On to more happier things. I just finished planning out a wine route for a trip up to Niagara again with some friends. I have a list of 10 wineries to visit, and I've booked tours at 2 of them. Should be extremely interesting and educating.
We will be visiting:
Thirty Bench Wines
Angels Gate Winery
Fielding Estate Winery
HIdden Bench Vineyards & Winery Inc.
Malivoire Wine Co, Ltd.
Featherstone Estate Winery
Cave Spring Cellars
Thirteenth Street Wine Company Corporation
We have tours at Thirty Bench and Lailey. I've had wines from both estates, and I've enjoyed them both. Really exceptional character to these wines.
With the exception of Lailey, all the wineries are located in Niagara West, or the Beamsville Bench appellation. I really believe that this area produces the best wine in Ontario, perhaps even in Canada. Really hoping to get out into the vineyards and taste their entire lineups. Hopefully I'll be able to get some dialogue going, and get a feel about the philosophy behind each winery. Please check back for my thoughts when we get back!