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Taking a pause and reflecting on 2023

We love our community and the runners who come out every year to have some fun and raise some funds to support The ROC (Recreation Outreach Centre Youth Services). Our collective community raised $5000 for The ROC and those funds helped to support the 30-45 youth they serve every day with their hot lunch program.

We had 75 runners and 25 of their friends and family members join us for our 2023 run. Our run partners at Rosehall Run Vineyards kicked off the run with a “pop” of Pixie sparkling wine. Sherry, Saxe, and the crew from Karlo Estates Winery satiated our thirst along with some rocking tunes.

Trail Estate Winery served up some of the County’s finest water and wine. The Grange of Prince Edward Vineyards and Estate Winery and Closson Chase Winery quenched our thirst along the route too. At the finish line, we were welcomed by the team from decanterPEC who were serving up refreshments from The County Cider Co., Parsons Brewing Company, and wines from aforementioned wineries, as well as, from Casa Dea Estates Winery, Hinterland Wine Co., Lacey Estates Vineyard, and Broken Stone Winery.

The crew at The Old Third Vineyard prepared a delicious meal including a post-run snack of white bean hummus served on Humble Bread. Jen and her crew made up a batch of delectable iced Pluck Tea too!

Our runners showed up in fine form and costumes with the Zest Kitchen Shop prize going to the gals who “Run 4 Wine”

We have been putting on the Terroir Run since 2011 and with exceptions for 2020 and 2021 (due to the pandemic) have found the time to contribute back to our community while creating some fun with this event that we run “off the sides of our desks”. With significant commitments in our day jobs (including Rebecca hosting the 2nd Taste of Place Summit in Montreal, QC on May 27 & 28 with her team at the Culinary Tourism Alliance) and following our son’s active lacrosse schedules, we have decided to take a pause this year.

We’ll be back in 2025 and the run may look slightly different – it’s always good to mix things up and use a pause to refresh. We’ll be sure to keep you posted and share updates on our Instagram @TerroirRun. In the meantime, please feel free to reach out with questions, suggestions, and ideas to our email.

Stay happy and healthy, and if you’re in a position to – please donate to The ROC so that they can keep on doing the great work that they do to support youth in Prince Edward County!

Looking for a great wine? Wine not let it come to you with WineAlign’s new Explore the County Case.

This past March our friends at WineAlign partnered with the Prince Edward County Winegrowers Association to organize a comprehensive tasting of current releases of 100 percent VQA wines from the Ontario wine region. From this tasting, 12 wines were selected by the WineAlign Crü to reflect the current state of PEC wines — and this case is now available for purchase. The cost is $590 which includes all taxes and repackaging fees. Delivery is estimated at $20 in Ontario. Wines will ship in early May 2023.

  • Contains 12 bottles from 10 different wineries.
  • The $590 cost includes all taxes and fees.
  • Includes printed, perforated, detailed tasting notes.
  • Delivery to your door is estimated at $20 in Ontario. Cases are scheduled to ship in early May.


The 2023 Terroir Run Registration is OPEN!

Join us on May 27th for our 11th Terroir Run. A fun 10km+ run from Rosehall Run Vineyards to The Old Third Vineyard. The 10km+ course takes runners along country roads lined with vineyards, lavender, and lilacs. Our runners are encouraged to put some ‘Zest’ into the run by dressing in fun costumes.

We provide a bus to take our runners from the finish to the start so that they don’t have to worry about picking up their cars after the post-run lunch. We ask that you identify in the registration process if you will access the shuttle service so that we can prepare accordingly.

This is a boutique running experience for 100 participants – it is not a race. Included in the registration fee is your runner’s bag provided by Wine Country Ontario with a custom Canadian-made t-shirt (70%bamboo rayon/30% organic cotton) from County T-Shirts, your lunch wine glass, shuttle service, and the post-run lunch that includes food and wine/beer/cider/non-alcoholic drinks all from our local partners.

Runner’s registration kits can be picked up at Rosehall Run Vineyards on Friday, May 26th from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM or Saturday, May 27th at The Old Third Vineyard from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. The shuttle to take runners to the starting point leave at 9:30 AM and 9:45 AM. The run starts at 10:00 AM (at Rosehall Run Vineyard).

There are a limited number of post-run lunch-only registrations available so that your non-running friends and family can join in the fun. Please note that we will do our best to accommodate dietary needs.

New for 2023 is a pre-run dinner at Rosehall Run. Registration for the dinner will open by March 15th – for those interested please email to join the waiting list – seating will be limited to 30 guests.

All proceeds from the run are donated to the ROC and Prince Edward County Youth Center to support their food programs.

For places to stay and other delicious and delightful things to do while you’re ‘The County’ please Visit The County.