The London Chapter of the Ontario Wine Society (OWS) embarks on its second annual bus trip to Norfolk County. This is an emerging wine region and their wineries are producing excellent wines in a re-purposing of an agricultural area once know for tobacco farming. NOTE: This is our expected itinerary. However, there may be minor changes made to it before June 10th.
Utilizing both the re-purposed land and facilities, some wines are being produced using the appasimento style. Burning Kiln is a prime example as their kilns have been converted to dry their grapes.
Each winery visited on this bus trip is unique. Bonnieheath Estate Lavender and Winery, Frisky Beaver/Smoke and Gamble, and Burning Kiln Winery will delight you as you experience a vineyard tour and lavender field tour just to name a couple of the activities planned.
Our trip will also take us to Ramblin' Road Brewery for a change of pace. We'll sample excellent craft beers, fresh kettle chips made onsite and Picard's peanuts.
The last stop of the day will be at Quai du Vin Winery in Sparta, near St. Thomas. This winery is the closest to the City of London and has been producing excellent wine for quite some time. Gunn's Hill Artisan Cheese will be on site to provide us with some of their delightful cheeses before we return to London.
NOTE: TICKETS will be sold at both the Dinner Event at Michael's On The Thames on March 28th and online. We encourage you to pay by cheque at the Dinner Event which also serves as our Annual General Meeting which will precede the food and wine. Each member paying by cheque is eligible to win a ticket to a future free tasting.
For those who are unable to attend on March 28th, TICKETS are available by clicking on the link below.