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Last Hoorah

September 12, 2014
Last Hoorah

Besides visiting vineyards, my family and I also took the time to do other things during the Labor Day weekend. We enjoyed a nice dinner cruise and took in the Toronto skyline against the backdrop of the setting sun. I’d have to say that my family really enjoys eating and trying new foods and restaurants, as the majority of what we did involved lots of food.

Before you go on to think that we’re all fatties though, we did take the time to visit the Safari Niagara and take in the fire works display over the Niagara Falls. Regardles of it being an extremely packed weekend, it was fun to do it all and to see my family again, until my visit back to Ottawa for Thanksgiving.

Last Hoorah
Last Hoorah
Last Hoorah

Last Hoorah

Wine Country

September 8, 2014
Wine Country

This past weekend, my family came down and paid me a visit for the Labor Day long weekend. As typical family vacations go, we went out and about and did lots of things. By far my most favorite would have to be visiting the Niagara vineyards, or as they call it, “wine country“. We passed through 4 of them that day, but the I’d have to say that I enjoyed Trius the most.

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

We were given a tour of their wine cellar and shown how all of their produtcs are aged. Their cellar itself is one of the largest stock piles of sparkling white wine in North America. In one of their rooms, wine bottles were stacked floor to ceiling and extended back into a depth of 17ft. With a collection of 500-600,000 bottles, you’ll never have to hit up a liquor store ever again!

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Before concluding the tour, we were taught how to do a properly structured wine tasting and allowed to try several of their best. Obviously a round table favorite was the ice wine. I don’t think I’ve ever heard of anyone saying that they dislike ice wine.

We spent the rest of the day touring a couple of other wineries as well: Peller Estate and a couple smaller locations. Each had their own tasting bar set up and it was fabulous being able to try a variety of wines all day long. Did we buy anything? The obvious answer is yes, a couple bottles of ice wine were picked up as souvenirs for home.

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country

Wine Country