News and Events
We have had a very enjoyable and succesful time participating in Farmers’ Markets this Summer and will continue with some further indoor winter markets. The first is at The Stop/Wychwood Barns on Dec 10th , 2016, from 8 am till Noon. Keep posted for more Wychwood dates and some Sorauren dates coming up.
Merry Makers Holiday Market
We will be pouring our wines at the Pitchfork Company’s artisan market on Fri Dec 9th , from 6-9 pm. It’ll be a great place to find unique gifts from selected makers while enjoying a glass of our wine! See www.pitchforkcompany.com for details.
We are now selling coffee in our winery tasting room in support of the Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory.
We now have available local tasty food that customers can obtain at modest cost and eat on our attractive new patio or in our tasting room, depending on the weather. Artisanal cured meats from La Cultura Salumi (Belleville), award winning cheddar cheese and cheese curds from Empire Cheese Co-op (Campbellford), fresh buffalo mozzarella from Macioca Farms (Montreal) and baguettes from the Pastry House in Picton are available. A glass of one of our wines that matches what you choose is also a good idea!
Gourmet Dinner with Wine
The Ontario Wine Society has organized their final dinner for the year with our winemaker at the Peter Pan Bistro in Toronto on Wed Nov 23rd. Some of the featured wines at the dinner are no longer available at our winery so it will be a good event to catch! Please see the OWS website for tickets and details.
In Prince Edward County we celebrate the end of harvest and the successful burying of the vines to protect them from the winter cold by observing Wassail. It is a time of feasting, drinking and merriment, which is traditionally also a way of thanking the gods for a good harvest and appealing to them to smile on next year’s harvest. Each year, there are 3 weekends devoted to Wassail; the last two weekends of November (Nov 19 & 20 and Nov 26 & 27), and the first weekend of December (Dec 3 & 4). Our own Colin and Mary have been crowned King and Queen of Wassail for 2016! Each weekend we will be offering Queen Mary’s delicious turkey and vegetarian pot pies which pair perfectly with all of King Colin’s wines and we offer Royal mulled wine or non-alcoholic apple cider as well. We are again accepting donations for the Wellington Food Bank, which serves an important need in our Prince Edward County community. Weather permitting, we’ll have a bonfire burning outside each weekend. Please join us in this celebration.
Prince Edward County
Prince Edward County has become a major tourist attraction due to its pastoral beauty, the Sandbanks Provincial Park on Lake Ontario, and a profusion of arts and crafts, excellent restaurants and wineries. It is only 2-3 hours’ drive from major cities such as Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa. Many small hotels and quaint B&B houses offer warm and welcoming lodging. For more information, visit http://www.pec.on.ca/