Prince Edward County may be the hot new location on the Ontario wine scene but youâ€™re not going to be drinking much of the stuff unless you make some trips down this way. Which is not such a bad idea.
The LCBO system for wines is geared to high volume, and most of the producers down here donâ€™t fit that category. The Grange winery is an exception. You can find their very good Dry Riesling and Pinot Gris at most LCBOâ€™s. The Riesling is zingy and loaded with wonderful citrus refreshment. Adult lemonade! Great for Summer thirsts. Mild flavours, and a pretty blush colour will be your first impressions of the Pinot Gris. But thereâ€™s also lots of refreshment from the whack of County minerality. Patio sipper or lunch wine.
The Grange, located in a huge, renovated barn, is one of the Countyâ€™s must-visit wineries. Head for the patio overlooking the mill pond â€“ a lovely spot to â€˜hang-outâ€™ on a summerâ€™s afternoon.
THE GRANGE â€˜TRUMPOURâ€™S MILLâ€™ 2009 Riesling, VQA Prince Edward County 282528 $14.95
THE GRANGE â€˜TRUMPOURâ€™S MILLâ€™ 2010 Pinot Gris, VQA Prince Edward County 69336 $14.95