When the summer heat is upon us in all its glory, my “go-to” beverage is the County Cider Company’s Waupoos Cider. Made from estate-grown apples (some of which are heritage apples), this hard cider will totally refresh (and cool you down) on the hottest day.
Devil’s Wishbone … “Wicked White” … because it keeps drawing one in for yet another sip. The nose suggests greengage plum, almond and juniper berries. The palate is refreshing while simultaneously allowing the fruit nuances and acids to cascade throughout the mouth with a fine finish.
… Half Moon Bay Winery … Merlot … shows huge cassis and ripe raspberries on the nose — with a palate range of red fruit, prune, and Tahitian vanilla caressing the finish. Sublime… Make a day of it and visit Long Dog, Exultat, Lighthall, Waupoos, Del-Gatto, and the Devil’s Wishbone wineries. You will be astounded by the quality and range of wines from this area of the County.
The recent release of the Wild Oak Whisky from the folks at Sixty-Six Gilead Distillery is a rare find. Distilled in the traditional Bourbon style by Matt McCann, aged in barrels crafted from Missouri oak by Pete Bradford, this big boy beverage presents itself at 47% alcohol… The small-batch production by Sixty-Six Gilead Distillery will appeal to Whisky aficionados both for quality and rarity.
Broken Stone Winery’s, 2013 Chardonnay … the aromas are reminiscent of a French, tarte aux poires; the palate is layered with almonds, manuka honey, greengage plums, and crème brûlée — and there is a refreshingly clean, lightly acidic, finish. Tim is to be congratulated on coaxing such a delightful wine from their young vines. This is the real deal.
Trail Estate Winery… Their portfolio offers a choice of four well-crafted wines. I was especially drawn to their blend of Riesling and Gewürztraminer … This winery is well worth a visit! You will find the family’s pride and passion for their wines to be infectious.
Welcome to East & Main
Your hosts, Kimberly and David, want the memory of the best in local fare to bring you back to Prince Edward County. Their idea: provide luxury comfort food, but use fresh local ingredients with perfect service that never intrudes upon the camaraderie of good friends. Wellington offered the natural intersection for wine, produce and country casual.