Waupoos is an old Indian word for ‘rabbit’ and the area is gorgeous! The Waupoos area actually lies between the head of Smith’s Bay and Cape Vesey or the ‘Rock’. This area is apple country, featuring an apple blossom festival in Mayand pick-your-own apples in the fall. In the summer, the road is loaded with hollyhocks, and you can pick-you-own blueberries and raspberries.
Wine Shopping in Prince Edward County – Fall 2009
Waupoos winery www.waupooswinery.com
Beautiful location by the lake. Huge range of wines, many in the popular medium-dry and medium-sweet style. No aspirations to greatness but an important part of the Waupoos experience.
Recommended: The 08 Auxerrois ($15.95) is a zingy fresh aperitif.
Count Cider Company www.countycider.com
Very good dry cider, a beer or two and a patio overlooking the lake. Tasty food from the woodburning oven and a great charcuterie plate. Friendly, casual and no pretense. A must visit. One of the best views you’ll find – overlooking Lake Ontario.
Recommended: Non-oaked 08 Chardonnay ($19.95) is really good, if a bit pricey.
You must visit the Fifth Town Cheese Dairy www.fifthtown.ca which is just down the road from the Cider Company. World class all the way – in design, landscape, environmental practices and of course, the sheep and goat cheese.
Early in the day you can catch breakfast at the Waupoos Marina and later there’s lots to drink and eat at the Marysburg Pub close by.