Certified Sommeliers Tim Askew and Greg Nyman are delighted to again lead an annual pre-Christmas daytrip to three wineries and a country brewpub southwest of Ottawa on Saturday December 9, 2017.
The Ottawa region has seen the launch of several wineries and craft breweries in the last decade. Vineyards are growing hardy northern hybrids and “vinifera” grapes such as Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The quality of many single varietal and blended wines is very good! This is a great learning opportunity; tour wineries and a brewery, meet winemakers, try barrel tastings, sample 15+ wines/beers and purchase holiday beverages and gifts. Space is limited to 20 guests.
9:30am Depart from IKEA Parking Lot close to Chapters
10:00am Kin Vineyards – Tour and Taste kinvineyards.com
11:45am New This Year- Brewery Tour & Lunch at Ashton Pubwww.ashtonbrewingcompany.com
1:30pm Jabulani Vineyard and Winery www.jabulani.com
3:00pm Smokie Ridge Vineyard – Tour and Taste www.smokiesgrapes.com
5:00pm Return to IKEA Parking Lot
Bus transportation and brewery/winery tasting fees, including barrel tastings. Welcome package with tasting tips and notes. Sommelier-led overview of the region, terroir, the wineries and wines. Lunch and Tour at the Ashton Brew Pub (price excludes alcoholic beverages at the pub, please advise of special dietary restrictions when booking). Plenty of bottled water on the bus!
Cost per person is $137.50 (incl. all taxes and gratuities). To reserve space call 613-614-3798 or email firstname.lastname@example.org your name(s), phone number and any dietary restrictions. A deposit of $50 (cash, cheque or interac transfer) is due by 7pm Sunday November 26th to confirm your place. Balance is payable by Wednesday December 6. SPACE IS LIMITED - The 2016 daytrip was sold out!Please Note:
Tim Askew and Greg Nyman are coordinating this as an outing on behalf of the participants. WE ARE NOT professional tour organisers and will not be responsible for any damages or injuries that may be incurred by you or others as a result of your participation in the outing. You will be asked to sign a short waiver (emailed to you upon receipt of your confirmation email) prior to departure.