Quincy Cellars hosts a Sunday-for-a-cause chicken BBQ picnic August 7, 2016, from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., rain or shine! The Tennessee Backporch band will perform. The event benefits the Veterans Miracle Center out of Erie. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at Mihalak’s Guns in Cranesville, the UPS store at 2501 West 12th Street, Erie or from the Veterans Miracle Center Erie.
A ticket includes the live music, one drink and one trip through the picnic buffet. Choose from Quincy Cellars award-winning wines or newly released 7 Sins Brewery hand-crafted beers. Soft drinks are available too. Wine selections include Cayuga white, Vidal blanc, Niagara, Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Chancellor and dry and sweet Concords. The beers include Gluttony – a Stout; Envy – an Amber Ale; and Lust, the 7 Sins Brewery Cherry Wheat.
As far as the dinner goes, it will not be your everyday picnic – Quincy Cellars is known for its delicious foods served only for special events with Master chef and owner Kevin Daughrity creating amazing menus and meals. He and his staff will barbeque chicken and serve it buffet-style along with locally sourced, home-made potato salad, freshly baked corn bread, baked beans and a local seasonal vegetable.
Meanwhile Tennessee Backporch will pick and sing. This variety band is well known in Erie, playing numerous weddings and events since 1980 so it is likely you have heard them – and won’t want to miss this opportunity. In fact, Tennessee Backporch is so good they have a standing gig at the Presque Isle casino! And they are kind-hearted, performing in support of this budding charitable organization, Veterans Miracle Center of Erie and the vets it serves.
The Veterans Miracle Center Erie (VMCE) is a newly formed agency, created in January of 2015 as a non-profit agency assisting veteran and active-duty military families. It was modeled after The Veterans Miracle Center of Albany, New York and serves Northwestern Pennsylvania. The VMCE mission is to offer real solutions that will enhance the lives of the people it serves. The VMCE provides clothing, personal care and hygiene products, houseware items, ambulatory equipment, children’s toys and much more — additionally, specialists are available to provide veterans, military personnel and families counseling for personal needs, jobs, housing and finances. All goods and services are available free-of-charge to veterans, personnel and their immediate household.
Quincy is grateful to have the opportunity to offer support to those individuals who protect all of us. We salute all veterans and military families.
In celebration of women, Quincy Cellars hosts LUNAFEST Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 7. LUNAFEST is a film festival created by, for and about women. The traveling festival presents short films around the country with the mission to connect women through film and charity.
What a fun and provocative means to connect us, through film. Films or movies have a profound way of making a point and telling a story through original characters, cinematography and music – the LUNAFEST shorts include narratives, documentaries, stories and comedies. In reading the film guide, I know I am excited to see this year’s acclaimed screening and especially First World Problems about a tired housewife who loses her car in a shopping mall and finds that everyday problems can open a door to a whole new world.
The film show is 90 minutes long with a total of 6 features – the other five include: Balsa Wood, a light-hearted short about mixed-race siblings who visit with their extended Filipino family; Beach Flags and Boxeadora are about international athletes trying to break barriers for women in their countries; Finding June has a more serious tone taking us through the emotional journey of a deaf woman going through a breast cancer diagnoses and finally, Raising Ryland is from a parent’s perspective of raising a young child through the transgender experience.
LUNAFEST is also a fund-raiser and lucky for us, through Quincy Cellars’ community outreach efforts, we can be entertained, inspired and give back by attending this event. Quincy Cellars hosts the film fest while all profits go to two charities. All the profits from the event on May 7 will go to local club, LinkedbyPink.org while Quincy Cellars has donated funds to the Breast Cancer Fund, a national charitable organization deemed by LUNAFEST.
Linked by Pink is a non-profit organization out of Erie that offers support to young women and their families affected by breast cancer. Its mission is to increase awareness of young breast cancer while raising funds provide emotional and financial support for local (within a 45-mile radius of Erie) patients and their families.
Tickets are available at the door for $25 – light appetizers, a glass of wine, a viewing of this nationally acclaimed film festival and a donation to the local charity, LinkedbyPink, are all included! Come at 5:00 p.m. to get a good seat, savor the fare and wine, enjoy the Wine Cellar and overall space. The show starts at 6:00 p.m.
Just like the women filmmakers and those fighting breast cancer, LUNAFEST is going strong – come be a part of the 25,000 plus attendees this year!
We are recognized for our lovely event space and working with brides to create the most amazing storybook wedding day ever.
Beyond that, we have just begun to extend our reach – and become a helping hand in the community. With the community, we bring attention to and assist organizations doing important humanitarian work in and around Chautauqua County. Quincy Cellars will partner with you in presenting your agency’s fundraiser. Host an event at our site or, sell our wines and your organization reaps the profits.
Recently we partnered with the Northern Chautauqua Canine Rescue (NCCR) to host a Cocktails and Color event.
The funds raised at the event went to NCCR. NCCR, formed in 1999 is a non-profit no-kill shelter helping the neediest dogs and puppies in our area – the strays, orphaned and abandoned – dogs are not euthanized but instead given a second chance at life, thanks to the community’s support.
If you are not familiar with Cocktails and Color – it is a local business that runs trendy DIY “sip and paint” programs. Here is how it works – first, NCCR decided to host a Cocktails and Color program at Quincy Cellars to meet their fundraising needs. Next, an artist, Kate Tarkowski of Westfield, with Cocktails and Color, was commissioned to design a scene especially for the NCCR event. Community members were invited to come join the fun – attendees were asked to pay a fee which was allocated to the cost of the event and to NCCR.
On the day of the event, the artist gave out all the necessary art supplies and instructed participants in creating their own version of the day’s painting. Participants sipped on wine while painting to get the creative juices flowing! In the end “amateur” painters get to paint in a pleasant setting, without messing up their own home, and take home a one-of-a-kind painting s/he made while contributing to a worthy cause!
Corks for Causes is another charitable offering from Quincy Cellars. It is a fundraising program for organizations in search for ideas to raise funds. Quincy offers a variety of wine packages and single bottles to be sold. The charity gets to keep 30% of the total profit!
Think of it like Girl Scout cookies, the scouts, or your volunteers, take products – in this case, wine – to the consumer, the consumer buys the wine, you deliver it and your organization raises funds! Genius.
We have a package that will suit every wine lover- one is the 1. Family and Friends package – it includes three bottles of wine – Nocturnal, Seyval and Enthrall – offering a balance of dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines. Sure to please any palate. And 2. White Wine Lovers including Vidal Blanc, Syval Blanc and Niagara – a trio of crips and refreshing white wines. Consumers could also choose a single bottle of say, Quincy’s Concord or Noiret.
Customers could also pick Sensory Winery blends such as Perdition, a slightly acidic and smoky dry red wine. Slightly tannic with ripe strawberry notes – or, Enthrall, a blush wine with ever-so-slight hints of sweetened grapefruit. Like adult grape candy, not overly sweet, with a good balance of tartness.
Individual bottle prices range from $12.50 to $18.50 and the packages start at $25.00 and go up to $48.00.
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