Rosehall Run Vineyards continues to support theatre in Prince Edward County, hosting the production of ‘Harvest’ set amongst their estate vineyards. Festival Players is the County’s professional theatre company, and ‘Harvest’ is a funny, fast-paced story of an older farm couple who retire, move to town and rent out their old farmhouse to what seems to be a ‘nice young man’—can you guess that all is not what it seems!
Performances run from Wedensday, August 9 through Saturday, August 25. Plan to include this unique production in your late-summer trip to Prince Edward County. Rosehall Run’s award-winning wine, examples of which are highlighted below, will be available during the performance. For more information, contact Lynn Sullivan at Rosehall Run Vineyards (1-888-399-1183) or visit www.countytix.ca.
While you watch this fun performance, have a sip of one of these newly released wines from Rosehall Run Vineyards.
Rosehall Run Pinot Gris 2011
VQA Prince Edward County $21.95
Floral notes, ripe orchard fruit and a hint of tangerine drift from the glass. Dry, light-mid weight and lively, this is a vibrantly textured fresh wine with a fine backbone of acidity, tangy citrus and green apple flavours, and a nice mineral note. Balanced, refreshing, it hits just the right note for the dog days of summer.
Rosehall Run ‘Liberated’ Chardonnay 2011
VQA Ontario $15.95
Pale yellow green, offering fresh notes of green apple, pear and yellow plum, this wine is free of any oak influence, clean and lively on the palate. Tangy apple and slightly pithy citrus notes ride the wave of fresh acidity through a fresh juicy lip-smacking finish. A great example of Ontario’s cool-climate Chardonnay!
Rosehall Run ‘Cuvée County’ Chardonnay 2010
VQA Prince Edward County
Apple, toasted hazelnut and candied lemon tantalize, the apple and nutty notes coming through on the palate. The lovely creamy texture delights, lively citrusy acidity balancing well-integrated oak and ripe orchard fruit flavours. It finishes fresh and flavourful.
Rosehall Run ‘Cuvée County’ Pinot Noir 2010
VQA Prince Edward County $24.95
Semi-transparent, garnet hued, there’s earth, dried herbs, spice and red cherry/berry notes on the nose. Dry, mid-weight and silky in texture, the palate is awash with red fruits—currant jam, cranberry, cherry and raspberry. Lively acidity underpins the fruit, subtle tannins provide a fine frame, and the finish is juicy and fruity, while maintaining that underlying earthiness. Serve slightly chilled with grilled salmon.
Rosehall Run ‘Defiant’ 2011
VQA Ontario $18.95
Semi-transparent and rose toned, the wine proffers aromas of sweet cherry/berry fruit, subtle spice and a whiff of vanilla and cedar from aging in French oak. Dry, on the light side of medium bodied, the texture is satin-like, the flavours of cherry and raspberry bountiful. The fruit rides a lovely backbone of crisp acidity, the wine finishing fruity and fresh with a touch of warmth.
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