Beach Riesling

lake ontarioNHAfter sleeping through alarms and a later than anticipated start, we arrived in Prince Edward County in time for lunch at Norman Hardie’s.  We snagged a seat in the shade, and pizza hot from the wood oven arrived soon after with some cold County Chardonnay. The winery was hopping for a Monday. Amidst the soundtrack of clinking glasses and wine chatter, we mapped out our next stops in the county.  With only a short day to get away to one of our favourite places in Ontario, we planned to squeeze in as many wineries and breweries as we could before hitting the beach.  But we never made it past Norm’s. Continue reading

Wine County, Ontario

PEC (1)pec (1 of 1)Fall colours, summer sunshine, French onion grilled cheese, scenic drives, good people, and (of course) delicious wines. Not a bad way to spend a Monday.devil's wishbonepec (1 of 2)PEC (2)hinterlandWith vineyards in the region just starting their harvest, we made it down for a quick winery blitz in the county. (Thanks to Devil’s Wishbone, Exultet Wines, Lighthall Vineyard, and Hinterland Wine Company for the hospitality and wine chats on our short tour!) As usual, Prince Edward County left me wanting more. Cheers, PEC. Hope to see you again soon! exultetpec2poppy cafepecounty

County Cruising

20130805-151457.jpg20130805-151521.jpgI hope you all enjoyed wonderful lazy long weekends. I hope you got outside and soaked up the sun. I hope you got to put your feet up and pick sweet corn out of your teeth. And if it wasn’t a long weekend where you are, I sure hope your Monday was marvellous. 20130805-152223.jpg20130805-152200.jpgWe spent the long weekend in Prince Edward County; a mini getaway, not too far from home. Sand dunes, big brews, the country’s fastest growing wine region, summer harvests, quality people and small town charms — the weekend could have been an ad for Ontario tourism. (Yours to discover!)20130805-152700.jpg20130805-152711.jpg