Soak it all up in Prince Edward County's wine scene
- Canada Travel Tips
- Friday, 19 October 2012 17:06
Feel like taking a weekend trip away from Ottawa accommodations and exploring the outskirts of Ontario? Wine lovers visiting the Great White North who want to get to know the country's impressive vineyard scene should rent a car and drive south for a quick day trip or extended stay in Prince Edward County, which boasts unparalleled grape libations.
With this guide, visitors with a penchant for smooth and decadent wines can tour their way through the gorgeous region and experience the best that Canada has to offer.
Norman Hardie Winery: 'One of the most popular wineries in Ontario'
In a recent episode of the Marilyn Denis Show, the host called the Norman Hardie Winery "one of the most popular wineries in Ontario," and highly recommended the county pinot to her viewers. This $35 bottle of wine boasts subtle flavor notes that are only further enhanced by the surrounding scenery. Connoisseurs who find themselves at this vineyard should have their cameras ready to take panoramic shots of the landscape before taking their first sip of the delicious beverage.
Rosehall Run Vineyards: A tasty tour
Visitors who really want to get educated about Canada's burgeoning wine scene may want to make their way to Rosehall Run Vineyards, where a vintner will be more than happy to show them around the grounds. With an excellent 2010 vintage red wine and perpetually churning out consistently impressive bottles, Rosehall Run is a must-visit for anyone taking a tour of this region.
Advice from the expert, Stephen Brook
Stephen Brook, an authority on Canadian wine and hard-to-please critic recently spoke with Winefox about his take on Prince Edward County's offerings. During the interview, Brook discussed the soil's fertility as well as a mastery of growing each and every grape.
"The soil here is relatively fertile," Brook told the news source. "It's the climate that really defines the wines of this area and especially of Prince Edward County, which is genuinely unique, I think...It's amazing. They're very excellent wines, like those of Norman Hardie and others."
Once travellers have a case of Ontario libations, it's time to travel through Canada for even more culinary experiences that they're sure to write home about.