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.
Sadly, we were here too early in the year to see the animals. Good excuse to go back in the summer? Probably.
Pretty sure I couldn't lift one of those if I tried, but that doesn't mean I didn't consider doing it.
(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.
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