It’s an exciting day, new experiences await us; as we hit the road in our new sporty Buick Regal eAssist, http://www.gm.ca/gm/english/vehicles/buick/regal/overview which we are test driving and loving already. On the road to the “South Coast” an upcoming wine region, soon to be Ontario’s newest designated viticultural area, we are headed for an exhilarating day of adventure for not only our palates, but our body and soul too!
On a mission to experience first hand the excitement and rush of zip lining and rappelling, followed by a luxurious lunch and beautiful wine tasting at Burning Kiln Winery. http://www.burningkilnwinery.ca/ If all goes according to plan we’ll be leading a tour here sharing this unique adventure and culinary treat.
It’s a two-hour drive from Toronto, we fill up the tank and our coolers and drive in style, with the tunes rocking and the AC purring and keeping us “tres cool”! Our GPS set to Long Point, on the north shore of Lake Erie, where our adventure will take place, designated as a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.
Our action-packed excursion begins at Long Point Eco-Adventures http://www.lpfun.ca/ offering up unique and exciting experiences including breathtaking zip lines, rappelling, mountain bike tours, kayaking and more. We are greeted by our two guides Adam and Dillon, who have laid out the necessary apparatus for us to suit up, complete with harness and helmet. This zip lining is serious business, with clips and buckles being checked, double checked and checked again.
Onto “Zip lining school”, where we learn the skills that might come in handy, such as how to slow down, to stop and rescue oneself!
We’re ready! Here we go… for what turns out to be such a blast, totally exhilarating, a new experience filled with laughter and joy, a little education, thanks to our two supreme guides; a feast for all the senses with stunning views of the bay and the marsh.
Next up, or should we say “down” it’s time to rappel! A leap of faith is required here, watch as Susanne finally takes that leap! Watch our adventure here.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osCjBue7CJ8
All that excitement has built up an appetite; it’s time for a little refreshment! Just 400 metres away. Burning Kiln Winery awaits us. This area, at one time was home to many great farms including tobacco farms. On this land now, vineyards of Chardonnay, Riesling, Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir to name a few. Only in its second year Burning Kiln Winery has been rewarded and awarded for their commitment to quality wines, of which we enjoy a fabulous 2011 Cabernet Franc rose with our delightful, light and delicious lunch. The Cab Franc, beautiful aroma of fresh strawberry, dry with good acidity is a perfect way close off the day and toast to our tour, which hands down we will definitely be doing after completing our mission here today, to scope out “Zip and Sip”, a winning combination. Cheers!
Check out our video.