Event Details


Date: 5/3/2013 6:00 PM - 5/3/2013 9:30 PM

Address: 391 Washington Street, Buffalo

Phone: 716-873-9644 ext 0


Online reservations for WWI is closed. But reservations will still be taken by phone or at the door tonight.

The Buffalo History Museum inaugurates Wine War I, a new annual fundraising event that revels history and spirited times. The celebration takes place at the historic Hotel @ the Lafayette.  The event will present tastings from  vineyards of Southern Ontario and New York State and a sneak peek of firearms to be featured in the Museum exhibit By Fire and Sword: The War in the Niagara Theatre, 1812- 1814 , opening in September. Festivities include details that connect our bi - national region’s unique stories and an exquisite setting with sumptuous  food stations, locally produced wines, a silent auction, lively entertainment, a commemorative souvenir, and more.
The George Caldwell Quintet featuring the horns of the great Bobby Militello and Tim Clarke.

Call Alexis Grienert at 716.873.9644 ext.318 or at  agreinert@buffalohistory.org

Tickets $75. Non memembers;  $60. Members

   Epicurean Display Station of Imported and Domestic Cheeses

   Fresh Meats, Olives, Feta in Olive Oil with Seasonings,

   Roasted Peppers, Artichokes, Hummus, Fruits, Crackers and Artisan Breads
   Pita Points

   Carving Station of Roasted Turkey and Roast Beef
   with Assorted Rolls and Condiments

   Penne Pasta with Alfredo a la Vodka or Marinara Sauce
   Mixed Green or Caesar Salad

   Asst Miniature Desserts
   Coffee & Tea Service
Media Sponsors: Spree Magazine & ARTVOICE

Participating vineyards:

Leonard Oakes Estate Winery, Victorianbourg Wine Estate, The Winery at Marjim Manor, Schulze Vineyards & Winery, Midnight Run Wine Cellars, Black Willow Winery, Vizcarra Vineyards, Spring Lake Winery, Chateau Niagara Winery, Niagara Landing Wine Cellars, Long Cliff Vineyards, A Gust of Sun Winery 

Artifacts on exhibit:
Saber – used by Maj. Gen. Jacob Brown at the Battle of Sacketts Harbor May 29, 1813
Saber – used by Maj. Gen. Peter B. Porter during the War of 1812
Musket – used by Samuel Evers in defense of Buffalo, December 30, 1813
Commemorative Sword – presented to Lieut. Col. Nathan Towson by the citizens of Buffalo in 1814
Commemorative Sword – presented to Maj. Gen. Peter B. Porter NYSM by New York State, 1815
Canteen – wooden, “NYS Militia”
“War Camp” – watercolor by Peter B. Porter depicting his military encampment, 1812
Powder Horn – British, engraved, found on the Chippewa battlefield on July 5, 1814
Pitcher – commemorating The Battle of Lake Erie, “ We Have Met The Enemy and They Are Ours!", ca. 1820

  • An historic celebration! War of 1812 artifacts, delectable food, wines, silent auction, jazz, and more!
  • Menu
  • The George Caldwell Quintet featuring Bobby Militello