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Join us for 1st Annual Summer Solstice Handmade Market at the Wine Visitor + Education Centre

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Saturday June 18th from 12PM – Dusk
Sunday June 19th from 12PM – 7PM

Join us for the awesome 1st Annual Summer Solstice Handmade Market at the Wine Visitor + Education Centre, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. Admission is $6 (under 16 free). Visit for more information.

Shopping with 100 Artisan Vendors

Featuring artisans offering Jewellery, Hand-Sewn Bags, Fashion Accessories, Preserves, Natural Bath + Body Products, Original Art, Designer + Children’s Clothing, Home Decor, Artisan Wood Products and Time Pieces, Leather Goods, Hand Bound Books, Gourmet Food Trucks, Wine by the Glass, Live Music and more!

See the full list of artisans.

Sip & Stroll

Niagara College wine will available by the glass … you can sip as you stroll! The Niagara College brewery (also on campus) will be open and available for tours, samples and purchases as well.

Savour Gourmet Fare

Featuring gourmet food trucks including:

Mark Lalama Trio Live Concert

Grab some dinner from the food trucks and enjoy a live concert on the main stage featuring the Mark Lalama Trio in their only Niagara appearance this summer! Special opening act Ariana Gillis. Saturday evening from 5pm till dusk.

Read all about the concert by clicking here.

Mother’s Day Brunch – Sold Out

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This event is sold out!

Our 2016 Mother’s Day Brunch will take place Sunday, May 8th.

  • Seatings: 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
  • Price: $32.95/person; $14.95/children ages 6-12; no charge/children ages 5 & under

Download the menu

High Tea at Benchmark

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Tea cup and a platter of treatsJoin us for a Traditional High Tea with Tea Sommelier Presentation
June 4th, 2016 from 1:30-4:30pm

  • $30/person
  • $12/princess or prince

(+ HST + Gratuity)
Reserve now! Call 905-641-2252, extension 4623 or email Sarah Scott.

Junior Culinary Team Canada Ice Syrup on Sale

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Two bottles of ice syrupPressed from the grapes of Niagara College and local vineyards, proceeds from this limited edition Cabernet Franc and Vidal ice syrup support the Junior Culinary Team Canada.

Cost: $45/per bottle, or $80/for two.

To order, please call Benchmark Restaurant at 905-641-2252, ext 4618, or email Get recipe ideas at

First Annual Brewmaster’s Dinner

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Brewmaster's DinnerJoin us at Benchmark for our first annual Brewmaster’s Dinner, March 23, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.! This is a four-course dinner (menu coming soon), with pairings perfectly selected and introduced by our Brewmaster Jon Downing and Chef Alex of Benchmark Restaurant. Parting gifts will be given to all attendees at the end of the evening.

Tickets are $100/person (taxes and gratuities are included). Purchase your tickets today at the Benchmark Restaurant, NC Teaching Winery, or NC Teaching Brewery at Niagara College’s Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus. Seats are limited; reserve your tickets now: call Elisabeth Vint at 905-641-2252, extension 4071 or Sarah Scott at 905-641-2252, extension 4623.

Updated Menu!

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Make sure to check out our new winter menu!

Valentine’s Day

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Benchmark! Our Valentine’s Day menu will be available for our dinner service on February 12, 13, & 14, 2016.

  • Three Course Dinner: $45 per person (+ taxes & gratuities).
    Includes appetizer, entrée & dessert
  • Four Course Dinner: $55 per person (+ taxes & gratuities).
    Choice of two appetizers, entrée & dessert

View our special Valentine’s Day menu or make your reservation today!

Benchmark winner of 2015 RBC Niagara Licensee of the Year Award

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Winner of the RBC Niagara Licensee of the Year Award 2015It’s a vintage year for Benchmark Restaurant. Read more

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