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Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015 at Frogpond

Sip and cycle through Niagara Wine Country with The Wine Ladies! Join us Sunday, June 3rd! 

Niagara-on-the Lake bicycle wine tour with Grape Escape Wine Tours.

Grape Escape Wine Tours

Grape Escape Wine Tours

Sip and cycle through Niagara Wine Country with The Wine Ladies! 

VIP Lunch & Winery Bicycle Tour.
 Sunday, June 3rd, 2018
What better way to see Niagara Wine Country than by bicycle? Experience wine country through beautiful trails, along the Niagara Parkway and into many of the wineries in the area!
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$125.00 plus hst
Space is limited to 14 guests.
6Na Presidential Limousine Services logo

6Na Presidential Limousine Services logo

Your tour includes:
Luxury limo to and from Niagara wine country provided by 6Na Presidential Limousine Services.*
Bicycle, helmets and refreshment.
Delicious catered lunch at one of the wineries.
Visit 4 award winning VQA wineries with wine tastings. ( a minimum of 12 wines will be enjoyed)
Special The Wine Ladies gift.
Prizes, prizes and more prizes.
Complimentary pick up of any wine purchases made throughout the day
Space is limited to 14 guests.
* Pick up of all guest will be at 9:00am at the Burlington GO Station. A luxury limo bus will be provided for all guests. Return will be 4:30 pm form Niagara-on-the-Lake back to the Burlington GO Station.

**Bicycle tours are conducted rain or shine – please dress for the weather!

Itinerary

  • 9:00am – pick up by limo bus Burlington GO Station.
  • 11.30am – Wine Tour & Tasting
  • 1.00pm – Lunch
  • 2.45pm – Wine Tasting
  • 3.30pm – Wine Tasting
  • 4.30pm -pick up by limo bus  and return to Burlington GO Station

iGrape Escape Wine Tours owner Richard Mell

Grape Escape Wine Tours owner Richard Mell

Listen to Rich Mell at 34:30 minutes into the show

On this week’s radio show…

Episode 33

Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015 at Inniskillin.

Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015 at Inniskillin.

Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015

Grape Escape Wine Tour, 2015

Ask The Wine Ladies – Can you recommend a bicycle wine tour to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

Ask The Wine Ladies – Can you recommend a bicycle wine tour to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

DEAR THE WINE LADIES,

We have guests visiting from London this summer and we were thinking about doing a one-day bicycle wine tour in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We’d love to show off a few of our wineries. Just wondering if you’ve done any of these tours and might have some thoughts to share on your experience.

– Alyssa

DEAR ALYSSA,

Yes, we have had the opportunity to enjoy a winery tour on wheels and would highly recommend it. The best way to share our thoughts on this is by recounting our personal tour experience of last summer.

We booked through GRAPE ESCAPE WINE TOURS. They were kind enough to give us a personalized guided “ride”. Grape Escape Wine Tours has been awarded the TRIP ADVISOR’s Certificate of Excellence for 5 years running. It is  family owned and operated and obviously do a fabulous job. They offer a great variety of guided wine tours for single participants, small groups, larger groups, either on foot, in a vehicle or on a bicycle.

HERE IS OUR STORY…

What a glorious day for a bike ride. The sun is shining brilliantly, there is a gentle cool breeze wafting through the trees and my shorts fit! Hallelujah! Niagara wine country here we come for our inaugural, abbreviated bicycle wine tour – we are excited!

It’s been a very hectic summer thus far and we are looking forward to experiencing a little relaxation, sunshine, stunning scenery, some wonderful wines, and just a tad of exercise. We are teaming up with Grape Escape Wine Tours for a private and privileged tour, on which we’ll visit three wineries, to sample a red wine, a white wine and an ice wine. The plan is to have a full facility tour at one of the wineries and enjoy a wine and cheese tasting to close off the afternoon. On this excursion, we will peddle close to 8kms at a leisurely pace, returning to our base camp in just  under 2.5 hours.

For those who might like to consider a bicycle wine tour, the typical Grape Escape Wine Tour “afternoon bicycle tour” is lengthier.  It is closer to 5 hours (12kms) and includes 4 wineries instead of our 3.

Our rendezvous point is Kurtz Orchard Farm & Marketplace where we are to meet our guide, get fitted with our bikes and our helmets. It turns out Kurtz is the perfect place to meet. The grounds are beautiful with an abundance of lush greenery, towering trees, glorious wild flowers, a quaint bridge over looking a small pond… the setting is an inspiration and quite suitable for even Monat or perhaps Sisley! We are feeling relaxed and invigorated already. Jacquie who will be our guide and we love her right from the start. She is full of zest, she suits us up, we test drive the bikes – it is all systems go.

Off along the Niagara Parkway we go full of enthusiasm.

There is a sense of the local beauty and bounty NOTL has to offer, with vineyards in view and fruit orchards dotted along the way, with rows upon rows of pear trees running parallel to our path. After a relaxing and scenic several kilometer ride, we arrive at our first winery. Here is a snapshot of the 3 wineries we enjoyed on our tour. This may or may not be the itinerary for the next group, or individual’s tour, as Grape Escape Wine Tours has a broad roster of wineries that they mix and match accordingly. They also have introduced several new tours this year including their “Ultimate Wine, Beer & Foodie Bicycle Tour”, as well as their “Wine, Beer & Tapas Vehicle Tour”.

We thoroughly enjoyed our tour. Next month we will report on the 3 wineries we visited – Inniskillin Wines Inc., Pondview Estate Winery and FrogPond Farm Organic Winery. Stay Tuned!

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Make your own wine, ready in time for the holidays with National Wines U-Brew of Oakville.

Anthony Reis of National Wines U-Brew in Oakville.

Anthony Reis of National Wines U-Brew in Oakville.

Oakville’s Hidden Gem…Real Juice, Real Wine, Real Taste

No it’s not too soon to be thinking about the holidays if you make your own wine and want to have it ready in time!

Our next guest is the proprietor of National Wines U-Brew, a full service wine making facility located in Oakville, Ontario, voted #1 year after year. Anthony Reis will join us to share his knowledge, and experience on what it takes to make premium quality home made wine!

As award winning winemakers often say “it starts in the vineyards with the grapes” and Anthony will concur providing fresh premium grapes from around the world, including our own backyard Niagara.

Listen to Anthony Reis at 22:48 minutes into the show

 

On this week’s radio show…

WIN one of Two Grape Escape Wine Tours to Niagara! Value $1000.00. Discover Washington wines. Make your own wine in time for the holidays. Discover the secret anti aging ingredient and Canada’s most southerly wine region Pelee Island and Pelee Island Winery.

Episode 33

About National Wines U-Brew

We are located in the heart of Oakville. Our Wine Making facility is frequented by the most discerning wine making enthusiast. Specializing in TOP QUALITY PREMIUM WINEMAKING  PRODUCTS, and FRESH PREMIUM JUICES. Now introducing award winning WINE KITS, from Mosti Mondiale.    We also import  FRESH QUALITY GRAPES (PIA BRAND) in season, for the traditional wine maker, as well as all wine making accessories, and supplies.
Our FERMENT ON PREMISE facility is user friendly. JUST COME IN, SELECT YOUR PREMIUM FRESH JUICE, AND RETURN IN 7/9 WEEKS TO BOTTLE YOUR PREMIUM WINE.  We are the sole distributor of Mosti Mondiale products in Oakville.
Come and visit us, and make your best wine ever!!
“WE ARE YOUR PRIME WINE MAKING PLACE”

WIN one of Two Grape Escape Wine Tours to Niagara! Value $1000.00.Click here for contest details!

 The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne enjoying a recent bicycle wine tour in Niagara with Grape Escape Wine Tours.

CONGRATULATIONS to our two winners…. Debbie Watson, Hamilton, On and Lindsay Fox, Coldwater, On.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3 to win!!!!!

Your prize includes two great prize packages.

Picnic Lunch Bicycle Tour for 6 people (retail value $637.32)

All would be valid for the rest of the 2015 season or 2016 season.

Afternoon Cycle Tour for 4 people (retail value $289.28)

All would be valid for the rest of the 2015 season or 2016 season.

Tweet #TWLGrapeEscapeWIN and re-tweet as often as you like! Two winners will be picked at random.  

Contest Rules

1.Make sure that you follow both of us on Twitter @TheWineLadies @TourGrapeEscape

2.Enter as many times as you like from Wednesday, Sept 30th,2015 at noon until Monday, October 19th at noon tweet and re-tweet and follow @TheWineLadies and @TourGrapeEscape

Below is an  example that you can use and modify as you see fit.


Example Tweet:

@TheWineLadies Enter me to #win! $1000.00 #Niagara #TWLGrapeEscapeWIN #wine @TourGrapeEscape

@TheWineLadies #wine #bicycle #contest @TourGrapeEscape #TWLGrapeEscapeWIN  I wanna win!

3.Each time you tweet (or re-tweet our Tweets) using the hash tag #TWLGrapeEscapeWIN  your name will be entered into our draw for a chance to win the prizes. Keep entering as often as you like. Be sure to add @TheWineLadies at the end of your Tweet as well to help track it.

4.If you don’t TWEET you can also enter on The Wine Ladies FACEBOOK Fan page too right here.

The winner will be randomly selected at noon on Monday, Oct 19th, 2015 and will be notified via TWITTER and FACEBOOK.

 

Listen to Rich Mell at 34:30 minutes into the show

On this week’s radio show…

Episode 33

Discover Washington wines. Make your own wine in time for the holidays. Discover the secret anti aging ingredient and Canada’s most southerly wine region Pelee Island and Pelee Island Winery.

Ask The Wine Ladies – Can you recommend a bicycle wine tour to Niagara-on-the-Lake?

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