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History in the Vineyard cooks up another gourmet take-out dinner
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Ravine, Garrison House and Ruffino’s help with Friends of Fort George, historical society fundraiser

The Friends of Fort George, the Niagara Historical Society and Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery have teamed up again to host an at-home fundraising dinner to celebrate Black History Month.

After a successful kickoff in December, the second History in the Vineyard dinner on Feb. 11 will feature gourmet food from three Niagara-on-the-Lake restaurants and a chance to support Niagara’s history.

All proceeds from the evening will help support projects of the Friends of Fort  George, the Niagara Historical Society and Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum.

Paul Harber, proprietor of Ravine, who also sits on the museum board, said he’s happy to support local history.

“The history of Niagara is one thing I think everybody can agree on that needs to be protected and supported and always a focal point of what makes Niagara-on-the-Lake not just a great place to visit, but one of the reasons everybody loves to live here,” he said.

“It’s a great opportunity for two nonprofits to be supported. And everybody to get a really good night in. During these times we really can’t do much else, so it’s a great opportunity to try out three restaurants and support two good not-for-profits.

Amy Klassen from the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum said the historical society and the Friends of Fort George were “thrilled” with the community support for the December fundraiser.

“We raised close to $8,000 in support of the Niagara Historical Society and Friends of Fort George, while also supporting three local restaurants: Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, The Garrison House and Ruffino’s Pasta Bar & Grill,” Klassen said.

Tony Chisholm, president of the Friends of Fort George, said, “All three restaurants are back for this special fundraiser and have prepared a very special menu with lots of choices. The food will be distributed in special containers that can go directly in the oven to be heated up.”

With each ticket purchase, diners can buy up to two bottles of Ravine’s Sand & Gravel wine for $10 each.

The evening also includes links highlighting Black History Month.

Tickets at $100 per person are on sale at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/niagara-historical-society/events/history-in-the vineyard-at-home/ 

The ticket price includes a $40 charitable tax receipt.