Category Wineries & Winery Events

Unplugging, Toasting and Tasting The Season [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

I’ve had the great pleasure of participating in a number of winery passport events; they are delectable and a joy to experience with friends and this Taste the Season was no exception. Yet, let me tell you, among all that fun is also a lot of work when you have the added responsibility of covering […]

Sippin’ and Sizzlin’ into Summer [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

It’s beyond me why mother earth kept summer from us for so long this year. Thankfully, May brought with it buds on the vines and hope of the warmer weather that was to come. And, I had the pleasure of enjoying the sunshine with a glass of wine in one hand and some nosh in […]

Signs Of Spring With Get Fresh [20 Valley Wineries, ON]

I thought that Mother Nature was never going to let Spring out to play this year! Thankfully, by the time April and Get Fresh arrived the sun was mostly shining and I had retired my winter boots and jacket. As much as I sincerely enjoyed the wine and food pairings during this Twenty Valley Tourism […]

Fabulicious Times At Peller Estates Winery [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

Every year in March and November, Signature Kitchens of Niagara-on-the-Lake run an 8-day event called Fabulicious. During this culinary event there are 17 restaurants who participate and this past November none of their menus made it easy to choose where to go. However, having fallen in love with Chef Jason Parson’s home made ice wine […]

Lunch at the Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery Bistro [St. Davids, ON]

In August 2011, wineaccess.ca wrote a great article titled The World’s Best Winery Restaurants; once I saw that Ravine Vineyard was on the list, and because I had always heard that many taste-buds are tickled at their bistro, I knew that I would plan a visit sooner than later. Well – it took a little […]

Skinny Dipping and Belli Buckles at the Spring Handmade Market [St. Davids, ON]

Each season some beautiful location in Niagara hosts The Handmade Market; this spring the charmed Ravine Vineyard was up to the task. Having visited Ravine a few times before during Niagara’s popular Taste The Season and Wine and Chocolate passport events it was nice to return and explore the grounds. Visitors had their choice of […]

Celebrate Spring with Wine and Herb [Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON]

There are two events that tell me that Spring has arrived – first, when my good friend Julie’s seeds are ready to transfer into her front garden and second, when Ontario asparagus hits our local farmer’s markets. And, once these two events have occurred I also know that the Wineries of Niagara-on-the-Lake are gearing up […]