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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wine, Wine, Wine ... A Trip to Terroir

Saturday Barb, Ron and I (3 means in an SUV) headed off to Terroir, a celebration of the wine makers and the wine from Canada's newest wine region - Prince Edward County.

The Prince Edward region, located on the shores of Lake Ontario near Picton, is quickly becoming known for it's outstanding vineyards and award winning wines. The 'County' boasts 34 wineries and Terroir, held in Picton, was an invitation to learn about the these wine makers and their product. With our admission tickets we were handed a glass and invited to sample the wines from 19 different wineries while several local chefs, culinary students and cheese producers prepared a deluge of appetizers to accompany the fine wine.

Pete Bradford, cooper, discussed the art of barrel making while local winemakers Geoff Heinricks, Dan Sullivan, Norman Hardie, Paul Battilana and Jenifer Dean spoke about the attributes of the County, its soil, its climate, its geography, its wine, its cider and its sparkling wine.

Honestly - can you think of a better way to spend a Saturday afternoon?
Norman Hardie / Norman Hardie Winery & Vineyard talks wine with some enthusiasts at Terroir 2011.
A few enthusiasts talking wine.
 The Crystal Palace resounded with words only a wine connoisseur would understand. (Fortunately for me, I was the designated driver, my glass filled with water, I wasn't expected to comment on the wine because I really had no idea what they were talking about.)
Karlo Estates Winery.

Wine barrels - Karlo Estates

View from the Ferry Hwy 32 Glenora

Ron & Me (Barbara reflected in the 'shades', thanks for taking the pic) returning home via the Glenora Ferry.

Bergeron Estate Winery, Hwy 32 east of Adolphustown the final of 3 wineries we stopped at.

We stop to take some  more photos on the way home.

The day ended with a delicious dinner, complete with some spectacular country wine (cheeky red, with fruity undertones, pepper nose but full bodied finish .... just kidding - it was, just plain FINE) On the walk home there were fireflies and the scent of lilacs, a perfect end to a fine day.

(If you missed it this year, Terroir is happening again next year on Saturday, May 26, 2012)

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