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Aug. 19, 2019 | Monday
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Frogpond winery brings art to the vineyard
Jens Gemmrich, owner of Frogpond Farms Organic Wines is hosting the annual Art in the Vineyard on June 22 and 23. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

Art in the Vineyard is a free alternative to large summer festivals this June. Frogpond Farm Organic Wines will again host the annual event on June 22 and 23.

Jens Gemmrich, owner of Frogpond, said he is busy getting ready for the annual public event at the end of the month.

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on both days, the property will be full of Ontario artists and vendors, set up under tents around the farm on Larkin Road.

Wine tastings and catered snacks will also be available.

Employees will pour samples of Frogpond’s organic wines inside the retail shop and outside on the farm.

Gemmrich said it’s a nice weekend to spend on the farm. “It’s a fun day, you can stroll around and look at the art, have a glass of wine, have some fun, have some food.”

While there will be some food and craft vendors, Gemmrich said the event is really all about the art.

“Art and wine go together. Really, culture and wine go together. It was a good fit,” he said.

He has been holding the event for several years, but can’t quite recall exactly when it began. His daughter is a lover of art, which might be why he started it, he said.

Since its inception, the event has grown from about six artists in the first year to 30 last year, said Lidija Biro, a marketer for Frogpond.

The quaint property provides a “closer to the Earth” vibe, she added.

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