August 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th: Hillier Night Market
As promised, we are continuing our local Hillier Night Market throughout the month of August. Since we've partnered up with Prince Edward County Farmers' Markets, we've had a great time at the market every Friday evening. From 4pm-8pm, come by the winery for a glass of wine and enjoy the outdoor market while the sun sets.
We'll be sampling and selling our beautiful estate-grown wines. The market is family-friendly with live music, a campfire and maybe even s'mores! No need to call ahead, just bring the family and come party with us to kickstart every August weekend in PEC. Continue reading for more details, our list of vendors and our Night Market poster.
August 8th: Visa Infinite's Women and Wine Dinner in Niagara
Visa Infinite is behind a number of fabulous dinners happening throughout Ontario wine regions this summer. We're very pleased to be pouring at an extra special dinner event August 8th celebrating women in wine and food. A number of talented, female chefs will be gathering at the charming Good Earth Winery and Bistro to create a multicourse dinner featuring local produce. Each chef will present a course which will be paired with a food-friendly Ontario wine. We'll be pouring our estate-grown wines at the event alongside these inspirational women chefs. Noted food and wine writer Mary Luz Mejia will host the event, providing insight on the wine and the remarkable wine-country cuisine. This collaborative wine dinner will commence at 6:30 pm. Ticket prices include a sparkling wine reception, food, wine and gratuity. Seating is limited so purchase your tickets by calling 1-888-711-9399. This is a culinary event you won't want to miss. Continue reading for further details and to view the list of attending chefs. The beautiful photos are courtesy of Riccardo Cellere.
August 15th: The Last Day in the Life Tour Experience of 2015
We've had a wonderful time this summer with our Day in the Life tour participants! If you haven't had a chance to come out for the day, we're offering one final opportunity for guests to experience the day in the life of a vineyard owner and winemaker. For $75, participants will spend a day with us and see what life on a vineyard is like. Wine enthusiasts will start their day with a hearty, country breakfast to fuel them for the work ahead. Then, try your hand at vineyard or winemaking work. There is always a lot to be done, so winemakers Caroline and Maggie will be there to guide you and explain the importance of each task. After some hard work, a lunch will be provided at the winery. Wine lovers will get to enjoy the fruits of their labour by joining us for a tour of our vineyards, processing room and cellar, while tasting our wonderful estate grown wines. There is a lot to see and taking a hands-on approach is the best way to learn more about the winemaking process. By the end of the day guests will have a whole new appreciation for what's in the bottle. To book your spot for the Day in the Life Tour and Tasting package, please contact email@example.com or call us at 613.399.1048.
August 16th: XPOSED FASHION Photo shoot and photo contest
Calling all photographers! Bring your camera and join XPOSED Designer Award Winners for a day of high fashion and photography in The County. Three designers with the help of a model will showcase their fashion design for you to photograph. One final gallery ready image from each photographer will be showcased in our straw loft for the month of September in honour of fashion month! Photographers, please sign-up via email before Aug 16th at firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 10th: The Grange's Autumn Harvest Party
It may be early to start thinking about the fall, but we're already planning and getting ready for our 2015 autumn harvest. We'd like to invite guests to help by participating first hand in the ultimate experience for wine lovers. Under the guidance of Caroline and Maggie Granger, participants will be taught how to pick and sort grapes while hearing stories of previous harvests. Join us for the day and you will have a new perspective and appreciation for the work and care that goes into each bottle. A hearty county breakfast and lunch will be provided. Numbers are limited so please RSVP to email@example.com.