Recipe for the perfect summer night: Chad Brownlee and Fielding Estate Winery

“Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.”
–        Plautus   

School is done, the sun is out and the grapes are flowering – it’s clear summer is in the air. And while that may be reason enough to celebrate, how about pairing live outdoor music with stunning scenery, luscious wine, fresh food and great friends?

Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter Chad Brownlee is helping do just that by bringing his heartfelt vocals and high energy to Fielding Estate Winery in Niagara’s Beamsville Bench on July 6 for Live in the Vinesan outdoor country music concert like you’ve never experienced before.

Set in the vineyard of one of the region’s most coveted wineries overlooking Lake Ontario, Live in the Vines will give fans the opportunity to get up-close-and-personal with the star while enjoying fresh bites from local food trucks and sipping on Fielding favourites.

You may have heard his new hit single Crash on country music radio or stumbled upon the song’s YouTube video (counting about 65,000 views so far). Perhaps you saw the 28-year-old Kelowna-native on CMT or watched him perform during his Boys of Fall tour with Dallas Smith last year. Or, maybe you recognize his name from the hockey roster where his career as a defenceman made him a draft pick for the Vancouver Canucks in 2003.

Any which way, Chad Brownlee has risen to the top of Canadian country music charts since his debut hit single in 2009, The Best That I Can Do, and continues to shine on the concert stage and awards stage. He won five BCCMA Awards in 2011, including Album of the Year and Entertainer of the Year, and was the recipient of the Rising Star Award at the CCMA’s that same year. In 2012, Brownlee was nominated for the CCMA’s Male Artist of the Year award and most recently, received a Juno Award nomination for his album, Love Me or Leave Me.

Hockey player-turned-country music star Chad Brownlee | Photo by Stephanie Brooks

And while evidently highly praised, the artist maintains a modest outlook and stays true to his roots – and fans. Brownlee brings this down-to-earth vibe to Fielding where his Live in the Vines performance will kick-off the vineyard’s live concert series for 2013 – a great way to start the summer in a venue far from city lights and traffic signs.

But not that far.

The grape vines that line the Fielding estate lie a mere 20 minutes from St. Catharines and Niagara Falls, 10 minutes away from Grimsby and an hour’s drive from Toronto, making the setting a convenient site for show-goers across the GTA and around the province.

Fielding Estate Winery's lodge through grape vines

Fielding Estate Winery’s lodge through grape vines (Source: Fielding Winery)

Whether you favour the berry and oak notes of Pinot Noir or savour the nutty and tropical flavours of Chardonnay, the winery produces your favourites in its 20-acre vineyard. Fielding has made a name for itself as a local, family-run business with a national presence and reputation for high quality. President Curtis Fielding was named Grape Grower of the Year for 2012/2013, reflecting the team’s passion and commitment to stellar winemaking in its state-of-the-art facility.

So don’t miss out as fans, wine lovers, families and friends come together to enjoy live music, fresh air and great wine to kickstart the season: the recipe for the perfect summer night.

Get your tickets now for the premiere vineyard concert in the region: Live in the Vines. Tickets are going fast, so click here to purchase today before they sell out.


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