Wednesday, July 20, 2011
WINE TASTING IN PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY
This past Saturday I went on my second of what I hope is many trips with "Authentic Canadian Tours". The day consisted of a visit to four wineries in beautiful Prince Edward County, time for a bit shopping in Bloomfield, and a stop at the famous Big Apple Bakery on the way back to the city.
Our first winery stop was at Huff Estates. It didn't take us long to get into the wine tasting at this modern winery. We also enjoyed a delicious gourmet lunch on the patio with live music.
Our next stop was to the pretty town of Bloomfield for a bit of shopping and an ice cream at Slickers. I picked up some pretty homemade soaps and enjoyed a homemade ice cream.
Our next winery was Chadsey Cairns. This place just didn't offer great wine, it was full of character. The grounds hold old barns, big mature trees and a Pioneer Cemetery.
Our third winery of the day was also the largest we visited, Casa Dea Estates. We happened to visit on a Scottish Festival day and were treated to some dancing and bagpipe music, they were actually playing "Farewell to Nova Scotia" when we arrived. I didn't buy any wine here, but left with Scottish crackers and shortbread!
The last winery of the day was also full of character, "The Grange" was simply gorgeous. I didn't purchase any wine here either, but left with a couple bottles of wine jelly that were simply delicious.
On our way back to the city we stopped at The Big Apple bakery where we all indulged in some goodies. it was a wonderful way to spend a Saturday.