Terrior: Prince Edward County Wine Festival

TerroirA record number of Prince Edward County wineries will be pouring their new spring releases at the fifth annual Terroir Wine Festival, May 29, at the historic Crystal Palace in Picton.

“It’s been less than a decade since the first winery opened here in the county,” said Terroir organizer Sally Peck, co-owner of Sugarbush Vineyards.~  “Amazingly, we now have more than 25 wineries, including about eight new ones that will be opening their doors this summer.~  Many people have made Terroir a weekend tradition, sampling the wines during the Terroir event on Saturday, then touring the wineries Sunday to buy their favourites.”

For a $20 entry fee, participants can purchase tastes of wines and local foods prepared by county chefs.~  YOURS TRULY will be leading a tasting workshop “All You Need To Know About County Wines in Six Glasses.” Cheese expert Vanessa Simmons of Savvy Company, will lead participants through cheese and wine pairings.

It is a scenic time to visit The County ““ hope the lilacs will still be in bloom…they are magnificant.

Doors of the Crystal Palace will open at 12 noon and the event runs until 5pm, leaving lots of time to experience one of the great restaurants in the area. (Last week I was lucky to experience an incredible meal at East and Main Bistro in Wellington.)

Ticket information is available at www.thecountywines.com or by calling 1-613-921-7100 or 1- 888 313 9463.

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