Since opening in the Spring of 2010, Hinterland Wine Co. has quickly become one of Ontario's most exciting wineries and a top reason to visit Prince Edward County. Part of that is the warm hospitality owners Vicki Samaras and Jonas Newman provide guests to the repurposed diary barn which houses their winery in Hillier. [...]Continue Reading →
Prince Edward County is a tough place to make wine. It's cooler, wetter, and more prone to frost than Niagara. If that wasn't enough vinifera vines need to be buried to to survive the winter. This is extreme winemaking. It only gets harder to eek out a living the further south you go as [...]Continue Reading →
With century-old barns, beautiful vistas of Lake Ontario and a serene bucolic calmness, over the past decade Prince Edward County has quickly gone from unknown to must-visit wine and culinary destination. Its rise is largely due to the dedication and passion of a few winemakers, viticulturists and winery owners who saw the region's potential [...]Continue Reading →
When it comes to pairing wine and food there are many factors to consider. There's the weight of wine and the food. For example the flavour match may be complementary but pairing something rich and hearty like a winter stew with a light-bodied wine like a [...]Continue Reading →
Cabbagetown bistro JAM Café recently launched a series of food-wine events that is quickly gaining attention across the city. I had the opportunity to attend one of the events, where the focus was on Prince Edward County wines and Acadian Sturgeon.
The tiny Mediterranean-style bistro hosted an intimate tasting event where guests had the [...]Continue Reading →
When you are in the country it seems that everyone knows each other, everyone is friendly, and smiles are plenty. This was definitely the case at the farm of Vicki Emlaw and Tim Noxon this past Labour day weekend for their Tomato Hurrah, an event that celebrates the glorious vegetables they grow, with a [...]Continue Reading →
As Kaitlin Kiss started to sing the Canadian National anthem, a sea of hands raised Buddha dogs on Elizabeth street in Picton, Ontario for a few reasons. To salute Canada’s birthday, Buddha dog’s 5th anniversary, and the attempt to set a world record for ‘most hotdogs eaten by as many people simultaneously’.
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On Saturday July 19, we had the chance to travel to Prince Edward County to experience ArteVino, a showcase of food, wine and art that took place in Picton’s Crystal Palace. The event featured 15 wineries, 11 restaurants and over 40 local artists, and was the culmination of a blind tasting/judging [...]Continue Reading →