Posted by DebbieTuesday, April 2nd, 2013
Wine enthusiasts in Ottawa will be the first to taste and buy wines made in Prince Edward County with grapes from the stellar 2012 harvest. “2012 was remarkable, similar to the highly acclaimed 2007 and 2010 vintages in Ontario. The 2012 grape growing season had an unusually early spring with a hot and dry summer with little rain during the harvest months.” explains Glenn Symons, winery owner and winemaker of Lighthall Vineyards. “In fact, at several wineries across the province, grapes were harvested a record-breaking 3 to 5 weeks earlier than typical. The result of this impressive vintage can now be tasted in the wines, as wine is made in the vineyard.”
Back by popular demand, Ottawa based business, Savvy Company, is hosting the 2nd annual County in the City Taste & Buy wine tasting on Thursday April 18th at 7pm in the Panorama Room on the 2nd floor of the National Arts Centre, Ottawa. This is the only event in Ottawa where a broad range of Prince Edward County red & white & sparkling wines can be sampled and purchased directly from the winemaker.
Prince Edward County is Canada’s fastest growing wine region with over 30 family run and small boutique wineries. Known as ‘The County’, the majority of the wines produced are not available at the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO). Exclusively at this event, all of the feature wines will be available to order, providing event goers the opportunity to purchase any combination of wines from any of the County wineries. As an extra bonus, free shipping by courier will be offered for orders of 12 bottles (a case) – a great way continue to enjoy the newly released wines from 2012 vintage.
County in the City Participating Wineries:
- Casa Dea Estates Winery
- County Cider Company - showcasing their hard apple ciders
- Devil’s Wishbone Winery
- Exultet Estates
- Harwood Estates Vineyards - an off the grid winery
- Karlo Estates
- Keint-He Winery & Vineyards
- Lighthall Vineyards
- Long Dog Winery
- Rosehall Run Vineyards
- Sandbanks Winery
- Stanners Vineyard
...and even more wineries will be announced.
Tickets are available in advance only and are $55.00 per person when purchased before April 12, 2013 and will be $65.00 after that date. Groups of 4 people are $200.00. Ticket prices include HST. Click here to purchase tickets.
What is a Taste & Buy event?
Consumers can sample any number of the featured wines and order directly from the winery. Exclusive at this event, orders can be ANY combination of wines from ANY of the wineries and the wines will be delivered by courier to an Ontario address. And Savvy Company’s Sommeliers will be on hand to share wine recommendations and guide event goers to ‘must try wines’ based on their personal preferences.
President & Sommelier