earn this accolade in Canada. Be sure to reserve in advance, now that the word is out. Your table is waiting!