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History in the Vineyard fundraiser returns
File photo/Grapes grow in NOTL. (Richard Harley)

The Friends of Fort George, NOTL Museum and Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery are hosting another History in the Vineyard (at home) fundraiser on May 20, just in time for the Victoria Day long weekend.

“With this dinner, we will be commemorating the 209th anniversary of the Battle of Fort George with a special video presentation that is being prepared by our volunteer committee,” notes Amy Klassen, the Niagara-on-the-Lake Museum’s director of finance and marketing.

Previous History in the Vineyard fundraisers have been a great source of income for both museum and the Friends of Fort George, says Friends president Tony Chisholm.

All proceeds from the evening will help to support ongoing projects of the Friends and the museum/historical society.

More than 200 tickets were sold for the last one, on Feb. 11. It brought in "thousands of needed dollars for both organizations, while also supporting three local restaurants: Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery, the Garrison House, and Ruffino’s Pasta Bar & Grill,” says Chisholm.

COVID restrictions mean it will again be a take-out/delivered event. The three chefs have prepared a special menu with lots of choices. The food will be distributed in special containers that can go directly in the oven to be warmed up.

With each ticket purchase, you can also purchase up to two bottles of Ravine’s Sand & Gravel wine for $10 per bottle. The evening will feature a historical presentation about the Battle of Fort George.

Tickets at $100 per person, are now on sale and can be purchased at or The price includes a $40 tax receipt.