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Is there a new Ontario wine region we don’t know about? Ask The Wine Ladies.

 Dear Wine Ladies,

My husband and I always try to support our own Ontario wines and discovered recently an Ontario wine that came from an area we had no idea made wine. Most familiar with the Viticultural Areas and Prince Edward County regions we were surprised when a friend brought over a wine from the Oak Ridges Moraine just north of Toronto. Is this a new wine region? Are there others that perhaps just don’t get the attention the well known regions receive?

Sarah, Burlington, Ontario

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Dear Cindy,

The landscape for wine grape growing in Ontario is definitely evolving however to date, there are still just the three primary Viticultural Areas or appellations of origin which are the Niagara Peninsula, Lake Erie North Shore and Prince Edward County.


There are several emerging wine regions though of which the Oak Ridges Moraine is one. According to Wine Country Ontario a few of the promising areas include the eastern Erie shore near Long Point. Summer temperatures are slightly warmer than in Niagara. You mentioned just north of Toronto on the Oak Ridges Moraine where in fact several vineyards have already yielded VQA wines.  

Close to Georgian Bay there are also vineyards planted as well. Finally near Prince Edward County in the Northumberland Hills you can also find several vineyards.

Some of the reasons for this expansion into new areas is due to the research being conducted in viticulture, the experience growers are gaining in understanding the “terroir” and also the consumer interest in general.

We have had the pleasure to visit, or are familiar with are Willow Springs Winery producing VQA wines, located in Stouffville. Burning Kiln Winery in Norfolk County with award winning winemaker Andrzej Lipinski at the helm. Finally The Georgian Hills Vineyards that include grapes growing on the hills overlooking Georgian Bay. On Canada Day why not explore the beautiful bounty Ontario has to offer in your wine glass, cheers!

The Wine Ladies

Georgia and Susanne

Please submit your questions to Georgia and Susanne to info@thewineladies.com

Meet Shauna White winemaker of Adamo Estate Winery, the 1st winery of Ontario’s next emerging wine region.

Zip n Sip Wine Adventure with The Wine Ladies Sept 9th

Join The Wine Ladies 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. We’ll be leading a tour here sharing this unique adventure and culinary treat. On the road to the “South Coast” an upcoming wine region, soon to be Ontario’s newest designated viticulture area, we are headed for an exhilarating day of adventure for not only our palates, but our body and soul too!

Burning Kiln Winery

Burning Kiln Winery

If you’ve never tried it, here’s the perfect opportunity to join an intimate group of 14 for a fun filled, food and wine excursion! We have done it and loved it so much we wanted to share it with our fellow wine lovers and friends.

Check it out here.

Burning Kiln Winery

Burning Kiln Winery

Purchase your exclusive ticket on line here http://guestli.st/116742 or call 905-338-6797 for your all inclusive exclusive VIP ticket.

We’ll start at Long Point Eco-Adventures www.lpfun.ca , where we will be 2 groups of 8 (Georgia’s team and Susanne’s team) led for 2 hours by 2 handsome, fully trained young zip line guides. Of course, games, fun and prizes always a part of the wine adventure experience with The Wine Ladies. So stay tuned!

Long Point Eco-Adventures

Long Point Eco-Adventures

The Wine Ladies invite you, for what promises to be a fun filled culinary and sport adventure, something a little different for couples, groups of friends or singletons too.

Date: Sunday, Sept 9th,2012

Time: 11:00 am-5:00 pm

Day itinerary:

11:00 am – Arrival at Long Point Eco-Adventures – registration, outfitting and zip lining school.

11:30 am – 1:30 pm – Zip lining and rappelling

1:30 pm-3:00 pm – Lunch at Burning Kiln Winery

3:30 pm -5:00 pm Vineyard and winery tour, meet the winemaker, exclusive wine tasting and shopping.

Limit: 14 persons

Price is $129.00/person. Includes zip lining and rappelling, complementary wine tasting and exclusive tour of the vineyards and winery and a spectacular lunch hosted by the winemaker.. Just bring yourself, all gear is provided. Please wear comfortable/running shoes.

If you are searching for the perfect culinary and sporting adventure please join us for Zip n Sip with The Wine Ladies.

DIRECTIONS

Please allow 2.5  hours drive from Toronto. If you are interested in car pooling with someone please contact us at 905-338-6797. We will meet at Long Point Eco-Adventures for 11:00am on Sept 9th.

Long Point Eco-Adventures
1730 Front Road,
Turkey Point, Ontario  N0E Canada

Adventures in wine with The Wine Ladies

Adventures in wine with The Wine Ladies

Dine Magazine

Sara Waxman of Dine Magazine Tastes and Tells!

Sara and Adam Waxman, Dine Magazine, The Wine Ladies TV.

Sara and Adam Waxman, Dine Magazine, The Wine Ladies TV.

Watch The Wine Ladies TV! Wed Sept 14th, 2011 at 2:30PM -3:30PM on ThatChannel.com

DINE Magazine is Toronto’s leading magazine for reaching active food lovers who enjoy the dining out experience. Sara Waxman, renowned taste-maker and travel journalist, brings more than 30 years of knowledge to the table. She then invites the reader to join her, whether at restaurants in Toronto, or around the globe. Sara and her well trained taste buds joins us this week on the show as she tastes and tells all! Also joining us in studio Adam Waxman, contributing writer Dine Magazine who brings along some Niagara wines for us to enjoy and taste. One is a Chardonnay Musque from Ravine Vineyards and the other is called Family Tree (a red blend) from Henry of Pelham. Both wineries are owned and operated by U.E.L. families who have owned these lands since the 1700s, and yet they both represent what is new and exciting about Niagara. Perfect timing as the LCBO’s 20th annual Ontario wine promotion inviting customers to find their local favourites launches this week.

Johnny V, our “Go to Kitchen guy” of Kitchen Designers Plus and TV star of “Build It” has this to say.

You’ve made the decision to renovate your kitchen and are now ready to pick the style that is uniquely you. Where to begin? Our “Go to Kitchen “ guy Johnny V’s suggests you do a little homework. Take some time to go through a good number of home and decor magazines, pulling out tear sheets of any kitchens that appeal to you. Perhaps it’s the light fixtures you are drawn to, or the exquisite countertop, or even the color palate? When it is time to meet with your designer, Johnny V says, you’ve identified your style without even realizing. A common theme will be obvious to the trained eye and you’ll be off to the races. Be sure to follow The Wine Ladies TV with regular tips from John V on the do’s and don’ts, and how to make your kitchen reno your dream come true. For highlights of latest episode: or for the entire show

John Anthony Vanderkolk of Kitchen Designers Plus. 

John Anthony Vanderkolk of Kitchen Designers Plus.

Collingwood Canadian Whisky, first new major whisky in 10 years.

Collingwood Whisky, a new Canadian spirit hit the store shelves this month. Collingwood will be the only maple wood mellowed Canadian whisky available on the market. The whisky is triple distilled and then matured in white oak barrels. It’s finished by mellowing the blended whisky with toasted Maplewood, which adds sweetness to the spirit while reducing natural astringency. Collingwood, which sports an interesting men’s cologne shaped bottle is now available at the LCBO (#244186). Each bottle clocks in at 80 proof, and a 750ml bottle will retail for around $29.95. Collingwood delivers a refined flavour profile that can be enjoyed on the rocks or mixed in a cocktail. Check out 3 awesome cocktail ideas here: Awesome new Canadian whisky made from the finest Canadian grains, pure spring water from Ontario’s Georgian Bay. Smooth, hand-crafted, maple wood mellowed.

JD creates 3 delicious cocktails to enjoy

JD creates 3 delicious cocktails to enjoy

Oakville, Ontario 100 Mile CHEF Mash Up with Chef Massimo Capra.

This past Saturday, chefs came together for an afternoon of culinary creations to launch a taste of downtown Oakville, Celebrity Chef Massimo Capra of CITYLINE and The Food Network was there to lend his opinion and autograph his cookbook “One Pot Cooking”. Local brewery Cameron’s and vodka company Tag #5 was there along with Burning Kiln Winery.

Highlights here:

Only 8 days to go so make sure you get your tickets to avoid disappointment. East Meets West Wine Celebrity Winemaker’s Dinner with The Wine Ladies

To purchase tickets: Call The Wine Ladies at 905-338-6797 or click here to purchase online. Join us September 22nd 2nd, 2011 for a spectacular evening of sensory sensations, set in the “singingly stylish” 3 S’s Restaurant located in beautiful downtown Oakville, Ontario. “East meets West” as celebrity winemaker Jak Meyer from Meyer Family Vineyards of the spectacular Okanagan Valley, wine region showcase their wines in a friendly battle with the winemakers of the newest winery from the South Coast region Burning Kiln Winery. Get to know the face behind award winning wine labels from both wine regions, the crown jewels of the Canadian wine industry as celebrity winemakers guide you through the individual wine and food pairings. Truly an evening to savour for all of the senses! Enjoy exquisite wines and scintillating food to mesmerize your palate and magnificent music for your ears and art for your eyes too. Be entertained with the sensationally talented “3 S’s singing servers“, a one and only restaurant experience as they showcase songs from smooth n’ silky jazz, snazzy show tunes to classic ballads against the backdrop of an array of special art. The Wine Ladies TV cameras will be there welcoming you and capturing the magic and special moments of this sparkling night. Walk away with your loot bag as a sweet memory of the evening. Our silent auction table will be abundant with an assortment of incredible prizes, featuring something for everyone. The funds raised that evening are for ArtHouse not-for-profit charitable organization. ArtHouse offers cost-free programs to young children, helping them develop their hidden talents and experience the thrill of creative and artistic expression.

East Meets West Celebrity Winemaker's Dinner The Wine Ladies PROMO

East Meets West Celebrity Winemaker’s Dinner The Wine Ladies PROMO

To purchase tickets: Call The Wine Ladies at 905-338-6797 or click here to purchase online.

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