For a number of years, Niagara has been considered the leading region for wine production in Ontario, but Prince Edward County is getting some buzz. Picturesque with a real feel of community and cooperation between producers, the area has everything to charm wine lovers. Black Prince Winery is one of the oldest wineries in the region. Established in 2000 by John Sambrook and Geoff Webb, the winery is located on a beautiful 50 acre estate with 10 acres dedicated to vineyards. Drinking and eating locally are important to the owners, perhaps this is why they were the first winery to use local county oak barrels to age their wine. In addition to making their wines, they also help start up wineries by providing them a winemaking facility to make their wines. This week My Wine Canada is featuring Black Prince Winery by offering free shipping on six or more bottles (feel free to mix and match).
Whether you live on the west coast or the east coast, there is no doubt that we’re all anxious to see spring arrive. British Columbia has had an usually cold winter and the east coast is getting hit by a big snowstorm as I write this. Best way to cheer you up? Drinking a bottle of wine while planning your next summer vacation. The County is the perfect place to escape and Black Prince Winery has the ideal set up to receive visitors. In addition to going through their line-up of wine in the tasting room, you can discover some delicious vinegars aged in local oak. Here are some wines you can drink while planning your summer…
A wine we’re very curious to try. Inspired by Oloroso Sherry, the wine is made from 10 year old Chardonnay and aged 36 months in 80 year old sherry cask. Sounds like a delicious aperitif with hard Canadian cheeses and roasted almonds.
Alsace Pinot Gris was the muse when this wine was conceived. Un-oaked, the wine should bring a little bit of sunshine to your day while you’re waiting for the hot weather to arrive. A good match with pan seared scallops.
The region is recognized for its stellar chardonnay. So you should definitely add this to your ordering pack. Always a great match with crab or lobster. Treat yourself.
If you like your Pinot with a touch of oak, this wine should please you. A great pairing with duck and grilled chicken served with mushroom.
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Michelle Bouffard is a wine and spirits educator and a writer who splits her time between Montréal & Vancouver. She is the president of the BC Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers. She Tweets @michellebwine and Instagrams @michellebouffard.