A tour of Ontario Vineyards now who isn’t interested in that??? Kent and i are fans of wine, and vineyards and heck all things wine related. It can sometimes be said that we plan vacations around areas that we know will have Vineyards we can visit because who isn’t interested in Vineyards right?? ( and sometimes breweries but today it’s all about the wine)
Little known fact to many of you I am sure is that Ontario has many world famous wines and vineyards that are pretty spectacular. My first visit to the Niagara on the Lake/Beamsville/Jordan Areas was 2009, followed by another trip in 2011 and then again this year, honestly I cannot tell you why I have waited so long to go back ( except maybe the visits to prince Edward County in between).
For 2014 I managed to take a gazillion pictures of the vineyards and I thought over the next few weeks I would educate you on Ontario wines and the Vineyards you should put on your must do lists.
Our 2014 tour starts with Ravine, one of my favourites that I confess I have to visit every time, seriously there are still a ton of Vineyards I have yet to see but this one…. during our first visit in 2009 they had really just opened the tasting room,located in the 200 year old Loyalist Georgian Wm. Woodruff House
In 2009 they had a small deli catered to by Anna Olsen but in 2011 when we returned there was a full restaurant, so of course our first stop in 2014 was the restaurant. We all sampled different dishes paired with the recommended wine, for me Mussels & Frites paired with the Sand & Gravel Redcoat . Kent went with the Burger paired with the Merlot
Forgive us while we now try and figure out where we should head to next and how best to get there
So for now, now rules but it would be great if ya linked back to me, let’s try this out folks.