September 17th: The 1st Annual "Time for Nine" Golf Tournament
Anyone who has spent time in The County knows we're all about community and working together. Community Living Prince Edward has partnered up with the Wellington Golf Course to host the 1st annual "Time for Nine" Golf Tournament. Between 1:30 - 6:30 pm, guests will play through 9 holes of golf with a cart amongst PEC wineries, cider companies and food vendors. The Grange of Prince Edward is pleased to be pouring our wines starting at 4:30 pm from the 1st golf hole. Come join us for a fun wine and dine experience in support of a great cause; all proceeds go to finding innovative and affordable housing in PEC. Let's work together as a community and continue to support one another to make our county an even better place to live. To register, please contact email@example.com or call 613-476-6038 x 122 or the Wellington on the Lake Golf Course at 613-399-2357.
September 19th: The Last Day in the Life Tour Experience of 2015
We said last month we'd be holding our last Day in the Life experience, but we've had such a wonderful time this summer with participants we've decided to do one more day! If you haven't had a chance to come out, this will be the 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 is in the bottle. To book your spot for the Day in the Life Tour and Tasting package, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 613.399.1048.
September 25th: Composing Your Photos Workshop with professional photographer Peggy DeWitt
There is nothing quite like the experience of the life on a vineyard, the beautiful pastoral setting, rolling hills, historical rural buildings and country sunsets, making the very photogenic Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery the perfect location for a photo workshop. Spend the day at the Grange Winery with well-known professional photographer Peggy deWitt exploring the vineyard with your camera. Her next workshop is on September 25th: Composing Your Photos. Through lessons, discussions and practical photo ops, participants will learn how good composition will immediately strengthen your photos. Pre-register is required and numbers are limited. For more info or to register call 613-476-1099 or email email@example.com
September 25th Schedule
10:00 - 10:15 - Introductions and course outline
10:15 - 11:30 - Presentation and lecture
11:30 - 12:00 - Wine cellar tour and photo op
12:00 - 12:45 - Wine Tasting & Lunch
12:45 - 1:45 - Spend the afternoon shooting and trying out new techniques, with the supervision of Peggy 1:45-2:00 - Questions and wrap up
September 26th: Taste Community Grown
This September the premier farm-to-table culinary market is back! Wine lovers and foodies will unite at Picton's Crystal Palace for one of the region's biggest culinary celebrations. This year, come out and meet some of PEC's finest and most talented chefs, winemakers, and artisanal food producers. Sample locally produced food, sip on VQA wines, ciders and beers and get to know the farmers that make it all possible. The event runs from 11-5pm for one day only so don't wait too long to buy tickets! For more information or to purchase tickets, visit Taste Community Grown.
September 27th: ROM Egyptologist Gayle Gibson Brings "A Taste of Ancient Egypt" to The County
The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards & Estate Winery will host special event featuring museum secrets, Egypt travel & wine tasting.
In a first-time appearance in Prince Edward County, respected Egyptologist Gayle Gibson, retired just this year from the Royal Ontario Museum, will present a special “Taste of Ancient Egypt” history and travel talk at the Grange of Prince Edward Winery. The special afternoon will focus on exciting new Egyptian sites, history and myths, Egyptology tidbits and travel tips followed by a delightful Grange wine tasting. Gibson will also talk about Ontario’s contributions to Egyptology and share news on her own unique Egypt tour slated for September 2016.
As an Egyptologist and teacher at the ROM for more than 20 years, Ms. Gibson is considered a treasure of the museum herself, and continues to work as a consultant. Her appearance in the region is significant, as Prince Edward County was the birthplace of the ROM’s first Egypt collections, including the iconic ROM mummy, Antjau, who was procured by ROM founder Charles Currelly from a Cobourg dealer in the early 20th century. Currelly himself retired in Port Hope where he lived until his death in the late 1950s.
“I am most excited to speak on ancient Egypt in this storied region and at the beautiful Grange vineyard,” says Gibson. “In this talk, I’ll share my enthusiasm for Canada’s proud part in Egyptology – while I also give an idea of what you can actually experience if you go to the country today.”
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-978-0544 -This event will sell out!
Admission: $15 in advance or $20 at the door tasteofancientegypt.eventbrite.ca