Posted by DebbieWednesday, May 15th, 2013
Did you know that there are over 30 wineries in Prince Edward County?
Taste them all at this year’s Terroir – a County Wine Celebration on Saturday May 25th where all of the wineries will be under one roof at the historic Crystal Palace in the heart of Picton. This is a great day trip from Ottawa or Toronto, or plan a weekend getaway.
New this year, we are running a coach service to Terroir. The Savvy Bus will depart from 2 locations in Ottawa. A Savvy Sommelier will be on board offering tips on wine, cheese or 'County' questions along the way. It will be a delicious day trip!
Many County wineries will introduce their new 2012 wines – perfect for summertime sipping. Enjoy with artisan cheeses and other delicious gourmet foods made by local County chefs.
Here is a list of the wineries from Prince Edward County that will be popping the corks on their wines at Terroir include:
See you under the Big Top - Terroir Tent
Take a break from sipping & sampling the finest Ontario wines and take part in seminars & demonstrations by wine personalities including 2 seminars hosted by Savvy Company! Debbie will be at the table with County wine industry pioneer Norman Hardie and newcomer winery owner & winemaker Glenn Symons. They will be rolling up their sleeves to talk dirty…about Terroir that is!
Then our own cheese Sommelier Vanessa Simmons will give you a taste of what it makes cheese `artisan`.
Plan your day around this seminar schedule:
12:30pm - Shawn McCormick - "Using Social Media to Improve Your Winery Visit"
Featuring winemakers & winery owners:
- Paul Battilana, Casa Dea Estates Winery
- Sherry Martin, Karlo Estates
- Liz Dobson-Lacey, Lacey Estates Winery
1:30pm - 86'd with Ivy Knight from Toronto`s Drake Hotel - BBQ Sauce competition featuring top County wines and local chefs
2:30pm - John Szabo - Prince Edward County Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in a worldwide context: Master Sommelier John Szabo leads a fascinating comparative tasting with wines from other cool spots on the planet
3:30pm - Ange Aiello - Wine 101
4:00pm - Debbie Trenholm - "Terroir" Round Table discussion
- Glenn Symons, Lighthall Vineyards
- Norm Hardie, Norman Hardie Winery and Vineyard
4:45pm - Vanessa (Savvy Company) - Cheese comparison
5:15pm - Tyler Philip - Wine Cellar Techniques
Discover the benefits of cellaring your collection with wine writer Tyler Philip. This seminar and tasting will explain how to choose a storage location that will maximize the drinking potential of your best bottles
$35 in advance – Save $5 (inclusive of all taxes and online service charges)
$40 at the door (subject to availability)
Tickets can be purchased at www.countyterroir.ca