Many companies offer wonderful wine tours that not only impart knowledge, but also allow you to taste and enjoy the full experience. If you are conducting your own tour, I suggest that you not only employ a designated driver within your group, but alternate the designated driver day by day. Everyone then enjoys the experience and, if you take notes, everyone shares in the collective tastings.
Harwood Estates… 2013 Gewurztraminer… is a tasty mouthful, with traditional aromas of rose water and a hint of mandarin skins; the palate is freshly-peeled lychee fruit, pink grapefruit marmalade and a five-spice finish.
Barley Days Brewery “Sacred Mule” Sparkling Ale is made in the style of a Czech pilsner with one major addition: they add a yeast most commonly used in sparkling wine fermentation. It has a remarkable influence on the beer — the flavours are crisp and clean, with light citrus notes.
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.
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.