Château des Charmes, located at 1025 York Road in Niagara–On–The–Lake, welcomes you to the Earth & Sky Film Nights and Music Markets taking place this summer between May and September. Enjoy feature films under the stars, live music performances, a variety of food trucks, local artisans and gourmet snacks, and wines by-the-glass. Surrounded by the renowned St. David’s Bench Vineyard, Château des Charmes is the perfect place this summer to enjoy locally made fare in a family-friendly atmosphere.
Pack a blanket or lawn-chair, get comfortable and enjoy nominated/award winning music-featured films at Earth & Sky Film Nights. Presented by Planet 3 Communications, screenings are set for May 23, June 30, July 31 and September 4 – rain or shine. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and films at dusk. Gourmet snacks will be provided by Bombero’s Gourmet NachosBombero’s Gourmet Nachos and The Yellow Pear.
Château des Charmes was founded in 1978 by Paul Bosc, a fifth generation French winegrower. Paul and his young family arrived in Niagara in the 1960’s with the idea that growing their own grapes was the best way to make fine wine. More than ever, they believe in this Estate Winery model and make their wine only from grapes grown on their own vineyards.
The Bosc family believes they are custodians of the land. From the beginning they have been committed to using sustainable practices and are charter members of Sustainable Winegrowing Ontario. Paul and his team are meticulous. They use modern science and a lot of TLC to coax the best out of every vine. And with more than 30 vintages in their vineyards they think they now know which varieties grow best in which spot. But there is always more to learn. They believe their groundbreaking research with unique grape varieties will blaze a trail to the future of the Canadian wine industry.
Live music and good-eats make up Earth & Sky Music Markets with performances from local up-and-coming bands and mouth-watering food from some of the region’s finest culinary talents. Relax and enjoy the music while browsing the locally produced artisan products. And of course, sip on delicious wines grown by the Bosc family right in our backyard. The events run from noon – 6 p.m. on May 24, July 1, August 3 and September 7.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.fromtheboscfamily.com for $15 + tax per date (includes 1 GoVino glass and complimentary glass of wine) or $44 + tax for all four dates (includes 1 GoVino glass per package plus a glass of wine). Ticket packages for Earth & Sky Film Nights and Earth & Sky Music Markets are sold separately.
EARTH & SKY SCHEDULE:
SATURDAY, MAY 23, doors open 7:30 p.m. – Film Night
Damien Chazelle, USA, 2014, 107 min, English, Rated 14A
A promising young drummer enrolls at a cut-throat music conservatory where his dreams of greatness are mentored by an instructor who will stop at nothing to realize a student’s potential.
The Cunninghams, http://www.thecunninghamsband.com/
This Toronto-based indie rock band calls their style “high class rock n’ roll”. From original songs to classic covers this trio bounds with energy that will leave you groovin’ in your seat or looking for the nearest dance floor.
Food Trucks & Vendors: Avella’s Wood Fired Oven, The Dirty South, The Salted Pig, Tide & Vine, Gourmet Nacho Cart, Lovin’ From The Oven, Gelato di Carlotta and Fit to Grill.
Artisans & Purveyors: Tall Earth, Small Batch Co., Niagara Artist Studio, Letters From Niagara, New World Vintners, Kat Serediuk and My Tea Brew.
François Girard, USA, 2014, 103 min, English, Rated PG
A troubled and angry 11-year-old orphan from a small Texas town, ends up at a Boy Choir school back East after the death of his single mom. Completely out of his element, he finds himself in a battle of wills with a demanding Choir Master who recognizes a unique talent in this young boy as he pushes him to discover his creative heart and soul in music.
Awards: Valladolid International Film Festival – Nominated for Best Film
The LIFTS, http://www.theliftsband.com/
Blues-tinted grunge? Psychedelic infused funk? An icy winter waltz by Toronto’s harbor docks? How about carnival-esque David Gilmour by way of Santana’s “Black Magic Woman”? However weird your thing, consider this band to be your new dealer.
Inside Llewyn Davis
Ethan Coen/Joel Coen, USA, 2013, 104 min, English, Rated 14A
In 1961 New York City, folk singer Llewyn Davis is at a crossroads. Guitar in hand, he struggles against seemingly insurmountable obstacles to make a name for himself in the music world, but so far, success remains elusive. Relying on the kindness of both friends and strangers, Llewyn embarks on an odyssey that takes him from the streets of Greenwich Village to a Chicago club, where awaits a music mogul who could give him the big break that he desperately needs.
Awards: American Film Institute – 2014 Movie of the Year, Cannes Film Festival – 2013 Grand Prize of the Jury, CinEuphoria Awards – Best Actor for Oscar Isaac, Gotham Awards – 2013 Best Film, London Critics Circle Film Awards – 2013 Screenwriter of the Year for Joel and Ethan Coen.
The Juliets, https://www.facebook.com/thejulietsmusic
After extensive touring across Canada Levi Wallace, Myles Rogers and Nathaniel Rustenburg decided it was time to move from the safe suburbs of Niagara and take on the louder, busier city of Toronto. Finding inspiration in this new chapter of their lives “The Juliets” wrote songs based on the new experiences they encountered.
Teaming up with mentor/producer Nathan Ferraro (The Midway State) the boys are set to release their new record “In the Morning” March 31st, 2015.
Seymour: An Introduction
Ethan Hawke, USA, 2014, 84 min, English, Rated G
Meet Seymour Bernstein: a beloved pianist, teacher and true inspiration who shares eye-opening insights from an amazing life. Ethan Hawke helms this poignant guide to life.
Awards: Heartland Film – 2015 Truly Moving Picture Award
Jane’s Party, http://www.janesparty.com/
Indie pop-rock band from Toronto influenced by The Band, Dr. Dog and Grizzly Bear. Their contagious guitar licks and playful harmonies make them the perfect end-of-summer party band that will leave you thinking you may have just seen the next best thing.