Friday, April 24, 2015

If I Met You In A Scissor Fight, I'd Cut Off Both Your Wings On Principle Alone

Remember when I mentioned that I was a terrible Niagara-born chick, since I hadn't been to many wineries around here? (What, you don't remember? You can't recite every word of every blog post I've ever written? For shame.) Well, I made it my mission to rectify that. And thanks to Samba Days and our wine tasting & tour giveaway, you can too.

A couple of weeks ago, on Good Friday (which all you normal people get off work), my sister and brother-in-law came down for the long weekend and we decided to finally do the Wine & Tour Experience from Samba Days. We chose Tawse Winery, since none of us had ever been there.

From there , it only made sense to hit more wineries. Of course.

But to start, here's a taste of our Tawse visit and what you can win in this week's wine-tastic giveaway.

While on the tour, you learn a lot of cool things about Tawse - they're biodynamic, organic, and use natural gravity flow.

Lots of awards won here.

Sadly, we were here too early in the year to see the animals. Good excuse to go back in the summer? Probably.

Ask how long I held this pose for. Go ahead, ask.

The barrel room.

Pretty sure I couldn't lift one of those if I tried, but that doesn't mean I didn't consider doing it.

Mmmm. Barrel-y.
Check out the legs on that Merlot.

(It's difficult not to make a terrible leg joke in a wine-related post.)

This map outlines the different wine regions of Niagara.

Since we were in the area, we stopped in at Megalomaniac up the road.

My photos never do anything justice, but the view is pretty cool from up on the escarpment.

Red walls, chandeliers, hats and a place to take silly photos? Sold.

And then, since it was nearby, we stopped in at Vineland Estates Winery as well. Because... well, wine. That's why.

Looks kinda like a church.

Would you believe that Hozier's "Take Me To Church" came on the radio on the way here?

I admit that I know next to nothing about wine. I know what I like when I drink it, and that's about the extent of it. The guy at Vineland Estates was really knowledgable, and he handed me this list to help me out. 

Ah, this wine tastes like tobacco, kerosene, and cherry. Yup.

If I'm being technical, we hit another winery after these three - but it was only to pick up dessert (because 13th Street has some amazing stuff). No wine tasting there this time, but it counts!

After dinner, since it was a Friday night, we kinda maybe sorta had to go to Oast House for a pint.

The Easter Bunny said it was a rule, and I'm not one to mess with over sized demonic rabbits who give me chocolate.

So there ya go. Four wineries and a brewery on a Good Friday. Maybe a great Friday.

But let's get back to why you really bothered scrolling down this overly-photo'd post - the giveaway. Right. So here's the info:
  • The Wine & Tour Experience is a full winery tour for two, a tasting (each tasting is unique to the winery, and some include food pairings) and two bottles of the winery's wine
  • there are over 10 different wineries to choose from
  • for full info, visit the website 
As always, use the Rafflecopter widget below to win yourself some touring, some tasting, and some wine. And don't forget - Mother's Day is coming up. I bet yer mom digs wine.

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Jennifer lachance said...

I love Mateus Rosé

Pauline said...

What a great idea! I love Malbecs....:)

Heather said...

What a great contest!

Eileen said...

Riesling for me!
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